13 Assisted Living Facilities near Edison, NJ
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There are 13 Assisted Living Facilities in the Edison area, with 3 in Edison and 10 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Edison is $5,005 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Fanwood with an average starting cost of $4,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 138 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Edison. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Edison 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Somerset with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Edison, NJ
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Edison
The township of Edison, New Jersey, is a one-hour drive away from New York City, which is great for seniors who might enjoy a day out in the Big Apple. Around 14 percent of the population of Edison is aged 65 or over, and a percentage of them may require support with their day-to-day lives. Assisted living facilities help provide support for seniors. There are 15 of these communities in and around the Edison area, with three in the township itself and 12 in nearby communities such as East Brunswick and Somerset. All of these communities are regulated by the State of New Jersey Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Edison
- The township of Edison, New Jersey, is steeped in culture and history. There is a historical society that seeks to preserve its history, and also an arts society. Famous for being the location where Thomas Edison created hundreds of his inventions, The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park may be of interest to seniors wishing to learn about one of the most famous inventors of all time.
- Edison has an array of community resources for seniors, including Edison Senior Services, an organization that provides a range of services including arts and crafts and exercise groups, as well as seven other senior centers.
- The Edison area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in the Edison area is almost 50 percent more expensive than the national average. However, healthcare in this area can be around 3 percent cheaper than the national average. This may be something to consider for seniors who have health conditions.
- Edison has public transport options for seniors who do not drive. There is also a free transportation service provided by the Edison Senior Citizen Center for local seniors who do not have access to a car.
- Residents of Edison do not have their Social Security payments taxed, in accordance with New Jersey state law.
Paying for Assisted Living in Edison
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Edison start around $5,005 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 Edison 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 Edison
Residents of the Township of Edison who are eligible for financial support for assisted living can access it via New Jersey's Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS).
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.
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 Edison
Edison 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 Edison, please visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Edison
Edison-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.
Other Options in Edison, NJ
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Edison
Review of Brighton Gardens of Edison
Brighton Gardens of Edison was nice. The staff who assisted me during the tour was fine. I got a sample of the menu, and it looks ok. The room that I was looking at seems a little bit smaller than ... Read more
Review of Heritage of Clara Barton
I didn't like Heritage of Clara Barton as much as the other 2 places I toured because it felt very cold. It didn't have the warmth and it was like walking into a hospital or a school building. That... Read more
Review of Whispering Knoll Assisted Living
My mother was a resident at this facility for 3 years, until her death. The family chose WK because it was beautiful, clean and well-staffed. Mom was a resident of the Memory Care unit after demen... Read more