State Licensing for Senior Communities and Care Services in New Jersey

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New Jersey State Department of Health & Senior Services
Long Term Care Systems Development
and Quality Long Term Care Licensing Program
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0367
(609)633-9042
www.state.nj.us/health

State Commission on Aging
http://www.state.nj.us/nj/community/senior/
Types of Housing/Care Search Definitions
Adult Day Care Facilities Adult Day Care Adult Day Care Facilities include a variety of programs for elderly people who spend their days in a supervised group setting and return to their homes at night. Some of these programs offer Adult Day Health Care, which provides nursing services and other health care along with social and recreational activities. Social Day Care programs provide no medical services, but they do offer a range of social activities and support services for the elderly.
Affordable Senior Housing Affordable Senior Housing HUD 202 Program that offers rental assistance for seniors who meet the requirements of the federal program.
Alternate Family Care Alternate Family Care Alternate Family Care provides a home-like environment where participation in the family and community are encouraged
Assisted Living Program Assisted Living Assisted Living Program provides a package of services, similar to those provided in assisted living residences and comprehensive personal care homes, to individuals residing in publicly subsidized housing.
Assisted Living Residences Assisted Living Assisted Living Residences/Facilities are an option for more active seniors. In many instances, an elderly person is unable to live independently, but can walk with or without an assertive devise, is reasonably oriented mentally and does not have significant medical needs. These facilities, which are licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services, provide a home-like atmosphere, food, recreational activities, supervision of medication needs, and assistance in getting health services. This atmosphere encourages independence for as long as possible, while assuring safety.
Comprehensive Personal Care Homes Personal Care Homes Personal Care Homes are intended to promote aging in place in a homelike setting for senior individuals capable of responding to their environment, making their wishes known, interacting with others, and engaging in independent activity. Many individuals who require formal long-term care will also be appropriate for these settings. These facilities assure that their residents receive supportive health and social services as they are needed to enable them to maintain their independence, individuality, privacy, and dignity in an apartment style living unit. The assisted living and comprehensive personal care environments promote resident self-direction and decision making while protecting resident's health and safety.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities Continuing Care Retirement Communities Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) provide a continuum of care for their senior residents, who usually join the community as self-sufficient individuals in relatively good health. If these residents eventually develop health care needs, there is a licensed long-term care unit available within the community. CCRCs usually require a significant financial investment in exchange for lifetime housing, food, recreation, health care, and supportive services.
Home Health Agencies Home Health Agencies A facility licensed to provide preventative, rehabilitative, and therapeutic services to patients in the patient's home or place of residence.
Homemaker Home Health Aide (Certified) Home Care (CHHA) under the supervison of a Registered Professional Nurse, a Certified Homemaker Home Health Aide assists the nurse by providing personal care services such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation and feeding.
Hospice Hospice A program licensed to provide palliative services to terminally ill patients in the patients home or place of residence, including medical, nursing, social work, volunteer and counseling services.
Nursing Facility (Nursing Home) Nursing Nursing Facilities or Nursing Homes are the most medically intensive of the long-term options for elderly or disabled individuals and like other licensed long-term care settings, are regulated and inspected by the Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Long Term Care Systems Development and Quality. These inspections are intended to safeguard the quality of care provided to residents, and to ensure that each resident enjoys the highest quality of life attainable.
Residential Health Care Residential Residential Health Care- provide a home-like atmosphere, food, recreational activities, supervision of medication needs, and assistance in getting health services.

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