Jersey City (NJ) Senior Living Communities

Sitting on the Hudson River across from Lower Manhattan, Jersey City offers endless possibilities for the retiree. Before searching for Jersey City senior living options, let’s take a closer look at “Wall Street West”.

So much to see. So much to do. We’ll one of the city’s most popular attractions—Liberty Park. This 1,212-acre oasis among downtown’s concrete and steel is the gateway to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. From here, you can see Manhattan’s skyline, drop a fishing line in the river, paddle a kayak, bird watch, bike the 18.5 miles to Hoboken along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, or just relax in the grass. Within the park, you’ll find the Liberty Science Center with its nine permanent exhibition galleries, IMAX Dome Theater, and hands-on science experiments

Go to another country…well, almost. Within Jersey City are Little Manila and Little India. Stroll down Newark Avenue, and you might feel you’ve be reincarnated landing in New Delhi with the street’s Indian restaurants, shops and the Govinda Center for Hindu worship. Along this street, you’ll also find many of the city’s 16,000 Filipino residents, their restaurants and shops.

Let’s look at some costs of living in Jersey City. The overall cost of living is 118% higher than the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here are some costs of Jersey City senior living options. A one bedroom in an assisted living facility averages $5,450 a month, according to a Genworth Financial survey. A private room in a nursing home averages $340 a day, while a semi-private averages $313. Home health aides cost on average $46,904 a year based on 44 hours of care per week. Social Security, military retirement, survivor’s benefits and Railroad Retirement benefits are not taxable.

Before you begin your search for Jersey City senior living options, read our “Senior Retirement Lifestyles” article to see the differences in care, amenities and prices.


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