10 Memory Care Facilities near Brooklyn, NY
Also serving communities of Forest Hills, Kew Gardens.
There are 10 Memory Care Facilities in the Brooklyn area, with 4 in Brooklyn and 6 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Brooklyn is $4,726 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Staten Island with an average starting cost of $4,437.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for memory care facilities in Brooklyn. On average, consumers rate memory care in Brooklyn 3.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include New York with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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4 Memory Care Facilities in Brooklyn, NY
6 Memory Care Facilities near Brooklyn, NY
What to Consider About Memory Care in Brooklyn
Over 400,000 people in the state of New York have Alzheimer’s disease and some live in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City with a population of over 2.6 million. About 13 percent (338,000 people) of that large population is over the age of 65, the stage of life where people can develop dementia.
There are four memory care facilities within Brooklyn and eight more nearby. These facilities are called Special Needs Assisted Living Residences in New York and are regulated by the New York Department of Health. Since the state does not tax social security benefits, care givers and loved ones can use entire checks to help pay for fees.
- Brooklyn has an incredibly high cost of living. It is more than double the national and state averages. The largest cost is housing. When the national average for housing is 100, Brooklyn’s cost of housing is 418. That’s four times more than the national average. Cost of transportation, including gas and public transport, is more than double the national average. The high cost of living can greatly affect memory care facility fees.
- Crime in Brooklyn sits nearly in the middle between low and high crime. With one as low crime and 100 as high crime, Brooklyn’s violent crime is 56 and property crime is 57. This is higher than both national and New York City averages.
- Since Brooklyn is in the northeast, the city does see winter weather. The area gets an average of 24 inches of snow each year. Bad weather can affect travel during an emergency. However, Brooklyn does see 226 sunny days a year. This is higher than the national average at 205.
- Brooklyn is home to four medical facilities that specialize in brain health and dementia care. Those hospitals are Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Maimonides Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. There are several other hospitals in the area in the event of a medical emergency or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Brooklyn
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in New York
Memory Care costs in Brooklyn start around $4,726 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn
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 Brooklyn
Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn, please visit our Memory Care in New York page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Brooklyn
Brooklyn-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.
Other Options in Brooklyn, NY
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Brooklyn
Review of Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay
Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay was like a maze, I like it the least, and even the person who gave me the tour seemed like she was not familiar with the place. It was a bit convoluted, and the staff didn... Read more
Review of The Waterford on the Bay
My mother-in-law is at The Waterford on the Bay. They've been wonderful. They allowed us to pick out what food she likes and they allowed us to bring her clothes. Every time we see her, the aides s... Read more
Review of Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay
I visited sunrise at Sheepshead Bay, it felt comfortable going there, and the staff was very welcoming. Theyre very nurturing, and the people looked happy like they were at home. They have a littl... Read more