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Adults with Disabilities

Enable has worked with individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities for more than 25 years, offering a range of services that address their specific needs – and support their hopes and dreams. The fact is that like anyone, people with disabilities have a picture of what they want their lives to look like – and we want to help make these visions a reality. Enable’s supports allow adults with disabilities to have a life filled with joy and meaning, lived as independently as possible, as part of a community of family and friends.

 

Our services include:

  • Residential Services, including Group Homes, Supervised Apartments, Transportation, Behavioral Supports, and Representative Payee Service
  • Day Services, including Day Habilitation, Prevocational Training, Behavioral Supports, Transportation, and Representative Payee Service
  • In Home Supports, including Community Based Supports, Respite, Behavioral Supports, Home Accessibility Modifications, Representative Payee Service, Transportation, Community Inclusion, and Natural Supports Training

Mercer County Respite care options include:

Mercer County Statewide Respite Program

  • A statewide respite program, began in 1988.
  • Provides relief and support to family or other uncompensated caregivers from the demands of the daily care of persons with physical and cognitive challenges, including the frail elderly.
  • Limited to short-term intermittent care such as:
    • Adult Day Health Services
    • Alternate Family Care
    • Assisted Living
    • Campership
    • Companion Services
    • Homemaker/Home Health Aide
    • Nursing Facility Respite
    • Private Duty Nursing
    • Social Adult Day Care
    • Residential Health Care
    • Facility Respite
    • Hospital Inpatient Respite

Eligibility for this program:

  • 18 years or older, functionally impaired.
  • Cared for at home by a caregiver who is not compensated for his or her services.
  • At risk of long-term institutional placement if his or her regular caregiver is unable to continue in his or her role.
  • Must be NJ resident.
  • Financial eligibility.*

*To determine financial eligibility, please contact our Admissions Coordinator at 609-987-5003 or email admissions@enablenj.org.

The Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC)

  • State funded program that provides services to older individuals who meet nursing facility levels of care, but are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicaid waiver services.
  • Provides stability in their own homes.
  • Designed to maximize participants’ autonomy in managing and directing his or her services.
  • Services include:
    • Care Management
    • Adult Day Health
    • Chore Services
    • Personal Care
    • Personal Emergency Response System
    • Respite Care
    • Social Adult Day Care
    • SME & Supplies
    • Transportation

Eligibility for this program:

  • Resident of the State of New Jersey.
  • United States Citizen or a qualified alien.
  • 60 years of age or older.
  • Resides in a home — not a facility licensed by the state.
  • Clinical eligibility requirements.+
  • Meets financial eligibility requirements.*
  • Financially ineligible for services provided through New Jersey Family Care.
  • Has no alternate means to secure the services and/or supports needed to remain in the community.
  • Does not receive services from any other State funded home-based supportive care program.

+To determine clinical eligibility, please contact our Senior Services Coordinator at 609-987-5003 or email lwhitney@enablenj.org.

*To determine financial eligibility, please contact our Admissions Coordinator at 609-987-5003 or email admissions@enablenj.org.


Contact Enable for the services you need
For more information, call our Admissions Coordinator today at 609-987-5003 or email admissions@enablenj.org.  

 

Jason's Story

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Shortly after birth, Jason suffered from an illness that resulted in limited use of his muscles. But he refuses to let his disability hold him back. Jason graduated from college, teaches computer classes, and assists with managing a website.

Recently, Enable added a new back door to Jason’s apartment to support further independence. The door can be opened and locked electronically using a keypad. “This door has helped me to feel safer in this crazy world of ours. Now that I have achieved what I deem to be truer independence, I’m enjoying my apartment more than ever,” said Jason.

Jason’s advice to others: “If you find that you just can’t continue to do things in the usual way, don’t be afraid to seek alternatives.” For almost 20 years, Enable has provided Jason with creative alternatives that ensure his continued independence.