Friends and Relatives of Institutionalized Aged

Also Known As:FRIA
Address:18 John Street, Suite 905 New York NY 10038
Telephone(s):212-732-4455 (Helpline)
212-732-5667 (Office)
World Wide Web: http://www.fria.org/fria/

Description:This organization provides support, information, and training to relatives and others concerned about nursing home residents. This organization offers problem solving and advocacy to improve nursing home care and to help those having problems with the care that is provided. Information is made available about choosing nursing homes and other long term care. Telephone helplines, educational outreach meetings, and speakers for family groups at nursing homes are other services.

The telephone helpliine answers questions about placement, choosing the right home, Medicaid funding, and alternatives, especially home care. FRIA's trained counselors help families handle the placement process from the hospital or community and help them select the right home for their relatives and problems that occur in a nursing home.

Hours:Helpline: Mon - Fri: 10 am - 5 pm in English and Spanish; Office: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fees/Methods of Payment:Free.

Services Offered:Benefits AssistanceElder Abuse PreventionHousing CounselingPublic Awareness / EducationSpeakers / Speakers BureauVolunteer OpportunitiesVolunteer TrainingWorkshops / Symposiums
Languages Offered:Spanish
Target Groups(By Need):FamiliesOlder Adults