What to Consider About Assisted Living in Glassboro
Glassboro, as its name would suggest, is known for its glassmaking. Since 1779, the city has been producing glass in many forms for many different purposes — there is even an art school in the area in which students often use glass as their medium. Seniors who value hard work and creativity may find Glassboro a good place to settle.
For seniors who are unable to live on their own, Glassboro has 24 assisted living facilities (ALFs), with two of these located within Glassboro itself. In Glassboro, as well as the rest of New Jersey, these facilities are regulated by the New Jersey Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Glassboro
- The cost of living in Glassboro is 10 percent higher than the New Jersey median, and 12 percent higher than the national average. Seniors may find that goods and services are more expensive here than in other cities.
- The crime rate in Glassboro is 23 percent lower than the national average. Seniors may find this city safer than others in New Jersey.
- The Glassboro area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Inspira Health Center Glassboro, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The weather in Glassboro is fair. The fall and winter months see average highs in the 40-degree range, while summer months are in the 80s or 90s. Most months have an average of around 4 inches of precipitation.
- The air quality in Glassboro is 37 percent better than the national average. Seniors with respiratory issues may find they can breathe easier here.
Gloucester County's Division of Senior Services can put seniors in Glassboro in touch with people and programs that can help meet their needs, such as finding accessible transportation options.
Paying for Assisted Living in Glassboro
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Glassboro start around $3,776 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 Glassboro 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 Glassboro
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 Glassboro
Glassboro 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.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Glassboro
Glassboro-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.