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"Pathways for Caregivers" Guide
United Way Caregivers Coalition has produced its first regional edition of the award-winning, comprehensive caregiving guide – "Pathways for Caregivers."
Caregivers credit this guide as a lifeline.
It is a one-of-a-kind resource full of information, advice, and ideas
about how to get the support caregivers need for their caregiving
journey. It includes separate sections on caring for loved ones who are
aging, have disabilities, or mental health issues. There is also
information about veterans’ services.
While written to assist caregivers in our
northern New Jersey region, much of the contents are applicable to
caregivers all throughout New Jersey and beyond. United Way is thrilled to provide this support at no cost to caregivers, their families, and those who work with caregivers.
Click on the links below to download an electronic copy:
PDF Pathways for Caregivers Introduction & Table of Contents
PDF Section A: Caregiving for an Aging Loved One
PDF Section B: Caregiving for a Loved One with a Disability
PDF Section C: Caregiving for a Loved One with Mental Illness
PDF Section D: Information for All Caregivers
To obtain a printed version of this guide, please call 888.33UWCARES (888.338.9227).
PDF Important Contact Information
PDF Creating Personal & Professional Directories
PDF Your Four Most Important Documents
PDF Locating Important Documents & Information
PDF Glossary of Key Legal Terms
United Way Caregivers Coalition has developed a virtual Caregivers Toolbox filled with information and resources to support family caregivers in their caregiving role. This resource is an extension of the valuable information provided in our "Pathways for Caregivers" guide. The Caregivers Toolbox is updated periodically with new and relevant information, so check back often!
DISCLAIMER: Information and materials in the Caregivers Toolbox have come through members of the United Way Caregivers Coalition. The content of the Toolbox is for informational purposes only. It is always the responsibility of the individual user to confirm the accuracy of pertinent information. United Way of Northern New Jersey and the United Way Caregivers Coalition accept no liability for the content presented in the Toolbox or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information or suggestions provided. The provision of contact information for organizations does not imply endorsement of these organizations or our acceptance of responsibility for the services they provide.
Information is the most current available at time of posting. However, some material, including links to online information, may change or become outdated without notice. It is the responsibility of the individual user to verify the accuracy of pertinent content.
This information may be freely distributed in its entirety but may not be modified, sold for profit, or used for commercial purposes. Distribution by unaffiliated organizations and individuals does not constitute an endorsement of these parties or their activities by United Way Caregivers Coalition or United Way of Northern New Jersey.
The Informed Caregiver Video Series
United Way Caregivers Coalition produces a
free educational video series designed to help family caregivers navigate the challenges of caring for a loved one who is
aging, has disabilities, or mental health issues. New videos are released throughout the year. Click here to view these informative videos.