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Caregiver Resources

Local resources for caregivers.

Don't forget to check out our blogs and forums to share and ask advice by fellow caregivers in the community.

716.858.8526

716.886.1242

Equipment Resources

Local alternative resources for obtaining equipment.

(716) 832-2542

210 St Amelia Dr, Tonawanda

(716) 836-1168

315 Alberta Dr, Amherst

Medical Equipment Donation

CPAP machines

Donation

Selling of used equipment

Medical Equipment Donations

Project C.U.R.E 

Donate Good Stuff

Med-Eq

In-Home Care

Local resources that provide in-home services/care.

716.858.8526

716.754.8313

May be able to provide and cover the cost of a caregiver- restrictions do apply

Connect you with over 200 caregivers to find the one perfect for you. They do not cover salary.

Transportation

Local transportation services

(716) 858-7433

Paratransit Program

*no charge

*no charge

Other

Insurance

Insurance can be confusing, but there is more help out there than you think!

A lot of extra services provided by insurances and other organizations only apply if you qualify for Medicaid. If you already have Medicaid be sure you are enrolled in appropriate health plan (MLTC) and if you don't think you qualify for Medicaid think again...
If you are currently making too much to qualify for Medicaid, read this information regarding Pooled Trusts and reach out to a lawyer to help you get started with the process.  

MLTC (Managed Long Term Care) 
Elderwood

Pooled Trust Assistance
Center for Elder Law & Justice
WNY Pooled Trust

 

Abse

Elder Abuse Reporting
As a nonprofit that works with older adults and fights for quality of care, we felt it was necessary to provide this information.

Eldercare Locator

Suspected abuse in home- NYS

Suspected abuse in nursing home- NYS

Elder Abuse Hotline

Erie County Dept. Senior Services

What is elder abuse?

Per NYS social services law section 473

Physical: non-accidental use of force that results in bodily injury, pain or impairment. 

Emotional: Willful infliction of mental or emotional anguish by threat, humiliation, intimidation or other abusive conduct. Including isolating or frightening. 

Active neglect: Willful failure by a caregiver to fulfill caretaking functions and responsibilities. This includes abandonment, deprivation of food, medication, water, heat, cleanliness, eyeglasses, dentures of health-related services. 

Passive neglect: non-willful failure to fulfill caretaking responsibilities because of inadequate caregiver knowledge, infirmity or disputing the value of prescribed services. 

Signs of Neglect

bedsores, broken bones, bruises, burns, dehydration, insomnia, malnutrition, new medical conditions, poor personal hygiene, personality changes and unexplained injuries. 

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Abuse Statistics

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