5 Memory Care Facilities in Albany County, NY

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Albany County, NY

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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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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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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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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 County

    Albany County is home to Albany, New York's state capital, and more than 50,000 people aged 65 and over. Some of the approximately 400,000 seniors in the state who have Alzheimer's disease live here and require specialized care, and there are five memory care facilities are within the county to accommodate them.

    In Albany County and across the state of New York, facilities that are qualified to care for residents with memory conditions are officially referred as Assisted Living Residences (ALRs). They are licensed and regulated by the New York Department of Health. 

    • Albany County experiences harsh winters that may be dangerous for seniors. In January, average low temperatures reach 15 degrees, and 26 inches of snow can accumulate throughout the winter. Families concerned about these conditions may want to check that memory care staff are trained to prevent seniors from going outside when it's cold.
    • Seniors living at memory care facilities within Albany County shouldn't be too concerned that the air quality will worsen any breathing conditions they might have. That's because the American Lung Association gives the county a passing grade for annual particle pollution.
    • The violent crime rating in Albany County is 78.6, well above the national average of 31.1. The property crime rate is 14 points above the national average at 52 compared to 38. This may be a big concern for families looking for memory care in the area although ALRs have robust security protocols in place.
    • The overall cost of living in Albany County is just 1 percent above the national average of 100 but 28 percent below the New York state average of 129. For families who want to find memory care within New York, Albany is an affordable option.


    Paying for Memory Care in Albany County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in New York

    $6,588.00 Hartford County
    $6,524.00 Albany County
    $5,951.00 Litchfield County
    $5,084.00 Rensselaer County
    $5,053.00 US
    $4,880.00 Hampden County
    $4,798.00 Dutchess County
    $4,715.00 Otsego County

    Memory Care costs in Albany County start around $6,524 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.

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

    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 County

    Albany County 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 County, please visit our Memory Care in New York page.

    Directory of Winners in the Albany County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Albany County

    Albany County-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 County

    • Review of Peregrine Senior Living at Guilderland

      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 f... Read more

      Maryann
    • Review of Peregrine Senior Living at Colonie

      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 wer... Read more

      N.R.
    • Review of Peregrine Senior Living at Colonie

      Peregrine Senior Living at Colonie was a very vibrant community. Residents were walking in the halls talking to each other and sitting in the community room. The unique thing about the place was fr... Read more

      Elaine
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