7 Memory Care Facilities in Essex County, NJ

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Brookdale West Orange

Provides: Memory Care
520 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
"We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.Our peaceful..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Brighton Gardens of West Orange

Provides: Memory Care
220 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
"Brighton Gardens of West Orange is located in a beautiful suburban setting only 20 minutes from New York City amenities. We are nestled between a premier golf course and the historic South Mountain..." More

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Caring Star 2017

Arbor Terrace Roseland

Provides: Memory Care
345 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
"It was a very nice and new facility. We were looking in terms of Alzheimer's, and from what I saw, they can handle early Alzheimer's, but I am not sure if they can handle later stages. At the..." More

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Sunrise of West Essex

Provides: Memory Care
47 Greenbrook, Fairfield, NJ 07004
"Step into a Sunrise Senior Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture to our..." More

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Canterbury Village of West Orange

Provides: Memory Care
33 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
"Canterbury Village in West Orange, New Jersey is one of the areas most experienced Senior Assisted Residences in the metropolitan area. We have been providing seniors with quality care and housing..." More

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Arden Courts of West Orange

Provides: Memory Care
510 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
"I had a relative who lived in Arden Courts, West Orange for about 5 years and I have only positive things to say about the care, the staff and the overall outlook of this memory care residence. My..." More

Care One At Livingston

Provides: Memory Care
76 Passaic Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Essex County

    Essex County is located in New Jersey, across the river from New York City, and centered around the city of Newark. The state of New Jersey estimates that over 180,000 of its residents have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, which is especially prevalent in the 65 and older population, including 13 percent of Essex County's total of 800,000 residents. To treat and care for these people, Essex County is home to seven memory care facilities. 

    The New Jersey Department of Health licenses and regulates Dementia Care Homes (DCHs), as they are known in New Jersey, that are required to provide specialized levels of care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. 

    • Essex County residents experience all four seasons, having warm and humid summers and winters with plenty of snow. While seniors sensitive to high heat may be comfortable here, the colder winters may aggravate respiratory conditions for those in memory care. 

    • The cost of living in Essex County is one and a half times the national average. This is mostly due to high housing costs, measuring at 200 compared to the baseline average of 100, which may increase operating costs for memory care facilities, meaning higher fees for residents. 

    • Although Social Security benefits are not subject to New Jersey income tax, withdrawals from IRAs and other retirement accounts are taxed on a sliding scale, with higher taxes for larger annual incomes. Essex County families budgeting for a loved one's memory care may want to consider this.  

    • Essex County, as part of the greater New York metropolitan area, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia, such as Mount Sinai Hospital and Weill Cornell Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Essex County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in New Jersey

    $10,195.00 Bronx County
    $6,942.00 Union County
    $6,221.00 Bergen County
    $6,151.00 Essex County
    $5,975.00 Morris County
    $4,900.00 US
    $4,437.00 Richmond County
    $4,220.00 Kings County

    Memory Care costs in Essex County start around $6,151 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Essex 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 Essex 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 Essex County

    Essex 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 Essex County, please visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page.

    Directory of Winners in the Essex County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Essex County

    Essex 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Essex County

    • Review of Arden Courts of West Orange

      I had a relative who lived in Arden Courts, West Orange for about 5 years and I have only positive things to say about the care, the staff and the overall outlook of this memory care residence. My ... Read more

      sweizman
    • Review of Arbor Terrace Roseland

      It was a very nice and new facility. We were looking in terms of Alzheimer's, and from what I saw, they can handle early Alzheimer's, but I am not sure if they can handle later stages. At the momen... Read more

      William105794450
    • Review of Arden Courts of West Orange

      My aunt is a resident at Arden Courts. Finding this place has been the best thing to happen to her in a long time. She receives first-rate care (and I enjoy visiting her and sharing some of the act... Read more

      Les072144
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