Caregiving is a very demanding job. It’s crucial for your health to take a break and get support. Respite care provides you temporary relief. Support groups allow you to meet other caregivers to discuss experiences and know what to expect. Below are various programs offered through local government, nonprofits, and health care systems in the Jersey City area.
You can find various support groups for numerous diseases and conditions. CarePoint Health wants to help the caregivers cope just as much as the patients. Some of the care groups include Alzheimer’s Support, healthy aging, bereavement support group, and more. Also, you can find educational classes on senior living and other support services.
The Association offers Helpline for 24/7 assistance at 1.800.272.3900. This one point of contact will answers questions about help from the Association, care options, caregiving tips, respite care, and services in your area. You can call even if you just need to talk for emotional support.
If attending meetings is hard with your schedule, you can join the online community to chat with other caregivers across the nation.
To learn more about these programs, you can call the local number at 973.866.8143.
If you are caring for a veteran, you can inquire about help through the New Jersey VA Health Care System. The following services are available to caregivers of veterans:
Contact through the Helpline at 855.260.3274 for all inquiries and assistance
Caregiver support groups
Respite care through adult day centers or at home
In-home services such as homemaking, skilled nursing care, and home health aides.
Hospice home care
For veterans injured after 9/11, he or she might be eligible for additional services such as a stipend, training, and medical coverage.
For more information on these services and to see what services are near you, call the local Caregiver Support Coordinator at 973.676.1000, extension 3085.
If you are caring for someone with cancer, there are support groups both in-person meetings and online. You can also call to talk to a trained professional with regularly scheduled telephone meetings, which are weekly one-hour sessions.
The JACC is a state-funded program to offer in-home services for those who meet income requirements. These services include respite care, homemaker, caregiver training, adult day health services, social day care, home-delivered meals, and home-based supportive care. A care manager will manage all of your services.
To learn more about these programs and check your eligibility, call the New Jersey Department of Human Services at 1.800.792.8820.
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