Caregiver Compensation - New Jersey

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Caregiver Compensation

New Jersey offers two ways to get paid as a family caregiver.

 

1. Assistance for Community Caregiving: is a non-Medicaid program that enables elderly and/or disabled adults who require nursing facility level of assistance to receive care at home. Under this program, certain family members can be hired and paid to carry out personal care services. Some services may include: adult day and respite care. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a legal resident of New Jersey
    • MUST be 60+ years of age
    • MUST reside in their own home or home of relative or friend
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care 
    • MUST be low income (but NOT eligible for Medicaid)
    • All caregivers eligible 

 

Contact Number: 1-877-222-3737  (Toll free Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC))

 

2. Personal Preference Program (PPP): is designed to allow elderly and/or disabled individuals who would otherwise require care in a nursing facility to remain at home. This program helps pay for care recipients to hire their own caregivers and control their own care plans. PPP can also cover costs of medical services and home modifications. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of New Jersey
    • MUST be NJ FamilyCare eligible
    • MUST be in need of personal care services for at least six months
    • All caregivers eligible 

 

Contact Number: 888-285-3036  (Division of Disability Services)

 

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