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NY Connects Point Of Entry

Our mission is to provide Schoharie County residents of all ages and their care givers information and education on long term care resources.

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What is NY Connects Schoharie County?

NY Connects provides information on services currently available , such as personal care, transportation, meals, therapy visits and many others.

NY Connects provides information on agencies that may help in the care of your loved one.

NY Connects provides assistance in obtaining services and, as needed, funding information for those services.

NY Connects provides education to the public on long term care options.

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What is Long Term Care?

Long term care is defined by the Department of Health and Human Services as: "a range of medical and/or social services designed to help people who have disabilities or chronic care needs." These services will be needed for a period of six months or longer. Services may be needed by anyone of any age, including children and adults with physical or chronic illness as well as the elderly. It also includes anyone with developmental or emotional disabilities.

Long term care services may include the medical, social, housekeeping or rehabilitation services a person needs over an extended period of time in order to improve or maintain health or daily function. These services can be provided at sites in the community where a person lives, in a person's own home, in a residential setting or in a nursing home.

Easy access to NY Connects Schoharie County:

  • Call 518-295-2001 between 9 am and 5 pm weekdays, or leave a message after hours. We will return call the next business day.
    (This is not a crisis line. Please call 911 if you have a medical emergency)
  • Email us at:
  • Write to us at:
        NY Connects Schoharie County
        c/o Office for the Aging
        113 Park Place Suite 3
        Schoharie, NY 12157
  • Go to for more information on programs in other New York counties.
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How Did NY Connects Develop?

    NY Connects is a first step towards providing comprehensive, accessible and affordable long term care that supports consumer choice and independence. It is part of a plan for revising how we provide and pay for long term care for all of New York State's citizens. Although it is a joint effort of the State Department of Health and the State Office for the Aging, program control is maintained at the county level.