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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Clifton area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 24 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 36 hours researching assisted living communities in Clifton
  • Read more than 190 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the Clifton area is $5,750, which is lower than the state average of $6,495 and considerably higher than the national average of $4,300.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Clifton, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 24 communities in the Clifton area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Clifton area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brighton Gardens of West Orange
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite
Assisted Living: $3,720, Memory Care: $9,570
Located just off I-280, Brighton Gardens of West Orange provides award-winning care in a lively setting with shopping, dining and attractions nearby. Seniors receive the support and assistance that meets their unique needs. Through individualized service plans, the 24-hour team lends a hand with tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, medication and mobility. With cooking, cleaning and laundry covered, seniors are free to pursue hobbies and interests. Sunrise Live With PurposeTM is a holistically based wellness program that provides opportunities to learn art, dance and poetry, take fitness classes, attend lectures, go to social events or volunteer in the local community. Dining features fresh, chef-prepared meals crafted around nutritional needs; seniors can enjoy them with restaurant-style service or in their rooms. Family members stay involved in their loved ones' care through educational programs and the family engagement app.
What Residents are Saying:
Loved ones praise the caring team. "The environment is warm and welcoming," writes one reviewer. "The building is clean and his room is always organized and clean too. The staff is always friendly and helpful, and they treat you like family. They really take great care of my father, and he feels so comfortable here. He loves the staff."
4.11 out of 5 stars
(103) Reviews
220 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
Canterbury Village
Clover Hill Senior Living
Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck
Job Haines Home
Juniper Village at Paramus
Sunrise at West Essex
Sunrise of Paramus
The Cliffs At Eagle Rock
Van Dyk Park Place

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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