The Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter, works with a number of agencies to provide information on caregiver and patient resources available across our eight-county service region, as well as on-line.
Below are links to a number of on-line sites that can help you find answers and specialized care:
Service Providers in WNY
The Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter, compiles lists of service providers in our eight-county community. These lists include adult care facilities, adult day care services, home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities. By clicking on the service provider categories below, you will find a listing of agencies organized by county, with contact information. Please note: the Alzheimer's Association provides these lists as a resource and does not specifically endorse the services of the agencies listed.
A great first step in locating a dementia specialist is to talk with your Primary Care Physician about referral options in your area. Another option is contacting your insurance provider directly for a list of physicians within your specific provider network.
Locating an Elder Law Attorney
A great first step in locating an elder law attorney is to contact the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Here, you may be able to access information about obtaining an attorney or about referral options in your area.
For additional information, please visit the New York State Bar Association website by clicking here, or call the lawyer referral number at 1.800.342.3661.
Another option to consider is contacting the New York State Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Inc. (NAELA). Click here to search for an elder law attorney in your area.
Alzheimer's Association: Community Resource Finder
Community Resource Finder provides access to comprehensive listings of local Alzheimer's resources, community programs and services. This broad-based database makes it easy to quickly search, find and access the support you need. CLICK HERE to access the database.
Service Providers: Request to be Added
To add your organization to Community Resource Finder, visit: www.communityresourcefinder.org, scroll to the bottom of the page, and find "Providers: Request to be added or update your profile here." The word 'here' on that page links to a form to input your information. Simply follow the prompts to register and create an account with Community Resource Finder.
2-1-1 WNY provides access to a wide variety of health and human services organizations across the Western New York region. If you need information that is not available via the Community Resource Finder (above), this site may have the information you need.
Alzheimer's Navigator is an innovative online tool that creates customized and comprehensive action plans, based on answers you provide to some short online surveys.