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Assisted Living in Elizabeth, NJ

Elizabeth is New Jersey’s fourth most populous city, with a population estimated at 135,000 inhabitants and seniors making up 10.7% of that total. Its affordable health care and beneficial sales tax rate make it a good choice for seniors trying to conserve their retirement incomes. The city is also ideal for seniors that want to escape the summer heat with warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters.

Assisted living facilities support seniors who need help with daily living activities such as grooming, food preparation and transportation. Assisted living facilities are geared toward seniors who can no longer live independently but don’t require the intensive, 24-hour care provided in nursing homes. Seniors in the Elizabeth area pay an average of $5,750 per month for assisted living services, which is about 11% lower than the New Jersey median of $6,495.

This guide is an introduction to assisted living in Elizabeth. Learn more about the various monthly care costs, the advantages and disadvantages of retiring in the city and the free resources available for older adults.

3 Assisted Living communities in Elizabeth, NJ | 20 nearby communities

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1. Amber Court of Elizabeth

1155 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ, 07201

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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Elizabeth House, Elizabeth, NJ

2. Elizabeth House

78 E Jersey St, Elizabeth, NJ, 07206

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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Center-Hope Hospice Heritage, Elizabeth, NJ

3. Center-Hope Hospice Heritage

111 Dehart Pl, Elizabeth, NJ, 07202

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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20 matching communities nearby Elizabeth

1. Atria Cranford

10 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ, 07016

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Heritage of Clara Barton

1015 Amboy Ave., Edison, NJ, 08837

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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3. Atria West 86

333 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Brighton Gardens of West Orange

220 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ, 07052

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Brookdale West Orange

520 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ, 07052

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Juniper Village at Chatham

500 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ, 07928

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Brighton Gardens of Mountainside

1350 US-22, Mountainside, NJ, 07092

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Brighton Gardens of Edison

1801 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ, 08820

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (833) 949-3263

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9. Sunrise of Westfield

240 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ, 07090

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Signature Senior Living

631 Foster Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11230

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Sunrise of Staten Island

801 Narrows Road North, Staten Island, NY, 10304

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Sunrise of West Essex

47 Greenbrook, Fairfield, NJ, 07004

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. The Delaney at The Green

110 Park Ave., Florham Park, NJ, 07932

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Brookdale Florham Park

8 James Street, Florham Park, NJ, 07932

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Canterbury Village of West Orange

33 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ, 07052

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Sunrise of Summit, NJ

26 River Road, Summit, NJ, 07901

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Sunrise of New Dorp

470 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY, 10306

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Sunrise of Livingston

290 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. CaringWay by Green Hill Senior Living

103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ, 07052

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $7200 / mo

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20. The Brielle

140 Friendship Lane, Staten Island, NY, 10314

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Elizabeth

COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in New Jersey. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

Paying For Assisted Living in Elizabeth

The cost of assisted living care in Elizabeth is an average of $5,750 per month, but the amount can vary according to the location, amenities and services offered by assisted living communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Elizabeth

Assisted living care in Elizabeth is $745 lower than New Jersey’s average cost but $1,250 more than the national average of $4,500.

$5750

Elizabeth

$6495

New Jersey

$4500

The United States

There is a marked difference between the assisted living costs of New Jersey’s largest cities. Newark, slightly northeast of Elizabeth, shares an assisted living care cost of $5,750. On the northwestern end of the state, Phillipsburg charges the region’s lowest care cost of $4,784 per month. New Brunswick and Trenton share New Jersey’s highest costs of $8,145. Further south, on New Jersey’s border with Pennsylvania, Camden has a care median of $5,685, while Vineland charges $6,400 for assisted living care. On the east coast, Atlantic City charges $5,807 per month for care services.

$5750

Elizabeth

$5750

Newark

$4784

Phillipsburg

$8145

New Brunswick

$8145

Trenton

$5685

Camden

$6400

Vineland

$5807

Atlantic City

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Elizabeth

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in NJ

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in New Jersey.

Elizabeth Assisted Living Resources

ResourceContactService
The City of Elizabeth Office on Aging(877) 222-3737Area Agencies on Aging serve as the central source of information on long-term care services and programs. These agencies are also responsible for delivering services to older adults and their caregivers, administering the funds from the Older Americans Act and advocating to improve the public’s understanding of senior citizens.
New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman(877) 582-6995New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman independently advocates for seniors in long-term care facilities and assists them in resolving any issues they face as residents of assisted living communities. The organization also strives to bring about change in policy and legislature on local, state and federal levels.
Elizabeth VA Clinic(908) 994-0120The Elizabeth VA Clinic offers VA Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits through monthly payments added to VA pensions. Veterans and survivors qualify by requiring assistance with the activities of daily living, being bed-bound due to illness, or living in a nursing home due to loss of mental or physical abilities from a disability.
Central Jersey Legal Services(908) 354-4340Central Jersey Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal assistance in civil cases for seniors and low-income residents of Union, Mercer and Middlesex Counties. The types of legal cases that the firm handles include power of attorney, guardianships, wills and nursing homes and other health care cases.
Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled(800) 792-9745The Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled program is a state-funded program that assists older adults in saving money on their prescription medications. To be eligible for the program, individuals must be New Jersey residents aged 65 years and over.

Elizabeth Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Elizabeth area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

NJ Assisted Living Laws and Regulations