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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Princeton, NJ

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Princeton, one of America’s oldest communities, is the perfect place for seniors to retire. The town’s historic charm and bountiful amenities make for a great backdrop for your or your loved one’s golden years.

Many seniors are relatively independent. However, you or your loved one may need someone to help with difficult daily activities, such as bathing, meal preparation, and medication management. Assisted living facilities provide this support as well as a variety of other amenities, including social activities.

A Place for Mom partners with 11 assisted living facilities in a 10-mile radius of Princeton, New Jersey. This includes one stand-alone assisted living facility and 10 combination assisted living and memory care facilities. The Princeton provides a safe and comfortable environment for seniors to retire, and assisted living allows seniors to stay as independent as possible while receiving adequate support.

This guide highlights the best assisted living listings in Princeton and covers related costs, payment methods, state regulations, senior demographics, entertainment activities, and more.

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Photo of Carnegie Assisted Living
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Facility. Currently being remodeled on the entire first floor. This includes sitting areas, lounge, dining room, reception area. Rooms are remodeled on all floors (ongoing). Rooms are comfortable with...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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,...
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I loved that nevertheless care residents participate in the AL activities. I would say they are great to work with. Made the experience very easy. I would recommend to other families.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Located in Princeton, New Jersey, HarborChase of Princeton offers assisted living, memory care, and respite care services, and features beautiful, spacious apartments. Residents are only moments away from the prestigious Princeton University, world-class McCarter Theatre Center, Palmer Square,...
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Small 16 resident community, that feels more like a group home than an institution, which is a strong positive. Excellent Executive Director. Activities leader brings a lot of positive energy. Staffing is...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Princeton 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...
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We had a good tour experience with Rose Hill Assited Living. They were a second floor only full care facility. No access to outside unless family takes them out. They were all very friendly people, but we...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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88 Floor plans available
9.7
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The care is first class. My mom has a rare movement disorder and the entire staff is very engaged in her treatment. Maplewood is a very culturally diverse and caring place for everyone. I highly recommend...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to an inspiring senior living community located right on the campus of Penn Medicine-Princeton Health in downtown Plainsboro. Nestled moments away from the prestigious Princeton University, the world-class McCarter Theatre Center, the Institute for Advanced Studies, Palmer Square, and...
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11 Floor plan available
9.7
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53 reviews
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My husband entered Brookdale on [date [removed] and our experience thus far has been positive. I visit every day and see that he remains relatively active and safe and that staff do engage with him as...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
If you and your family are looking for memory care, we can help. Our Alzheimer's and dementia care community with our Clare Bridge program is rooted in “a person-centered approach”. That means we help our residents find a sense of belonging and purpose while also helping them preserve who they...
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My experience at Brookdale Hillsborough has been positive since my first visit to the site. The facility is clean and well-maintained, and the grounds are lovely and well-manicured. There are many and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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9.2
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43 reviews
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Generally, that staff is pleasant. Communication with the family is decent and the food is good. I would recommend this facility to others, based on our experience.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
CareOne Assisted Living at Hamilton is centrally located in beautiful Hamilton, New Jersey, situated on a 7-acre picturesque wooded campus. We are local to shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment venues. Our residents enjoy beautiful private apartments, abundant activities and customized...
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I love the services that I get. Everyone is very kind. I've had nothing but great service I would absolutely recommend for people to come here.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Photo of All American Assisted Living at Hillsborough
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33 Floor plans available
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35 reviews
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I would say it was a very good experience. Very easy. The only thing I would tell other people is that it's a small community so they usually only have 1 activity at a time. If you don't like that...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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Photo of Bear Creek Assisted Living
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33 Floor plans available
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8.8
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I picked this facility because the building and apartments are lovely and the people in charge seem to care deeply about the residents.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Bear Creek Assisted Living incorporates the most progressive Assisted Living concepts into its programs as well as its architectural design. Our individually tailored programs of personal services assure that each Resident's and family's expectations are not only met, they are, in fact, exceeded....
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With the friendliness of the staff about 90% of the staff are a 5 There are two or three aids that are a 2.5, and same goes for the care services. However based on the experience we have had so far, we...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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It is expensive but the care is completely worth it. Our loved one is safe, secured and well looked after, we have been very impressed with everything since the day we stepped foot into Artis. On the tour...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
For personalized memory care services, you are in great hands with Artis Senior Living of Princeton. The Artis Way empowers residents with their own individual preferences and passions as we ensure that your care is personalized and adaptive to your loved one’s uniqueness. From our purpose-built...
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My mother has been here for over a ½ year and loves it! I could go on-and-on about how wonderful this place is. The Activities Dept. is spectacular! And when you live in a place like this, you need an...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Assisted Living offers furnished or unfurnished studio, one and two bedroom apartments with full kitchenettes and private bathrooms. One monthly fee includes three meals daily, snacks available all day, utilities, telephone, cable TV, housekeeping, linen service, emergency response pendant,...
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Our family, including our mom, are very pleased with the facilities, activities, and level of care the professionals at Brandywine in Pennington have provided. We initially registered our mom for a respite...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Life is beautiful at Brandywine Senior Living at Pennington! We are a leading provider of quality care and services for older adults and their families. Brandywine Senior Living at Pennington is an assisted living community designed to provide elegant living for older adults who desire an...
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I need to place my husband in an assisted living facility as a respite stay as I went away on business. He recently just had a knee replacement and I could not leave him alone, he needed around-the-clock...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Nestled in the serene landscape of historic Princeton, Acorn glen offers a unique and stately residence for those individuals accustomed to distinctive living. We strive to provide a community that welcomes visits from family and friends and invites our residents to sustain their dignified and...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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What families are saying about assisted living in Princeton

Recent reviews for assisted living in Princeton

Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Princeton

5.0
My sister entered FTMC in [date removed] -just as COVID was taking over the world. It was a painful and agonizing decision, but Fox Trail was incredibly helpful and encouraging from the beginning. The transition went so well, it felt like a miracle. My sister made a phenomenal adjustment and ...
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Sunrise of Jackson

3.8
Facility is very homey. My dad was legally blind and other facilities were so monotone, that was not a good fit for us. Staff A++ [name removed] and [name removed] so helpful in very rough time, I needed to get him into a safe place asap and they made that happen.

Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Green Brook in Green Brook Township, NJ

5.0
I'm very happy with Fox Trail. The staff are friendly and very welcoming. They care about their patients. The facility makes them feel like they're at home. I have no complaints.

Princeton review score based on 114 family reviews

9.0
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This proprietary review score is based on 114 reviews of 19 Princeton assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Princeton review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Princeton review score compared against nearby cities

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Princeton, NJ19 facilities
8.8
Rocky Hill, NJ21 facilities
8.8
East Rocky Hill, NJ23 facilities

Review subcategories for Princeton assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 114 reviews of 19 Princeton assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Princeton resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
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Cleanliness
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Costs of assisted living in the Princeton area

The average cost of assisted living in our Princeton partner communities is $6,617. This proprietary data from A Place For Mom includes all associated fees as well as amenities add-ons.[01] Amenities and services that are included in the costs of assisted living in Princeton usually consist of the following:

  • Private or semiprivate apartments
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Nutritional meals and snacks
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Social outings and activities

Please note that the following costs show the average baseline area costs without any additional fees.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Princeton, NJ vs. nearby cities

Princeton, NJ
$6,694/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Princeton, NJ vs. the state and national average

Princeton, NJ
$6,694/mo
U.S. national average
$4,554/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Princeton vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$6,694/mo
$6,732/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Princeton, NJ by room type

Semi-Private
$6,242/mo
Studio
$7,518/mo
1 Bedroom
$8,334/mo
2 Bedroom
$9,193/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Princeton over time

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How people pay for assisted living in Princeton

Assisted living facilities build care costs into their monthly room and board fee. You or a loved one can fund an assisted living stay through private payments, VA benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid. In the following sections, you’ll learn more about each type of payment method.

Private pay methods in Princeton

Residents at assisted living communities can use private payment methods to fund their stays. Private methods include income sources like investment returns, pensions, personal savings, and any of the following:

VA benefits for assisted living in Princeton

Do you or your loved one need help navigating VA benefits and assisted living in Princeton? There are two local veterans service organizations (VSOs): one supported by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at the Lawrenceville Armory and a county-operated VSO. These two VSOs can help veterans access and utilize the benefits they earned. There are also the Disabled American Veterans Department of New Jersey and Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of New Jersey VSOs.

VSOs can help vets determine their eligibility and complete the application process for benefits that help pay for assisted living facilities, such as VA pensions and Aid and Attendance benefits.

Veterans can pay for assisted living facilities using their VA pensions and Aid and Attendance benefits. Veterans who were honorably discharged and are interested in applying for a VA Pension can check here to see if they’re eligible. The Aid and Attendance benefit is another resource for veterans, providing up to $1,794 per month to individuals, $1,153 to a surviving spouse, or $2,127 for couples. It can be used to cover long-term care expenses that are medical and nonmedical. There are also other VA benefits available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs depending on a senior’s disability status, health care needs, and more.

Please note that the VA benefit application and acceptance process can be both difficult and long. For this reason, please reach out to a VSO or veteran resource before you apply.

535

Number of veterans who live in Princeton, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Percentage of Princeton veterans that are 75 or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Resources for Princeton veterans

Government offices

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
101 Eggert Crossing Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609-530-6892

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

VSOs and veteran resources

Lawrenceville Armory
151 Eggerts Crossing Road, Room 136
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609-671-6697
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mercer County Department of Veteran Services
1440 Parkside Ave.
Ewing, NJ 08638
Phone: 609-989-6120
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Disabled American Veterans Department of NJ
171 Jersey St., Building 5, 2nd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: 609-396-2885
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of New Jersey
171 Jersey St., Building 5, 2nd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: 609-393-1929
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Princeton Medicaid for assisted living

In New Jersey, Medicaid is called NJ FamilyCare. This health care program is especially relevant for assisted living arrangements.

NJ FamilyCare covers assisted living residents through a program called Managed Long-Term Support and Services. Essentially,  it uses Medicaid coverage to fund any long-term service that supports seniors in their homes or in a qualifying facility. To apply, fill out an online form, call 800-701-0710, or visit an outreach and enrollment site.

Need help applying for Medicaid insurance? Contact the New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services or the New Jersey Division of Aging Services. Another useful resource is the local ombudsman, which can provide veteran seniors with in-depth guidance on long-term care challenges.

Princeton resident Medicaid resources

Medicaid assistance

NJ FamilyCare
1 Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 800-701-0710
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services
7 Quakerbridge Plaza, Room 306
Trenton, NJ 08619
Phone: 609-588-2600
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New Jersey Division of Aging Services
3444 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
Trenton, NJ 08625-0715
Phone: 877-222-3737
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman
P.O. Box 852
Trenton, NJ 08625-0852
Phone: 877-582-6995

Medicare assisted living coverage in Princeton

Medicare is a federal health insurance program. Unlike Medicaid in Princeton, it doesn’t cover assisted living rent or general living expenses. It does, however, cover medical costs like doctor visits, medicine, and hospital stays.

To be eligible, seniors must be 65 or older with Social Security benefits. Younger individuals may qualify if they’ve been diagnosed with certain illnesses or disabilities. You can visit the Social Security Administration website to apply for Medicare online. You or your loved one can apply three months before your birthday, the month of your birthday, or three months after your birthday. You could run into penalties by applying outside of this timeframe. [03]

There are also three Medicare savings programs for individuals who aren’t financially eligible for the NJ FamilyCare program under Medicaid. They are the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary program, the Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary, and the Qualifying Individual program. These programs help individuals pay for specific Medicare premiums. If you need help paying for pharmaceuticals, the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled program and the Senior Gold program offer state-funded assistance to New Jersey residents.

You can apply for all of these government programs and more through NJSave, the state’s online application resource. Click here to get started.

Finally, there is Capital Health’s Living Independently for Elders program, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Through this free program, seniors receive extensive medical and social care based on their individual needs.

Now that you know which insurance and support programs are available, you may need some help navigating them. New Jersey’s free State Health Insurance Assistance Program can connect you with a volunteer counselor that provides health insurance assistance. You can also contact the local ombudsman for long-term care facility concerns.

Princeton resident Medicare resources

Government offices

Trenton Social Security Administration Office
635 S. Clinton Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: 866-964-0026
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

New Jersey Division of Aging Services
3444 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
Trenton, NJ 08625-0715
Phone: 800-792-8820
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Understand Princeton laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

In New Jersey, the Department of Health (DOH) licenses assisted living facilities. It inspects three types of facilities in particular: assisted living residences (which are purpose-built residences), comprehensive personal care homes (which are converted residential boarding homes), and assisted living programs (which include any agencies that offer services to seniors in publicly subsidized housing).

Assisted living residences and comprehensive personal care homes are inspected prior to licensing and thereafter every two years. Should a facility fall below DOH standards or perform poorly during a complaint investigation, it could lose its good standing.

You can visit New Jersey’s DOH page to search licensed facilities and services or visit our resource page to learn more about New Jersey’s assisted living regulations and records.

There are other relevant laws and regulations pertaining to assisted living. We’ve listed some of the most important ones below:

  • There are no limits to the number of residents that can be served in assisted living facilities.
  • Facilities can offer suitable arrangements to those with a range of frailties as long as they are independent; those incapable of responding to their environment cannot be placed in assisted living.
  • Assisted living residences and comprehensive personal care homes may serve the terminally ill at home who lack other adequate caregiving options.
  • They must, at minimum, provide assistance with health care, personal care, nursing, pharmacy services, transportation, and recreation.
  • All three licensed settings with 60 beds or more must have a full-time administrator on-site, and a registered nurse must always be available on call or present on-site.
  • Staff must be adequately qualified. For example, a dietitian must advise on meal-related matters, a designated pharmacist must handle medication, and assistants must be certified nurse aides or certified homemaker health aides.
  • Residences must be apartment-like units with a private kitchenette, bathroom, and lockable door.
  • A maximum of two residents may occupy a unit.
  • Assisted living residences are also required to have an outbreak response plan, perform annual preparedness drills, and appoint staff that is trained in infection control.

New Jersey Department of Health
55 N. Willow St.
Trenton, New Jersey, 08625
Phone: 800-367-6543

COVID-19 regulations for Princeton assisted living facilities

The New Jersey Department of Health continues to follow the guidelines stipulated by the Centers for Disease Control based on county COVID-19 levels. In general, masks only need to be worn when diagnosed with COVID-19 or when visiting a vulnerable person. Vaccines are free to everyone but not mandatory at this time.

New Jersey’s COVID-19 Information Hub is a great resource if you want to get more information about pandemic guidelines.

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Vaccinations. Vaccinations are freely available but not mandatory.

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Masking. Wear a mask if diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Facility cleanliness. Facilities are regularly sanitized with high-quality disinfectants.

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Staff safety. Staff must take all precautions to prevent infection and cross-contamination.

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Quarantining. Those with COVID-19 must self-isolate.

What to expect from assisted living in Princeton

Princeton is a popular choice for seniors looking to retire at an assisted living community. The historic town offers a variety of notable sites, entertainment options, and recreational activities. You or your loved one will enjoy the comfort and support that comes along with assisted living accommodations while still maintaining as much independence as possible.

Senior living options in Princeton

Within 10 miles of Princeton, A Place for Mom partners with 11 assisted living facilities. Some of these communities offer more than one senior living option. This may be especially valuable to you or your loved one if you’re looking for a range of supportive care.

Here are our available senior living options:

  • One stand-alone assisted living facility
  • Ten combination assisted living and memory care facilities

There are another 52 facilities available at the 25-mile mark if you’re looking for a community a little farther from town. Here is a breakdown of the communities we partner with:

  • 8 stand-alone assisted living facilities
  • 29 combination assisted living and memory care facilities
  • 2 combination assisted living and independent living facilities
  • 13 combination assisted living, memory care, and independent living facilities

Unique features of Princeton assisted living communities

If you have special dietary needs, many of the assisted living communities in Princeton can accommodate you. For instance, according to our proprietary data, 82% of our partner facilities have vegetarian meals available as well as low- or no-sodium options. Additionally, 64% of facilities have an on-site café or bistro, and 82% have a happy hour. All of these fun additions make Princeton’s communities great places for foodies.

Services and amenities at assisted living facilities

Facility options range from luxury apartments to subsidized units that can be fully private or semiprivate. Amenities often include housekeeping, laundry, assistance with personal care, healthy meals, 24-hour emergency response, and social outings and activities.

Depending on your budget, there are some upscale communities that offer additional conveniences. For instance, a facility may have an in-house salon, barber shop, movie theater room, arts and crafts space, and more.

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Unfamiliar with Princeton? Highlights for seniors

16301

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Princeton

24%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Princeton population

Median annual income for Princeton seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Princeton

Princeton is the proud home of several first-class medical centers and hospitals.

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Penn Medicine Princeton Health

This health care center is a teaching hospital and Level I trauma center that ranks highly nationally in orthopedics.

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Capital Health Medical Center — Hopewell

Hopewell has won several accolades for being a “green energy” hospital. The facility is also a Level II trauma center and one of the best neurology hospitals in the region.

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

This hospital is known for its ground-breaking emergency readiness response. It’s also a Level I trauma center and New Jersey’s first pediatric trauma center. Additionally, the hospital excels in cancer care and gastroenterology.

Transportation for seniors in Princeton

So, how suitable is the town’s transportation system? The good news is that Princeton offers a wide variety of accessible options that cater to every level of physical mobility.

At our partner facilities, 91% of communities provide complimentary transportation, and 46% provide at-cost options. You or your loved one can also benefit from the many different transit methods in Princeton. Here are some of the possible options:

  • Tiger Transit, Princeton University’s free public transport system, provides boarding assistance for seniors and individuals in wheelchairs.
  • The Princeton Municipal Transit Bus is another free public transport system.
  • NJ Transit gives seniors discounted prices for train, bike, or bus transportation.
  • Access Link offers curb-to-curb services for those with disabilities. Click here to apply for eligibility.
  • Click-N-Ride is a pick-up and drop-off service. Call 800-488-1219 for details.
  • Crosstown transports seniors who are 65 years old and individuals with disabilities. Register with the Princeton Senior Resources Center by calling 609-751-9699.
  • NJ E-Z Pass provides seniors with discounts on New Jersey road tolls.
  • ​​EZ Ryde4Life transports older adults via rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. The annual membership fee is $15, and each ride costs $1, but costs are waived for people in the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled program.
  • GoGoGrandparent provides seniors with 24/7 ridesharing and delivery.
  • Senior Services of Greater Princeton use private cars to take seniors to their medical appointments within a ten-mile radius of the city’s center.
  • Transportation Resources to Aid the Disadvantaged and Elderly offers free transportation assistance to seniors as well as individuals who are disabled or low-income.

According to Walk Score, Princeton has a walking score of 77 and a biking score of 88. [04] These scores are graded on a scale of one to 100 and determined by several factors, including how pedestrian-friendly routes are and how close amenities are in the city.

Senior activities in Princeton

There’s a reason why seniors looking for assisted living arrangements prefer Princeton. Not only is the town safe and comfortable, but it also offers endless fun activities. Let’s look at some of the recreational opportunities that you or your loved one can enjoy in Princeton.

The Princeton University Art Museum has free admission, is wheelchair accessible, and has elevator access to all levels. As one of the nation’s finest art museums, you can view over 72,000 art pieces that represent multiple cultures and 5,000 years of world history. Seniors can also enjoy educational programs, special exhibitions, and art performances at the museum. Seniors interested in other historical sites can tour the Princeton University campus and the Morven Museum.

Nature-loving individuals can choose between several scenic hiking routes with varying skill levels. More sporty seniors may enjoy Princeton’s golf courses and the Community Park tennis courts.

Want to kick back and relax? Princeton has a variety of delicious restaurants, including local favorites such as Blue Point Grill and Witherspoon Grill. Seniors may also enjoy unwinding with a massage or special treatment at one of Princeton’s health and wellness spas, such as Tranquility Den or The Spa at Forrestal.

Do you love knitting? The Princeton Public Library often holds Knit for Others events. You can knit from home or join up with others to create much-needed items for charity. Alternatively, seniors who love learning something new in a social setting can join the 55PLUS club. This group meets twice a month to listen to lectures on the arts, science, finance, and more. Check out this calendar from the Princeton Seniors Resource Center for more events.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Birches at Newtown, Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living and Rose Hill Assisted Living are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Princeton, NJ. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Princeton is $6,694 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101): Princeton, New Jersey [Data set]. QuickFacts.

  3. Office for Aging Services of the Division for Community Living. (2023). Medicare & Medicaid.

  4. Walk Score. (2023). Downtown Princeton, NJ.

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A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101): Princeton, New Jersey [Data set]. QuickFacts.

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Office for Aging Services of the Division for Community Living. (2023). Medicare & Medicaid.

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Walk Score. (2023). Downtown Princeton, NJ.