From Buffalo News Article, January 21, 2015
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Of special interest to aging residents who need help to continue living at home, the budget allocates $25 million in increased funding for caregiver respite services and assistance in finding caregiving support, along with more funding for Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Centers and the Alzheimer’s Disease Community Assistance Program.
The state AARP praised Cuomo’s backing of the Caregiver Support Initiative to provide training and other assistance for informal caregivers who will be responsible for patients who are being discharged from health care facilities. About three million people in New York are either full- or part-time informal caregivers for a family member or loved one.