12 Memory Care Facilities in Middlesex County, NJ
The average cost of memory care in Middlesex County is $6,012 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Richmond County with an average starting cost of $4,437.
To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for memory care facilities in Middlesex County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Middlesex County 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Monmouth County with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Middlesex County
Middlesex County, New Jersey, home of Rutgers University, is located along the Atlantic Coast and centers around New Brunswick. This county, considered part of the New York City metro area, has a population of 837,000, 14% of whom are seniors aged 65 an older. This is a demographic that is especially vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia; in fact, over 180,000 New Jersey residents are estimated to have a memory care condition. To care for and treat these seniors, Middlesex County is home to 11 memory care facilities.
New Jersey memory care facilities are known as Dementia Care Homes (DCHs), required by law to provide specialized levels of care depending on the severity of each individual's Alzheimer' disease and related ailments. The New Jersey Department of Health licenses and regulates these centers.
Weather in Middlesex County is characterized by all four seasons, including mild summers averaging 87 degrees in July and colder winters, averaging 23 in January with plenty of snow. Seniors in memory care sensitive to the cold may be uncomfortable here, although those with health conditions aggravated by high heat may find relief.
- Middlesex County's cost of living of 132 is higher than the national average of 100, driven mainly by housing costs at 151. This may affect the operating cost for memory care facilities and thus raise prices for residents. Families budgeting for memory care may want to keep this in mind.
- Social Security income is not subject to New Jersey income tax, which may benefit families in a tight budget afford memory care. However, withdrawals from IRAs and other retirement accounts are taxed as income on a sliding scale, which may impact the amount families have for a loved one's facility fees.
- Middlesex County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia, such as St. Peter's University Hospital and Hackensack Meridian Health JFK 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 Memory Care in Middlesex County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Middlesex County start around $5,829 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,871 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex County
Middlesex 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 Middlesex County, please visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Middlesex County
Middlesex 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 Middlesex County
Review of GoldenView Living
My mom moved into Golden View Living. Its very nice, and its like a renovated ranch house. It has about eight residents and they have memory care problems. They eat together in the kitchen. The s... Read more
Review of Sunrise of East Brunswick
My mother is in Sunrise of East Brunswick, but she doesn't want to be there. The staff seems OK to me. She's in a one-bedroom room by herself. There's nothing outstanding and it's very expensive fo... Read more
Review of Parker at Monroe
My mother is in Parker at Monroe. It's private so its out-of-pocket pay, and they don't accept Medicaid. They have memory care and nursing care, and it's an excellent community. It's four years old... Read more