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SENIOR SERVICES

DIVISION OF AGING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

PO Box 807
Trenton, NJ 08625-0807
Telephone: (609) 943-3345
FAX: (609) 943-3343

• Assisted Living and Adult Family Care Services (AL/AFC)
• Global Options (GO)
• Medical Day Care
• Social Adult Day Care (SADC)
• Congregate Housing Services Program
• Jersey Assistance for Community Caregivers (JACC)
• Alzheimer’s Adult Day Services Program
(609) 943-3475

DIVISION OF SENIOR BENEFITS AND UTILIZATION MANAGEMENT

PO Box 715
Trenton, NJ 08625-0715
Telephone: (609) 588-7097
(800) 792-9745 (Toll Free)
FAX: (609) 631-4668

• Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
• Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD)
• Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program
• Lifeline Utility Assistance Program
• Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary

GLOBAL OPTIONS (GO) FOR LONG-TERM CARE

The Department of Health and Senior Services has consolidated three Medicaid-supported home and communitybased services (CAP, ECO, and CCPED) into a single waiver program called Global Options (GO) for Long-Term Care. To be eligible, an individual must have a disability and be between the ages of 21 and 64, or be a senior aged 65 or over, and must need the level of care provided in a hospital, a nursing facility, or an intermediate care facility. Service packages are based on individual client needs. To obtain more information about GO, as well as other state-funded or private pay home and community-based longterm care services, call your local Area Agency on Aging toll-free at (877) 222-3737, or visit the Division of Aging and Community Services website.

NJ EASE

(877) 222-3737

NJ EASE (New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry)

is a New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services program, in partnership with county governments, that provides a convenient way for senior citizens and their families to learn about and obtain needed services. NJ EASE provides information and access to services that address the financial, medical, and social needs of seniors. Through NJ EASE, each county in New Jersey provides outreach, case management, transportation, senior centers, volunteer opportunities, health promotion, nutrition programs, education, health insurance counseling, adult protective services, senior employment, and information on housing and long-term care options. County Offices

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

(800) 792-8820
The role of Adult Protective Services (APS) is to investigate complaints of suspected abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of vulnerable adults aged 18 or older. A complaint to APS will generate a thorough assessment, which will include a private face-to-face interview with the potentially at-risk adult, to determine if intervention is warranted. All information generated by the investigation is confidential. A report of suspected abuse may be made to the Aging and Community Services Information and Referral toll-free number or to the APS office in the county in which the individual lives.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

The Alzheimer’s Association
Greater New Jersey Chapter
400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251
Denville, NJ 07834
Telephone: (800) 883-1180 (Toll-Free

BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED

National Federation of the Blind-NJ
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Telephone: (973) 743-0075
www.nfb.org
New Jersey Council of the Blind
520 Ewingville Road
Ewing, NJ 08638
Telephone: (609) 882-2446
FAX: (609) 882-5416
www.njcounciloftheblind.org

The Motorized Wheelchair Lemon Law

www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/brief/wheel.pdf
The Wheelchair Lemon Law requires manufacturersto give customers warranties of at least one year that cover defects which impair the use, value or safety of the chair or scooter. After three unsuccessful attempts at repairing the same problem with the wheelchair or motorized scooter or if the wheelchair or motorized scooter is out of service for a total of twenty days, the customer may be entitled to a replacement, refund, or early lease termination, minus a reasonable allowance for use

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
Federal civil rights law which guarantees individuals with disabilities equal opportunity in employment, public accommodations, state and local government services, transportation, and telecommunications

Older Americans Act

www.aoa.gov
Federal civil rights law passed in 1965, which has since been amended. It created the Administration on Aging and provides funding for research and training projects. It also provides nutrition programs, health promotion and disease prevention, in-home services, and protection of the rights of older persons. The amended Act created the National Family Caregiver Support Program, which helps families care for elders who have illnesses or disabilities

Family Support Act

The Family Support Act is a 1993 state law which created family-driven Regional Family Support Planning
Councils to assist families in making service decisions that best meet the needs of their members with disabilities. It establishes within the Division of DevelopmentalDisabilities (DDD) a system of family support, which includes financial assistance, service coordination, and avariety of services and trainings

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

(HIPAA)

www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/
Federal law which establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other health information. Insurance carriers, healthcare clearinghouses, and healthcare providers are required to comply with its privacy standards. It gives consumers the right to request to inspect, copy, or amend their medical records, and to limit disclosure of information.

MEDICARE COVERAGE AT A GLANCE

Part A: Medically necessary care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and some home health care

Part B: Doctor visits, preventive care, laboratory and x-ray services, durable medical equipment, hospital outpatient services, home health care, and ambulance service

Part D: Coverage for some medically approved pharmaceuticals

For Medicare information:
www.medicare.gov
800-MEDICARE (633-4227)

New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care
Organization: (908) 233-0060
www.njhospice.org

MEDICAID

(800) 356-1561 TDD: (800) 356-1561
The New Jersey Medicaid Program, administered by the DHS Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, covers certain medical and health care services for individuals who meet established eligibility standards.

MEDICAID AT A GLANCE

MEDICAID SERVICES MAY INCLUDE:

• Certified Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse
Specialist Services
• Chiropractic Services
• Dental Services
• Early and Periodic Screenings, Diagnosis, and
Treatment (under age 21 only)
• Family Planning Services
• HealthStart Maternity and Pediatric Care Services
• Home Care Services
• Hospice Services
• Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Services
• Laboratory and Radiological Services
• Medical Day Care Services
• Medical Supplies and Equipment
• Nursing Facility Services
• Optometric Services and Optical Appliances
• Pharmaceutical Services
• Physician Services
• Podiatric Services
• Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices and Hearing Aids
• Psychological and Mental Health Services
• Rehabilitative Services
• Medical Transportation Services

LogistiCare schedules rides to medical appointments for individuals on Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare.
Reservations: (866) 527-9933
“Where’s My Ride?”: (866) 527-9934

NJ LIFELINE CREDIT PROGRAM

(800) 792-9745
NJ Lifeline is a yearly credit for your electric or gas bill. An individual must be 65 years old, or be a disabledadult (at least 18 years old) who is receiving Social Security Disability benefits. Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) do not need to apply-the Lifeline benefit is included in the monthly SSI check.

NJ SHARES (866) NJSHARES (657-4273)

www.njshares.org
NJ SHARES helps to pay electric and gas bills. Thisbenefit can help if you experience a financial emergencyand cannot pay your energy bill. To apply,contact a local NJ SHARES Intake Agency using the toll-free number above.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

(800) 772-1213 TDD: (800) 325-0778
www.socialsecurity.gov

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal program established for the aged and people with disabilities. The program provides a monthly stipend. The federal government administers SSI through the Social Security Administration. People over 65 and people with disabilities, including children, may be eligible for SSI payments, and will receive NJ Medicaid automatically. Application is made through any Social Security office. Parents or guardians may apply on behalf of children under 18

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program pays benefits to disabled workers and their families. To be eligible for SSDI, you must be disabled and must have earned a minimum number of credits from work covered under Social Security. The required number of credits varies depending on your age at the time you became disabled.

MEDICAID PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT SERVICE (PCA)

Personal Care Assistant Service (PCA) is a statewide service provided by the New Jersey Medicaid Program to people eligible for Medicaid services in the community. The purpose of personal care is to accommodate long-term chronic or maintenance health care as opposed to short-term skilled care as is provided under Medicaid’s home health program. PCA services are health-related tasks done by qualified staff in a medically-eligible beneficiary’s home or workplace. They include assistance with activities of daily living and household duties essential to the individual’s health and comfort. For information, contact the Division of Disability Services at (888) 285-3036 or (609) 292-4800.

HOME CARE ASSOCIATIONS

Home Care Association of New Jersey 485-D Route 1 South, Suite 210, Iselin, NJ 08830
Telephone: (609) 275-6100 or (732) 877-1100
www.homecarenj.org

CAREGIVER RESOURCES FROM THE WEB

NJEASE for Caregivers
www.caregivernj.nj.gov

National Family Caregivers Association
www.nfcacares.org

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org

Coalition on Family Caregiving
www.cfcares.org

The Family Village
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/general/care-givers.html

American Health Care Association
www.ahca.org

WellSpouse Association
www.wellspouse.org

National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org

TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES

NEW JERSEY TRANSIT

New Jersey Transit provides commuter services through more than 150 bus routes and 11 rail lines in New Jersey and into New York and Pennsylvania. Lift-equipped and kneeling buses, as well as accessible rail stations, are important elements of New Jersey Transit’s services to people with disabilities. Access Link is a service for those who are not able to use a regular fixed-route bus. New Jersey Transit also provides a reduced fare program for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

New Jersey Transit
One Penn Plaza East
Newark, NJ 07105
www.njtransit.com
Customer Service: (973) 275-5555
TTY: (800) 772-2287
NJ Transit ADA Services (973) 491-7385

ACCESS LINK

Access Link is NJ Transit’s paratransit service required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Access Link provides people with disabilities paratransit service comparable to the local bus service. This service is specifically for people whose disability prevents them from using existing local bus service.
Access Link: (800) 955-ADA1 (2321)
TTY: (800) 955-6765

REDUCED FARE PROGRAM

Special rates are available for senior citizens 62 years of age or older and people with disabilities. Personal assistants ride for free when the person with a disability presents proper identification. You don’t need to be a New Jersey resident to be eligible for the program. You can ride on NJ TRANSIT buses and trains at the reduced rate. Many private bus companies operating in the state also participate in the program. For more information, please contact NJ Transit. Reduced Fare Program (973) 378-6401

OUT OF STATE ACCESSIBLE TRANSIT SERVICES

SEPTA-Pennsylvania
Customer Services: (215) 580-7800
TDD: (215) 580-7853
Customized Community Transportation
Paratransit Service (215) 580-7145
www.septa.com
MTA-New York
Access-A-Ride: (718) 393-4999
TDD: (718) 393-4257

http://mta.info/nyct/paratran/guide.htm

COUNTY PARA-TRANSPORTATION

Each of the 21 counties in New Jersey provide a county-based paratransit service for senior citizens and people with disabilities. The following contact numbers are resources for current information on local paratransit services, including hours of operation, reservation procedures, fees (if any), priorities for services, consumer representation on advisorycommittees, etc.

COUNTY PARA-TRANSIT CONTACTS

Atlantic County…………………………(609) 645-5910
Bergen County ………………………….(201) 368-5955
Burlington County …………………….(609) 265-5109
Camden County ………………………..(856) 456-3344
Cape May County ……………………..(609) 889-3700
Cumberland County…………………..(856) 691-7799
Essex County ……………………………(973) 395-5858
Gloucester County …………………….(856) 686-8350
Hudson County …………………………(201) 369-4320
Hunterdon County……………………..(800) 842-0531
Mercer County ………………………….(609) 530-1971
Middlesex County……………………..(800) 221-3520
Monmouth County…………………….(732) 431-6480
Morris County…………………………..(888) 282-6277
Ocean County …………………………..(877) 929-2082
Passaic County ………………………….(973) 305-5756
Salem County……………………………(856) 935-7510
Somerset County……………………….(908) 231-7115
Sussex County…………………………..(973) 579-0480
Union County……………………………(908) 241-8300
Warren County ………………………….(908) 454-4044

AMTRAK-OFFICE OF AMTRAK ACCESS

Telephone: (800) USA-RAIL (800-872-7245)
TDD/TTY: (800) 523-6590
www.amtrak.com

GREYHOUND CUSTOMERS WITH DISABILITIES

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE LINE

Telephone: (800) 752-4841
TTY: (800) 345-3109
Greyhound ADA Compliance Office
(800) 755-2357
www.greyhound.com

XXI TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES NJ FINDARIDE

This website is designed to be an information resource about accessible transportation options available to people with disabilities and others in New Jersey. Please visit www.njfindaride.com.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR A HANDICAPPED PARKING PLACARD OR PLATES

To qualify for a placard or plates, you must:
• Have lost the use of one or more limb
• Be permanently disabled and be unable to move without the use of an assistive device
• Have your mobility limited as certified by a physician

NEW JERSEY MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION

(609) 292-6500 (888) 486-3339
www.state.nj.us/mvc