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Elder Day Care and Long-Term Care

A number of options are available in New Jersey for elderly citizens who need care.  Programs vary and their appropriateness is dependent upon one’s physical and mental capabilities. 

Elder Day Programs

Day Programs provide a safe place for elderly people who need some level of care during the day. Examples of these programs include:

  • 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 individuals who need to be in a safe environment while their caregivers are at work. 
  • Adult Day Programs for People with Alzheimer’s disease are services specifically geared to those with that condition or similar dementia.

Other homes and community options for long-term care are available. Seniors may be eligible for reimbursement if they 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 they need. The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) is our state's senior service delivery system. Learn more about in-home services by calling ADRC at 877-222-3737.

Long-Term Care

Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person’s health and personal care needs. These services help individuals live as independently and safely as possible when they are unable to perform everyday activities independently.

People can receive long-term care at their own home, the home of a family member or at a residential facility, assisted living, or nursing home.

Learn more about resources, services, and provides online or by calling 877-222-3737.

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 include companions, home health aides, adult daycare, private duty nursing, and other assistive services.  To learn more call the Aging and Disability Resource Connection at 877-222-3737.

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