What is NY Connects?
Finding the right services and supports to meet your needs can be very confusing.
NY Connects is a trusted place that gives you information about available options whether you are paying for services yourself, through insurance, or are eligible for a government program.

What kind of help can I get from Rensselaer County NY Connects?
Information about:
• Home Care
• Caregiver Supports
• Care Coordination
• Respite Care
• Transportation
• Home Delivered Meals
• Health Insurance Information
• And more

NY Connects staff can also help link you to available long term services and supports.

What are long term services and supports?
Long term services and supports (also known as long term care) include a range of services and supports that can help people of all ages remain independent in their daily lives.
Long term services and supports are both medical and non-medical services that help to maintain or improve daily functioning and health. Services can be provided at home, in community-based settings such as a senior center, community center or day care, or residential settings such as Assisted Living Residences, or in nursing homes.

Who does NY Connects serve?
Anyone who needs information on long term services and supports:
• A child or an adult with a disability
• An older adult
• Family members and caregivers
• Friends or neighbors
• Helping professionals

Easy access to NY Connects of Rensselaer County:
• Call 518-270-2767 between 9 am and 5 pm weekdays, or leave a message after hours. We will return call the next business day.

(This is not a crisis line. Please call 911 if you have a medical emergency)

•Email us at: NYConnects@rensco.com

• Write to us at:
Rensselaer County Office for the Aging
Attn: NY Connects
1600 7th Ave
Troy, NY 12180

•Go to www.nyconnects.ny.gov for more information on programs in other New York counties.

Links

NY Connects Brochure

NY Connects Spanish Brochure

Adult Day Services in the Capital Region

Housing Options for Senior Adults in the Capital Region

Rensselaer County National Alliance on Mental Illness

2017 Benefits Checklist for Older Adults Health Programs in Rensselaer County

Rensselaer County Resource Guide

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Long-Distance Caregiving: Twenty Questions and Answers

Home Modification Tips

7 Signs Your Loved One May Be Ready for Assisted Living

Planning For Long-term Care Resource Guide

Health Care Notebook

LGBT Resources

LGBT Elder Hotline

Tenant Rights

Home Visiting Physicians

Capital District Diabetes Guide

Friendship Line

Veterans Resource Guide

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