State of New Jersey: Department of Health: Searching for Long Term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Rehab Centers.

State of New Jersey: Department of Health

Searching for Long Term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Rehab Centers.

To all of you caregivers out there, this is a first step must in the world of Caregiving. Please check out this website provided by the New Jersey Department of Health.

When your loved one needs any type of rehab or in need of skilled nursing care, please check out their website under ‘Health Facilities: Search for Long-Term Care Facilities’. Checking out the state reviews of all the facilities in New Jersey will save you weeks of problems later. The State of New Jersey inspects all the facilities once a year and gives the facility a full report at the end of the inspection and all the results are posted on the website.

You can search by:

*County & Type

*City & Type

*Name of the Facility

*Licensed Owner

*Officer

Other Resources:

*Search for an Acute Care Facility (hospitals, hospices, Etc)

*Click to view Long-Term facilities in Excel Spreadsheet

When checking in New Jersey, the most effective way I checked was going by County & Type. When searching by County and Facility types, here are the steps:

Select a county from the list below, then select one or more facility types. Hint: if you want a list of all the facilities in a county, just select the county and click the Start Search button:

County: (dropdown)

Type of Facility:

*Long Tern Care (nursing homes)

*Residential Health Care Facilities

*Assisted Living Residences

*Comprehensive Personal Care Homes

*Adult Day Care

*Assisted Living Programs

*Adult Family Care

*Pediatric Day Care

Funding Sources:

*Medicaid

*Medicare

*Private Payments

Specialized Care:

*Behavioral Management Program

*Hemodialysis

*Peritoneal Dialysis

*Ventilator Beds

*LTC/Hospital Subacute

*LTC Pediatric

then start your search. Put in the county and detailed information of where you might be looking to place a loved one.

At the top of the detailed information will be three four sections:

*Facility Information

*Inspection Summaries

*Advisory Standards (participation in Advisory standards by a Long-Term Care facility is voluntary. Not all facilities participate).

*Nursing Home Report Card

Under the Inspection Summaries, it will give a detailed list of the problems that occurred during the Annual Inspection. Please pay special attention to this as you will be able to see how the facility handled the problem and corrected it.

Under the Nursing Home Report Card, this gives you the detailed Medicare.gov/Nursing Home Compare. This is the official U.S. Government Site for Medicare.

Look under ‘Find a nursing home’:

The nursing home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the county. States may collect and post additional information that isn’t collected by the federal government. Before you get started, you or your family might also consider ‘Alternatives to Nursing Homes’.

Spotlight:

*Get updated state website information, including the ability to electronically file a complaint against a nursing home in some states.

*Use these helpful resources:

-Guide to choosing a nursing home.

-Nursing Home Checklist

-Download the Nursing Home Compare Database

-Get Nursing Home Compare data archives

-Learn how we calculate ratings

-Get tips for printing nursing home information

-For nursing homes: Update your address, phone number and other administrative data.

Tools and Tips:

Get all your long term options:

-Longtermcare.gov

-The Eldercare Locator

-Alternatives to Nursing Home Care

-Learn about Medicare coverage of skilled nursing facility care and swing bed services in rural areas.

-Learn about your rights as a nursing home resident

-Find state resources:

*Long Term Care Ombudsman

*State Survey Agency

-Compare other providers and plans:

*Hospital Compare

*Physician Compare

*Home Health Compare

*Dialysis Facility Compare

*Long-Term Care Hospital Compare

*Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Compare

*Medicare Plan Finder

*Supplier Directory

Medicare.gov is a federal government website managed and paid for by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244.

*This information is taken off the copyrighted government website from the State of New Jersey. This is the first site you should look at when selecting a facility for your loved one. This will give you a guide of the places you might want to consider. Please everyone, plush carpeting, nice photos on the wall and chandeliers may look nice but the care of your loved one is most important. This can save you a lot of heartache and tears later on down the road.

The state website is:

http://www.doh.state.nj.us

The federal website for Medicare is:

http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search

***This make this important step in the care of your loved one. I found all of this helpful.

 

 

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to State of New Jersey: Department of Health: Searching for Long Term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Rehab Centers.

  1. jwatrel says:

    A special message for caregivers, please make this step part of a selection process when a loved one gets sick. These sites are so helpful in telling what a tour of a facility does not.

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