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Best of Jersey City Senior Living is a great resource to help you find the best senior care facilities throughout the nation.  You can read reviews and request pricing on each community.  They also can help you find the best care.  Each year they select the Best of Senior Living Award winners. You can learn more about the criteria for the award here.  Let’s take a look at the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners in the Jersey City area.

Assisted Living Winners

Assisted living communities are a good option for residents that need help with just small things around the home to live independently including personal care, transportation, cooking, and housekeeping. Residents can live without the hassle of chores and use their time to enjoy activities, wellness programs, and other entertainment.

Juniper Village at Chatham offers support for daily life to nearly 100 residents with individualized services, skilled care, and several exciting activities.  The staff is on duty 24/7 to assist residents. The location of this community is walking distance to shopping and restaurants in Chatham Township.

Residents can choose from a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom suite featuring kitchenettes, wall to wall carpeting, large windows, and state of the art cooling and heating system. There are plenty of walking paths to get fresh air.

The community offers residents a full-service spa, fitness center, country store, religious services, music lessons, exercise classes, meals, and complimentary transportation. There are several on-site and off-site activities on the calendar.

One review states how happy she is with her mother’s care.  “The staff is outstanding with compassionate care and genuine concern for her well-being. Juniper Village is a well-maintained, homelike environment with plenty of activities and delicious food to enjoy.”

Another review said Juniper Village was a warm and welcoming community.

Brookdale Wayne AL/MC offers a variety of care levels including assisted living and dementia and Alzheimer’s care.  Residents receive personalized attention and assistance with day-to-day living including housekeeping, assistance with getting bathed, and help getting dressed. The facility offers a spa, library, walking paths, full-service beauty shop, putting green, outdoor sports activities, business center with computers, and a casual café. There are 95 apartments on the wooded grounds.

Each resident has a Personalized Service Plan customized to his or her specific needs and interest. These plans will be updated with clinical and dietary needs.

Other amenities include weekly housekeeping & linen services, medication assistance, freshly prepared meals and snacks, religious services, laundry services, medication management, and more. The calendar is filled with numerous activities including games, exercise programs, socials, educational seminars, coffee breaks, movies, and more.

Reviewers mentioned how pleased they are with the staff, care, and facilities.  “Brookdale Wayne is very nice and bright. The community is very well kept, and they offer private rooms.”

Nursing Home Winners

Nursing homes provide 24-hour skilled, medical care for seniors who need the most care.  They also assist with dressing, meals, bathing, and other personal hygiene.  Nursing homes are suitable for residents who need more medical assistance and management of prescriptions.  Nursing homes are also an option for seniors who have recently had surgery or a hospital stay and need more medical attention to recover.

Regency Gardens Nursing and Post Acute Rehabilitation Center is near St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital and is convenient to major highways and public transportation. This 120-bed facility consistently ranks at the top of state surveys for the past five years. They also were awarded the highest 5-star rating in Gannett News Service’s statewide review in USA Today.

Regency Gardens offers 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapies. Regency Gardens offers a new telemedicine program during evenings, holidays, and weekends for patients.  Using video communication and digital diagnostic equipment, physicians can evaluate and diagnose patients. Residents do not have to leave the facility.

Other amenities include a full schedule of trips, events, free WiFi, religious services, dental care, meals, and free food stations.

The reviews compliment the care and staff. One previous resident wrote a review, “I cannot say enough wonderful things about their caring staff of nurses and therapists. Everyone who was involved with my care did a fantastic job.”

Independent Living Winners

Independent living, or a retirement community, offers residents an active lifestyle. Residents don’t require as much care but can live with peers and engage in all amenities and activities while living a maintenance-free way of life.

Brookdale Battery Park provides a full range of choices for residents where they can choose to the live the life they want.  Residents will not have to handle daily chores such as cooking, cleaning, taking out the trash, or yard work.  Brookdale does it for you.

Some health care amenities include access to nurse on call, dentist, podiatrist, home care on-site, hospice services, aging in place, and therapy.

For the fun side of things, other activities include on-site and off-site activities, beauty and barber services, complimentary transportation, common outdoor areas, and religious services.

One resident wrote that they are very happy at Brookdale.  “I’m really enjoying my time here at the community. Everyone has been very welcoming and kind. The community looks great.  They do a nice job keeping it clean.”

In-Home Care Winners

There is a difference between in-home medical and non-medical care for seniors in their homes. Non-medical care includes assistance with getting dressed, meal preparation, and bathing. 

Home Team provides assistance with housework, transportation, cooking, laundry, groceries, and shopping. All of these services help a senior to live independently at home. 

Personal care assistance is also available to help with bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, and exercising.

Medical assistance includes medication management, checking vitals, help with equipment, and scheduling doctor appointments. 

One reviewer mentioned, “They are a great service. The rapid response is a great relief.”

You can see the full list of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners here. You can search for other options on You can read reviews, check amenities, and see pricing for each community.

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