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Program Administration

Office of AAA Administration
Most senior services in New Jersey are administered locally by county-based Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). Click here to find the AAA in your county.

Office of Community Choice Options
Most seniors and people with disabilities in need of long-term care services prefer to get help in their home or in a community setting rather than in a nursing home. This office helps individuals learn about and access those services.

Office of Home & Community-Based Services Quality Assurance
This office administers a state-funded home and community-based program for seniors and their caregivers (JACC) and monitors the quality of care management services for this program and for the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program.  MLTSS replaced the Global Options for Long Term Care (GO) program effective July 1, 2014.

Office of Support Service for the Aged
This office administers programs that help eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities pay prescription, Medicare, hearing aid and utility costs. These programs include PAAD and Senior Gold.

Toll-Free Telephone Numbers

Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
There is an ADRC in every New Jersey county to help seniors, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers find out about and access important federal, state and local long-term services and supports. Call your ADRC toll-free at 1-877-222-3737.

Support Service for the Aged
Individuals with questions about the prescription assistance programs PAAD, Senior Gold and the AIDS Drug Distribution Program, or about getting help paying Medicare, utility or hearing aids costs, can call 1-800-792-9745.

Prescription (PAAD & Senior Gold), Medicare, Hearing Aid & Utility Assistance

Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
PAAD provides coverage for prescribed legend drugs, insulin and insulin supplies for eligible individuals. Co-payments are $5 for each covered generic and $7 for each covered brand name drug.

Senior Gold Prescription Drug Discount Program
Senior Gold is a State-funded prescription program with a different co-payment structure and income eligibility guidelines than those for PAAD.

Lifeline Utility Assistance
Lifeline is a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet the PAAD eligibility requirements or receive SSI to help offset home energy costs.

Hearing Aid Assistance for the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD)
HAAAD provides a $100 reimbursement to eligible persons who purchase a hearing aid.

AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP) 
ADDP provides life-sustaining medications to low income individuals with no other source of payment for these drugs.

Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) and SLMB Qualified Individual-1 (QI-1)
These two programs pay partial or full Medicare Part B premiums for eligible New Jersey residents who are not financially eligible for the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program under New Jersey Medicaid (also known as New Jersey Care).

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Health Services
Adult Day Health Services provide a safe environment for frail elderly during the day when their caregivers are at work. Some health-related services are provided.

Alzheimer's Adult Day Services
This program partially subsidizes the purchase of adult day care services for persons with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

Social Adult Day Care
This adult day care option is for individuals who do not need medical attention during the day, but may need supervision to ensure their safety and well-being.

Home and Community-Based Programs

Congregate Housing Services Program
This program provides supportive services to individuals who are elderly and disabled residing in selected subsidized housing facilities.

JACC (Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving)
JACC is a state-funded program similar to MLTSS (see below), but for individuals with slightly higher incomes.

Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) 
MLTSS uses a managed care approach for the delivery of publically-funded Medicaid long-term care services. MLTSS is designed to expand home and community-based services, promote community inclusion and ensure quality and efficiency.


Money Follows the Person (MFP)
This is a federal demonstration project that helps eligible individuals who have been residing in nursing facilities and developmental centers for six months or more to move into a community setting.

Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
PACE is an innovative Medicare program that provides frail individuals age 55 and older comprehensive medical and social services coordinated and provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals in a community-based center and in their homes. PACE helps participants delay or avoid long-term nursing home care.

Statewide Respite Care Program
This program provides relief for unpaid caregivers by ensuring their loved ones are cared for while the caregiver takes personal time.

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