Caregiver Assistance Program  
         
 







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1-877-222-3737

...enhancing community options for
New Jersey Seniors

~Dignity~
~Independence~
~Choice~

Department of Human Services
Director, Shawn Buskirk

Division of Aging and Disability Services
Wayne Dumont, Jr. Admin. Bldg.
165 County Route 519 South
Belvidere, NJ 07823-1949

Director, Scott A. Burd
Toll Free: 1 (877) 222-3737
Phone: (908) 475-6591
Fax: (908) 475-6588
Email: SeniorServices@co.warren.nj.us

Hours: Mon. - Fri.
8:30 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.

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The Caregiver Assistance Program (CAP) is a program that provides in-home services to seniors at risk of placement in a nursing facility. CAP is designed to supplement the assistance an individual received from his/her natural support network of family, friends, and neighbors, as well as from community agencies and volunteer groups.

Where to Apply
Application for CAP is a two-part process. First, financial eligibility is determined; second, functional eligibility is evaluated.

CAP Eligibility Criteria
  • A New Jersey resident age 65 and older, or 21 to 64 and disabled as determined by the Social Security Administration.
  • Required a nursing facility level of care but wishes to remain at home.
  • Financially eligible for Medicaid or Medicaid Waiver Services.
  • U. S. Citizen or a Qualified Alien.
  • Has no alternate means to obtain needed support.
  • Resides in home or apartment that is not a licensed residence.
Cost
Participants in CAP share in the cost of their care. The amount of cost-share is based on income minus allowed deductions.
 
CAP Services
  • Case Management
  • Homemaker
  • Respite Care
  • Home Modification
  • Special Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Chose Service
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Home Delivered Meal Service
  • Caregiver/Recipient Training
  • Social Adult Day Care
  • Attendant Care
  • Home-based Supportive Care
  • Transportation
  • Participants also received a select package of Medicaid State Plan Services, such as physicians visits, pharmaceuticals, and hospital coverage.

Every CAP particpant works with a case mananger to develop a Plan of Care to best meet his or her needs. The case manager then works with the participant to ensure that services are delivered as planned.