NY Connects

NY Connects is a service for people of all ages, any disability, and caregivers. NY Connects can work with anyone who needs information on long term services and supports — children or adults with disabilities, older adults, family members and caregivers, friends or neighbors, veterans, and helping professionals.

NY Connects can help you with a variety of long-term care needs including:

• Find care and support

• Remain independent

• Understand care options

• Find transportation

• Learn about supports in caregiving

• Find supported employment programs

• Get answers about Medicare

• Apply for Medicaid and other benefits

Community long term services and supports are designed to help people remain healthy and independent and include:

Personal care services

• Preparing meals

• Housekeeping

• Bathing

• Transportation

• Home safety and accessibility

• Household finances

Education and Counseling

• Independent living skills

• Supported employment

• Adult education

• Building occupational skills 

Behavioral Health/Developmental Supports and Services

• Intellectual/developmental disability supports and services

• Mental health services

• Substance use disorder services

Health and Wellness

• Abuse prevention and protection

• Managing chronic conditions

• Building community relationships