21 Assisted Living Facilities near Albany, NY
There are 21 Assisted Living Facilities in the Albany area, with 4 in Albany and 17 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Albany is $3,100 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Delmar with an average starting cost of $3,095.
To help you with your search, browse the 132 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Albany. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Albany 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include East Greenbush with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 11 families in Albany find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Albany, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Albany, NY
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Albany
Albany is the capital city of the state of New York. It's also the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies and the birthplace of "a baker's dozen." Albany has a considerable senior population, with 16.4 percent of persons in the city over 65 years of age. Rather than being known as assisted living facilities within the state of New York, the Department of Health refers to these communities as adult care facilities (ACFs). ACFs are defined by the state as centers providing long-term residential services to adults who can't live on their own due to physical, mental, or other limitations. Three separate types of these ACFs are available in New York: adult homes, enriched housing programs and residencies for adults. There are 23 ACFs in the area surrounding Albany, with three directly within the city limits of Albany and 20 nearby.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Albany
Cost of living in Albany is approximately the same as the national average with a ranking of 100.8 as opposed to the nation's flat 100, making Albany a viable option for seniors looking for assisted living in the area.
- Albany experiences harsh winters with temperatures often remaining below freezing from November to April. Albany's climate could pose a potential problem for seniors looking to spend time outdoors or who dislike cold weather.
The violent crime rate in Albany is more than double the national average, with a score of 78.6 compared to the national average of 31.1. Such high crime rates could create unsafe situations for seniors to choose to settle in Albany.
Air quality in Albany is worse than the U.S. average by eight percent. This could lead to breathing difficulties for seniors with lung conditions.
- The Albany area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Peter's Hospital, Albany Memorial Hospital and Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Citizens age 65 and over qualify for half-fare when riding Albany's public transit system, Capital District Transportation Authority.
Paying for Assisted Living in Albany
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Albany start around $3,100 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Albany and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
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.
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
Albany and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Albany, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Albany
Albany-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in New York are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in New York page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Albany
Review of Atria Shaker
We went to Atria Shaker, and they also sent us a video. It looked fine.The staff was very thorough, and she answered the questions we have. The food was very good, we peeped through the window but ... Read more
Review of Atria Shaker
I found Atria Shaker to be fine. It's a nice place. I have no problems with that, but my father is not interested in going to anything at this time. The employee I encountered was very good. The pl... Read more
Review of Atria Crossgate
My sister has been in Atria Crossgate for two years now. It is a single-floor multi-sectioned facility in a very quiet private setting. They have done a very good job during this COVID crisis of ke... Read more