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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
Some older low-income New Jerseyans are forced to go into nursing homes rather than get care at home because of red tape in the Medicaid program.
AARP New Jersey applauds Governor Murphy and the NJ Legislature for expanding access to affordable housing to help older New Jersey residents stay in their homes and communities.
AARP supports critical property tax relief for older adults, funding to expand affordable housing options and efforts to increase financial security in retirement.
Expanding Housing Options and Affordable Housing
RetireReady NJ, StayNJ, Prescription Drug Affordability Council and Presumptive Eligibility
Transforming our Long-Term Care System
Property Tax Relief, Full Pension Payments and Affordable Utilities
We applaud Governor Murphy for signing bipartisan legislation that will change Medicaid’s eligibility process, so seniors aren’t forced into nursing homes while waiting for Medicaid approval.
Urges Governor Murphy to Swiftly Enact S3495/A4049 to Expand Timely Access to Home and Community-Based Services
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
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