Passaic is a city of approximately 70,500 residents, located about 20 minutes north of Newark. According to the 2020 census, 8.7% of its citizens are aged 65 and over, almost half the national average. However, this statistic masks the city’s appeal to seniors, including an essentially free paratransit program and excellent health care facilities.
Assisted living facilities provide safe and comfortable living spaces for seniors who can no longer handle daily tasks without assistance, such as getting in and out of bed and dressing. However, not every resident needs the same level of support, with many choosing this senior living option because it offers 24/7 assistance from attendants with the added benefit of socializing with their peers in a senior-friendly environment. Costs tend to be around $5,750, which, although above the national average, is very competitive when compared to the norm for New Jersey.
This guide compares assisted living costs in New Jersey, reveals the average fees for alternative types of senior care and reviews the benefits and drawbacks of living in Passaic. It also provides links to several of the city’s senior-friendly resources.