New Jersey Alzheimer's Adult Day Care Services

Page Reviewed / Updated - May 2014

Program Description

NJ Alzheimer's Day Care is a state funded program that partially covers the cost of adult day care for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia or other related memory disorders (Vascular, Lewy Body, FTD, CJD etc.).   The program's objective is to help support and offer relief from the demands of caregiving for the caregiver. This program is run by the Division of Aging and Community Services and administered locally by over 40 different day care centers.

The Alzheimer's Day Care centers are located in the following 18 counties; though it is not a requirement that the individual be a resident of the county to receive care in that county.

  • Atlantic
  • Bergen
  • Burlington
  • Camden
  • Cape May
  • Cumberland
  • Essex
  • Gloucester
  • Hunterdon
  • Mercer
  • Middlesex
  • Monmouth
  • Morris
  • Ocean
  • Passaic
  • Salem
  • Somerset
  • Union


 Did You Know? Persons in later stages of Alzheimer's sometimes go back to speaking their first language if different from their current language.

 

Eligibility Guidelines

New Jersey residents must be diagnosed with Alzheimer's, dementia or related memory disorder. Must reside at home or in the community (not in residential care)

Must be receiving personal care or supervision from an informal caregiver

Income limit for an individual is 600% of Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  In 2014, this equals $4,326 / month. Couples are limited to 700% of SSI or $5,047. 

Assets (Countable Resources) are limited to $40,000 for an individual or $60,000 for a couple.

 

Benefits and Services

The state of New Jersey will pay up to 75% of the costs of adult day care for 2 or 3 days a week for persons with Alzheimer’s or related conditions.  Given the relatively high cost of adult day care in NJ, the annualized value of this benefit is approximately $7,500. 

In the Day Care Centers, individuals are provided with personal care, supervision, social activities and meals.  

 

How to Apply / Learn More

To apply, persons should contact their local area agency on aging or call the statewide number at 609-943-4985.