Portable Assisted Living Services (PALS)

The Bright Side Family's Portable Assisted Living Services (PALS) is an in-home assisted living program that serves individuals living in subsidized senior housing. 

PALS offers a way to age in place and receive customized, reliable, around-the-clock care in your own home. It is an alternative to moving out and entering an assisted living facility or nursing home.

A creative solution that maintains independence while providing essential care.

Home Nurse Making Bed

Care Services

PALS offers the following:

  • Help with personal care, such as bathing, dressing, using the restroom, grooming, etc.

  • Ongoing health monitoring

  • Nursing services

  • Supervision and coordination of healthcare appointments

  • Medication administration and management

  • Social Work services

  • Laundry and light housekeeping

  • Recreational activities

  • Help with meal preparation

  • Assistance with accessing transportation

In-Home Medical Appointments

PALS is affiliated with healthcare providers who visit each building regularly, including:

  • Physicians

  • Psychologist

  • Podiatrists

  • Physical Therapist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Nutritionist

  • Lab Work

  • X-Rays

PALS Locations

PALS currently operates in three buildings: Westwood House in Westwood, NJ, as well as Golden Tower and Belmont Gardens of Garfield Housing Authority in Garfield, NJ.

How Much Does PALS Cost?

There is no fee for individuals who qualify for New Jersey's MLTSS Medicaid program. A 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.

When is PALS Available?

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

Contact Information

To learn more about PALS or to get in touch about enrolling yourself or a loved one, please contact:

201-497-8688, ext. 101