Programs & Services

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Department of Aging and Disability Services programs and services
4005 Rt. 9 South, Rio Grande, NJ 08242  (609)-886-2784

Below is a short description of each of the programs offered by the Department of Aging and Disability Services.  The full NJ State Taxonomy is available for review and on file at the Cape May County Department of Aging.

INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE: (I & A) 
Information or assistance to or on behalf of individuals, regardless of income, with information on services available within the communities; links individuals to the services and opportunities that are available within the communities; and to the maximum extent practicable, establishes adequate follow-up procedures.
(Service provider: CMC Dept. of Aging)
 
TRANSPORTATION: (Fare free transportation)
The conveyance of older persons to and/or from community facilities and resources for the purpose of acquiring/receiving available services, benefits, or entitlements.
NOTE: Transportation service does not include any other service activities, such as:
(a) Escort services, (b) Meal Delivery or (c) Transportation services which are incidental to the provision of another service, such as bus service for a socialization/recreation activity.  Nor does it include direct subsidy to a general reduced fare program to a public or private transit system
(Service provider:  CMC Fare Free Transportation)

CONGREGATE NUTRITION:  (Meals served at the Senior Centers)
The provision of nutritionally adequate meals which assure, at a minimum, one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) to older persons at congregate meal sites.
(Service provider:  CMC Dept. of Aging)

HOME DELIVERED MEALS:
  (Meals on Wheels)
The provision of nutritionally adequate meals which assure, at a minimum, one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) to older persons in their places of residence.
(Service provider:  CMC Dept. of Aging)

NUTRITION EDUCATION:
A program to promote better health through the provision of accurate and culturally sensitive nutrition and health related information for participants of the congregate nutrition program or other older adults in a group setting or homebound older adults.
(Service provider:  CMC Dept. of Aging)

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING:
Provision of individualized advice and guidance to older adults (or caregivers of older adults), who are at nutritional risk, because of their health or nutritional history, dietary intake, medicines use, or chronic illness, about options and methods for improving their nutritional status. (Service provider:  CMC Dept. of Aging)

STATE WIDE HOME DELIVERED MEAL: (Weekend Meals on Wheels)
The provision of nutritionally adequate meals which assure, at a minimum, one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) to older persons in their places of residence on Weekends and/or holidays.
(Service provider:  CMC Dept. of Aging)

SOCIALIZATION/RECREATION:
Planned and structured activities and programs provided to well and functionally impaired older persons in order to facilitate social contact, reduce isolation, and improve personal life satisfaction.  
(Service provider:  CMC Dept. of Aging)

LEGAL ASSISTANCE:
Legal advice, assistance, and/or representation provided by or under the supervision of a lawyer, in order to protect and secure the rights of older persons.
(Service provider:  South Jersey Legal Services)

GRAND PARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP:
A group that meets on a regular basis, formed to help relieve caregiver stress and to provide peer support, education, and information to a grandparent or older individual 55 years of age or older who is a relative caregiver of an individual not more than 18 years of age or who is an individual with a disability. (Service provider:  Rutgers Cooperative Extention Center)

ORAL HEALTH:
Screening, assessment and treatment activities that assist older persons to improve or maintain oral health by helping them to identify and understand their oral health needs and secure necessary medical, disease prevention and health maintenance services.
(Service provider:  Cape May County Board of Health)

VISITING NURSE:
Screening, assessment, and treatment activities that assist older persons to improve or maintain physical health by helping them to identify and understand their health needs and secure necessary medical, disease prevention or health maintenance services.
(Service provider:  Cape May County Board of Health)

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE:
Services designed to provide assistance to an older person and caregiver in those situations where an emergency exists and it is not possible to obtain immediate aid through existing social service agencies.
(Service provider: Cape May County Board of Social Services)

CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE:
General support by certified and professionally supervised home health aides to maintain, strengthen, and safeguard the functioning of older individuals and families in their own homes during periods of illness or severe instability. (Service provider: Cape May County Board of Social Services)

RESPITE CARE:
Short term or intermittent care, provided to older persons and their caregivers either in their homes or in other appropriate facilities, because of the absence or the need for relief of those persons normally providing care.  (Service provider: Cape May County Board of Social Services)

RESIDENTIAL MAINTENANCE:
 
A service provided by a volunteer or paid staff person for intermittent household and/or yard care to eligible older persons whose health and safety are threatened because they cannot perform these services by themselves and/or are at risk of institutional placement.
(Service provider: Cape May County Board of Social Services)

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICE:
Voluntary or court-ordered social, legal, financial, medical or psychiatric service necessary to safeguard a vulnerable adult’s rights and resources and to protect a vulnerable adult from abuse, neglect or exploitation as carried out by the designated APS provider.
Vulnerable adults are defined as those 18+ who reside in a community setting, lack sufficient understanding or capacity to make and/or carry out decisions concerning their well-being due to mental or physical disabilities AND are subject to abuse, neglect or exploitation. (Service provider: Cape May County Board of Social Services)

HOUSEKEEPING:
A service provided by a volunteer or paid staff person for routine basic upkeep and management of homes, for the purpose of enabling older persons to maintain themselves in their place of residence by removing housekeeping barriers.  (Service provider: Cape May County Board of Social Services)

DISASTER ASSISTANCE I & A:
The provision of specific information or assistance to or on behalf of individuals, regardless of income, with information on services available within the communities; links individuals to the services and opportunities that are available within the communities; and to the maximum extent practicable, establishes adequate follow-up procedures. (Service provider: Cape May County Board of Social Services)

CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE:
General support by certified and professionally supervised home health aides to maintain, strengthen, and safeguard the functioning of older individuals and families in their own homes during periods of illness or severe instability.  (Service provider: Cape May County Board of Social Services)

CARE MANAGEMENT:
 
The development of a coherent care plan for arranging and coordinating the delivery of multiple services to vulnerable and/or functionally impaired older individuals.
(Service provider: Cape May County Board of Social Services)

ADULT DAY SERVICES MEDICAL:
A structured program for adults who require care and supervision in a protective setting for a portion of a 24 hour day, with emphasis on the physically or cognitively impaired older adults.
(Service provider: Cape May County Board of Social Services)

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING:
Provide individual mental health counseling to help the caregiver with the normal anger, frustration, guilt, isolation and depression that many individuals experience as caregivers.
(Service provider: South Jersey Geriatric)

PROFESSIONAL IN HOME EDUCATION/SUPPORT:
Provide individual education and support to unpaid caregivers at home so that they can improve their ability and effectiveness as caregivers and prolong their ability to provide care for an elderly individual or an individual who is less than 60 and has a diagnosis of early onset dementia.
(Service provider: Bayada)