Visiting Homemaker Service of Hudson County, Inc. participates in the following program services:
Personal Care Assistance (PCA) is a statewide Medicaid program designed to provide assistance to those clients who have a medical need (chronic but stable disability or impairment) for care at home that must include help with personal care, such as bathing, grooming and dressing, but do not require skilled nursing care. Care can also include limited household duties directly related to the recipient’s health. A Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) under the supervision of a Registered Nurse must perform the care. Supervision of Aide is at a minimum one visit every 60 days. The goal of the program is to maintain clients at home and prevent nursing home placement. A client must be an active New Jersey Medicaid beneficiary (Plan A or G) and have a medical necessity for care with a physician authorization. The provider of care must be a licensed, accredited and approved agency. This program and all its benefits is now under managed care. Eligibility and service is pre-authorized by a Managed Care Organization (MCO). The four MCO are: Amerigroup Community Care, Healthfirst NJ, HorizonNJ Health, and United Healthcare (Americhoice).
Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiver (JACC) is a state program designed to provide in-home assistance to seniors at risk of nursing home placement and to supplement the assistance an individual receives from the normal caregiver. These services include case management, homemaker, respite care, home modification, chore service, home delivered meals, personal response system, special medical equipment and supplies, caregiver training, social adult day care, attendant care, home-based supportive care, and transportation. The recipient must be age 60 and older, require nursing facility level care, be financially ineligible for Medicaid/Waiver services, live at home, and be a US citizen. The provider of care must be a licensed, accredited agency. Application is through the Care Management sites.
Global Options (GO) is a statewide Medicaid waiver program that provides a variety of community-based services to eligible elderly and disabled recipients. Services include Home based Supportive Care (personal care (ADL)and household tasks (IADL)), Care Management, Chore Service, Respite Care, Home Delivered Meals, Attendant Care, Transportaiton, Personal Emergency Response System, Social Adult Day Care, Environmental Accessibility Modifications, Assisted Living/Adult Family Care, Community Transition Service, Caregiver/Recipient Training, and Special Medical Equipment and Supplies. The purpose of the program is to help recipients return home or remain at home rather than in a nursing home. To be eligible the recipient must be 65 years of age or older or be determined disabled by Social Security or Division of Medical Assistance, meet the NJ Medicaid nursing facility level of care criteria, meet the income guidelines, and be an active Medicaid beneficiary. The County Welfare office evaluates for financial eligibility and the Medicaid District Office assigns a case manager to develop a care plan and manage the case.
Community Resources for People with Disabilities (CRPD) is a statewide program that offers a variety of community-based services to blind and disabled children and adults. The purpose is to help eligible recipients remain at home, or return home rather than be cared for in a nursing home or hospital setting. Services include case management, private duty nursing (recipient must have a live-in primary caregiver who has got to provide at least 8 hours of hands on care daily), and personal care assistance from a Certified Home Health Aide. The program is statewide with a limited number of slots available. To be eligible the client must meet the NJ Medicaid nursing facility level of care criteria, meet income guidelines, be determined blind or disabled by Social Security or Division of Medical Assistance, and be in need of nursing service. Applications are taken at the County Welfare Office.
New Jersey Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is a state funded program designed to provide a Certified Home Health Aide to give respite care to mentally or developmentally disabled persons in the temporary absence or disability of a parent, guardian, or immediate caregiver, or short-term help to patients or parents with physiological, behavioral or problematic situations which, if not improved, could result in placement in a more restrictive setting and/or regression of the client. The Division of Developmental Disabilities determines eligibility.
AIDS Community Care Alternative Program (ACCAP) is a statewide Medicaid program that offers home and community-based services to recipients with AIDS. The purpose of the program is to help eligible recipients to remain in, or return to the community rather than be cared for in a nursing facility or hospital setting. Services include case management, private duty nursing, drug abuse treatment, medical day care, foster care for children, hospice, and personal care assistance by a Certified Home Health Aide. The program is statewide with slots allocated to each county. Clients must have a diagnosis of AIDS, be in need of institutional care and meet, at a minimum, the Medicaid nursing facility level of care criteria, and be an active Medicaid beneficiary. Applications are completed by the Hudson County Welfare Office and forwarded to Medicaid for assessment and placement in the program.
Child Abuse Services and Emergencies (CASE) is a protective service program for children who are in danger of being abandoned, abused or neglected. The County Department of Family Services determines eligibility.
Families in Crisis (FIC) provides short-term Certified Home Health Aide service and social service intervention to young families under stress. The purpose is to keep the family unit intact in times of crisis. Services include Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), case management, intermittent counseling, parenting skills education, and monitoring family situation. To be eligible the family must have at least one child at home under age 18, be a Hudson County resident, and meet income requirements. Eligibility is determined by VHS.
Emergency Chore assists with heavy cleaning and light household repairs for seniors who are unable to do these tasks for themselves. The purpose is to prevent injury or eviction and to ensure a safe, healthy home environment. Services include heavy household cleaning and minor home repairs. To be eligible the recipient must be a Hudson County resident, meet the income guideline, and have a plan in place for ongoing home maintenance. Eligibility is determined by VHS.
Home Support Housekeeping is a Hudson County Office on Aging program that provides homemaker/housekeeping services (no personal care) to elderly Hudson County residents. This service includes tnormal basic housekeeping and management of the home (including chores that are difficult for a client to perform) for the purpose of enabling older persons to maintain themselves in their place of residence by removing housekeeping barriers. Eligibility is determined by the Hudson County Case Managers or the Hudson County Office on Aging.
Project CAARE and Title XX are Hudson County programs that provide short-term assistance with essential activities of daily living (personal care, grooming, meals, light housekeeping, etc.) for vulnerable, frail, elderly clients. The recipient must be age 60 or older, be a Hudson County resident and meet income guidelines. Because of limited funding there may be a waiting list for service. Application is made through the County Welfare Office for Title XX and Bayonne VNA for Project CAARE