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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Bergen County, NJ for 2024

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Paying for Assisted Living in Bergen County

Nationwide, seniors pay an average of $4,300 per month for assisted living, but in some areas, monthly fees are higher or lower depending on the cost of living and how many facilities are available. Bergen County, which is located near the New York area and has comparable senior care costs, is a relatively expensive place to live compared to the typical U.S. county. Its assisted living fees reflect that, with seniors in this county paying an average of $5,991 per month for this type of care. This is about 33% higher than the national median. However, it’s about 10% lower than the statewide average of $6,650.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

While Bergen County is among the costlier regions in the nation for assisted living, it’s moderately priced compared to the rest of New Jersey, where the median rate for this level of care is $6,650. The Trenton area, which is approximately 75 miles south of Bergen County’s center, is the most expensive region in New Jersey, with monthly assisted living fees coming in at $7,478. In the Vineland area, care costs are consistent with the statewide average at $6,523. The Atlantic City area is a little more cost-effective than Bergen County at $5,790. Ocean City is the least expensive New Jersey option for assisted living. Here, seniors pay approximately $4,945 per month.

New Jersey

$6,650

The United States

$4,300

Trenton

$7,478

Atlantic City

$5,790

Vineland

$6,523

Ocean City

$4,945

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bergen County

The Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) is the state’s Medicaid waiver that offers support with assisted living costs to low-budget seniors who qualify. There are no state-funded programs that provide aid for assisted living at this time.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bergen County

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Bergen County

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Bergen County Division of Senior Services(201) 336-7400The Bergen County Division of Senior Services is the Area Agency on Aging that serves those aged 60 and over in the county and surrounding region. Through this agency, individuals can access a broad range of resources, including reverse mortgage counseling, tax relief, prescription drug assistance, and information about local long-term care facilities. The agency provides information on public programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and long-term care insurance, which can help seniors and families find ways to cover the cost of assisted living services.
Division of Veterans Services(201) 336-6325The county’s Division of Veterans Services helps veterans and their dependents understand their rights and obtain state and federal benefits they’re entitled to. It directs veterans and their survivors to the resources that are relevant to their needs, assists them in completing forms for benefits and makes referrals to other agencies as necessary. It can also help qualifying individuals access VA healthcare services.
Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey(201) 837-9090JFCS is a local nonprofit agency that provides a broad range of services to seniors in Bergen County. Through its case management service, it conducts in-home assessments to evaluate seniors’ needs and develops care plans to optimize their quality of life. It has a Friendly Visitors program in which volunteers build one-on-one relationships with participants to alleviate loneliness. The agency also provides volunteer opportunities to older adults.
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services(201) 487-2166Northeast New Jersey Legal Services provides free legal help to those aged 60 and over in Bergen County and the surrounding region. It helps with senior law issues, including the reduction or termination of public benefits, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and prescription drug assistance. It also helps with future planning, including creating simple wills and assigning financial and medical powers of attorney.
Senior Activity Centers(201) 336-7400Bergen County is home to nearly 30 senior centers, 10 of which are run by the county. At these centers, older adults can participate in social and recreational activities. Amenities and programs vary by center but may include technology classes, pottery and ceramics, games, movie afternoons and day trips to area attractions. Centers also generally serve free or low-cost congregate lunches.
New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(877) 582-6995The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program promotes the quality of life of those living in assisted living by monitoring facilities and ensuring that they meet standards for care and cleanliness. It fields reports of abuse and neglect and helps resolve interpersonal issues.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bergen County

Bergen County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in New Jersey are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page for more information about these laws.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Barbara

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Emerson

We loved everything about Brookdale Emerson. The staff who toured us around was lovely, friendly, and helpful. The rooms looked great. They were nice people. This facility was a little smaller...

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Donna

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Juniper Village at Paramus

My mom moved into Juniper Village at Paramus. It was conveniently located for both myself and my brother. It had a comfortable hotel-type feeling to it, not a medical feeling, which was important....

Provider response

Thank you for the five stars, all around! We appreciate this feedback and recommendation!

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Fran

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Emerson

I was not thrilled with the cleanliness at Brookdale Emerson. The rooms were not particularly updated in terms of decor. What I liked was the calendar of activities. I thought that their assisted...

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