The Division of Intergenerational Services serves the needs of families, youth, disabled individuals and senior citizens. Caring professionals are available to provide assessment, guidance, counseling, and information and referral. Individual case management insures a personal connection with our residents to insure that their needs are met.
101 S. Shore Road, Shoreview Building
New Jersey
United States
+1-888-426-9243 - In-County +1 (609) 645-5965 - Out-of-County

Department of Human Services

Division of Intergenerational Services

Statewide Respite Care Program (SWR)

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.

Services Available:

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:

  • A New Jersey resident with a chronic physical or mental disability requiring supervision or assistance with basic daily needs from a caregiver, AND
  • Be age 18 or older, AND
  • Have income at or below $2,022 per month ($4,044 for couple), AND
  • Have resources of less than $40,000 ($60,000 for couple)

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.



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