3 Assisted Living Facilities in Amsterdam, NY

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The Sentinel of Amsterdam

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Market St, Amsterdam, NY 12010
"The Sentinel is a very nice place to live. There's lots to do, but I am still able to enjoy my privacy. Everyone is very helpful. Such an improvement from the last place I lived. Lots of activities..." More

Hillcrest Spring Residential

Provides: Assisted Living
5052 Upper Market Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010
"The rooms at Hillcrest looks like a hotel room -- nice and comfortable. They have typical kinds of activities for senior citizens. They have games, movies and gatherings. They have sitting,..." More

Sarah Jane Sanford Home

Provides: Assisted Living
69 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010
" The facility is just for women and it provides an at-home atmosphere. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. There are various activities for the residents daily. I would recommend this..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Amsterdam

    Located just outside the Albany-Troy-Schenectady metro area, Amsterdam, New York, straddles the Mohawk River. Named after the city in the Netherlands, Amsterdam was once the location of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. The city has nearly 18,000 people, 17 percent of whom are 60 years or older. To accommodate this sizable senior population, there are six assisted living facilities in the Amsterdam area, all of which are licensed, certified and regulated by the New York Department of Health.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Amsterdam

    • Like much of the northeastern United States, Amsterdam has four defined seasons. Winters are cold and have large amounts of snowfall, with lows in the teens for at least a couple of months per year. Summers typically are in the 80s, but 90s aren't unusual.

    • Amsterdam is a small city, but there's a lot of art and culture to check out. There's Old Fort Johnson, which is a national historic landmark. There are concerts, festivals and other events along the stretch of the Mohawk River that runs through Amsterdam.

    • Amsterdam has a relatively modest cost of living overall, well below the state and national averages. Housing is less than half of the national average. Other necessities, such as groceries, utilities and healthcare, are about even with the national average.

    • Amsterdam’s crime rate is low: 32 percent lower than the national average for a city of its size and 67 percent lower when it comes to violent crime.

    • The Office for the Aging in Montgomery County will assist seniors with transportation as long as they can prove their age and residency. Seniors must call the office during daytime business hours to arrange a ride within the Amsterdam area.

    • The Amsterdam area has no/few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in the nearby capital city of Albany.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Amsterdam

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in New York

    $5,005.00 Slingerlands
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,900.00 Latham
    $3,890.00 Niskayuna
    $3,750.00 Amsterdam

    Assisted Living costs in Amsterdam start around $3,750 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 Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam

    For those seniors in Amsterdam that need financial assistance paying for their assisted living facility, the state of New York offers an Assisted Living Program. For those who qualify, the program will pay for a senior’s assisted living facilities as long as a high level of care is required for participants, equivalent to what one would receive in a nursing home. Most people in this program are on Medicaid, though a small percentage of people who aren’t still may receive financial assistance.

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

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    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 Amsterdam

    Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam-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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    Assisted Living near Amsterdam, NY

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Amsterdam

    • Review of The Sentinel of Amsterdam

      The Sentinel is a very nice place to live. There's lots to do, but I am still able to enjoy my privacy. Everyone is very helpful. Such an improvement from the last place I lived. Lots of activities... Read more

    • Review of The Sentinel of Amsterdam

      I love living here at The Sentinel. I have lived here for five months. All concerns are taken care of quickly. The food is good, the staff are pleasant, activities are excellent, overall this has b... Read more

      Wanda Day
    • Review of The Sentinel of Amsterdam

      The rooms are an adequate size, but the room decor is very bland. I've only interacted with the receptionist and she is pleasant. The resident whom I visit tells me that there is very little fle... Read more

      Visitor Judy
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