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Get Pricing & Availability for Assisted Living in Bergen County, NJ

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The largest county in New Jersey, Bergen County is home to nearly 1 million residents, roughly 18% of whom are aged 65 and older. The area offers a plethora of arts and culture, shopping and entertainment for seniors to enjoy. Attractions such as the Bergen County Zoo, MetLife Stadium and the Meadowlands offer fun options when friends and family come to visit. It’s also just a short drive from the many attractions of New York City.

With nearly 9,000 acres of parkland, five world-class golf courses and a variety of hiking trails, the region offers many opportunities for active seniors to get out and experience the outdoors. The family-friendly county has very low crime rates, so seniors can feel safe and comfortable going about their daily activities, and it’s home to six major medical centers. To support its senior residents, Bergen County hosts a range of programs and services to help provide happy and healthy retirement living.

While the cost of assisted living services in Bergen County is much higher than the U.S. national average, the area is a relatively affordable option compared to other New Jersey regions. Seniors can expect to pay around $5,991 per month, whereas other cities across the state could cost as much as $6,650 per month.

Note: Information for Bergen County was not available, so data from the nearest city, New York, was used.

Sunrise of Paramus

Sunrise of Paramus is considered one of the area's top facilities for its holistic approach to care, offering personalized programming, quality dining and fun activities that promote physical well-being. The community's small size makes it easy for seniors to navigate from room to room independently and take advantage of the many amenities, including a TV room, coffee shop, beauty salon and outdoor garden and patio. Delicious daily meals are made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. The community is conveniently located near several top medical centers as well as Garden State Plaza Mall and the Paramus Park Mall, where seniors can enjoy shopping and dining experiences.

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  • Weekly housekeeping and personal laundry
  • State-of-the-art electronic health record system

Brookdale Emerson

We've included Brookdale Emerson in this list for its focus on creating a stimulating environment where seniors can enjoy a vibrant retirement. The community is designed with homelike touches and amenities, including a library chapel, outdoor courtyard and beauty salon. Residents can choose between studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, with the additional option of a companion suite. Rooms feature fully equipped kitchens and private bathrooms and can be personalized with residents' own furnishings and decor. The monthly calendar is filled with a variety of special events, activities, clubs and cultural enrichment programs, such as bingo, walking club, arts and crafts, local outings and live entertainment.

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Sunrise of Old Tappan

An engaging retirement experience awaits at Sunrise of Old Tappan. The area is incredibly convenient for seniors, with a number of local shops and restaurants, as well as a park right across the street where seniors can take leisurely afternoon strolls. It's also just 30 miles from all the attractions of Manhattan. The community offers a robust schedule of activities and programming, including seasonal events and frequent excursions. Trained staff members are on-site 24 hours a day to provide highly specialized care based on residents' individual needs. Housekeeping, laundry services and daily chef-prepared meals support a relaxed, stress-free lifestyle.

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  • Intergenerational programming
  • Daily meals made with local, seasonal ingredients

Sunrise of Woodcliff Lake

At Sunrise of Woodcliff Lake, seniors can enjoy a high level of independence with the peace of mind that caregivers are available around the clock to offer support in any way needed. Its resident-centered approach allows staff members to create meaningful relationships with each resident and deliver care that suits their individual needs and preferences. The community has received multiple awards for its innovative Live With Purpose programming, which includes daily activities designed to promote physical fitness, learning, creativity, socialization and spiritual wellness. It also hosts frequent intergenerational activities with children from the day care center next door and group outings to local attractions.

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  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed nurse
  • Both private and semiprivate accommodations available

Sunrise of Edgewater

Sunrise of Edgewater offers a welcoming, pet-friendly environment for seniors to enjoy their retirement years. Its Victorian-style architecture is accentuated by beautifully landscaped grounds that feature walking paths and grassy areas for residents' animals to exercise. The community is located in a secure residential area near the Hudson River with shopping, restaurants, a theater and medical facilities all within walking distance. Caregivers are on-site 24 hours a day to deliver personalized support, and a licensed nurse conducts monthly wellness visits. The community earns a spot on this list for its innovative signature programs, including specialized offerings for seniors with vision loss and cognitive impairments.

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Brighton Gardens of Saddle River

An award-winning community, Brighton Gardens of Saddle River is known for its dedicated staff members who go above and beyond to treat each resident with compassion and understanding. The community strives to create a warm and cozy environment that feels like home and offers a full range of care levels on a single campus so seniors can comfortably age in place. To enrich residents' daily lives, a variety of engaging activities are available, including bingo, painting classes, brain exercises, chair yoga and volunteer programs. Each week, the community hosts in-house religious services as well as trips to local churches.

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  • Social and educational programs for families
  • Each room is outfitted with an emergency call system

Sunrise of Cresskill

We've included Sunrise of Cresskill in this list for its caring staff, gracious accommodations and wide range of amenities and services that support a comfortable, maintenance-free lifestyle. Each resident receives an individualized service plan that can be adjusted as their needs change. The three-story building features a wealth of upscale amenities, and it's located directly on a bus route for convenient access to nearby shopping, dining and recreation. On campus, residents have the opportunity to participate in diverse programming for the mind, body and spirit, with activities and events such as walking club, gardening, music therapy, art workshops and brain games.

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CareOne at The Cupola

For over 50 years, CareOne at The Cupola has been recognized as one of Bergen County's top senior living communities for its hands-on approach to care, offering highly personalized support and specialized clinical services. Caring staff members are on-site 24 hours a day to provide daily assistance while encouraging seniors to maintain a sense of independence. From its landscaped outdoor courtyards to its resident health spa, fitness center and various activity rooms, the community is designed with a wealth of amenities for residents' comfort and convenience. Delicious meals made with farm-to-table ingredients are served three times daily in the community's restaurant-style dining room.

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Atria Norwood

Tucked away in a quiet borough, Atria Norwood offers a peaceful environment where seniors can enjoy the comforts of maintenance-free living and discreet 24-hour support. The community is thoughtfully designed with seniors in mind and features resort-like amenities such as a library, salon, fitness center, sports lounge and movie theater. A range of floor plans is available, each with a kitchenette, individual climate controls and an emergency alert system. Residents can relax with weekly housekeeping and linen services provided. Daily meals are served in the community's restaurant-style dining room with specialized diet menus, and a private dining room is available for family gatherings and special celebrations.

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Sunrise of Franklin Lakes

Set on 4.7 acres of landscaped grounds, Sunrise of Franklin Lakes offers quality senior care close to conveniences such as shopping, dining, parks and medical centers. Its open common areas, large windows, cozy fireplace and senior-friendly decor give the community a warm, homelike feel. Residents can enjoy a plethora of amenities, including a theater, computer room and landscaped outdoor areas with walking paths and patios. It's considered one of the area's top assisted living facilities for its innovative signature programs, including its dining program and Live With Purpose, which encourages seniors to engage in enriching experiences each day.

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  • Highly personalized care plans
  • Activities include exercise classes, puzzles, crafts and resident-sponsored clubs