Elder Care

On Campus

WPUNJ Institute for Creative Aging
College Hall, Room 350
Phone: 973-720-3692
Hours: M-F, 8:30am - 4pm
Area Served: Greater WPUNJ Community
Eligibility: None
Fees Charged: None

As a resource for the region, the Institute sponsors roundtables on aging-related issues and involves older adults in the University community. The Institute initiates programs that enhance the well being of older adults through public education, professional development, and public advocacy.

CONCERN EAP
1-800-242-7371
Hours: Monday through Saturday, with hours on campus by appointment.
Employee Assistance Program
Area Served: William Paterson University
Eligibility: Faculty, staff and their household members
Fees charged: Free

The EAP is a service for William Paterson University faculty and staff and their household members. The EAP offers confidential short term counseling and referral for problems ranging from work-related concerns to personal difficulties that affect an individual's everyday life. Trained counselors help with problems such as career issues, child care, elder care, family and workplace relationship problems, finances, health care, mental health, retirement, substance abuse, and Work/Life balance.

Off Campus  

National Institute on Aging/Information Center
NIA Information Center
31 Center Drive, MSC, 2292
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 800-222-2225
Hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: Nationwide
Eligibility: None
Fees Charged: None

Offers publications and videos on health promotion, disease prevention, safety, nutrition, the body, medical care, and medications, diseases and disorders, and planning for later years. Publishes the NIA Resource Directory for Older People.

Copsa Institute for Alzheimers and Alzheimer's Disease Helpline

667 Hoes Lane, PO Box 1392
Piscataway, NJ 08855
Phone: (800) 424-2494
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: None
Fees Charged: Insurance accepted, charity care available

Evaluations of people with memory problems.

Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov
1-800-677-1116

The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers

Elder Care Online
www.ec-online.net

ElderCare Online is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, they provide an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder. Information on Alzheimer's & Dementia Care, Home Care & Independent Living, I. Caregiver, Insurance Coverage, Legal & Financial Matters, Healthy Aging, Residential Options, and Transitions & Spirituality.

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center/I&R
ADEAR Center PO Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
Phone: (800) 438-4380
Email: adear@alzheimers.org
www.alzheimers.org
Hours: M-F 8:30-5
Area Served: United States
Fees Charged: None

Collects and disseminates information about Alzheimer's disease to health professionals, patients, family members, and the general public. Provides information about symptoms and the latest research into possible causes and treatments. Referrals to other national resource organizations. Publications available. Spanish speaking staff available. Sponsored by National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Health.

 

VNA/Northern NJFriendship House Alzheimer's Day Care Center
Calvary Presbyterian Church, 144 Ridgedale Ave.
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone: (973) 822-1670
www.vhsmc.com
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
Area Served: Morris County
Fees Charged: Sliding scale

A program of activities specifically designed for people with Alzheimer's and/or a related memory disorder. Operates four days a week. Facility is accessible for wheelchairs. Supervised by a registered nurse. Program located at the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Florham Park.

Cancer Care/Counseling & Financial Assistance Programs
141 Dayton St.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: (800) 813-4673 Toll Free
Email: njinfo@cancercare.org
www.cancercare.org
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri, (evening and daytime support groups available)
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: Diagnosis of cancer in self or family member, loss of loved one due to cancer
Fees Charged: None

Free professional counseling for patients and/or their family members and bereaved relatives. Helps families find appropriate home services and can provide some financial support toward the cost. Education and outreach programs provided through seminars and workshops. Support groups available.


Daughters of Miriam Adult Medical Day Center and Nursing Home
155 Hazel Street
Clifton, NJ 07015
Phone: 973-253-5703
Hours: M-F 9 am - 2:30 pm
Area Served: United States/New Jersey
Eligibility: None
Fees Charged: None

Collects and disseminates information about Alzheimer's disease to health professionals, patients, family members, and the general public. Provides information about symptoms and the latest research into possible causes and treatments. Referrals to other national resource organizations. Publications available. Spanish speaking staff available. Sponsored by National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Health.

ElderCare Resources
6 Grace Way
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 897-3821
Email: eldercareresources@yahoo.com
Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: No limitations
Eligibility: None. Private Payment
Fees Charged: Upon request. Medicare accepted for mental health services.

ElderCare Resources is a private service specializing in coordinating health and community services and providing counseling services for adults and families dealing with chronic illness and disability. It provides information, referral, and oversight of medical and psychiatric care, legal services, financial services, health and long term care insurance, home care options, adult care and socialization, transportation, home delivered meals, energy assistance, and pharmaceutical programs.Provides counseling for individuals and families who are having difficulty coping with long-term illness and disability or a traumatic reaction to sudden, critical loss of functioning.

MCDHS/Division on Aging/Information & Referral
340 West Hanover Ave.
Morris Twsp., NJ 07963
Phone: (973) 285-6848, (800) 564-4656 NJ EASE
Email: pfetzer@co.morris.nj.us
Hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: Morris County
Eligibility: 60 + residents of Morris County and/or their Caregivers

Provides response to individuals and groups seeking information and linkages to aging networks, services, programs, and benefits.


SAGE/InfoCare/Eldercare Consultation
50 DeForest Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: (908) 273-4598
Email: ellen.mcnally@verizon.net
Hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Area Served: Not limited to those residing in SAGE Summit area
Eligibility: Older adult, family caregiver or friend who needs assistance or advice about services for the elderly

SAGE InfoCare is an information and referral program designed to help older adults and family caregivers who need assistance or advice about services for the elderly. Information available includes community resources, general information ranging from housing to long term care insurance, eldercare specialists and more. May be used by long distance caregivers.

NJ Department of Health/Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 812
Trenton, NJ 08625-0800
Phone: (609) 943-3440
www.state.nj.us/health
Hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: New Jersey

Provides public guardianship for an elderly adult when private guardianship is not feasible because there is no willing/responsible family member/friend available to serve. This office is part of the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services.

Passaic BSS/Senior Community Independent Living Services (SCILS)
80 Hamilton St.
Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 881-2624
Email: msteven@pcbss.org
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: Passaic, Bergen, Sussex, and Warren counties
Eligibility: Those with vision impairment or eye disease. Services available without regard to income.
Fees Charged: None

Jointly administered by the BSS and the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Assists blind or visually impaired elderly residents in maintaining independence. Services include outreach, case management, I & R, vision screening, examination by an ophthalmologist, vision aids and devices orientation, mobility training, home instruction in personal care and activities of daily living, restoration surgery (cataract removal), lens implants, volunteer companions, self-help support groups, community services advocacy, and recreation services.