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Collingswood, NJ has earned a well-deserved reputation for great food and hospitality that attracts retirees. A borough just outside of Philadelphia, it's home to seniors who enjoy the sociality and relaxed atmosphere of a smaller community. If you have a loved one who would like to find assisted living in Collingswood, there are many options available to you. A Place for Mom is here to help you wade through and understand your choices. As the nation's largest senior care referral service, we have the experience necessary to guide you and your loved one through this transition.

There are 50 assisted living facilities in Collingswood, NJ in our network. Each has its own list of services, benefits, and prices. Our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have about the facilities, at no cost to you. Are you wondering how to pay for assisted living or how to choose the right one? A Place for Mom is your resource for getting answers.

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Senior housing types near Collingswood, NJ

  • United Methodist Communities Collingswood

    460 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108
    (3)
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    Collingswood Manor is a delightful assisted living community in the beautiful and historic town of Collingswood, New Jersey. Our homely looking establishment is just minutes away from the heart of charming Collingswood, where you will find many attractive restaurants, art galleries and shops. Our...

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  • Cherry Hill Senior Living

    Cherry Hill Senior Living

    490 Cooper Landing Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
    (11)
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    Cherry Hill Senior Living is conveniently located in an upscale suburban area next door to Kennedy Hospital and just minutes from Routes 70, 38 and 295. Everything from our decor, delicious cuisine served restaurant style and our cozy furnished studios makes you feel right at home here at Cherry...

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  • Premier Cadbury

    Premier Cadbury

    2150 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
    (30)
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    Once you move into your apartment at Cadbury, you will feel right at home. We take care of maintenance, utilities, housekeeping and linens. You will enjoy delicious meals in our Lakeside Dining Room or Friendly Cafe. The living is easy and comfortable at Cadbury. The Lodge at Cadbury is the best...

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  • Spring Hills Cherry Hill

    Spring Hills Cherry Hill

    1450 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    (61)
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    At Spring Hills Cherry Hill, 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...

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  • Penn Home

    Penn Home

    1401 E. Susquehanna Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
    (7)
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    Penn Home is a non profit personal care retirement residence located in the Fishtown/Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia . Established in 1848 as the Penn Asylum for Indigent Widows and Single Women, the Home continues its charitable heritage today by offering an affordable option in...

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  • The Watermark at Logan Square East

    The Watermark at Logan Square East

    2 Franklin Town Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (22)
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    Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why we created a community filled with choice. Great restaurants, brain and body fitness courses, fantastic events, a state-of-the-art fitness...

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  • Brookdale Echelon Lake

    Brookdale Echelon Lake

    207 Laurel Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043
    (37)
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    There’s a lot to love here. With both assisted living and memory care, here at our lakeside community, you’ll have the care you need, when you need it. So go ahead and take that art class you’ve always wanted to try, or join your new friends for a movie night with popcorn. We’ll take care of the...

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  • Atria Center City

    Atria Center City

    150 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (30)
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    Since 2007, Atria Center City has served the families of Philadelphia. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance beauty and functionality. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities, including...

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  • Atria Cherry Hill

    Atria Cherry Hill

    1979 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    (46)
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    Atria Cherry Hill provides multiple senior living options, including assisted living, memory care, respite care and onsite rehabilitation services. We are located on the north east side of Cherry Hill New Jersey, just fifteen miles west of Philadelphia. We are lucky enough to be close to urban areas...

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  • Brightview Woodbury Lake

    Brightview Woodbury Lake

    752 Cooper Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    (25)
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    A lovely community with an excellent reputation for relationship-based care, many say Brightview Woodbury Lake feels like a beautiful Victorian estate. Assisted Living apartments offer privacy and individualism with the comfort and security of attentive staff delivering personalized care and service...

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  • Voorhees Senior Living

    Voorhees Senior Living

    501 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043
    (16)
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    Voorhees Senior Living is conveniently located off of Route 561 and offers the best of both worlds — a peaceful, tranquil setting just minutes from shopping, restaurants, and medical campuses. Experience the charm of our beautiful community through our decor, delicious cuisine served...

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  • Atria Voorhees

    Atria Voorhees

    1301 Laurel Oak Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
    (20)
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    Atria Voorhees provides both assisted living and memory care to residents in the Voorhees and greater Philadelphia areas. We're located in a peaceful residential area, and still only half an hour from downtown Philadelphia. Our residents enjoy outings to all of the cultural and recreational...

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  • Woodbury Mews

    Woodbury Mews

    122-124 Green Avenue, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    (42)
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    When you think of independent living, assisted living, and memory care, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are...

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  • Brightview Greentree

    Brightview Greentree

    170 Greentree Road, Marlton, NJ 08053
    (21)
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    Located in Evesham Township, Brightview Greentree brings the best in senior living options all together in one vibrant community. The campus features senior Independent Living apartments with services and resort-like amenities as well as dedicated Assisted Living apartments and the award-winning...

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  • Fox Trail Assisted Living at Deptford

    Fox Trail Assisted Living at Deptford

    1674 Delsea Drive, Deptford, NJ 08096
    (19)
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    Fox Trail Assisted Living at Deptford is an assisted living community in Deptford, New Jersey. For more detailed information about amenities, features and services, or to schedule an appointment, please call us.

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  • Brookdale Evesham

    Brookdale Evesham

    1 Brendenwood Drive, Voorhees, NJ 08043
    (40)
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    Are you ready to live your best life every day? Come see if our senior living community with both independent living and assisted living is the right fit for you. Located near the Delaware River, and just a short drive from Philadelphia, here can you redefine your independence and live your best...

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  • Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown

    Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown

    255 E Main St, Moorestown, NJ 08057
    (8)
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    Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown is an assisted living community located in the quaint city of Moorestown, Burlington County, New Jersey. Our comfortable community is located on the east side of the state, offering beautiful scenery and comfortable amenities. Lutheran Crossings is committed to...

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  • CareOne at Moorestown

    895 Westfield Road, Moorestown, NJ 08057
    (14)
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    CareOne at Moorestown offers a complete continuum of care for patients who need sub-acute rehabilitation (offered seven days a week), specialized clinical care, assisted living or enhanced assisted living. Located on a picturesque campus that includes picturesque horse pastures, manicured grounds,...

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  • Brightview Mount Laurel

    Brightview Mount Laurel

    400 Fernbrooke Lane, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
    (36)
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    Brightview Mount Laurel has a lovely country estate setting as well as easy and convenient access to shopping, medical facilities and local attractions. Unique in the area, this community offers Assisted Living residences with personalized care and service as well as award-winning Alzheimer's Care...

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  • Simpson House

    Simpson House

    2101 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (12)
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    Simpson House is conveniently located at the corner of Belmont and Monument Avenues and overlooks beautiful Fairmont Park. Simpson House was founded in 1865 to attend to the needs of older persons in the community after the Civil War. This unbroken chain of caring exists today as we provide a unique...

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  • Hayes Manor Retirement Residence

    Hayes Manor Retirement Residence

    2210 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (6)
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    Hayes Manor is a licensed non- profit, non -sectarian independent and personal care home, located in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. We are an old Victorian building, nestled on 10 acres, next to the Bala Golf Club. We are located just a few blocks away from City Line Avenue. We have been...

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  • Wesley Enhanced Living Burholme

    Wesley Enhanced Living Burholme

    7040 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111
    (10)
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    Wesley Enhanced Living, Burholme provides highly individualized state-of-the-art services and exceptional care to residents. Our community has undergone a multimillion dollar makeover, including completely re-designed studio and 1 bedroom suites with kitchenettes and spacious bathrooms. Our...

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  • Deer Meadows Retirement Community

    Deer Meadows Retirement Community

    8301 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19152
    (23)
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    Deer Meadows Retirement Community (DMRC) offers the perfect combination for today's seniors -- active, independent living in a safe, caring environment. Enjoy freedom and comfort in our beautiful new luxury apartments while staying fit in our wellness center. Rest in the confidence that you or your...

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  • Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park

    Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park

    8401 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19152
    (13)
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    Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park is a new senior living community located in Philadelphia, PA, one of the US's largest cities with over 1.5 million people. Residents can enjoy great activities like going out to restaurants, going shopping and running their errands, or they can relax in the...

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  • Harmony Place

    Harmony Place

    8420 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19152
    (7)
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    At the site of the former Shriner's Hospital, Harmony Place is part of the Healthcare Center at Parke Ridge, which also includes The Angela Jane Pavilion and Sub-Acute Services and The Medical Arts Center. Nestled on five charming acres Harmony Place is the perfect alternative to the daily worries...

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  • CareOne at Evesham Assisted Living

    CareOne at Evesham Assisted Living

    874 East Route 70, Marlton, NJ 08053
    (15)
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    CareOne at Evesham Assisted Living is a vibrant assisted living community located in the heart of Marlton, NJ. Located on a beautiful and expansive property featuring gardens, patios, and walking paths, residents can enjoy a peaceful, tranquil place to build a home away from home. Featuring an...

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  • Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

    Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

    6300 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (44)
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    Less than 10 miles from the urban vitality of Center City and located within the historically and culturally rich enclave of Northwest Philadelphia, Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley offers personal care services in private accommodations within a beautiful, historic building. A complete range of...

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  • Symphony Square

    Symphony Square

    35 Old lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
    (32)
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    Symphony Square, conveniently located on the Main Line near Philadelphia in beautiful Lower Merion Township, offers a variety of shared and private senior living apartment options including private studios, one bedroom apartments, one bedroom with den, and two bedroom apartments with amenities such...

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  • Arbor Terrace Mount Laurel (Opening Fall 2019)

    Arbor Terrace Mount Laurel (Opening Fall 2019)

    785 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
    (1)
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    Arbor Terrace Mount Laurel provides exceptional assisted living and dementia care in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. We honor individuality and celebrate each person’s unique life through deep connections with our residents and families. We create delightful surprises and meaningful moments within a safe...

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  • McCallum Assisted Life

    McCallum Assisted Life

    7141 McCallum Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119
    (10)
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    McCallum Assisted Living is a personal care facility dedicated to assisting residents with physical, mental and emotional needs.  Skilled staff provides continuous personal care.

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  • All American Assisted Living at Washington Township NOW OPEN

    339 Greentree Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080
    (4)
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    At All American Assisted Living at Washington Township, we offer a variety of community features. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Free resident parking and guest parking available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized care, every aspect of the...

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  • Atria Lafayette Hill (Opening Early 2020)

    Atria Lafayette Hill (Opening Early 2020)

    9303 Ridge Pike, Philadelphia, PA 19128
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    Now pre-leasing and opening this winter in Philadelphia, Atria Lafayette Hill is a modern senior living community thoughtfully designed to help older people fully enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. From an architectural style that reflects the...

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  • Washington Township Senior Living

    600 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080
    (15)
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    Washington Township Senor Living is conveniently located across from Kennedy Health System. We are quietly set back in a wooded setting away from the hustle and bustle, yet totally accessible to specialty care. At Washington Township Senior Living we view life as a new beginning! There is the...

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  • Cardinal Village

    Cardinal Village

    455 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell, NJ 08080
    (21)
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    Let Cardinal Village take the worry out of your retirement years.   Our community design is all on one level. We offer a selection of apartment styles to fit your needs; all with no entrance fees and a month to month lease.   Our nondenominational community offers peace of mind and...

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  • Paul's Run

    Paul's Run

    9896 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115
    (22)
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    At Paul's Run, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. We love to...

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  • Oakwood Residence

    Oakwood Residence

    2109 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115
    (11)
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    Situated in the far North East part of Philadelphia and near to Lower Bucks and Eastern Montgomery counties; Oakwood Residence is located off of US1/Roosevelt Blvd and close to many major arteries. Our friendly atmosphere and passion for care, contributes to the personal independence, choices,...

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  • United Methodist Communities Pitman

    United Methodist Communities Pitman

    535 N Oak Ave, Pitman, NJ 08071
    (8)
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    Pitman Manor is part of United Methodist Homes of NJ, which has been in operation since 1907. We believe in keeping our residents physically and financially independent as long as possible. To do this, we offer all levels of care and a financial promise that no resident is asked to leave if his/her...

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  • The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

    The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

    495 E Abington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
    (41)
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    Located in historic Chestnut Hill, you'll find a senior living community, providing personal care and memory care, like none other. Housed in a beautiful stone mansion (built in 1865 & owned by the president of the Franklin Institute) moments of joy are experienced, explored, and celebrated. It's...

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  • Sunrise of Haverford

    Sunrise of Haverford

    217 Montgomery Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041
    (18)
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    Sunrise of Haverford is located conveniently in the heart of the Main Line and just minutes from Suburban Square Shopping Center and both Lankenau and Bryn Mawr hospitals. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of...

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  • The Fountains at Cedar Parke

    The Fountains at Cedar Parke

    114 Hayes Mill Road, Atco, NJ 08004
    (22)
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    The Fountains at Cedar Parke offers continuing care retirement living in a beautiful setting. Midway between the sun and surf of the seashore and the cultural wealth of Philadelphia, we're ideally located to all the area has to offer. Join a special outing to Atlantic City or cruise on The Spirit of...

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  • Sunrise of Abington

    Sunrise of Abington

    1801 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001
    (38)
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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 personal care services...

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  • Greenfield Senior Living at Cross Keys

    Greenfield Senior Living at Cross Keys

    3152 Glassboro Cross Keys Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028
    (11)
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    Spacious living suits with enclosed courtyards and paved walking trails highlight Greenfield Senior Living at Cross Keys, located in Glassboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey. History buffs and antique collectors know that Glassboro got its name from the successful glass industry is a part of its...

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  • Summit Place

    Summit Place

    540 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028
    (17)
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    At Summit Place we pride ourselves on our relaxed home like atmosphere where our residents come first. We are located in the small town of Glassboro, New Jersey, just one half mile east of Rowan College and two miles south of Lakeside Park. Our residents are happy to call Summit Place home due to...

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  • The Quadrangle a CCRC

    The Quadrangle a CCRC

    3300 Darby Road, Haverford, PA 19041
    (24)
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    The Quadrangle, situated on 74 beautifully landscaped acres on Philadelphia's Main Line, is an independent full-service community meeting needs of seniors like you since 1986. The community is ideal for seniors who desire an active lifestyle. Residents enjoy gracious apartment accommodations, a...

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  • Granville Place

    Granville Place

    111 Sunset Rd., Burlington, NJ 08016
    (18)
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    Granville Place, our Burlington assisted living community, provides a welcoming environment for all of our residents. We even welcome pets. Our residents can engage in a variety of stimulating activities, such as tai chi, golf, bingo, Qigong, arts and crafts, and sing-alongs. We take trips to...

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  • Sunrise of Lafayette Hill

    Sunrise of Lafayette Hill

    429 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
    (22)
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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 personal care services...

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  • Spring Mill

    Spring Mill

    2002 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
    (13)
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    Spring Mill is part of Presby’s Inspired Life, a nonprofit organization with a more than 60 year tradition of creating exceptional living experiences. The centerpiece of our Lafayette Hill community is the beautifully restored Spring Mill School. Nestled on 15 serene acres, Spring Mill is convenient...

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  • Residences at Chestnut Ridge

    Residences at Chestnut Ridge

    2700 Chestnut Parkway, Wallingford, PA 19013
    (30)
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    The Residences at Chestnut Ridge are located in beautiful and historic Chester, Pennsylvania. Residents and guests alike enjoy our proximity to Chester Park, Taylor Arboretum and the Ridley Creek, all of which can be seen from our community. Natural beauty is enjoyed year round and residents enjoy a...

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  • Rosemont - A Presbys Inspired Life Community

    Rosemont - A Presbys Inspired Life Community

    404 Cheswick Place, Rosemont, PA 19010
    (12)
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    Rosemont is Main Line retirement living at its best for people 62 and better, offering superb services, amenities and dining on a picture-perfect estate where you can live each day to the fullest. Rosemont is easy to find and close to the best shopping, dining and entertainment. Family and friends...

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  • Rose Tree Place

    Rose Tree Place

    500 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063
    (71)
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    When you think of assisted living and memory care, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active...

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Assisted Living in Collingswood, NJ

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a type of long-term care for seniors who need help with activities of daily living (ADLs). These activities include things like bathing, dressing and feeding oneself. Assisted living facilities typically provide services to cover the ADLs, and they may also offer opportunities for social engagement, such as reading groups, exercise classes, games, movie nights, and special outings to see sights of interest. Residents may receive medication management, laundry services, and visits from specialists, such as an occupational therapist or podiatrist.

While some assisted living facilities offer tiered services for higher levels of care, it is more uncommon for them to provide heavy care or memory care, unless they have a specific memory care unit. Assisted living residents must, in general, be ambulatory and reasonably independent. Residents who require 24 hour nursing care will likely find a skilled nursing home to be a better fit.

What Is Assisted Living Like in Collingswood, NJ?

As Collingswood is only five miles from center city Philadelphia, the possible activities a senior may enjoy are nearly endless. World-class orchestra concerts, operas and theaters are just minutes away by car or train. Fine dining and family-style restaurants abound. For seniors who enjoy shopping for themselves or the grandkids, the historic streets of downtown Collingswood are well known for their fun boutiques and family owned shops.

Of course, the Jersey Shore is not far away. If your loved one likes a walk on the beach and beautiful ocean vistas, it's easy to get there by bus or car. Atlantic City is nearby, as well, for fun casino trips or just to see the sights.

A great perk to retiring in Collingswood is the excellent public transportation system. For seniors who can't or no longer want to drive, this is a huge bonus. PATCO trains run from Collingswood to center city Philadelphia in just minutes. You can also get trains that connect to SEPTA, Philadelphia's regional rail, Atlantic City, and Amtrack. The NJ transit line can take your loved one right into New York City for a night at a Broadway show. Collingswood has been named, "Best Place to Go Car Free," by Men's Journal Magazine, thanks to the quality of its public transportation.

What Services Are Available?

There is no standard list of services provided by assisted living programs. Services vary widely from facility to facility. Taking to one of our Senior Living Advisors can help you prioritize the services your loved one needs and narrow the list of potential locations. Some commonly offered services include:

  • Meals provided
  • Indoor common area
  • Hospice available on request
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Beautician onsite
  • Worship services onsite
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Art, exercise and yoga classes
  • Educational lectures
Many facilities take residents on trips to see shows, visit casinos, shop at nearby outlet malls and other activities. Collingswood's proximity to so much culture makes it a great location for these type of outings.

What Are the Signs It's Time for Assisted Living?

Making the decision to put your loved one in assisted living can be emotionally fraught. Talk to the rest of the family about your concerns to be sure that they understand your position and are supporting you. There are signs you can watch for that may make the decision easier. Is your loved one wandering? Do they walk around the house or even outside at night in a disoriented state? If so, you should consider assisted living. The risk of a fall and broken bones is too great.

Is the caregiver struggling physically or emotionally with the burden of care? As illness and old age progress, the needs and demands of your loved one increases. It's time to move to residential care if the caregiver can no longer perform the tasks required. It's also important to evaluate the stress being placed upon the caregiver. If he or she becomes resentful or angry, assisted living may be a solution that helps everyone involved.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Collingswood, NJ?

In the city of Collingswood, the average cost of assisted living is $4,898 per month. The average cost for the metro area is a little higher at $5,043 per month. These are both lower than the New Jersey state average of $5,178 per month. A Place for Mom provides a helpful Senior Living Cost Planner tool with a database of current costs for Collingswood and the surrounding areas. By using this tool, you can compare prices for many different communities.

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Medicare does not pay for assisted living. It doesn't pay for any long-term residential program in a skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, or anywhere else. It will only cover short-term care for rehabilitation after surgery or some other such therapy.

How Can I Afford Assisted Living?

There are many possible ways to pay for assisted living. Investigate all of them to ensure that you have found the best means for you and your loved one's situation. You can talk to one of our Senior Living Advisors for information and also consult with your community's senior center administrator or ombudsman for good advice. Options for affording assisted living include:

  1. Purchase long-term care insurance. This is the best option, and one that clearly needs to be done in advance. If your loved one is 85 and needs long-term care now, it's too late for this insurance. However, if you are looking down the road and have time on your hands, this is the one of the best investments a senior can make in their future. Most long-term care insurance covers assisted living.
  2. Take out a reverse mortgage. Reverse mortgages are a useful tool when one family member needs to enter residential care, but another family member will still live in the home. It allows your loved one to take out a loan against the equity in their house. The loan is paid back when the home is sold.
  3. Tap into savings and retirement. If your loved one has a regular pension, it can pay for the cost of assisted living. Savings accounts can be used, also. If the senior's pension or savings don't fully cover the expense, family members can pool resources and contribute.
  4. Use veteran's benefits. The Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) has assistance programs for qualifying veterans and their spouses. If your senior served in the military, be sure to check into this option.
  5. Sell a home. When the senior is the only person living in the home and they are moving into assisted living, it makes financial sense to sell the home and use the money to pay for residential care.

Assisted Living Ratings and Inspections in Collingswood, NJ

As a part of your decision making process, you should check the inspection records and ratings of the facilities in which you are interested. It's important to know if a facility has had any serious health or safety violations, and if so, how they responded to it. New Jersey has a website you can browse to gain access to the ratings and inspections results for long-term care facilities.

This website contains information about state inspections, complaints, violations and survey results for each licensed facility. It also gives you the name of the administrators and how to contact them if you wish to question them about the contents of the reports. Although New Jersey has been slow to update this database, it is still a goldmine of useful information for you and your loved one.

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

After you have narrowed down your list to the top few candidates, it's time to take a tour of each one. If possible, the member of your family who will be moving into the facility should go with you, along with any other family members who are a part of the decision making team. Contact A Place for Mom and one of our Senior Living Advisors will set up the tour appointments for you. At each facility you visit, you should look for the following:

  • Cleanliness. Does the facility look and smell clean? Check the corners of rooms and baseboards to note if they've been swept or dusted. Ask how frequently housekeeping will clean your loved one's room and check on laundry services as well.
  • Safe outdoor areas. Are they accessible and appealing? Outdoors areas need to be safe and secure for seniors who may have some mobility issues. Learn if there are any regularly scheduled activities that occur outdoors.
  • Staff friendliness. How does the staff talk to and treat the residents? Meet the management team and learn about staffing schedules. How many people will be responsible for your loved one's care? It is also instructive to notice how the staff treat one another. Respect and courtesy should be evident.
  • Enjoyable meals. If possible, while you are on tour, have a meal at the facility. Does your loved one like the type of food they serve? Meal times are a great opportunity for seniors to socialize and enjoy each other's company. Observe other residents to see if this is happening.

How Do I Make the Right Choice?

There's no need to feel overwhelmed or alone in this process. A Place for Mom has helped thousands of families just like yours through this transition. Talk to your family members and then bring your questions to us. We have the answers that can bring peace of mind.

At no cost to you, we will match you with a Senior Living Advisor who can guide you through the decisions you must make. From choosing the right facility to move in day, our dedicated staff is standing by to support you. Remember, you're never alone with A Place for Mom.