Aging at Schenectady ARC

With increasing advances in healthcare, people, including those with disabilities, are living much longer lives. In turn this is creating a higher demand for aging related services. Statistically, most individuals with a developmental disability are at the same risk for developing dementia as the general population according to recent data form the Alzheimer’s Association. However, those with Down’s Syndrome tend to be at a higher risk and are usually diagnosed with dementia at an earlier age and experience a faster and more severe decline. At Schenectady ARC we have developed new and innovative programs to assist individuals in our community as they age.

Aging Service Flyer

More ways we can help you at Schenectady ARC

The Schenectady ARC Aging Committe can help guide and support you and your family from the first signs of aging related concerns.

Our aging committee staff are avialable as a resource to staff, families, and individuals who are dealing with the effects of aging or Alzheimer's. We are avialble to provide guidance and support from the first signs of aging related concerns.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at aging@arcschenectady.org
(For privacy reasons please do not reference names of individuals in your emails.)

Some of the services available at Schenectady ARC include:

Training
• Basic aging
• Helping people with I/DD & Dementia or Alzheimer's
• Environmental Modifications
• Grief and Loss
• Peer/Housemate support
• Virtual Dementia Tour™ (sensitivity experience)

Dementia specific support include:
• Dementia evaluations and testing
• Individualized Dementia Support Guidelines

Environmental Modification and Relocation suggestions:
• Moving tips to help ease the transition [link]
• Considering a new home? check these helpful tips [link]

Caregiver support:
• Caregiver Information packet; information on Aging, Alzheimer's/Dementia and Developmental Disabilities [link]
• Caregiver resources listing [link]

End of Life concerns:
New York Health Care Proxy Form
Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Form
• HOSPICE care [link]

Contact the Aging Committee