The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Princeton, NJ for 2023
Also serving communities of Plainsboro, West Windsor, Lawrenceville, Pennington.
There are 93 Memory Care Facilities in the Princeton area, with 3 in Princeton and 90 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Princeton is $6,650 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,349.
To help you with your search, browse the 175 reviews below for memory care facilities in Princeton. Better rated regions include Hillsborough with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Princeton, NJ
What to Consider About Memory Care in Princeton
Princeton, New Jersey, the home of one of the top Ivy League schools in the nation, has a population of 31,000, 17 percent of whom are seniors over 65. The state of New Jersey estimates that 180,000 of its residents have Alzheimer's Disease or dementia. and some of these people may need to transition into one of the dozen memory care facilities in the city.
Memory care facilities are regulated and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health. Specific dementia care facilities are known as Dementia Care Homes and are required to provide certain levels of care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders or other forms of dementia. These regulations cover staff training and 24-hour supervision and security of residents. These regulations also apply to assisted living facilities that have a separate memory care wing.
Weather in Princeton is characterized by four distinct seasons, with cold, snowy winters and warm, humid summers. Those in memory care who are sensitive to the cold may be uncomfortable in the winter.
- The cost of living in Princeton is much higher than the rest of the country, although housing costs, nearly five times the national average, skew this number higher. These costs may affect memory care fees because some facilities may have higher operating costs, which they pass along to the residents.
Crime rates in Princeton are below that national average, which may be beneficial to those in memory care when they are escorted out and about.
- The Princeton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Princeton Medical Institute and University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Princeton
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Princeton start around $6,650 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Princeton 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 Princeton
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 Princeton
Princeton 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 Princeton, please visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Princeton
Princeton-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.