Additional Caregiver Resources
The New York State Office for the Aging and Nassau County Office for the Aging have partnered with Trualta to offer the web-based caregiver education and support platform at no cost to any unpaid caregiver in New York State to address social isolation and expand caregiver supports.
Caregivers provide critical support to people of all ages, including those living with dementia; older individuals who need support to age in place; adults living with disabilities. Older relatives providing care to children who are younger than 18 are also considered caregivers.
Trualta's evidence-based caregiver training and support platform helps families build skills to manage care at home for loved ones of any age. It also connects to local resources and support services by delivering personalized education, training, and informative links.
Once registered, caregivers can select personalized training and track their progress on topics like self-care, stroke recovery, dementia care, medication management, and more. Users can log-in from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. There are an estimated 4.1 million caregivers in New York State who provide 2.68 billion hours of unpaid care. Sixty percent worry about caring for a loved one. Trualta teaches critical skills to reduce caregiver stress levels and increase confidence in one's caregiving abilities.
How to Register
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Kinship Care refers to grandparents, other relatives, and even family friends who are caring for children. Most Kinship Caregivers are not foster parents and provide full-time care for children privately.
Some challenges that Kinship Caregivers face include but are not limited to, financial and family stability, legal issues, parenting again or for the first time, children with mental health issues and caregivers being unprepared, for this new responsibility.
For all kinship families in New York State, the Kinship Navigator serves all kinship families with information, referrals, and assistance via its website and toll-free telephone line.
For More Information Call the Kinship Navigator Help Line at (877) 454-6463 or visit https://www.nysnavigator.org/.