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DIVISION OF HOME CARE
Division Head: Lori Dillon
County of Middlesex
Department of Human Services
Middlesex County Administration Building
John F Kennedy Square - 5th Floor
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Phone ( 732 ) 745 - 4053
Fax ( 732 ) 745 - 3493


DIVISION INFORMATION

Overview & Target Population
PGI/MCMAP (The Middlesex County Multi-Assistance Program)
PASP (Personal Assistance Services Program)
Middlesex County Office for the Disabled
ADA Coordination
MCMAP Program Options
Home Health Services
Adult Social Day Care
Medical Day Care
Home Delivered Meals
Durable Medical Equipment
Medical Supplies
Barrier Free

MESSAGE FROM THE DIVISION DIRECTOR LORI DILLON

A 90 year old woman lives happily at home in a comfortable apartment in New Brunswick with thrice weekly home health aide visits and newly installed bath rails. A 19 year old college student with muscular dystrophy commutes to Rutgers. A young woman with AIDS receives daily nutritious, home delivered meals. A couple in their 70ís, together for nearly 50 years, over qualified for other prescription assistance, is able to afford mounting prescription bills. A middle-aged man with severe apnea is able to afford a device to help him to breathe a little easier. A young father in a wheelchair enjoys better access to his house with a modular ramp. The Middlesex County Division of Home Care Services proudly serves nearly 1000 Middlesex County residents with many diverse needs.

The Division of Home Care Services Coordinates services under four initiatives that provide in home care and other assistance.

  • The Middlesex County Multi Assistance Program (MCMAP)
  • The Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP)
  • The Middlesex County Office for the Disabled
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordination

DIVISION INFORMATION

Overview & Target Population

The Division of Home Care Services is responsible for coordinating services under three initiatives that provide in-home care and other assistance to disabled adults ages 18 to 65 and to frail elderly adults ages 65 and over that are Middlesex County residents.

MCMAP (The Middlesex County Multi-Assistance Program)

MCMAP program provides a constellation of health care services to people with disabilities, as well as older adults, in need of assistance to maintain themselves safely and comfortably in the community and to prevent nursing home placement. Specific services available include:

Home Health Care
MCMAP clients are
Adult Social Day Care
allowed a $4,800 annual
Medical Day Care
cap for these three options
Home Delivered Meals
$2,000 annual cap
Prescription Assistance
$1,500 annual cap
Durable Medical Equipment
$500 annual cap
Medical Supplies
$300 annual cap
Barrier Free Assistance
$4,500 lifetime grant

Individuals whose income and liquid assets are greater than $18,000 are asked to assume a cost share responsibility.

PASP (Personal Assistance Services Program)

The PASP Program provide personal assistance services to adults ages 18 to 65 with physical disabilities to enable them to continue working, attending school or vocational training, and live independently in the community. Participants on the program should be self-directing and may be assessed a cost-share based on their annual income.

Middlesex County Office for the Disabled

The Office for the Disabled provides information, referral, and advocacy on behalf of disabled residents of Middlesex County. The Office also provides staff support to the Middlesex County Commission for the Disabled, a consumer networking and advocacy group, which meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM.

ADA Coordination

This unit ensures compliance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Middlesex County property. Activities include conducting sensitivity training, providing technical assistance, when requested and developing press releases and other communication concerning ADA for public awareness.

For further information, please call our office at (732) 745-4053, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:15 PM and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

MCMAP Program Options

Home Health Care

Home health care can provide MCMAP consumers assistance with activities of daily living, including bathing and showering, personal laundry, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and shopping through an accredited home health aide agency. All home health aides are supervised by a registered nurse, case managers, and are carefully screened, and are always subject to a criminal background check.

MCMAP can provide up to 6 hours of home health care services per week.

Adult Social Day Care

These special services are generally for the cognitively impaired adult who requires a safe, supervised day care environment outside of the home. Services include social services for participants and families, physical, occupational and speech therapy, and socialization with peers and support groups. Trained staff works closely with the consumer and family members to provide care that enhances the quality of life. MCMAP can provide up to three days of adult social day care per week.

Medical Day Care

Medical Day Care provides medical and social services in a group day setting for disabled and/or frail elderly adults at risk for nursing home placement. Services include educational programs, low impact exercises, and medical care by physician supervised registered nurses including medication administration and management and blood sugar monitoring.

MCMAP can provide up to one day of medical day care per week.

Home Delivered Meals

Pending availability, MCMAP can provide one nutritious home delivered meal per day. There may by a waiting list for MCMAP home delivered meals.

Durable Medical Equipment

Includes canes, crutches, walkers, urinals, commodes, bath chairs, and similar products. The MCMAP allowance is up to $500 which may be applied toward a rental fee, as well as, a purchase for certain items such as a hospital bed or a wheel chair for a short-term use.

Medical Supplies

Includes disposable items, such as adult diapers, colostomy bags, diabetic supplies, and similar products. The MCMAP allowance is up to $300.

MCMAP funded equipment and supplies must be prescribed by a physician.

Barrier Free

The MCMAP Barrier Free program helps to make the consumers home more accessible and can include everything from bed and bath rails to wheelchair ramps. A $4500 lifetime grant may be available to eligible consumers.