Caregivers who are responsible for a spouse or loved one are characteristically unselfish, patient and steadfast. While caregiving can be a rewarding expression of love, it also comes with physical, emotional and spiritual demands and even the most devoted caregiver needs respite.
Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is pleased to offer an array of caregiver support programs, including some that are free of charge, designed to assist caregivers more effectively care for their loved one and themselves.
There's no need to care for a loved one alone learn how VNA can lend a helping hand.
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 unpaid caregivers in Morris County so they may improve their ability and effectiveness as caregivers. The program has no income or asset eligibility requirements.
Those who unselfishly take on the role of primary caregiver for a sick or injured spouse, aging parent or other loved one often neglect their own emotional, physical and spiritual needs. Even the most loving and devoted caregiver needs a respite and when one is not available, they may become susceptible to feelings of isolation, depression or stress-related physical illnesses.
Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) participates in the Statewide Respite Care Program which provides limited assistance to caregivers who need a break from the daily responsibility of caring for aging parents or other sick, disabled or elderly family member or friend. The respite services can be used by caregivers to secure time for a variety of activities including personal errands, shopping, medical care, vacation or a personal or family emergency.
The services provided may include certified home health assistance, limited skilled nursing services, structured social or medical adult daycare, short-term live-in service or short-term in-patient care in a licensed medical facility, nursing home or assisted living facility. Click here to contact the VNA for more information. Or call 1-800-WE-VISIT.
CHAP is designed to provide home health care to frail, elderly and some disabled residents throughout the Morris County community. Certified Home Health Aides provide clients with personal care, light housekeeping, assistance with meal preparation and other activities of daily living so they may remain in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible.
Eligibility for CHAP includes any frail, elderly or disabled adult not eligible for these services under any other entitlement program. Click here to contact the VNA for more information or call 1-800-WE VISIT.
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This program is designed to provide some relief and support to families and unpaid caregivers of Morris County residents, age 60 and older and / or disabled, who are economically and socially disadvantaged. Care is provided by a Certified Home Health Aide and the focus is personal care, assistance with meal preparation and other activities that are part of daily living. The assistance helps clients live as independently as possible in their homes.
An annual Financial Disclosure is a requirement of the County grant, however financial criteria does not apply. Eligibility is based on a nurse home visit assessment of need and potential recipients of County Respite cannot be eligible for services under any other entitlement program. Click here to contact the VNA for more information or call 1-800-WE VISIT.
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This unique program pairs community volunteers with elderly, homebound residents of Morris County who are unable to complete their own grocery shopping. Our caring volunteers take on the tasks of grocery shopping, assist with putting groceries away and provide companionship. There is a $5 administrative fee per shopping trip, which is billed monthly Click here to contact the VNA for more information or call 1-800-WE VISIT.
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*These services are made possible through grants received from Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, United Way of Northern New Jersey and New Jersey Department of Human Services. Eligibility requirements may apply.