An estimated 390,000 New Yorkers care for someone in their life who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Many caregivers in this position face a high level of stress. Among the hundreds of caregivers that Sunnyside Community Services’ Care NYC program has served, approximately 35% reported very high levels of stress at some point during the past year.
Sunnyside Community Services’ Care NYC program provides free services which help to reduce caregiver stress, including temporary respite (in-home) care that can provide a break.
Sunnyside Community Services is a multi-service, community-based, not-for-profit agency that provides programs for individuals of all ages. SCS serves approximately 14,000 people each year including children, youth, adults, and seniors. The Care NYC program at SCS helps caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia with free services including counseling and wellness workshops offered in all five boroughs of New York City.
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