6 Assisted Living Facilities near Bridgewater, NJ

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Bridgewater, NJ

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Sunrise of Bridgewater

Provides: Assisted Living
390 US Route 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
"We looked at the Sunrise of Bridgewater and it was in our top three. The tour was excellent, it was very new, it had an open floor plan, it was upscale, well decorated, and homey. I liked it a lot,..." More

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The Chelsea at Bridgewater

Provides: Assisted Living
680 Route 202/206 North, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
"The Chelsea at Bridgewater is beautiful. The staff is excellent, and everything is really good. The place is very nice. I have my own little apartment and that's like a hotel room with a..." More

Caring Star 2019

Brandywine Living at Middlebrook Cros...

Provides: Assisted Living
2005 Route 22 West, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
"While the cost is high, the care is also at the top! After selling the family home, the money was used to pay for Brandywine. When the money ran out, we applied for Medicaid. We were approved..." More

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Arbor Glen

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Monroe Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
"I chose Arbor Glen Bridgewater because it's not too far from home. Secondly, the staff there is very nice. I like Sarah, the person who handles incoming residents, she's very good, nice and..." More

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Hunterdon Hills Residential Care Faci...

Provides: Assisted Living
486 West Hill Road, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
"I visited this facility when they were serving lunch. Staff was friendly. It was pretty clean and odor-free. " More

Caring Star 2013

Independence Manor At Hunterdon

Provides: Assisted Living
188 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ 08822
"We are on the waitlist for my mom at Independence Manor At Hunterdon. They are very accommodating. We like them. The facilities seemed nice. The proximity to where I live is much better than a lot..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bridgewater

    Bridgewater Township is a historically rich community with several Revolutionary War sites, including the Middlebrook Encampment Site where Washington and his army retreated to after their Princeton victory. There are nearly 45,000 residents in Bridgewater, including a senior community that makes up almost 16% of the population.   

    Assisted living facilities in Bridgewater are divided into three categories depending on the type of care that they are able to provide residents. Bridgewater is home to four assisted living facilities, and there are two more nearby. These facilities, like all of those in the state, are governed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.  

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bridgewater

    • Social Security benefits are not taxed at the state level in Bridgewater. While all other types of retirement income are taxable, income tax rates are low for most retirees.  
    • The Bridgewater area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Somerville.
    • The cost of living in Bridgewater is high, with living costs at roughly 60% higher than the national average and 30% higher than the state average. This is mainly due to the high cost of housing, but seniors can also expect to pay about 67% more for transportation, including gasoline, insurance and public transit, and nearly 20% more on miscellaneous expenses than in the average U.S. city. This may affect how much money can be put toward assisted living expenses.  
    • Crime is relatively uncommon in Bridgewater, and most of the crime that takes place is property-related. On a 100-point scale, upon which the nation as a whole is rated 22.7 for violent crime and 35.4 for property crime, Bridgewater's violent crime and property crime rates are 7.3 and 21.7, respectively. This may provide peace of mind for seniors seeking out a safe community for their retirement years.  
    • Winters in Bridgewater are chilly with average lows in the 20s and about 23 inches of annual snowfall. Summers are warm with highs around 86 degrees, ranking it as one of the warmer cities in New Jersey. Seniors who enjoy experiencing four distinct seasons may enjoy Bridgewater's climate.  

    • The Bridgewater Township provides a free transportation service for Bridgewater seniors to all activities at the local senior center, as well as to grocery stores and medical appointments.   

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Bridgewater

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in New Jersey

    $5,884.00 Bridgewater
    $5,733.00 Basking Ridge
    $5,700.00 Warren
    $5,372.00 Hillsborough
    $4,000.00 US
    $2,500.00 Easton

    Assisted Living costs in Bridgewater start around $5,884 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Bridgewater and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bridgewater

    New Jersey's Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports waiver covers assisted living services in Bridgewater. 

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

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    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 Bridgewater

    Bridgewater and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Bridgewater, please visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bridgewater

    Bridgewater-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.

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    Assisted Living near Bridgewater, NJ

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Bridgewater

    • Review of Brandywine Living at Middlebrook Crossing

      While the cost is high, the care is also at the top! After selling the family home, the money was used to pay for Brandywine. When the money ran out, we applied for Medicaid. We were approved an... Read more

      waves518
    • Review of Brandywine Living at Middlebrook Crossing

      Brandywine Living @ Middlebrook Crossing is not only a beautiful residence, but everyone who works there is friendly, caring and sincere. There are many emotions that arise when it is time to ... Read more

      Theresa C.
    • Review of Brandywine Living at Middlebrook Crossing

      Brandywine is an excellent facility! The staff is dedicated, caring, professional and diligent, and most of all warm, kind and, exceedingly caring for all of the people in their care. (We’ve come t... Read more

      Joy Marconi
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