8 Memory Care Facilities in Onondaga County, NY

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Onondaga County, NY

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Brookdale Bellevue

Provides: Memory Care
4330 Onondaga Boulevard, Syracuse, NY 13219
"I went to tour Brookdale Bellevue in Syracuse. I thought it was very nice, but to be very honest, I thought it was a little shabby compared to the other Brookdales I've seen. I think that it was..." More

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Park Terrace at Radisson

Provides: Memory Care
2981 Town Center Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027
"We have decided on the Park Terrace at Radisson for my sister. It will probably be a bit before we get her in, but we have already reserved a room for her. I have seen the place, and I liked..." More

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Keepsake Village at Greenpoint

Provides: Memory Care
138 Old Liverpool Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088
"The staff at Keepsake is wonderful! My Dad has been a resident for 11 months at this point. He has had a very sharp decline in his Alzheimer’s progression since moving in AND the staff has had to..." More

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Peregrine Senior Living at Onondaga Hill

Provides: Memory Care
4701 Peregrine Way, Syracuse, NY 13215
"We toured Peregrine Senior Living at Onondaga Hill. It was very nice. The facility was rather new, about only four years old. It was very clean. Everybody was very professional and nice, including..." More

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Brookdale Fayetteville

Provides: Memory Care
5125 Highbridge Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066
"My mom moved into Brookdale Fayetteville. The staff members are very nice people and very helpful. They take your temperature and wear a mask. The facility is very neat and very clean. They have a..." More

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The Hearth at Greenpoint

Provides: Memory Care
150 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool, NY 13088
"Nothing is more vital for individuals experiencing memory loss, Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, than finding a secure environment with a compassionate staff that care for residents with..." More

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The Nottingham

Provides: Memory Care
1301 Nottingham Road, Jamesville, NY 13078
"We toured The Nottingham. We were impressed with them, but the one drawback was that they could only accept about 20 people in their memory care wing. The other facility could accept about 68, and..." More

The Heritage

Provides: Memory Care
750 East Brighton Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13205
"My father was at The Heritage at Loretto, and it was not good. They had bedbugs. They need to improve on their cleanliness. The elevator stunk, and the floor smelled. These people are all..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Onondaga County

    Onondaga County is home to 462,000 people, 16.6% of them are aged 65 and over, and there are more than 20 senior centers that provide resources to seniors and their loved ones. About 400,000 seniors in New York, including some that live in Onondaga County, suffer from Alzheimer's and other kinds of dementia.

    There are six memory care facilities in Onondaga County for those seniors who need memory care services. The state Department of Health licenses assisted living residences, as they are called, across New York, including Onondaga County, 

    • The cost of living in Onondaga County is 91, compared to the national average of 100, and the state average of 129. The low cost of living is driven by housing costs of 73 compared to the national average of 100. Seniors in memory care facilities may be indirectly impacted as lower housing costs may cause operating costs to be lower allowing for lower monthly fees.
    • Onondaga County's violent crime rate is 12, compared to the U.S. average of 22.7, and the property crime is 29.4, lower than the U.S. average of 35.4. Although memory care facilities are typically secure, family members may appreciate the relative safety of the surrounding area.
    • About 43 inches of rain and 112 inches of snow fall in Onondaga County each year, compared to national averages of 39 inches of rain and 26 inches of snow per year. The temperature range here is 15 to 81 degrees, so family members may want to ask what precautions are taken to keep residents comfortable in extreme temperatures. There are just 161 sunny days per year in Onondaga County, compared to the U.S. average of 205 sunny days.
    • Onondaga County's air quality is 70, compared to the U.S. average of 58, according to the EPA. Seniors with respiratory disorders may breathe a little easier in the county's relatively clean air.

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


    Paying for Memory Care in Onondaga County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in New York

    $6,845.00 Tompkins County
    $5,679.00 Monroe County
    $5,595.00 Onondaga County
    $5,434.00 Broome County
    $5,053.00 US
    $4,999.00 Ontario County
    $4,715.00 Otsego County

    Memory Care costs in Onondaga County start around $5,595 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.

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

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

    Directory of Winners in the Onondaga County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Onondaga County

    Onondaga 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 Onondaga County

    • Review of The Nottingham

      We toured The Nottingham. We were impressed with them, but the one drawback was that they could only accept about 20 people in their memory care wing. The other facility could accept about 68, and ... Read more

      Mark
    • Review of Peregrine Senior Living at Onondaga Hill

      We toured Peregrine Senior Living at Onondaga Hill. It was very nice. The facility was rather new, about only four years old. It was very clean. Everybody was very professional and nice, including ... Read more

      Mark
    • Review of Brookdale Fayetteville

      My mom moved into Brookdale Fayetteville. The staff members are very nice people and very helpful. They take your temperature and wear a mask. The facility is very neat and very clean. They have a ... Read more

      Nancy
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