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

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Lakewood, NJ

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Leisure Park

Provides: Assisted Living
1400 Route 70, Lakewood, NJ 08701
"We spent a good amount of time looking for the proper assisted living community for our 98 year old father. After an exhaustive search we chose Leisure Park. Could not have made a better decision...." More

The Lakewood Courtyard

Provides: Assisted Living
52 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
"My father is in The Lakewood Courtyard. Everything there is fine, and everybody is friendly. It is affordable, and it is the right place for his needs. The rooms are fine and spacious. They have a..." More

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FountainView Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
527 River Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
"My husband spent last summer at Fountainview Care Center after a hospital stay from a respiratory infection. The staff here made us welcome and provided vip service and tender loving care to my..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Atria Tinton Falls

Provides: Assisted Living
44 Pine Street, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
"Our tour at Atria Tinton Falls was very thorough and very good. We saw a few different apartments, like a 1-bedroom and a couple of studios. There was a movie theater, an arts and crafts room, and..." More

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Sunrise of Jackson

Provides: Assisted Living
390 North County Line Road, Jackson, NJ 08527
"The person who gave me the tour was very knowledgeable and provided me with answers to all my questions. The residents I saw all seemed glad to be there. The grounds are quiet and all rooms I saw..." More

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Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue

Provides: Assisted Living
93 Manalapan Avenue, Freehold, NJ 07728
"We chose Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue if ever mom decided to do assisted living. It had a room with two bedrooms, with doors on them. The other places didn't even have doors in the..." More

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Caring Star 2020

Sunrise of Wall

Provides: Assisted Living
2600 Allaire Road, Wall, NJ 07719
"My mother moved into Sunrise of Wall. The experience has been very good. It's very clean, updated, and the staff is fantastic. She has no complaints about the food. They take them to the boardwalk,..." More

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Wellington Estates at Spring Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
2018 Highway 35, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
"We visited Wellington Estates at Spring Lake. Everybody seemed very kind, caring, compassionate, and concerned about the resident's well-being. We saw a room that they had set up as a sample room;..." More

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Sunnyside Manor’s Independence ‘Plus’...

Provides: Assisted Living
2500 Ridgewood Road, Wall, NJ 07719
"My family member is on recollections. I absolutely love the coordinator. She is motivated, friendly, polite and caring. Nice staff. Clean environment " More

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Millennium Memory Care - Ocean

Provides: Assisted Living
111 Bowne Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
"My sister, Liz, has dementia and bipolar disorder. She was only accepted in one place -- she is not in good shape -- and that is Millennium Memory Care. Sometimes, we get to the facility and the..." More

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Bella Terra by Monarch

Provides: Assisted Living
2 Kathleen Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527
"Bella Terra by Monarch had a very friendly staff. The community was clean, quiet, and peaceful. I approve it for senior living. It seemed well-kept. Everybody's professional. The food was good." More

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Caring Star 2013

Seabrook Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
3000 Essex Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
"My mother and Aunt were some of the original residents of Seabrook Village when it opened. They lived together in the independent living section for many years. I have visited many times and stayed..." More

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Caring Star 2022

Brandywine Living At Howell

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Meridian Place, Howell, NJ 07731
"The management team is helpful and informative. My mother has lived there for 3 years and the staff is caring and enthusiastic . I’m informed of her health issues and I know she is being well cared..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Brandywine Living at The Gables

Provides: Assisted Living
515 Jack Martin Blvd, Brick, NJ 08723
"There is not 1 bad word I have to say about Brandywine @ the Gables. From the first phone call interaction to the enlightening tour, to the ease of the move, to the love & thoughtfulness of..." More

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Caring Star 2019

Brandywine Living at Wall

Provides: Assisted Living
2021 Highway 35, Wall, NJ 07719
" Our parents had homes in Avon and Florida for many years. When the pandemic hit, my sister and I felt they would be safer in Florida. But sadly both contracted Covid eight months later. ..." More

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Allegria at Ocean Grove

Provides: Assisted Living
70 Stockton Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
"My mom has moved into Allegria at Ocean Grove, and she's doing very well. I like that I can get in touch with anybody at any point, and they usually are prompt in getting back to me. They help my..." More

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Brandywine Living at Toms River

Provides: Assisted Living
1587 Old Freehold Rd, Toms River, NJ 08755
"My dad who is now 97 has been at Brandywine Living at Toms River since February 2020. He loves it. He participates in most of the activities and has many friends within the community. He has..." More

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Pines Village

Provides: Assisted Living
509 County Road 530, Whiting, NJ 08759
"I ate at the Pines, and the food was good. The atmosphere was better compared to the other places I’ve visited. The halls were wider and brighter, and had more lights in there, so it wasn’t as dim...." More

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The Chelsea at Brick

Provides: Assisted Living
458 Jack Martin Blvd, Brick, NJ 08724
"My mother loved The Chelsea at Brick, but when she had a fall, she went downhill as far as being able to do things more for herself. She was able to take care of her bathing herself and things like..." More

Caring Star 2016


Provides: Assisted Living
1700 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08757
"SilverWoods was a very nice place, and they had a lot of amenities there. It's definitely a good assisted living. I'd like to get a roommate and get a two-bedroom; but to start out, I can maybe..." More

Bayville Manor Senior Care Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
6 Allard Road, Bayville, NJ 08721
"Bayville Manor Senior Care Residence is a very nice place. It's small, very intimate, very clean, and very caring. We love it so much. The only problem with rating a facility right now when we have..." More

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Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
560 Iron Bridge Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728
"We liked Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living and the size of it. The woman we spoke with gave us every bit of information and was not pushy. The place was nice, clean, and smelled good. They had..." More

The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
100 North County Line Road, Jackson, NJ 08527
"My sister spent almost 2 years before her passing here at the orchards. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, especially in times of need. I wanted to thank the staff for their compassion..." More

Springpoint Living at Manalapan

Provides: Assisted Living
199 Woodward Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726
"My dad moved into Springpoint Living at Manalapan. It's a beautiful place. As soon as you walk in, you feel like it's your home. It's just very warm and cozy. It's only a year old, so everything's..." More

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Spring Oak of Toms River

Provides: Assisted Living
2145 Whitesville Road, Toms River, NJ 08755
"My father is at Spring Oak at Tom River. My grandmother has been there before as well and they had an opening right away. I like that the nurses and the staff communicate very well and they know my..." More

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The Chelsea At Toms River

Provides: Assisted Living
1657 Silverton Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753
"My husband & I went into this process with absolutely no experience & no idea of what to expect. We needed to place my brother-in-law in a relatively short amount of time. My husband was..." More

Shorrock Gardens Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
75 Old Toms River Road , Brick, NJ 08723
"I have experience with Shorrock Gardens with two family members. The facility was decent enough to trust with a second relative's care after the first family member lived there for three years..." More

Magnolia Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
1935 Lakewood Road, Toms River, NJ 08755
"My mother lived there four years as both private pay and medicaid resident. She loved the staff, they were very attentive and had many recreational activities. She was very happy there and any..." More

Complete Care at Bey Lea

Provides: Assisted Living
1351 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, NJ 08753
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Crest Pointe Rehabilitation and Healt...

Provides: Assisted Living
1515 Hulse Rd, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
"This is the worst place you can bring a family member. When I leave the facility I smell like urine. The staff is incompetent I heard a staff member say I don’t even know why I’m wasting my time..." More

Complete Care at Shorrock

Provides: Assisted Living
75 Old Toms River Rd , Brick, NJ 08723
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    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lakewood

    Lakewood, New Jersey, is a small town with an old-world feel and a quaint Victorian downtown. The surrounding area is picturesque, with lakes, parks, and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities. Ten percent of the population of 102,000 are seniors 65 and over. Lakewood Township is home to 19 assisted living facilities, providing plenty of options for those who need a little extra help with daily living tasks. New Jersey assisted living facilities are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health. Regulations stipulate that staff be on hand 24 hours a day, and the facility designed to allow aging in place.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lakewood

    • Weather in Lakewood is characterized by warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Average high temperatures in July are 83 degrees, while January lows average around 25. Seniors sensitive to the cold may be uncomfortable in the winter. The proximity to the Atlantic Coast also means that there is a chance of hurricanes in the late summer and fall. 

    • The cost of living in Jackson is 126.6, compared to the U.S. average of 100. Housing is nearly double the national average, which may affect the overall costs for those in assisted living facilities. Grocery costs and health care are both slightly higher than the U.S. average. 

    • Violent crime in Lakewood is one third the U.S. average, and property crime nearly half the national crime rates. Seniors will enjoy living in a safe town. 

    • Lakewood residents have access to the New Jersey Transit Authority, which provides both rail lines and buses. Paratransit service, as well as reduced rates for seniors over 62 and those with a qualifying disability, are available for those who qualify. The Lakewood Shuttle is available to get around in the town itself. 

    • The Jackson area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and Kimball Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Jackson has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Lakewood Community Services Department, an organization that provides meals-on-wheels, caregiver support, and programs for education and enrichment.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Lakewood

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in New Jersey

    $9,117.00 Wall
    $5,368.00 Freehold
    $4,956.00 Jackson
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,600.00 Lakewood

    Assisted Living costs in Lakewood start around $3,600 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood

    Qualified applicants in Lakewood may receive Medicaid waivers as part of the federal government's Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver. This act was passed in New Jersey in 2017 and is called Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). This program may offset the costs of assisted living. New Jersey's system has no enrollment caps, meaning that all those who are eligible to receive services will receive them. 

    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 Lakewood

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lakewood

    Lakewood-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 Lakewood, NJ

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lakewood

    • Review of Leisure Park

      We spent a good amount of time looking for the proper assisted living community for our 98 year old father. After an exhaustive search we chose Leisure Park. Could not have made a better decision. ... Read more

      Mike and Elaine
    • Review of Leisure Park

      My aunt is a resident of Leisure Park, and I think it's a good experience. The people that are there are caring. Her room is an efficiency apartment. She's on her own and she does not have a room... Read more

    • Review of FountainView Care Center

      The chef/cooks/workers were amazing. However, my sister died in their care. During Covid, my sister got it and they did not call a parent for 3 days after my sister got it. I had to beg the fron... Read more

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