The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Newark, NJ for 2023
There are 22 Assisted Living Facilities in the Newark area, with 1 in Newark and 21 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 175 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Newark. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Newark 5 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Newark, New Jersey
10 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ, 07016
"I set a tour of the facility and it was very nice, clean and friendly place. It exceeded my expectations and although I just began looking, it will be on the top of my list for sure. The rooms are nice and the residents all seemed very involved ..."READ MORE
Brighton Gardens of West Orange
220 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ, 07052
"I toured Brighton Gardens of West Orange for a loved one. The people are nice, and the dining area is nice. I like the security there. They were really strict about their Covid policy and that was reassuring. I like the space in the rooms and ever..."READ MORE
Brookdale West Orange
520 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ, 07052
"We toured Brookdale West Orange. The environment was very nice, and it was clean. The welcoming staff was very engaging. The rooms were nice and cozy. It had a very nice and homey feeling. The dining area was nice, and it was classy. They had nice..."READ MORE
Canterbury Village of West Orange
33 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ, 07052
"Canterbury Village is a wonderful community. The staff are very caring and devoted to the residents. The food is not only delicious, but healthy. All in all, I am very happy that my loved one is in a place where I know they are being taken care o..."READ MORE
CaringWay by Green Hill Senior Living
103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ, 07052
"My brother & sister-in-law moved to Green Hill about 9 months ago. Both of them are treated very well. The staff , the nurses, care givers & management cannot do enough to make them feel loved. I recommend Green Hill highly."READ MORE
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Amber Court of Elizabeth
1155 E Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ, 07201
"I liked Amber Court of Elizabeth because of its affordability. The other facilities are much better, but this one is affordable. When I got there though, the lady had mixed up the time that I was supposed to be there. I sat there for about 2 hours..."READ MORE
Job Haines Home
250 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ, 07003
"My father spent his last three and a half years here and I am so grateful. They are a caring, compassionate, competent and safe facility. They managed all his late life transitions seamlessly and with great care. I was in fact surprised how even..."READ MORE
The Cliffs At Eagle Rock
707 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, NJ, 07052
"The Administrative Staff, Nurses, Aides, and Activities Directors are wonderful. The staff always tried to address any concerns we had. My mother and I also loved the spacious grounds outside (including two courtyards and two gazebos.) Within ..."READ MORE
Brandywine Living at Livingston
369 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039
"I can't say enough about the smooth and caring transition my mother (and I) experienced at Brandywine Living at Livingston...during a pandemic, nonetheless! Everyone including the directors of community relations, the nursing and caregiving staff..."READ MORE
The Atrium At Hamilton Park
330 Ninth Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302
"I'm at The Atrium at Hamilton Park. Everyone is extremely helpful and friendly. The staff is phenomenal. I brought a lot of my own furniture in with me because I'm going to be here for about a year. It's absolutely lovely. The people here are wond..."READ MORE
Harbor Terrace Adult Care & Assisted Living
110 Henderson Street, Staten Island, NY, 10301
"The management there at Harbor Terrace was very good, very professional, and very caring. The place is very clean and very well organized. They have studios and they have one-bedrooms. They are clean, good size, and organized. I am impressed by th..."READ MORE
Lakeside Manor Home for Adults, Inc.
797 Brighton Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10301
"My brother is living currently at Lakeside Manor Home for Adults. It is a good adult home concerning the services that they provide and their professionalism. It is not a five-star luxury hotel, but for what they provide, they do a good job. Its l..."READ MORE
Alaris Health at Belgrove
195 Belgrove Drive , Kearny, NJ, 07032
"I was very impressed with the staff there. They treated the patients like family. They always had smiles on their faces and they never made you feel like they were rushed if you inquired about a patient. "READ MORE
Complete Care at Cedar Grove
536 Ridge Rd, Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009
"Waterview Center is nice. It's not a bad place to be. The only thing I don't like is on account of this virus they're not letting anybody out of their room. You can't go outside. I just feel confined being in my room. That's the only thing that I ..."READ MORE
AristaCare at Delaire
400 West Stimpson Avenue, Linden, NJ, 07036
"Facility was clean and many personnel were very caring and helpful. However, my friend was there for 10 years and had many problems while there, such as a broken leg and broken arm. She ultimitely died from an infection from bedsores that were they "READ MORE
Saints Cosmas and Damian Home
2099 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10303
"Father has been at St Cosmas & Damian for a year. It is not that it is dirty, it is just old, the rugs are old and stained. They keep it immaculate, but everything is old, so I am hoping if it is bought out, that a lot of that will change, but..."READ MORE
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Newark
Newark, the largest city in New Jersey, is experiencing a revitalization, causing many to call it "the next Brooklyn." The investment the city is making in itself includes more museums, shopping and entertainment districts, and senior centers. There are 63 assisted living facilities in the greater Newark area, allowing plenty of options for those who need a little extra help with daily living tasks. Assisted living facilities in Newark are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health. Regulations stipulate that staff be on hand 24 hours a day, and the campus must be designed to allow "aging in place."
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Newark
- Newark experiences all four seasons, including snowy winters and warm, humid summers. Average high temperatures in July are 86 degrees, while January lows average around 23. Seniors sensitive to the cold may be uncomfortable in the winter.
- Cost of living in Newark is 117.1, compared to the U.S. average of 100. Housing and grocery costs are both about ten percent higher than the national average, while healthcare falls in line with the average.
- While Newark crime rates are lower than in the past, violent crime is still extremely high, with a rate of 90.7 to the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crimes are 45.3, compared to the national average of 38.1. Seniors are advised to take precautions when leaving their assisted living homes.
- Newark is serviced by the New Jersey Transit Authority, which provides both rail lines and buses. Paratranspotation is also available. Seniors may travel around the city as well as into nearby Manhatten via train. Those 62 and older, or with a qualifying disability, are eligible for reduced fares.
- The Newark area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Michael's Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Newark has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Newark Senior Services Department, an organization that provides door-to-door transportation, healthcare screens, and programs for education and enrichment as well as several senior centers in different wards of the city.
Paying for Assisted Living in Newark
Assisted Living costs in Newark start around $0 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 Newark 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.
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Newark
New Jersey offers Medicaid waivers that may help those who qualify offset the costs of an assisted living facility. Qualifications are set through the state's Department of Human Services. This program was created in 2017 and is titled Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). This falls under the federal government's Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver. 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 Newark
Newark 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 Newark, please visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Newark
Newark-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.