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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!




Adult Protective Services (N.J. State office) 1-800-792-6995  
Alzheimer's Association, National Help Line 1-800-272-3900
Alzheimer's Association, Central NJ Chapter 1-800-883-1180
Alzheimer's Foundation of America 1-866-232-8484
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) 1-800-424-3410
American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345
American Diabetes Association 1-800-342-2383
American Heart Association 1-800-634-1242
American Parkinson's Disease Association 1-800-223-2732
American Stroke Association 1-888-478-7653
Arthritis Foundation 1-888-467-3112
COPSA Institute for Alzheimer's Dis. & Related Dis 1-800-424-2491
Medicare Beneficiary Helpline 1-800-624-4557  
Medicare Enrollment (Social Security Office) 1-800-772-1213
Medicare Toll-Free Information Service 1-800-633-4227
Morris County Div. of Aging, Disabilities and Veterans 1-800-564-4656
or 973-285-6848
Morris County Nutrition Project 973-285-6856  
Morris County Sheriff's Office
(For tracking bracelets)
Morris County Transportation –MAPS 1-888-282-6277  
Morristown Memorial Hospital 973-971-5000
Morristown Office on Aging 973-292-6690  
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation 1-800-544-1213
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Caregivers Association 1-800-896-3650
National Council on Aging 1-888-802-6262
National Institute of Health, Osteoporosis & Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center 1-800-624-2663
New Jersey EASE (Information & Referral) 1-877-222-3737  
New Jersey Federation for the Blind 1-800-223-2732
New Jersey Dept. of Health & Senior Services 1-800-792-8820
New Jersey Office of the Ombudsman 1-877-582-6995
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
St. Barnabas Geriatric Assessment Program 973-322-5000
St. Clare's Home Care 973-729-6465  
St. Clare's Hospital Denville 973-625-6000
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213
Social Security Medicare 1-800-633-4227
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
alzheimer's disease support