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What is JACC?

JACC is a State-funded program that provides a broad array of in-home and community-based services to individuals age 60 and older who meet clinical eligibility for nursing home level of care and who desire to remain in their homes within the community. The JACC program is designed with the goal of diverting or delaying the placement of the individual in a nursing facility. JACC aims to strengthen participants' networks of informal caregivers and to maximize autonomy by providing participants with the opportunity to direct their own care, including hiring their own providers, if desired.

 

JACC Program Brochure

 

 
 
What services does JACC offer?

All JACC participants receive care management services. A plan of care is created for each participant as the result of a collaboration between the participant and his or her care manager. With the participants needs, desires, and goals in mind, the plan of care specifies additional services to be delivered, which may include:

  • Adult day health services
  • Chore services
  • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (home modifications)
  • Homecare services
  • Home-delivered meal service
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
  • Respite care
  • Social adult day care
  • Specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • Specialized medical equipment and supplies evaluation
  • Transportation services
 
 
Are there limits to JACC services?

Yes. A monthly cost cap is applied to JACC services for each participant. JACC services are limited to $875.24 per participant per month, or $10,502.88 per year. The service package provided is based on an assessment of the participant's needs, unique plan of care, and availability of services and funding.

 
 
Who provides these services?

Services may be provided by qualified service providers or by qualified participant-employed providers (PEPs). All service providers must demonstrate competence in the service to be provided, and must meet certain qualifications set by the Department of Human Services. The PEP option allows a participant to employ his or her own provider(s) and to direct his or her own care. The ability to direct one's own care will be confirmed prior to the employment of PEPs.

 
 
Is JACC a Medicaid program?

No. JACC serves individuals who are not enrolled in a Medicaid program such as NJ FamilyCare or Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). 

 
 
Who is eligible for JACC?

An individual is eligible for JACC  when the following criteria are met: 

 
 
Is there a co-pay in JACC?

JACC participants may contribute to the cost of their services. The co-pay obligation is based on the participant's income applied to a sliding scale. 

 
 
How do I apply for JACC?

To apply for JACC and other programs, individuals should contact the Area Agency on Aging (AAA)/Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) site in their county. Their local ADRC can be reached toll-free by dialing 1-877-222-3737.  

 
 
For additional information and support, contact:

° Your local AAA/ADRC: support, resource connection, program information, 1-877-222-3737

° NJSAVE: universal application for multiple programs helping with prescription drug costs, utility assistance, Medicare savings programs, hearing aid assistance, ,and more, 1-800-792-9745

° Alzheimer's Adult Day Services Program (AADSP): for individuals with an Alzheimer's or related dementia diagnosis, 1-877-222-3737

° Statewide Respite Care Program (SRCP): respite care to support caregivers, 1-877-222-3737

° Well Spouse Association: support and social opportunities for the "well" spouse, 1-800-838-0879

° Family Caregiver Alliance: caregiver education, support, policy, and advocacy, 1-800-445-8106

° Care2Caregivers: peer support hotline through COPSA at Rutgers, 1-800-424-2494

° Next Step in Care: online guides for caregivers on caregiving topics in English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese

 
 
 
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