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)

Juniper Village at Paramus

186 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ, 07652

Juniper Village at Paramus is gorgeous. The only thing is that they’re just starting their renovations because they just got in there in February; I think they took over. It has all the hallways that … (read more)
Juniper Village at Paramus is gorgeous. The only thing is that they’re just starting their renovations because they just got in there in February; I think they took over. It has all the hallways that … (read more)

The Allendale Community for Senior Living

85 Harreton Rd, Allendale, NJ, 07401

The Allendale Community for Senior Living was very dark and dreary. It’s not an upscale facility. The staff was nice, but it’s not my kind of place. I’m not that old. The master bath was small. The ac … (read more)
The Allendale Community for Senior Living was very dark and dreary. It’s not an upscale facility. The staff was nice, but it’s not my kind of place. I’m not that old. The master bath was small. The ac … (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)

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)

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, 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)

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)

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)

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

After living in Barnegat for twenty seven years it was time for me and my wife to move somewhere closer to our children. Let me back up a moment . It was our children that found Brandywine Living! To … (read more)
After living in Barnegat for twenty seven years it was time for me and my wife to move somewhere closer to our children. Let me back up a moment . It was our children that found Brandywine Living! To … (read more)

2015, 2016

The Bristal Assisted Living at Woodcliff Lake

364 Chestnut Ridge Road, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, 07677

My mom just moved into The Bristal in Woodcliff Lake. She decided assisted living instead of having a home help person there all the time. Besides being close to where we live, it offers a lot of acti … (read more)
My mom just moved into The Bristal in Woodcliff Lake. She decided assisted living instead of having a home help person there all the time. Besides being close to where we live, it offers a lot of acti … (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.

Mill Gardens at Midland Park

36 Faner Road, Midland Park, NJ, 07432

My mom is in the assisted living side of Mill Gardens at Midland Park. At the moment, she’s at a psychiatric center because she had kind of a breakdown and they’re adjusting her medication, but they’r … (read more)
My mom is in the assisted living side of Mill Gardens at Midland Park. At the moment, she’s at a psychiatric center because she had kind of a breakdown and they’re adjusting her medication, but they’r … (read more)

2016

Atrium of Park Ridge

124 Noyes Drive, Park Ridge, NJ, 07656

Danielle has been a great person and helpful. The whole staff is great.
Danielle has been a great person and helpful. The whole staff is great.

Norwood

545 Tappan Road, Norwood, NJ, 07648

I visited Arbor Terrace Norwood while researching senior living communities for my aunt. I am taking the time to write this review because each person I meet during my visit was so warm, comforting … (read more)
I visited Arbor Terrace Norwood while researching senior living communities for my aunt. I am taking the time to write this review because each person I meet during my visit was so warm, comforting … (read more)

The Bristal Assisted Living at Englewood

412 South Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ, 07631

We had a great tour experience at The Bristal Assisted Living at Englewood. They provided all the information I needed and were very thorough with their tour. They restricted the access to places wher … (read more)
We had a great tour experience at The Bristal Assisted Living at Englewood. They provided all the information I needed and were very thorough with their tour. They restricted the access to places wher … (read more)

Allegro – Harrington Park

200 Old Hook Road, Harrington Park, NJ, 07640

I’m at Allegro – Harrington Park. It’s an independent living, assisted living, and memory care. It’s new. The people here are very nice. The people that run it are very nice. It’s designed like a cond … (read more)
I’m at Allegro – Harrington Park. It’s an independent living, assisted living, and memory care. It’s new. The people here are very nice. The people that run it are very nice. It’s designed like a cond … (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