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Atlantic County NJ Home Health Care

Sunlight Care, LLC can provide home healthcare, skilled nursing, and surgical recuperative services in the following cities: Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Buena, Collings Lakes, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor, Folsom, Hammonton, Linwood, Longport, Margate City, Mays Landing, Northfield, Ocean Heights, Pleasantville, Pomona, Port Republic, Smithville, Somers Point and Ventnor City.

Atlantic County Resources and Helpful Links

Atlantic County, New Jersey Social Services

Aging Services:

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES – Designed to protect frail and vulnerable people age 18 and older who are risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Call 1-888-426-9243

CAREGIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM
This program is designed to maintain older persons in their own residence or community-based settings by providing Skilled Nursing Services, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy and/or Education, providing relief and support to the unpaid caregiver.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
A group which meets on a regular basis, formed to help relieve caregiver stress and to provide peer support, education and information to caregivers, both elderly and non elderly, of older persons.

FIX-IT PROGRAM
The Fix-It Program is available to any senior citizen 60 or older, whose safety is at risk due to the need of handrails and minor home repairs, enabling them to remain living at home.
Call 1 (888) 426-9243.

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Information and Assistance: The Division has established a toll free number – 1 (888) 426-9243 – for information and assistance services for all age groups. Knowledgeable staff are available 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to provide information on such programs as PAAD, Senior Gold, Adult Day Care, Transportation, Home-Delivered Meals, Juvenile and Family Services, Dental Care and Caregiver Support Groups.

LEGAL SERVICES
Intergenerational Services has a contract with Cape-Atlantic Legal Services to render free legal assistance to low-income elderly and disabled residents. Cape-Atlantic will not represent a client if he/she is a defendant in a criminal matter nor will it provide assistance if a person is requesting to sue someone for monetary gain. It will, however, assist people with landlord/tenant issues, wills and living wills, food stamp appeals, domestic matters and consumer fraud matters.To schedule an appointment, call the agency directly at (609) 348-4200 or 800-870-7547.

MEDICAL DAY CARE
This structure program offers assistance to any senior or disabled citizen who requires care and supervision in a protective setting for a portion of the day, with emphasis on the physically or cognitively impaired older adults.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING
This program provides mental health and substance abuse services to any senior citizen, 60 years and older with emphasis on psychiatric evaluations, group, individual and couple counseling.

RECREATION AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
The Division develops and coordinates special trips for senior citizens. While some functions do require participants to pay a nominal fee for special events, senior groups may call to learn of planned activities or suggest special activities. Call 645-7700 ext. 4353

STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (SHIP)
Intergenerational Services staff provide counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled persons on Medicare regulations and explanations on supplemental or Medigap insurance policies. The counselor is available on a part-time basis and will make home visits and presentations to groups, if requested. Call 1 (888) 426-9243

SOCIAL DAY CARE
This structured program offers assistance to any senior or disabled citizen who requires care and supervision in a protective setting for a portion of the day, with emphasis on the social and recreational activities in a group setting.

Alzheimer’s Association

3 Eves Dr
Suite 310
Marlton , NJ 08053
Phone Number:  (800) 272-3900
Secondary Phone Number:  (856) 797-1212

Hours:  Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm 24 hour answering machine.

Information and referral to those afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease.

A nonprofit volunteer agency that provides information and referral services to those afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease, their caregivers and families. The Chapter also holds monthly family support group meetings.

Fees:  None

Eligibility:  Persons afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease, their caregivers and families.

Languages:  The helpline, available 24 hours, has a capacity in 140 languages.

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