"Long term care services" is a broad term used to encompass a broad spectrum of choices one has to assist or provide care to a person and/or the caregiver.
Understanding your options based on the type of care needed, financial considerations, the accessibility of community support services for in-home care, and the availability of a bed in a facility that meets your requirements are important considerations to making the right choice. The social workers at the Valley Hospital are available to help patients and their families make an informed choice while providing emotional support during this stressful time.
Selecting a Long-Term Care Setting - A Guide for New Jersey Consumers is a comprehensive yet practical guide to learning and understanding the long-term care system. Although much of the information is specific to New Jersey programs, you will be given knowledge to surge ahead for programs in your area. You can contact your local Area Agency on Aging for additional information.
The NJ Department of Health & Senior Services offers a free counseling and assistance program, Community Choice, designed to help seniors, the disabled and caregivers understand their options. Click here for more information. MetLife published a variety of practical guides with helpful advise and resources. For more information, click here. In addition, several websites offer assessment tools that help you to determine what level or types of care is best for you or your loved one.
For a comprehensive list of contact information of NJ's government agencies and programs, click here. As you search, please be aware that all lists may not be complete or up-to-date, so it is best to look at several resources.
Options for Long Term Care
Click here for general information resources for Bergen County residents.
For information on the Ombudsman or quality of care issues, click here.