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I and my entire family were completely satisfied with all aspects of care and attention provided by your facility to my 99 year old mother. We were particularly impressed with the quality of food preparation
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.
Brighton Gardens of Edison is located just minutes from the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 1, Route 287, and is within walking distance from the Metro Park train station. Residents may enjoy the many nearby attractions including the Menlo Park Mall, seasonal farmers markets,...
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My loved one and I are adjusting to the facility but the staff could not be more helpful. They have addressed my concerns and answered my questions. The placement process is a difficult one for our family...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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.
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...
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This is an excellent facility for my mom. The Memory Care is a very safe environment for those with dementia because they provide care for the individualized needs in a friendly community atmosphere. The...
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.
Brighton Gardens of Mountainside offers personalized care for older adults in Union County, NJ. Our compassionate team, including our Designated Care Managers, provides individualized care to fit your unique needs and preferences. We work to promote your independence, while providing you the...
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We chose Atria Cranford because of the cost, cleanliness, staff longevity, location, quality and overall safety. Appearance plus access to my loved one! We are still meandering through their policies......
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent 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.
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.
Conveniently located just off the Garden State Parkway, down the road from Rahway River Park, Atria Cranford has served Union County families for more than 20 years. A friendly, tenured staff – including more than 60 employees with over a decade of experience at the community – is available 24/7....
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We love the activities they offer for the residents to participate in, and we also like all the staff members they have working there as well as the privacy (private room) offered by Spring Hills Somerset.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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.
At Spring Hills Somerset, we are committed to making healthy living the foundation of every aspect of life. From dining that truly satisfies, to fitness that invigorates and motivates, down to the smaller details, such as our use of safe, non-toxic cleaning products in each assisted living...
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There does seem to be quite a bit of staff turnover. Other than that, the facility is clean, all of the staff and residents have been kind, it is affordable and it is in a great location! I would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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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.
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.
Heritage of Clara Barton offers independent and assisted living services in a breathtaking and unique setting. Our community is actually a renovated school building built in the early 1920s and is now composed of 84 assisted living apartments and 27 independent living apartments.Our community...
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If you’re considering an assisted living home for a family member, I highly recommend Sunrise of Westfield. The staff is caring, friendly, and just overall amazing- and not only to their residents, but...
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.
(Please add to bottom of description)Sunrise of Westfield is not licensed for Medicaid.
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My husband was there for approximately 2 months after rehab. I visited 7 different assisted living facilities before I made my decision. This one was my choice number 1. This facility in East Brunswick is...
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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Very attentive, friendly and like my brother says, kind staff members. Chelsea at Fanwood was just bought over. Now called Mira Vie. The new director seems very nice & staff is staying the same but I just...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent 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.
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.
NEW INFOAvg resident age is 94 !! Age Min 65 years plus plus Best towns for referrals to be coming from/desired location:UNION COUNTY- Fanwood/Scotch Plains- Plainfield- Westfield- Cranford- Clark- Rahway
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Helpful, responsive, engaging staff. The facility is very clean. I would and always do recommend The Chelsea at East Brunswick.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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.
The Chelsea offers an attractive new lifestyle alternative for older adults who may be experiencing some difficulty managing on their own at home. The Chelsea offers a gracious environment with many beautiful common areas. It is conveniently located within a short distance of shops, restaurants,...
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I feel so blessed that I found Brandywine at Mountain Ridge for my cousin [name removed]. A friend had recommended it to me, and from the first time that I visited, I knew it was the right place for [name...
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.
Scenically situated in Watchung, Somerset County, Brandywine Senior Living at Mountain Ridge provides an elegant environment for older adults who may require a degree of personal assistance, but also desire the freedom of independence. Mountain Ridge is nestled in the picturesque landscape of the...
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Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
Graceland Gardens is a new cutting-edge concept in Assisted Living providing a true homelike environment in the newly built 23 suite ranch style mansion. Graceland Gardens offers bright, inviting one and two resident suites. Each suite is spacious, allowing plenty of room for the "personal...
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The community is always immaculately clean. The staff is friendly. I have been to a lot of other communities and out of all of those places that I have seen, Brightview Warren is the nicest place in the...
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.
At Brightview Warren, we offer a variety of community features. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. All meals are provided to residents. We love to accommodate visiting guests, meals included. Dining includes...
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Complete Care Whispering Woods was only two miles from my mother's house, was very well kept, and reasonable in price. All of the employees were very professional and kind to my mother.
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.
At Complete Care at Whispering Woods, an Edison, New Jersey Assisted Living Facility, we pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our residents and staff. Through frequent site visits and a hands-on approach from our top leadership, we create strong connections with both the residents...
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Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
AHEPA AHEPA Highland Apartments is a 55 + community in Highland Park, Middlesex County, NJ. Highland Park sits on the Raritan River and encompasses ninety acre Donaldson Park. The park has picnic groves, two playgrounds, a dog park and sports fields and courts. Highland Park got it's name, in...
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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.
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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I was truly impressed with the building, management and the apartments were immaculate with well kept grounds. I loved the security of the building. Unless a resident buzzed you in you can not even enter the...
Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Maple Tree Manor located in Woodbridge Township is an affordable senior community for people aged 62 and over. It consists of 88 units, mostly 1-bedroom, with a few studios and 2-bedroom units.
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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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: Independent Living
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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.
The Lofts at Fanwood is designed for 55+ Active Adults looking for high-end features and an abundance of space. The style of each apartment is different, but the size and number of the rooms are the same.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, 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.
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.

Cost of independent living in Metuchen, NJ

The average cost of senior living in Metuchen is $6,276 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Franklin Center, NJ with an average of $6,081 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Metuchen, NJ vs. nearby cities

Metuchen, NJ
$6,276/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Metuchen, NJ vs. the state and national average

Metuchen, NJ
$6,276/mo
U.S. national average
$4,066/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Metuchen vs. other types of senior living

$6,981/mo
Independent Living
$6,276/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Metuchen, NJ by room type

Semi-Private
$5,935/mo
Studio
$7,596/mo
1 Bedroom
$7,951/mo
2 Bedroom
$7,763/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Metuchen over time

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What families are saying about independent living in Metuchen

Recent reviews for independent living in Metuchen

Carnegie Assisted Living in Princeton, NJ

4.6
My mom has been a resident at Carnegie for almost two years now. Like any other transition, there was an adjustment period. I've seen a huge improvement in mom's overall health and wellbeing since she has been at Carnegie. Mom has made friends with other residents, and I have observed ...
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Juniper Village at Chatham

5.0
My mother is very happy here at Juniper Village in Chatham. We have a peace of mind afforded the family given the care she is getting that is in surmountable. The very best!!!

Sunrise of Marlboro

4.4
I have lived at this community for over a year. I moved here to be closer to my daughter. I enjoy taking walks around the community as the grounds outside are beautiful. There are a lot of activities to keep me busy and during the off hours we have a bunch of ladies who get together to play ...
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