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Cost of New Jersey Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in New Jersey is $5,725 per month.

The monthly base rate for New Jersey assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. New Jersey is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in New Jersey. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Pennsylvania$3,555
U.S.$3,600
New York$4,100
New Jersey$5,725
Delaware$5,745

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching New Jersey Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does New Jersey require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    New Jersey may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by New Jersey. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in New Jersey. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    New Jersey probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in New Jersey - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by New Jersey?
    New Jersey will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as New Jersey requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in New Jersey.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for New Jersey for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a New Jersey Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at state.nj.us.

Helpful New Jersey Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in New Jersey? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the New Jersey licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing
nj.gov
(609) 633-9034
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in New Jersey? Your local New Jersey long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of New Jersey
state.nj.us
Local: (609) 943-4023
Tollfree: (877) 582-6995
Are you aware of all the New Jersey health-based programs available to you? Your New Jersey Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
state.nj.us
Local: (609) 292-7837
Tollfree: (800) 367-6543
Are you familiar with the New Jersey Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The New Jersey AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in New Jersey regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local New Jersey AAA below:

Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Service
Northfield, NJ
(609) 645-7700
Bergen County Division of Senior Services
Hackensack, NJ
(201) 336-7400
Burlington County Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Connection
Westhampton, NJ
(609) 265-5069
Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Citizen Services
Blackwood, NJ
(856) 858-3220
Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services
Rio Grande, NJ
(609) 886-2784
Cumberland County Office on Aging and Disabled
Bridgeton, NJ
(856) 453-2220
Essex County Division of Senior Services
Verona, NJ
(973) 395-8375
Gloucester County Division of Senior Services
West Deptford, NJ
(856) 384-6900
Hudson County Office on Aging
Jersey City, NJ
(201) 369-4313
Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities & Veterans Services
Flemington, NJ
(908) 788-1361
Mercer County Office on Aging
Trenton, NJ
(609) 989-6661
Middlesex County Office of Aging & Disabled Services
New Brunswick, NJ
(732) 745-3295
Monmouth County Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services
Freehold, NJ
(732) 431-7450
Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans
Morristown, NJ
(973) 285-6848
Ocean County Office of Senior Services
Toms River, NJ
(732) 929-2091
Passaic County Office on Aging
Totowa, NJ
(973) 569-4060
Salem County Office on Aging
Salem, NJ
(856) 339-8622
Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services
Somerville, NJ
(908) 704-6346
Sussex County Division of Senior Services
Newton, NJ
(973) 579-0555
Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection
Elizabeth, NJ
(908) 527-4869
Warren County Division of Aging & Disability Services
Belvidere, NJ
(908) 475-6591

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