The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in West Orange, NJ for 2023
Also serving communities of Clifton.
There are 24 Memory Care Facilities in the West Orange area, with 5 in West Orange and 19 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in West Orange is $9,109 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Livingston with an average starting cost of $8,615.
To help you with your search, browse the 44 reviews below for memory care facilities in West Orange. On average, consumers rate memory care in West Orange 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Florham Park with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in West Orange find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in West Orange, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in West Orange, NJ
What to Consider About Memory Care in West Orange
West Orange, New Jersey, is in Essex County, which has one of the largest over-60 populations in the state. According to estimates, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias affect as many as 1,095 residents or about 13 percent of the city's 8,400 senior citizens. Families who are seeking memory care for their loved one can choose from one dozen facilities located in West Orange and surrounding communities.
To comply with Department of Health regulations, assisted living residences and comprehensive personal care homes that offer such services must have written policies, admissions criteria and specialized staff training programs specific to dementia care.
- The cost of living in West Orange is 50 percent higher than the national average. Residents pay most of the difference in higher housing and transportation costs. However, they also enjoy well-funded community services thanks to a strong tax base. Despite the higher cost of living, dementia patients pay two percent less for health care than residents in other parts of the country.
- Thanks to its central location, West Orange is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the Saint Barnabas Medical Center, the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute and the Cognitive and Research Center of New Jersey, in the event of medical emergencies or illnesses.
- Residents of West Orange and northern New Jersey must endure variable weather. The area receives as much snow as the average U.S. city and slightly more rain. January lows hover around 21 degrees, yet July highs soar above 85.
- West Orange is a safe community overall. The area has a slightly higher rate of violent crimes compared to the U.S. average. On the other hand, the rate of property crimes is well below the national average. To protect residents from possible threats and wandering, memory care facilities must have access controls and other security systems.
Paying for Memory Care in West Orange
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in West Orange start around $8,905 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,747 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in West Orange 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 West Orange
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 West Orange
West Orange 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 West Orange, please visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page.
Directory of Winners in the West Orange Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in West Orange
West Orange-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.
Other Options in West Orange, NJ
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in West Orange
Review of Arden Courts of West Orange
My husband with Lewy Body Dementia recently became a patient at Arden Courts West Orange. So far I am extremely happy with the care he has been given and the staff are extremely nice and always wi... Read more
Review of Brookdale West Orange
Brookdale West Orange seemed like a nice place, but I didn't understand when we were walking around, people were sitting there looking at a television screen. There wasn't a movie or anything that ... Read more
Review of Brookdale West Orange
We went to look at Brookdale West Orange. I liked the fact that they had different rooms for different activities, including eating and watching TV. I like their little apartment-style rooms with i... Read more