Search and Care exists because our Yorkville, Carnegie Hill, and East Harlem communities need us. As older people live longer, more of them require a broad range of care. Many have no immediate family (if at all) or few other nearby supports to rely upon in times of need or for human companionship. Costs of services have spiraled, and public funding lags significantly behind the increasing need for services.
Search and Care, Inc. is a corporation organized under the New York not-for-profit corporation law. Contributions to Search and Care, Inc. are exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Search and Care’s Annual Report is available from the New York State Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. For more information on Search and Care’s finances, please visit Guidestar (will open in new window).
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To carry out our mission, Search and Care:
- seeks out at-risk older people who have become known to health care providers, neighbors, faith-based organizations, landlords and building management companies, area merchants (banks, pharmacies, grocery stores), or others in our neighborhoods
- provides professional and supportive services which include securing benefits and entitlements, housing, legal, financial and medical advocacy, homecare and transportation arrangements, bill-paying, budgeting and money management, emergency preparedness and home safety, companionship and socialization
- collaborates with agencies and organizations at all levels (community, citywide, statewide and national) to develop and improve coordination of services for the growing number of at-risk older people who need personalized community-based care that enables them to live safely and independently, with quality of life and self-esteem