In-Home Caregiver Education & Support Program

In-Home Caregiver Education & Support Program
Division on Disability Services
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076
Phone: (201) 336-6504
TTY: (201) 336-6505
(Telecommunication for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing)
Fax: (201) 336-6505
Website: http://www.co.bergen.nj.us

In-Home Caregiver Education and Support Program: a convenient free service for caregivers with no income eligibility requirements.

James R. Thebery, M.A. CSW
Division on Disability Services, Director

Dan Kotkin, Coordinator
(201) 336-6504

Purpose: To provide training and support to caregivers

How the program works: A Register Nurse meets with the caregiver at the home to assess the client’s need for services. The nurse uses this information to plan training or support for the caregiver.

The Teaching Plan and Home Visits: The teaching plan helps caregivers to set goals to learn the skills needed to provide care such as:

*Lifting
*Transferring
*Bathing
*Personal Care
*Dietary Management
*Disease Education
*Accessing Community Resources
*Rehabilitation Exercises

Professional Home Visits:

Caregivers may receive home visits from the following professionals:

*Occupational/Physical Therapists
*Speech Therapists
*Registered Nurse
*Dietician

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker is also available for counseling for stress management.

The Caregiver is:

*An unpaid individual, 18 years of age or older.
*A spouse, adult child, grandchild, another relative or friend.
*A person who lives with the care receiver and/or is actively engaged in the person’s care.

The Care Recipient is:

*Is 18 years of age or older with chronic disease or disability.
*Needs help from a primary caregiver to adequately perform activities of daily living.
*Is a Bergen County Resident

Disclaimer: this is a very good program that I used when I was taking care of my parent and I highly recommend it. Please work with your social worker and sign up for it when you bring your loved one home. The quicker you get signed up, the quicker they come to your house for the evaluation. Please call the above number for more details.

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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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1 Response to In-Home Caregiver Education & Support Program

  1. jwatrel says:

    This is an excellent free service and I highly recommend it. Please call the above number or email them for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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