Fill out and print the Application for Admission to start the admissions process.

Then, the applicant’s Primary Care Physician must complete:

The Application for Admission and Medical Certification, along with other important documentation, must be returned to the Admissions Department.

Mail completed applications to:

Morris View Healthcare Center
Attn: Admissions
P.O. Box 437
Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Contact the Admissions Department at (973) 285-2800 for an appointment or to schedule a tour.



There are three parts to the Medicare plan. Each covers different medical expenses.

  • Part A covers inpatient facility charges i.e.; hospitals and nursing homes.
  • Part B covers office visits, testing, therapy, durable medical equipment, and certain home health.
  • Part D is the prescription drug program.

Medicare provides for 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, but these 100 days are not guaranteed.


  • 3 midnight stay in an acute-care facility i.e., hospital or acute rehabilitation facility
  • Skilled need is required (physical/occupational therapy, wound care, or skilled nursing services)
  • Progress from the services received must be documented

Medicare Part A covers the room and board in a skilled nursing facility. The first 20 days used are covered at 100 %. The remaining 80 days are subject to a coinsurance, to be paid by the Medicare recipient. This coinsurance amount changes at the beginning of each year.

While in a skilled nursing facility Medicare part B covers physician visits, therapy, and certain supplies and equipment.

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Accepted Insurance Plans


New Jersey Medicaid covers persons who are 65 years or older, and persons determined to be disabled by the Social Security Administration or by the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services. The individual must be a resident of NJ and a US citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

In order to qualify for Medicaid benefits for payment of all or a portion of your nursing facility care, you must meet certain financial criteria. Financial eligibility for Medicaid is determined by reviewing your income and your resources.

Treatment of Resources

In most cases, you will meet the standard for eligibility for Medicaid when your countable resources do not exceed $2,000.

The following items do not count as resources:

  • Your home, if your spouse or other dependent relatives still reside in it or if the length of your stay in the facility will be less than 6 months
  • One automobile (or other motor vehicle), up to a certain value
  • Certain household goods and personal effects, up to a certain value
  • Burial spaces and markers for you and your spouse
  • Irrevocable prepaid burial arrangements
  • The face value of certain insurance policies owned by you

“Countable” resources include:

  • Cash
  • Bank accounts
  • Stocks and bonds
  • All motor vehicles except one
  • Non-home property
  • IRA and Keogh funds
  • Cash value of certain life insurance

If you have transferred resources in the last 36 months (60 months if such resources were transferred into a trust), you may be ineligible for Medicaid for long term care services for a period of time.

Pre-Admission Screen (PAS)

When a Medicaid-eligible applicant wishes to be admitted to a nursing facility, he/she must certified as appropriate for nursing home level of care by the Long Term Care Field Office (LTCFO). The prospective resident must be screened by a Long Term Care field nurse. This Pre-Admission Screen (PAS) must be done before a person can be admitted to the nursing home.

PAS is usually done at home, but could be done in a hospital, assisted living or other nursing home. If the prospective resident is in a private home or assisted living facility, the field nurse will come out to complete the screening with 7-10 days. When the PAS is complete, the nurse will generate a report certifying the appropriate level of care and duration. This report must be furnished to the nursing home prior to admission.

To obtain a Pre-Admission Screen (PAS), please contact the Regional Long term Care Field Office at (973) 648-4691.