9 Assisted Living Facilities near Trenton, NJ
Also serving communities of Mercerville, Mercerville, Lawrenceville.
There are 9 Assisted Living Facilities in the Trenton area, with 3 in Trenton and 6 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Trenton is $5,500 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Bordentown with an average starting cost of $3,750.
To help you with your search, browse the 96 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Trenton. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Trenton 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Bordentown with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Trenton, NJ
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Trenton
The city of Trenton is the capital of New Jersey, and was briefly the capital of a young United States in 1784. There are plenty of things to do in the community, from movies in one of the city parks to music festivals and food tastings. The population of Trenton is 84,867, 9.3% of whom are seniors who are aged 65 and older. These seniors may, as they age, need to transition into an assisted living center. To accommodate this demographic, Trenton is home to three assisted living facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Trenton
- The state of New Jersey does not levy state income tax on Social Security income. Withdrawals from retirement accounts, however, including IRAs, are subject to taxation. Trenton seniors who are on a budget may wish to consider this.
Trenton's crime rates are higher than the national averages. Violent crimes are at 61.6 compared to 22.7, while property crimes are 37.9 compared to the U.S. average of 35.4. Seniors are advised to use caution when venturing into the community.
- The climate in Trenton is characterized by cold, snowy winters and warm summers. July high temperatures average in the 80s, while January lows dip into the 20s. For seniors sensitive to high temperatures, the weather may bring relief although those with health conditions aggravated by the cold might be uncomfortable.
- The New Jersey Transit Authority operates public transportation for Trenton residents. Seniors and those with a qualifying disability may be eligible for reduced rates.
- The cost of living in Trenton is lower than the U.S. average, at 83.5 compared to the national average of 100. Housing costs are significantly lower than the national average, at 26.8. This may reduce the operating cost of assisted living facilities, and thus fees for residents, something seniors with limited funds may appreciate.
- Trenton is home to world-class medical facilities, including Capital Health Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Trenton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Trenton start around $5,500 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 Trenton 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 Trenton
Financial assistance is available for Trenton residents, along with all New Jersey seniors who qualify, as part of the Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS).
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 Trenton
Trenton 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 Trenton, please visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Trenton
Trenton-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.
Other Options in Trenton, NJ
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Trenton
Review of Homestead at Hamilton
My parents moved in, in July, Dad independent, Mom in assisted living. After an initial good start the place went downhill fast after the summer. While the public areas are kept clean and it’s very... Read more
Review of CareOne Assisted Living at Hamilton
CareOne Assisted Living at Hamilton looks lovely. The people are very warm and friendly. It's comfortable, nice, and clean. We're very happy and grateful that we bumped into them. I have heard no c... Read more
Review of CareOne Assisted Living at Hamilton
Beauty and Clean describes this home New Facility Director is so pleasant her door is open which is a good thing Some staff changes for management are a blessing Care aides are so loving Mom is ... Read more