Seniors interested in small-town living are likely to appreciate the village of Kenmore, NY. It’s closer to Toronto, Canada (about a two-hour drive) than it is to Manhattan (approximately 6.2-hours by car), and it has a population of 15,205 people. About 15.6% of residents are seniors over the age of 65, so there are plenty of people of all ages to meet. 

Seniors can be part of a community by residing in an assisted living facility that focuses on supporting senior residents. This support can range from offering events and activities to helping with dietary concerns and medication management. Seniors in the Kenmore area pay about $4,741 monthly for assisted living, close to the national and New York State averages. 

This guide is a good starting point for seniors who want to learn more about assisted living care in Kenmore and how moving to a facility could affect their budget.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Kenmore, New York

Brookdale Kenmore

2971 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY, 14217

Brookdale Kenmore, an assisted living facility, is located in one of the largest cities in the country, Buffalo, New York. From the Buffalo Zoo to exploring the canal, there is plenty to enjoy in the … (read more)
Brookdale Kenmore, an assisted living facility, is located in one of the largest cities in the country, Buffalo, New York. From the Buffalo Zoo to exploring the canal, there is plenty to enjoy in the … (read more)

Mcauley Residence

1503 MILITARY ROAD, Kenmore, NY, 14217

3 of us had to wait 35 minutes to get assistance to bathroom…I had to call main #…was told by aid who finally came that they had to clear dirty dishes from room,first. When I asked if dirty dis … (read more)
3 of us had to wait 35 minutes to get assistance to bathroom…I had to call main #…was told by aid who finally came that they had to clear dirty dishes from room,first. When I asked if dirty dis … (read more)

Oakwood Senior Living

3456 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY, 14217

I visited Oakwood recently and I have to say that I was impressed by the positive changes that have been made there. New owners took it over about a year or two ago and you can tell. I visited when … (read more)
I visited Oakwood recently and I have to say that I was impressed by the positive changes that have been made there. New owners took it over about a year or two ago and you can tell. I visited when … (read more)

Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village

3735 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY, 14217


Elderwood Village at Williamsville

5271 Main Street, Williamsville, NY, 14221

Elderwood Village at Williamsville is located in the charming village of Williamsville, conveniently close to the New York State Thruway (Interstate Highway 90), Interstate Highway 290, the Buffalo Ni … (read more)
Elderwood Village at Williamsville is located in the charming village of Williamsville, conveniently close to the New York State Thruway (Interstate Highway 90), Interstate Highway 290, the Buffalo Ni … (read more)

Elderwood Village at Bassett Park

245 Basset Rd, Williamsville, NY, 14221

Elderwood Village at Bassett Park is not where I wanted my mother to be. The lower level of service was not going to work for her. The surroundings are adequate, the facility was clean, and the staff … (read more)
Elderwood Village at Bassett Park is not where I wanted my mother to be. The lower level of service was not going to work for her. The surroundings are adequate, the facility was clean, and the staff … (read more)

Heathwood Assisted Living & Memory Care at Williamsville

815 Hopkins Road, Buffalo, NY, 14221

My mother-in-law moved into Heathwood Assisted Living and Memory Care in Williamsville. We liked the place, it was our number two choice, but it was availability. She’s happy there. She’s only been th … (read more)
My mother-in-law moved into Heathwood Assisted Living and Memory Care in Williamsville. We liked the place, it was our number two choice, but it was availability. She’s happy there. She’s only been th … (read more)

Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda

111 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, NY, 14150

I did an in-person tour at Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda. I was treated very well by the staff. Everyone was very kind and conscientious. The other one is like a country club, but this one is … (read more)
I did an in-person tour at Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda. I was treated very well by the staff. Everyone was very kind and conscientious. The other one is like a country club, but this one is … (read more)

Park Creek Senior Living Community

410 Mill Street, Williamsville, NY, 14221

I lived here for a year and I can stay its the most cleanest place most friendliest people I have ever met. No noise. Its close to everything the staff Jessica and Andrea are friendly and amazing. If … (read more)
I lived here for a year and I can stay its the most cleanest place most friendliest people I have ever met. No noise. Its close to everything the staff Jessica and Andrea are friendly and amazing. If … (read more)

Fredonia Place of Williamsville

201 Reist Street, Williamsville, NY, 14221

Fredonia Place of Williamsville showed me both their assisted living and memory care. It was very clean and very up-to-date. I came in at 3 in the afternoon, so the residents had just finished the act … (read more)
Fredonia Place of Williamsville showed me both their assisted living and memory care. It was very clean and very up-to-date. I came in at 3 in the afternoon, so the residents had just finished the act … (read more)

Mary Agnes Manor

307 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14201

Conveniently located in Buffalo, NY, Mary Agnes Manor is an Assisted Living facility with an experienced staff that helps assist residents as needed. Residents rave about the unique solarium which all … (read more)
Conveniently located in Buffalo, NY, Mary Agnes Manor is an Assisted Living facility with an experienced staff that helps assist residents as needed. Residents rave about the unique solarium which all … (read more)

Elderwood Village at St. Gregory Court – CLOSED

111 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, NY, 14221

My impression of Brookdale Bassett Park was excellent. The community was pleasant and active. The rooms were a very good size, with a private bath and colorful decor. The food was very good. Everythin … (read more)
My impression of Brookdale Bassett Park was excellent. The community was pleasant and active. The rooms were a very good size, with a private bath and colorful decor. The food was very good. Everythin … (read more)

Wheatfield Commons

3920 Forest Parkway, North Tonawanda, NY, 14120

Westfield Commons is beautiful. It looks like it came straight out of an HGTV episode, warm and welcoming , with several gathering spaces to accommodate a variety of social needs and preferences. Th … (read more)
Westfield Commons is beautiful. It looks like it came straight out of an HGTV episode, warm and welcoming , with several gathering spaces to accommodate a variety of social needs and preferences. Th … (read more)

Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo

225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY, 14227

Hospice Buffalo Mitchell Campus is excellent. The service is very good. The caregivers are very good. I have no complaints. I could call them anytime and they will come right out. The healthcare aides … (read more)
Hospice Buffalo Mitchell Campus is excellent. The service is very good. The caregivers are very good. I have no complaints. I could call them anytime and they will come right out. The healthcare aides … (read more)

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Garden House

2720 NORTH FOREST ROAD, Getzville, NY, 14068

Please shop around prior to placing a loved one in the skilled nursing facility at Rosa Coplon.. The only good thing here is the activities & aesthetics. Beautiful facility – very bad care. The nu … (read more)
Please shop around prior to placing a loved one in the skilled nursing facility at Rosa Coplon.. The only good thing here is the activities & aesthetics. Beautiful facility – very bad care. The nu … (read more)

Blocher Homes

135 Evans Street, Williamsville, NY, 14221

Blocher Homes was very organized. The staff was courteous, informative, and so forth. However, the accommodations or the rooms needed updating. The rooms were very small — especially the bathroom and … (read more)
Blocher Homes was very organized. The staff was courteous, informative, and so forth. However, the accommodations or the rooms needed updating. The rooms were very small — especially the bathroom and … (read more)

Weinberg Campus

2700 North Forest Road, Getzville, NY, 14068

The rooms are big and clean, Each room has their own bathroom and shower area. The nursing staff is very friendly and very knowledgeable. They care for the residents in the memory care unit and ha … (read more)
The rooms are big and clean, Each room has their own bathroom and shower area. The nursing staff is very friendly and very knowledgeable. They care for the residents in the memory care unit and ha … (read more)

Liberty Apartment

10 – 35 Manko Ln, Buffalo, NY, 14227

Liberty Apartment is an assisted living facility located right next to the Stiglmeier Park in Buffalo, New York. It’s a short distance from the coast, just right for recreational activities. Residents … (read more)
Liberty Apartment is an assisted living facility located right next to the Stiglmeier Park in Buffalo, New York. It’s a short distance from the coast, just right for recreational activities. Residents … (read more)

Lutheran Church Home of Buffalo

217 East Delavan Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14208

Located in the heart of Buffalo, New York, is the Lutheran Church Home of Buffalo, an assisted living facility with a full range of service offerings. Independent living allows residents to live with … (read more)
Located in the heart of Buffalo, New York, is the Lutheran Church Home of Buffalo, an assisted living facility with a full range of service offerings. Independent living allows residents to live with … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Kenmore

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 New York . 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 Kenmore

The New York State Department of Health is the government agency that ensures assisted living facilities and other adult care facilities around the state adhere to laws and properly care for their residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kenmore

  • Kenmore’s COL score is 97.3 for transportation, which means transport costs in the village are significantly lower than in New York State (140.7) overall. As part of Erie County, Kenmore relies on the public transportation services of the NFTA-Metro. Thanks to the NFTA-Metro Reduced-Fare card, qualifying seniors may pay a discounted fare. 
  • Residents who love being in the sun may be a little disappointed in Kenmore’s annual average of 155 sunny days. However, snow-loving seniors will adore the yearly average of 85 inches of snow. Residents can stay in Kenmore to enjoy the snow or explore nearby places such as Buffalo.
  • Kenmore’s 97.2 health COL score is below national and state average costs. Seniors needing medical care have access to Kenmore Mercy Hospital on Elmwood Avenue or one of the local medical practices. 
  • Kenmore is small, but residents have plenty of restaurants to visit and many cuisines to experience. It gives seniors a chance to enjoy the food at the assisted living facility or explore what’s available in the area. Considering some restaurants may offer senior discounts, seniors should check if they qualify. 
  • Kenmore scores 31 out of 100 on crime, with 100 being safest. Seniors need not worry about this low score because assisted living facilities typically have security measures in place to keep residents safe.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Kenmore

Per the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, Kenmore’s monthly average fee for assisted living is $4,741. This cost is within $250 of the state and national averages.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Kenmore’s median assisted living cost ($4,741) is slightly higher than the New York State median ($4,580) and is $241 costlier than the national average. Most New York cities — including Glens Falls ($4,250) and Syracuse ($4,694) — fall in the $4,000–$5,000 range. Albany ($5,269) and New York City ($5,270) are the only two cities that cost more than $5,000 per month.

$4741

Kenmore

$4580

New York State

$4500

The United States

$3775

Rochester

$4250

Glens Falls

$4694

Syracuse

$5269

Albany

$5750

New York City

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Kenmore residents have multiple senior care options to consider. There’s a $3,571 monthly cost difference between adult day health care ($1,170) and assisted living ($4,741), but homemaker services ($4,957) or a home health aide ($5,053) aren’t much more per month than assisted living. However, opting for a semiprivate room ($12,994) or private room ($13,559) in a nursing home facility  means paying more than double the monthly cost of assisted living residents.

$4957

Homemaker Services

$5053

Home Health Aide

$1170

Adult Day Health Care

$4741

Assisted Living Facility

$12994

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13559

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Kenmore was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Buffalo, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Kenmore

Low-income seniors interested in other long-term care options, such as assisted living, are limited to two Medicaid initiatives: the Assisted Living Program (ALP), which helps medically eligible seniors locate proper assisted living placement, and the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), which facilitates both in-home services and assisted living care.

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 Kenmore

Seniors have numerous free and low-cost resources in the Kenmore area to benefit their physical, mental and social health, several of which are listed below. There’s also information on how to utilize ombudsmen to settle disputes that may occur between residents and management of assisted living facilities. 

Resource 

Contact 

Service 

(716) 873-2842

Located on Delaware Road, the Town of Tonawanda Public Library – Kenmore branch is open every day with late nights Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It has a book club and hosts several events that seniors may find interesting, including technology assistance and a plant swap, and a notary public is available every Wednesday. 

(716) 874-3266

Although located in Tonawanda, the Senior Citizen Center on Ensminger Road is open to Kenmore residents aged 60+ for a small fee. There are many events and programs to participate in, ranging from medical programs to dances to University Express classes. 

(716) 645-5698

The 60 and Over Auditors Program at the University at Buffalo is available for in-person and remote learning. Auditing the courses is free, but the program may require other costs such as textbooks. There are registration timelines to adhere to for each term.

(844) 697-6321

The New York State Office for the Aging offers substantial information for seniors and their families. In addition to providing resources for caregivers, including support groups and respite, it also informs seniors about topics such as the New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care, health care proxies and the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs (CDSMP).

(716) 817-9222

As a village in Erie County, Kenmore falls under the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program that’s part of the Erie County Department of Senior Services, based in Buffalo. Volunteers with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program act as advocates for residents of long-term care facilities to ensure residents are treated properly in their care facility.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kenmore

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New York