Senior Citizens United Community Services understands the responsibilities of caregiving and the related stress that can occur on a day-to-day basis. We have designed two programs that address the needs and concerns of caregivers.
Our Respite Care program is designed to give caregivers relief from the day-to-day responsibilities to their loved ones by providing care for vacations, weekends or even just a few hours a day. Through a menu of respite options such as adult day care programs, in-home health aides and temporary out-of-home placements, caregivers can choose the program that best suits their needs.
In addition to helping elderly and disabled persons in Camden County, SCUCS is also devoted to assisting those that care for them. That’s why our Respite Program has become such an integral part of our organization. Whether it’s a break for a few hours, a few days or even weeks, our Respite Program allows caregivers the freedom to take care of personal matters or just a little time to relax.
The Respite Program helps those that:
- are the primary caregiver for an elderly/disabled person over the age of 18;
- are caught between responsibilities at work and home;
- and are feeling tired or have too little time to get things done.
• Home Health Aides
• Medical Day Care Centers
• Social Day Care Centers
• Adult Family Care Home
• Temporary in-patient care in a licensed nursing home/assisted living facility
For information about this program call our offices at (856) 456-1121 Monday- Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Click here for a printable brochure on our Respite Care Services
The Caregiver Education Initiative (CEI) is specifically designed to focus on the needs and concerns of the caregiver. Many people find themselves in a caregiving role for a relative or friend. Some can use assistance to make their caregiving role more manageable and effective. There is no cost to you. Click here for a printable brochure on our Caregiver Education Initiative.
The degree of the care needed varies from one senior to another. SCUCS addresses these needs by offering programs that provide personal help with daily activities; home management and maintenance; or intensive supervision.
Our Personal Care program has been designed for seniors who are recovering from an illness or injury that may not require full-time medical assistance but are in need of some personal help with daily activities like bathing, laundry and housekeeping duties.
Click here for a printable brochure on our Personal Care Program.
The Telephone Reassurance Program provides telephone contact for seniors who are home-bound or live alone. It insures that someone will have regular contact with the senior, to see how they are doing and to give them an opportunity to discuss how they are coping. In the instance that a specific need is identified, the caller (volunteer) will notify the proper agencies to provide additional services to the senior. This has been a successful program in many cities, saving countless lives, and is now offered to residents who live within Camden County.
To sign up for the program, or to become a volunteer, please call our office at (856) 456-1121.
Click here for a printable brochure on our Telephone Reassusrancde Program.
ADULT FAMILY CARE
The Adult Family Care (AFC) program helps seniors that are in need of intensive supervision avoid the threat of institutionalization by placing them in the homes of family caregivers trained and supervised by a team of licensed nurses and social workers to ensure that all of the senior’s needs are being met. Click here for a printable brochure on our AFC Program.
Licensed by the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services, the Adult Family Care program (AFC) is an affordable residential alternative to long-term care facilities for individuals who, due to disability or age, cannot live independently.
AFC can place nursing home eligible residents in privately owned homes under the care of specially screened, trained and supervised care providers. Nurses and social workers are assigned to each participant with professional staff available 24 hours a day.
Program participants receive:
• Assistance with daily activities
• Medication supervision
• Personal care services
• Meal preparation
• Socialization and companionship
Have questions regarding our AFC Program? Find the answers in Frequently Asked Questions.
For more information about Adult Family Care, call (856) 456-1121, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Click on the link below for the September 28, 2014 article on AFC
Click on the link below to view an article and video clip on AFC by NJN News