Health Indicator Report of Long-Term Care Governmental Funding
According to American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), Home and Community Based Programs support independence for older Americans and people with disabilities by providing affordable, ethical aging services for individuals and their families.
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective OA-4.
Data SourceDivision of Medical Assistance and Health Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services
DefinitionPercentage of government funding allocated to institutional care as compared to funds allocated to Home and Community Based Programs (HCBP)
NumeratorAmount of government funding allocated to institutional care or Home and Community Based Programs (HCBP)
DenominatorTotal amount of government funding for long-term care
Other ObjectivesHealthy New Jersey 2020 Objective OA-4: Reduce the percentage of funds allocated to nursing homes as compared to funds allocated to Home and Community Based Programs (HCBP) to 59.2%.
How Are We Doing?Between 1997 and SFY 2009, the percentage of funding for institutional care (nursing homes) decreased from 93% to 72%, thereby meeting the Healthy New Jersey 2010 goal of reducing the percentage spent on institutional care.
What Is Being Done?The New Jersey Department of Human Services (NJDHS) Office of Global Options for Long-Term Care & Quality Management administers a number of home and community-based programs for seniors and their caregivers. These programs include: Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) provides seniors, adults with physical disabilities and their caregivers 24-hour access to information about services and programs designed to keep them healthy and independent in the community. Global Options (GO) for Long Term Care: On January 1, 2009, three Medicaid-supported home and community-based service programs were combined to create GO. This consolidation improves access to a wider range of services for a greater number of seniors and adults with physical disabilities who meet the income, asset and nursing facility level of care requirements established by Medicaid. GO participants will have the options to hire and direct their own service providers. Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC) is a state-funded program similar to GO, but for individuals with slightly higher incomes. The above programs are all accessible at http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/commprograms.html
Available ServicesLong Term Services and Supports: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/help/ Office of Global Options for Long-Term Care & Quality Management: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/commprograms.html
Health Program InformationNJ Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/index.html
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