About NY Connects


Contact Us

Do You Need Help to Stay at Home?

The NY Connects staff will help you determine your long term care needs.

Supported by:

Fulton County Office for Aging,
Andrea Fettinger, Director

19 North William Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
Telephone: (518)736-5650


What is the Central Assessment Program?

Central assessment & Placement is a program with shared staff consisting of caseworkers and nurses fro the Department of Social Services and the Office for Aging. Central Assessment provides a central entry point to long term care services, for both home care and nursing home care. The primary goal of Central Assessment is to maintain a client in the home whenever possible with a developed care plan utilizing family, friends, community and agency supports. The Central Assessment and on-going case management services, if necessary. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OR CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES.


Who can the Central Assessment Program Help?

Any resident of Fulton County is eligible for Central Assessment's evaluation to determine long term care needs. This service is available for both Medicaid and Non-Medicaid clients, those needing home care and those needing placement in a nursing home. Some of the services Central Assessment can assist with include:

  • Nursing and adult home placement
  • In-home services
  • Information on Medicaid eligibility
  • Information about health services
  • Referral to other community supports

How Do You Obtain Services?

The assessment team will come to your home or meet you and your family at the hospital before discharge, or families may come to the office by appointment.