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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 Icon PDF   Pathways for Caregivers Introduction & Table of Contents
PDF Icon PDF   Section A: Caregiving for an Aging Loved One
PDF Icon PDF   Section B: Caregiving for a Loved One with a Disability
PDF Icon PDF   Section C: Caregiving for a Loved One with Mental Illness
PDF Icon PDF   Section D: Information for All Caregivers
PDF Icon PDF   Appendices

To obtain a printed version of this guide, please call 888.33UWCARES (888.338.9227).

"Pathways" Toolbox
PDF Icon PDF   Important Contact Information
PDF Icon PDF   Creating Personal & Professional Directories
PDF Icon PDF   Your Four Most Important Documents
PDF Icon PDF   Locating Important Documents & Information
PDF Icon PDF   Glossary of Key Legal Terms

Caregivers Toolbox

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!

Assessing Need

Books, Articles, and Media

Caregiving Legislation and Advocacy

Caregiving Research

Community Resources

Developmental Disabilities

Disease and Disability Websites

Financial Assistance

Health Information

National and State Caregiving Websites

New Jersey Caregiving Coalitions

Online Communities

Online Resources


Self-Care for Caregivers

Support Groups for Caregivers

Tax Information for Caregivers


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.

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