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Caregivers Resources: General Materials & Services

Caregiving Basics

Caregiving: Who are caregivers? -- Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

"Caregivers provide care to people who need some degree of ongoing assistance with everyday tasks on a regular or daily basis. The recipients of care can live either in residential or institutional settings, range from children to older adults, and have chronic illnesses or disabling conditions."

The Caregiver Role -- Caregiving 101: On Being a Caregiver - Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving (FCA)

"Caregivers can be spouses, partners, adult children, parents, other relatives (siblings, aunts, nieces/nephews, in-laws, grandchildren), friends, neighbors. ...
You may be employed full or part-time. You may be raising children, or be a volunteer, a spouse, have other family commitments. ...You might need to navigate social service systems, call doctors while you’re at work, advocate for the care receiver, and take care of their day-to-day needs, while you try to do all of those same things for yourself and your family."

Caregivers - MedlinePlus


New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition (NYSCRC)

Respite is planned or emergency care provided  to a child or adult with special needs in order to provide temporary relief to family caregivers who are caring for that child or adult.

Assistance can be offered by: government agencies, nonprofits, employers.


Caregiver Action Network

Extension Services

The Poughkeepsie Public Library District offers extension services to patrons who are unable to get to the library. The service is by application and certification. Individuals (or their caregivers) who are interested in home visits should print the application and submit it to the Library District.


Applicants must be residents of the City or Town of Poughkeepsie. Certification must be completed. All patron records are confidential. 

  • The application takes 1-7 days to process.
  • Once approved, William Ahlbach or Dawn Lopez will be in contact to arrange the first visit and ask if they should bring any library materials with them.
  • During that visit a library card can be issued if the patron does not already have one.
  • Deliveries are made weekly.

For additional questions please contact either:

Name: Phone: Email:

William 

Ahlbach

(845) 485-3445 

x3401

wahlbach

@poklib.org

Dawn 

Lopez

(845) 485-3445 

x3412

dlopez

@poklib.org

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