Hopkins Investment Management has researched the Princeton area for the best Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, In-Home Care, and CCRC facilities for our clients. Our recommendations are based on open source research, reviews, ratings, calls, and visits to some locations.
Assisted Living: Brandywine Senior Living at Princeton
155 Raymond Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Brandywine Senior Living is an Assisted Living Community that offers residents a luxurious living experience with a wide range of amenities. They provide licensed nurses on-site 24 hours a day, and help coordinate healthcare with medical professionals. We recommend visiting Brandywine’s website to learn about their Escapades For Life program that is designed to add excitement and adventure to the lives of their residents, and their Reflections program dedicated to those diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. According to SeniorAdvisor.com, the average monthly cost of living at Brandywine is as follows: around $3,500-4,530 for a semi-private room, around $5,190 for a studio, around $5,700 for a one-bedroom, and around $6,780 for a two-bedroom*. Private pay, some LTC insurance, and Medicare are accepted as forms of payment. Brandywine is considered a high-end assisted living option, which is reflected by its above average prices, its recognition as an Advanced Standing community by the state of New Jersey, and its positive testimonials and reviews. This leads us to recommend Brandywine Senior Living at Princeton as a quality assisted living choice. For more information about Brandywine and what they offer, as well as multiple reviews, please call or visit:
Skilled Nursing: St. Lawrence Rehab Center
12381, Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
St. Lawrence Rehab Center is both a rehabilitation hospital and a nonprofit Skilled Nursing Facility for short and long-term patients. The nursing facility can provide medical care for up to 80 residents at a given time. Although they specialize in generally shorter-term rehabilitative care such as physical and respiratory therapy, they provide high-quality comfort and general nursing care to their longer-term residents as well. St. Lawrence boasts a ratio of 3.5 licensed staff hours per resident per day, well above the statewide average of 1.62. According to HealthGrove.com and Medicare.gov, a high number of staff hours per resident per day is often an indication of more attentive care. A typical cost is around $240 per day for a semi-private room, and $270 per day for a private room, according to HealthGrove.com*.
Along with private pay and LTC insurance, St. Lawrence will accept Medicare and, for those who qualify, Medicaid, as forms of payment. Due to their Medicare.gov ratings of 5 stars for all categories – health inspection, staffing, quality measures, and overall rating – as well as their HealthGrove.com Smart Rating of 96 out of 100, we recommend St. Lawrence Rehab Center as a quality option for skilled nursing care. For more information and a look at their ratings, we encourage you to call or visit:
In Home Care: Comfort Keepers – Robbinsville or Flemington
2360 Highway 33, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 or 160 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
Comfort Keepers is an In-Home Care service that provides personalized home care to seniors. Depending on where you live in/near Princeton and the surrounding area, you can choose to hire care service from either their Robbinsville or Flemington locations (see websites for the areas covered by each). Both locations offer numerous care services both medical and nonmedical, including companionship care, personal care, Alzheimer's care, dementia care, interactive caregiving, Live-In Care and 24-Hour Care. Additionally, each of their employees is trained to handle and care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Not only will Comfort Keepers provide service in your own home, but wherever you call home; whether in an assisted living facility, nursing home, retirement community (CCRC), or even in the hospital. Depending on the level of care required, you may qualify as needing Companion Care at an hourly rate of $22.50, or you may qualify as needing Personal Care at an hourly rate of $24.50*. With numerous positive reviews and testimonials from their clients, we recommend Comfort Keepers of both Robbinsville and Flemington as quality In-Home Care options for you or your loved one. For more information about these two services, please call or visit:
(609) 890-2888 – Robbinsville
(908) 806-2220 – Flemington
CCRC: Stonebridge at Montgomery Health Care Center
100 Hollinshead Spring Road, Skillman, NJ 08558
Stonebridge at Montgomery Health Care Center is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that offers a wide range of living and care, from independent living to skilled nursing and rehabilitation. They pride themselves on being able to provide a great living environment for all seniors, regardless of the level of care one needs. For example, they have an entire neighborhood called Taylor Commons – a place dedicated to caring for those afflicted with dementia/Alzheimer’s through an enhanced program they call Friendship Lounge. The amount of activities and amenities provided at Stonebridge as well as the freedom to do the things you love on your own time are what attracts so many seniors to this beautiful location. Costs will vary greatly depending on one’s living space and care required, so it is difficult to provide accurate payment expectations. However, according to HealthGrove.com, the daily cost of a private room bed in their skilled nursing center is about $399*. Although pricier than the average retirement community, Stonebridge does accept private pay, LTC insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid as forms of payment. They received top overall ratings from both Medicare.gov and HealthGrove.com, as well as a number of positive reviews. Therefore, we recommend Stonebridge at Montgomery Health Care Center as a quality choice for a CCRC. For more information and a look at their ratings, please call or visit:
*All costs listed are averages and estimations gathered from online sources. We would highly recommend calling or visiting to obtain a better, more specific quote.
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