2 Memory Care Facilities in Kings County, NY

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Caring Star 2017

Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay

Provides: Memory Care
2211 Emmons Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235
"I visited sunrise at Sheepshead Bay, it felt comfortable going there, and the staff was very welcoming. They’re very nurturing, and the people looked happy like they were at home. They have a..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Sunrise at Mill Basin

Provides: Memory Care
5905 Strickland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234
"Step into a Sunrise community and you can?t help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Kings County

    Kings County is a large and densely urbanized community in New York City that encompasses the borough of Brooklyn and some of the surrounding neighborhoods. Over 2.5 million people live in the Kings County area, with nearly 13.5% of them being seniors age 65 and over. For those seniors with Alzheimer's, Huntington's and advanced forms of Parkinson's disease, Kings County has two memory care facilities that provide safe housing, supervision and treatment.

    Kings County's memory care facilities, like residential care properties across the state, are licensed and inspected on the state level by the New York State Department of Health Adult Care Facility Services office.

    • The climate of Kings County swings between warm, humid summers and cool, rainy winters and springs. Summertime highs in New York City average 85 degrees with generally high humidity, while winter lows average close to 26 degrees in December and January, potentially affecting seniors with conditions that are sensitive to the cold. Spring and fall bring an average of 46 inches of rain a year, while snow falls unpredictably in winter.
    • The cost of living in Kings County is generally high. Across all categories of personal expenses, costs in Kings County are over 230 percent above the national average. Housing is the major expense for most residents of Brooklyn, with a median home price of $777,700. For comparison, the average home cost in the state of New York is just $281,500, while the national average is $219,700. Despite these costs, seniors may pay less for healthcare in Kings County, where costs stay close to the national average.
    • Crime rates in Kings County are very close to national average rates in most categories. Robbery and motor vehicle offenses are an exception, averaging 25 to 200% the typical national rate, depending on the neighborhood. Violent crimes are less common, which helps keep Brooklyn relatively safe for seniors.
    • The Kings County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Mount Sinai Brooklyn and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

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


    Paying for Memory Care in Kings County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in New York

    $10,195.00 Bronx County
    $6,256.00 Union County
    $6,221.00 Bergen County
    $6,151.00 Essex County
    $5,713.00 Queens County
    $4,855.00 US
    $4,437.00 Richmond County
    $4,220.00 Kings County

    Memory Care costs in Kings County start around $4,220 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.

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

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

    Directory of Winners in the Kings County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kings County

    Kings 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 Kings County

    • 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

      Cassandra
    • Review of Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay

      I visited sunrise at Sheepshead Bay, it felt comfortable going there, and the staff was very welcoming. They’re very nurturing, and the people looked happy like they were at home. They have a littl... Read more

      alisha
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