About Us


Care at Home New Jersey is a non-profit organization associated with Vanguard Medical Group, whose mission is to use technology to help decrease social isolation among the elderly, and help patients and their families strengthen ties and stay connected. Our offerings include:

  • Placing customized, large-screen computers in the patient's home, which helps our patients stay connected with loved ones and with the Care at Home NJ staff. Our social worker does weekly outreach via video conferencing, also known as Skype visits.
  • A comprehensive Resource Guide on our website which lists medical, social, and community services, including those providers who make house calls to the homebound elderly.
  • A monthly Caregiver Support Group, held on the second Thursday of each month, offered in both an afternoon and evening session.
  • An online Discussion Forum, moderated by our social worker, which provides a place for our patients and their families to connect with others to find the services they need, whether it be housing, in-home care, medical services, or food and transportation.


Our Staff



Alex Kent is the Program Director of Care at Home New Jersey (CAHNJ).
She is responsible for distribution and training on the Telikin computers, the CAHNJ website, and our volunteer program. Previously she worked for Montclair Township, and the Montclair Public Schools' Health and Wellness Partnership. She has also worked as a consultant in the area of pedestrian safety. She holds a Masters degree in Public Health from Montclair State University.





Maureen Karsen is a Social Worker at Care at Home New Jersey (CAHNJ).
She is responsible for assessing candidates for the Telikin computers, weekly Skype visits with patients, moderating the Caregiver Support Group, monitoring the Caregiver Forum, and assisting with social service needs as necessary. Maureen previously worked with adults with mental illness and disabilities at Community Access Unlimited in Elizabeth NJ. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown New Jersey.


Lynn Kuran is a Social Worker at Care at Home New Jersey (CAHNJ).
She is responsible for weekly Skype visits with patients utilizing the Telikin computer, and Grandpad tablet, and assisting with social service needs as necessary. Lynn has over twenty years' experience working with individuals and families as a case manager and community educator in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She holds a BS in Psychology from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey and a Masters in Social Work from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.