Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment:

Mental health and substance use disorder problems affect all aspects of our lives. We may become so overwhelmed we cannot function day to day. Feelings of isolation, sadness and anxiety can make day to day life very challenging.

An individual with mental health issues may exhibit one or more of the following signs and symptoms: overwhelming sadness and despair, severe mood swings, excessive and uncontrolled anger, severe agitation, delusions and suicidal behavior and/or threats. People with addictions have a progressive disease, which has become a major health issue facing millions of Americans.

How we can help:

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is a premier source for behavioral healthcare excellence and a teaching hospital with a well known, respected psychiatry residency program. Our diversified treatment programs offer individualized care in a warm, supportive atmosphere. Professional teams conduct a thorough evaluation to determine what is causing distress and how we can best help. Our highly skilled medical staff will identify potential underlying medical or biochemical causes for the illness,. The treatment team will after defining the treatment needs, work with the patient, family and other healthcare professionals to develop a course of treatment. Our mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs have skilled social workers and counselors and our programs offer treatment for co-occurring disorders for people with both mental health and substance abuse disorders. This interdisciplinary approach is unique to Bergen New Bridge and ensures the continuum of care throughout treatment.

Treatment Services:

Outpatient treatment for adult, child, geriatric and substance use disorder services include:

*Diagnostic assessment and evaluation

*Inpatient medical detoxification

*Medication stabilization and management

*Individual therapy

*Family therapy

*Group therapy

-Wellness groups

-Relapse prevention

-Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

-Coping Skills

-Stress reduction

-Child/adolescent programs

We have the Level of Care you need:

Children Services:

Early intervention and treatment are essential to providing care needed for optimal results, yet younger patients are often reluctant to participate in the treatment process and frequently do not come forward with issues they may be having. The Bergen New Bridge team works closely with parents, families and appropriate school officials to provide resources to identify problems early on and set up successful treatment programs.

Treatment is available for patients, ages 5-17 who may exhibit any of the following symptoms:

*Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)





*Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

*Bipolar disorder

Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. is Evergreen’s Adolesant Program that also offers substance use disorder treatment. Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. encompasses multiple levels of care beginning with early intervention, intensive outpatient as well as an aftercare component.

Outpatient Treatment: is available for a variety of mental health and substance use disorder issues and includes comprehensive evaluation, individual, group and family therapy as well as medication management.

The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth Program: The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth is a mental health program designed to meet unique mental health needs for at risk adolescents. The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth provides an intensive outpatient in a level of intervention in both the frequency and the variety of services provided in traditional outpatient treatment. The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth provides a range of services for adolescents to continue to attend their schools during the day and return to their homes in the evening while still receiving a high level of treatment, structure and support.

Consumer Self-Advocate Program:

To better meet the needs of our patients we use a process designed to enhance the collaboration between the patient and their physician in developing an assessment and treatment protocol. This Joint Commission best practice has proven to be a very successful approach for both patients and physicians in exploring new treatment options.

Intensive Outpatient Program: is designed to assist patients who are unable to control use with imminently dangerous consequences, despite active participation in less intensive care. The program requires nine or more hours of service a week to treat multidimensional instability. Evergreen has both day and evening tracks in which the patient meets for a minimum of three hours per day three times per week. The treatment team, including the patient, counselors and a psychiatrist, when needed will meet to develop an individualized treatment plan to help therapeutically address your specific needs and to provide an appropriate set of interventions.

Partial Hospitalization: is available for people who need intensive treatment but do not require 24 hour care. This comprehensive program provides structural treatment five days per week with five group sessions per day. Unlike inpatient care, partial hospitalization patients return home each evening. Partial hospitalization encompasses two tracks: Acute Partial Hospitalization focuses solely on intensive psychiatric treatment and MICA Partial Hospitalization focuses on dual diagnosis, i.e. psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment services.

Residential Treatment: is available for patients with needs, requiring intensive motivation strategies in a 24 hour setting. Average length of stay is approximately 21-28 days.

Detox Units: encompasses 84 beds designated to treat acute intoxication and potential withdrawal for patients who have become physically dependent on opiates, alcohol and benzodiazepines. Average length of stay is approximately five days. Evergreen’s detox mission is to ‘motivate change’ in the patient during their stay on the unit by having trained substance abuse counselors recommend and secure aftercare plans.

Medication Assisted Treatment:

Opioid addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease with detrimental psychological and physical effects. Effective treatment programs often focus on both aspects of addiction through counseling and medication.

VIVITROL Treatment: is one of our many treatments available for addiction management. The Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic is one of the few clinics with providers who prescribe and have the staff to administer this injectable drug. VIVITROL is a non-addictive once monthly treatment proven to prevent relapse in opioid dependent patients when used with counseling following detoxification. VIVITROL block opioid receptors in the brain while you work with the psychological aspects of counseling.

Suboxone Treatment: is a medication-assisted treatment option offered by the Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic. The treatment is a service offered in conjunction with group therapy. Patients who participate must follow up monthly with a psychiatrist, attend two group sessions a month and will be subject to urinalysis testing before receiving a prescription. Suboxone is formulated to relieve symptoms of opioid withdrawal and can help users of heroin to transition into treatment more effectively by preventing the painful withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin.

Treatment modalities include psychiatric and psychosocial assessments, individual, family and group therapy and support for parents.

Family Plays an Important Role:

When one person in a family suffers from a mental or emotional illness, everyone else in the family is affected. Stress and strains in relationships are intensified. We understand this and encourage family members to express their needs and feelings. We are committed to helping families participate in their loved one’s recovery process by encouraging active involvement in treatment and educational programs.

Getting the Help that You Need:

Referrals may be made by physicians, psychologists, social workers, mental health professionals, social service agencies, family members or friends. If you need our services, you may schedule an appointment through the Access Center (800-730-2762) without a referral. For people who have emotional difficulties requiring immediate attention, evalution is available 24 hours a day by skilled and compassionate Emergency Department staff. The decision to admit someone for inpatient treatment is made by a team of mental health professional led by a psychiatrist.

Access Center Available 24/7 800-730-2762

About Bergen New Bridge Medical Center:

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC) a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is a 1070 bed hospital located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 1916, to treat patients with contagious diseases, the Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in New Jersey and the fourth largest publicly-owned hospital in the nation.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a not for profit safety net facility, provide high-quality comprehensive services, including acute care, behavioral health care and long term care to the greater Bergen County community. The Medical Center, including its Long Term Care Division, is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is one of the largest medical facilities providing a continuum of care for the behavioral health community.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center offers acute medical services, including 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including digital mammography) and more than 26 medical specialities available through its Ambulatory Care Center. The Medical Center is a Veterans Choice Provider proudly serving the healthcare needs of veterans. Learn more at

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the New Bridge Medical Center pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please contact them directly for information on their services.

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COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters: Information for Bergen County Seniors

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters: Information for Bergen County Seniors in Bergen County, NJ

Why do you need a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Risks increases with age. The risk for severe illness with COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk.

Older adults are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. Getting very sick means that older adults with COVID-19 might need hospitalization, intensive care or a ventilator to help them breathe or they might even die. The risk increases for people in their 50’s and increases in 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. People 85 and older are most likely to get very sick.

Other factors can also make you more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19, such as having certain underlying medical conditions. If you have an underlying medical condition, you should continue to follow your treatment plan, unless advised differently by your health care provider.

Protect yourself & others from getting COVID-19:

Older adults and those who live with, visit or provide care for them need to take steps to protect themselves from getting COVID-19.

Get vaccinated as soon as possible.

*COVID-19 vaccines are effective in preventing COVID-19 and are recommended for everyone 12 years of age and older.

*If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or staying six feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

To schedule an appointment, visit:

How to get a COVID-19 Vaccine: Information for Bergen County Services

*County of Bergen Vaccine Help Desk: For questions regarding vaccination appointments or to make a homebound vaccination request, please call Albert Ferrara at (201) 336-2707 or email

*Bergen New Bridge Medical Center-Paramus: Schedule a vaccine appointment at

*NJ COVID Vaccine Finder: for all other New Jersey locations: htttps://

*NJ Senior Vaccine Hotline: Call 1-855-429-1168: if you are 65 or older, you can call a special senior hotline from 8:00am-8:00pm for vaccination scheduling.

*Bergen County Community Transportation-Call (201) 368-5955: Bergen County Community Transportation provides free rides to vaccination appointments. Call (201) 368-5955 to schedule your ride.

*NJ Homebound Vaccine Request-Call 1-855-568-0545:

If you are unable to leave the home to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or are the healthcare provider or family caregiver of someone who is homebound, you may request an in-home vaccination appointment by completing a form at (English) or (Spanish). For assistance completing the form by phone, please call the NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545.

After you submit the completed form, the NJ Department of Health will share information with a home health agency, local health department or other vaccination providers and you will be contacted to schedule an in-home vaccination appointment.

If there are any unvaccinated household or family members in need of vaccination, vaccine providers will also do their best to schedule vaccination for caregivers and other members of the household of housebound person(s). Please confirm this need in the online form.

Some home health agencies are currently vaccinating patients-if you are currently receiving services from a home health care agency you should also inquire with your provider about vaccination options.

NJ Vaccine Call Center-call 1-855-568-0545:

The Vaccine Call Center (1-855-568-0545) is available to register individuals in the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, answer questions about the vaccine, provide contact information for sites, check registration status and update registration information. The hotline is open from 8:00am-8:00pm every day and can help callers in more than 240 different languages.

Vaccine Cost: FREE

There are no out of pocket costs for the vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines will be made available to individuals regardless of insurance coverage status. Individuals won’t pay coinsurance, deductibles or co-payments.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Bergen County New Jersey Department of Senior Services pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the numbers or email them through their website for more information on this.

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Osler Connect: Improving Annual Wellness

Osler Connect: Improving Annual Wellness

You’ve been recommended for Osler Connect. How this program can benefit you:

*Receive a personalized health plan

*Map out your future visits

*Stay on track with your preventative screenings

*Develop a greater relationship with your provider

*Delivers peace of mind about your care

Osler Medical Group:

Contact us today to get started with Osler Connect!

288 Boulevard

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

(201) 288-6781

Disclaimer: This information on this program was taken directly from the Osler Medical Group’s pamphlet and I give them full credit for the this. Please call them directly for more information on the program.

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Babysitters’ Fire Safety Tips

Babysitters’ Fire Safety Tips

Taking care of children is serious business and preventing fires and knowing what to do in a fire emergency are part of the job.

An Escape Plan:

As the adults who hired you about the household’s plan for escaping a fire. You’ll find out what they expect you to do, and you’ll be reminding them to plan ahead for fire emergencies.

*Have them give you a home tour. Learn where all the windows and doors are and make sure you can open them.

*Find two ways out of each room-especially bedrooms.

*Make sure the family has decided on an outside meeting place where everyone is supposed to go when they’ve escaped a fire. (So, you can count heads and make sure everyone is out).

*Don’t scare the kids but talk to them about escaping a fire. Find out how much they know and whatever you do, don’t confuse them by changing their household escape plans.

Stay with the Kids:

Supervise the children when they’re awake and check on them often when they’re in bed. Once they’re sound asleep, stay close enough to hear them if they wake up.

Basic Precautions:

*Don’t smoke. Put matches and lighters away-up high where children can’t reach them in a locked cabinet.

*Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn. (And keep the children away from space heaters too).

*If you’re allowed to cook, declare a “kid-free zone” three feet around the stove or microwave. Turn pot handles in toward the center of the stove so children can’t grab them. Never leave the room when you’re cooking and keep toys, clothing, paper and other clutter off the stove.

*Follow the instructions for microwave meals and never put any container in a microwave unless you’re positive it’s safe. Never microwave anything for longer than the instructions say to. If you’re not sure how to use a microwave, don’t. Let foods cooked in microwaves cool, then open the container carefully.

If there’s a fire:

Your first job is to get yourself and the children outside.

*Then stay out.

*Don’t go back for anything. When everyone’s arrived at the meeting place, take the children with you to call the fire department from a neighbor’s phone or call from a portable phone if you have one.

*Give the fire department the exact address of the fire and stay on the phone until they tell you it’s okay to hang up. Then call the adults who hired you.

Escape Tips:

*If you run into smoke while you’re escaping, try another way out. If you can’t avoid the smoke, crawl low on your hands and knees with your head 1 to 2 feet above the floor.

*Test doors before you open them-if there’s fire on the other side, it will feel warm around the cracks.

*Kneel down, then reach up as high as you can and touch the door-at the knob and around the frame-with the back of your hand.

*If the door’s cool, open it with caution. If it’s warm, try another escape route.

If you can’t get to the children:

If smoke or flames are blocking the way to the children’s bedrooms, leave the building and call the fire department from a neighbor’s home or a portable phone. Tell them where the children are trapped.

Make sure to write down any emergency information before the parents leave the home for the evening.

National Fire Protection Association:

Babysitting Safety site:

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the National Fire Protection Association pamphlet on Fire Safety Tips for Babysitters, and I give them full credit for their information. Please check out the National Fire Protection Association website for more information.

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Med Cram: Omicron BA5 versus Vaccines and Previous Infections:

I have been watching these videos by Dr. Roger Seheult and wanted to share them with the readers. I give full credit to the Dr. Seheult and his team on helping explain the vaccines and how they work to the general public.

Please consult with your own doctor on treatments:

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Bergen County Sheriff’s Office: Angel Sense-Bringing your loved ones home safe

Bergen County Sheriff’s Office: Angel Sense-Bringing your loved ones home safe

What you will receive:

*Travel Case & USB Charger

*GPS Device +Sim Card

*3 Non-Removable Fasteners

*Sensory Sensitive Wearing Sleeve

Wearable Options:

*Angle Sense belt around the waist

*Pinned to existing belt

*Pinned inside pocket

*Attachment to side pocket

Angel Sense Features:

Real Time Monitoring:

See all locations, arrivals & departures, ravel times and transit speed

Sensory Friendly Design:

Unlike watches, Angle Sense has multiple wearing options. Their accessories are designed for sensory sensitivity. Tamper proof design ensures your child cannot remove or destroy the device.

First Responder Alarm:

Get help from a personalized predefined search team! At a click, send them a live view of your child’s location & directions.

Runner Mode:

A must for wanderers. Share your child’s real time, location with your trusted first responders, family, friends, teachers & neighbors to quickly bring your child home safe.

Late Departure Warning:

Get alerted immediately if your child isn’t on his bus or carpool

1-Way Voice:

Hear who your child is with. Make sure your child is well and is being treated kindly.


Locate your child when nearby in a crowd or when hiding.

Real Time Mapping:

Know when your loved one is on the move you see their exact route in real time.

Expert Customer Service:

Our Customer Service care team is made up of special needs parents that use Angel Sense with their own children.

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office:

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is the largest law enforcement agency in Bergen County. With more than 500 dedicated personnel, we provide a broad range of services that assist the public, support the county’s municipal police departments and safeguard Bergen’s judicial proceedings.

As members of the law enforcement field, the hardworking men and women of the Sheriff’s Office are dedicated to becoming a more integrated part of the neighborhoods in which we serve. With that local focus in mind, our Community Outreach Unit works to maintain a solid relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the residents of Bergen County, as well as foster a greater understanding of the duties and functions of the law enforcement community.

The Community Outreach Unit offers a variety of public safety initiatives including programs on alcohol and drug abuse, senior citizen and child safety, school violence and youth development. We are always adding and improving upon these programs to further protect our residents and prevent crime in our neighborhoods.

We hope you will follow along with us as we work to ensure that Bergen County remains one of the best and safest places in the nation in which to live, work and raise a family.

24 Hour Operations Division: (201) 336-3555

Community Outreach Unit: (201) 336-3540

Two Bergen County Plaza

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-336-3500

Fax: 201-752-4164

Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office pamphlet, and I give them full credit for this information. Please check their website or call them for more information.

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Med Cram: Omicron BA:5 Variant is overtaking the US: Immune Boosting Strategies

Med Cram: Omicron BA:5 Variant is overtaking the US: Immune Boosting Strategies

I found this interesting video online that I wanted to share with the readers. You need to remember that everything has not been fully studied yet but they are sharing the research.

Since I have no medical knowledge on this, I can’t endorse anything. I just wanted to share this and let you all make your own conclusions.

Good luck to everyone this summer.

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Tick-Borne Diseases-NJ Department of Health

Tick-Borne Disease-NJ Department of Health

What are tick-borne diseases?

Tick-borne diseases are illnesses that can be spread to humans by the bite of an infected tick. The most common tick-borne diseases in New Jersey are:




*Lyme Disease

*Rocky Mountain spotted fever

How do tick-borne diseases spread?

Ticks become infected when feeding on small infected mammals such as white-footed mice and voles. An infected tick can then infect a person through a tick bite. It is possible to be infected with more than one tick-borne disease at the same time.

Disease-causing ticks in NJ

These are common ticks in New Jersey that may spread disease to humans:

*Black-legged ‘deer’ tick (Ixodes scapularis) can transmit Lyme Disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis and Powassan disease.

*American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia.

*Lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) can transmit ehrlichiosis and tularemia.

What are the symptoms of tick-borne diseases?

Early signs of tick-borne diseases can include:

*Skin Rash




*Stiff Neck

*Muscle aches

*Joint pain


How soon after a tick bite do symtoms occur?

*Lyme Disease 3-30 days

*Ehrilichiosis 7-14 days

*Anaplasmosis 7-14 days

*Rocky Mt. Spotted Fever 2-14 days

*Babesiosis 7-63+ days

What is the treatment for tick-borne diseases?

Most tick-borne diseases (Lyme Disease, Ehrilichiosis, anaplasmosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) are caused by bacteria and can be treated with anitbotics. Babesiosis is caused by a parasite similar to malaria and a healthcare provider may prescribe medication. It is important to check for symptoms and talk to a healthcare provider if you’ve been bitten by a tick. Early treatment can be very effective.

Who gets tick-borne disease?

Anyone who is bitten by an infected tick may get a tick-borne disease. People who spend a lot of time outdoors, especially from April to September, have a greater risk of becoming infected.

How are tick-borne diseases diagnosed?

Most tick-borne diseases are diagnosed through blood tests and by discussing symptoms with a healthcare provider.

How to prevent tick-borne diseases:



*Tick Checks

*Know where ticks are: tickslive in or near wooded or grassy areas. Always walk in the center of trails to avoid contact with ticks.

*Keep your yard clean: mow lawns, clear brush and remove leaf litter.

*Apply insecticides: use EPA-registered repellent with DEET on skin and permethrin on clothing, boots and camping gear.

*Cover up: wear long sleeves and pants tucked into socks to prevent ticks from getting under clothes.

*Shower: showering can help find and wash off unattached ticks.

*Inspect: check your body for ticks.

Checks for Ticks:

Reduce your chances of getting a tick-borne disease by checking your body for ticks after being outdoors. Use a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body.

Be sure to check these parts of your body:

*Under the arms

*In/around the ears

*Inside belly button

*Back of the knees

*In/around the hair

*Between the legs

*Around the waist

*On the scalp

What to do if you find a tick:

  1. Using fine-tipped tweezers, grab the tick close to the skin. Do not twist or jerk the tick as this may cause the mouthparts to break off and remain in the skin.
  2. With a steady motion, gently pull straight up until all parts of the tick are removed.
  3. After removing the tick, clean your skin with soap and warm water.
  4. Contact a healthcare provider if you develop symptoms of tick-borne disease.

Do not use petroleum jelly, hot matches, nail polish remover or other products to remove a tick.

Where can I find more information?

New Jersey Department of Health Communicable Disease Service: Vector-Borne Illness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Tick-Borne Disease

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Stop Ticks

New Jersey Department of Health Communicable Disease Service

P.O. Box 369

Trenton, NJ 08625

(609) 826-4872

NJ Health/Department of Health

Disclaimer: This information taken directly from the NJ Health/NJ Department of Health of Tick-Borne Diseases and I give them full credit for this information. Please remember to check yourself when you go outside. It is very important to check.

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Is it a cold or allergies?

Is it a cold or allergies?

Symptoms are often similar. Use the table below to learn about typical symptoms and to help tell a cold from allegies. While there is cure for a cold or allegies, you can comfort your child by providing symptoms relief:


Fever Maybe Never

SoreThroat Yes No

Cough Yes No

Itchy throat/nose No Yes

Sneezing Yes Yes

Runny Nose Yes (Thick/Discolored) Yes (Watery, Clear)

Itchy/Watery Eyes No Yes

How long Up to Two weeks Weeks to months

Contagious Yes (caused by viruses) Never (Allergies are caused by pollen, dust)

What can you do to provide symptom relief?

Ask your healtcare provider about over the counter medications to ease your child’s symptoms:

Relieve Cold Symptoms:

Clear a stuffy nose:

*Put a cool-mist humidifier near your child’s bed.

*Use saline (salt water) nose drops or spray.

*For a baby; suck out mucus with a rubber bulb after using nose drops or spray.

Keep giving liquids:

*Have your child drink a lot of water and other liquids.

*If your child won’t drink, try popsicles.

*For a baby, offer extra formula or breast milk throughout the day.

Relieve Allery Symptoms:

Reduce the pollen your child breathes in (if your child has outdoor allergies):

*Rinse face and eyes afte time outside to remove pollen.

*Keep windows closed during allergy season.

Reduce dust and dust mites (if your child has indoor allergies):

*Use a vacuum with a high-efficiency (HEPA) filter weekly.

*Wash bedding weekly in hot water.

*Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Johnson & Johnson pamphlet on Children’s Zyrtec and Tylenol and I give them full credit for the information. Please check their website for more information.

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Silver Bills: Concierge household bill manager

Silver Bills: Concierge household bill manager

Trusted by families and professionals since 2014

Silver Bills receives, scrutinizes, stores and ensures resident’s household bills are paid correctly. Correct and timely payment of rent and other critical expenses. Helps prevent financial exploitation and eases benefit application process.


*Every client is paired with a U.S. Silver Bills Account Manager who can be contacted via phone, email, text or fax.

*Silver Bills facilitates living independently by assisting with financial management, providing budgeting guidance and increasing financial stability.

*Funded by the NIA/NIH.

*100% guaranteed correct payment of household bills.

*No computer uses necessary.

*Silver Bills service will be offered free of charge to seniors living in Bergen County, NJ.

Silver Bills Contact: 800-825-1924

(Fax) 866-817-8198

*An AgeTech Collaborative from AARP.

Disclaimer: This information comes directly from the Silver Bills pamphlet, and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above numbers or check out their website for more information. I have never used this service, so I have no opinion of it.

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