The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Erie County, NY for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Erie County is $5,950 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 58 reviews below for memory care facilities in Erie County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Erie County 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Niagara County with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 14 families in Erie County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Erie County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Erie County, NY
What to Consider About Memory Care in Erie County
Erie County, New York, has over 900,000 residents with 17.5 percent, or over 150,000, seniors over 65 years of age and some may be part of the 400,000 seniors in New York State who are living with Alzheimer's disease. This figure is expected to steadily rise to approximately 460,000 residents by 2025.
To help people those who live in Erie County, there are over 10 memory care facilities, officially referred to as Special Needs Assisted Living Residences. All are regulated by the New York State Department of Health.
- While the summers in Erie County are generally pleasant, there's almost three times as much snowfall as the national average. Erie County sees, on average, 75 inches of snow per year. This may cause an issue during the winter months for families traveling to visit their loved ones in memory care and for seniors who enjoy sitting outside.
- Rates of reported violent and property crime are slightly above the national average in the Erie County area. Families may get greater peace of mind by inquiring directly to Special Needs Assisted Living Residences and finding out more about the security details at the individual facilities.
- Erie County is home to world-class medical centers, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the ECMC Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- In Erie County and all of New York State, Social Security payments aren't taxed, making it an appealing option for some seniors. However, only pensions from the local or federal government and certain public authorities are exempt from tax. This is a potential downside to living in this state, as it could be a drain on seniors' finances.
Paying for Memory Care in Erie County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Erie County start around $5,950 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,747 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Erie 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 Erie 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 Erie County
Erie 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 Erie County, please visit our Memory Care in New York page.
Directory of Winners in the Erie County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Erie County
Erie 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Erie County
Review of Peregrine Senior Living at Orchard Park
My mom has been there for 5 years. I couldn’t imagine her anywhere else. She has always been taken care of like she is family. She has no words now and they know all her needs. When I have any conc... Read more
Review of Juniper Glen
I toured Juniper Glen. Everything was very nice there. I was very pleased. It was very clean and welcoming. The rooms were set up very nicely. The staff during the tour seemed very good. She was fa... Read more
Review of Tennyson Court
We love Tennyson Court. It would be our first choice for enhanced care. The tour experience was excellent. The facility itself is absolutely beautiful, serene, and a perfect setting for my mother. ... Read more