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New Jersey nursing homes are some of the finest in the country, though you must expect to pay a little more for the high-quality healthcare. New Jersey is part of the upper northeast part of the United States, or the greater New England area where housing costs of all types go for more.

The high cost of living is related to the high quality of living, exceptional health care, hospitals, professional staff and excellent amenities that are attached to many of the best skilled nursing facilities in New Jersey. The state currently ranks eighth in the nation in terms of the highest elderly care facilities, as the average individual living in a New Jersey nursing home will spend over $10,000 each month on quality care.

New Jersey Nursing Home Costs

New Jersey nursing homes are well above the national average. The median average for a semi-private room in the state is $277 per day. The national average is $225 per day. Meanwhile, the average daily rate for a private room is $307 per day.

Affordable New Jersey nursing homes can be found in more rural settings, outside the Cherry Hill and Bridgewater areas of the state. Here, the average daily rate for a semi-private room is more reasonable at $265 per day and $307 per day for a private room.

Bridgewater ($293 per day for semi-private, $320 per day for private) is by far the most expensive area in the state for New Jersey long term care. Cherry Hill is not far behind, with semi-private rooms averaging $280 per day and $300 per day for private rooms.

When considering a new nursing home in New Jersey, please inquire about additional fees and charges. Some providers are all-inclusive while others will charge additionally for extra amenities and features.

It is always considered a good idea to shop around and conduct diligent research. Not all New Jersey elderly care facilities are equal. Some offer a better value and are honest about hidden costs, if any. Others may suggest ways to receive financial assistance from Medicare with healthcare costs. Don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions.

Who are New Jersey Nursing Homes for?

New Jersey nursing homes represent the five principles of quality care for the elderly. Only consider a skilled nursing facility that promises to:

  1. Ensure that the resident is treated as priority number one. This is their residence and place of living. Residents should be treated like it.
  2. Enable residents to make all crucial decisions about their daily lifestyle needs and health, and in the event they are not able to do so mentally - staff must notify family members promptly.
  3. Provide not only skilled nursing and knowledgeable staff, but also make sure staff is not shorthanded at any part of the day or day of the week.
  4. Provide extended visiting hours and be flexible to each family. Staff should always do their best to accommodate visitation for friends and family.
  5. Provide plentiful and meaningful activities for seniors. The variety in activities should provide everything from physical exercise to educational opportunities to arts and games.

There are a total of 365 nursing homes in New Jersey that New Jersey senior citizen residents can take advantage of. New Jersey nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in New Jersey will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most New Jersey nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout New Jersey state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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