Most older adults want to age in place and live independently in their community. So, when caring for aging loved ones, you want to find the best support possible. Fortunately, there are many resources for in-home senior care in Hunterdon County.
Many local and state organizations work together to coordinate elder care services. At the state level, the New Jersey Department of Human Services operates the Division of Aging, which oversees the county-level agencies. Each of New Jersey’s 21 counties has a designated Area Agency on Aging, which coordinates community-based services for Senior Citizens. For example, the Hunterdon County Department of Human Services is our centralized hub of resources for older adults. You can consult with an agent to learn what local options might meet your unique care needs. The goal is to help aging adults live safely and independently at home and in their community for as long as possible.
Local Division of Senior Services
Our Area Agency on Aging is part of the Hunterdon County Department of Human Services, specifically the Division of Senior, Disabilities, and Veterans Services. This is our centralized source of information about local services and resources for Senior Citizens. The Division offers many services, such as
- Senior Center
- Health and Fitness
- Disability Services
- Veterans Services
- Mr. Fix-It Program
- Resource Connection
You can call the Division of Senior Services at 908-788-1361 to learn more about care options that may be beneficial to you. In addition, they have comprehensive lists of senior service providers in and around Hunterdon County.
Licensed In-Home Providers
The State of New Jersey regulates and monitors licensed home care agencies. There are strict state and federal standards for patient care and service management. For example, licensed agencies must run rigorous background checks when hiring Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aides (CHHHAs). When looking for in-home senior care in Hunterdon County, always ask if they are licensed with the State. Some people choose to employ independent in-home care providers directly. Those employers are then required and responsible for state payroll tax and worker’s compensation, so many people find it easier to hire agencies.
What do Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aides (CHHHAs) do in New Jersey?
CHHHAs are certified under the New Jersey Board of Nursing after completing training and evaluation. They help clients with personal care such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transfers and exercise assistance. Additionally, they can help with light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, errands, and meal preparation, just to name a few.
Anita’s Angels, Inc. – In-Home Senior Care in Hunterdon County
Anita’s Angels, Inc. is one of the top agencies for in-home senior care in Hunterdon County. Our CHHHAs provide dependable and outstanding in-home senior care for our clients. We are Families Helping Families. Let’s talk about how our family can help yours. Give us a call at 908-788-9390.