Bridgewater, NJ 08807
tel: (908) 722-7022
fax: (908) 725-1822
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
tel: (908) 281-4400
fax: (908) 251-4440
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
tel: (908) 707-8800
fax: (908) 707-9805
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
tel: (908) 874-7200
fax: (908) 874-7283
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|Advanced Directives: Power of Attorney, Healthcare Proxy and Living Wills||
There is no way to predict the future, but there are ways to prepare for it. That’s why it is so important to work with your parents and their attorney to create a series of legally binding guidelines called Advanced Directives.
Power of Attorney (PoA)- authorizes someone to make decisions for you and "act on your behalf," may be separated into a medical PoA and a financial PoA, or in some cases, a single document may appoint someone to make both financial and medical decisions for you.
Health Care Proxy- appoints someone to make health care decisions for them if they are unable to make these decisions themselves. The person appointed follows the person’s wishes if they are known and, if they are not, makes decisions based on his or her best assumptions of the person’s wishes.
A Living Will-specifies the treatments that your loved one wants, as well as the treatments that they wish to avoid, as in the case of a terminal illness or injury, if they are unable to make their own decisions.
To find an attorney to assist in preparation of these documents visit the Somerset County Bar Association web site.
Wills and Estate Administration
Surrogate’s Office is located on the first floor of the administration building
|AHCA (American Health Care Association)|
|ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of America)|
|Alzheimer's Association of Greater NJ||
Helpline at 1-800-883-1180
MedicAlert and Safe Return
Respite Care Program for Caregivers.
Financial assistance and supportive counseling to families in order to help obtain relief or time from heavy demands of caregiving.
Educational and training programs for general and professional community
The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide http://www.culinaryschools.org/blog/cooking-with-alzheimers/
|Attorney Referral Services||
Somerset County Bar Association-POA, legal services www.somersetbar.com
The Somerset County Caregiver Coalition's mission is to promote knowledge of and action around caregiving issues to ensure that all caregivers identifyand have access to the resources, services, education, and support to sustain them in their role. The Coalition supports caregivers caring for loved ones of all ages with chronic illnesses or disabilities.
Contact: United Way of Northern New Jersey, Stephanie Mamary, 908-253-6534 or StephanieMamary@UnitedWayNNJ.org
|Cooperative Housing Corporation||
Cooperative Housing is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide older adults and some special needs populations with housing facilities and services especially designed to meet their physical, social and psychological needs on a cooperative family basis and through the caring "second family" environment, in order to promote their health, security, happiness, and well-being through longer living.
|COPSA (Comprehensive Services on Aging)||
Part of UMDNJ-University Behavioral Healthcare (UBHC)
|HCANJ (Health Care Assoc of New Jersey)||
|Hunterdon Center for Healthy Aging||
Hunterdon Center for Healthy Aging, 908-788-6373 Geriatric/Memory assessments and Case management
Hunterdon Medical Center
JFK Medical Center
Morristown Memorial Hospital
Princeton Medical Center
RWJ University Hospital
Somerset Medical Center
St. Peter's University Hospital
Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Individuals can receive monetary assistance through Medicaid by qualifying both financially and clinically. Clinically, an individual must be in financial need by state qualifications and need assistance in several activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, toileting, transferring, and ambulating.
Contact the Somerset County Board of Social Services to instruct you on qualifications, application process and procedures.
Somerset County Board of Social Services
|Medical Alert Systems Reviews||
For seniors, the importance of being independent is critical in maintaining a sense of self-worth and well-being. But one of the biggest barriers in achieving lasting independence is the fear of being unable to simply remember to take daily medication or at worst not being able to call for help when faced with a medical emergency.
Fortunately, there have been technological advancements in medical alert systems that can help solve these problems. Many systems on the market can be used in case of a fire or home break in, and some devices will remind seniors when it's time to take their medication. Mobile medical alert systems with GPS technology are even available for seniors who need protection when away from home. All these new technologies can be quite confusing, therefore the Reviews.com team has worked hard to provide seniors and their families with a resource that will help guide them through all the available options. They do this by providing an in-depth guide featuring expert reviews, detailed comparisons, and data-driven ratings. All this information is completely free, accessible to everyone, and centralized in one location to help centralize all the available information.
By using this resource, communities have access to the most comprehensive and in-depth information about medical alert systems that can provide safety and independence for seniors and their families. The value of the resource is clearly seen in the quality of work. The team, which is comprised of researchers and industry experts, dedicated over 100 hours examining and evaluating 44 different medical alert systems. Based on a number of data points, they were able to narrow that list down to 8 standout systems. With these 8, the team conducted a thorough analysis of each options, assessing it on 33 different features. The end result is a data-driven, unbiased rating for each of the medical alert systems.
You can find the resource here: http://www.reviews.com/medical-alert-systems/
|New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services||
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services offers information on Long-Term Care (LTC) planning, Global Options, and Respite.
|Outside support systems to keep loved ones at home longer||
Respite care programs are often available at senior living communities or through home care.
|Respite Care Services||
VNA of Somerset Hills-Respite:www.visitingnurse.org Respite & Caregiver programs
|Somerset County Board of Social Services (BOSS)||
Somerset County BOSS:www.socialservices.co.somerset.nj.us (Board of Social Services)
|Somerset County Coalition on Affordable Housing (SCCOH)||
Somerset County Coalition on Affordable Housing (SCCOH): www.sccoah.org
SCCOAH provides low and moderate-income families with the information that they need to make informed and reasonable decisions to achieve their housing goals. The services that we provide to low and moderate income families include, but are not limited to the following:
|Somerset County Office on Aging - programs & services||
Somerset County Office on Aging -programs & services assess needs of older persons and plans programs and services to meet those needs. Offers information and referral services, outreach, senior centers and home-delivered meals, wellness and care coordination, legal counseling and eldercare services.
Disability Pension VA Benefits
What is Aid & Attendance?
Aid and attendance can help pay for care in the home, nursing home, or assisted living.
Who is Eligible?
How do I qualify for this benefit?
Contact Somerset County Office of Veterans Service for assistance in determining eligibility for benefits and assistance in completing proper applications
Somerset County Office of Veterans Service
Veterans Pension Program website: www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/pension/vetpen.htm
Veterans Medical Assistance