Cattaraugus County Department of Aging
The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging provides many services for older adults and caregivers located in Cattaraugus County.
Home safety programs:
Nutrition and Wellness Programs:
Adult Day Care Services:
Caregiver Support Services:
For information about any of these programs, contact the Cattaraugus County Department of Aging.
(716) 373-8032 or 1-800-432-2901
One Leo Moss Drive, Olean, NY
NYS Cancer Services Program
The CSP is a New York State cancer
screening program. We provide breast,
cervical and colon (also called colorectal)
cancer screenings and follow-up services
at no cost to women and men who:
• Live in New York State
• Do not have health insurance
• Have health insurance with a cost
share that makes the cost of screening
• Meet the program rules for age
Check out their brochure!
Cancer Services Program of Steuben, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties
Alzheimer's Association of WNY
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides supports and information related to the specific challenges related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
The Alzheimer's Association offers resources such as the Alzheimer's Navigator. It helps guide Caregivers to answers by creating a personalized action plan and linking to information, support and local resources. They also offer a Caregiver Center that provides links to resources and training for caregivers.
2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville
HomeCare and Hospice
HomeCare & Hospice offers home care services including skilled medical services such as medication administration, wound care and catheterization.
Additionally, home care services such as help with bathing, toileting, meal preparation, housekeeping are provided. Respite services are also available.
The hospice program of HomeCare & Hospice provides medical care and emotional support for patients and their families coping with a terminal illness.
For additional information about programs available, contact HomeCare & Hospice
1225 W State Street, Olean
Interfaith Caregivers is a volunteer organization that provides transportation free of charge to local appointments in the Olean area. Please allow 3 - 5 days for scheduling.
212 Laurens Street, Olean
The Linwood Center
The Linwood Center is a social model adult day care center in Allegany, NY. Services are provided to adults over age 60 who require additional support to remain independent in their homes. Services include: breakfast and lunch, socialization, therapeutic activities, assistance with personal care and case management.
(716) 375-4740 ext. 120
3799 South Nine Mile Road Allegany
NY Connects provides information about local services and supports for people of all ages or with any type of disability. NY Connects services can be accessed online at http://www.nyconnects.ny.gov/ or in person at the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging or Directions in Independent Living.
Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging
One Leo Moss Drive, Olean
Directions in Independent Living
512 West State Street, Olean
Seneca Nation Area Office for the Aging
The Seneca Nation Area Office for the Aging (SNI AOA) was established to ensure that Seneca Elders have the opportunity to age with dignity, manage their own lives and remain independent and productive members of the Seneca community and within their families.
Services provided include, expanded in home service for the elderly program, nutrition, exercise, senior support services/ caregiver respite, minor home repair, daily trips, rides, medical transport, legal services, recreation/crafts, information and referral outreach and on-site dietitian.
90 Ohiyo Way, Salamanca
12837 Route 438, Irving
Sister's place is a home environment for people who want independence with the security of structure and friendly, caring staff. Sister's place provides a family atmosphere and is a potential alternative to assisted living facilities and/or nursing homes.
Services provided include: home-cooked meals, housekeeping, laundry and access to 24 hour staff. Respite services are also available.
120-122 South First St.
Olean, NY 14760
Total Senior Care
Total Senior Care is a Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Total Senior Care provides a wide array of services including: case management, physician, hospital, and nursing home care. The program is designed for adults 55 years old or older, who wish to live at home, but need assistance in order to remain independent.
Total Senior Care also offers Daybreak. DayBreak is a social program for adults who may need assistance with activities of daily living. DayBreak provides activities and socialization in a supervised and safe setting. Services include an individualized plan of care, socialization, assistance with personal care, therapeutic recreational activities and nutritious meals and snacks. Individuals attend on a planned basis, ranging from one to five days per week, either full or half days, depending on individual or caregiver needs. Daybreak is offered in Olean, Gowanda or Wellsville.
For more information about these programs, contact Total Senior Care.
519 N. Union Street, Olean
Venture Forthe provides personal assistance services to help individuals with safely staying in their homes. Services include:
242 N. Union Street, Olean
Visiting Nursing Association (VNA) of WNY
The VNA of WNY provides medically-based home care services for individuals in Western New York. Services include in-home nursing, rehabilitation services, telehealth monitoring and more.
For more information about programs and services offered, contact the VNA of WNY.
130 S. Union Street, Olean
WILLCARE provides a wide array of home care services that can assist a person in safely remaining in their homes. Services range from medically-based services such as nursing or therapy services to personal care aide services.
For more information about programs and services offered, contact WILLCARE.
2211 W. State Street, Suite 123,
Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS)
This program is available for Medicaid-eligible individuals with a severe disability or chronic illness. The program allows severely disabled and/or chronically ill individuals to hire, train and supervise the personal assistant of their choice. Anyone except the individual's spouse can be hired as a personal assistant. Additional information about the CDPAS program can be obtained from Directions in Independent Living at 716-373-4602 or http://www.oleanilc.org/
New York State Caregiving and Respite Association
AARP Caregiving Resources
Caregiver Action Network
Family Caregiver Alliance
Walk-In Bathtub Resources
Walk-in bathtubs come equipped with safety features for people with limited mobility. Therapeutic features vary, but generally, all walk-in tubs have the same safety features including a low step-in threshold, watertight entrance door, built-in seating and anti-slip floors.
Elder Care Planning
We know that providing care to your aging loved ones is an important responsibility. Whether you’re helping them age in place at home or looking for an assisted living or nursing home, we’re here for you so you can be there for them.
Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. They provide up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors, treatment options, and more.
Trips and falls happen, but many of them can be prevented. The link below serves as a useful tool to educate and provide resources on improvements in the home and workplace to create a safer environment.
Prevent Trips and Falls: Design and Layout Considerations (krislindahl.com)
Caregiving can often times be a stressful responsibility, that may come unexpectedly. Although, you may not always be prepared, there are some helpful articles to get you up and running. Below are some helpful tips and tricks to make the transition easier.
Caregiving Basics: Things to Prepare When Taking Care of Seniors – Gloves.com
Caregiving at an Early Age
Many times when we think of caregivers, we think of adults. This may not always be the case. There are 1.3 million caregivers between the ages of 8 and 18 in the US. Young caregivers may need additional help and support. Here are some ways to help, and support a young caregiver.
Caregiving at an Early Age | Get Healthy Stay Healthy