Caregiver Assistance Program  


...enhancing community options for
New Jersey Seniors


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

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



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.
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.