New Jersey Alzheimer's Adult Day Care Services

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. The 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.
 
Eligibility Requirements
To qualify for this program, New Jersey residents must be diagnosed with Alzheimer's, dementia or related memory disorder. They must be residing at home or in the community (not in residential care) and they must be receiving personal care or supervision from an informal caregiver.

There may be income limits for participation in the program, however these limits for 2012-2013 are not published and may change with the available funding for the program.

There are Alzheimer's Day Care centers 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
Benefits / Services
The state of New Jersey will pay up to 75% of the costs of adult day care for 2-3 days a week for persons with Alzheimer’s or related conditions. In the Day Care Centers, individuals are provided with personal care, supervision, social activities and meals.
How to Apply
To apply, persons should contact their local area agency on aging or call the statewide number at 609-943-4985.


Use our Eldercare Financial Resource Locator Tool to find other public and private programs that can help pay for or reduce the costs of long term care for the elderly.
Page Reviewed / Updated - Jan. 2013