3 Memory Care Facilities in Queens County, NY

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Atria Kew Gardens

Provides: Memory Care
117-01 84th Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY 11418
"For more than 15 years, Atria Kew Gardens has served the families of Queens. With a continued commitment to quality, they have just completed an extensive renovation and expansion to enhance the..." More

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Castle Senior Living at Forest Hills

Provides: Memory Care
108-25 Horace Harding Exwy, Forest Hills, NY 11368
"Premium Senior Living Accommodations in New York Let Castle Care For You: If you’re trying to find premium senior living accommodation in the Forest Hills, Brooklyn or Queens area of New York,..." More

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Sutton Gardens Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
147-02 34th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
"This place is clean and well kept. The staff that we met were very friendly and answered all our questions. The residents were busy, clean and looked well cared for. " More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Queens County

    Queens County is a heavily urbanized neighborhood that contains the borough of Queens and historic neighborhoods such as Queens Village and Jamaica. Over 2.3 million people live in Queens County, and at least 15% of residents here are seniors aged 65 and over. For seniors with Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's chorea and other forms of dementia, Queens County has three memory care facilities to provide care. These facilities, like all residential care properties in the state, are licensed and regulated through the New York State Department of Health Adult Care Facility Services office.

    • The weather in Queens County is generally warm in the summer, but cool and rainy in the winter and spring. Summer highs average 85 degrees in July, but dip to 26 degrees in January, which can be problematic for seniors who are sensitive to the cold. This part of New York City gets over 46 inches of rain a year. New York City gets snow in the winter, but amounts vary widely from one year to the next, partly due to the proximity of the coast, which bounds Queens County on both sides.
    • Seniors' cost of living in Queens County can be high by national standards. Across all categories, most costs are double the national averages, though there is variation in many categories. Median home prices in Queens County, for example, are $650,700, which is nearly four times the national median. Healthcare in Queens is more affordable, at roughly 99% of the typical cost nationwide.
    • Crime rates in Queens County are high in several categories, but below the national average in others. Property crimes such as burglary and larceny are well below the national rate in Queens. Violent crime is more common in the borough, with some categories of reported crime rising to nearly double the typical national rate, though seniors in memory care generally have round-the-clock supervision.
    • The Queens County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as NewYork-Presbyterian Queens 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 Queens County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in New York

    $10,195.00 Bronx County
    $6,221.00 Bergen County
    $6,151.00 Essex County
    $6,137.00 Nassau County
    $5,713.00 Queens County
    $4,869.00 US
    $4,437.00 Richmond County
    $4,220.00 Kings County

    Memory Care costs in Queens County start around $5,713 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.

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

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

    Directory of Winners in the Queens County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Queens County

    Queens 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 Queens County

    • Review of Sutton Gardens Senior Living

      This place is clean and well kept. The staff that we met were very friendly and answered all our questions. The residents were busy, clean and looked well cared for. Read more

      Cherie A.
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