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Senate clears bill that would increase aid for adult day care services

NEW JERSEY – Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would increase the adult day care Medicaid per diem rate was approved Tuesday by the New Jersey Senate.

“This increase in funding will help providers better assist, protect, and support the elderly throughout our state,” said Singer (R-30). “Adult day health services are crucial to the physical and emotional well-being of New Jersey seniors. Bolstering these services is a win-win for both patients and their families.”

Under Singer’s bill, S-3144/A-4701, the Fiscal Year 2023 supplemental appropriation provides $3.6 million to the Department of Human Services to increase the adult medical day care Medicaid per diem rate by four percent from $86.10 to $89.54.

“With increased support, these facilities will be in a better position to offer more services and specialized care, including nursing, nutrition, medication management, and both physical and behavioral therapy,” Singer said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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