Medicaid in New Jersey provides health insurance to parents/caretakers and dependant children, pregnant women, and people who are aged, blind or disabled. These programs pay for hospital services, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home care and other healthcare needs, depending on what program a person is eligible for. There is also MEDICARE Health Insurance 2019 for people over 65. To be eligible for New Jersey Medicaid, a person must:
- Be a resident of New Jersey
- Be a U.S. Citizen or qualified alient (most immigrants who arrive after August 22, 1996 are barred from Medicaid for five years, but not from NJ FamilyCare and certain programs for pregnant women)
- Meet specific standards for financial income and resources
Medicaid in New Jersey will pay for assisted living and home based care under medicaid waiver programs and other New Jersey state programs.
Costs for asssisted living run 4-7,500 per month.
You need to demonstrate the need for nursing home care ( not being able to manage in a home environment, requiring assistance with activity of daily living skills for more than 2.5 hours per day) and you need to meet the strict financial requirements established by the state.