One Call. Home Care for Life. 1-800-WE VISIT
175 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey client with Sandwich Generation caregiver and family.

Statewide Respite Care Program*

Those who unselfishly take on the role of primary caregiver for a sick or injured spouse, aging parent or other loved one who requires constant assistance and supervision too 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, caregivers become susceptible to feelings of isolation and depression and stress-related physical illnesses.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) participates in the Statewide Respite Care Program which provides assistance (as limited and defined by the program's guidelines), to caregivers who need a break from the daily responsibility of caring for aging parents or any other sick, disabled or aged 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.

According to the program's guidelines, the services provided may include certified home health assistance, limited RN or LPN support, out-of-home care in a structured social or health-related adult day program, 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.

Those living outside the Greater Morris County Area should contct New Jersey Statewide Respite Care Program or their local senior care facilities to inquire about Respite Care Programs.

* These services are made possible through grants received from the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, County of Morris Office on Aging and the United Way of Morris County. Eligibility requirements may apply.

Our partners in funding respite care are:

NJ Statewide Respite Care Program
Eligibility requirements may apply, inquire for more information.

The Statewide Respite Care Program provides a variety of services to relieve the stress experienced by unpaid caregivers who provide daily assistance to elderly and functionally impaired adults. Services include:

  • Companions
  • Homemaker/home health aides (on an hourly or overnight basis)
  • Medical or social adult day care
  • Temporary care in licensed medical facilities
  • Camperships
  • Private duty nursing service
  • Caregiver-Directed option

The Caregiver Support Project
Eligibility requirements may apply, inquire for more information.

The Caregiver Support Project is an initiative of the Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans in partnership with United Way of Morris County and the Caregivers Coalition of Morris County, to support the County's family caregivers.

United Way Caregivers Coalition
Eligibility requirements may apply, inquire for more information.

United Way Caregivers Coalition was formed in 2005 to help improve the lives of caregivers in Morris County. The mission of the United Way Caregivers Coalition is to promote knowledge of and action around caregiving issues to ensure all caregivers identify themselves in this role and have access to the resources, services, education, and other support needed to sustain them as caregivers. According to information on the United Way of Northern New Jersey Website, unpaid family caregivers are the mainstay of our long-term health care system:

  • 80 percent of long-term care is provided in the home, not in institutions
  • Nationally, the value of the care provided at home by caregivers is estimated to be $450 billion per year
  • It costs three times the amount to be cared for in a facility than it does to be cared for at home

Click to read the VNA Brochure, Caregiver Support Program.