Bergen County features over 9,000 acres of parkland and has a dynamic arts and culture scene, with over 200 organizations commemorating its history and giving a platform to its art community. Five major malls and thriving downtown districts with antique shops and local boutiques provide nearly limitless browsing for shopping enthusiasts, and its zoo is a fun destination for animal lovers. Its amenities make it a popular vacation destination, but it’s also home to over 930,000 people, and it has a large senior community that accounts for about 18% of the population.  

There are approximately two dozen assisted living facilities in Bergen County. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, this level of care costs $5,991 per month in the region, which is higher than the national average but affordable compared to New Jersey as a whole. This guide covers the benefits of living in Bergen County, assisted living cost comparisons and local resources and programs available to seniors seeking this type of care.  

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Bergen County, NJ

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Paramus

567 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ, 07652

Sunrise of Paramus is located in Paramus, New Jersey, close to the George Washington Bridge, Valley Hospital and the Garden State Plaza Malls. Visitors describe the facility as a very homey place that … (read more)
Sunrise of Paramus is located in Paramus, New Jersey, close to the George Washington Bridge, Valley Hospital and the Garden State Plaza Malls. Visitors describe the facility as a very homey place that … (read more)

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Woodcliff Lake

430 Chesnut Ridge Road, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, 07677

Located in a setting bordered by apple trees, Sunrise of Woodcliff Lake is in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, near Tice’s Town Mall and ACME Shopping Center. Residents and visitors note the homey atmosphe … (read more)
Located in a setting bordered by apple trees, Sunrise of Woodcliff Lake is in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, near Tice’s Town Mall and ACME Shopping Center. Residents and visitors note the homey atmosphe … (read more)

2013, 2014

Brookdale Emerson

590 Old Hook Road, Emerson, NJ, 07630

Brookdale Emerson is located in Emerson, New Jersey, a short drive from New York City and close to the Palisade and Garden State Parkways. Family members describe the facility as gorgeous and the resi … (read more)
Brookdale Emerson is located in Emerson, New Jersey, a short drive from New York City and close to the Palisade and Garden State Parkways. Family members describe the facility as gorgeous and the resi … (read more)

Juniper Village at Paramus

186 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ, 07652

My father currently resides in Juniper Village at Paramus. We chose it for him because it was close to my home, so it’s convenient for me to visit him. When I walked in there, everybody was very welco … (read more)
My father currently resides in Juniper Village at Paramus. We chose it for him because it was close to my home, so it’s convenient for me to visit him. When I walked in there, everybody was very welco … (read more)

2013

Sunrise of Old Tappan

195 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, NJ, 07675

Nestled in Old Tappan, New Jersey, Sunrise of Old Tappan is 30 miles from Manhattan and close to restaurants, shopping and Lake Tappan Park. Residents and visitors give high marks to the facility for … (read more)
Nestled in Old Tappan, New Jersey, Sunrise of Old Tappan is 30 miles from Manhattan and close to restaurants, shopping and Lake Tappan Park. Residents and visitors give high marks to the facility for … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of Edgewater

351 River Road, Edgewater, NJ, 07020

Sunrise of Edgewater is located between the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel, minutes from New York City in Edgewater, New Jersey. Visitors note the facility’s great location and spacious … (read more)
Sunrise of Edgewater is located between the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel, minutes from New York City in Edgewater, New Jersey. Visitors note the facility’s great location and spacious … (read more)

2016

Atrium of Park Ridge

124 Noyes Drive, Park Ridge, NJ, 07656

The rooms are beautiful. The nursing staff is compassionate and caring. The administrative staff is always at the ready to help with whatever might come up that needs their attention, and this entire … (read more)
The rooms are beautiful. The nursing staff is compassionate and caring. The administrative staff is always at the ready to help with whatever might come up that needs their attention, and this entire … (read more)

Mill Gardens at Midland Park

36 Faner Road, Midland Park, NJ, 07432

I visited my ex-boyfriend’s mother often at Mill Gardens. It’s excellent, and it’s very clean. The staff was excellent. It’s privately owned. They have a doctor that comes in every week. They also hav … (read more)
I visited my ex-boyfriend’s mother often at Mill Gardens. It’s excellent, and it’s very clean. The staff was excellent. It’s privately owned. They have a doctor that comes in every week. They also hav … (read more)

2015, 2016

Brighton Gardens of Saddle River

5 Boroline Road, Saddle River, NJ, 07458

Located in Saddle River, New Jersey, Brighton Gardens of Saddle River is close to the Allendale Wetlands and Allendale Shopping Plaza. Visitors and residents say the community’s staff is helpful and g … (read more)
Located in Saddle River, New Jersey, Brighton Gardens of Saddle River is close to the Allendale Wetlands and Allendale Shopping Plaza. Visitors and residents say the community’s staff is helpful and g … (read more)

The Allendale Community for Senior Living

85 Harreton Rd, Allendale, NJ, 07401

Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, it’s been a challenge to fully grasp the quality of this facility. However, all of my many conversations with various staff members have been very satisfactory. Eve … (read more)
Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, it’s been a challenge to fully grasp the quality of this facility. However, all of my many conversations with various staff members have been very satisfactory. Eve … (read more)

2013

Sunrise of Cresskill

4 Tenakill Park Drive, East, Cresskill, NJ, 07626

Sunrise of Cresskill Assisted Living is located in Cresskill, New Jersey, just 8 miles from the George Washington Bridge. Residents appreciate the great amenities, including a beauty barber shop, exer … (read more)
Sunrise of Cresskill Assisted Living is located in Cresskill, New Jersey, just 8 miles from the George Washington Bridge. Residents appreciate the great amenities, including a beauty barber shop, exer … (read more)

CareOne at The Cupola

100 W Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ, 07652

CareOne at The Cupola is located close to Garden State Parkway, Interstate 80 and New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey. According to loved ones, the dining room serves exceptional food, of … (read more)
CareOne at The Cupola is located close to Garden State Parkway, Interstate 80 and New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey. According to loved ones, the dining room serves exceptional food, of … (read more)

Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Paramus

143 Fairview Ave, Paramus, NJ, 07652

Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Paramus is located in Paramus, New Jersey, close to Van Saun County Park and the junction of Interstate 80 and Garden State Parkway. Visitors compliment this pet-friend … (read more)
Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Paramus is located in Paramus, New Jersey, close to Van Saun County Park and the junction of Interstate 80 and Garden State Parkway. Visitors compliment this pet-friend … (read more)

Bright Side Manor

300 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ, 07666

Bright Side Manor serves residents in Teaneck, New Jersey needing assisted living in a large house with an attached apartment wing of studio and companion suites. Bright Side is located near the Georg … (read more)
Bright Side Manor serves residents in Teaneck, New Jersey needing assisted living in a large house with an attached apartment wing of studio and companion suites. Bright Side is located near the Georg … (read more)

Atria Norwood

545 Tappan Road, Norwood, NJ, 07648

We went to Atria Norwood. They showed me the room, dining room, the gym, movie theater, and they told me how much it would cost me. It was expensive. It’s a nice place to look at.
We went to Atria Norwood. They showed me the room, dining room, the gym, movie theater, and they told me how much it would cost me. It was expensive. It’s a nice place to look at.

Sunrise of Franklin Lakes

728 Franklin Ave, Franklin Lakes, NJ, 07417


Thrive at Montvale

110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ, 07645


Brandywine Living at Mahwah

814 Wyckoff Avenue, Mahwah, NJ, 07430

From day 1 I have felt like a part of the Brandywine family. The entire staff is caring and loving and the residents are their top priority. Mariola, the Exectutive Director is amazing and always take … (read more)
From day 1 I have felt like a part of the Brandywine family. The entire staff is caring and loving and the residents are their top priority. Mariola, the Exectutive Director is amazing and always take … (read more)

2013, 2015

Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck

655 Pomander Walk, Teaneck, NJ, 07666

I went and looked at Five Star Premier Residences. I walked around, and it was a beautiful place, but I didn’t speak to anybody. However, the ambience was good.
I went and looked at Five Star Premier Residences. I walked around, and it was a beautiful place, but I didn’t speak to anybody. However, the ambience was good.

2015, 2016

The Bristal Assisted Living at Woodcliff Lake

364 Chestnut Ridge Road, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, 07677

My husband is in the Bristal, and so far we are very happy with the arrangement. Their memory unit is much cheaper, and that is the main reason why he is there. The other reason is that the Bristal ha … (read more)
My husband is in the Bristal, and so far we are very happy with the arrangement. Their memory unit is much cheaper, and that is the main reason why he is there. The other reason is that the Bristal ha … (read more)

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.

$5991

Bergen County/New York Area

$6650

New Jersey

$4300

The United States

$7478

Trenton

$5790

Atlantic City

$6523

Vineland

$4945

Ocean City

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

ResourceContact Service
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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bergen County