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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $7,230 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 15 assisted living facilities in Monmouth County and 30 in surrounding areas.
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The Brookside is a unique Kosher senior living community featuring independent living, assisted living and memory care for you or your loved one. We provide residents with the opportunity to be part of a community celebrating Jewish Heritage.
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Nestled in a wooded setting in the Apple Farm Road neighborhood, Brighton Gardens of Middletown is a lovely and lively senior community near shopping and services.
United Methodist Communities at Francis Asbury provides assisted living services with compassionate and qualified staff. Our community is beautiful and elegant but uniquely gives a home like atmosphere where residents are happy.
Sunrise of Marlboro is an inviting senior community that offers flexible assisted living care options and specialized memory care in an ornate, gracious setting.
Wellington Estates. Life Starts Here. Imagine waking up each morning to a new day full of endless opportunities to explore and enjoy: fine dining, arts, and entertainment, luxurious accommodations and amenities. Now imagine that behind the scenes there was a…
A provider of supportive living options, Millennium Memory Care - Matawan offers services and amenities Matawan seniors seeking an inviting environment.
Just because your loved one requires assistance doesn’t mean a loss of independence; at Victoria House our care plans are designed so residents can continue living life on their terms.
Opening Late 2019 Located in the beautiful Borough of Shrewsbury and within easy reach of New York City, Sunrise of Shrewsbury provides the very best in personalized care and services—including assisted living and memory care—to seniors in elegant surroundings. Our…
Located in vibrant Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, The Chelsea At Shrewsbury offers personalized Assisted Living in studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Our Country Cottage provides a safe, pleasant and supportive environment for residents with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. Our…
Arbor Terrace of Middletown is a community that offer residents the best care and quality of life. Here at Arbor Terrace of Middletown our staff knows our residents personally.
Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing personalized care programs to facilitate recovery and improve well-being.
I liked Sunrise of Lincroft the best. It was a really beautiful facility, but it's too expensive. The staff seemed really nice. The grounds were great. The rooms had good lights, were spacious, and clean. All these places tend to do the same thing like meetings and clubs, adventures outside, lots of social activities, ...Read more Sunrise of Lincroft reviews
The staff of Brighton Gardens was very caring and knowledgeable, and obviously involved with the patients. The facility itself wasn’t quite beautiful, but it was very pleasant. It was under construction in some areas, so it was hard to tell exactly how the whole thing would look. The rooms being offered were varied eno...Read more Brighton Gardens of Middletown reviews
My father is moving into Brandywine Living next week. It is clean. They are friendly. It seems like they have lots of activities. It seems nice. My father's room is a small studio; it is very nice. The common areas were very nice, very nicely decorated, and very clean, but I haven't spent much time at the community. Th...Read more Brandywine Living at Governor's Crossing reviews
The BrookSide seemed very nice and very clean. The staff member who assisted me was very friendly, very nice, and reassuring. We looked at the apartments and they seemed very nice, adequate, and homey.Read more Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue reviews
My friend has been in The BrookSide for over a month now. It's very nice and very clean. Some of the aides I'm not too happy with and neither is his wife, but my friend's care is definitely acceptable. The place itself is very nice and well-maintained. My friend has a nice room. They're very helpful. They also gave him...Read more Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue reviews
This facility changed its name but they should of changed directors of Nursing and the Executive Director Once they go The new owners will be able to make this facility a caring place but they need to go we lost good staff due to himRead more Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average cost of assisted living in Monmouth County is close to double the national average of $7,230 and nearly $2,000 more than the state average of $6,065. Monmouth County has the highest costs in the state, with assisted living costing less in Vineland ($6,855), Atlantic City ($5,100) and Ocean City ($4,800).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Monmouth County, so data for the closest city in New Jersey, Trenton, was used.
Senior care costs are largely based on the location, type of care and cost of living in the area. In Monmouth County, the cost of nursing home care is significantly higher than assisted living and more than twice the cost of in-home care services, which cost less than assisted living.
When comparing the cost of different senior care options, it’s important to consider that residential senior care, such as assisted living, usually includes room and board, but seniors who choose in-home care need to continue paying daily living expenses such as rent, utilities and home maintenance.
Medicaid is a nationwide health insurance program that provides limited coverage to Americans who have low income and limited assets. It’s jointly funded by the federal and state governments and administered by each state.
New Jersey Medicaid is known as NJ FamilyCare and administered through the Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services which contracts out Medicaid client health care to a number of Managed Care Organizations, or MCOs.
To qualify for NJ FamilyCare coverage, individual seniors must earn less than $2,313 per month from all sources and own fewer than $2,000 in countable assets. Couples applying together must earn under $4,426 a month and own less than $3,000 in countable assets.
Under Medicaid rules, countable assets include investment real estate, stocks, bonds, cash and bank account balances. Exempt assets include personal effects such as clothing and jewelry, one vehicle, household furnishings and a home valued under $878,000 that at least one applicant (or their spouse) lives in.
New Jersey has recently moved to replace their HCBC waivers with the creation of the Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program. This program consolidates all medical and nonmedical care services for Medicaid-eligible seniors and eliminates the previous enrollment caps for services such as assisted living.
Enrollment in the MLTSS program is automatic and mandatory for all seniors on Medicaid in New Jersey.
For more information about Medicaid funding for assisted living in New Jersey, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Connection at (877) 222-3737 or the Monmouth County Office on Aging at (732) 431-7450.
Veterans Aid and Attendance and Housebound
Veterans and their survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and are either completely housebound or require daily assistance from a caregiver due to a disability may qualify for either the VA Aid and Attendance or the VA Housebound benefit.
For the Aid and Attendance pension top-up, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:
To qualify for the Housebound pension top-up, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Note that for the purposes of these two programs, disabilities do not need to be related to military service.
Senior centers throughout Monmouth County provide a wide range of social, recreational and educational programs and events geared towards older adults. Many of these centers also offer low-cost day trips to area attractions, weekly lunches and access to preventative health screening clinics.
Red Bank Senior Center
80 Shrewsbury Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Freehold Township Senior Center
116 Jackson Mills Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
Township of Manalapan Seniors Citizens’ Center
211 Freehold Rd, Route 522 Manalapan, NJ 07726
The Monmouth County Office on Aging provides information and assistance to seniors who need help accessing low-cost legal services, require barrier-free transportation to medical appointments or want to learn about discounts on prescription drugs, dental care and eye care for Monmouth County residents.
Monmouth County Office on Aging
3000 Kozloski Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
Veterans who require information about pension top-ups and VA health care and programs can contact either the Monmouth County Veterans Services Office or the Newark Regional Office of the Veterans Benefits Administration. Health care for veterans in Monmouth County is available at the Tinton Falls Community-Based Outpatient Clinic.
Tinton Falls Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
55 North Gilbert St, The Atrium, Building 4, Tinton Falls, NJ 07701-4961
Veterans Benefits Administration – Newark Regional Office
20 Washington Place, Newark, NJ 07102
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