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Long Term Care - DUTCHESS NY Connects
27 High St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-2555  (845) 486-2599
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Office For The Aging
Mary Kaye Dolan, Director



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DUTCHESS NY Connects, is the long term care services division of the Dutchess County Office For The Aging.  

DUTCHESS NY Connects will provide information, referral, assessment, and case management for people, regardless of age, who need help to remain at home, or who are thinking about or require residential health care facility services or other alternative living assistance. They provide an unbiased assessment of a client's total needs. All information is kept confidential.

DUTCHESS NY Connects can help to arrange for the provision of home care, and long term care services. Home care services can include homemaking and/or personal care tasks.

Call DUTCHESS NY Connects at (845) 486-2555

DUTCHESS NY Connects will provide access to:

  • EISEP In Home Services Program
  • Title III-E Program
  • Long term Home Health Care Program
  • Medicaid Personal Care Services
  • Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Attendant Program
  • Medicaid Care at Home Program
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems
  • Assisted Living Program
  • Adult Day Care
  • Respite
  • Foster Family Care for Adults

Other DUTCHESS NY Connects services include:

  • Information on all long term care services
  • In-hospital discharge planning consultation
  • In-home assessment when appropriate 
  • Care plan development/care management
  • Referral to appropriate care providers
  • Case management, including sources of funding for care
  • Home care arranged as appropriate
  • Coordination and monitoring of services
  • Assessment for assistance with residential healthcare facilities and adult home admissions
  • Nursing assessment for Medicaid funded private duty nursing for adults and children

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Mary Kaye Dolan,Director Mary Kaye Dolan
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