The Statewide Respite Care Program (SWR) is designed to provide assistance to families by giving caregivers a break from the daily responsibility of caring for an elderly or disabled relative or friend.
Respite services may be used so that caregivers can shop, get medical care, attend to personal matters, rest, vacation or cope with an emergency. Services avalable are: homemaker, home health aide, caregiver directed respite program, social or adult health services and in-patient care in a licensed medical facility.
You may be eligible for SWR if you are:
Paying for Services
Depending on income, individual may be responsible for a cost share.
For more information
Contact the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services at 1 (888) 426-9243 or (609) 645-5965.