5 Memory Care Facilities near Albany, NY

2 Memory Care Facilities in Albany, NY

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Atria Shaker

Provides: Memory Care
345 Northern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12204
"For more than 20 years, Atria Shaker has proudly served the families of Albany. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance beauty and..." More

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Promenade at University Place

Provides: Memory Care
1228 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203
"This brand new Community, opening in the Fall of 2019, the Promenade at University Place is where the warmth and comfort of home blends with modern conveniences, setting the standard for excellence..." More

3 Memory Care Facilities near Albany, NY

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Atria Guilderland

Provides: Memory Care
300 Mill Rose Court, Slingerlands, NY 12159
"Set in scenic upstate New York, Atria Guilderland is an upscale residence where older adults can live more independently, with discreet support from a caring, 24-hour staff. In addition to assisted..." More

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Peregrine Senior Living at Colonie

Provides: Memory Care
5 South Family Drive, Colonie, NY 12205
"Peregrine Senior Living at Colonie was a brand-new place, so everything looked good. The staff was nice. The dining area looked fine. We didn't notice anything wrong with that at all. The room..." More

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Brookdale East Niskayuna

Provides: Memory Care
2861 Troy-Schenectady Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309
"The staff and management here are great. Every time I went to visit they were always smiling and very friendly. The residents always seem very well cared for. I always have a great experience there." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Albany

    Albany sits in Northeastern New York where an estimated 50,000 people have Alzheimer’s. The city itself has about 13,000 residents aged 65 and over, the age when dementia and Alzheimer’s most often appears. Luckily, Albany is home to Albany Medical College, one of only ten in the state to be named a Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease. The designation awarded Albany Med $2.4 million to continue to build a high-quality care facility for Alzheimer’s patients.

    In New York, living facilities equipped to help dementia patients are called Special Needs Assisted Living Residences. They are licensed and regulated by the New York State Department of Health. There are two memory care facilities within Albany and three more in nearby Singerlands, Niskayuna and Colonie.

    • New York state does not tax pension income as long as it is paid through Social Security, state or local government. This allows seniors or their caregivers to use entire checks to pay for memory care facilities.
    • The cost of living in Albany is lower than the state average, making it more affordable than some other cities in the state. The highest cost is for utilities. This can affect memory care facility fees since the cost of heating or cooling the residence may be high. However, the lowest cost is health, making it cheaper to visit the doctor when necessary.
    • Since Albany is located in the Northeast U.S., it does see hot summers and cold winters. Average highs in July are 82 degrees while average lows in January are 15 degrees. Extreme temperatures can be dangerous for the elderly. Caregivers should ask facilities what steps are taken to keep residents warm or cool during the ever-changing weather.
    • Albany has a violent and property crime rate higher than both state average and U.S. average. Property crime, measured from one as low crime and 100 as high crime, is 58 compared to the state average of 19. Violent crime is even higher at 78 compared to state average of 31. Residents with dementia are more susceptible to crime incidents.


    Paying for Memory Care in Albany

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in New York

    $6,172.00 Torrington
    $6,067.00 Albany
    $5,450.00 East Longmeadow
    $4,869.00 US
    $4,313.00 Poughkeepsie
    $4,045.00 Oneonta
    $3,825.00 Springfield

    Memory Care costs in Albany start around $6,067 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Albany 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 Memory Care in Albany

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

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in New York page.


    Free Memory Care Resources in Albany

    Albany and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Albany, please visit our Memory Care in New York page.

    Directory of Winners in the Albany Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Albany

    Albany-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in New York are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New York page for more information about these laws.

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