In-Home Caregiver Education and Support Program*
Someone is caring for an aging or chronically ill loved one in about one-fourth of all households nationwide. The In-Home Caregiver Education and Support Program provides free in-home training and assistance to New Jersey residents to improve their caregiving skills and effectiveness. The program has no income or asset eligibility requirements and is open to anyone who serves as an unpaid caregiver.
- Under this program, a registered nurse meets with the caregiver to conduct an initial assessment and establish a teaching plan that will include proper patient care, disease education, stress management and how to access community resources.
- The nurse will arrange for as many as five home consultation and training visits by various members of the VNA team based on specific needs. The consultations may be provided by registered nurses, physical, speech or occupational therapists, social workers and nutritionists.
Click here to contact VNA for more information about the In-Home Caregiver Education and Support Program or call 1-800-WE-VISIT.
* This service is made possible through a grant received from the County of Morris Office on Aging. Eligibility requirements may apply.