Jersey Assistance for Community Caregivers (JACC) is a program that provides in-home services to seniors at risk of placement in a nursing facility. JACC includes an array services designed to supplement assistance given by the individual's caregiver network of family, friends, and neighbors.
By designing service plans uniquely tailored to the individual, JACC works to enhance the individual's community care options. JACC also strengthens the ability of caregivers to continue in their vital role as primary support providers.
IS JACC A MEDICAID PROGRAM?
No. JACC serves individual who are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicaid waiver services. JACC is a program supported totally with state funds.
WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED?
Based on results of pertinent assessments, a Plan of Care (POC) is developed collaboratively by the participant and his/her care manager. This POC specifies the services to be delivered, which may include:
HOW TO APPLY
- Case Management
- Respite Care
- Homemaker Services
- Environmental Accessibility Modifications
- Personal Emergency Response Systems
- Home-Delivered Meal Service
- Caregiver/Recipient Training
- Social Adult Day Care
- Adult Day Health
- Special Medical Equipment and Supplies
- Chore Services
- Attendant Care
- Home-Based Supportive Care
Applications for services under JACC are processed through the county NJ EASE site, which can be reached by dialing 1-877-222-3737.
ARE THERE LIMITS TO THE SERVICES AN INDIVIDUAL MAY RECEIVE?
Yes. JACC services are limited to $600.00 per month, $7,200.00 annually per person.
WHO CAN RECEIVE THESE SERVICES?
A JACC eligible individual is a New Jersey resident who:
- Is 60 years of age or older
- Resides in a home which he/she owns, rents, or is the home of a relative, that is not licensed
- Is financially ineligible for Medicaid or Medicaid waiver services
- Has countable resources at or below $40,000 for an individual, or $60,000 for a couple
- Has no alternate means available to secure needed services and/or supports
- Has been determined to be clinically eligible for nursing facility level of care
- Is a United States citizen or a Qualified Alien
- Has a countable income that is less than 365% of the Federal Poverty Level
JACC participants will contribute to the cost of their services. The co-pay obligation is based on countable income applied to a sliding scale. Co-pay is payable directly to the designated Billing Agent provider of services, who will bill the JACC participant.
WHO WILL PROVIDE THESE SERVICES?
Qualified vendors enrolled as JACC providers through the Department of Health and Senior Services. Applications for vendor enrollment may be obtained from the NJ EASE county agency or the Division of Aging and Community Services.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Division of Aging and Community Services
Office of Community Programs
PO Box 807
Trenton, NJ 08625-0807
Phone: (609) 943-4060