The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Syracuse, NY for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Syracuse, NY

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Caring Star 2022

The Hearth on James

Provides: Assisted Living
830 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203
"The Hearth on James was very nice. It was where my aunt picked to go to, but they wouldn't accept her. The staff during the tour was very nice and pleasant. The rooms were spacious and very clean...." More

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Brookdale Bellevue

Provides: Assisted Living
4330 Onondaga Boulevard, Syracuse, NY 13219
"I went to Brookdale Bellevue. It was very clean. It's a little older, but it's well kept. I talked to Dominic; he was in charge there. He gave me a little tour of more or less how the rooms are set..." More

Rescue Mission Alliance

Provides: Assisted Living
155 Gifford Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
"The rooms were neat and organized, and the staff checked in regularly to see if my aunt needed anything.Meals were brought to her room, which was more like a small apartment. She also had the..." More

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The Bernardine

Provides: Assisted Living
417 Churchill Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13205
"We were happy with The Bernardine for my mother-in-law. The rooms were nice. The staff was very conscientious and thorough. In fact, we've considered it for my own mother if it would fit my..." More

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Buckley Landing

Provides: Assisted Living
7430 Buckley Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212
"Buckley Landing was very nice. It was a lovely place that my mother would be happy in. The staff was very friendly, open, and communicative. They're very cordial, helpful, and cooperative. The..." More

The Heritage

Provides: Assisted Living
750 East Brighton Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13205
"Overall, the facility was excellent. The entranceway was welcoming and well-kept, with friendly staff waiting to help guide you through the facility. The lobby was well-decorated and didn't feel..." More

Sedgwick Heights

Provides: Assisted Living
1100 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203
"We toured Sedgwick Heights for my mother-in-law. They have an enhanced assisted living, and we thought that was an advantage. We liked the friendliness of the people. The rooms were a nice size...." More

Kalet's Home For Adults

Provides: Assisted Living
504 Delaware Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale Liverpool

Provides: Assisted Living
4055 Long Branch Rd., Liverpool, NY 13090
"Brookdale Liverpool was very, very nice. They had everything that I would want. You have to be buzzed in. You will not walk into any of them and that's a good thing. I could not find anything wrong..." More

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The Hearth at Greenpoint

Provides: Assisted Living
150 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool, NY 13088
"We toured The Hearth at Greenpoint, and we're going to get an apartment there. It's lovely, it's a big place, but beautiful. The apartment has a kitchenette, a pantry, a small living room, and a..." More

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Brookdale East Side

Provides: Assisted Living
7164 East Genessee Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066
""Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence." ~ Vince Lombardi The Brookdale East Side staff is consistently in the "chase" and they are catching..." More

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The Nottingham

Provides: Assisted Living
1301 Nottingham Road, Jamesville, NY 13078
"I was very impressed with the staff at The Nottingham as well as the administration. They've taken very good care of my mother. The facility is extremely clean and well appointed. It’s comparable..." More

New Sunnyside Adult Home

Provides: Assisted Living
7010 Collamer Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057
"My mother Regina Lapchenko was a resident at Sunnyside Adult home for a very short time this year. I would like to send Cindy and her staff my appreciation for all their dedication, loving support..." More

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Elderwood at Liverpool

Provides: Assisted Living
4800 BEAR ROAD, Liverpool, NY 13088
"Elderwood at Liverpool provides comprehensive, personalized skilled nursing care, subacute care, rehab therapy, memory care and respite care. Elderwood’s Seasons Memory Care services address the..." More

Menorah Park Group Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
12 Jamar Dr, Fayetteville, NY 13066
"My mother loves Menorah Park. I think it is a good value. You get three meals a day and snacks. Most of the meals are very good, but there's once in a while there are meals that you might not like...." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Syracuse

    Syracuse, New York, in the central part of the state is home to Syracuse University and is known for its championship basketball program and incredible amounts of snow every winter. About 12 percent of Syracuse's approximately 143,000 residents are 65 and older, and seniors looking to move into assisted living facilities in Syracuse may be pleased to know that the state has a very strict set of rules and regulations that all licensed assisted living facilities must follow. There are 15 assisted living facilities in the Syracuse area from which seniors can choose. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Syracuse

    • Syracuse is known for its cold, snowy winters. November through March temperatures usually below freezing, as low as 17 degrees on average, with an average annual snowfall of 123 inches. This type of weather may be tough on seniors and affect their overall health.

    • The air quality in Syracuse is considered good on a regular basis, due in part to its proximity to Lake Ontario, which dispels a lot of the urban pollution. This will help seniors with respiratory issues to breathe easier on a regular basis.

    • The cost of living in Syracuse is below both the state and national averages, primarily because of the low cost of housing in the area. However, all the other necessities, such as groceries, utilities and transportation, are in line with the national average in terms of cost.

    • As the fifth-largest city in the state of New York, Syracuse has crime issues often seen in an urban area, with the crime rate almost double the national average. It is only 9 percent safer than other cities across America.

    • The Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council, or SMTC, has set up a program called United We Ride, which provides transportation for seniors around the community. It provides free rides to seniors across the region.  

    • Syracuse is home to world-class medical facilities, like Upstate University Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Syracuse

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in New York

    $6,350.00 Manlius
    $5,337.00 Baldwinsville
    $4,520.00 Liverpool
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,920.00 Fayetteville
    $3,516.00 Syracuse

    Assisted Living costs in Syracuse start around $3,516 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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse

    Beyond Medicaid, the state of New York provides a couple of waiver programs that help seniors afford their chosen assisted living facility. The Managed Long Term Care Waiver helps residents with payment in assisted living facilities and the Assisted Living Program helps those who qualify for nursing home care but want to live in an assisted living facility.

    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 Syracuse

    Syracuse 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 Syracuse, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Syracuse

    Syracuse-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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    Assisted Living near Syracuse, NY

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Syracuse

    • Review of Menorah Park of CNY

      The facility is attractive, and would lure anyone in. The residents rooms are a fair size. You have a choice of a room with a shower. Furniture from home is encouraged to make the room personable. ... Read more

      Manlius NY
    • Review of The Bernardine

      The hallways stink of urine. Can not even get a light bulb replaced. Meals are terrible. Please if you have a choice do not bring your loved ones here ! Read more

    • Review of The Hearth on James

      I visited The Hearth on James. It was nice. I believe they have two floors. They have entertainment for the people that they cared for there. They have a restaurant-style serving area. They do thre... Read more

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