10 Assisted Living Facilities near Niagara Falls, NY

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Niagara Falls, NY

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Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield

Provides: Assisted Living
2600 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Niagara Falls, NY...
"Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield was wonderful, but they didn't have a memory care unit. If my husband needed extra care, we would move in there in a second. The staff was extremely nice...." More

Heritage Manor of Niagara

Provides: Assisted Living
6508 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14304

8 Assisted Living Facilities near Niagara Falls, NY

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Brookdale Kenmore

Provides: Assisted Living
2971 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217
"Brookdale Kenmore was nice. They take you to the doctors and had everything you'd want if you're alone, but it's expensive. The staff was very friendly, nice, and answered all of my questions...." More

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Brookdale Niagara

Provides: Assisted Living
6741 Nash Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
"The activities are refreshing and our mom loves it. The food is delicious and presented like a fine restaurant. We met with the chef as this was a huge concern for us. The care givers seem so..." More

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Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda

Provides: Assisted Living
111 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150
"Elderwood Assisted Living is excellent. I go there every day and it’s great. They get fed, they get exercise, they get lots of things to do during the day, and the people are all very nice. They..." More

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Heritage Manor of Ransomville

Provides: Assisted Living
3509 Ransomville Road, Ransomville, NY 14131
"About Ransomville Manor Located in Niagara County, Ransomville Manor is a beautiful facility set just minutes from the Lake Ontario shoreline. We offer all of our assisted living home residents a..." More

Wheatfield Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
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. ..." More

Mcauley Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
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..." More

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Oakwood Senior Living

Provides: Assisted 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..." More

Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village

Provides: Assisted Living
3735 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and area seniors can enjoy the day on the United States or Canadian side of this beautiful waterfall. Approximately 48,000 people live here and 15.4% of them are aged 65 and over. Some of these seniors may need the assistance available at one of the area's 10 assisted living facilities, two of which are in Niagara Falls.

    These facilities are licensed by the New York State Department of Health and known as Assisted Living Residences (ALRs).

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Niagara Falls

    • The Niagara Falls area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Greater Niagara General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • With an air quality of 76, Niagara Falls exceeds the national average by 18 points. This may be welcome news for seniors in the area with respiratory illnesses.
    • Niagara Falls' cost of living is 89.7, nearly 40 points below the state average of 129 and 10 points lower than the national average of 100. Seniors and their families living in the city may expect to pay less for housing, groceries and healthcare. 
    • At 13.8, Niagara's violent crime rate is nine points lower than the US median, while the city's property crime of 30.8 is about five points lower than the national norm. This may help seniors running errands in town feel more confident in their safety.
    • In New York, Social Security benefits and government pensions are exempt from state income tax. Niagara Falls seniors pay income tax on withdrawals from retirement accounts and private pension income, but there is a large deduction to offset this tax.
    • Niagara Falls has unique weather patterns thanks to its proximity to the Great Lakes. Summer highs in July are a moderate 81 degrees, while winter lows average 17 degrees in January. It receives 36 inches of rain annually, which is on par with the US average of 38 inches. However, Niagara also receives about 72 inches of snow per year, more than double the US norm of 28 inches. This could be a concern for seniors with mobility issues.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Niagara Falls

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in New York

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,944.00 Williamsville
    $3,886.00 Niagara Falls
    $3,840.00 Tonawanda
    $3,800.00 North Tonawanda
    $3,430.00 Kenmore
    $2,950.00 Buffalo

    Assisted Living costs in Niagara Falls start around $3,886 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 Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls

    Seniors in Niagara Falls who receive Social Security may qualify for financial assistance via the Optional State Supplement (OSS). New York seniors can also receive help through the Assisted Living Program (ALP).

    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 Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls-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 Niagara Falls

    • Review of Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield

      Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield was wonderful, but they didn't have a memory care unit. If my husband needed extra care, we would move in there in a second. The staff was extremely nice. Th... Read more

      Jean
    • Review of Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield

      Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield was very welcoming and clean. It was like walking into a luxury hotel. The staff was very pleasant and professional when I talked to them. I was hoping to ge... Read more

      Kathleen
    • Review of Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield

      We chose Elderwood (Elderwood at Wheatfield) because it has the exercise equipment to give my wife the proper exercise that she needs in long-term care, and it's close to home. The rooms are great,... Read more

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