2 Memory Care Facilities in Broome County, NY

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The Hearth at Castle Gardens

Provides: Memory Care
1715 Castle Gardens Road, Vestal, NY 13850
"My mom has been staying at The Hearth at Castle Gardens for two or three years. They’ve been very good with her and go out of their way to help her, so I have nothing but good things to say about..." More
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Brookdale Vestal West

Provides: Memory Care
421 Plaza Drive, Vestal, NY 13850
"Brookdale Vestal West is a beautiful place where they seem to take good care of my mother. They resolve anything that comes up. They encouraged us to sit with my mom during meals if we wish to...." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Broome County

    Broome County, located in south-central New York about 10 miles north of the Pennsylvania border is home to more than 200,000 residents, 16.4% of whom are seniors in the vulnerable 65 and older senior population. Some of those seniors may be living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. For seniors who need extra care, there are two memory care facilities located within Broome County, both of which are in Vestal.

    In Broome County, and in the entire state of New York, memory care facilities are known as adult care facilities. These facilities are licensed by the Department of Health as either adult homes, enriched housing programs and assisted living residences depending upon the level of care offered.

    • Seniors with heart conditions or respiratory issues may find that they feel better in Broome County. The county has an air quality rating of 74 out of 100 with 100 being the best air quality, 16 points higher than the national average of 58.
    • Broome County has a violent crime rating of 17.5, slightly lower than the U.S. average of 22.7, and a property crime rate of 42, seven points higher than the national average of 35.4. Although the higher property crime rates are unlikely to affect seniors living in a secure memory care facility, it’s still a good idea for families to ensure that prospective facilities have alarms and security cameras in place to protect their loved ones from crime.  
    • New York does not tax Social Security benefits, and only partially taxes retirement savings account income and pensions, which might result in Broome County seniors having more money available to allocate to their memory care and facility budgets.
    • The cost of living in Broome County is 83.4, considerably lower than the U.S. average of 100, which might make facility living more affordable for area seniors due to lower housing and grocery costs. Seniors can also expect to pay less for healthcare and transportation in the county.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Broome County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in New York

    $5,520.00 Broome County
    $5,451.00 Onondaga County
    $4,869.00 US
    $4,830.00 Tompkins County
    $4,495.00 Luzerne County
    $4,433.00 Monroe County
    $4,375.00 Lackawanna County
    $4,045.00 Otsego County

    Memory Care costs in Broome County start around $5,520 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.

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

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

    Directory of Winners in the Broome County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Broome County

    Broome 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 Broome County

    • Review of Brookdale Vestal West

      Brookdale Vestal West is a beautiful place where they seem to take good care of my mother. They resolve anything that comes up. They encouraged us to sit with my mom during meals if we wish to. It'... Read more

      NS
    • Review of Brookdale Vestal West

      We chose Brookdale Vestal West because of the memory care unit, and my aunt had memory loss. We were most impressed with the facility, the people, and the program. They do group exercises, group mo... Read more

      Colleen
    • Review of The Hearth at Castle Gardens

      My mom has been staying at The Hearth at Castle Gardens for two or three years. They’ve been very good with her and go out of their way to help her, so I have nothing but good things to say about t... Read more

      GP
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