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“HOSPITAL RESPITE CARE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS” PROGRAM

WHAT Hospitals are used to provide temporary respite care for shelter, food, recreation, and supervision to seniors dependent mainly upon family caregivers.
WHYTo provide elderly caregiver support and so that otherwise empty hospital facilities can be put to use.
WHEREArea Agency on Aging.
NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, Licensing Program.
Trenton, NJ, USA.


Program Description

The "Hospital Respite Care" Program is a temporary respite for elderly caregivers and available at participating hospitals. The program accepts adults 65 years or older and not only provides elderly caregivers with support but also makes use of otherwise empty hospital facilities.

Hospitals with an average of 20 percent or more weekend vacancy rate over a six-month period may establish the program and it must be located in a section separate from medical and surgical patients.

Other caregiver support and respite services are available and offered by the state of New Jersey and include:

-In-home companion
-In-home homemaker/home health aide/nurse
-Medical adult day care
-Social adult day care
-Short-term in-patient care in a licensed medical facility
source:state.nj.us


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