13 Memory Care Facilities in Monroe County, NY
The average cost of memory care in Monroe County is $5,067 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Ontario County with an average starting cost of $4,947.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for memory care facilities in Monroe County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Monroe County 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 13 families in Monroe County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Monroe County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Monroe County
In Monroe County, almost 17 percent of the 742,000 residents are age 65 and over. It's projected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that nearly 14 percent of seniors in Monroe County who are on Medicaid have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The Rochester and Finger Lakes Region Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides support and informational resources to those affected by dementia.
Monroe County families have more than a dozen memory care facilities to choose from. In most cases, memory care in New York is provided in special needs assisted living facilities, and they are monitored by the Department of Health.
- Retirees in Monroe County do not pay state income tax on Social Security income, but all other forms of retirement income are taxable. However, seniors may claim a large deduction to minimize this expense, possibly leaving more money in the budget for memory care expenses.
- Monroe County's air quality is fair, with the county receiving a C for ozone pollution and an A for short-term particle pollution from the American Lung Association. The county's relatively clean air may benefit seniors who have cardiovascular or respiratory illnesses.
- The overall cost of living in Monroe County is about 8 percent below the national median and nearly 40 percent below the statewide median, which may make it a good option for seniors and families with restrictive memory care budgets. Healthcare expenses, including hospital stays and routine medical and dental care, cost about 13 percent below the national average, which may benefit seniors with chronic conditions like dementia.
- Over the course of a year, Monroe County's temperatures range between 18 and 81 degrees. The area receives considerably more snow than the overall national average, with 95 inches of snow versus the national average of 26 inches. This may impede travel for families visiting loved ones in memory care here.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Monroe County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Monroe County start around $5,141 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County
Monroe 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 Monroe County, please visit our Memory Care in New York page.
Directory of Winners in the Monroe County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Monroe County
Monroe 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 Monroe County
Review of The Homestead Rochester
My Mother has been living at RPH for about 5 years now. She lives on the 4th floor, the people with the greatest needs live on this floor. She has advanced Alzheimer's, which means she no longer ... Read more
Review of Peregrine Senior Living at Crimson Ridge Gardens
I'm happy with Peregrine at Crimson Ridge Gardens. The staff members take good care of my wife, and they're very courteous to me. I visit my wife there everyday. They all know me and they treat me ... Read more
Review of The Homestead Rochester
My mom has moved into Rochester Presbyterian Home. It is a very welcoming environment. It is almost like going into somebody's home. There is always a front desk person to greet you. I go there all... Read more