Elder Day Care and Long-Term Care

A number of options are available in our state for elderly citizens who need some level of care during the day.  Programs vary and their appropriateness is dependent upon one’s physical and mental capabilities.

    • Adult Day Care Programs are for individuals who do not need medical attention but would benefit from supervision for some portion of the day
    • Adult Day Health Services were created for frail elderly citizens who need to be in a safe environment while their caregivers are at work. 
    • Residents with Alzheimer’s disease are eligible for adult day services specifically geared to those with that condition or a similar dementia.

Other home and community options for long term care are growing more popular over recent years and there is increased recognition that in many cases different levels of care are more successfully provided in one’s home or in group settings within the community with beneficial affects for elderly residents who wish to remain where they are rather than move to a long term care facility.  For those in that situation there now exist options that will reimburse citizens who choose to hire and direct their own service providers.

Eligibility and costs for services vary according to a resident’s income and the amount of assistance he or she needs. ADRC, Aging and Disability Resource Connection, (formerly known as NJ EASE) is our state's senior service delivery system. Your best first step to finding out about in-home services is a call to ADRC toll-free at 1-877-222-3737.
Learn more about these programs.

When Long-Term Care Is Needed

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More information on long-term care services
and financing the cost of such services 
can be found in:
A Guide to Community-Based
Long-Term Care in New Jersey.

Search for a long term care facility in your area.

Read evaluations of individual long term care facilities.


CareLike Offers Database Resources and Reference Material

This resource offers a searchable database of listings for over 110,000+ senior service providers in the U.S. Their comprehensive listings include all licensed senior housing and Medicare-certified home healthcare providers across the country as well as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), independent living retirement communities, and facilities that provide assisted living, residential care, nursing and rehabilitation. Data on the site is collected from public and private authenticated sources.

The reference material offered includes decision support tools, and information about home care, home healthcare, adult day care, hospice care, elder law attorneys, geriatric care managers, hospitals, transportation services, move managers, State Units on Aging, Title VI, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, financial services, durable medical equipment, real estate agents and more. Visit this website for further information.

When You Need a Break from Caregiving

The NJ Statewide Respite Care Program provides respite care services for elderly and functionally impaired persons age 18 and older to relieve their unpaid caregivers of stress arising from the responsibility of providing daily care. Services available under the Statewide Respite Care Program include companions, home aides, private duty nursing, and other assistive services.  To learn more call Aging and Disability Resource Connection (formerly known as New Jersey EASE) at 877-222-3737.

Research Sources Included
http://www.state.nj.us/health/senior/choice/housing.shtml 
http://www.state.nj.us/health/senior/help.shtml#Adult 
http://www.carelike.com/families



Page last modified/reviewed on September 18, 2015

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