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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Brooklyn, NY for 2024

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Brooklyn, New York
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Brooklyn
  • Paying for Memory Care in Brooklyn
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Brooklyn
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Brooklyn
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Brooklyn

What to Consider About Memory Care in Brooklyn

The New York State Department of Health licenses and oversees all types of residential adult care facilities in the state, including residences in Brooklyn that provide memory care to seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive disorders. The state develops regulations and performs inspections to determine compliance, all in an effort to keep these vulnerable residents safe and comfortable.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn not only has its own sophisticated network of health care systems and hospitals; its seniors also have easy access to a wealth of options in other parts of NYC. For example, Columbia University has an acclaimed Memory Disorders Clinic where patients can access memory screenings, find treatment information and participate in clinical trials. In Brooklyn, the NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and the Maimonides Medical Center Memory Disorder Center both run excellent Alzheimer’s programs. And, at the Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn’s Center for Excellence Alzheimer’s, seniors and their caregivers can receive integrated care from specialists in the language of their choice.
  • If New York City is famously expensive as a place to live, the cost of living in Brooklyn is even higher, about double the national average. For residents needing memory care, this translates to average monthly costs of $7,188, well above the state and national averages.
  • Extreme heat during the summer months, periodic coastal storms, flooding and episodes of elevated ozone are climate-related hazards that can have public health impacts in New York City. The city works hard to control air quality, but air pollution remains an issue in Brooklyn due to factors that include construction, industrial activity and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway running through it.
  • The crime rate in Brooklyn is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America, but it’s not among the communities with the highest crime rate. In fact, compared to other communities of a similar size, Brooklyn has a crime rate that’s lower than the average.
  • New York, and by extension, Brooklyn became a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities in 2012. The network includes communities, cities and states that are committed to making urban spaces friendlier to seniors through design, public policy and improvements in a multitude of other areas.

Paying for Memory Care in Brooklyn

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Although data for Brooklyn is unavailable, statistics from New York City and its five boroughs, which include Brooklyn, are used here. Thus, memory care in Brooklyn costs an average $7,188 monthly. This is much higher than both the state average of $5,725 and the national average of $5,625.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

At $5,725, New York state’s average monthly costs for memory care is slightly above the national average of $5,625. The cost in Brooklyn is considerably higher at $7,188. Elsewhere in the state, Albany has average monthly costs of $6,586 and Buffalo is $5,926. The cost of memory care is lower in Rochester at an average of $4,719 per month.

Brooklyn

$7,188

New York

$5,725

The United States

$5,625

Albany

$6,586

Rochester

$4,719

Buffalo

$5,926

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care centers for Brooklyn-based seniors with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders provide specialized support delivered by trained professionals in a residential setting. It’s not surprising that only nursing home care is more expensive at an average of $12,471 per month. In-home care, which typically involves nonmedical assistance with activities of daily life, such as grooming and meal preparation, costs an average $5,529 each month. Home health care, which includes expert medical care, costs a bit more at $5,720. And assisted living in a facility costs an average of $5,750 in Brooklyn. The least expensive option in the area is adult day care, which costs an average of $1,950 per month.

Memory Care

$7,188

Home Care

$5,529

Home Health Care

$5,720

Adult Day Care

$1,950

Assisted Living

$5,750

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate)

$12,471

Note: Data for Brooklyn was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New York, New York, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Brooklyn

In Brooklyn, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in New York page.

More ways to pay for memory care in New York

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 Brooklyn

Resources that are free to seniors experiencing cognitive disorders and their families are plentiful in Brooklyn and surrounding boroughs. Many of the organizations listed below can provide further access to free community-based services and programs available across Brooklyn’s many neighborhoods.

ResourceContactService
CaringKind(646) 744-2900This community service operates a helpline and provides in-person consultations for seniors and their families along with up-to-date educational materials and information. Staff include professional social workers and dementia and Alzheimer's specialists.
Alzheimer's Association New York City(800) 272-3900The Alzheimer's Association provides education, advocacy and support for the many New Yorkers living with cognitive disorders as well as their families and caregivers. Services include an early stages support group and a free online community called ALZConnected. All resources are delivered in several languages.
New York Memory Center(718) 499-7701Located in Brooklyn, the center offers a range of programs, including Memory Life Services for those with middle- to later-stage Alzheimer’s disease, and it hosts a Therapeutic Thematic Arts Program.
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation(800) 259-4636An information clearinghouse for the latest advances in Alzheimer's research. The Fisher Center features online expert-reviewed news articles on dementia and Alzheimer's, and it publishes a magazine called Preserving Your Memory.
Memory Cafe(718) 943-6309The Marks Jewish Community House in Bensonhurst hosts weekly memory cafés for people with mild to mid-stage dementia and their caregivers. Participants can share information and receive counseling and referrals from supportive professionals.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in New York are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New York page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in New York

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