Alzheimer's Adult Day Services Program

The Alzheimer's Adult Day Services Program subsidizes adult day care services for persons with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. The subsidy helps pay for the cost of attending adult day care for up to five days per week, covering up to 20% to 100% of the cost of services. Additional days may be possible through private pay or other programs; check with the center or the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (1-877-222-3737) for more information on funding or other programs.

Program brochure:

This program funds subsidies for 22 adult day care centers in 14 counties. Participants are not limited to the centers in their county of residence. Applications for this program are completed with the center.

Alzheimer’s Adult Day Care Centers

What do contracted centers provide?

  • At least a five-hour program day;
  • At least one full meal (most provide a light breakfast and a full lunch);
  • Programs and activities according to the participants’ interests and adapted for their cognitive and physical abilities;
  • Transportation, or assist with arranging transportation;
  • Support to families dealing with dementia and
  • Special training for staff on managing dementia.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  1. Have a diagnosis, documented by a licensed physician, of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
  2. Be age 18 or older.
  3. Have daily, basic care and/or supervision by an uncompensated caregiver (spouse, family, friend, etc.) who is age 18 or older.
  4. Reside in the community (not in a facility).
  5. Have documented evidence of eligibility according to income and asset guidelines.
  6. Be a resident of the state of New Jersey.
  7. Not currently participating in a Medicaid program (NJ FamilyCareMLTSS, etc.), JACCStatewide Respite Care Program, or Congregate Housing Services Program. A participant can switch from JACC or Statewide Respite and onto the Alzheimer’s Adult Day Services Program.

What are the financial guidelines?

  • Single person (unmarried or widowed): Maximum $50,256 annual income, maximum $40,000 in liquid assets (in 2024)
  • Married person: Maximum $58,632 combined annual income, maximum $60,000 in combined liquid assets (in 2024)

For additional information about this program, contact:

Any participating center, or

New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Aging Services
P.O. Box 807
Trenton, NJ 08625-0807
Phone: 609-438-4733

For tips on choosing an adult day center for you or your loved one, visit: National Association of Adult Day Services

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