The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Elizabeth, NJ for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Elizabeth, NJ

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Amber Court of Elizabeth

Provides: Assisted Living
1155 E Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
"Amber Court of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is located in the thriving downtown area of Elizabeth near many urban conveniences, such as restaurants, shopping, banking, entertainment, and much more. Major..." More


Provides: Assisted Living
122 7th St, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
"Alexion Manor was very clean and very professional. The rooms were very nice and very up to date. They have a hall and secure parking for the seniors. They also have a recreation center and a..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Atria Cranford

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016
"We toured Atria Cranford. It was a very good tour, a very nice place that had a nice mixture of men and women for my father. It was very clean, very nice, and the rooms were very nice. The few..." More

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Brighton Gardens of Mountainside

Provides: Assisted Living
1350 US-22, Mountainside, NJ 07092
"My visit at Brighton Gardens of Mountainside was good. It was very nice and the place also smelled nice. It was bright, and there's music playing and it has a cheerful atmosphere. The staff who..." More

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Caring Star 2012

Sunrise of Westfield

Provides: Assisted Living
240 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090
"Sunrise of Westfield was fantastic. It was very nice, well run, and very clean. The staff was very nice. I saw the kitchens, the meeting rooms, the conference rooms, the restaurant where you sit..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Sunrise of Staten Island

Provides: Assisted Living
801 Narrows Road North, Staten Island, NY 10304
"We had a tour at Sunrise of Staten Island last June. The place was very, very nice. The rooms were nice, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. I know someone else who had stayed there and..." More

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Canterbury Village of West Orange

Provides: Assisted Living
33 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
"Canterbury Village is a wonderful community. The staff are very caring and devoted to the residents. The food is not only delicious, but healthy. All in all, I am very happy that my loved one is..." More

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The Brielle

Provides: Assisted Living
140 Friendship Lane, Staten Island, NY 10314
"We had chosen The Brielle at Seaview for my brother. I like the attention to detail. They are offering different levels of care, like if somebody needs just a little bit of help versus somebody who..." More

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Arbor Terrace Mountainside

Provides: Assisted Living
1050 Springfield Ave, Mountainside, NJ 07092
"Starting our search at Senior Living Communities near my father in Westfield I had the opportunity to tour Arbor Terrace Mountainside and was so impressed with the community as a whole. Made the..." More

Loving Care Agency

Provides: Assisted Living
24 Commerce St # 1430, Newark, NJ 07102
"They are very well organized and provide you with services needed and fast replacement when needed.. a company you can trutly rely on " More

Harbor Terrace Adult Care & Assisted ...

Provides: Assisted Living
110 Henderson Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
"The management there at Harbor Terrace was very good, very professional, and very caring. The place is very clean and very well organized. They have studios and they have one-bedrooms. They are..." More

Lakeside Manor Home for Adults, Inc.

Provides: Assisted Living
797 Brighton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
"My brother is living currently at Lakeside Manor Home for Adults. It is a good adult home concerning the services that they provide and their professionalism. It is not a five-star luxury hotel,..." More

Complete Care at Westfield

Provides: Assisted Living
1515 Lamberts Mill Rd, Westfield, NJ 07090
"The facility was very nice. The staff was very kind and caring, and were constantly making sure that everyone's needs were taken care of. Any issue with residents was solved in a timely manner to..." More

Alaris Health at Belgrove

Provides: Assisted Living
195 Belgrove Drive , Kearny, NJ 07032
"I was very impressed with the staff there. They treated the patients like family. They always had smiles on their faces and they never made you feel like they were rushed if you inquired about a..." More

Eger Harbor House

Provides: Assisted Living
140 Meisner Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306
"I'm interested in Eger Harbor House, but they need Medicaid. Without Medicaid, they won't accept my father. It was well maintained. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Everything was great in there...." More

AristaCare at Delaire

Provides: Assisted Living
400 West Stimpson Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036
"Facility was clean and many personnel were very caring and helpful. However, my friend was there for 10 years and had many problems while there, such as a broken leg and broken arm. She ultimitely..." More

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Saints Cosmas and Damian Home

Provides: Assisted Living
2099 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303
"Father has been at St Cosmas & Damian for a year. It is not that it is dirty, it is just old, the rugs are old and stained. They keep it immaculate, but everything is old, so I am hoping if it..." More

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Brandywine Living at Summit

Provides: Assisted Living
41 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
"Discover a verdant community in bloom at Spring Meadows Summit, offering Assisted Living services in Summit, New Jersey. Completely refurbished in 2012, our warm and inviting community features..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Elizabeth

    Elizabeth is New Jersey's largest city by area. While the city's population is lower than others at just over 100,000, it's a short drive to larger cities such as Newark and New York City. About 10 percent of Elizabeth's citizens are over 65, and there are 36 assisted living residences in Elizabeth and its surrounding areas to meet their needs. While only one is located right in Elizabeth, the remaining 35 are very close by in cities such as Staten Island and Newark. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is responsible for regulating assisted living residences and assisted living programs in the state of New Jersey.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Elizabeth

    • The cost of living in Elizabeth is 19 percent higher than the U.S. average. While the cost of housing and utilities are mostly responsible for this, the cost of transportation and health care are both 5 percent above the national average. Because of these higher costs, seniors living in Elizabeth may need more money in savings or a higher monthly income to pay for the cost of assisted living.

    • Seniors living in Elizabeth may feel unsafe due to the city's high crime rates. In Elizabeth, 8.28 violent crimes per 1,000 residents occur each year, whereas the state average is only 2.45 violent crimes per 1,000 residents.

    • The state of New Jersey taxes retirees at a lower rate. Retirement withdrawals are only charged 1.75 percent state tax. Social security income is not taxed in New Jersey. This means that seniors may have more available cash to pay for assisted living.

    • Elizabeth is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.

    • The Elizabeth area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Trinitas Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

    • New Jersey Transit serves Elizabeth and surrounding areas with safe mass transit options including trains and buses. Reduced fares are available to seniors. 

    Paying for Assisted Living in Elizabeth

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in New Jersey

    $6,110.00 Westfield
    $6,091.00 Staten Island
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,557.00 Mountainside
    $3,150.00 Elizabeth

    Assisted Living costs in Elizabeth start around $3,150 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 Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth

    Assisted living programs in New Jersey are covered by the state's Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver -- Managed Long-Term Services and Supports. Eligible seniors can apply for this program which will cover the cost of services provided in assisted living residences. 

    An optional state supplement is available to assisted living residents who receive supplemental security income. This is meant to cover the cost of room and board in assisted living residences, which is capped for Medicaid eligible residents.

    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 Elizabeth

    Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth, please visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Elizabeth

    Elizabeth-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 Elizabeth, NJ

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Elizabeth

    • Review of ALEXIAN MANOR

      Alexion Manor was very clean and very professional. The rooms were very nice and very up to date. They have a hall and secure parking for the seniors. They also have a recreation center and a laund... Read more

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