26 Assisted Living Facilities near Schenectady, NY
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There are 26 Assisted Living Facilities in the Schenectady area, with 5 in Schenectady and 21 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Schenectady is $4,957 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Niskayuna with an average starting cost of $4,851.
To help you with your search, browse the 186 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Schenectady. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Schenectady 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Amsterdam with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Schenectady, NY
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Schenectady
Known as the city that "lights and hauls the world,” Schenectady, New York has a population of about 65,000, with about 23 percent in the 55 and over demographic. There are 23 assisted living facilities (ALFs) to serve the senior community, 18 of which are in nearby areas such as Niskayuna, Scotia, Latham, Slingerlands and Albany. The New York Department of Health is the regulatory agency for each of these facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Schenectady
- Like most other areas of New York, Schenectady has a Sperling’s Comfort Index that's lower than the national average. Schenectady gets an average of 57 inches of snow per year, whereas the average for the country is 26 inches, so winters are sometimes tough. Rainfall is typical compared to the national average (40 inches versus 39 inches). Annual temperatures range between 14 degrees Fahrenheit and 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The average rank for air quality in the United States is 58 out of 100, based on the National Air Toxics Assessment. Schenectady’s rank is slightly higher at 63, which means air quality in the city is worse than average. This could affect seniors with respiratory illnesses.
- The overall cost of living index in Schenectady lower than the national average. However, grocery costs are significantly higher on average, which could make it hard to find affordable options.
- Seniors should pay serious attention to Schenectady’s crime rate, as the area isn’t as safe as other options. The area's violent crime rate is 82.7 out of 100, while the property crime rate is 60.7. These rates are much higher than the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. ALFs that can demonstrate additional physical and asset protections might offer the best options.
- A historic district, Schenectady has a range of attractions of entertainments for seniors and loved ones, including Proctors Theatre, Schenectady Light Opera Company and the Schenectady Green Market. Individuals also can visit Bowtie Cinemas, the Dudley Observatory and the Empire State Aerosciences Museum.
- Schenectady is home to world-class medical facilities, including Ellis Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Schenectady
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Assisted Living costs in Schenectady start around $4,957 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 Schenectady 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 Schenectady
The Assisted Living Program, a state supplement for SSI recipients and the Long-Term Home Health Program 1915(c) Waiver program all can help seniors finance their ALF services.
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 Schenectady
Schenectady 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 Schenectady, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Schenectady
Schenectady-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 Schenectady
Review of The Terrace at Glen Eddy
The Glen Eddy is an absolutely marvelous place. My first impression was, Wow, this is really nice. It looked very good and modern, and the people we saw were very active with games and lots of ac... Read more
Review of The Terrace at Glen Eddy
While the Glen Eddy has the appearance of a higher end facility, a closer look is warranted. From basic things such as food, one notes a menu that has little variety from week to week. A resident ... Read more
Review of Kingsway Manor Assisted Living
At Kingsway Manor, they had a wide age group. They had assisted living, nursing home, and independent living all in one place, so you can go from one thing to the next as you get older. They had pl... Read more