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Everyone should be able to safely age-in-place, regardless of income.

PALS offers a way for seniors living in subsidized housing to age-in-place and receive customized care, allowing them to maintain independence and safely remain at home. It is an Assisted Living Program (ALP), which are licensed by the State of New Jersey.

PALS is the only ALP in Bergen County, and the only ALP with a full-time social worker on-staff in the state.

Care Services

In-Home Appointments

PALS care includes the following:

  • Help with personal care, such as bathing,

       dressing, using the restroom, grooming, etc.

  • Nursing & social work services

  • Supervision and coordination of

       healthcare appointments

  • Medication administration and management

  • Laundry and light housekeeping

  • Help with meal preparation

  • Assistance with accessing transportation

PALS is affiliated with healthcare providers who visit each of its buildings regularly, including:

  • Physicians

  • Psychologists

  • Podiatrists

  • Physical Therapists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Nutritionists

  • Lab Work Technicians

  • X-Ray Technicians


PALS currently operates in three subsidized apartment buildings: 

Westwood House in Westwood, NJ, as well as Golden Tower and Belmont Gardens of Garfield Housing Authority in Garfield, NJ.


There is no fee for individuals who qualify for New Jersey's MLTSS Medicaid program. A generous, sliding scale private rate is available for those who do not qualify for MLTSS. PALS provides some services in partnership with Bergen County Division of Senior Services at no charge to eligible clients. Tenants of all buildings continue paying rent to property management.


Staffed with nurses and aides 7 days per week, 8 AM to 8 PM with a registered nurse on-site or on-call at all times, PALS offers consistent, continuous care for its clients.

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