Care managers are available to help determine and coordinate the care and services needed by elderly individuals and others.
The Elder Expert
Heightened Independence & Progress - Caregiver Assistance and Support Project
Key Services Guide for Older Adults
Senior Bridge Family
Home Health Care/Homemaker Services
Home health care is skilled nursing care and certain other health care services you get in your home for the treatment of an illness or injury. For more information on home care, click here.
For more information on your local Area Agencies on Aging, go to http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/saaaa.html.
MLTSS (Managed Long Term Services and Supports)
For individuals who need assistance activities of daily living in the home on a long term basis, Medicaid eligible persons can receive services in the home as a way to prevent institutionalized care, such as a nursing home. MLTSS enables a beneficiary to live in the community with long-term supports for as long as possible. Further, MLTSS provides comprehensive services and supports, whether you live at home, in an assisted living facility, in community residential services or in a nursing home. In order to be eligible for this service, individuals must meet certain criteria (financial, medical need and age and/or disability). For an informational fact sheet on frequently asked questions, click here.
In New Jersey, click here for more information.Individuals must apply through their local County Board of Social Services .In New York, this program is referred to as Managed Long Term Care (MLTC). For information about NY's program, click here
Visiting Homemaker of Bergen County is a private, non-profit provider of home care services that provides a spectrum of services that meet an individual's needs from live-in care to "occasion care," which is accompanying an elderly or disabled person to a special event. They also have several free programs, one being Cheer, which offers seniors with assistance with shopping, errands, laundry and socialization. http://www.vhsbc.com/
NY State Department of Health Consumer Guide to Community-Based Long Term Care is a comprehensive guide to services offered in NY State offers easy links to obtain more information.
To find out what assistance/programs you may be eligible for, go to BenefitsCheckup.com or GovBenefits.gov.
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