Support Services & Groups for Caregivers

Support Services & Groups for Caregivers

County of Bergen
Department of Human Services
Division of Senior Services
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076
Telephone: (201) 336-7400
Fax (201) 336-7424

Caregivers’ Services
Division of Senior Services
Advisory Council Education Committee
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Programs include the ‘Caregiver Chronicles’ (newsletter), “The Challenge of Caregiving” (a panel of formal and informal caregivers) and “Caregivers Corner” (a compassionate ear).

Family Caregivers Online
Education modules for role of family caregiver, behavior & emotion, caring for caregiver and sandwich generation/working caregiver.
Website: http://www.familycaregiversonline.com

National Organization for Empowering Caregivers (NOFEC)
Empowering caregivers with resources, private counseling and healing circle.
Website: http://www.care-givers.com
Phone: (212) 807-1204

Family Caregiver Alliance
National center on caregiving providing education information with fact sheets for caregiving & depression, dementia behavior and caregiving planning etc.
Phone: 800-436-4380
Website: http://www.caregiver.org

Alzheimer Disease Education Center
Comprehensive Alzheimer disease information and resources including caregiver’s skills for behavioral problems and all other information.
Phone: 800-436-4380
Website: http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

Dynamic Living
Special information and products for various impairments with living aids for promoting convenient, comfortable and safe home environments for aged. Also mobility & transferring.
Phone: 888-940-0605
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

CAPS (Children of Aging Parents)
P.O. Box 167
Richboro, PA 18954
Information and Referrals Support Groups, Educational Outreach Speakers Bureau
Phone: (800) 227-7294
Website: http://www.caps4caregivers.org

Holy Name Hospital, Caregiver Support Group
Holy Name Hospital Day Away Center
725 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: (201) 833-3757

Adult Children of Aging Parents Program
Holy Name Hospital, Community Health Services Department
Phone: (201) 833-1850

Caregivers to the Elderly Self-Help Group
Senior Services of Teaneck
250 Colonial Court
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Offering educational physical fitness and social recreational program for active adults ages 55 and over.
Phone: (201) 837-0171

COPSA-Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
(Alzheimer’s Resource Center Hotline)
100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 200
Edison, NJ 08817
Supports groups for spouses, general caregiver support groups and other specific support groups.
Phone: (800) 424-2494

Care One at the Cupola Support Group
West 100 Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
1st Wednesday of the Month at 5:30pm
Phone: (201) 444-8200

Sunrise Assisted Living of Paramus, Caregiver Support Group
567 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
1st Wednesday of the Month at 7:00pm
(201) 493-9889

Sunrise Assisted Living of Basking Ridge
404 King George Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
3rd Wednesday of Month at 7:00pm
(908) 542-9000

Sunrise Assisted Living of Wayne
184 Berdan Avenue
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 628-4900

Bergen County Adult Day Care Center, Caregiver Support Group
327 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
For people taking care of a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer’s etc. Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the Month.
(201) 634-2820

Vantage Health System, Inc.
2 Park Avenue
Dumont, NJ 07629
Spouse Caregivers Support Group: Meets twice-monthly. Spouse caregivers dine and discuss caregivers issues & spouse care recipients are supervised with therapeutic activities & dinner.

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
Saint Clare’s Health Services
375 East McFarlan Street
Dover, NJ 07801
A guide to community and on-line support groups in NJ
Phone: (800) 367-6274
Phone: (973) 989-1122
Website: http://www.njgroups.org

The Caregiver Initiative
A website containing information and support for caregivers
Website: http://www.strengthforcaring.com

Caregivers Handling Crisis: Adult Protective Service
Subjected to abuse, neglect or exploitation or unable to care themselves
Phone: (201) 368-4300

Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program (PESP)
Care Plus NJ Inc.
610 Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
A Division of Care Plus NJ Inc. is the designated screening center for Bergen County. Services are available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

American Red Cross-Bergen Hudson Chapter
74 Godwin Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: (201) 652-3210

Parkinson’s Support Group-Greater Ridgewood Area
Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church
422 Cedar Hill Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ
Support group meetings 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Phone: (973) 420-5716

Disclaimer: All of this information comes right off the County’s promotional page and since I have not used any of these services, I can not give an opinion of them either yes or no. Please call the above phone numbers to get more information on each group.

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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