130 Assisted Living Facilities near Princeton, NJ
With an average cost of $5,000 in Princeton, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 25 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 4 facilities in Princeton.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Princeton, NJ
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Princeton
Princeton, New Jersey, is home to the Princeton University Art Museum, which has almost 100,000 works of art for seniors to enjoy. There are many other things to do in Princeton, such as walking tours of Princeton, paddling boating at the Marina, and golfing on a Championship Golf Course.
There are four assisted living communities in Princeton, with 100 more in the neighboring communities of West Windsor, Monmouth Junction and Pennington. All of these facilities are regulated by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Princeton
Crime rates in Princeton are slightly lower than national averages. On a scale of one to 100, with 100 being the highest crime rates, Princeton scores 25.3 for violent crime compared to the national average of 31.1, and 34.7 for property crime compared to the national average of 38.1
Princeton can be one of the most expensive places to live in the state of New Jersey, and is considerably more expensive than the national average. On a scale where the national average is scored as 100, Princeton is over twice as expensive and rated at 218. However, this is based solely on the cost of housing, which is almost five times the national average. Healthcare is around five percent cheaper than the national average, and groceries cost about the same.
- The Princeton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Princeton Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- In Princeton, as in the rest of the state of New Jersey Social Security benefits aren't taxed, though some seniors may still have to pay federal taxes on their social security.
- Princeton, New Jersey, is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- Princeton has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Princeton Senior Resource Center, an organization that provides local seniors with programs to keep them active and enjoying life and personal support and guidance, as well as one other senior center.
Paying for Assisted Living in Princeton
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Assisted Living costs in Princeton start around $4,700 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 Princeton 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 Princeton
In Princeton, as is the same throughout New Jersey, the Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) helps fund costs associated with assisted living.
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 Princeton
Princeton 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 Princeton, please visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Princeton
Princeton-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Princeton
Review of Brandywine Living at Princeton
The facility is lovely with many fine amenities. My major complaint is with staff. Just this past week, on two occasions in the late afternoon, my loved one who is a resident, and I encountered a... Read more
Review of Brandywine Living at Princeton
Over priced short staffed aging facility with management that does not care. Several rooms are nice, but the maintenance is shoddy. Laminate floors are paint stained, most bathrooms have tiny show... Read more
Review of Brandywine Living Serenade at Princeton
I need to place my husband in an assisted living facility as a respite stay as I went away on business. He recently just had a knee replacement and I could not leave him alone, he needed around-the... Read more