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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $5,916 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 13 assisted living facilities in Morris County and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Morris County, NJ
Brookdale Florham Park is a cheerful and cozy senior community located 30 miles west of New York City, providing a range of options for assisted living and memory care.
Sunrise of Morris Plains provides is a caring and home-like assisted living community just minutes from parks, shopping, banking and a variety of restaurants.
Call 1-800-991-9257 for details
Nestled in a wooded residential neighborhood, Brighton Gardens of Florham provides elegant accommodations and expert senior care in a peaceful, country setting in Morris County.
Sunrise of Randolph offers a comfortable lifestyle with quality personal care and luxurious amenities that cater to the unique needs and desires of each of our residents.
Juniper Village at Chatham offers delightfully home-like assisted living in Chatham, New Jersey. With meals, activities and loving caregivers, we are there to enable independence while providing the services needed.
CareOne at Morris offers a unique campus model that provides the best care and allows residents to age in place. Our community is beautifully appointed and has elegant amenities that residents enjoy.
Cedar Crest is a full-service, maintenance-free community designed exclusively for retirees, age 62 or better. Located on 130 picturesque acres in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, Cedar Crest is a private campus kept secure day and night by a team of…
Arbor Terrace is nestled in the heart of Morris Plains, with in walking distance to everything. We offer services for all seniors. If your looking for a fun, relaxing lifestyle with great food and friends then you found the right…
Families don’t regret the decision of choosing Spring Hills Morristown when their loved one requires assistance with activities of daily living because we deliver the best care possible.
The Villa at Florham Park, a part of Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ, is a preferred residence in Morris County for seniors requiring assistance with activities of daily living or health care. Our beautifully landscaped campus welcomes residents and visitors…
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.
Brookdale Florham Park was a very nice facility and the people there were nice. It just was not the right setting for my mother. The service was good, it just didn't work. She participated in very few activities, but she didn't care for them, which was was part of the issue. She didn't feel there was enough to do there...Read more Brookdale Florham Park reviews
We visited Brookdale Florham Park. It was fine but it was a little large for my mother. Other than that, the people were very friendly. They showed us everything. It was just too expensive for her. The apartments were adequate. They had bingo, trivia games, art lessons, and sing-a-long. They help you book doctor's appo...Read more Brookdale Florham Park reviews
I like that Brighton Gardens of Florham Park has an activity program designed for people with memory issues. The staff was very friendly and professional. The place was clean and well maintained. The rooms were too small for two people, but their activities were very nice.Read more Brighton Gardens of Florham Park reviews
Beautiful on the outside, so-so on the inside. Mother was here for less than a year before we moved her out. Limited staff was really struggling and over worked. For the cost, which is very high, we expected more. Management staff very friendly and helpful at first. However, that quickly faded. Very disappointed...Read more Sunrise of Madison reviews
Horrendous. My father was there for respite care after hospitalization. He was allowed to become severely dehydrated and required further hospitalization. I had to TELL the staff to call 911, otherwise they would have waited hours for transport to the ER. Would not let ANYONE I cared about be there under any circumstan...Read more Sunrise of Madison reviews
We're very pleased with Sunrise of Madison. Everything is very efficient. They are very attentive, and it's a lot more pleasant than where my mother-in-law was. We just use the code and we go in any time we want to visit her. The staff has been quite helpful, informative, and accessible anytime I have a question.Read more Sunrise of Madison reviews
Data from the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care study shows that monthly rates for senior care in Morris County fall almost midrange on the New Jersey price spectrum and are about $100 below the state median. Inland areas of the state, including Trenton ($7,230) and Vineland ($6,855), have substantially higher costs for assisted living, while prices are significantly lower in the coastal communities of Atlantic City ($5,100) and Ocean City ($4,800). Monthly assisted living rates in all the surveyed areas of New Jersey are much more expensive than the $4,000 national average.
Note: Specific data for Morris County senior care costs wasn’t available, so data for the metropolitan New York area was used instead.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
As it is in most areas of the country, rates for senior care in Morris County span a wide range. At $12,091 per month, nursing home care is by far the most expensive option. It’s more than double the monthly rate for assisted living ($5,916) and over six times the cost of adult day health services, which is the most affordable type of care at $1,950 per month. This tremendous price difference reflects the level of care, the number of hours of service provided and whether care is received in a residential setting.
Assisted living is about $1,200 per month more expensive than in-home care, but it’s provided in a residential setting, and the rates typically include room and board. In-home care costs include services only, so a significant portion of those savings are going to be eaten up by day-to-day household operating expenses.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
The nationwide Medicaid program provides essential health care services to over 72 million low-income Americans. Funding for the program comes from the federal government and individual states, and each state oversees its own Medicaid plan in accordance with federal regulations.
In New Jersey, the Department of Human Services administers the state Medicaid plan, which primarily provides coverage to parents and their dependent children, pregnant women and those who are blind, disabled and elderly. Eligible residents who are enrolled in the program receive a number of services including:
To enroll in the New Jersey Medicaid program, applicants must be U.S. citizens or qualified aliens and meet the financial requirements for the type of coverage they need:
Income from every source counts toward the Medicaid limit, but some assets are exempt. These include a primary home valued at $878,000 or less, personal belongings, household effects, one car and irrevocable burial trusts.
Morris County seniors can apply for the NJ FamilyCare Aged, Blind, Disabled program online or call (800) 356-1561 for assistance.
FamilyCare Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
The FamilyCare MLTSS program provides eligible seniors with complete medical and long-term care services through state-approved managed care organizations. Disabled adults over age 21 and seniors aged 65 or older who qualify for coverage can receive a variety of benefits including:
Morris County seniors currently enrolled in Medicaid can contact their MCO to request an assessment for the MLTSS program. Those not yet enrolled in Medicaid can contact the Morris County Office on Aging Services at (800) 564-4656 to start the assessment and application process.
State Supplemental Payment
Morris County residents eligible for or receiving federal Supplemental Security Income payments may qualify to have an extra cash benefit from the state of New Jersey added to their monthly check. Applicants need to meet these SSI eligibility guidelines to qualify:
The amount a person receives is determined by their marital status, living arrangement and income, but the combined monthly SSI and State Supplemental Payment benefit can be as high as $981.05 for a single person and $1,895.36 for a married couple.
Morris County residents can contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213 to apply for SSI and SSP benefits.
Congregate Housing Services Program
The New Jersey Congregate Housing Services program helps qualified seniors and disabled adults avoid premature nursing home placement by funding shelter and support services in a group housing facility. To qualify for the CHSP program, Morris County residents must be over age 65 or deemed disabled by the Social Security Administration and need help to continue living independently. There are no financial limits to qualify for the program, but an income-based sliding scale is used to determine the amount of funding provided, so seniors may need to pay a portion of their monthly housing costs.
Services are only available in congregate housing facilities that have contracted with the state. Once enrolled in the program and living in an approved building, seniors may receive:
Seniors can contact the New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection at (877) 222-3737 to learn about congregate homes in Morris County or apply for CHSP benefits.
Morris County is home to 16 senior centers where older residents can socialize with their peers and benefit from a diverse array of activities, programs and services. In addition to recreational and fitness opportunities, most centers offer congregate lunches, health and wellness checks, educational seminars, special events and outings.
The local Veterans Services office can help Morris County senior veterans file for pensions and benefits or make appeals. Veterans can access primary and mental health care, referrals for specialty care and lab services at the Morristown VA Clinic.
Morris County Veterans Services Office
540 W. Hanover Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960
Morristown VA Clinic
340 W. Hanover Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960
The Morris Area Paratransit System provides curb-to-curb rides for county residents aged 60 and older and those with disabilities. Priority is given to rides for medical care, especially radiation, chemotherapy and dialysis appointments. Residents can also get rides to school, work and adult day care. There’s no fee charged, but donations of $1 per round trip are suggested.
Morris Area Paratransit System
340 W. Hanover Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960
Legal Services of Northwest Jersey offers no-cost legal aid to Morris County residents aged 60 and over through the Senior Legal Assistance Project. Seniors can receive advice and representation on various civil matters and have necessary legal documents prepared.
Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
30 Schuyler Place, Second Floor, Morristown, NJ 07963
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