23 Assisted Living Facilities in Lancaster, NY
Lancaster Manor5539 Broadway St, Lancaster, NY
GreenField Continuing Care Community5953 Broadway, Lancaster, NY
People Inc5528 Broadway Street, Lancaster, NY
The Amberleigh2330 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY
Brookdale Bassett Road245 Basset Rd, Williamsville, NY
Brookdale Bassett Park111 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, NY
Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca580 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, NY
Bristol Village, Inc.8455 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center, NY
Elderwood Village at Williamsville5271 Main Street, Williamsville, NY
Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga229 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga, NY
Tennyson Court49 Tennyson Court, Williamsville, NY
Peregrine Senior Living at Cheektowaga575 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga, NY
Brompton Heights, Inc.275 Brompton Road, Williamsville, NY
Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center10570 Bergtold Road, Clarence, NY
Eden Heights of West Seneca3030 Clinton Street, West Seneca, NY
Heathwood Assisted Living at Williamsville815 Hopkins Road, Buffalo, NY
Vinecroft5945 Vincroft Drive, Clarence Center, NY
Hospice Buffalo Mitchell Campus225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY
Glenwell2248 Old Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY
Park Creek Senior Living Community410 Mill Street, Williamsville, NY
At A Glance
There are 23 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Lancaster is $3,351 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lancaster
Lancaster is a suburb in Erie County, New York, 14 miles east of Buffalo. The town is full of historic buildings such as the Warren Hull House and the Lancaster Opera House, and is home to a thriving population, 15.8 percent of which are over the age of 65. Seniors looking for assisted living facilities (ALFs) can choose from three in town and more than a dozen in the surrounding areas. The New York Department of Health regulates ALFs and defines them as adult care facilities (ACFs) which provide nonmedical care and room and board for seniors.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lancaster
- Lancaster is a great choice for seniors on a budget as the cost of living here is relatively low, only 0.9 percent higher than the U.S. average. Housing is the biggest factor for this difference with grocery, travel and health care costs coming in below national medians.
- The climate in Lancaster is variable. The summers are warm and pleasant with highs of 80 degrees in July, but winters can get quite cold with temperatures sometimes dropping to 18 degrees in January. Snowfall averages 98 inches per year which could be an issue for seniors who need to get outdoors during the winter months.
- Crime is low in Lancaster, so seniors can feel safe traveling around town. The town is safer than 56 percent of U.S. cities. Violent crime scored a 21.5 on a scale of 0 to 100 with 100 representing high crime. Property crime is even lower at 19.7.
- For seniors who don’t drive, Lancaster has a couple of public transportation options. NFTA Metro has several buses that stop downtown with reduced fares for seniors over 65. The Lancaster Senior Center provides van transportation Monday through Friday.
- Social security benefits are not taxed in the state of New York and income from private pensions and retirement accounts have tax deductions which could be beneficial for seniors living on a budget.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lancaster
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Lancaster start around $3,300 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster
Seniors who wish to apply for financial aid for assisted living in Lancaster may do so through two New York government programs: Medicaid’s Managed Long Term Care Waiver (MLTC) and the Assisted Living Program (ALP).
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 Lancaster
Lancaster 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.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lancaster
Lancaster-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.