Top Assisted Living Facilities in New Jersey

You’ll put a lot of thought into where to go next, or where your loved one will be most comfortable. Many factors are on the table for consideration when choosing a senior assisted living facility: is the care top quality? Are the facilities clean and comfortable? Are there activities to stimulate and entertain? Will I or my loved one feel at home? New Jersey offers many quality assisted living facilities. The 20 listed below, in no particular order, qualify for the list because they offer notable care, services and amenities. Each website shows photographs–many even virtual tours–to give you a feel for the community. They offer a range of services within the continuum of care and put their residents’ safety and happiness at the top of the priority list.

In no particular order, here are the “Top 20 Assisted Living Facilities in New Jersey.”

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Sunrise of Old Tappan
195 Old-Tappan Road
Old-Tappan, NJ 07675

The small community feel only 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge is a major draw to Sunrise of Old Tappan, located in a residential section of north eastern Bergen County. Operated by Sunrise Senior Living, Old Tappan offers a range of care options, from short stays to Alzheimer’s, memory care to assisted living and hospice. Sunrise of Old Tappan tailors their programs to the level of care their residents need. They focus on well-being, offering daily physical fitness, nutritious meals and snacks and wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse.

Cardinal Village Senior Living Community
455 Hurffville-Cross Keys road
Sewell, NJ 08080

Cardinal Village Senior Living Community is so loved by its residents, that one resident even wrote a poem of praise about it. Recently renovated, residents in both independent living and assisted living enjoy the beautiful facilities at a very reasonable cost. Cardinal Village assures no buy-in or entrance fees, long-term leases or hidden costs. Social enjoyment, safety and comfort are highly valued in this community.

Brookdale Cape May
591 Route 9 South
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

From independent living to Alzheimer’s and memory care programs, Brookdale Cape May delivers services to residents as if they were serving their own family members. Brookdale operates trusted senior living homes across the country. This location is hard to beat–just miles from Historic Cape May, and close to shopping, doctor’s offices, beaches and nature trails, Emeritus at Cape May could be considered a destination retirement community.


Brandywine Living
1587 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, NJ 08755

“Care is paramount, but fun is Brandywine,” is one of their mottos, and they prove it with each day; a calendar full of stimulating and purely fun activities organized for residents of Brandywine. Their Escapades program accompanies other signature programs, including memory care, wellness, conceirge and all-day dining. In an atmosphere of pure elegance you’ll find on-site, licensed nurses available 24/7 for peace of mind and well being.

Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury
864 Shrewsbury Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury was selected as “One of the Ten Best Assisted Living Communities in the Country” by the Assisted Living Federation of America. Their goal is to provide residents with abundance of care, services and amenities combined with dignity and respect. A unique feature of Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury is The Club, offering daytime care with door-to-door transportation.

Premier Cadbury at Cherry Hill
2150 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002-4302

Premier Cadbury at Cherry Hill provides high-quality, comprehensive services designed to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of seniors in southern New Jersey. Without the hassle of daily chores and cooking, residents can enjoy the many amenities of Premier Cadbury at Cherry Hill, including the heated pool, library, delicious dining, shopping at the nearby mall and orchestra performances. Cadbury includes a Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offering holistic care to residents.

Riverview Estates
303 Bank Avenue
Riverton, NJ 08077

Riverview Estates was voted the Best Assisted Living of Burlington County by readers of the Burlington County Times in 2010. Located on the scenic banks of the Delaware River, nearby churches, shopping, professional offices and fine dining, Riverview Estates is a quick 20-minute drive from Philadelphia or Trenton. Qualified 24-hour skilled nursing on site means you can rest easy in this comfortable, religiously diverse community, enjoying the activities, computers and their new Snoezelen recreational therapy center.

Voorhees Senior Living
501 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Although Voorhees Senior Living is located near shops and restaurants, the assisted living facility is the picture of tranquility. Nestled in a country setting nearby a pond, Voorhees Senior Living provides the personal assistance their residents need while they otherwise live as independently and actively as possible. The facility also offers Short-term Stay services for when family may be out of town or a caregiver needs a respite break.

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Fellowship Senior Living
8000 Fellowship Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

A range of options, a beautiful location and a solid reputation set Fellowship Senior Living apart as an outstanding facility. A full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community, the Fellowship provides independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, sub-acute care, rehabilitative services and memory care amid five-star dining and stimulating activity. Residents have room to gather and socialize or can take trips into New York City.

Arbor Glen
100 Monroe Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Arbor Glen offers the best of all worlds, situated on 28 acres in Bridgewater, surrounded by the picturesque Watchung Moutains. It’s a Friends Community, expressing the Quaker beliefs of dignity, equality and ethical business practices. The full-service senior living facility offers a list of services covered in the monthly fee, and healthcare services are available at the Holly Center, which provides a comprehensive continuum of care for people with varying medical needs.

Juniper Village
500 Southern Boulevard
Chatham, NJ 07928

Many things matter to the folks at Juniper, including their residents for whom they’ve developed signature programs to keep connected, healthy and feeling cared for while at the same time independent. Juniper also keeps their team of employees well educated through In-Touch College, offering courses and training to keep the staff informed. They also care about their facilities, as they were the first assisted living facility to operate under the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.


Spring Meadows Summit
41 Springfield Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

A state-of-the-art assisted living community in Summit, Spring Meadows has designed a Successful Aging Programs for their residents, offering a range of programming from physical fitness to computer classes, foreign language classes, an art workshop and art history classes. The facility also offers a wide range of amenities to their residents, from community gathering spaces to spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments.

The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living
350 Demott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873

Embracing Jewish traditions and values, the Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living offers personalized assisted living care in a warm, welcoming environment for Jewish seniors and other older adults. In the heart of the New Jersey/New York metro area, residents are able to take advantage of the culture, recreational opportunities and entertainment events the area is known for. For residents requiring care beyond daily living chores, they offer a specialized memory care neighborhood, rehabilitation and hospice care.

Buckingham Palace Adult Day Center & Home Health Care
155 Raymond Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

A caring resource for the whole family, Buckingham Palace Adult Day Center & Home Health Care provides safety, stimulating daytime activities, nursing care, transportation, delicious food and a happy, healthy atmosphere to their members, while providing a supportive environment to caregivers. When daytime care is necessary for an elderly family member because of dementia or Alzheimer’s, frailty or other failing health issues, Buckingham Palace also offers home health care services, keeping your loved one in his or her home for as long as possible.

CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living
68 Passaic Avenue
Livingston, NJ

CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living wants helps their residents live vibrant, independent lives, with the comfort of knowing that help is nearby if it’s needed. The facility offers a complete continuum of care, with services for residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory conditions in their Harmony Village unit. Residents also receive the benefit of rehabilitation in addition to the many social activities happening each day.

The Arbors at Spring Lake
550 Warren Avenue
Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762

Residents at The Arbors at Spring Lake benefit from this facility’s personal, hands-on attention. Family owned, The Arbors guarantees no entry fee, admission fee or community fee. The beautiful setting is minutes away from a local park, the center of town, many churches and the ocean, beach and boardwalk. In addition to personal assistance services, the community holds art classes, sing-alongs, exercise classes, games, activities and religious services right on campus.


Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue
93 Manalapan Avenue
Freehold, NJ 07728

You’re treated like family at Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue, nestled in the quaint town of Freehold. Housekeeping, meals, help with daily living, medications and transportation make living at Mattison Crossing carefree and enjoyable. Specialized services include Alzheimer’s care, a beautifully appointed synagogue, kosher kitchen and many personalized services to make you comfortable and happy. The Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue is a member of the Milestone Retirement Communities.

The Haven at Silverwoods
1700 R. 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08757

Each apartment at The Haven at Silverwoods is both spacious and cozy, but the most impressive feature may be the emergency response system that’s connected to each living space, ready to respond to any need should it arise. Monitoring, delicious meals, weekly housekeeping, transportation assistance, social activities and scheduled visits with the registered nurse make living at The Haven at Silverwoods both worry-free and enjoyable.

The Avalon at Bridgewater
565 State Route 28
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Services at the Avalon at Bridgewater are designed for security, safety, comfort and pleasure. From licensed nurses and wireless emergency response systems, to daily housekeeping and therapy, to exercise classes, libraries, a beauty salon and convenience store, the Avalon truly answers every need in an assisted living setting. For advanced memory care, Glastonbury Village with the Avalon provides the extra life skills, medical attention and safe environment necessary for comfortable living.

Winchester Gardens
333 Elmwood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

You’ll be amazed at what you see when you look at the architecture and gardens–designed by the very same landscape architects who designed Central Park–of Winchester Gardens in Essex County. An intellectually and physically stimulating environment, Winchester Gardens is a community that can adapt to a residents’ needs as they change, from independent living to assisted living and memory care services. Providing service for nearly a century, Winchester Gardens offers amenities that are second-to-none, including a woodshop, heated indoor pool, solarium, beautiful walking trails and much more.

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