35 Assisted Living Facilities near Buffalo, NY
There are 35 Assisted Living Facilities in the Buffalo area, with 5 in Buffalo and 30 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Buffalo is $2,950 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 282 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Buffalo. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Buffalo 2.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include West Seneca with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Buffalo, NY
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Buffalo
Located on the eastern part of Lake Erie, Buffalo is New York’s second largest city. It's home to the Museum of Science and Buffalo Naval Park. In Buffalos, seniors seniors make up 12 percent of its population and have over three dozen assisted living facilities to choose from, all of which are regulated by the New York State Department of Health. These communities are defined as adult care facilities (ACFs) that provide non-medical, long-term residences for seniors.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Buffalo
- Buffalo can get heavy snow in the winter. It averages about 89 inches annually, compared to the U.S. median of 26 inches per year. This may make getting around in the colder months difficult for seniors. The year-round climate scores a 47 out of 100 on Sperling’s Comfort Index with an average of 40 inches of rainfall and 155 days of sun per year.
- Buffalo has a thriving arts and culture scene. The city’s Division for Senior Services offers a monthly newsletter, Senior City Life, which informs seniors of programs, events and social services happening around town.
- For seniors on a budget, Buffalo may be a good place to settle. Its cost of living is 16.3 percent lower than the national average. The economy is supported by robust shopping and low health care costs. The cost of groceries is slightly lower than the U.S. average, and the cost of transportation is slightly higher.
- The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) operates buses and a rail system throughout Buffalo with reduced fares for seniors 65 and over. The Division of Senior Services also provides a medical van to seniors 62 and over for pick up and drop off to appointments.
- Seniors wishing to reside in Buffalo should be aware that the violent crime rate is high, scoring a 91.3 out of 100 compared to the U.S. average of 31 out of 100. Property crime is lower, at 64.5, but is still significantly higher than the nation's average property crime score, which is 38.1.
- Buffalo has an array of community resources for seniors through the Division for Senior Services including the city’s Senior Discount Card Program, which offers discounts for seniors over 55 at participating businesses, and the citizen outreach and medical transportation programs. Buffalo is also home to eight senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Buffalo
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Buffalo start around $2,950 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo
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 Buffalo
Buffalo 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 Buffalo, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Buffalo
Buffalo-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 Buffalo
Review of Heathwood Assisted Living at Williamsville
My grandmother is in Heathwood Assisted Living and Memory Care, and I'm very pleased. They're great, and I like its appearance. It's always clean and nice. The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable. ... Read more
Review of Mary Agnes Manor
My mother loved her time there! Her room was great, her floor was nice, quiet, clean and she got the exact level of care that she needed for that time! I'm very pleased with the facility and would ... Read more
Review of Mary Agnes Manor
My Aunt is a resident of Mary Anges Manor. She went there to begin with because my grandmother was getting too old to take care of her and My Aunt fell at home and broke her back. She went to rehab... Read more