7 Memory Care Facilities near Albany, NY
Also serving communities of East Greenbush, Slingerlands, Colonie, Cohoes, Niskayuna.
There are 7 Memory Care Facilities in the Albany area, with 2 in Albany and 5 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Albany is $6,421 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in Albany.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Albany, NY
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
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Memory Care costs in Albany start around $6,421 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 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.