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Morris County Housing Options

Morris County Housing Options

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MORRIS COUNTY
HOUSING OPTIONS
Morris CountyDivision on Aging, Disabilities andVeterans1-800-564-4656
 
INTRODUCTION
 
The Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans has createdthis booklet to help you in your search for a residence for yourself or a familymember.This publication describes the different types of housing and has a Map of allthe municipalities in Morris County. With the exception of age-restrictedhousing, the facilities in this book also accept individuals with physical,mental or developmental disabilities.Choosing a residence, whether it is senior housing or a nursing home can be acomplicated process. Please call the specific facility or agency for theparticular requirements needed for admission. Included in this booklet arelong term care facility and independent living checklists to assist you.Location, cost and the available services are only a few of the decisions thatneed to be made.If you are a Morris County resident and change of housing is not an option atthis time, there are publications for your information that list services to allowindividuals the opportunity to remain safe and independent. To obtain a copyof the “Services and Programs for the Elderly, Disabled and Veterans”, the“Elder Home Safety Checklist” or have any questions regarding theinformation included in this booklet, please contact the Morris CountyDivision on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans at (800) 564-4656 orMorris County Aging and Disability Resource Connection at (800) 222-3737.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
TYPES OF HOUSING 1 - 3MAP OF MORRIS COUNTY 4HOUSING OPTIONS 5 - 17LONG TERM CARE FACILITY CHECKLIST 18 - 21INDEPENDENT LIVING CHECKLIST 22 - 23
We have made every effort to make sure that the information contained in these pages is accurate as of ourpublication date. Please be aware that this booklet is for information purpose only and is not intended as anendorsement.12/2012 revised
 
 
TYPES OF HOUSING
 Adult Retirement Communities
 
See Page 5
 Adult Retirement Communities are designed for the active, independent olderperson. The residences are generally for sale, but there may be rental unitsavailable. These units may come in the form of single houses, duplexes,condominiums, or garden apartments. Social and recreational activities are usuallyprovided, such as clubhouse, tennis, and golf.
 Assisted Living
 
See Page 5-7 
 An Assisted Living Residence can accommodate people with limited mobility ordiminished capacity. The residents receive assistance appropriate to their needs.Support services are offered on a 24-hour basis. Personal care, medicationmanagement, housekeeping, social and recreation activities are also provided.
 Boarding Home
 
See Page 8-9
There are two primary classes of Boarding Homes housing older adults in NewJersey; Class B and Class C. Both are licensed by the NJ Department of Community Affairs, and both provide rooms and meals. Rooms and baths may beeither private or shared. In addition to rooms, meals and linens, Class C homesprovide 24-hour supervision and other services may also be provided. Thoseneeding more health services may wish to consider Residential Health CareFacilities.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
 
See Page 9
 Continuing Care Retirement Communities provide housing, support services, andhealth care to those of retirement age. A broad spectrum of support and health careservices is provided, from independent living to assisted living, depending on theindividual’s needs. Meals, housekeeping, linens, 24-hour security, and recreationservices are also provided.
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