23 Assisted Living Facilities in Lancaster, NY

Lancaster Manor

5539 Broadway St, Lancaster, NY
He0712: "My son is at Symphony Manor and some things are happening that are objectionable, and they have a large turnover of staff. They don't have any medical people there at all. It's a very old building, but the interior is very clean and well t... (read more)
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GreenField Continuing Care Community

5953 Broadway, Lancaster, NY
Lee Kenyone: "Greenfield was a truly horrible experience for our family. The facade is wonderful and inviting, however the Management was below sub-par in some of the 'Business Units' .. particularly The Terrace. Management leaves at PRECISELY 4pm ea... (read more)
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People Inc

5528 Broadway Street, Lancaster, NY
Chris12: "This facility is very well staffed and organized. The home is kept very clean and the residents are well cared for. All families and friends are welcome and tons of food, desserts and drinks are served. We all play games and have a blast e... (read more)
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The Amberleigh

2330 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY
ptels: "I am writing this from what is likely a unique perspective. My brother and I (both of whom live out of state) toured many places before deciding that Amberleigh was by far the best place for our parents, and we moved them here 2 years ago.... (read more)
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Brookdale Bassett Road

245 Basset Rd, Williamsville, NY
Brookdale Bassett Road is located in Williamsville, New York, a quaint village complete with multiple wooded parks, restaurants, churches and small-town shopping. Visitors note the high level of cleanliness, friendliness of staff, lovely gr... (read more)
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Brookdale Bassett Park

111 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, NY
Perfectly nestled at the heart of the historic village of Williamsville, New York, Brookdale Bassett Park is a distinctive assisted living facility. The community is about a mile away from vital amenities such as the Milliard Fillmore Subur... (read more)
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Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca

580 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, NY
Located outside Buffalo, Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca offers fun activities, different levels of assistance and unique dining experience. Every night, residents can select their meals from a complete menu, so there are no compla... (read more)
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Bristol Village, Inc.

8455 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center, NY
Katie023808: "The Bristol was the one I liked the most. It was the best quality place. The most important thing was how clean it was, making sure the living experience was a good quality, and making sure that the room they were in was a good quality roo... (read more)
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Elderwood Village at Williamsville

5271 Main Street, Williamsville, NY
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 Niagara International Airport, and the sho... (read more)
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Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga

229 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga, NY
Kevin Zink: "We recently moved our Mother in to the Elderwood Cheektowaga Assisted Living facility. The interactions withe staff have been exceptional from our initial site visit through having Mom at the facility. The staff exudes a high level of co... (read more)
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Tennyson Court

49 Tennyson Court, Williamsville, NY
K. Clem: "My Mother-in-law has been living at Tennyson Court since July 2016. We moved her from another community where we did not feel that she was getting enough attention, and she was not thriving. We have noticed an amazing transformation in h... (read more)
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Peregrine Senior Living at Cheektowaga

575 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga, NY
Loved one: "We found Peregrine Senior Living for my father. It’s very nice and the staff is pretty good, but sometimes you have to remind them of things to do. I think they could have more activities for the people there. The rooms are very nice. They... (read more)
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Brompton Heights, Inc.

275 Brompton Road, Williamsville, NY
Burnsie: "My mother has lived at Brompton Heights for over a year and and is receiving enhanced assisted-living services. We are very happy with the staff! They are caring and know my mom well. The nurses and aids take very good care of my mom and... (read more)
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Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

10570 Bergtold Road, Clarence, NY
Jean: "Brothers of Mercy is an old building with small rooms. They had good activities, good staff, and a very good chapel."
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Eden Heights of West Seneca

3030 Clinton Street, West Seneca, NY
Dan : " I wanted to take a moment to extend my thanks to the staff at Eden Heights in West Seneca. My mother, Barbara, recently transition to a full-time nursing facility but spent time with you folks. She often told me how fond she was o... (read more)
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Heathwood Assisted Living at Williamsville

815 Hopkins Road, Buffalo, NY
Heathwood Assisted Living at Williamsville is an impressive estate in Williamsville that offers residents the care and companionship they need to live a fruitful life. Residents enjoy that the staff is kind and caring and that they seem to ... (read more)
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5945 Vincroft Drive, Clarence Center, NY
Happy Resident: "Vinecroft is excellent. The rooms are nice, well taken care of, and there's a lot of space. The food is adequate, and the staff is nice and helpful. The place is very well kept, nice, and comfortable. My apartment is very adequate with a l... (read more)
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Hospice Buffalo Mitchell Campus

225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY
Doris: "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 helps me with my showers and bath, the... (read more)
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2248 Old Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY
MemaD: "I drop in unannounced 3-4 times a week. Staff always very friendly and my relative loves the food there. There is a variety of activities for residents to participate in. Rooms are neat and clean with a slip up once in a while but nothi... (read more)
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Park Creek Senior Living Community

410 Mill Street, Williamsville, NY
Carol: "I liked Park Creek, and I liked the apartments, but it was in a building, and I didn't want that. It was right next to a state park, so it was very nice. It was just newly built, so it was very clean. The staff was fine and answered any qu... (read more)
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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.  
  • Seniors with respiratory difficulties can benefit from the good air quality in Lancaster. The town scored a 75 out of 100 with 100 being the best on Sperling’s index. Buffalo and the surrounding areas made the American Lung Associations Cleanest Cities list for short-term particle pollution.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Lancaster

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in New York

$4,300.00 Clarence Center
$4,043.00 West Seneca
$4,000.00 US
$3,895.00 Cheektowaga
$3,809.00 Williamsville
$3,300.00 Lancaster
$2,950.00 Buffalo

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.