Programs & Services
MONMOUTH COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING NJ EASE (EASY ACCESS SINGLE ENTRY)
Is a major component of the Office on Aging. By simply dialing 1-877-222-3737, you get a live voice that offers information and assistance to a vast array of senior care giving programs and services, such as:
HOME & COMMUNITY-BASED LONG-TERM CARE
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This in-home and community based program is designed to assist qualified seniors who not qualified for Medicaid and are at risk of placement in a nursing facility.
The “Senior Information Van” plays an important role in our information and assistance program, and allows us to conduct outreach to seniors and their caregivers. This program helps us reach target group populations such as low-income minorities.
The outreach field representative can further explain the program, answer questions and direct individuals for additional information. The information van is basically a rolling media center.
The Monmouth County Office on Aging offers outreach services to those who are in need. The staff is familiar with community resources and coordinates with other social service agencies to reach those people who cannot, for whatever reason, come into the office.
There are eight senior centers partially funded by the Monmouth County Office on Aging, and they are located throughout the County. They are situated in the community centers and provide activities for seniors, such as recreation, health screening, education and counseling. They are open Monday through Friday. Transportation can be arranged for those who are unable to drive or take public transportation. (SEE SENIOR CENTERS)
Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services, Inc. provides legal services to seniors, including advice on Living Wills and guardianships. The number is (732) 866-0020.
At twelve sites throughout the County, including two Kosher sites, hot noontime meals are served to people 60 years and older. Educational and recreational programs, as well as counseling are also offered. Home delivered meals are provided to homebound elderly, once a day, Monday through Friday, with a suggested donation. (SEE NUTRITION SITES)
Special Citizen Area Transportation (SCAT) is available for medical transportation for persons age 60 and older and/or disabled. Transportation for shopping is available in the municipalities that have contracted with SCAT. The telephone number is (732) 431-6480.
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Is a program that investigates reports of abuses, neglect or exploitations of vulnerable adults age 18 and over living in the community. This includes cases of self neglect. APS provides or arranges for community based services for the client and/or caretaker. The telephone number is (732) 531-9191.
Residential Maintenance provides emergency home cleaning through the Association of Retarded Citizens with supervision facilitating follow-up services by the referring agency. For information call (732) 389-5256.
Home healthcare is provided by the Visiting Homemaker-Health Aide Service sponsored by Family and Children’s Service. Aides provide personal care, meal preparation, and food shopping, and perform household tasks necessary to maintain a healthy environment. For Homemaker service call
(732) 531-9111, any time of the day or night. 24 hour answering services are in effect,seven days per week.
HOME REPAIR/BARRIER FREE
The Office on Aging offers a limited, home repair/barrier free program to qualified seniors. Call 732-431-7999 for details.
NEIGHBORHOOD SENIOR SCAN PROGRAM
Monmouth County Office on Aging is partnering with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office on a new community awareness initiative created to mobilize active seniors in improving local homeland security efforts. Representatives from the Office on Aging and the Sheriff’s Office will travel to senior centers and other older-resident activity groups to present “Neighborhood Senior SCAN”, a video-based training program helping residents recognize and safely respond to suspicious activities that warrant police investigations. The program provides presentations, training and the latest information on protecting our neighborhoods, businesses and homes. The Sheriff’s office created a series of video scenarios involving suspicious actions. Working with instructors, residents are taught to identify suspicious activities and contact local law enforcement.
CONTACT THE MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE at 732-431-7139
OR THE MONMOUTH COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING at 732-431-7450
OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS
For Fraud, Scams or Crime:
Call our TRIAD Hotline at 1-877-222-3737
For Information on: PAAD, LIFELINE, and other important Senior Programs, call our Office at (732) 431-7450 or 1-877-222-3737.