Helping you take time for yourself when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia


Is there anything more heart breaking then caring for a loved one with dementia? The mission of the Alzheimer’s Respite Care Program (ARCP) is to ease the burden and enhance the quality of life for the family member caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

By training and matching volunteers who provide relief in the form of socialization, education and emotional support, family caregivers get the break they need.

ARCP is also a valuable community-wide resource for education and information about Alzheimer’s Disease.

Bilingual staff and volunteers are available.

So thankful to Impact 100 Jersey Coast for creating this beautiful mission video highlighting the expansion of our Alzheimer's Respite and Music services into Monmouth County. This would not have been Possible without their generous financial support. Looking forward to serving more families living with dementia in 2020!!!! THANK - YOU!

Posted by Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey - CVCJ on Monday, 25 November 2019

FAQs about the Alzheimer's Respite Care Program

What areas does Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey service?

In Ocean County

Bay Head, 08742 Bayville, 08721 Beachwood, 08722 Berkeley Township, 08721 Brick, 08724 Forked River, 08731 Island Heights, 08732 Jackson, 08527 Lakehurst, 08733 Lakewood, 08701 Lanoka Harbor, 08734 Lavallette 08735 Manchester, 08759 Mantoloking, 08738 Normandy Beach, 08739 Ocean Beach Ortley Beach, 08751 Pine Beach, 08741 Point Pleasant, 08742 Seaside Heights, 08751 Seaside Park, 08752 South Toms River, 08757 Toms River, 08753, 08754, 08755, 08756, 08757 Whiting, 08759      

In Monmouth County

Allentown, 08501 Asbury Park, 07712 Belmar, 07719 Bradley Beach, 07720 Brielle, 08730 Colts Neck (limited), 07722 Eatontown (limited), Englishtown, 07726 Fair Haven, 07704 Farmingdale, 07727 Freehold, 07728 Howell, 07331 Lincroft, 07738 Long Branch, 07740 Manalapan, 07726 Manasquan, 08736 Marlboro, 07746 Morganville, 07751 Neptune, 07753 Oakhurst (limited), 07755 Ocean, 07712 Ramtown, 07731 Red Bank (limited), 07701 Sea Girt, 08750 Spring Lake, 07762 Spring Lake Heights, 07762 Tinton Falls (limited), 07724 Upper Freehold (limited), 08501 Wall, 07719
What the Volunteers Do NOT Do?

Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey Respite Care volunteers do not provide hands-on medical care, such as toileting, bathing or dispensing of medications. The companionship and support they provide along with a great link to outside resources is priceless.

How Do I Register for Respite Care?

We try to make registering for our free respite care as easy as possible! Just follow these steps:

Contact us and let us know you’re interested in respite care by calling 732.505.2273 or email

We will conduct a telephone screening to make sure the individual is appropriate for the program.

We will conduct a home visit to meet your family, discover what type of help is needed and determine which volunteer(s) will be a good match for your family.

An introductory meeting will then be scheduled with the volunteer and CVCJ staff member. At this time, you and the volunteer will determine the dates and times for subsequent visits.

What information do ARCP volunteers receive?

ARCP volunteers are specially trained and educated on the following topics:

  • The different stages of the illness
  • Typical behaviors and how to best deal with them
  • The latest research
  • The best way to support the family caregiver
  • Available community resources

Volunteers are also invited to monthly meetings which include guest speakers. This education helps the volunteers provide the best experience for you and your loved one.

How Do Volunteers Help?

Our ARCP volunteers are extraordinary and caring individuals who spend 2-3 hours each week with families to offer companionship for both the individual with AD and/or the family caregiver.

By providing emotional support and respite, the full time caregiver experiences relief from what can be overwhelming responsibility. The individual with AD looks forward to the visits with a new friend.

How Much Does it Cost?

Our program is funded through the Ocean County Office of Senior Services, private donations, and fundraisers. Funding to launch this program in Monmouth County in 2019 is provided by Impact 100 Jersey Coast. All funds go towards volunteer training, background checks, volunteer insurance, and administrative costs. Because of the generosity of people like you, we are able to provide the families we assist without charge.

To make a tax-deductible donation, visit our donation page or send a check made out to CVCJ and mail to:

67 Rt. 37 West, Riverwood Plaza 2 – 2nd Floor,
Toms River, NJ 08755.

Our tax ID number is: 223197568.

Are there other resources in Ocean or Monmouth County that can help me?

We’ve gathered a list of resources beneficial to those with disabilities, seniors, and caregivers located in Monmouth and Ocean County. You can view them at this link:

Community Resources