The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Lakewood, NJ for 2023
There are 31 Assisted Living Facilities in the Lakewood area, with 3 in Lakewood and 28 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Lakewood is $3,600 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,870.
To help you with your search, browse the 323 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lakewood. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lakewood 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Brick with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Lakewood, NJ
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
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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.
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.
Other Options in 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
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