25 Memory Care Facilities in Bergen County, NJ
The average cost of memory care in Bergen County is $6,289 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Essex County with an average starting cost of $6,176.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for memory care facilities in Bergen County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Bergen County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Essex County with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 15 families in Bergen County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Bergen County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Bergen County
While Bergen County has no dense cities, it is the largest county in New Jersey with more than 948,000 people. Seniors make up 16.8 percent of the population in the area, and some of them have Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. To support these seniors, there are 25 memory care facilities in the county. New Jersey licenses and regulates these facilities under one set of rules created for Assisted Living Programs, Assisted Living Residences and Comprehensive Personal Care Homes.
- Bergen County is considered one of the safest parts of the NYC metro area. It has a violent crime index rating 6.1 points below the national average of 31.1. It also has a low property crime rating of 28.5. This may give seniors seeking memory care in the area some peace of mind.
- While Bergen County gets a passing grade for annual particle pollution from the American Lung Association, the county gets an F for ozone. High levels of ozone can put seniors at risk for a variety of breathing and cardiovascular problems. Families may want to inquire what memory care facilities do to keep their indoor healthy for residents.
- The climate in Bergen County is close to the national average in many categories. Average annual snowfall is 26 inches, the same as it is nationally. The average low in January is 22 degrees, also the same nationally. While these numbers are normal for the country, families may want to check that residents of memory care facilities are kept inside during extreme weather.
- The NYC metro area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Columbia University Alzheimer's Disease Center and NYU Alzheimer's Disease Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Bergen County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Bergen County start around $6,306 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Bergen County 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 Memory Care in Bergen County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in New Jersey page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Bergen County
Bergen County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Bergen County, please visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page.
Directory of Winners in the Bergen County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bergen County
Bergen County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in New Jersey are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Bergen County
Review of The Allendale Community for Senior Living
My mother-in-law was at The Allendale for a week for respite, and it was very nice. The people were wonderful. If we have to go to long-term care, we're probably going to bring her there. I would h... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Edgewater
Sunrise of Edgewater is a nicer facility than the other places I visited. They have really great caring staff, but they could not meet my needs. There is only one wing for dementia patients upstair... Read more
Review of Harmony Village at CareOne Paramus
Harmony Village at CareOne Paramus is designed solely for people with dementia, it's dedicated to that, and so you have different levels. I highly recommend it. It's exceptionally beautiful, the pr... Read more