Albany, the capital of New York state, is home to 96,860 people, including 12,591 seniors aged 65 and older. With its low crime rates and access to high-quality health care, Albany is a great choice for seniors looking to retire in a bustling city at an affordable price. The city also has a great selection of assisted living facilities and care agencies that support seniors as their needs evolve and change. 

Assisted living facilities may be the right choice for seniors who do not require the 24/7 medical support provided by skilled nursing facilities, but no longer feel comfortable living independently at home. Assisted living communities typically provide support with daily tasks such as grooming, bathing and transportation, as well as laundry, housekeeping and medication management. In Albany, seniors typically pay around $5,269 per month, but costs can vary depending on the facility. 

This guide offers an overview of assisted living care in Albany. It compares the prices with neighboring cities and outlines how seniors can pay for care. There is also a resource table with programs and services available that support seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Albany, NY

2016

Peregrine Senior Living at Shaker

345 Northern Boulevard, Albany, NY, 12204

Peregrine Senior Living at Shaker is the one that we like. The people were super nice. It was friendly, and it was clean. It was a nice, upbeat place. The staff seemed extremely friendly and helpful. … (read more)
Peregrine Senior Living at Shaker is the one that we like. The people were super nice. It was friendly, and it was clean. It was a nice, upbeat place. The staff seemed extremely friendly and helpful. … (read more)

Peregrine Senior Living at Crossgate

140 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, 12203

I toured Peregrine Senior Living at Crossgate, which was very nice. They were still undergoing renovations. The location was OK. It had been the first choice until I saw their other location. The bath … (read more)
I toured Peregrine Senior Living at Crossgate, which was very nice. They were still undergoing renovations. The location was OK. It had been the first choice until I saw their other location. The bath … (read more)

Promenade at University Place

1228 Western Ave, Albany, NY, 12203

I went to visit Promenade at University Place. I wasn’t too thrilled with that one, that was my least favorite place and it looks just like a hotel. It seems like a very friendly atmosphere, everybody … (read more)
I went to visit Promenade at University Place. I wasn’t too thrilled with that one, that was my least favorite place and it looks just like a hotel. It seems like a very friendly atmosphere, everybody … (read more)

The Massry Residence at Daughters of Sarah Senior Community

182 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY, 12203

Daughters of Sarah Senior Community is perfectly situated in northwestern Albany, with convenient access to shopping at Crossgates Mall, dining at numerous restaurants and hiking at the Albany Pine Bu … (read more)
Daughters of Sarah Senior Community is perfectly situated in northwestern Albany, with convenient access to shopping at Crossgates Mall, dining at numerous restaurants and hiking at the Albany Pine Bu … (read more)

2015

Elderwood Village at Colonie

626 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, NY, 12110

My mother has moved into Elderwood Village at Colonie. It’s very clean. The people are very good at communicating and answering questions, they’re friendly, and they made her feel welcome. They’re fri … (read more)
My mother has moved into Elderwood Village at Colonie. It’s very clean. The people are very good at communicating and answering questions, they’re friendly, and they made her feel welcome. They’re fri … (read more)

Peregrine Senior Living at Guilderland

300 Mill Rose Court, Slingerlands, NY, 12159

I visited Peregrine Senior Living at Guilderland. It’s not much to look at on the outside, but the inside looks very nice; it had obviously been updated. They did have a salon and gathering rooms. Th … (read more)
I visited Peregrine Senior Living at Guilderland. It’s not much to look at on the outside, but the inside looks very nice; it had obviously been updated. They did have a salon and gathering rooms. Th … (read more)

Eddy Hawthorne Ridge

30 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY, 12061

Eddy Hawthorne Ridge seems very nice and caring; it looked good, and I’m considering it for my mother. The tour guide was really nice, and they tried to be very helpful. The rooms were fine, maybe a l … (read more)
Eddy Hawthorne Ridge seems very nice and caring; it looked good, and I’m considering it for my mother. The tour guide was really nice, and they tried to be very helpful. The rooms were fine, maybe a l … (read more)

Beverwyck

40 Autumn Drive, Slingerlands, NY, 12159


Terrace at Beverwyck

41 Beverwyck Lane, Slingerlands, NY, 12159

My father moved into the Terrace at Beverwyck over the weekend. We chose it for its features, its amenities, and its value. Also, it’s a non-profit community. It’s lovely; it’s like a 5-star hotel. It … (read more)
My father moved into the Terrace at Beverwyck over the weekend. We chose it for its features, its amenities, and its value. Also, it’s a non-profit community. It’s lovely; it’s like a 5-star hotel. It … (read more)

Peregrine Senior Living at Delmar Place

467 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY, 12054

I visited Peregrine Senior Living at Delmar Place. It was very nice and the people seemed friendly. The rooms were excellent. If you need any help at all, you’d have to pay for that separately, and it … (read more)
I visited Peregrine Senior Living at Delmar Place. It was very nice and the people seemed friendly. The rooms were excellent. If you need any help at all, you’d have to pay for that separately, and it … (read more)

The Terrace at Eddy Memorial

2256 Burdett Ave, Troy, NY, 12180

We are leaning towards the Terrace at Eddy Memorial. A big factor is they’re associated with St. Peter’s Hospital Services, and we’re already associated with a lot of the St. Peter’s medical facilitie … (read more)
We are leaning towards the Terrace at Eddy Memorial. A big factor is they’re associated with St. Peter’s Hospital Services, and we’re already associated with a lot of the St. Peter’s medical facilitie … (read more)

Albany Center, an Adult Home

141 Rockefeller Road, Delmar, NY, 12054

I toured Albany Center, an Adult Home. The people were very nice and the residents seemed happy. The room was acceptable, but you can’t cook in the room at all, whereas the other place I toured had a … (read more)
I toured Albany Center, an Adult Home. The people were very nice and the residents seemed happy. The room was acceptable, but you can’t cook in the room at all, whereas the other place I toured had a … (read more)

The Terrace at Eddy Hawthorne Ridge

32 Community Way, Building 1, East Greenbush, NY, 12061


The Eliot at Troy

2902 Tibbits Ave, Troy, NY, 12180

The Eliot at Troy New York, is located on beautiful, park-like grounds close to major highways and shopping areas. Residents and their families note the cleanliness and attractive look of the facilit … (read more)
The Eliot at Troy New York, is located on beautiful, park-like grounds close to major highways and shopping areas. Residents and their families note the cleanliness and attractive look of the facilit … (read more)

The Pines at Heartwood

2405 Fifteenth Street, Troy, NY, 12180

Very agrivated they can’t even keep track of my mothers needs…simple things like keeping batteries in her hearing aids and that she has them in her ear. 3000 a month for nothing more than three hots … (read more)
Very agrivated they can’t even keep track of my mothers needs…simple things like keeping batteries in her hearing aids and that she has them in her ear. 3000 a month for nothing more than three hots … (read more)

Delmar Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

125 Rockefeller Road, Delmar, NY, 12054

Delmar Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing was very pleasant and the surroundings were very nice. The rooms were very nice and the people were very accommodating. The person that showed us around an … (read more)
Delmar Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing was very pleasant and the surroundings were very nice. The rooms were very nice and the people were very accommodating. The person that showed us around an … (read more)

MillView of Latham

514 Old Loudon Road, Cohoes, NY, 12047

MillView of Latham is located just off I-87 in the quiet neighborhood of Cohoes, New York. Family members report being impressed by the happiness of the residents, the clean facility and the dedicated … (read more)
MillView of Latham is located just off I-87 in the quiet neighborhood of Cohoes, New York. Family members report being impressed by the happiness of the residents, the clean facility and the dedicated … (read more)

Feura Bush Senior Apartments

34 New Scotland Avenue, Feura Bush, NY, 12067

Meant for 62+ and physically handicapp; while most residents fall into this category, many do not. Many residents do not feel safe here because of the people being allowed into the facility. Mentally … (read more)
Meant for 62+ and physically handicapp; while most residents fall into this category, many do not. Many residents do not feel safe here because of the people being allowed into the facility. Mentally … (read more)

Troy Adult Home

132 Oakwood Avenue, Troy, NY, 12180


Columbia Care Home- CLOSED

18 Columbia Drive, East Greenbush, NY, 12061

Columbia Care Home is an assisted living facility located close to route 90 in Albany, New York. Housing options include private and semi-private rooms and companion suites. This facility has a capaci … (read more)
Columbia Care Home is an assisted living facility located close to route 90 in Albany, New York. Housing options include private and semi-private rooms and companion suites. This facility has a capaci … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Albany

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in NY. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Albany

The New York State Department of Health licenses and supervises adult care communities, including assisted living facilities. It is responsible for inspecting facilities at least every 18 months and ensuring they are compliant with rules and regulations. It issues warnings to facilities that are not compliant. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Albany

  • The cost of living in Albany is around the same as the national average. On a 100-point scale where 100 is the U.S. median, Albany scores 94.6 for overall cost of living. Notably, this score is lower than the 120.5 state average. The cost of housing and transportation are low at 79.7 and 87.6 respectively. 
  • The crime rate in Albany is high. The violent crime rate is 8.85 per 1,000 residents, compared to a New York State average of 3.48 and a national average of 4. At 27.57, the property crime rates are also higher than the state median of 13.5 and the U.S. median of 19. However, seniors in Albany do not need to feel unsafe living in the city because long-term care facilities have staff available 24/7 and video surveillance systems to ensure nobody unauthorized enters. 
  • Albany has CDTA, a public transportation network that has over 50 public bus routes throughout the region. Seniors aged 65 and over qualify for the half-fare program, which gives them half-price bus tickets. CDTA ACCESS also provides vital transportation to seniors to get to medical appointments and pharmacy visits. The suggested donation for this service is $4.50 but it is not required. 
  • Albany has wet and warm summers and freezing and snowy winters. Throughout the year, the temperatures usually vary between 17 degrees and 83 degrees, with it rarely going below 0 degrees or above 91 degrees. Seniors who like to do outdoor activities will probably find June to September to be the most pleasant conditions.
  • There are 13 hospitals in Albany. There are various high-performing hospitals in various disciplines, including St. Peter’s Hospital, which is top-rated for geriatrics, and pulmonology. Albany Medical Center is also highly rated for the care of 14 procedures and conditions, including colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery and kidney failure. 
  • New York State is somewhat tax-friendly for retirees. All Social Security retirement benefits are exempt from taxation and income from private pensions and retirement accounts is deductible up to $20,000. However, the sales and property taxes in New York State are quite high.

Paying for Assisted Living in Albany

Seniors in Albany, typically pay around $5,269 for assisted living care. However, the costs can vary depending on the location of the community and the amenities and services available. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The monthly cost of assisted living care in Albany is high compared to the state average of $4,580 and the U.S. average of $4,500. Elsewhere in the state, the price varies significantly. The least affordable city for assisted living care is New York City, where seniors pay on average $5,750 per month. Conversely, Glens Falls is one of the most affordable cities for assisted living care, costing on average $4,250 per month. In Buffalo, the cost is slightly over the state median at $4,741 and in Kingston, the cost is equal to the national average. 

$5269

Albany

$4580

New York State

$4500

United States

$5750

New York City

$4741

Buffalo

$4500

Kingston

$4250

Glens Falls

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Albany have access to a range of long-term care options. The most affordable is an adult day health care community, which typically costs around $2,427 per month. For seniors who feel more comfortable living at home, the price of in-home care is around $5,836 per month. To get the medical services that home health care provides, the price is slightly higher at $6,006 per month. Assisted living care is cheaper at $4,250, however, for 24/7 medical care in a nursing home, the average cost is significantly more expensive at around $12,018 for a semiprivate room. 

$5836

In-Home Care

$6006

Home Health Care

$2427

Adult Day Health Care

$4250

Assisted Living Facility

$12019

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Albany

Through the Medicaid program, New York offers waiver programs to help eligible seniors pay for assisted living, including the Assisted Living Program (ALP) waiver. Though the ALP is open to both private-paying and Medicaid recipients, this waiver program is limited to 4,200 participants.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New York page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in New York

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in New York page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Albany

Older adults in Albany can access agencies and programs that deliver community services and financial assistance options. The following resources provide options for legal advisors, counselors and information specialists. There is even a program in Albany that helps older adults find usable mobility devices.

Resource

Contact

Description

 (833) 628-0087

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York provides free legal support for non-criminal civil cases to low-income individuals. Find guidance accessing Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income and Social Security. Their Senior Legal Services Program specifically helps those who are 60 and older. The goal of the program is to assist seniors with legal advice, representation and referrals for a variety of issues, such as pensions, abuse and adult home issues. 

(518) 626-5130

Albany Vet Center offers confidential support to veterans and their families. The center offers a wide variety of services, including counseling for mental health needs such as PTSD, psychological effects of military sexual trauma and depression. Referral services are available for addiction and substance abuse, homelessness and suicide prevention. Veterans can also access counseling services for grief and bereavement and family issues. 

(518) 447-7198

The Albany County Department for Aging offers a range of services to older adults and their careers. Services offered include support groups, transportation services, health and wellness programs and legal counseling. Seniors and their families can also access support on how to avoid elder abuse.

(855) 582-6769

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program supports seniors living in long-term care facilities such as assisted living communities. Agents regularly visit the communities and advocate on behalf of residents to ensure fair treatment. They also mediate between residents, families and staff to resolve any issues and educate about issues in long-term care. They provide an impartial third-party point of contact for residents to talk about any problems. 

(315) 472-3171 

The Medical Equipment Loan Closet allows seniors to borrow and test wheelchairs, walkers and other devices on a short-term basis. This can give seniors the opportunity to test out the best option before purchasing and it can also fill the gap during temporary periods of need. It is free of charge for people with a disability and items are typically loaned for 2-4 weeks. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Albany

Albany Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in NY are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in NY page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New York