9 Memory Care Facilities in Passaic County, NJ
The average cost of memory care in Passaic County is $6,140 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120.
To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for memory care facilities in Passaic County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Passaic County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Sussex County with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Passaic County, NJ
What to Consider About Memory Care in Passaic County
Passaic County, New Jersey, is located in the northern part of the state and considered part of the New York City metro area. Out of the county's population of 511,000, 14% are residents aged 65 and older, a demographic where Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia are particularly prevalent. Passaic County itself estimates that 13 percent of its seniors have been diagnosed with a memory care condition. To treat and care for these individuals, Passaic County is home to six memory care facilities.
Dementia care facilities in New Jersey are known as Dementia Care Homes (DCHs) and are required by state statute to provide graduated levels of care for residents according to the severity of their memory care condition. These facilities are licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Department of Health.
Passaic County's weather is characterized by four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and snowy with temperatures that regularly drop into the teens in January. July average temperatures are in the mid-80s, warm and humid. Seniors who dislike hot weather may enjoy living here more than in other regions of the county.
- Seniors in memory care may be affected by the cost of living in Passaic County. With housing costs at 174 compared to the U.S. average of 100, operating costs of DCHs may increase and fees may go up accordingly. The overall cost of living is 137, compared to 100. Seniors and a family on tight budget may want to compare costs here with other counties in New Jersey.
- Social Security benefits are not subject to New Jersey income tax, but withdrawals from IRAs and other retirement accounts are taxed as income on a tiered scale. When budgeting for memory care, families may want to consider how much to withdraw annually from their loved one's IRA.
- Passaic County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia, such as St. Mary's General Hospital and St. Joseph's Regional 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 Passaic County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Passaic County start around $6,201 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,062 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Passaic 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 Passaic 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 Passaic County
Passaic 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 Passaic County, please visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Passaic County
Passaic 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 Passaic County
Review of Brookdale Wayne
Brookdale Wayne was a very nice facility with lots of amenities and a caring staff. They have lots of activities planned out throughout the month, they have a calendar of activities. The apartments... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Wayne
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 ce... Read more
Review of Arden Courts of Wayne
My Mom was a resident of Arden Courts for 4 years. Once her dementia had progressed to the point that she was no longer safe at home, my brothers and I placed Mom in a facility that was very nice o... Read more