All of the counties in New Jersey offer nutrition programs to residents over the age of 60. They vary in their approaches and depend on the specific needs of their clients. All of these programs can be reached through the local Aging & Disability Resource Connection/Area Agency on Aging (ADRC/AAA). (Click on the link and scroll down to find the appropriate county.) The telephone number is (877) 222-3737.
Our caregivers at ComForCare Home Care Mountainside are trained to recognize triggers and use redirection to help prevent or reduce challenging behavior. Dementia care services allow individuals with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia to do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their home. The dementia care services we provide are designed to help enhance the quality of life by helping clients remain independent for as long as possible.
Taking care of yourself and having support are important to managing your caregiving responsibilities. Utilizing respite care before becoming overwhelmed can be invaluable to everyone involved, including you. Engaging respite care services gives you a chance to revitalize and to do the things that fulfill and replenish you. The peace-of-mind knowing that your loved one is spending time with a compassionate and nurturing caregiver in a familiar surrounding is invaluable.
Assisted-living residences at United Methodist Communities have apartments that residents can make their own, along with a common dining room where meals are served, a nurse’s office where prescription drugs are professionally dispensed and activity rooms for socializing. The great advantage of United Methodist Communities assisted living is that you can ramp up the level of care as the resident needs it, adding services like help with dressing and bathing, or medication reminders. At our assisted living facilities, you only pay for the care that you receive. This philosophy can save families literally tens of thousands of dollars every year.
The state's recently created Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS), a managed care system, falls under the Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver. Under this system, there are no enrollment caps, meaning anyone who is eligible to receive services can do so. Via this program, supports for a variety of services are provided in the home, assisted living, an adult foster care home, or in adult day care. Benefits include home / vehicle modifications, meal delivery, personal emergency response systems, and personal assistance. Program participants are able to self-direct certain home-based supportive care, such as personal assistance and homemaker services. This means they are able to hire the individual of their liking, including some family members. The Global Options or GO Waiver was absorbed into this waiver in 2014. 
“We’re a family run business and honestly, I think that gives us a different perspective and a unique advantage,” said Terry, when asked what sets Amada Senior Care apart from other home care companies. “My wife and my son are heavily involved and because of that, the seniors we serve don’t just feel like customers to us – they feel like an extension of our family. Our passion is to work together to give you or your elderly loved ones the best care possible.”
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Whose mission it is to : “Promote quality, professionalism, and ethics to ensure the public trust, by setting standards, qualifications and guidance for the delivery of safe essential home care services. This is accomplished by producing qualified, principled home care provider organizations through an objective accreditation process and independent oversight.”
"Overall they've been good with me. Rona in the office calls me when the caregiver has some personal errands and needs to take off. They would always ask me if I want a replacement in or not. Their invoicing if fine. They got back to me when I reached out to them a few times. There's been no real issues. We had a couple of times where my uncle was very stubborn and they've tried new people. They've been really understanding in finding the right person. It's been a very good experience with them and my uncle seems very happy."
Hello, I am Ted Dzvileski, owner and operator of your local Griswold Home Care office of Somerset County, NJ. I joined the Griswold Home Care franchise family in 2002 because I saw an increased need for private care services both nationwide and in my community. As our nation’s elderly population continues to grow, and families are busier than ever, more people are in need of extra support as they age.
To qualify for NJ Long Term Care Medicaid, an applicant's functional ability, monthly income, and countable resources are considered. A single individual, as of 2018, can have up to $2,250 / month in income. Income in excess can be allocated to a Qualifying Income Trust (QIT). This is a way to effectively lower countable income, helping one to become income eligible for long-term care Medicaid.
In addition to drawing from our extensive experience and working relationships with most of the senior living communities throughout Northern New Jersey, the Amada senior housing team also helps families explore options that may make it easier to cover the cost of residential care. We guide clients through the application process and help them submit claims and manage benefits to make the most of resources such as veterans’ aid programs, long-term care insurance, and other non-traditional payment options. Our clients deserve the very best care, and we do all we can to ensure that they receive it.
Lisa works closely with our team on all client and caregiver activity, including service delivery, client relationship management, caregiver development, and retention. She brings years of experience as a Client Care Coordinator, which allows her to excel in this role. Lisa finds working in home care rewarding because she knows she is making a difference in the everyday lives of our clients and their families. She is passionate about securing compatible caregivers for our clients to make life more manageable and allow them to stay safe and comfortable in their own homes.
New Jersey has a housing index of 126.60, making it one of the more expensive states to retire in the United States. A big reason for this is likely that it’s central and close to New York City, where lots of people commute to work. In New Jersey, one bedroom apartments go for $1,128 a month on average (US average is $825 a month). Two bedrooms are approximately $1,373 a month ($1,027 a month the US average).

My mother-in-law passed away a few years ago in my own home. She came to live with me when she started getting lost driving her car. I promised her that I wouldn’t place her in a nursing home and she promised to give up driving and move in with my wife and I. As a retired teacher, she was extremely helpful with our children, waiting for them at the bus stop in the afternoon and helping them complete their homework before dinner. We would sit together for hours talking about family long gone and reminding our children where they came from. When she died peacefully in her sleep, I was pleased to know that my family and I had made the last years of our loved ones life as safe, pleasant and comfortable as possible.

When considering a senior living community, it is important that our clients and their loved ones honestly assess the level of care they will require. For individuals who anticipate the need for complex medical services, a nursing home may be the best place to help them stay safe and comfortable. However, some of our senior clients just want to simplify their lives and receive assistance with some basic activities of daily living, and for such individuals an assisted living community may be a better fit.
Medicaid is an insurance program designed for low-income individuals and families. A distinction should be made between regular Medicaid (sometimes called State Plan) and Institutional Medicaid (also called Long Term Care Medicaid). Long Term Care Medicaid is more relevant to the elderly and this webpage. Upon creation, Long Term Care Medicaid was intended to pay for nursing home care, and limited personal care, for individuals who required it, but could not afford it. Over time, programs were added that allowed those who were eligible for nursing home care to receive that level of care outside of nursing homes. These programs are referred to as Medicaid Waivers, and in New Jersey, these programs fall under a Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver. Please note, in New Jersey, Medicaid for the elderly is also called FamilyCare Aged, Blind, Disabled (ABD) Programs.
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