10 Assisted Living Facilities near Hillsborough, NJ
There are 10 Assisted Living Facilities in the Hillsborough area, with 3 in Hillsborough and 7 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Hillsborough is $5,472 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Somerset with an average starting cost of $5,200.
To help you with your search, browse the 90 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Hillsborough. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Hillsborough 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Somerset with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in Hillsborough find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Hillsborough, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Hillsborough, NJ
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hillsborough
Hillsborough, New Jersey, is located in Somerset County. Clovis-type spearheads found in Hillsborough Township indicate that pre-historic people may have lived here at least 10,000 years ago, and seniors who are history buffs can check out ancient spearheads and other native American artifacts at the nearby Princeton Museum of Art.
Seniors in Hillsborough make up 11.1 percent of the population counted at 38,303 in the last U.S. Census. Aging adults looking for an assisted living facility can choose from three in Hillsborough and 21 more nearby.
In Hillsborough Township and throughout New Jersey, there are three different types of assisted living facilities: assisted living residences (ALRs), comprehensive personal care homes (CPCHs), and assisted living programs (ALPs). All are licensed and regulated by the state's Department of Health and Senior Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hillsborough
- The highest average temperatures in Hillsborough occur in July at 86 degrees Fahrenheit, while in January, average lows hit 21 degrees Fahrenheit. The town receives 48 inches of rain per year, which is higher than the U.S. average of 39 inches. Seniors who are sensitive to cold weather may find the winters a bit tough.
- The air quality index in Hillsborough is 5 percent better than the U.S. average of 58, so seniors may breathe a bit easier here than in some other U.S. cities.
- The cost of living in Hillsborough is 142 compared to the state average of 127 and the U.S. average 100, so many seniors relocating from other parts of New Jersey may find their budget doesn't stretch as far here.
- New Jersey is moderately tax-friendly to seniors. The state doesn't tax Social Security payments, and state income taxes are low for retirees with less than $65,000 in income from retirement accounts and pensions. Conversely, property taxes are the highest in the country.
- Hillsborough's crime rate is 15.5 compared to a U.S. average of 31.1. Property crime is 15.4 compared to 38.1, which is the national average. Seniors may feel safer knowing these stats as they run errands and shop in town.
- The Hillsborough area is home to world-class medical facilities, including
Somerset Medical Center in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Hillsborough
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Hillsborough start around $5,472 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 Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough
New Jersey's Medicaid program provides financial assistance for assisted living facilities through the 1115 Demonstration Waiver program. Seniors in Hillsborough and other areas of New Jersey can apply for this waiver. All assisted living facilities in New Jersy must reserve 10 percent of their beds for Medicaid recipients. Family members can supplement the program to get their loved one a private room.
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 Hillsborough
Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough, please visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hillsborough
Hillsborough-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 Hillsborough, NJ
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Hillsborough
Review of All American Assisted Living at Hillsborough
We visited All American Assisted Living at Hillsborough. It's a medium-sized community, but the staff seem very attentive. The sales staff is attentive and patient; they will get back to you. The r... Read more
Review of Brookdale Hillsborough
I did a tour of Brookdale Hillsborough. I wouldn't call it upscale, but it's definitely well decorated, well laid out, and well planned out. Their room choices are nice. They're not fancy, but the ... Read more
Review of All American Assisted Living at Hillsborough
All American primarily had 2-bedroom apartments, and my uncle did not want a 2-bedroom apartment. He wanted his own private apartment. The staff was wonderful. The food was wonderful. The tour was ... Read more