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Page Reviewed / Updated – August 21, 2022

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Nicknamed the Crossroads of New Jersey, East Orange is a city of cultural diversity that offers a blend of urban and suburban living. The city is home to around 68,900 residents, 13.7% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. Retirees can benefit from the city’s low cost of living as compared to other New Jersey cities, affordable health care and convenient location.

The city also offers plenty of opportunities for fun and entertainment, with numerous cinemas, shopping malls and areas of historic interest. Active seniors can enjoy the city’s many parks and outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing and golf. East Orange is less than 30 minutes from New York City and close to Philadelphia, which is perfect for day trips. Transportation services are abundant to both local and regional destinations.

Seniors in East Orange typically pay an average of $5,750 per month for assisted living. While costs are significantly higher than the national average of $4,500, the area is considered a very affordable option compared to the New Jersey state median of $6,495.

Note: Information for East Orange was not available, so data from its host county, New York, NY, was used.

This guide provides a look at the top 10 assisted living facilities in East Orange.

Brighton Gardens of West Orange

Brighton Gardens of West Orange is an award-winning community that's earned a reputation of excellence for its inviting living areas, engaging programs and compassionate care staff. Residents enjoy a customized senior living experience, with services tailored to their individual needs and preferences. Three daily meals are provided, and housekeeping and personal laundry services are taken care of on a weekly basis, giving seniors plenty of time to relax. The community offers a wide range of interactive activities, including poetry clubs, bridge and poker tournaments, mah-jongg and art appreciation therapy. Its convenient location also places seniors close to shops, restaurants and movie theaters, with health care facilities just minutes away.

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  • CareConnect electronic health record system
  • Scheduled resident and family meetings

Brookdale West Orange

At Brookdale West Orange, trained caregivers and staff members are on-site to assist with activities of daily living, medication management, care coordination and a range of household services. With professionals handling the cooking, cleaning and chores, residents have time to pursue hobbies and social interests. The community boasts a vibrant calendar of activities and events, including art classes, game nights, cooking club, fitness programs and happy hours. Transportation is available to take residents to medical appointments and organized recreational outings. The award-winning dining program features delicious, fresh-prepared meals served in a welcoming, social environment.

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  • Private dining room available for special celebrations
  • Personal Solutions care product delivery program

Canterbury Village of West Orange

We've included Canterbury Village of West Orange for its efforts to create a friendly atmosphere where residents feel like family. The single-level facility features numerous social gathering areas, such as a great room, outdoor courtyard, library and sunroom. Residents enjoy the comfort of large studio apartments complete with cozy carpeting, cable television, private baths and individual climate controls. Registered nurses and caring staff are available 24 hours a day to provide personalized support with daily tasks, including medication management. Three meals are served daily in the community's intimate fireside dining rooms, and residents are welcome to invite friends and family to join.

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The Cliffs at Eagle Rock

Set on a beautifully landscaped 6.5-acre campus, The Cliffs at Eagle Rock is known for its dedicated staff, stimulating activities and robust offering of amenities. The award-winning community features numerous common spaces for residents to enjoy, such as a great room and library, media room and rehabilitation center. On the second floor, the facility has pool and games tables and an internet lounge. Walkways, covered patios and garden areas provide spaces for seniors to enjoy the outdoors. At mealtime, residents may choose to enjoy a restaurant-style meal in the formal dining room, casual fares out on the courtyard patio or a quick snack in the country kitchen.

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Green Hill

Green Hill receives a five-star rating for its commitment to house, heal and nurture its senior residents. As a continuing care retirement community, a full range of care services are available on the same campus, so seniors can seamlessly transition between care levels as their needs change. The community offers an amenity-rich lifestyle in a unique, neighborhood setting, with private accommodations, daily meals and complimentary transportation services. In addition to help with daily living tasks, residents receive assistance with bathing and grooming, medication reminders, nutritional counseling and incontinence care.

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Brighton Gardens of Florham Park

Located in a quiet suburban neighborhood, Brighton Gardens of Florham Park is a welcoming community where seniors receive compassionate care. Trained staff are available around the clock to provide personalized assistance tailored to residents' individual needs. In addition to its assisted living services, the community offers care for those individuals experiencing early to moderate memory loss, as well as seniors with advanced dementia. Residents are encouraged to lead healthy, active lifestyles and have daily opportunities to participate in engaging programming and events, such as chair dancing, wine and cheese socials, card games, walking club and movie nights.

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  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Daily meals made with fresh, local ingredients

CareOne at Morris

CareOne at Morris earns a spot on this list for its wide range of services that promote residents' health, well-being and overall quality of life. Nursing staff are available 24 hours a day to assist residents with daily tasks to help them remain as independent as possible. Daily scheduled activities and entertainment help residents enjoy a sense of community and socialization. Apartments are available in a variety of styles and feature private bathrooms, kitchenettes, private laundry and emergency response systems. Residents have access to numerous amenities, including health spas, restaurant-style dining, landscaped outdoor courtyards and a full-service beauty salon and barbershop.

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Sunrise of Westfield

With its cozy atmosphere and friendly staff, Sunrise of Westfield offers a homelike environment for seniors in need of extra assistance. Located just minutes from downtown Westfield, seniors have access to numerous shopping, dining and entertainment venues, as well as several medical centers. The community is highly regarded for its holistic approach to senior care, offering personalized services and around-the-clock supervision. Residents enjoy a vibrant lifestyle with a range of daily programs that support physical fitness, creativity, socialization, learning and spiritual wellness. Other unique offerings include a monthly ladies’ night out, men’s club, casino outings and trips to the Jersey Shore.

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Sunrise of West Essex

Sunrise of West Essex is considered one of the best assisted living facilities in the area for its efforts to help seniors live each day to the fullest. Trained staff members are on-site 24 hours a day to provide care and support tailored to residents' individual needs and preferences. Its full daily schedule of activities helps create a fun and enriching environment for seniors. The community also offers numerous social events, such as monthly themed dinners, Friday happy hours and local outings. Residents enjoy a carefree lifestyle, with three daily meals provided for them, along with weekly housekeeping and personal laundry services.

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  • Diverse in-house religious services
  • Coordination of hospice services available

Brookdale Florham Park

At Brookdale Florham Park, residents enjoy a vibrant retirement lifestyle with exceptional amenities, programs and care. The community features landscaped grounds with a beautiful courtyard and garden area and walking paths. Indoors, residents can enjoy the comfort of the fireside living room, grab a book from the library, socialize with friends at the coffee shop and get pampered at the on-site beauty salon and barbershop. Residents have their choice of several apartment styles, including studios, one-bedroom apartments and companion suites. The community offers a range of signature programs based on six dimensions of wellness, including fitness opportunities, brain training, storytelling and educational lectures.

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