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Health Indicator Report of Long-Term Care Governmental Funding

According to American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), Home and Community Based Programs support independence for older Americans and people with disabilities by providing affordable, ethical aging services for individuals and their families.

Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective OA-4.

Data Source

Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services

Definition

Percentage of government funding allocated to institutional care as compared to funds allocated to Home and Community Based Programs (HCBP)

Numerator

Amount of government funding allocated to nursing homes

Denominator

Total amount of government funding for long-term care

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective OA-4''': Reduce the percentage of funds allocated to nursing homes as compared to funds allocated to Home and Community Based Programs (HCBP) to 59.2%.

How Are We Doing?

Between 1997 and SFY 2009, the percentage of funding for institutional care (nursing homes) decreased from 93% to 72%, thereby meeting the Healthy New Jersey 2010 goal of reducing the percentage spent on institutional care. Progress toward the Healthy New Jersey 2020 goal of 59.2% has been slower.

What Is Being Done?

The Department of Human Services' [https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/commprograms.html Office of Home & Community-Based Services Quality Assurance] administers a state-funded home and community-based program for seniors and their caregivers (JACC) and monitors the quality of care management services for this program and for the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program. [https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/home/mltss.html Managed Long-Term Services and Supports] (MLTSS) uses a managed care approach for the delivery of publically-funded Medicaid long-term care services. MLTSS is designed to expand home and community-based services, promote community inclusion and ensure quality and efficiency. [https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/services/jacc/index.html Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving] (JACC) is a state-funded program for individuals with slightly higher incomes.

Available Services

Getting Help at Home: [http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/help/]

Health Program Information

NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services: [https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/]
Page Content Updated On 08/15/2018, Published on 08/15/2018
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