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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $6,855 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 12 assisted living facilities in Gloucester County and 30 in surrounding areas.
When a little help is needed with daily living, Cardinal Village provides just the right amount in a safe and caring environment. The staff support allows residents the opportunity to live life to the fullest. Assistance with everyday tasks, making…
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Juniper Village at Williamstown offers delightfully home-like assisted living in Williamstown, New Jersey. With meals, activities and loving caregivers, we are there to enable independence while providing the services needed.
Welcome to All American Assisted Living at Washington Township Designed to the highest standards for assisted living communities, All American Assisted Living at Washington Township is a residential community for seniors looking for social interaction, personal care services, and a…
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Welcome to Mullica Gardens Assisted Living. We understand the decision to move to an assisted living facility is difficult. Here at Mullica Gardens Assisted Living, we are dedicated to providing compassion and kindness to our residents and fellow employees. Our…
Here at United Methodist Communities at Pitman we encourage independence to all residents. But as time passes the needs may always changes. We personalize our care program to ensure each residents receive the right care they need
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The Gardens at Cross Keys offers the best of both worlds for seniors. From assisted living care to a specialized Alzheimer's care program called "Step...
Just minutes from Woodbury Country Club, Mullica Hill, Swedesboro and Woolrich, and close to Route 295, Sunrise of Woodbury Lake is nestled in the town of Woodbury in a beautiful garden setting. We pride ourselves in our specialization in hospice…
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Washington Township Senior Living offers compassionate senior care in Sewell, NJ. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff works closely with our residents to provide the utmost…
Summit Place was similar to the others, they have very friendly staff, very helpful, the rooms were very nice, and the facility was very nice. Betty, the woman I worked with was outstanding and she was wonderful. I liked everything about it. They reached out extraordinarily more than the other places did.Read more Summit Place reviews
Juniper Village at Williamstown was comparable, the staff was helpful, and the woman in charge was very good. I walked in, there was a meeting room, and the dining area was on the left, and offices were straight ahead.Read more Juniper Village at Williamstown reviews
Greenfield was a nice place with nice surroundings. I don't have any complaints. The rooms looked OK; I think they’re overpriced, but the location was very good. It was a very brief tour. They need to improve on their people skills, their orientation, and presentation.Read more Commonwealth Senior Living at Cross Keys reviews
Staff are very friendly and fast to assist. Facility is very clean and well decorated, warm, and comfortable. Rooms are nice, bedroom and bathroom are big. Living area and kitchenette aren't that big but cozy. Beautiful gardens.Read more Commonwealth Senior Living at Cross Keys reviews
Greenfield Senior living is great , my mom loves living there .The new management team is wonderful ! Lots of good changes!Read more Commonwealth Senior Living at Cross Keys reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, costs for assisted living in Gloucester County are almost $3,000 above the national average of $4,000 and around $800 higher than the state average of $6,065. Assisted living costs in New Jersey are among the highest in the nation, with Ocean City ($4,800) and Atlantic City ($5,100) costing less than Gloucester County and Trenton ($7,230) being more expensive.
Note: Senior care cost wasn’t available for Gloucester County so data for the closest city in New Jersey, Vineland, was used.
Senior care costs are largely based on the location, the type of services offered and the average cost of living in the area. In Gloucester County, costs for nursing home care are significantly higher than assisted living, and in-home senior care services such as a home health aide and homemaker cost less than assisted living.
Seniors who are comparing the costs of different care options should also consider day-to-day living expenses, such as food, rent, home maintenance and utilities, that aren’t included the cost of in-home care. Residential senior care usually includes room and board in the cost.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides limited health insurance for people who have low income and minimal assets. Each state operates its own Medicaid program.
In New Jersey, Medicaid is called the NJ FamilyCare program and administered by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, which uses a number of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to manage health care for Medicaid clients. New Jersey residents aged 65 and older who meet specific financial and functional criteria may qualify for NJ FamilyCare coverage.
To qualify, single seniors may earn no more than $2,313 per month and have countable assets valued at $2,000 or less. Couples applying together can earn no more than $4,426 per month and own no more than $3,000 in countable assets.
In New Jersey, Medicaid applicants are exempt from counting personal belongings, furniture, one vehicle, a burial trust (non-revocable) and a home valued up to $878,000 as long as the applicant and/or their spouse lives in the home. Note that there is a 5-year look-back period to assess any assets that were gifted or sold prior to the submission of a Medicaid application.
New Jersey residents aged 65 and older may be eligible for comprehensive health care benefits and assisted living costs through Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). Under this newly created care program, eligible seniors are automatically enrolled to receive medical and nonmedical care to meet their needs, including funding for assisted living placement.
Under the new MLTSS system assisted living enrollment caps have been eliminated for seniors, allowing for faster access to an assisted living placement.
For more information on Medicaid funding for assisted living residences in New Jersey, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Connection of New Jersey at (877) 222-3737 or the Gloucester County Division of Senior Services at (856) 384-6900.
Optional State Supplement
New Jersey seniors aged 65 and older who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits may be eligible for additional benefits for use toward the room and board portion of assisted living costs through the Optional State Supplement (OSS) program.
To help control the costs of assisted living for low-income seniors, the state limits what assisted living facilities can charge for room and board. In New Jersey, this limit equals the combined maximum amount available through SSI and OSS to ensure SSI-eligible seniors can cover the cost of assisted living.
The maximum total monthly combined SSI/OSS payment in New Jersey for a single senior in assisted living is $981.05 and $1,895 for a couple.
For more information on the New Jersey Optional State Supplement, contact the Glassboro Social Security office at (800) 772-1213.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit
Honorably discharged veterans and their survivors who are currently eligible to receive a VA pension and require daily assistance due to a disability or incapacity may be eligible for a pension top-up through the Aid and Attendance benefit.
Veterans who are currently excluded from receiving a VA pension due to excess income may also be eligible for a pension under the increased rates provided through this benefit.
To qualify, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Veterans Housebound Allowance
Veterans who are currently eligible for a VA pension, have a VA disability rating of 100 and are largely housebound as a result of their disability or disabilities may be eligible for the Housebound allowance — a monthly pension top-up.
Note that applicants may only receive benefits through either the Housebound or the Aid and Attendance program, even if they meet the criteria for both programs. Disabilities do not need to be service related.
Senior centers in Gloucester County provide older adults with a wide range of free and low-cost recreational and social activities including fitness classes, weekly card games, communal meals and escorted outings to local attractions.
Deptford Township Senior Center
1341 Tanyard Rd, Deptford, NJ 08080
Glassboro Senior Citizens Center
152 Delsea Dr S, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Seniors in Gloucester County can access a wide range of free and low-cost services including simple will preparation and help with tax return filing by contacting the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) through Gloucester County’s Health and Human Services Department. The ADRC also provides seniors with information on Medicaid-funded assisted living.
Division of Senior Services – Aging and Disability Resource Connection
115 Budd Blvd, West Deptford, NY 08096
Social Security Office
830 Delsea Drive North, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Veterans can access VA health care services by contacting the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC community-based outpatient clinic in Sewell, which holds a number of specialty clinics and provides referrals to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Veterans who need information about VA benefits, pensions and health care can contact the Gloucester County Office of Veterans Affairs.
Gloucester County Office of Veterans Affairs/VSO
211 County House Rd, Washington Township, Sewell, NJ 08080
Gloucester County, NJ Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)
211 County House Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080
Veterans Benefits Administration – Newark Regional Office
20 Washington Place, Newark, NJ 07102
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