Schenectady County is home to an array of attractions and amenities, making it a popular destination for visitors and retirees alike. It’s home to 10 cities and just 160,000 people, over 17% of whom are seniors. This vibrant region is a point of interest for shopping enthusiasts, with its many locally owned shops, antique stores and boutiques. It also has a dynamic arts and culture scene with the historic Proctors Theatre, which hosts Broadway productions, live music events and local talent.  

There are eight licensed assisted living facilities in Schenectady County, ranging in size from 36 to 140 beds. Compared to the rest of the nation, this region is relatively expensive for this type of care, with facilities charging approximately $4,800 per month. However, the local cost is on par with the average paid throughout New York.  

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Schenectady County, NY

Brookdale Niskayuna

1786 Union Street, Niskayuna, NY, 12309

Brookdale Niskayuna is an assisted living facility nestled next to Central Park in Niskayuna, New York. Residents and visitors praise this community for being clean and well-maintained and for having … (read more)
Brookdale Niskayuna is an assisted living facility nestled next to Central Park in Niskayuna, New York. Residents and visitors praise this community for being clean and well-maintained and for having … (read more)

Glen Eddy

One Glen Eddy Drive,, Niskayuna, NY, 12309

I have moved my mom to Marjorie Doyle Rockwell back in December. It’s been very good. The staff is the reason I chose it because they have a very caring bunch. They are very concerned with establishin … (read more)
I have moved my mom to Marjorie Doyle Rockwell back in December. It’s been very good. The staff is the reason I chose it because they have a very caring bunch. They are very concerned with establishin … (read more)

The Terrace at Glen Eddy

1 Ascot Lane, Schenectady, NY, 12309

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 act … (read more)
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 act … (read more)

Heritage Home for Women

1519 Union Street, Schenectady, NY, 12309

Heritage Home for Women is located just off Union St in Schenectady, New York, north of Central Park and near the Mohawk Golf Club. Relatives compliment the helpful, attentive staff, saying they have … (read more)
Heritage Home for Women is located just off Union St in Schenectady, New York, north of Central Park and near the Mohawk Golf Club. Relatives compliment the helpful, attentive staff, saying they have … (read more)

Kingsway Manor Assisted Living

357 Kings Road, Schenectady, NY, 12304

Kingsway Manor Memory Care Center is located in Schenectady, NY, not far from Shaker Ridge Country Club. Guests enjoy a game room, beauty parlor and entertainment from local musicians. At the top of t … (read more)
Kingsway Manor Memory Care Center is located in Schenectady, NY, not far from Shaker Ridge Country Club. Guests enjoy a game room, beauty parlor and entertainment from local musicians. At the top of t … (read more)

Ingersoll Place Assisted Living.

3359 Consaul Road, Schenectady, NY, 12304

Ingersoll Place Assisted Living is located in Schenectady, New York, 15 miles from Albany. Family members praise the staff’s warmth and compassion as well as the beautiful patio and the view of the … (read more)
Ingersoll Place Assisted Living is located in Schenectady, New York, 15 miles from Albany. Family members praise the staff’s warmth and compassion as well as the beautiful patio and the view of the … (read more)

Family & Child Services-Schenectady

246 Union Street, Schenectady, NY, 12305


Paying for Assisted Living in Schenectady County

Schenectady County is located near the Albany area and shares its senior care costs. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living facilities in this region charge an average of $4,800 per month. While this is consistent with the state median of the same rate, it’s about $500 per month higher than the national average of $4,300.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

While Schenectady County is among the costlier regions in the nation for assisted living, it’s relatively affordable compared to other New York cities. Seniors seeking more affordable alternatives may find Glen Falls a viable option. Here, fees are the lowest in the state at $4,235, which is roughly equal to the national median. Most cities are more expensive than Schenectady County, however, including the Utica area, where seniors pay approximately $4,905 per month for this level of care. In Binghamton, care costs exceed Schenectady County’s average at $5,097. In the Poughkeepsie area, fees are higher still at $5,154. The New York City area is even more costly at $5,991 per month, and in Watertown, seniors pay some of the highest rates in the state at an average of $6,034.  

$4800

Schenectady County/Albany

$4800

New York

$4300

The United States

$4235

Glens Falls

$6034

Watertown

$5097

Binghamton

$4905

Utica

$5991

New York

$5154

Poughkeepsie

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Schenectady County

The Assisted Living Program (ALP) provides financial assistance to a limited number of people in assisted living facilities in New York. Schenectady County seniors who receive Social Security benefits may also be eligible for financial help through the Optional State Supplement (OSS). 

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 Schenectady County

ResourceContact Service
Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services(518) 382-8481, ext. 9-313The county’s Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services is the designated Area Agency on Aging, meaning it receives federal funds to provide free and low-cost services to residents aged 60 and over. Through NY Connects, it offers information, assistance and referrals to help older adults find resources that meet their needs, and it assesses seniors needing long-term care services through its Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program.
Veterans Affairs(518) 377-2423Schenectady County’s Veterans Agency advises veterans on the benefits available to them based on their service in the military. Its officers help veterans determine what paperwork is needed to apply for benefits and respond to queries on behalf of the veteran until the process is complete. Through the office, qualifying veterans can apply for VA pensions, Aid and Attendance benefits and service-related disability compensation, as well as receive help determining their eligibility for veterans’ home placement or VA health care. All services are free.
Capital Region Retired & Senior Volunteer Program(518) 459-2857RSVP is a nationwide program that provides community volunteer opportunities to those aged 55 and over. Through this program, older adults serve their community in the capacity that suits them, as little or as often as they want, in exchange for perks such as invitations to appreciation dinners, regular newsletters, and one-on-one assistance connecting with volunteer opportunities. RSVP partners with 70 organizations in the Schenectady County region, including hospitals and healthcare organizations, nonprofit organizations and schools.
Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program(518) 372-5667HIICAP is a federally funded program that provides statewide assistance to Medicare-eligible residents in Schenectady County. Through this program, trained volunteers help seniors evaluate their short- and long-term care and prescription drug needs and make educated decisions regarding health insurance. Volunteers aren’t licensed to sell insurance or affiliated with any insurance carrier, so they can answer questions and provide unbiased information regarding available prescription drug coverage plans, Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicaid waiver programs.
Glenville Senior Center(518) 374-0734The Glenville Senior Center is recognized as one of the most active senior centers in the region, offering a broad array of social and recreational programs for older adults. It’s open to those aged 55 and over and has about 1,100 members. Activities include sports leagues, guest speakers and social events that encourage engagement, and regularly scheduled exercise classes and congregate meals that promote wellness.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Schenectady County

Schenectady County-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Schenectady County