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Assistance for Disabled Persons
NEW JERSEY PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY, INC (NJP&A)
NJP&A is the consumer-directed, non-profit organization that serves as New Jersey's designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in the state.
HEALTH CARE CONSUMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HCCAP)
Program of New Jersey Protection & Advocacy, Inc (a non-profit funded by US Dept of HHS) that assists NJ citizens with disabilities with health care and insurance matters. Includes legal and non-legal advocacy, information & referral, education and resources, training and technical assistance.
210 S. Broad St, 3d Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608
HCCAP: 866 486-5456 (or 800 852-7899 NJ Relay Service)
NJP&A: 800 922-7233 in NJ only
Web site: www.drnj.org
MIDDLESEX COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED
NEW JERSEY TRANSIT ACCESS LINK
Offers people with disabilities paratransit service which is comparable to the local bus service. Mini-buses and wheelchair access vans are used.
Each person must be certified at one of the NJ Transit Access Link certifying agencies.
Call (800) 955-2321 for more information and to receive an information packet.
For TTY calls dial (800) 955-6765
Web site: www.njtransit.com
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DISABILITY SERVICES
NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (WORKFORCE NJ)
PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE AGED AND DISABLED (PAAD)
State funded program to help eligible NJ residents pay for prescriptions, along with insulin, insulin syringes/needles, and certain diabetic testing material. See the Pharmaceutical page for eligibility requirements.
SENIOR GOLD N.J. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SENIOR SERVICES
- P.O. Box 715, Trenton, New Jersey
- (800) 792-9745
PROGRESSIVE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
Advocacy, resources and support of people with disabilities
1262 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Rd, A102, Hamilton NJ 08629
web site: www.pcil.org
Hospitals & Medical Centers
CAPITAL HEALTH SYSTEMS
PRINCETON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Web site: www.princetonhcs.org
University Medical Center at Princeton
Merwick Rehab Hospital and Nursing Care
Princeton House Behavioral Healthcare
905 Herrontown Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
Psychiatric and substance abuse services
Senior Link program for older adults
Princeton HomeCare Services
Center for Surgical Care
Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HAMILTON
1881 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08690
Web site: www.rwjhamilton.org
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER
SAINT PETER'S HOSPITAL
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY
Research, education, healthcare throughout NJ
Find a doctor in their system: (973) 972-4400
Web site: www.umdnj.edu
NJ Institute for Successful Aging
Memory, geriatric, fall, geropsychiatric assessments & more
SOM-UMDNJ (School of Osteopathic Medicine), Specialty Care Center, Suite 3200, Stratford, NJ 08084
Web site: njisa.umdnj.edu/
Vision, Hearing & Dental Programs
THE ASSISTIVE LISTENING TECHNOLOGY LOAN PROGRAM
Loans of two types of assistive listening systems for up to 4 weeks to try. Through Piscataway Public Library. (732) 436-1633. Sponsored by NJ Division of Deaf & Hard of Hearing. 800-792-8339 and NJ Library for Blind & Handicapped, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Program (609) 530-3957. Web site: Loan Program
Provides medical and surgical care for the eyes for financially disadvantaged people age 65 years or over. Program does not include eyeglasses. Patient's insurance company is billed directly; patient pays nothing. No one is turned away for lack of insurance.
Additional requirements: must be a US citizen or a legal resident; show financial need; have not seen an ophthalmologist in the last three years.
800 222-EYES (3937)
Web site: www.eyecareamerica.org
HEAR NOW - STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION
HEARING AID ASSISTANCE TO THE AGED AND DISABLED (HAAAD)
Provides $100 reimbursement to eligible persons who purchase a hearing aid. Those who receive Medicaid or have full insurance coverage or retirement benefits are not eligible.
- Members receive $100 reimbursement to offset the purchase of a hearing aid;
- Must be currently enrolled in the PAAD; or
- Meet PAAD eligibility criteria and complete a PAAD application to verify your age or disability status, state residency, and annual income.
- For additional information call toll free 1-800-792-9745.
- If you are NOT currently enrolled in the PAAD or Lifeline program, you must complete a PAAD application to verify your age or disability status, residency and annual income. For 2013, the HAAAD income limits are less than $25,743 for single persons and less than $31,563 for married couples.
MACULAR VISION RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NJ COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED
The Commission's goal is to provide and promote services through education, employment, eye health services. Will do in-home assessments/aids (vision).
NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE FOR THE BLIND & PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED
Loans of books, magazines and music
NEW EYES FOR THE NEEDY
Provides new prescription eyeglasses to the needy through a voucher program.
NEW JERSEY LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND & HANDICAPPED
Large print books, Braille, books on tape, audio vision and more. Also Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.
NJDA SENIOR-DENT PROGRAM (a service of the NJ Dental Association)
Provides list of dentists who will give 15% discount on dental services to those eligible.
Eligibility: must have a PAAD (pharmacy) card and no dental insurance or Medicaid benefits
Income limits apply (2007):
Single: less than $20,989, married less than $25,735
1 Dental Plaza, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.
To apply: (732) 821-9400 (NJ Dental Association) or 800 792-8820 (NJ State Division on Aging)
Web site: www.njda.org
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NJ-DENTAL CLINIC
See UMDNJ under Medical Centers & Hospitals
MEDICAID DENTAL PROGRAM
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HOME HEALTHCARE AGENCIES
- Home Instead - (609) 448-7555
- Griswold Special Care - (609) 799-8856
- Princeton Home Care - (609) 497-4900
- RWJ HomeCare Dept. - (732) 828-8884
- VNA of Central Jersey - (732) 747-1204
- Right at Home - (732) 967-0900
Local Assisted Living Facilities
- Bordentown:The Clare Estate (609) 298-9960
- East Brunswick:The Chelsea Assisted Livingat East Brunswick (732) 651-6100
- Sunrise Assisted Living (732) 613-1355
- Just Home (732) 432-9990
- Ewing:Abrams Residence at Greenwood House (609) 883-5391
- Freehold:Monmouth Crossing (732) 303-8600
- Hamilton:Alterra Clare Bridgeof Hamilton (609) 586-4000
- CareOne at Hamilton (609) 586-4600
- Hillsboro:Summerville Assisted Living at Hillsboro (908) 431-1300
- Jamesburg:The Residence at Forsgate (732) 656-1000
- Lawrence Twp.:St. Mary's Assisted Living at Morris Hall (609) 895-1937
- Monroe:Wynwood at Forsgate (609) 409-7525
- Pennington:Stony Brook Assisted Living (609) 730-9922
- Plainsboro:The Pavilions at Forrestal, Residence (609) 514-9111
- Princeton:Acorn Glen (609) 430-4000
- Robbinsville:Rose Hill Assisted Living (609) 371-7007
- Somerset:Somerset Manor North (732) 873-4800
- Somerset Manor South (732) 247-1460
- Somerbrook Assisted Living ( kosher) (732) 568-1155
- South Brunswick:Buckingham Place (732) 329-8888
- West Windsor:Bear CreekAssisted Living (609) 918-1075
- Potomac Homes 181 Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
- Trenton:The Residence of Trenton (609) 695-6033
Department of Health and Senior Services
Programs and services for older adults in New Jersey are summarized in a brochure entitled Are You A Senior Citizen? This lists programs by age.
New Jersey Department of Human Services
The Monroe Township Office on Aging is a satellite office for the Middlesex County Surrogate's Office.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES
- 181 Howlane, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901
- (732) 745-3500 Fax: (732) 745-6706
MEDICAID DISTRICT OFFICE
- 45 Kilmer Road, Edison, N.J. 08817
- (732) 819-7272
MEALS ON WHEELS
- Home delivered meals suggested donations are $2.75
- (732) 329-6171
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
NJ STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION
NEW JERSEY PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
For an overview of all programs call 800 323-4400 or (609) 292-6400 or visit the web site at www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation
Homestead Credit /REBATE (FAIR)
The Homestead Credit/Rebate Program provides credits or rebates for homeowners and tenants who occupied their principal residence in New Jersey on October 1, paid property taxes on that dwelling either directly or through rent, and whose gross income for the entire year does not exceed certain limits.
Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze)
The Property Tax Reimbursement Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax increases. The amount of the reimbursement is the difference between the amount of property taxes that were due and paid in the "base year" (the first year that you met all the eligibility requirements) and the amount due and paid in the current year for which you are claiming the reimbursement, provided the amount paid in the current year was greater.
Property Tax Deduction/Credit
Eligible homeowners and tenants who pay property taxes, either directly or through rent, on their principal residence in New Jersey are eligible for either a deduction or a refundable credit on their New Jersey resident income tax return. Homeowners and tenants may be eligible for a deduction or credit even if they are not eligible for a homestead rebate. Qualified residents may deduct 100% of their property taxes due and paid or $10,000, whichever is less. For tenants, 18% of rent paid during the year is considered property taxes paid. The minimum benefit is a refundable credit of $50.
Go to Web site: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ and click on the Property Tax Relief Program button, then select Property Tax Deduction Credit.
Senior Citizen/Disabled Persons Annual Property Tax Deduction
Annual Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons: Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who meet certain income and residency requirements. This benefit is administered by the local municipality. For Princeton Borough (609) 497-7625; for Princeton Township (609) 924-1058.Veterans Deduction
Annual Deduction for Veterans
Annual deduction of up to $250 from taxes due on the real or personal property of qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses. This benefit is administered by the local municipality. Call local municipal tax office. For Princeton Borough (609) 497-7625; for Princeton Township (609) 924-1058.
Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans
Full exemption from property taxes on a principal residence for certain totally and permanently disabled war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses. Unmarried surviving spouses of servicepersons who died on wartime active duty may also qualify. This benefit is administered by the local municipality. Call local municipal tax office. For Princeton Borough (609) 497-7625; for Princeton Township (609) 924-1058.
Medical Equipment & Supplies
Ramps, wheelchair lifts, scooter lifts, stair lifts
1575 Rte 37 W., Suite 1, Toms River, NJ 08755
Web site: www.abbylifts.com
AMBEST SURGICAL SUPPLY
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (CP OF NJ)
BRUNSWICK AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY PROFESSIONALS
DELCREST MEDICAL SUPPLIES
MONMOUTHVANS & MOBILITY
MONROE MEDICAL SUPPLY
SENIOR WHEELS - motorized wheelchairs
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Medicare Drug Discount Card
Need Help with obtaining one or would like more information on the Drug Discount Cards?
Call Marie Brown at 732-329-4000 x7676.
The New Medicare Approved Drug Discount Card can help you save 10-25% on prescription drugs. This new program started
in May 2004 and continuing through December 31, 2005. Enrolling is your choice. There are no income qualifications required to obtain a card.
Medicare has contracted with private companies to offer the new drug cards until a Medicare prescription drug benefit starts in 2006. Each Card Company may have an annual enrollment fee, which is not to exceed $30.00. If your income in 2003 is no more than $12,123 for a single person, or no more than $16,362 for a married couple you might qualify for a $600.00 dollar credit. For more information you can go to www.medicare.gov,or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE 24 hrs a day.
PAAD: New 2005 Guidelines
Single Person income limit $20,989
Married Person income limit $25,735
Seniors who qualify pay a $5.00 co-pay per prescription. Applications available at the senior center or by calling 1-800-792-9745. If make more than these may be available for senior gold.
Middlesex County Rx is a new senior and disabled Citizens prescription Savings program. Sponsored by the County Freeholders, it is designed to provide special discounted pricing on prescription drugs. Prices based on wholesale prices to increase your savings. Eligibility is limited to Middlesex County residents who are 55 and older or residents receiving Social Security Disability Benefits. There are no income limitations, however any person receiving prescription coverage through an employer based or government-sponsored programs (i.e. PAAD or Sr. Gold) is not eligible. Membership in other discount prescription programs is acceptable. Enrollment is free. Forms are available at the senior center or by calling (800)633-0037.
Motor Vehicle Discount
If you are a senior on PAAD you are eligible for a motor vehicle discount. To apply when your registration comes due you send a copy of your PAAD card and deduct the amount right off of what you owe on the bill. If your car is less than 2 years old, deduct $20.00. If your vehicleis more than 2 years old, deduct $7.50. This is not a reimbursement you just take it right off your bill. Call Marie Brown at 732-329-4000 x7676 if you have further questions.
NJ Farmers Market Program
Is run every summer and sponsored by Middlesex County Office on Aging, WIC, and NJ Dept. of Agriculture. This program entitles you to four $5.00 vouchers (a total of $20) to be used at a participating farmers Market. Von Thuns in South Brunswick was used for 2002. The income guidelines are the same as for PAAD. If you are single $20,989 and for married couples $27,735. If you would like to be on the list for 2005 bring your PAAD card, welfare card, or proof of income to the senior center and we will place you on the list for summer of 2005.