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Canterbury Village

33 Mount Pleasant Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

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Patrick - Loved one of resident/client
5.0
A Perfect Place I Would Put My Mother

The community was clean anytime we would go see my loved one. The community was extremely friendly from the administration down to the janitor. Everyone was always smiling and always asking what they could do to help.... Read more

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About the facility Canterbury Village

Upon arrival visitors and prospective residents can acknowledge the warmth and kindness that graces our community. Canterbury Village is a not-for-profit assisted living community in West Orange, New Jersey. We are celebrating 100 years of gracious and affordable senior living. Since 1921, it has been our mission to provide residents and their families peace of mind — in knowing we deeply respect our aging community and believe they should be cared for with respect. We offer living accommodations, professional care, and essential services, making Canterbury an ideal home for your retirement.

West Orange, New Jersey is a quaint, charming town, filled with nature and unique attractions. It’s simply a great place for seniors to retire. Residents and their loved ones delight in various attractions about town, like paddle boating or enjoying historical sites at Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

Community Amenities

On-campus, our community enjoys a variety of common areas, living amenities, and care services provided regularly. We serve three meals daily in our intimate dining rooms, offer a diverse calendar filled with social and physical activities that promote overall well-being, and much more.

All residents are monitored by a professional nurse to help ensure any ongoing medical needs are addressed. Our...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
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.

Pricing for Canterbury Village

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Amenities at Canterbury Village

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
Medication Management

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
Professional Chef
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Ground Floor Units
Handicap Accessible
Cable or Satellite TV

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Transportation at Cost
Property Convenient to Public Transit

Pets

Cats Allowed

Common areas

Private Bath
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Piano or Organ
Raised Garden Beds

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Wander Guard or Similar System Available
Enclosed Courtyard
Indoor Walking Paths

Languages spoken

Filipino
French
Spanish
English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Visiting Rabbi

Reviews for Canterbury Village

4.3

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4.0
January 19, 2022
anonymous - Toured community
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Our family had an in person tour and the ladies who run the place are so lovely, you can tell the care they give to the residents is genuine and purposeful. However, our loved one is still pretty active and we just did not see a lot of stimulation, or engagement going on at all. We thought our loved one would be a little depressed.


5.0
September 25, 2020
Patrick - Loved one of resident/client
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A Perfect Place I Would Put My Mother

The community was clean anytime we would go see my loved one. The community was extremely friendly from the administration down to the janitor. Everyone was always smiling and always asking what they could do to help.


2.0
January 19, 2020
anonymous - Toured community

Art was terrific. The facility was dark and a bit tired. Rooms were very small. It is not in a good location for me either.


5.0
November 1, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Canterbury is simply wonderful

Canterbury Village not only saved my mother, but me as well. After a terrible, dehumanizing experience at an unsafe, unsound non-profit facility in Somerset, my mother’s life turned around at Canterbury. The Canterbury staff is kind and compassionate, the directors and nurses are attentive to the residents’ needs and medications (with wise suggestions too) and I have watched my mother thrive there. It’s a clean, cozy, and cheery place - not institutional or bleak. Residents with dementia are given freedom and respect; there is never a sense of this being a locked facility, but a sprawling apartment complex or shared home with gardens and good meals (and a therapy dog too!) Staff turnover seems very low, so the residents and families really bond with everyone there. I just can’t overemphasize how wonderful Canterbury has been for my mom - it is a wonderful place. I am so grateful to everyone there


3.0
September 12, 2019
D.Risch - Loved one of resident/client
No one is running this place!

My Aunt has been a resident at Canterbury for over a year now and although the facility is clean, there needs to be more observant and attentive staff members. Upon visiting a few weeks ago I noticed a constanl white discharge from my Aunt's eye, indicating a possible infection. I notified one of the nursing staff and went on my way.. I returned 2 weeks later as I was on vacation, and she STILL had the discharge and said she had NOT been treated by anyone. After 2 emails and 3 phone calls, (Nurses' station voicemail box was full) I still have NOT BEEN CONTACTED by anyone from the facility to remedy this situation! Mind you, I pay over $6,300/mo for her to be there and get harassed by one particular [removed] aid to provide diapers, pads, etc.. for my Aunt. I'm one of the few relatives to frequent this facility, sadly most residents don't get visitors. My question is, if they provide supplies when she runs out, as she does...where is the money going? They can't keep a front desk receptionist for more than 6 months either.


4.0
January 26, 2019
anonymous - Toured community

The Canterbury was a nice place. I'm just not sure it is right for my mom.


5.0
December 19, 2018
Carolyn C. - Loved one of resident/client
Pay a visit. I think you will be comforted after you see this community.

My mother lived in two assisted living communities before we found Canterbury. The first community was very pretty, fresh flowers, piano in the lobby, a nicely landscaped area with fountain spraying water into the pond. Her apartment was the right size for her and we decorated it beautifully and she was comfortable. However, after one fall that was caused by another resident, and another fall caused by my mother's refusal to call for help, we were forced to hire a 24 hour live-in OR get out. When the cost of that help pushed the monthly expenses to nearly 10,000.00, we had to search for another place. We found one we liked, maybe not quite so elegant, but they did not require the 24 hour live-in. People there were so pleasant, it was cheerful, residents were encouraged to participate in conversation groups, music, games, and general socializing. But, over time, cost per month became an issue so we started the search all over again. Canterbury was suggested to me by [name removed]. She told me we would be doing ourselves a favor if we would see the place and consider it carefully. My sister was the first to visit and explore the accommodations, gathering rooms, and the pocket gardens which were very charming that time of year. I went the following day, early in the morning, and unannounced. That is the very best way to judge cleanliness, as we have learned. Everything was so clean and tidy. The carpets, wall paper and drapes give a country cottage feel, well decorated, bright with sunlight. Windows and French doors let out into the little gardens, one of which had BBQ equipment for outdoor cooking in the good weather. A grand piano sat in the main room used for socializing, music, movies, and a fireplace is the focal point in another area of the large space. I was so surprised to see such a pretty interior because the exterior is deceivingly simple, tidy yes, but not fancy. My mother was welcomed and every time we visited, which was at least once a week, my mother was in the middle of a group of residents who were watching an old movie or were talking as a group about a particular topic. Not that my mother participated always, but it was good to see her not sitting alone. I would suggest to a family who are looking for "A Place for Mom" do, please, take a few minutes to see Canterbury. It may be just the place you were hoping to find and, maybe, at a cost that will surprise you. We learned that it isn't always money that matters while judging how happy your loved one will be nor how well she is truly cared for by dedicated people.


5.0
March 25, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

We met on a day when [name removed] was not there, but the Health Director showed us around and answered almost all of our questions. We were shown several sizes of rooms that might be available to us. It is well kept and clean. We liked that it was on one floor and the atmosphere was more homey. Lots of windows and sunshine. It is definitely an option for us.


5.0
October 13, 2017
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Canterbury Village - West Orange, NJ

Great community not too large, friendly staff, good resident care.


5.0
April 7, 2017
Catherine vezina - Loved one of resident/client
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Canterbury village is a lifesaver!

I was so impressed by CB from my first visit. The administrator was and still is very helpful. He helped me get through a very difficult time with my aunt. The staff welcomed her with open arms,too. It is such a relief to visit and see her safe, clean, and happy.


5.0
March 21, 2017
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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We love it hands down!

The staff is very polite and very helpful with anything that my sister needs. The community is just beautiful and it is always clean and bright. The meals are good as well. I really like that it is close to me so I can visit my sister more now.


3.0
January 11, 2017
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
The Tour My Husband Had

My husband went on the tour to see what is was like at this community. He told me he didn't care for it as much. It did not appear to be as bright and lively. WE had hoped for a different atmosphere.


4.0
September 23, 2016
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Good Community For the Right Person

We had a good tour of this facility. It is a nice and well maintained community from what we saw. The staff we met was friendly and informative. Our questions were answered, and it was a good experience. They were not able to provide the type of care my mother needed. It is a nice community for the right person.


1.0
September 14, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Horrible place!

I was very disattisfied with the care that Canterbury Village offered my loved one. There were multiple times when help was not made available and my loved one fell and hurt themselves. They need a more proactive staff that is available to assist the residents. Mistakes happen but multiple falls in a short amount of time are unacceptable.


5.0
September 12, 2015
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
A Wonderful Facility

I have to say that my father is the crankiest, most difficult, unpleasant man you could possibly imagine and they have dealt with him and have done an exceptional job and go out of their way to accommodate the family and they are wonderful. And he is now relatively happy there. He has made friends and participates in activities. The care and treatment he is receiving is exceptional.


5.0
August 28, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very nice place

We're very pleased with how things have turned out with Canterbury Village, it's a very nice place overall! The people here are friendly, the facility is clean and well kept, and the residents seem happy. It's just a very nice place, overall!


5.0
June 1, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
We are very pleased

My sister has been here for about a month and a half. We are very pleased. The facility is more home-like rather than institutional. That's definitely a plus. I felt it was definitely the best for Wilma, my sister, that I could find. She's not stuck in a little area. She has freedom and that's good. My overall rating of this property is 5 stars. We are just very pleased with the Canterbury Village.


4.5
February 1, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Rest assured

Canterbury is a clean and friendly quiet but active community. Medication distribution is included. Everything we were hoping for.


5.0
June 30, 2014
Pam - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Fabulous

They’re fabulous. They’re very reasonable and one of the main reasons is that they include medication management in the fee. The activities are okay – but they don’t have too much going on for a couple of days, but that might be on purpose for rest. I really didn’t have any negative experiences. The best part of it – the part that they really sold me – is the medication management being included in the cost.


5.0
September 10, 2013
Laura - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A Godsend!

My mother is on medicaid but before that, as compared to others, it was a better value. The acivities are hard because there are so many different types of people there. The woman there does a great job of working with them. Right now I think it's been a godsend, having my mother there. The staff is great and they just underwent a whole new rennovation. This place is really nice!

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