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

  • Sorted through 33 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in New York
  • Read more than 260 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 city of New York is $5,991, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,800 and also 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 New York, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 33 communities in the New York area. Institute Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the New York 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
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Conveniently located just off I-280, Brighton Gardens of West Orange offers award-winning assisted living with easy access to shopping, restaurants and medical facilities. With numerous care options on one campus, individualized service plans are developed for every resident, ensuring they receive the care that suits their needs best. Available 24/7, experienced, compassionate caregivers lend a helping hand with bathing, dressing, medication management and transportation. A daily blend of activities and outings keeps seniors active, with a holistic approach that caters to the body, mind and soul. From fitness classes to art discussions, group lectures, live entertainment and trips to local attractions, seniors can explore their interests while connecting with fellow residents; the community even features a man cave with a lounge and billiard room. Chef-prepared dining includes fresh choices daily, with each resident's dietary needs and preferences accommodated.
What Residents are Saying:
Visiting family members compliment the attentive staff. "The team at Brighton Gardens has been fantastic," says one. "My mother moved in about 6 months ago and is doing very well. Everyone that we have come in contact with has been so caring. From the sales team, to the executive director, to ... the girls that care for my mom."
4.08 out of 5 stars
(73) Reviews
220 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
Brookdale West Orange
Harbor Terrace Adult Care & Assisted Living
Madison York Assisted Living
Norwegian Christian Home & Health Center
Queens Adult Care Center
Signature Senior Living
Sunrise at East 56th
Sunrise of Edgewater
West 74th Street Residence

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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