WHO WILL CARE FOR MY LOVED ONE WHEN I’M GONE?
An individual with a physical, developmental or mental health disability needs a bedrock of individually-designed support. For the family members, there are daily questions to answer: Who will visit her? How will his medical costs be covered? What home environment is best? What activities and support does she need to thrive?
Planned Lifetime Assistance of New Jersey (PLAN/NJ)’s mission is to help families of individuals with disabilities answer these questions, as well as one that is even larger: Who will care for my loved one when I’m gone? This is a challenging question, but the answer is embedded in our name: Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, Inc. (PLAN/NJ).
PLAN/NJ ensures that all necessary supports are available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, enabling them to live full and more independent lives. These can include autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, severe mental illness and more.
PLAN/NJ is a non-profit organization comprised of qualified staff and volunteers who provide exemplary care coordination, guided oversight of financial affairs, and compassionate actions that enhance quality of life. We partner with families to provide a lifetime of assistance for people with differing abilities. Whether loved ones need these services now or in the future, we put this assistance in place whenever a family is ready, helping to maintain continuity and peace of mind for all concerned.
PLAN/NJ envisions individuals with disabilities and/or mental health challenges to have the following opportunities:
- A safe and appropriate place to call home
- To be financially stable and secure
- An opportunity for the most suitable and appropriate education
- A challenging and rewarding place of employment
- A fulfilling network of support
- An opportunity to make a contribution and participate in the community
- The ability to have choices and personal control
- An end to loneliness and isolation
- To have an advocate and be protected from abuse and neglect