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Senior housing types near South River, NJ

  • Fox Trail Memory Care Living at South River

    Fox Trail Memory Care Living at South River

    69 Burton Avenue, South River, NJ 08882
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    Fox Trail Memory Care Living is dedicated to caring for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia in a secure, safe home setting. We believe, and research and experience support the notion that a small intimate home setting is the best environment to provide a supportive milieu based upon...

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  • Sunrise of East Brunswick

    Sunrise of East Brunswick

    190 Summerhill Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • The Chelsea at East Brunswick

    The Chelsea at East Brunswick

    606 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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    The Chelsea offers an attractive new lifestyle alternative for older adults who may be experiencing some difficulty managing on their own at home. The Chelsea offers a gracious environment with many beautiful common areas. It is conveniently located within a short distance of shops, restaurants,...

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  • Millennium Memory Care

    Millennium Memory Care

    310 Buckleview Ave, Monroe, NJ 08831
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    Millennium Memory Care is an assisted living community in Monroe, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The community specializes in care for those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. The spacious grounds offer ample opportunity for residents and their families to walk and enjoy nature. Each...

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  • The Solana Marlboro

    The Solana Marlboro

    52 County Road 520, Marlboro, NJ 07751
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    A life of sophistication awaits at The Chelsea at Solana Marlboro. Located just minutes from Route 9 and Route 18, our community has easy access to many local amenities including shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Our elegantly decorated community boasts a movie theater,...

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  • Spring Hills Somerset

    Spring Hills Somerset

    473 Demott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873
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    At Spring Hills Somerset, we are committed to making healthy living the foundation of every aspect of life. From dining that truly satisfies, to fitness that invigorates and motivates, down to the smaller details, such as our use of safe, non-toxic cleaning products in each assisted living community...

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  • Millennium Memory Care at Matawan

    Millennium Memory Care at Matawan

    447 Matawan Ave., Matawan, NJ 07721
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    Our Matawan, NJ Alzheimer's Community is located in a quite residential neighborhood near Matawan Ave Middle school. The home is close to major highways including Route 35 and the Garden State Parkway. Natural light pours into this 15 bedroom home through the large windows fitted in each room. The...

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  • Atrium Senior Living of Matawan

    Atrium Senior Living of Matawan

    40 Freneau Ave, Matawan, NJ 07747
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    Atrium Senior Living is an assisted living community in the close-knit suburban area of Matawan, New Jersey. This quiet, charming area is comprised of two large lakes, acres of lush green grass and trees, and a variety of outdoor activities to keep our residents happy and healthy. The peaceful...

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  • The Chelsea at Forsgate

    The Chelsea at Forsgate

    319 Forsgate Dr, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
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    Located in Monroe Township, NJ, The Chelsea at Forsgate offers a variety of senior living options, including assisted living and memory care. We aim for our residents to maintain an active and independent lifestyle within a caring and supportive environment. We offer a lifestyle program that...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Edison

    Brighton Gardens of Edison

    1801 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820
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    Brighton Gardens of Edison is located just minutes from the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 1, Route 287, and is within walking distance from the Metro Park train station. Residents may enjoy the many nearby attractions including the Menlo Park Mall, seasonal farmers markets,...

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  • Brookdale Monroe

    Brookdale Monroe

    380 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
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    Here you can meet new friends, rediscover old hobbies, and redefine your independence. With both assisted living and memory care, you’ll have the care you need, when you need it. Assisted living helps you with medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services like housekeeping and meals. It's...

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  • The Chelsea at Manalapan

    The Chelsea at Manalapan

    445 Route 9 South, Manalapan, NJ 07726
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    The Chelsea at Manalapan offers the very best of town and country assisted living. Located in the beautiful town of Manalapan, Monmouth County, fine shopping and dining are literally at our front door, surrounded by beautiful views of peaceful countryside and farmland. Step outside and relax under...

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  • Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Green Brook

    Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Green Brook

    205 Rock Avenue, Green Brook Township, NJ 08812
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    Fox Trail Memory Care Living is dedicated to caring for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia in a secure, safe home setting. We believe, and research and experience support the notion that a small intimate home setting is the best environment to provide a supportive milieu based upon...

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  • Sunrise of Marlboro

    Sunrise of Marlboro

    3A South Main Street, Marlboro, NJ 07746
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    Popular Activities: FOX led physical therapy exercise classes held twice a week along with Sing Fit exercise essential programs, weekly Shabbat services every Friday afternoon led by visiting Rabbi, weekly Poker games, quarterly "Bingo Funny Money" store, baking/food prep programs, bi weekly lunch &...

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  • The Villas of Manalapan

    The Villas of Manalapan

    289 Gordons Corner Rd, Manalapan, NJ 07726
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    The Villas is a boutique, luxury senior living community located in Manalapan, New Jersey that is uniquely focused on healthy living, flexible living options and highly coordinated care. The Villas has truly redefined the retirement experience. The Villas offers Independent Living, Assisted Living,...

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  • CareOne at Somerset Valley

    CareOne at Somerset Valley

    1621 Route 22 W, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
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    CareOne Assisted Living at Bound Brook is an assisted living community located in Bound Brook, New Jersey in Somerset County and home to just over 10,000 people. Bound Brook is a warm community with lots of local stores and shops. Residents will be able to get in their exercise, enjoy park-like...

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  • All American Assisted Living at Hillsborough

    All American Assisted Living at Hillsborough

    351 Route 206, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844
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    All American Assisted Living at Hillsborough works hard every day to create the best assisted living experience possible for our residents and their families. We believe that every resident, and every staff member, is a vital part of our extended family and we are dedicated to proving affordable...

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  • The Chelsea at Fanwood

    The Chelsea at Fanwood

    295 South Ave., Fanwood, NJ 07023
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    The Chelsea offers an attractive new lifestyle alternative for older adults who may be experiencing some difficulty managing on their own at home. The Chelsea offers a gracious environment with many beautiful common areas. It is conveniently located within a short distance of shops, restaurants,...

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  • Arbor Terrace Middletown

    Arbor Terrace Middletown

    1800 NJ-35, Middletown, NJ 07748
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    Arbor Terrace Middletown offers the best in senior living in New Jersey's beautiful town of Middletown. You'll find all the comforts of home with the amenities of a retirement community at Arbor Terrace. Leave behind the worries of home ownership and enjoy a vibrant community of peers and friends. ...

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  • Atrium Senior Living of Princeton

    Atrium Senior Living of Princeton

    1000 Windrow Dr, Princeton, NJ 08540
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    Within a campus of continued care, transitions are easy to meet your current needs. Whether you are here for a brief stay or if you're calling The Pavilions 'home', we want you to feel comfortable and as independent as possible. Your level of activity depends on your ability and interest, whatever...

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  • Laurel Circle

    Laurel Circle

    100 Monroe St, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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    Discover Laurel Circle – full-service senior living in Bridgewater, NJ, with a unique personality and a distinct spirit. Enjoy a convenient, maintenance-free lifestyle with: -Plentiful services and amenities -An unmatched, flexible monthly dining plan -An engaging schedule of resident-organized...

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  • Millennium Memory Care of Holmdel

    Millennium Memory Care of Holmdel

    92 Stillwell Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733
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    Coming Soon! We are currently building this new home and will be open in 2016! Check back for details.

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  • Atria Cranford

    Atria Cranford

    10 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016
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    Conveniently located just off the Garden State Parkway, down the road from Rahway River Park, Atria Cranford has served Union County families for more than 20 years. A friendly, tenured staff – including more than 60 employees with over a decade of experience at the community – is available 24/7....

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  • Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue

    Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue

    93 Manalapan Avenue, Freehold, NJ 07728
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    Mattison Crossing, an assisted living community, provides a full range of services that promote the optimum level of comfort, security and a home like environment. Mattison Crossing offers a variety of apartments to fit your individual lifestyle. All apartments are equipped with sprinklers and...

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  • Brookdale Hillsborough

    Brookdale Hillsborough

    600 Auten Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
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    Here you get to define your day every day. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our community with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. You’ll have help with medications, dressing and bathing...

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  • The Chelsea at Warren

    The Chelsea at Warren

    274 King George Rd, Warren, NJ 07059
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    The Chelsea at Warren offers an attractive new lifestyle alternative for older adults who may be experiencing some difficulty managing on their own at home. The Chelsea offers a gracious environment with many beautiful common areas. It is conveniently located within a short distance of shops,...

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  • Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living

    Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living

    560 Iron Bridge Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
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    Monmouth Crossing is owned and operated by CentraState Healthcare System, a not-for-profit member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network, an established health care provider that offers comprehensive acute care, physician, and community services. Monmouth Crossing's studio, one-bedroom and...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Mountainside

    Brighton Gardens of Mountainside

    1350 Route 22 West, Mountainside, NJ 07092
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    Brighton Gardens of Mountainside offers personalized care for older adults in Union County, NJ. Our compassionate team, including our Designated Care Managers, provides individualized care to fit your unique needs and preferences. We work to promote your independence, while providing you the support...

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  • Sunrise of Westfield

    Sunrise of Westfield

    240 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Princeton

    Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Princeton

    181 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
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    Fox Trail Memory Care Living is dedicated to caring for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia in a secure, safe home setting. We believe, and research and experience support the notion that a small intimate home setting is the best environment to provide a supportive milieu based upon...

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  • Sunrise of Lincroft

    Sunrise of Lincroft

    734 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Middletown

    Brighton Gardens of Middletown

    620 State Route 35 South, Middletown, NJ 07748
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    Brighton Gardens provides assisted living in an elegant residential environment. We deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Sunrise Principles of Service, we afford families peace-of-mind by providing our residents with a...

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  • Arbor Terrace Mountainside

    Arbor Terrace Mountainside

    1050 Springfield Avenue, Mountainside, NJ 07092
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    Arbor Terrace Mountainside provides the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Mountainside, New Jersey area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident will receive unique and...

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  • Sunrise of Basking Ridge

    Sunrise of Basking Ridge

    404 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise of Basking Ridge affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized...

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  • Artis Senior Living of Princeton

    Artis Senior Living of Princeton

    861 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
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    Welcome to Artis—where empowerment, pride and fulfillment define memory care At Artis Senior Living, our mission is to provide the finest level in Memory Care through individually designed programs combined with a passionate dedication to each resident’s individualized comforts and needs. The Heart...

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  • The Brielle at Seaview

    The Brielle at Seaview

    140 Friendship Ln, Staten Island, NY 10314
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    The Brielle at Seaview, a non-profit community, is nestled in a natural wooded oasis right on Staten Island. We offer assisted living and memory care on a 10-acre campus that's comfortably removed from the surrounding noise and hectic pace. It's an idyllic setting where you can enjoy walking paths,...

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  • The Chelsea at Bridgewater

    The Chelsea at Bridgewater

    680 Route 206 N, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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    Located in Bridgewater, New Jersey, The Chelsea at Bridgewater is conveniently located in a peaceful, serene wooded area in Somerset County. Residents enjoy personalized assisted living services in private and semiprivate suites in a variety of attractive styles. Residents are welcome to participate...

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  • Sunrise of Bridgewater NOW OPEN

    Sunrise of Bridgewater NOW OPEN

    390 US Route 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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    Sunrise of Bridgewater is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Bridgewater, NJ.

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  • The Chelsea at Tinton Falls

    The Chelsea at Tinton Falls

    One Hartford Dr, Tinton Falls, NJ 07701
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    Chelsea at Tinton Falls Chelsea at Tinton Falls provides seniors with an assisted living community to call home in a great, suburban location. Tinton Falls, New Jersey is a part of Monmouth County, and it provides residents and guest with a beautiful place to visit and call home. Those who are...

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  • Sunrise of Shrewsbury NOW OPEN

    Sunrise of Shrewsbury NOW OPEN

    766 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
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    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 community is conveniently situated on Route 35 just...

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  • The Chelsea at Shrewsbury

    The Chelsea at Shrewsbury

    515 Shrewsbury Ave, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
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    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 Sycamore...

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  • Sunrise of Summit (Opening Summer 2020)

    Sunrise of Summit (Opening Summer 2020)

    26 River Road, Summit, NJ 07901
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    Ideally located just down the road from the Village Green in Summit, New Jersey, and only 20 miles from Manhattan, Sunrise of Summit provides highly personalized care and services—including assisted living and memory care—to seniors in a bright, cheerful, and modern atmosphere. Our community offers...

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  • Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury

    Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury

    864 Shrewsbury Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
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    Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury provides the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Tinton Falls, New Jersey area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and personalized care...

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  • Sunrise of Staten Island

    Sunrise of Staten Island

    801 Narrows Road North, Staten Island, NY 10304
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Artis Senior Living of Eatontown (Opening Winter 2020)

    Artis Senior Living of Eatontown (Opening Winter 2020)

    147 Grant Ave, Eatontown, NJ 07724
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    Artis Senior Living of Eatontown offers specialized memory care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia in Eatontown, NJ. Our unique neighborhood-centered community empowers residents to maintain their independence and interests without sacrificing the expert care your...

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  • Rose Hill Assisted Living

    Rose Hill Assisted Living

    1150 Washington Boulevard, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
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    Rose Hill Assisted Living is a wonderful nurturing assisted living community in Robbinsville, NJ. Comfortably situated in a serene residential area, our facility is nestled amidst picturesque grounds alongside the beautiful town center pond and walking paths. We are also conveniently located across...

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  • Atria Tinton Falls

    Atria Tinton Falls

    44 Pine Street, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
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    Conveniently located near the beaches, boardwalk and shops of the Jersey Shore and major highways, Atria Tinton Falls has served Monmouth County families for 20 years. This vibrant community is designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater...

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  • Sunrise of Jackson

    Sunrise of Jackson

    390 North County Line Road, Jackson, NJ 08527
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living

    CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living

    76 Passaic Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039
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    CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living is conveniently located near major highways and sits between the Livingston Mall and Short Hills Mall on Passaic Avenue.  We take pride in providing a broad continuum of health care services in a Campus setting. Part of a CareOne Senior Care Community ...

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  • Sunrise of Madison

    Sunrise of Madison

    215 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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South River, New Jersey

Memory Care

Memory care communities run in compliance with a memory-care specific care curriculum. Employees need to receive dementia-specific training and staff need to be available for support around-the-clock. Persons may reside in semi-private apartments or private rooms. Typically, residents in memory care need assistance with medications, dressing, and washing. This type of community offers 24-hour supervised care with meals, health management, and recreational opportunities for residents. The annual median cost for a private room is around $139,795 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $127,750 . New Jersey maintains specific standards related to this kind of community. The Department of Health and Senior Services certifies this community type.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be the big influence in deciding what care choice is the best fit for your family. The median monthly cost for rent in South River is $1,512 and the median price for a house for South River is approximately $289,672. The rent burden for South River is around 24.4% of the average monthly income.

Demographics and Values

In South River, 11.2% have some form of disability, 6.5% consider themselves widows, 16.4% do not have health insurance, and 9.7% live in poverty. Demographically, South River is 0.5% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.0% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 24.2% Hispanic, 3.5% mixed race, 81.9% white, 6.3% black, and 3.6% other or not specified. In terms of education, 23.6% have a college degree, 8.3% have a graduate degree, and 34.6% have a high-school diploma. In South River, 4.9% of the population are veterans. Out of the total city population, 51.7% are male and 48.3% are female. The median age of South River is 38 years old. The current population of South River consists of 16,349 people. South River has a population density of 2,266 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of New Jersey

Based on natural beauty, New Jersey ranks 13th in the nation. There are 82 general hospitals and 119 health centers that provide care for 8,928,542 New Jersey residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in New Jersey are Morristown Medical Center, Deborah Heart And Lung Center, and Saint Clare's Hospital/Denville Campus. The state of New Jersey has a cost of living index of 122.5 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 109.5 and a housing index rating of 163.1. The quality of life enjoyed by the average New Jersey citizen is ranked 12th nation-wide. Additionally, New Jersey is ranked 6th by healthcare standards.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of diversity, New Jersey ranks 4th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The median age in the state is 40, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 41% voted for the Republican candidate while 55% voted for the Democratic candidate. In New Jersey, 35% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 6,114 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-13%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-6%, Muslim-3%, and Hindu-3%. In New Jersey there are 178 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

The average temperature in the summer rises to around 73F. The average high summer temperature is around 88F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 54F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in New Jersey drops to around 33F. The average high winter temperature is around 47F in the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 15F in the month of January. On average, the state receives 3.94 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 5.51 inches. The average air quality index rating in New Jersey is 41.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 52.9 AQI. New Jersey experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 72%. While residents of New Jersey mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in New Jersey can include hurricanes and floods.

Wildlife to be found in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of spicebush and spicebush, hickory, candy's lobelia, and floating heart. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyote, the wild turkey, the beaver, or the coyote. The state animal of New Jersey is the horse.