21 Assisted Living Facilities near Newark, NJ
There are 21 Assisted Living Facilities in the Newark area, with 1 in Newark and 20 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 162 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Newark. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Newark 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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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
Average Monthly Costs
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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.
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.
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