The Caregiver Program of SNAP is committed to the well-being of the informal caregiver and provides supportive services at home, in the community and by telephone.
Informal caregivers are:
- Family/Friends caring for someone 60 years and older who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other chronic illness.
- Older relatives (NOT parents) 55+ caring for children 18 and younger.
- Older relatives (NOT parents) 55+ caring for 18-59 years of age with disabilities.
Respite refers to a temporary, short-term break provided to caregivers through individual home care services, social adult day group programs and/or overnight care at a facility in the community.
Supplemental services help to alleviate the financial burden of caregiving by assisting with the purchase of medical supplies or providing some financial assistance toward other expenses related to the care-receiver’s needs.
Supportive one-on-one counseling can be conducted in your home, our office, over the phone or in a location of choice with a social worker to help you navigate through caregiving issues and responsibilities.
The Caregiver Program of SNAP facilitates support groups throughout Eastern Queens to meet caregivers where they are in their caregiving journey. Support groups include an Adult Child Caregiver group, Working Caregiver group, spouses group conducted over the phone, and a bereavement group for caregivers who recently lost the person they were caring for.
Informational sessions are given by staff or professional experts on various topics as it relates to caregiving.
Caseworkers and social workers are available to provide information, referrals, and resources helpful in the caregiving role. Assistance with benefits and entitlements for the Care-Receiver is also available.
To Join the Caregiver Program
An intake over the phone by one of our experienced staff members will be conducted first. Afterwards, a case worker or social worker will conduct a home visit or meet with you in the office to discuss your needs as a caregiver and the ways in which the program can best assist with services. We look forward to working with you and your loved ones.
To schedule an intake over the phone, please call 718-527-5380.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
The Caregiver Program of SNAP serves Queens Community Districts 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.