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When elderly people can no longer stay in their homes, there are several different housing options available to them, depending on the level of support needed and most often, financial resources. The Healthy Aging Program at Atlantic Health System connects seniors with resources that can provide detailed information about facilities, their costs and their services. The different types of senior housing include:
Things to Consider When Choosing a Facility:
Physical and medical needs
Consider the level of assistance needed now and possibly in the future. Consider potential need for more assistance due to worsening medical conditions or cognitive impairment.
Social and safety needs
Consider the social network available, such as family, friends or neighbors, and how much assistance they can realistically provide. Is this adequate support to ensure the individual’s safety and well-being in less supervised settings?
Consider assets available to pay for care and what payment sources the facility accepts. If Medicaid is needed in the future, is this an accepted payment source at the facility?
About Assisted Living
Written by a group of medical professionals, About Assisted Living is meant to serve as a resource for anyone looking for information on placing themselves or a loved-one into an assisted living or elder care facility.
Aging & Disability Resource Connection of New Jersey (ADRC)
ADRC is New Jersey’s doorway to information and assistance for seniors, adults with physical disabilities, caregivers and professionals looking for services and programs.
Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)
Offers inpatient, subacute and outpatient services to individuals coping with medical issues, including stroke, major multiple trauma, neurological disorders, amputation, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, wounds, polyarthritis and hip fractures.
Federal Trade Commission – Reverse Mortgages
The FTC provides information for consumers about reverse mortgages, including how reverse mortgages work and the different types available.
Health Care Association of New Jersey (HCANJ)
Housing Authority of the Town of Morristown
Medicare Nursing Home Compare
Morris County Housing Authority
Morris View Healthcare Center
National Association of Senior Move Managers
NASMM members are experienced professionals who specialize in helping older adults and their families with the process of downsizing and moving to a new residence.
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
This state agency dedicated to increasing the availability of and accessibility to safe, decent and affordable housing.
Newton Housing Authority
Passaic County’s Preakness Healthcare provides subacute rehabilitation, long-term care, specialized behavioral management and ventilator care in a skilled nursing setting.
Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County
Union County’s Runnells provides subacute rehabilitation, specialized behavioral health services and long-term care in a skilled nursing setting.
Berkeley Heights, NJ
SeniorHabitat’s mission is to improve the quality of life of older adults by helping seniors and caregivers find the right “home”. SeniorHabitat is a free service that allows seniors and caregivers to find an appropriate senior residence, see tour availability in real-time, and instantly book an appointment for a tour via SeniorHabitat.org.
Summit Housing Authority