Our professionally screened and trained volunteer caregivers are carefully matched with care-receivers. Caregivers provide non-medical support services that enable homebound seniors and adults with disabilities to live with dignity in their own homes for as long as possible. Read the story of one caregiver/care-receiver partnership.
What services are available?
- Friendly visits
- Shopping and errands
- Transportation to appointments
- Indoor/outdoor chores
- Minor household repairs
- Occasional meal preparation
- Clerical assistance
- Short-term respite care
- Telephone reassurance
Who qualifies for services?
Homebound seniors, generally 6o years and older, as well as adults with a permanent disability who are residents of Mercer County, New Jersey.
Who can request services?
- Seniors and adults with disabilities
- Family members, friends, neighbors
- Congregations and community groups
- Home health or social service agencies, hospitals, and senior centers
Is there a cost for services?
Our services are free-of-charge and volunteers are not permitted to receive payment or remuneration of any kind. However, Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County gratefully accepts charitable donations which are used to underwrite our volunteer management program. Learn how to make a donation.
This program is funded in part under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, through a grant with the Mercer County Office on Aging.