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What to Consider About Memory Care in Bergen County

In New Jersey, the state’s Department of Health regulates Memory Care providers, which must meet certain requirements for licensure. State laws cover considerations such as staffing levels, training requirements for on-staff caregivers and medication management.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Bergen County

Paying for Memory Care in Bergen County

Authoritative cost data for memory care is unavailable, but memory care usually costs 20% to 30% more than assisted living. Thus, to generate memory care cost data, this guide increases assisted living rates found in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey by 25%.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Bergen County’s average memory care provider charges $7,188 per month, which is less than the state average of $8,119. However, the median nationwide cost is lower, coming in at $5,625 per month. Turning to specific New Jersey cities, Trenton and Ocean City cost $10,181 and $9,363, respectively. Atlantic City is pricier than Bergen County as well, but to a lesser degree. There, memory care’s average monthly cost is $7,259.

Bergen County

$7,188

New Jersey

$8,119

The United States

$5,625

Trenton

$10,181

Atlantic City

$7,259

Ocean City

$9,363

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Bergen County, nursing home care is the costliest senior care type, with average monthly rates of $12,471 for semiprivate rooms and $13,231 for private rooms. Memory care costs several thousand dollars less, and cheaper still are home care and home health care. Assisted living costs $5,750 on average, while adult day health care is the most affordable setup, at $1,950.

Memory Care

$7,188

Home Care

$5,529

Home Health Care

$5,720

Adult Day Health Care

$1,950

Assisted Living

$5,750

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$12,471

Nursing Home (private)

$13,231

Note: Data for Bergen County was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New York Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Bergen County

In Bergen County, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in New Jersey page.

More ways to pay for memory care in New Jersey

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

Several organizations in Bergen County can help seniors and their loved ones manage age-related matters. For instance, through the organizations below, services such as counseling, benefits assistance and referrals are available.

ResourceContactService
Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter(800) 272-3900The AA's 24-hour helpline is a way for callers to speak to clinicians and specialists, who provide information on symptoms of dementia, local resources and treatment options. The helpline also provides referrals. Additionally, the AA facilitates support groups and educational programming.
Bergen County Division of Senior Services(201) 336-7400The Division of Senior Services aids adults 60 and older as well as adults with disabilities and caregivers. The division links clients with community-based services, including benefits counseling and care management. Clients can also contact the division for assistance finding financial aid and legal help, among other resources.
Bergen County Division of Veterans Services(201) 336-6325The Division of Veterans Services may be useful for older military veterans who want to learn about potential benefits from state, local, federal and private sources. The division also aids veterans' surviving spouses. Additionally, it can make referrals and help seniors obtain paperwork, among other activities.
New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman(1-877) 582-6995The NJLTCO is an advocacy-focused organization that assists residents in long-term care facilities. It receives and investigates complaints, then resolves them or conducts referrals as appropriate. Matters it can assist with include quality-of-life issues and rights violations. The NJLTCO also helps seniors make use of resident councils. It works for free and accepts anonymous complaints.
Alzheimer's New Jersey(888) 280-6055Alzheimer's New Jersey runs a professionally staffed helpline for callers who wish to learn about local resources. The organization also oversees a program that helps people participate in clinical trials for treatments of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Its additional areas of focus include care consultations, education and support groups.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bergen County

Bergen County Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in New Jersey are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bergen County

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Mary Beth

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Sunrise of Franklin Lakes

My aunt moved to Sunrise Franklin Lakes earlier this year. My aunt has always been a second mom to me. We were so concerned about how she would adjust to living in a memory care setting. We...

Provider response

Hi Mary, Thank you for the wonderful things you said about Sunrise of Franklin Lakes and the dedicated care givers and team members. Our residents are part of the Sunrise family and we take...

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Elizabeth

I visited this facility

Review of The Residence at Park Ridge

The Residence at Park Ridge was very nice. We visited the memory care unit and walked through the assisted living. It was a very nice place. It was clean. The memory care unit was very nice....

Provider response

Thank you for the favorable review, Elizabeth! We are happy to hear that you visited and liked what you saw!

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Protective Daughter

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Sunrise of Franklin Lakes

Memory Care is horrible. I removed my Mom in the summer of 2023 after I observed her hygiene being neglected, caregivers manhandling her in her bedroom (I placed cameras in her room), her privacy...

Provider response

Hi, We take your experience at Sunrise of Franklin Lakes very seriously and would like to review this matter closer. Please contact us so we can promptly review and address these concerns. – The...

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