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10 Best Independent Living Communities in Middlesex County, NJ

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Brighton Gardens is a wonderful Assisted living community. They are very welcoming and attentive to you, and your family member's needs. Would highly recommend this facility and you can be confident 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.
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
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.
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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They do have weekly entertainment which is very nice. I think that the night time as well as weekend staff that come in could be more patient with the residents. I do know that all facilities are having...
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 Monroe Township, NJ, The Chelsea at Forsgate offers a variety of senior living options, including assisted living and memory care. We aim for our residents to maintain an active and independent lifestyle within a caring and supportive environment. We offer a lifestyle program that...
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The staff are wonderful and caring, except for the physical therapy people, who don't want to deal with memory care residents, or don't know how to handle them! The food is acceptable and the activities can...
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 can meet new friends, rediscover old hobbies, and redefine your independence. With both assisted living and memory care, you’ll have the care you need, when you need it. Assisted living helps you with medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services like housekeeping and meals....
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My sister made the decision to move to a Senior Living facility this past year, given changes in her family support situation, and increasing concerns about the aging process. Though she experienced the...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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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The staff is helpful and very friendly. Housekeeping is done timely and consistently. Communication on any issues is very good and they keep you informed of any issues. Move in process was very well planned...
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.
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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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I would say it works for our situation and they should take time for themselves to see if it works for them. The person living there and the caretaker needs to feel good about the place.
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.
The Chelsea at Manalapan offers the very best of town and country assisted living.Located in the beautiful town of Manalapan, Monmouth County, fine shopping and dining are literally at our front door, surrounded by beautiful views of peaceful countryside and farmland. Step outside and relax under...
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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
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.
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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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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My family had a great experience when my mother was in their skilled nursing unit. The facility was immaculate. The people were caring and professional. My mother was well looked after while she was there....
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.
“Aunt Anna’s 'Home-Away-From Home' was like a sheltering tree. For years, beneath that tree, she received her cool breezes… rest, nourishment, encouragement, security, love, companionship, hope, friendship, and much understanding – without conditions or reservation. And, as her closing days on...
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I would recommend The Chelsea of Marlboro if you are looking for a place for your loved one. I researched many places for my dad before I chose Chelsea of Marlboro. My dad has been there now for [dates...
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.
A life of sophistication awaits at The Chelsea at Solana Marlboro. Located just minutes from Route 9 and Route 18, our community has easy access to many local amenities including shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Our elegantly decorated community boasts a movie theater,...
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Dove's Haven to me is really like a boarding house. The staff is friendly and seem helpful. The environment is warm and comfortable. It is clean and well-kept. There are only five or six residents here, I...
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.
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We think they have done very well with the meals and dining service. We appreciate their attention to detail, they make sure our loved one is well taken care of. They check on her constantly and really take...
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.
Atrium Senior Living is an assisted living community in the close-knit suburban area of Matawan, New Jersey. This quiet, charming area is comprised of two large lakes, acres of lush green grass and trees, and a variety of outdoor activities to keep our residents happy and healthy.The peaceful...
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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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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: 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.
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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: 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: 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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Very beautiful and well kept. My bubbe was very happy here. She made a lot of friends and loved her room. I would recommend this place to anyone. The staff are very friendly and everyone smiles. I only had...
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.
The Martin and Edith Stein Assisted Living Residence represents a new dimension in living for those who choose not to live alone, yet do not need nursing home care. In our innovative, assisted-living environment, the fullness of life continues. Residents are appreciated for their talents and...
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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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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.
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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.
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.
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.

What families are saying about independent living in Middlesex County

Recent reviews for independent living in Middlesex County

The Terraces at Lawrence in Lawrenceville, NJ

5.0
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.

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!!!

Cost of independent living in Middlesex County, NJ

The average cost of senior living in Middlesex County is 6638.88 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Maple Meade, NJ with an average of 6089.97 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Middlesex County, NJ vs. nearby counties

Middlesex County, NJ

$6,639/mo

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living, Sunrise of Madison and Rose Hill Assisted Living are the top rated independent living facilities near Middlesex County, New Jersey. See full list of communities.

There are 29 independent living facilities near Middlesex County, New Jersey. See the full list.

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