7 Memory Care Facilities near Albany, NY

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Albany, NY

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Caring Star 2016

Peregrine Senior Living at Shaker

Provides: Memory Care
345 Northern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12204
"Atria Shaker has a beautiful landscape, and there's a lot of interactive activities for my dad. I felt that he would progress.. He had the best chance of prolonging his life and enjoying the rest..." More

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Promenade at University Place

Provides: Memory Care
1228 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
"Promenade at University Place provides the finest in personal care service, offering stylish private suites with elegant furnishings and delivering the perfect balance between luxury and service..." More

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Peregrine Senior Living at Guilderland

Provides: Memory Care
300 Mill Rose Court, Slingerlands, NY 12159
"I did a tour of Peregrine Senior Living at Guilderland. It was quick, and the people were very nice. The staff were very nice and helpful. The room was very clean and very nice. It's a large room..." More

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Peregrine Senior Living at Colonie

Provides: Memory Care
5 South Family Drive, Colonie, NY 12205
"I loved Peregrine Senior Living at Colonie. As soon as you walk in, it's very bright and cheery. You could see the activity of all the people that are involved. It was very clean, and the rooms..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Brookdale East Niskayuna

Provides: Memory Care
2861 Troy-Schenectady Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309
"We did a tour of Brookdale East Niskayuna. I thought the tour went well. I enjoyed meeting and seeing some of the patients or the clients there. The sales representative, Patty, was excellent, just..." More

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Memory Care at Eddy Hawthorne Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
32 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061
"The staff at Eddy Memory Care at Eddy Hawthorne Ridge was great. It seemed like they had a lot of activities on their calendar. It wasn't as bright as cheery as the other facility I went to, but..." More

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Eddy Memory Care at Marjorie Doyle Ro...

Provides: Memory Care
18 Pasinella Way, Cohoes, NY 12047
"Eddy Memory Care at Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Center is a memory care community complete with 52 private and semi-private rooms providing comfortable, secure living in an environment designed for..." 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

    $6,275.00 Torrington
    $6,030.00 Springfield
    $5,771.00 Agawam
    $5,724.00 Albany
    $5,294.00 US
    $5,231.00 Poughkeepsie
    $4,715.00 Oneonta

    Memory Care costs in Albany start around $5,724 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Albany

    • Review of Peregrine Senior Living at Shaker

      It has a beautiful landscape, and there's a lot of interactive activities for my dad. I felt that he would progress.. He had the best chance of prolonging his life and enjoying the rest of his life... Read more

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