The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Richmond County, NY for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Richmond County, NY

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Caring Star 2016

Sunrise of Staten Island

Provides: Memory Care
801 Narrows Road North, Staten Island, NY 10304
"Come visit Sunrise of Staten Island, a warm, NY State Licensed, senior living community servicing NYC metro-area residents on the north shore of Staten Island, NY. Besides round-the-clock nursing..." More

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Sunrise of New Dorp

Provides: Memory Care
470 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
"At Sunrise of New Dorp, you will enjoy living in a lively suburban area of Staten Island, just 30 minutes from Manhattan. Our community is conveniently situated just off Hylan Boulevard within easy..." More

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The Brielle

Provides: Memory Care
140 Friendship Lane, Staten Island, NY 10314
"My dad has been here a month. The staff is wonderful! Very accommodating! My dad is adjusting well and I’m so happy we found this place. I highly recommend it!" More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Richmond County

    Richmond County, New York, is one of the most densely populated counties in a state where there are an estimated 400,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This, coupled with the fact that almost 16 percent of residents in the county are aged 65 or over, means there's a need for local memory care facilities for seniors who may be living with dementia.

    There are two Special Needs Assisted Living Residences, as memory care facilities are called in Richmond County, that provide a safe environment for seniors with cognitive impairments. They are overseen by the New York State Department of Health.  

    • Richmond County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Richmond University Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • The American Lung Association awarded Richmond County a rating of "F" for ozone pollution. This is one of the worst rated areas in the entire state of New York. Seniors who spend prolonged amounts of time outdoors could find that any existing respiratory conditions worsen.
    • Seniors living in the Richmond County area can benefit from New York State's relaxed tax laws. social security benefits, pensions paid by the state and federal government and pensions from certain public authorities are exempt from tax. This can leave more money in the budget for healthcare services.  
    • While the cost of healthcare in the Richmond County area is generally around the same as the national average, the overall cost of living is around 80 percent more expensive. This is mainly due to costs associated with housing and transportation. In Richmond, housing generally costs almost three times the national average, and transportation usually over double the nationwide averages. 

    Paying for Memory Care in Richmond County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in New York

    $15,320.00 New York County
    $8,082.00 Essex County
    $7,795.00 Richmond County
    $7,429.00 Kings County
    $7,176.00 Union County
    $6,610.00 Middlesex County
    $6,597.00 Queens County
    $5,525.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Richmond County start around $7,795 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

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

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

    Directory of Winners in the Richmond County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Richmond County

    Richmond 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 Richmond County

    • Review of Silver Lake Specialized Rehab and Care Center

      I never doubted that my loved one was being well cared for even during the pandemic when I could not visit. I found comfort in the fact that several staff members I asked said they'd worked there ... Read more

      CP POA
    • Review of The Brielle

      I tried to get through to a person who is very ill. They refused to tell me if the person is even a patient there. Instead of being kind and sympathetic, the person I spoke to was unhelpful and ru... Read more

    • Review of The Brielle

      My dad has been here a month. The staff is wonderful! Very accommodating! My dad is adjusting well and I’m so happy we found this place. I highly recommend it! Read more

      Keri saenz
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