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Resources for Caregivers

Caregivers of those suffering from advancing Alzheimer's or other debilitating diseases often work a "36 Hour Day" and feel constant stress. Without relief, they themselves often suffer from emotional or physical symptoms. Depression among isolated caregivers is very common. Seeking help, whether it is a one-hour support group meeting, a home health aide two days a week for three hours, three days a week for your loved one in the Day Club at The Country Home, or a four day "short-stay" for your loved one at The Country Home-- getting a "respite" yourself is critical to your physical and mental health and your ability to continue caring for your loved one. Many of these resources will lead you to the knowledge you need, and the relief you deserve. Research shows that the most knowledgeable caregivers provide the best service with the least negative impact. Please look at some of the following articles for more information on this topic. We are as concerned about the family, the caregivers, as the Alzheimer's patient!

Service

Phone

Website

Adult Protective Services (N.J. State office) 1-800-792-6995  
Alzheimer's Association, National Help Line 1-800-272-3900 www.alz.org
Alzheimer's Association, Central NJ Chapter 1-800-883-1180 www.alznj.org
Alzheimer's Foundation of America 1-866-232-8484 www.alzfdn.org
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) 1-800-424-3410 www.aarp.org
American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345 www.cancer.org
American Diabetes Association 1-800-342-2383 www.diabetes.org
American Heart Association 1-800-634-1242 www.americanheart.org
American Parkinson's Disease Association 1-800-223-2732 www.apdaparkinson.org
American Stroke Association 1-888-478-7653 www.strokeassociation.org
Arthritis Foundation 1-888-467-3112 www.arthritis.org
COPSA Institute for Alzheimer's Dis. & Related Dis 1-800-424-2491 www.ubhc.umdnj.edu
Medicare Beneficiary Helpline 1-800-624-4557  
Medicare Enrollment (Social Security Office) 1-800-772-1213 www.socialsecurity.gov
or www.medicare.gov
Medicare Toll-Free Information Service 1-800-633-4227 www.medicare.gov
Morris County Div. of Aging, Disabilities and Veterans 1-800-564-4656
or 973-285-6848
www.co.morris.nj.us
Morris County Nutrition Project 973-285-6856  
Morris County Sheriff's Office
(For tracking bracelets)
973-631-5374  
Morris County Transportation –MAPS 1-888-282-6277  
Morristown Memorial Hospital 973-971-5000 www.atlantichealth.org
Morristown Office on Aging 973-292-6690  
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation 1-800-544-1213 www.msfocus.org
National Alliance for Caregiving   www.caregiving.org
National Caregivers Association 1-800-896-3650 www.nfcacares.org
National Council on Aging 1-888-802-6262 www.ncoa.org
National Institute of Health, Osteoporosis & Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center 1-800-624-2663 www.osteo.org
New Jersey EASE (Information & Referral) 1-877-222-3737  
New Jersey Federation for the Blind 1-800-223-2732 www.njffb.org
New Jersey Dept. of Health & Senior Services 1-800-792-8820 www.state.nj.us
New Jersey Office of the Ombudsman 1-877-582-6995 www.state.nj.us/publicadvocate/seniors/elder
Newark Beth Israel, Center for Geriatric Health Care 973-926-8491  
Parsippany Office on Aging 973-263-7351  
Pharmaceutical Assistance (PAAD) 1-800-792-9745 www.njPAAD.gov
St. Barnabas Geriatric Assessment Program 973-322-5000 www.saintbarnabas.com/seniorhealth
St. Clare's Home Care 973-729-6465  
St. Clare's Hospital Denville 973-625-6000 www.saintclares.org
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 www.socialsecurity.gov
Social Security Medicare 1-800-633-4227 www.medicare.gov
University of Medicine & Dentistry of N.J. COPSA 1-800-424-2494  
Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ 1-800-938-4748  
Well Spouse Association 1-800-838-0879 www.wellspouse.org
alzheimer's disease support