2 Memory Care Facilities in Ontario County, NY


Quail Summit

Provides: Memory Care
5102 Parrish Street Ext., Canandaigua, NY 14424
"I do not like Quail Summit as much, but it is closer to the rest of the family where my mother-in-law would get more visitors by being there. All memory care units have a small kitchen area, which..." More


Seneca Lake Terrace

Provides: Memory Care
3670 Preemption Road, Geneva, NY 14456
"Seneca Lake Terrace is not just a Senior Living Residence, but a style of living. Our community is located in Geneva, NY and nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes. We offer Assisted Living..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Ontario County

    Ontario County, located in the southwestern region of New York, has a population of nearly 110,000 residents, nearly one in five of whom are aged 65 and over. According to data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, over 14% of seniors in this county who receive Medicaid services are living with Alzheimer's disease.

    In Ontario County, as in all of the state, memory care is generally provided in adult care facilities that are licensed by New York's Department of Health as special needs assisted living facilities. Ontario County has two memory care facilities, including one in Canandaigua and one in Geneva.

    • Ontario County seniors do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits, and while other types of retirement income are taxed, a large deduction can be claimed to help minimize the expense. This may allow seniors and families to put more money in the budget for memory care services. 
    • Summers in Ontario County are comfortable with highs around 80 degrees, which may be suitable for seniors who enjoy relaxing outdoors. Winters are chilly, however, with lows around 16 degrees and an average snowfall of 57 inches, which is more than double the national average. This may pose a concern for seniors who use mobility aids. 
    • Ontario County is a very affordable place to live, which may make it an attractive option for seniors and families with restrictive memory care budgets. The cost of real estate is about 15% below the national average and 65% below the statewide average, which may bring down memory care costs. 
    • Ontario County is a relatively safe community, with property crime and violent crime rates that are well below the statewide and nationwide averages. On a scale of one to 100, property crime is rated 22, versus the national average of 35.4, and violent crime is rated 9.6, versus the national average of 22.7. This may provide peace of mind for families researching local memory care options. 

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

    Paying for Memory Care in Ontario County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in New York

    $5,520.00 Broome County
    $5,451.00 Onondaga County
    $5,364.00 Erie County
    $5,361.00 Monroe County
    $4,906.00 US
    $4,896.00 Ontario County
    $4,830.00 Tompkins County

    Memory Care costs in Ontario County start around $4,896 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,906 per month.

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

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

    Directory of Winners in the Ontario County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ontario County

    Ontario 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 Ontario County

    • Review of Quail Summit

      I do not like Quail Summit as much, but it is closer to the rest of the family where my mother-in-law would get more visitors by being there. All memory care units have a small kitchen area, which ... Read more

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