Cash & Counseling

The Foundation's Cash & Counseling program was designed to provide an expansion of a proven model of consumer-directed supportive services to more states, allowing thousands more older adults and people with disabilities to have choice and control over the care they receive.The purpose of this project is to implement a cash and counseling demonstration for clients receiving the Medicaid program's optional benefit, personal care assistance (PCA). In fiscal year 1995, there were 12,094 beneficiaries who received PCA. Consumers who contact provider agencies to initiate receipt of services will be provided with information about the demonstration, and those who express interest will receive counseling on whether or not to participate. Those who elect to go into the demonstration will be randomly assigned to either an experimental group or control group. The experimental group will receive counseling on purchasing personal care, and will be assessed every six months. The control group will receive the traditional PCA benefit.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $167,626.00

Awarded on: 12/13/1996

Time frame: 1/1/1997 - 9/30/1999

Grant Number: 30839


State of New Jersey Department of Human Services

P.O. Box 700
Trenton, 08625-0700


William A. B. Ditto
Project Director