Programs and Services


24-Hour Helpline

Call us (646) 744-2900, use our online form or email us at helpline@caringkindnyc.org.

You can reach us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in 200 languages. This is the only number you need to connect with New York City’s dementia experts. Our Helpline Specialists can provide you with the most up-to-date information, education and support. We’re here for you.

You can also call us for emotional support –– as often as you need. We know that living with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming at times. Remember, we are here for you –– all day, every day.

Our free programs are made possible by the generous support of our donors.
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Social Work Services

Our social workers provide in-depth, personalized consultations for individuals and families facing the decisions and challenges associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Our professional social workers address each family’s unique concerns to develop a care plan. Social workers can meet, by appointment, in person in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island or by phone and email.

Early Stage Center

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Stage Center provides a supportive environment and specialized programs for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or an early form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Care partners, family members and professionals will also find an array of educational resources, counseling and support available to them.

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Education & Training

Our training and education programs help you understand and navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving. We provide knowledge and skills to help you more successfully care for someone with dementia and take care of yourself.

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Support Groups

Support Groups provide a comfortable place to discuss caregiving challenges, share your feelings and emotional support. Talking with people who truly understand will help you feel less alone as you confront the many challenges of caregiving. Support Groups take place in multiple languages throughout the five boroughs.

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MedicAlert® NYC Wanderer’s Safety Program

Everyone with dementia is at risk for wandering. Our Wanderer’s Safety Program provides a safety net for your family member and for you in the event someone is missing or found. Our 24-hour nationwide emergency response service provides assistance in finding people who have wandered locally or far from home, or who have a medical emergency.

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TogetherWeCare® by CaringKind

Connecting trained home care workers with the families who need them.

Are you a family member looking to hire private home care workers? Together We Care posts profiles of graduates of our Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers, making it easier for families to find the right person for their needs.

Create a free profile, post an ad, and start searching on www.TogetherWeCare.com.

Connect2Culture®

Our cultural arts program, connect2culture®, creates and promotes unique opportunities for people living with dementia and their caregivers to stimulate conversation and engagement through art, music and dance.

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Conferences

CaringKind's Interfaith Conference for Clergy Held annually to help communities of faith and their leaders increase awareness and meet the needs of the growing number of congregants affected by AD and other dementias.

Annual Meeting Held annually to update the community on progress in Alzheimer’s research, the meeting hosts a panel of leading scientists and clinicians, who present their work to members of the scientific community, persons with dementia, family members, caregivers and dementia care professionals.

Professional Training

Our experienced training staff offers programs to sensitize professionals and para-professionals to the special needs of people with dementia and their families. We offer individualized training to providers of home care as well as staff of adult day care programs, nursing homes, assisted living residences, social service agencies, pastoral ministries, and others.

Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers - A seven-week, nationally recognized program that specifically aims to help direct care workers provide the highest quality of care to persons with dementia. Learn more

Support Group Leaders Training - An opportunity for health care professionals and former caregivers to learn how to lead caregiver or early stage groups. Learn more

Family Caregiver Workshops - A ten-hour, interactive program designed to improve the quality of life of a family caregiver and the person with dementia. Topics covered include: Understanding Dementia, Effective Communication Strategies, All Behaviors Have Meaning, Safety in the Home, Caring for the Caregiver, and Designing Strength-Based Activities. Learn more

Emergency & Special Assistance Funds / The Minna and Jack M. Pollock Respite Fund

These funds offer financial aid designed to assist caregiving families to access respite services for brief periods of time, or to provide relief when there is an emergency.

For more information please call our 24-hr Helpline at (646) 744-2900.

Find Local Resources

We provide an online tool for listings of services including diagnostic centers, home care agencies, adult day care programs, hospice, free legal services, and respite services.

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Home Delivered Meals

Through a partnership with God’s Love We Deliver, nutritious meals are delivered to the homes of people with dementia who, because of their illness, cannot shop or cook for themselves. Caregivers of people with dementia are also eligible for service.

For more information please call our 24-hr Helpline at (646) 744-2900.

Nursing Home and Residential Care Initiative

This initiative works to minimize the trauma of placement for patients, ease the transition for families, and train/support the staff. The program aims to improve treatment of residents through changing the culture of care in nursing homes and other residential facilities.

Diversity & Outreach

Diversity and outreach efforts are designed to extend our programs and services, including education, information, training, referrals, support, advocacy and volunteerism to ethnically diverse populations. We have created linguistically appropriate informational materials and offers educational sessions to community members and professionals in Spanish and Chinese. The African-American, Chinese and Latino Outreach programs seek to meet the specific needs of these communities by increasing awareness of, and participation in, our programs and services.

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Healthcare Outreach

Our Healthcare Outreach program informs physicians and their office staff about the services of CaringKind to facilitate referrals of persons with dementia and their caregivers to us. Prescription for Care, a useful “Rx” pad, provides information about our core support and education services—all free and non-medical—to supplement a physician care plan.

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Speakers Bureau

Trained volunteers are available to provide presentations on Alzheimer’s disease and CaringKind to audiences including community organizations, corporations, senior centers, clubs, congregations, schools and others.

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Volunteer Services

Over 500 individuals volunteer their time to support the our work including: Support Group Leadership, Helpline, Speakers Bureau (English, Spanish, Chinese), Advocacy and Translation Services.

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Our free programs are made possible by the generous support of our donors.
To make a donation, click here.