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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Tonawanda, NY for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Tonawanda, NY below include 22 Assisted Living facilities with 449 reviews. On average in Tonawanda, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options .

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Tonawanda

Located just 12 miles north of Buffalo, Tonawanda is a vibrant community with a population of just under 73,000, of which 19.6 percent are seniors. To accommodate this population, there is one assisted living facility within city limits and 20 in the surrounding areas. These facilities are regulated by the New York State Department of Health and are defined as adult care facilities (ACFs) that provide non-medical room and board for seniors. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tonawanda

  • Tonawanda is a good option for seniors on a budget, as the cost of living is 8.2 percent below the U.S. average. Grocery, health care and housing costs are all below average, with transportation coming in just above national medians.  
  • Seniors who enjoy outdoor activities should note that the weather in Tonawanda is seasonal and temperatures can vary greatly. Winters can get frigid, with lows reaching an average of 18 degrees Fahrenheit in January. Snowfall is well above average at 84 inches per year. Summers are warm, with highs of 81 degrees in June, and rainfall is comparable to U.S. averages at 39 inches annually.  
  • New York state does not tax social security benefits, which can help seniors make the most of their retirement income. Private pensions and retirement accounts are deductible.  
  • Seniors 60 and over who don’t drive can get around town on the Going Places van service, which operates Tuesday through Friday. The NFTA Metro also operates public buses through Tonawanda with reduced fares for seniors over 65.  
  • Tonawanda offers a safe place for seniors to live, as crime is relatively low. The city is safer than 22 percent of other U.S. cities, and violent and property crime received low scores of 16.2 and 22.2 out of 100, with 100 representing high crime.  
  • Seniors will find plenty of things to do in Tonawanda, including the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, which offers seniors discounted admission, the Riviera TheatreNiawanda Park and the Carnegie Art Center. The Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center also provides seniors with special events, games, classes and fitness.

Paying for Assisted Living in Tonawanda

Assisted Living costs in Tonawanda start around $3,840 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 Tonawanda 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.

Cities in New York

North Tonawanda

$5,390

Cheektowaga

$4,740

Williamsville

$4,455

Kenmore

$4,450

US

$4,000

Buffalo

$3,987

Tonawanda

$3,840

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Tonawanda

New York state has two government programs that can offer supplemental income to seniors looking for financial assistance for assisted living: the Assisted Living Program (ALP) and Medicaid’s Managed Long Term Care Waiver (MLTC).

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New York page.

Financial Assistance 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 Tonawanda

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tonawanda

Tonawanda-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.

Laws and Regulations in New York

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