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.
Even if your elderly loved one insists on remaining at home, doing so may not be in their best interests. A parent or elderly loved one in failing or deteriorating health is not the only one in jeopardy; family members managing care may also be under a lot of stress and typically find out they’ve bitten off more than they can chew when it comes to taking care of a relative while trying to have and maintain their own life.

Focusing on the solid foundation of Griswold Home Care founder Jean Griswold’s vision, providing the best home caregivers to seniors and families at affordable rates, the office has grown to one of the company’s top performers. In 2001, our operations manager, Kathy Mason, came on board. Her compassion, empathy and love of the senior care community played a key role in the overall success of the office.
In New Jersey, there is a department within the Division of Aging Services called the Office of Home & Community-Based Services Quality Assurance. This department runs state-funded home-based programs for those who qualify for these services. Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) is one such program, and Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC) is another.
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At United Methodist Communities HomeWorks, we understand the challenges you face taking care of a loved one. You want to provide the full support they need while respecting their independence and personal dignity. You want to be there for them, but the demands of work, family and everyday life just don’t allow you to be present in the capacity your loved one deserves.
Finding the right assisted living facility for your elderly loved one is never easy. You want to be sure you find just the right fit—a place where your parent or relative will be comfortable, happy, and able to thrive. With so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. If you are looking for advice on senior care services, start with Adult Care Advisors.

There are 415 respite care options in New Jersey, providing temporary care either in-home, in a facility, or in a hospital. Respite care is especially helpful when a senior needs more advanced care than what a family member can provide, or when the primary caregiver needs time off to keep from burning out. The average cost of respite care in New Jersey is $109,500 a year, with a range of cost from $6,917 to $17,444 a month.


"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."
At United Methodist Communities HomeWorks, we understand the challenges you face taking care of a loved one. You want to provide the full support they need while respecting their independence and personal dignity. You want to be there for them, but the demands of work, family and everyday life just don’t allow you to be present in the capacity your loved one deserves.

They sent us a truly excellent caregiver whom we now regard as a family member. I have complete trust in our caregiver. She provides a LOT more than just "care". She provides companionship, attention, friendship and I know she genuinely cares. That's all I could ever ask for. And the Service itself has provided excellent support and has accommodated on many important matters. They truly "care" as well. Trust me, this sort caring is what you want to look for when seeking a care provider.
I'm a certified home health aide with 20 years of experience, caring for the elderly. In this field, I have worked with seniors of different cultures, traditions, and ethnic backgrounds. I am compassionate, attentive, and caring. I would love to help with meals and house cleaning, errands and appointments. I have my own car and a good driving record. I am trustworthy, reliable, attentive, and helpful. I am also a great companion. I love the seniors because I was raised by my grandmother who taught me to be very mindful of the elderly and respect them. The way I want to be remembered in life is to make a difference in the life of others but especially for those who helped us to get where we are today-seniors. I don't smoke or drink. My current references are available upon request. Thank you
Our responsible, experienced CAREGivers are members of the local community, familiar with the resources available in your area of New Jersey. Home Instead Senior Care services are available 24/7, every day of the year, including holidays, and are delivered by trusted CAREGivers who are screened, bonded and insured employees—never independent contractors.
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