Mount Laurel is located at the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border and is named for the large hill situated at its main crossroads. Since the opening of the New Jersey Turnpike in 1951, the community has grown rapidly and is now home to about 41,000 people, roughly 18% of whom are seniors.
In Mount Laurel, as in all of New Jersey, assisted living facilities are categorized as assisted living residences, comprehensive personal care homes or assisted living programs, depending on the facility's features and accommodations. Mount Laurel has two assisted living facilities, and there are nearly two dozen more nearby. These facilities, like all of those in the state, are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.