Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC)

JACCDoes your loved one require nursing home-level care, but wishes to remain at home? Our JACC program may be able to help.

Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving, or JACC, is a state-funded program managed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services and administered in Monmouth County by FCS. JACC provides in-home services to seniors at risk of placement in a nursing home.  The program includes an array of services designed to supplement the assistance given by the individual’s caregiver network, including, but not limited to, personal care assistance, respite care, home modification, transportation, special medical equipment and much more!

JACC participants work together with a care manager to develop a plan of care (POC) to best meet their needs. Qualified individuals may have the opportunity to hire their own eligible family, friends or neighbors to provide the care they need.  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.

To Qualify for JACC, a person must be:

  • A New Jersey resident 60-years of age or older
  • Require a nursing home level of care, but wishes to remain at home
  • Is not financially eligible for Managed Long Term Services and Supports or other NJ Family Care programs
  • Is not participating in the NJ Alzheimer’s Adult Day Services Program or Statewide Respite Care Program
  • Has resources at or below $40,000 for an individual and $60,000 for a couple
  • Is a US citizen or qualified alien
  • Has no alternate means to obtain the needed support
  • Lives in the community and not in an assisted living, nursing home, or residential care facility.

For more information, or to see if you or a loved one may qualify for JACC, give our offices a call today at 732-222-9111.