West Orange is a suburb of Newark and a popular commuter suburb for people working in New York. This peaceful city is home to about 47,000 residents, and around 18.4 % of the population are aged 65 and over. Seniors living in West Orange have easy access to the big city conveniences of Newark and New York while enjoying the benefits of suburban life. West Orange has a mild climate and offers four distinct seasons allowing seniors to participate in a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year. 

Assisted living facilities provide 24/7 care to seniors who need some help with the activities of daily living. This type of facility is best suited to seniors who can no longer live on their own but don’t require the high level of care offered in a nursing home. Seniors living in West Orange pay an average of $5,991 per month for assisted living, lower than the New Jersey state average of $6,650. 

This guide provides a basic overview of assisted living in West Orange, including a brief introduction to care costs, a list of benefits and drawbacks to retiring in West Orange and resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in West Orange, NJ

2015, 2016

Brighton Gardens of West Orange

220 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ, 07052

Brighton Gardens of West Orange is located in West Orange, New Jersey, just north of Eagle Rock Reservation. Residents look forward to creative, social and spiritual activities and speak highly of thr … (read more)
Brighton Gardens of West Orange is located in West Orange, New Jersey, just north of Eagle Rock Reservation. Residents look forward to creative, social and spiritual activities and speak highly of thr … (read more)

Brookdale West Orange

520 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ, 07052

Brookdale West Orange is nestled in the heart of West Orange, New Jersey, close to Eagle Rock Reservation, Saint Barnabas Hospital, restaurants and shopping areas. This senior living facility is descr … (read more)
Brookdale West Orange is nestled in the heart of West Orange, New Jersey, close to Eagle Rock Reservation, Saint Barnabas Hospital, restaurants and shopping areas. This senior living facility is descr … (read more)

Canterbury Village of West Orange

33 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ, 07052

Canterbury Village of West Orange is nestled in West Orange, New Jersey, just beneath Eagle Rock Reservation. Residents enjoy a library, outdoor courtyard and sun room. The facility features both priv … (read more)
Canterbury Village of West Orange is nestled in West Orange, New Jersey, just beneath Eagle Rock Reservation. Residents enjoy a library, outdoor courtyard and sun room. The facility features both priv … (read more)

2015, 2016

The Cliffs At Eagle Rock

707 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, NJ, 07052

The Cliffs At Eagle Rock is nestled in West Orange, New Jersey in a quiet neighborhood convenient to hiking at Eagle Rock Reservation, dining options and I-280. Visitors and loved ones praise the faci … (read more)
The Cliffs At Eagle Rock is nestled in West Orange, New Jersey in a quiet neighborhood convenient to hiking at Eagle Rock Reservation, dining options and I-280. Visitors and loved ones praise the faci … (read more)

Green Hill

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 love … (read more)
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 love … (read more)

2015, 2016

Brighton Gardens of Florham Park

21 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, NJ, 07932

<p>Located in the suburbs of Florham Park, NJ, and surrounded by tree-lined walking paths, Brighton Gardens of Florham Park is dedicated to helping residents find meaning each day. Our compassionate, … (read more)
<p>Located in the suburbs of Florham Park, NJ, and surrounded by tree-lined walking paths, Brighton Gardens of Florham Park is dedicated to helping residents find meaning each day. Our compassionate, … (read more)

CareOne at Morris

200 Mazdabrook Rd., Parsippany, NJ, 07054

My mother moved into CareOne at Morris for respite care. She’s been there for one week. We’re extending it, and we’re going to see if she likes it. She’s not signed up permanently yet. It’s been excel … (read more)
My mother moved into CareOne at Morris for respite care. She’s been there for one week. We’re extending it, and we’re going to see if she likes it. She’s not signed up permanently yet. It’s been excel … (read more)

2012

Sunrise of Westfield

240 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ, 07090

Sunrise of Westfield is adjacent to the beautiful setting of Lenape Park in Westfield, New Jersey, just two miles from the shops and restaurants of downtown. Visitors are impressed by the lovely decor … (read more)
Sunrise of Westfield is adjacent to the beautiful setting of Lenape Park in Westfield, New Jersey, just two miles from the shops and restaurants of downtown. Visitors are impressed by the lovely decor … (read more)

Sunrise of West Essex

47 Greenbrook, Fairfield, NJ, 07004

Sunrise of West Essex was a much older place, but it’s quaint. It was very limited in space, and there were not a lot of amenities. It was only two floors, so it wasn’t a very big facility. The staff … (read more)
Sunrise of West Essex was a much older place, but it’s quaint. It was very limited in space, and there were not a lot of amenities. It was only two floors, so it wasn’t a very big facility. The staff … (read more)

Brookdale Florham Park

8 James Street, Florham Park, NJ, 07932

Brookdale Florham Park gave me a tour of their assisted living. It was dark, it was dreary, and nothing was going on. The apartments were adequate and they were alright and were painted a cool light p … (read more)
Brookdale Florham Park gave me a tour of their assisted living. It was dark, it was dreary, and nothing was going on. The apartments were adequate and they were alright and were painted a cool light p … (read more)

Sunrise of Summit, NJ

26 River Road, Summit, NJ, 07901

Sunrise facility in Summit is wonderful! After researching and reviewing many places for my mother in law we found Sunrise to be the right fit. The entire staff is caring and efficient in all their r … (read more)
Sunrise facility in Summit is wonderful! After researching and reviewing many places for my mother in law we found Sunrise to be the right fit. The entire staff is caring and efficient in all their r … (read more)

Amber Court of Elizabeth

1155 E Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ, 07201



Sunrise of Livingston

290 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039


2014, 2017, 2022

Arbor Terrace Roseland

345 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ, 07068

I recently visited my uncle who has been living at Arbor Terrace Roseland for the past 6 months. I do not live in the area and have not seen my uncle since he moved to this community. I am truly am … (read more)
I recently visited my uncle who has been living at Arbor Terrace Roseland for the past 6 months. I do not live in the area and have not seen my uncle since he moved to this community. I am truly am … (read more)

2015

Job Haines Home

250 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ, 07003

Job Haines Home is an assisted living and nursing home in Bloomfield, New Jersey, former home of the Charms Candy Company. Housing options include studio and one-bedroom apartments. Companion suites a … (read more)
Job Haines Home is an assisted living and nursing home in Bloomfield, New Jersey, former home of the Charms Candy Company. Housing options include studio and one-bedroom apartments. Companion suites a … (read more)

Arbor Terrace Mountainside

1050 Springfield Ave, Mountainside, NJ, 07092

Arbor Terrace Mountainside was not a good match for my mother. It’s a pretty facility. It’s new, but definitely felt like a nursing home and not like a community. It was clean. The person who showed u … (read more)
Arbor Terrace Mountainside was not a good match for my mother. It’s a pretty facility. It’s new, but definitely felt like a nursing home and not like a community. It was clean. The person who showed u … (read more)

Loving Care Agency

24 Commerce St # 1430, Newark, NJ, 07102

They are very well organized and provide you with services needed and fast replacement when needed.. a company you can trutly rely on
They are very well organized and provide you with services needed and fast replacement when needed.. a company you can trutly rely on

Walpan Residence for Senior Citizens

176 Christopher Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042

I visited Walpan Residence and loved the community. It had very good facilities and was reasonably priced, but they didn’t have an opening.
I visited Walpan Residence and loved the community. It had very good facilities and was reasonably priced, but they didn’t have an opening.

Brandywine Living at Summit

41 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ, 07901

Brandywine Living at Summit offers assisted living services to seniors in Summit, New Jersey. This senior living community receives high marks from residents and their loved ones for its beautiful fac … (read more)
Brandywine Living at Summit offers assisted living services to seniors in Summit, New Jersey. This senior living community receives high marks from residents and their loved ones for its beautiful fac … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in West Orange

In West Orange, the NJ Department of Health oversees and regulates assisted living facilities. The department issues licenses to assisted living facilities across the state of New Jersey and conducts regular inspections to ensure that all facilities comply with state rules and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Orange

  • West Orange has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and generally mild weather in the spring and fall seasons. The state of New Jersey does experience about three months of cold and snow each year, but the mild weather throughout the rest of the year is perfect for seniors who enjoy outdoor activities. West Orange receives 205 sunny days per year, the same as the U.S. average.
  • The suburb of West Orange has a relatively low crime rate, and in recent years, the area has shown a decrease in all types of crime. However, it is still close to a big city, and crime may be a worry for many seniors in the area. The majority of the assisted living facilities in West Orange have access control and feature 24/7 security systems for the safety of residents. 
  • The Garden State has some of the highest property taxes in the country. As a plus, the state does not tax social security payments and has low taxes on pensions and retirement accounts. This means that seniors living in an assisted living facility, who don’t need to worry about property taxes, will have extra money available to spend on things they enjoy.
  • The ratio of physicians to residents in West Orange is 300 per 100,000 compared to the national average of 210. In addition, the cost of health care is over nine points lower than the national average, which can be beneficial to seniors.
  • Seniors will find plenty of activities in the West Orange area. Public transport in the area is excellent, and seniors can spend their days exploring the cultural delights of New York City or walking along one of the 44 beaches in the state of New Jersey.

Paying for Assisted Living in West Orange

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of assisted living in West Orange is $5,991, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of $6,650 and over $1,500 more than the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The cheapest option in the state is Ocean City, at an average of $4,945 per month. Atlantic City is slightly cheaper than West Orange at an average cost of $5,790 per month. The most expensive city in the state is Trenton, where seniors pay a  monthly average of $7,478 for assisted living.

$5991

West Orange

$6650

New Jersey

$4300

The United States

$4945

Ocean City

$5790

Atlantic City

$7478

Trenton

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors living in West Orange have a choice of senior care options to suit their needs. The cheapest option is adult day care which has a monthly average cost of $1,950. Home care and home health care are good options for seniors wanting to remain in their own homes and both have a monthly average cost of $4,957. Nursing home care has a monthly average cost of $11,771 for a semiprivate room and $12,927 for a private room.

$1950

Adult day care

$5991

Assisted living

$4957
$4957

Home health care

$11771

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$12927

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Care cost data for West Orange was not available, so data for the closest city, New York, NY, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in West Orange

Assisted living services in West Orange may be covered under the state’s Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports waiver.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in New Jersey

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 West Orange

In the West Orange area, there are a number of free resources provided by government departments and non-profit organizations for the benefit of seniors. These resources may be of interest to seniors considering assisted living options in West Orange. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(973) 325-4105

The West Orange Department of Senior Services aims to help seniors in the area to live healthy and comfortable lives. The Department offers a range of healthcare classes for seniors and caregivers to promote general health and wellbeing. It hosts several regular activities for seniors, such as group outings, sports days, movie nights and picnics. In addition, it runs the local senior center, which offers a range of classes that may interest seniors, including water aerobics, fitness classes, sewing classes and computer education.

(973) 395-8400

The Essex County Senior Services provides a range of services to assist seniors. Some of the programs offered include home-delivered meals for homebound seniors, caregiver assistance, minor home repairs assistance and it runs congregate meal sites around the city. The organization provides ombudsman services to assist those experiencing issues while living in a long-term care facility. 

(973) 530-3448

The Margulies Senior Center runs social, cultural and recreational activities aimed at seniors aged 65 and older. It caters mainly to Jewish seniors but accepts members of every faith. Activities are offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday to Thursday each week. Some of the activities provided include day and overnight trips, creative writing and fitness classes and educational lectures. A hot lunch is provided each day. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Orange

West Orange-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New Jersey