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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Morris Plains, NJ for 2024

 

Morris Plains is a charming borough with about 6,100 residents, nearly a fifth of whom are aged 65 and over. Residents in this city enjoy retiree-friendly tax laws, supporting many seniors’ financial stability throughout retirement, and comfortable weather promotes an active lifestyle. The city also offers access to two high-quality hospitals, along with several assisted living facilities.

Assisted living is ideal for seniors who have difficulties with completing daily activities, such as meal preparation, housekeeping and personal care. This residential option is a popular senior care solution for those seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle with meal preparation, transportation and personal care services. Many facilities have amenities, such as full-service hair salons, walking paths and laundry facilities, and some have pet-friendly accommodations. On average, seniors in Morris Plains pay $5,750 per month for this type of care, which exceeds the national norm of $4,500, but it's significantly lower than the New Jersey average of $6,495.

This guide provides an overview of benefits and things to consider before moving to Morris Plains for assisted living. It also highlights some of the rules all assisted living facilities in the state follow related to care services, staffing and building requirements. 

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Assisted Living Facilities in Morris Plains, New Jersey

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Morris Plains

Assisted living facilities in Morris Plains follow rules set by the New Jersey Department of Health. This department has an initial licensing process and requires annual renewals to ensure ongoing compliance with rules related to staffing, housing and care planning. It also conducts background checks on prospective caregivers and investigates reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Morris Plains

 

  • Seniors in New Jersey don’t pay state income taxes on their Social Security benefits, and the state’s $75,000 deduction for those aged 62 and over means taxes will be low for most filers. For those who earn more than $75,000, the tax rate varies from 6.37% to 10.75%. This may help some seniors plan for local assisted living expenses.
  • There are several hospitals within range of Morris Plains, including Morristown Medical Center about 3 miles away and Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital, which is about 5 miles away. These facilities provide a broad range of primary and specialty services, including heart care, orthopedics and diagnostics. In addition to this, several assisted living facilities in the city have on-call physicians who provide medical support.
  • Morris Plains has warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters, offering changing scenery for seniors who enjoy experiencing distinct seasons. Year-round temperatures range from 21 degrees Fahrenheit to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, with the most comfortable months falling in the early summer to mid-fall.
  • Morris County, where Morris Plains is located, has very good air quality that may be beneficial to seniors and those managing ongoing health conditions. The American Lung Association gives the region the highest marks available for ozone and 24-hour particle pollution, indicating a very low number of high-pollution days annually.
  • Morris Plains funds a range of services for seniors, including the Morris Area Paratransit System, which provides curb-to-curb services for Morris County residents aged 60 and older. Additionally, residents can arrange transportation through the city’s Senior Citizen Transportation Coordinator by calling the office at (855) 812-5942.

Paying for Assisted Living in Morris Plains

 

In Morris Plains, assisted living facilities charge approximately $5,750 per month for long-term care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Morris Plains pay $5,750 per month for assisted living. Although this is 28% higher than the national average rate, it offers a potential monthly savings over the New Jersey norm of $6,495. Local care costs are a little lower than rates in Atlantic City, where seniors pay $5,807 for care, and they’re 10% below care costs in Vineland. Similarly, in Ocean City, monthly care costs exceed Morris Plains’ norm by 30%, and in Trenton, care costs are considerably higher at $8,145.

Morris Plains

$5,750

New Jersey

$6,495

United States

$4,500

Trenton

$8,145

Atlantic City

$5,807

Vineland

$6,400

Ocean City

$7,490

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living facilities in Morris Plains charge $5,750 per month for care. This is comparable to the cost of home health care, which includes skilled nursing services in the individual’s home for $5,720 per month. In-home care, which features private custodial services, is competitively priced at $5,529, and seniors who attend adult day health care pay 66% less for care than those in assisted living facilities. Nursing home care, which features around-the-clock medical support, costs more than double the rate of assisted living at $12,471.

In-Home Care

$5,529

Home Health Care

$5,720

Adult Day Health Care

$1,950

Assisted Living Facility

$5,750

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$12,471

Note: Data for Morris Plains was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New York, NY, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Morris Plains

New Jersey seniors in Morris Plains and elsewhere who qualify for Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) may be able to get help with the cost of assisted living.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.

Financial Assistance in New Jersey

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 Morris Plains

Morris Plains 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 Morris Plains, please visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Morris Plains

 

Morris Plains Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in New Jersey are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in New Jersey

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Amy N.

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Review of Arbor Terrace Morris Plains

Arbor Terrace of Morris Plains is a beautiful Assisted Living community. When my father was looking for an Assisted Living, I looked at this community. Everyone who works here is so caring and...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and this wonderful review! Please don't hesitate to contact us if there's anything more we can do for you or your family. Have an awesome day!

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Jessm

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Arbor Terrace Morris Plains

My family has been so worried about my grandfather since our nana died just one year ago. Papa said he lost the love of his life and that the weight of the loss was unbearable. I know that Papa...

Provider response

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy to know your grandfather is enjoying his time at Arbor Terrace Morris Plains. Please let us know if there is anything else we can...

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Sondra B

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Arbor Terrace Morris Plains

I've been a resident at Arbor Morris Plains for 14 months now. I like it as soon as walked in the door and I still feel the same. The staff is wonderful, the building is superb and the residents...

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Thank you so much for this wonderful review and high rating! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and family, and are pleased to hear that you are enjoying your...

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