The borough of Paramus is a suburban community home to more than 26,600 residents. Nearly one-quarter of the population is made up of seniors age 65 and older—a demographic that’s becoming increasingly impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Paramus has more than doubled in recent years, climbing from 272 in 2014 to 418 in 2018, an increase of 53.68%. 

Thankfully, there are a number of local resources and care services in Paramus available to support the needs of those impacted by memory loss, including a variety of long-term care options. Many of the city’s assisted living residences have Alzheimer’s units where seniors receive enhanced care services and dementia-focused programming. The following guide provides information for seniors and families exploring the option of memory care, including how much these services typically cost, where to look for financial assistance and a list of several community-based resources available in their area.

Memory Care Facilities in Paramus, NJ

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Paramus

567 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ, 07652

Sunrise of Paramus is located in Paramus, New Jersey, close to the George Washington Bridge, Valley Hospital and the Garden State Plaza Malls. Visitors describe the facility as a very homey place that … (read more)
Sunrise of Paramus is located in Paramus, New Jersey, close to the George Washington Bridge, Valley Hospital and the Garden State Plaza Malls. Visitors describe the facility as a very homey place that … (read more)

Juniper Village at Paramus

186 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ, 07652

My mother was a resident of Brookdale/Juniper, Paramus for approximately four years (2018-2022). I can honestly say we encountered virtually no problems or issues during that time period. I have not … (read more)
My mother was a resident of Brookdale/Juniper, Paramus for approximately four years (2018-2022). I can honestly say we encountered virtually no problems or issues during that time period. I have not … (read more)

CareOne at The Cupola

100 W Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ, 07652

CareOne at The Cupola is located close to Garden State Parkway, Interstate 80 and New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey. According to loved ones, the dining room serves exceptional food, of … (read more)
CareOne at The Cupola is located close to Garden State Parkway, Interstate 80 and New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey. According to loved ones, the dining room serves exceptional food, of … (read more)

Harmony Village at CareOne Paramus

189 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ, 07652

We were amazed with Harmony Village at CareOne Paramus, with the quality of it and things like that. I didn’t want to leave. I was ready to move in. It is exclusive memory care, and I was very impress … (read more)
We were amazed with Harmony Village at CareOne Paramus, with the quality of it and things like that. I didn’t want to leave. I was ready to move in. It is exclusive memory care, and I was very impress … (read more)


Brightview Paramus

396 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ, 07652

I’m happy with Bright View. My husband has no idea where he is and what’s going on, but I’m happy with it. The food that I’ve seen looks good, but he’s on a very limited diet. He’s on a soft diet and … (read more)
I’m happy with Bright View. My husband has no idea where he is and what’s going on, but I’m happy with it. The food that I’ve seen looks good, but he’s on a very limited diet. He’s on a soft diet and … (read more)

2015, 2019

Sunrise of Wayne

184 Berdan Avenue, Wayne, NJ, 07470

My mother is in Sunrise of Wayne. I like the ratio of staff to residents. It’s a good ratio. There’s no one sitting in the hallways. The residents are not left out in some common area. There are certa … (read more)
My mother is in Sunrise of Wayne. I like the ratio of staff to residents. It’s a good ratio. There’s no one sitting in the hallways. The residents are not left out in some common area. There are certa … (read more)

2015

Brookdale Wayne

820 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ, 07470

Wayne is located in Wayne, New Jersey, near the Willowbrook Mall, Newark International Airport and the William Paterson University. Visitors describe the facility as clean, with a warm atmosphere, pro … (read more)
Wayne is located in Wayne, New Jersey, near the Willowbrook Mall, Newark International Airport and the William Paterson University. Visitors describe the facility as clean, with a warm atmosphere, pro … (read more)

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Woodcliff Lake

430 Chesnut Ridge Road, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, 07677

Located in a setting bordered by apple trees, Sunrise of Woodcliff Lake is in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, near Tice’s Town Mall and ACME Shopping Center. Residents and visitors note the homey atmosphe … (read more)
Located in a setting bordered by apple trees, Sunrise of Woodcliff Lake is in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, near Tice’s Town Mall and ACME Shopping Center. Residents and visitors note the homey atmosphe … (read more)

The Allendale Community for Senior Living

85 Harreton Rd, Allendale, NJ, 07401

The Allendale Community for Senior Living was spacious, very clean, very bright, and airy. There was nothing that I didn’t like. The person that toured me around was very good. I saw their rooms and a … (read more)
The Allendale Community for Senior Living was spacious, very clean, very bright, and airy. There was nothing that I didn’t like. The person that toured me around was very good. I saw their rooms and a … (read more)

2013, 2014

Brookdale Emerson

590 Old Hook Road, Emerson, NJ, 07630

Brookdale Emerson is located in Emerson, New Jersey, a short drive from New York City and close to the Palisade and Garden State Parkways. Family members describe the facility as gorgeous and the resi … (read more)
Brookdale Emerson is located in Emerson, New Jersey, a short drive from New York City and close to the Palisade and Garden State Parkways. Family members describe the facility as gorgeous and the resi … (read more)

2013

The Promenade at Blue Hill

582 Veterans Memorial Drive, Pearl River, NY, 10965

The Promenade at Blue Hill is located in Pearl River, New York, near the Pearl River Nauraushaun Swim Club and the Blue Hill Golf Course. The facility’s location is easily accessible to families in Ne … (read more)
The Promenade at Blue Hill is located in Pearl River, New York, near the Pearl River Nauraushaun Swim Club and the Blue Hill Golf Course. The facility’s location is easily accessible to families in Ne … (read more)

2013

Sunrise of Old Tappan

195 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, NJ, 07675

Nestled in Old Tappan, New Jersey, Sunrise of Old Tappan is 30 miles from Manhattan and close to restaurants, shopping and Lake Tappan Park. Residents and visitors give high marks to the facility for … (read more)
Nestled in Old Tappan, New Jersey, Sunrise of Old Tappan is 30 miles from Manhattan and close to restaurants, shopping and Lake Tappan Park. Residents and visitors give high marks to the facility for … (read more)

2015, 2016

Brighton Gardens of Saddle River

5 Boroline Road, Saddle River, NJ, 07458

Located in Saddle River, New Jersey, Brighton Gardens of Saddle River is close to the Allendale Wetlands and Allendale Shopping Plaza. Visitors and residents say the community’s staff is helpful and g … (read more)
Located in Saddle River, New Jersey, Brighton Gardens of Saddle River is close to the Allendale Wetlands and Allendale Shopping Plaza. Visitors and residents say the community’s staff is helpful and g … (read more)

Van Dyk Park Place

644 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ, 07506


2013

Sunrise of Cresskill

4 Tenakill Park Drive, East, Cresskill, NJ, 07626

Sunrise of Cresskill Assisted Living is located in Cresskill, New Jersey, just 8 miles from the George Washington Bridge. Residents appreciate the great amenities, including a beauty barber shop, exer … (read more)
Sunrise of Cresskill Assisted Living is located in Cresskill, New Jersey, just 8 miles from the George Washington Bridge. Residents appreciate the great amenities, including a beauty barber shop, exer … (read more)

Fox Trail Memory Care Living – Cresskill

248 Madison Ave, Cresskill, NJ, 07626

We moved my father to this community in November. We never thought we would be able to convince him to leave his home and truthfully it was a process. He has surprised me and my sisters and I by settl … (read more)
We moved my father to this community in November. We never thought we would be able to convince him to leave his home and truthfully it was a process. He has surprised me and my sisters and I by settl … (read more)

Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Lake Street – Ramsey

70 Lake St, Ramsey, NJ, 07446

My brother is living at Fox Trail. The staff is excellent and their communication is excellent. I see how they talk to other people; it is outstanding. They provide three meals and snacks a day. My br … (read more)
My brother is living at Fox Trail. The staff is excellent and their communication is excellent. I see how they talk to other people; it is outstanding. They provide three meals and snacks a day. My br … (read more)



COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Paramus

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in New Jersey. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Paramus

In the state of New Jersey, including Paramus, residential care facilities are licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. This governing body oversees the operation of three types of assisted living services, including assisted living residences (ALRs), comprehensive personal care homes (CPCHs) and assisted living programs (ALPs). Facilities that operate Alzheimer’s units for seniors with cognitive conditions are subject to requirements.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Paramus

  • Seniors in Paramus have access to a variety of amenities and attractions to support a fun and fulfilling lifestyle. Residents can enjoy the community’s many restaurants, coffee shops and local parks. The borough is also well known as a retail center, with three major shopping malls and numerous retailers along its two adjacent highways.
  • Getting around Paramus is easy thanks to the community’s Senior Citizen Bus, which offers free transportation to seniors residing in the borough. The service operates on a set schedule each week from Monday through Friday and can take seniors to malls, shopping centers, grocery stores and the Senior Citizen Building, as well as to weekly mass on Sundays. 
  • Living in Paramus can be quite expensive, especially in terms of housing and transportation. The overall cost of living is significantly higher than the statewide average, which is already more than 20% above the U.S. national average. Based on a score of 100 representing the national cost of living, the index score in Paramus is 160.3.
  • Low rates of violent crime may offer seniors and their families peace of mind. On a scale to 100, with 100 representing high crime, Paramus receives a score of 9.8, which is significantly lower than the U.S. national average of 22.7. Property crime rates are higher, at an index score of 61 compared to 35.4 nationally, though most facilities are equipped with safety features such as 24-hour surveillance and secured entrances.
  • Winters in Paramus can be very cold, with temperatures dropping as low as 18 degrees and around 26 inches of snowfall expected in a season. In the summertime, the region sees beautiful weather with temperatures in the 80s and plenty of sunshine allowing seniors to spend time enjoying the outdoors. In fact, Paramus receives an overall comfort index score of 8.7 out of a possible 10.
  • The state of New Jersey is considered to be relatively tax-friendly toward retirees. Seniors will not be taxed on their Social Security income, and the taxes on any retirement income from pensions or other accounts is low, so seniors can maximize their retirement earnings.

Paying for Memory Care in Paramus

Seniors in Paramus pay an average of $7,188 per month for memory care services. As it involves a more extensive level of care, memory care is often 20-30% more expensive than traditional assisted living. The following costs have been calculated based on assisted living costs as reported by the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2021 plus 25%.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

While it’s expensive compared to the average U.S. city, Paramus is the most affordable option for memory care in New Jersey. Atlantic City is only slightly more expensive at a cost of $7,259 per month, followed by Vineland at $7,680.  The most expensive cities in the state are Ocean City and Trenton, which cost an average of $9,363 and $10,181 per month, respectively.

$7188

Paramus

$8119

New Jersey

$5625

The United States

$10181

Trenton

$7259

Atlantic City

$7680

Vineland

$9363

Ocean City

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Additional care options are available to seniors in Paramus, including the most cost effective option, adult day care, at a monthly cost of $1,950. Assisted living services ($5,750) are similarly priced to homemaker and home health aide services which cost $5,529 and $5,720, respectively. Nursing facilities offer the greatest scope of care and can cost up to $13,231 per month.

$5529

Homemaker Services

$5720

Home Health Aide

$1950

Adult Day Health Care

$5750

Assisted Living Facility

$12471

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13231

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Paramus was not available, so data for the closest city, New York, NY, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Paramus

In Ashland, 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 Paramus

Seniors in Paramus and its surrounding communities have access to a variety of resources to support their health and well-being as they navigate dementia. Available services and programs include care consultations, financial counseling, caregiver support groups and wellness programs.

Resource

Contact

Service

(973) 586-4300

Formerly the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, Alzheimer's New Jersey acts as the one of the region's chief resources for dementia-specific information and programming. The organization offers services to benefit not only seniors impacted by dementia but also their family members and caregivers. These include educational programs, caregiver support groups, care consultations and early-stage engagement. A 24/7 help line is also available to provide around-the-clock care and support.

(201) 721-6721

The Act Now Foundation Dementia Center seeks to create a dementia-friendly New Jersey by raising awareness about Alzheimer's disease through community-based educational efforts. Some of its services include comprehensive memory screenings for seniors, a memory social club, caregiver support groups, educational programs and assistance with long-term care planning.

(201) 336-7400

Bergen County Division of Seniors Services is the county's lead agency for the Bergen County Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC). The organization seeks to provide adults aged 60 and older across the county with a variety of resources, including information about long-term care options, care management, local senior service providers and community-based social programming.

(800) 424-2494

Since 1975, the COPSA Institute for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders has been providing a variety of services and programs to assist seniors and families dealing with memory loss. The agency offers comprehensive diagnostic assessments and treatment services at its Memory Disorders Clinic as well as referrals to community services. It also provides dementia-specific training and educational programs, peer support groups and a toll-free helpline.

(201) 291-6467

An initiative of Valley Health System, Primetime is a membership program to support the social, physical, emotional and educational well-being of seniors aged 60 and older. Members have access to a variety of programs, activities and services, including health-related lectures, educational classes, financial assistance, support groups and referral services.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Paramus

Paramus 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.

Laws and regulations for memory care in New Jersey