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    Taxonomy Code: PH-1400.1900-230

    Programs that use "friendly visitors" (usually volunteers but also paid hourly companions) to call on people who are hospitalized or in another institutional setting, who are homebound or socially isolated due to disability or old age, or otherwise lack companionship with the objective of brightening their day and helping them to maintain contact with the outside world by reading, talking, listening, writing letters or performing other similar tasks.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Health/Medical Care ServicesService includes social interaction, light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation for appointments, medication reminders, and supervision to ensure health, safety and well being.AlbanyHOME HEALTH CAREATTENTIVE HOME COMPANIONS
    Home Care ServicesThe goal of this agency is for volunteers to provide seniors with help to live in their homes as long as possible. Provides friendly visiting, transportation, respite, shopping, errands, light housekeeping, handy-helping, telephone assurance, information-referral. Recruits volunteers who are compassionate, honest, trustworthy, and dependable.SchenectadyIN HOME ASSISTANCECARE LINKS OF SOUTHERN SARATOGA COUNTY
    Home Care ServicesAssists in light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, errands, incidental transportation such as shopping and doctor appointments, outpatient-same day surgery companionship services, sleepover service, short term respite Assists with home helper services, companionship, safety and supervision, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, transportation to appointments & shopping, grocery shopping, errands. Services also provide personal care in bathing, toileting, assist with transfers, feeding, walking, and positioning. AlbanyIN HOME ASSISTANCEHOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE - ALBANY, SCHENECTADY AND RENSSELAER COUNTIES
    Home Care ServicesHome Instead provides affordable non-medical, companionship, and home helper services to the elderly to assist them in maintaining their independence. Services include companionship, light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, errands, incidental transportation including shopping and doctor appointments, outpatient-same day surgery companionship services, sleepover service, short term respite, hospital-sitter services, and will coordinate services with other community service providers.SaratogaIN HOME ASSISTANCEHOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE - SARATOGA, WARREN AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES
    Senior ServicesProvides assistance for seniors from volunteers in the community. Assistance with respite, home visits, errands, shopping, transportation, telephone check-ins and more.SaratogaCOMMUNITY CONNECTIONSSARATOGA SENIOR CENTER
    Senior ServicesWorks to enhance the fullness of life for older adults living independently in the community. Provides services to seniors, which would help them remain in their homes, and continue to be a part of their community. Services include friendly visits, companionship assistance, transportation and shopping assistance, spiritual care, health education and counseling, network to community agencies, advocacy for quality care.EssexFRIENDSHIP VOLUNTEER, VOLUNTEER PARISH NURSE AND CAREGIVER ADVOCATE SERVICES PROVIDED TO ELDERS IN THE TRI-LAKES REGION OF THE ADIRONDACKSMERCY CARE FOR THE ADIRONDACKS
    Senior ServicesProvides senior outreach workers to provide information about available resources in the community, assist with benefits/insurance information and applications, serve as advocates when seniors are having problems attaining services, and friendly visiting. Other services include a telephone reassurance system, where calls are made to homebound or frail elderly individuals to make sure they are okay. Also provides medical-based transportation for homebound or senors who can no longer drive.ClintonSENIOR OUTREACHJOINT COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY OF CLINTON AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES
    Support ServicesFort Hudson Community Companions is a non-medical companion service for individuals in the community requiring or requesting a continuous or intermittent companion for safety, socialization, etc. Services include transportation, meal preparation, shopping, medication reminders, etc. WashingtonFORT HUDSON COMMUNITY COMPANIONSFORT HUDSON HEALTH SYSTEM
    Support ServicesThis program may be able to provide home delivered meals, transportation to medical appointments and case assistance to seniors recently discharged from the hospital in an effort to reduce hospital readmission. Eligible recipients will receive an average of 14-30 days of services.AlbanyPASST PROGRAMSENIOR SERVICES OF ALBANY

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