15 Memory Care Facilities in Morris County, NJ
The average cost of memory care in Morris County is $5,975 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790.
To help you with your search, browse the 18 reviews below for memory care facilities in Morris County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Morris County 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Monroe County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Morris County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Morris County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Morris County
Morris County, New Jersey, now part of the New York City metro area, was once considered The Military Capital of the American Revolution due to its strategic location. The population of Morris County is 499,000, 16% of whom are aged 65 and older, a demographic that is particularly vulnerable to memory care conditions. Of these seniors, 13% are estimated to have Alzheimer's disease or dementia and will likely need care and treatment in one of the county's 15 memory care facilities.
Memory care facilities in New Jersey are referred to in state statute as Dementia Care Homes (DCHs) and are licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Department of Health. Requirements include graduated levels of care for the residents according to the severity of their condition.
- The cost of living in Morris County is noticeably higher than the national average, at 157 compared to 100. This is due to the high cost of housing, at 228 compared to the U.S. average of 100, and may affect the fees that residents in memory care homes pay. Higher housing costs may result in higher operating costs for DCHs, although the cost of healthcare, groceries and utilities, also important to those in memory care, are in line with the rest of the country.
- While income derived from Social Security is not taxed by the state of New Jersey, income from retirement accounts is on a sliding scale. This may affect families budgeting for a loved one's memory care.
Weather in Morris County may be enjoyable to seniors sensitive to high heat, as July high temperatures rarely reach into the 90s. Winters are cold and snowy, however, with January lows in the low 20s. Those in memory care with health conditions affected by cold weather may be uncomfortable here.
- Morris County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia, such as Kindred Hospital New Jersey - Morris County and Saint Clare's Denville Hospital, 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 Morris County
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Memory Care costs in Morris County start around $6,092 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Morris 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 Morris 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 Morris County
Morris 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 Morris County, please visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page.
Directory of Winners in the Morris County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Morris County
Morris 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 Morris County
Review of Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Chester
Excellent community with standout care, programming and amenities. Read more
Review of Arden Courts of Whippany
A warm and caring environment for our mother. It is so peaceful! Having everything on one level along with a beautiful and safe outdoor space makes it a perfect place for mom. The staff all under... Read more
Review of The Country Home Memory Care
There was a time in my family’s life when our beloved father was changing daily and it became obvious that he was unable to stay in his favorite place… his home. So we researched and struggled wi... Read more