The needs of Suffolk county seniors are diverse and complex, ranging from housing to healthcare to basic companionship. Family Service League offers a number of vital senior care programs to meet them, advocating for aging seniors and critical support and respite for the caregivers who love them.
We offer both group and individual counseling and educational resources for caregivers of an aging or elderly loved one at eight locations throughout Suffolk county. Weekly counseling sessions are available to help the caregiver handle their stress, better understand their role and options, and secure any assistance that may be available. Educational sessions are provided to community groups and businesses in a “lunch and learn” format, with topics such as dementia, elder law, nutrition and long-term care planning. Groups run in Commack, East Northport, East Hampton, Selden, Riverhead, and Wading River.
This program matches homeowners age 55 or older who have available bedrooms with adults who need affordable housing. Home sharers often help with chores for little or no rental charge, while providing homeowners with companionship, safety and security. A one-time fee of $100 from both the homeowner and sharer is required to participate.
Bay Shore, NY
This new Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC) program engages Greenport residents 60 and over. Services include assistance navigating and accessing health and social service systems, transportation, and social, recreational, and volunteer activities.
This program improves the quality of life for residents living in licensed long-term care facilities including skilled nursing homes, assisted living, adult homes and family type homes for adults in Suffolk County. FSL volunteers (“ombudsmen”) certified by the New York State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program visit residents weekly to resolve any issues they are having and to assure their rights are protected and they receive the necessary care and services to maintain their quality of life. Ombudsmen also serve as advocates fighting to reform long-term care policies and other issues impacting residents of long-term care facilities.
To become an ombudsman:
The NHTD waiver offers persons with disabilities who have Medicaid and who qualify for nursing home care an opportunity to continue living independently in the community. The NYS Medicaid-waiver program offers a wide range of special support services including re-teaching basic skills, environmental modifications to provide accessibility and safety to homes, community transitional services and intensive service coordination.
Mastic Beach, NY
This volunteer organization provides computer and technology training for seniors age 50 and over. Classes on a variety of computer programs and the internet—from beginner to advanced—are offered at our Blue Point and Huntington locations.