Helping you take time for yourself when caring for a loved one with chronic illness or dementia
Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness is one of the most selfless things we can do for another human being. But as we all know, it can also be exhausting.
Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey’s respite volunteers offer a few hours of relief to ease the responsibilities of those caring for family. The family caregivers who receive this service tell us there are no words to describe how thankful and grateful they feel. Our respite volunteers give them time to take care of their own needs which improves their mental and physical health.
Bilingual volunteers are available.
FAQs about the Respite Care Program
In order to be eligible for our program, an applicant must be over the age of 60 and no longer driving.
In Ocean County
Bay Head, 08742
In Monmouth County
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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: https://caregivervolunteers.org/community-resources/