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Are you looking for a nursing home that will take good care of your loved one in Princeton, New Jersey? This quaint Northeastern town is one of America’s oldest communities. Seniors love the town’s historic buildings and beautiful natural settings. If you’re looking for a small-town nursing home, this is the perfect place for you or your loved one.

For clarification, the term “nursing home” refers to a skilled nursing facility for seniors who have health concerns that require constant supervision and licensed care. As such, it might not be the best choice for elderly residents who don’t need 24-hour medical help and oversight. In this guide, we’ll explain what skilled nursing entails, break down other senior living options such as assisted living and memory care, touch on which options are the most affordable, and discuss what people look for when they talk about nursing homes.

A Place For Mom partners with 14 assisted living and memory care facilities in a 10-mile radius of the downtown Princeton area. These facilities are less focused on immediate medical care and more on supporting seniors and their quality of life. Still, 100% of our partners also offer on-site skilled nursing wings or services, and 93% have hospice available on-site.

As you read, you’ll learn more about the facilities we partner with, payment options, laws and regulations, senior demographics, and more.

Nursing Homes Facilities near Princeton, NJ

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Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Princeton

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 so did I. I have not regretted my decision for a second.

Bear Creek Assisted Living in West Windsor, NJ

It is a wonderful place for a parent if they have minimal care needs. I wish my parents had made this move years ago.We picked this community because, they were able to accommodate both my parents and it was close to my home.

Hamilton Grove Rehabilitation and Healthcare

Our family couldn't ask for a better place for our Mom to be. The staff at Hamilton Grove has been wonderful !!!! I would recommend Hamilton Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation to absolutely everyone!

Carnegie Assisted Living

1000 Windrow Dr, Princeton, NJ 08540

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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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...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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HarborChase of Princeton

4331 US-RT 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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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
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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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Fox Trail Memory Care Living at Princeton

181 Washington Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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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
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Fox Trail Memory Care Living 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 milieu based...

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Artis Senior Living of Princeton

861 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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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
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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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Brandywine Senior Living at Princeton

155 Raymond Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

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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

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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Princeton Care Center

728 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540

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Provides: Nursing Homes

Princeton Care Center is family owned and operated. We make it our priority to ensure our residents receive dignified care in an environment where our residents' well-being, safety, and self-respect are of the utmost importance. Loved ones of our residents always receive an immediate response...

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Acorn Glen

775 Mt. Lucas Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

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

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...


Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center

100 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro, NJ 08536

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The individual rooms at this community were great, however our loved one at one point had a shared room that was separated by fabric which was not all that private. We would recommend this community to...

Provides: Nursing Homes

Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center provides state of the art rehabilitation and skilled nursing services in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Our home-like community is LEED certified, with neighborhood-style residences that encourage high quality of life and a sense of community. Our experienced...

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Maplewood at Princeton

1 Hospital Dr, Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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26 reviews

The community was very clean and the staff very friendly I would highly recommend to anyone in need of assisted living. The building is brand new and the food is amazing. I would recommend taking a tour...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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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Stonebridge At Montgomery

100 Hollinshead Spring Rd., Skillman, NJ 08558

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Park Place Center

2 Deer Park Dr, Monmouth Jct, NJ 08852

Provides: Nursing Homes

At Park Place Center, a Genesis HealthCare facility, we offer our patients and residents outstanding care, delivered by highly skilled practitioners in a warm and comfortable setting. Our Quality Healthcare Units provide skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and...

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The Terraces at Lawrence

1 Bishops Dr, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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8 reviews

[name removed] was in rehab at Lawrence Rehabilitation and we noticed there was also an assisted living on the campus so we decided to reach out to [name removed] who is the sales advisor to set up a tour ....

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Brandywine Senior Living at Pennington

143 West Franklin Avenue, Pennington, NJ 08534

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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

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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Bear Creek Assisted Living

291 Village Road East, West Windsor, NJ 08550

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40 reviews

What we like most about Bear Creek Assisted Living is the helpful and attentive staff, beautiful grounds and facility. In house medical care. We would recommend this community to other families based on...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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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All American Assisted Living at Hillsborough

351 Route 206, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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28 reviews

Based on what we've experienced at All American, I would recommend it to other families looking for assisted living. The staff is great and very attentive.

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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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Elms of Cranbury

61 Maplewood Ave, Cranbury, NJ 08512

Provides: Nursing Homes

Mercerville Center

2240 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd, Mercerville, NJ 08619

Provides: Nursing Homes

At Mercerville Center, a Genesis HealthCare facility, we offer our patients and residents outstanding care, delivered by highly skilled practitioners in a warm and comfortable setting. Our Quality Healthcare Units provide skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and...


Hamilton Grove Rehabilitation and Healthcare

2300 Hamilton Ave, Hamilton, NJ 08619

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163 reviews

The staff is amazing. The nurses, the aides, the assistants - everyone! When you push the call bell, someone comes right away. Very attentive and pleasant. Everyone always says hello to me, even the...

Provides: Nursing Homes

Hamilton Grove Rehabilitation and Healthcare combines premium skilled nursing and rehabilitative healthcare with luxurious accommodations and amenities, for a hotel-like experience while you recuperate.The facility is centered around recuperation, health, and well-being. We offer engaging...

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Mercer County Geriatric Ctr

2300 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08619

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Costs of nursing homes in the Princeton area

If you’re looking for a private room in a Princeton nursing home for your loved one, you can expect to pay $11,999 per month [01]. Nursing home costs are much higher because they provide skilled nursing services. Comparatively, the average actual cost of an assisted living facility is $6,617, and the average actual cost of a memory care facility is $6,979, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data. Please note that these figures include all associated add-ons and service fees.

Skilled nursing care usually includes the following services:

  • Personal care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health care
  • Hospice care
  • Mobility and transportation assistance
  • 24-hour care and supervision
  • Social activities

Assisted living and memory care facilities have similar offerings, but they feature fewer health care services. At assisted living and memory facilities, your loved one will benefit from these services:

  • Personal care
  • Private accommodations
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Social activities
  • Medication management
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Mobility and transportation assistance
  • Nutritional meals

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How people pay for a nursing home in Princeton

There are several ways that seniors and their families can pay for nursing home care. In this section, we’ll cover financial resources such as private funding, VA benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Private pay methods

To privately pay for care in Princeton, seniors have plenty of choices. Income sources that can be used include personal savings, pensions, Social Security benefits, and investment returns. You or your loved one can also utilize any of the following methods:

Understand Princeton laws and regulations for nursing homes

In New Jersey, skilled nursing homes are regulated by the state through the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH). The DOH is responsible for licensing and inspecting nursing homes, assisted living residences, dementia care homes, and room and board homes. It ensures that nursing homes and other long-term facilities meet state and federal criteria when it comes to staffing, rules, finances, equipment, and more.

An inspection is completed before licensing to determine compliance. Once licensed, these facilities receive regular unannounced inspections every two years or whenever a complaint is lodged. Should a facility fall below DOH standards, it can receive a fine or lose its license.

You can visit New Jersey’s DOH page to search for licensed facilities and services. Just enter a city or facility name and narrow down your search. You can also look up New Jersey nursing home deficiency reports by entering a facility’s name in the search bar. If you have any questions about nursing home violations, contact the New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

Nursing home-specific standards

In order to foster a home-like atmosphere, nursing facilities are commonly single-story buildings with an average capacity of 120 beds in semiprivate and private rooms. These facilities also feature accessible bathrooms, communal dining halls, and public areas for recreation and socialization.

Residents must be individuals who need skilled nursing care on a regular basis by a doctor’s order. For every eight residents, there must be a certified nurse aide for the day shift. There must also be one direct care staff member for every 10 residents for the evening shift and one for every 14 residents for the night shift. Under a 2005 law, nursing homes must publicly report on a quarterly basis how many staff members are involved in direct patient care. The staff-to-resident ratios show the average nurse staffing levels.

Assisted living- and memory care-specific standards

The same New Jersey DOH licensing and regulation standards apply to assisted living and memory care facilities. However, communities that accept memory care residents have some additional requirements. For instance, memory care staff members must attend a mandatory dementia training program, and those who work at specialized assisted living facilities must have dementia-specific training.

Additionally, seniors must be screened for cognitive impairments before being admitted to a memory care facility. These facilities aren’t allowed to admit people who are in a persistent vegetative state.

Finally, memory care facilities must be transparent. Family members have a right to know their safety policies, senior activities, criteria for admission and discharge, and all procedures relating to residents.

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

COVID-19 regulations for Princeton nursing homes

In 2022, the New Jersey Department of Health switched to level-based guidelines suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for mitigating COVID-19. Generally, people only need to wear masks when they’re diagnosed with COVID-19 or visiting someone who’s vulnerable. Vaccines remain free to everyone but aren’t mandatory.

However, the guidelines are typically more rigid for memory care residents. At many facilities, at-risk individuals and visitors must wear masks, staff members and residents must undergo COVID-19 tests and have their temperatures taken; and staff members must be current with vaccinations and boosters.

The New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub is a great resource for the latest guidelines.

Vaccinations. Staff vaccinations must be up-to-date.

Masking. Masks must be worn by visitors and individuals who are sick.

Facility cleanliness. Centers are regularly sanitized with quality disinfectants.

Quarantining. Residents with Covid-19 must be isolated (with supportive care).

Get to know senior living in Princeton


Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market

3.7/5.0 average in-network rating
93% of communities in market offer full medication management
86% of communities in market offer memory care
79% of communities in market offer doctor on call
79% of communities offer pet-friendly services


Number of people we have referred to our in-market/partner communities in Princeton


Average age of resident we have referred to in-market/partner communities in Princeton

Gender split: 68% female

What to expect from nursing homes in Princeton

Nursing homes in Princeton are known for providing a secure and supportive environment for seniors with complicated medical needs. Apart from nursing care, such facilities also offer daily living assistance, rehabilitation services, and social and recreational activities that support the well-being of residents.

Understand skilled nursing

Although A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with nursing homes, we do partner with 14 assisted living and memory care facilities that may also offer skilled nursing care. Because most seniors only need skilled nursing services in the short term, you may find that another senior living option better fits you or your loved one’s needs.

In facilities that offer skilled nursing services, you or your loved one will benefit from constant supervision and licensed caregivers. This level of care is critical for seniors who have suffered a stroke, surgery, or extensive treatment for health conditions.

Exploring assisted living and memory care

In comparison to nursing homes, assisted living facilities are less focused on residents’ health and more on their quality of life. For example, amenities at these types of facilities typically include housekeeping, personal care, meal preparation, social outings, and more. Certain health care services may also be offered, but you should check with each facility to confirm whether or not its services are provided by licensed or unlicensed staff members.

Another option for you or your loved one could be a memory care facility. These facilities are very similar to assisted living communities, but the staff’s training level and provided amenities look a bit different to accommodate residents with dementia. Depending on an individual’s level of independence, they may benefit from a long-term stay at an assisted living or memory care facility.

Facility requirements

Some skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care facilities have admission requirements. For instance, most senior communities have a minimum age of 55, and memory care facilities cannot accept residents who are in a full-time vegetative state.

You’ll also want to consider which payment methods can be used to fund your loved one’s stay. For example, skilled nursing facilities can accept residents without a physician’s signed order, but insurance may not cover the stay unless you have one.

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Health care for seniors in Princeton

Princeton offers a few renowned trauma centers and hospitals.

Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Penn Medicine Princeton Health is a teaching hospital, Level I trauma center, and leader in orthopedics.

Capital Health Medical Center — Hopewell

A decorated “green energy” hospital, Capital Health Medical Center — Hopewell is a Level II trauma center and one of the best neurology hospitals in the state.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is a Level I trauma center, New Jersey’s first pediatric trauma center, and a leader in cancer and gastroenterology care.

Transportation for seniors in Princeton

In Princeton, about 86% of our partner facilities offer transport to residents. Although some are paid options, most are free. This is a great perk for residents who might have physical limitations that temporarily or permanently prevent them from getting around on their own.

There aren’t any Princeton transportation options designed specifically for seniors with dementia. However, depending on their level of independence, assisted living or memory care residents could utilize public transportation methods with a caregiver or family member. Here is a list of possible options in Princeton:

  • Tiger Transit is Princeton University’s free public transportation system. Boarding assistance is available for seniors and individuals with wheelchairs, making it perfect for residents who need some extra help.
  • The Princeton Municipal Transit Bus is the town’s free public transportation system.
  • Access Link is an assistance service for individuals with disabilities.
  • Crosstown transports individuals with disabilities and seniors who are 65 or older. This door-to-door system works great for residents and their families. To register, call 609-751-9699.
  • ​​EZ Ryde4Life and GoGoGrandparent act as ridesharing programs for seniors. The former option runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the latter is available 24/7.
  • Senior Services of Greater Princeton helps seniors make their medical-related appointments within a 10-mile radius of the town’s center using private cars.
  • Transportation Resources to Aid the Disadvantaged and Elderly provides elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals with no-cost transportation.

Senior activities in Princeton

In Princeton, nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care facilities offer an enriching range of outings and activities for residents. In-house activities can include things like pet therapy, cooking lessons, art classes, music therapy, arts and crafts sessions, gardening, or exercise classes. Generally, visiting family and friends can join in on the fun.

If you’d like to explore Princeton with your loved one, there are some great spots to visit. For instance, the Princeton University Art Museum features free admission, wonderful performances, and thousands of art pieces. The historical Updike Farmstead, which features 19th-century buildings and equipment, is easily accessible for seniors and individuals in wheelchairs. There’s also Grounds for Sculptures, a one-of-a-kind garden where seniors and individuals with disabilities can easily view outdoor artwork.

Princeton also provides many opportunities for assisted living and memory care residents to enjoy a good meal. Local favorites include Blue Point Grill and Witherspoon Grill. No matter your loved one’s independence or mobility level, there is something for everyone in Princeton.

Frequently asked questions

The Birches at Newtown, Cardinal Village and Van Dyk Park Place are the top-rated Nursing Homes facilities near Princeton, NJ. These Nursing Homes facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Nursing Homes in Princeton is 7,905 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

  1. Genworth. (2021). Monthly Median Costs: Trenton Area, NJ. Genworth.

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

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