6 Memory Care Facilities near Syracuse, NY
Also serving communities of Fayetteville, Clinton.
There are 6 Memory Care Facilities in the Syracuse area, with 3 in Syracuse and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Syracuse is $6,245 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Liverpool with an average starting cost of $5,542.
To help you with your search, browse the 20 reviews below for memory care facilities in Syracuse. On average, consumers rate memory care in Syracuse 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Liverpool with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Syracuse, NY
What to Consider About Memory Care in Syracuse
The city of Syracuse, which is situated in the heart of New York, has a senior community that accounts for about 12 percent of the 143,000-person population. According to the Alzheimer's Association, about 400,000 New Yorkers have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common cause of dementia. This number is expected to increase by 15 percent in the coming years.
To care for local seniors with dementia, the Syracuse area has five memory care facilities. Three of these facilities are in Syracuse proper, and the other two are located in the nearby cities of Liverpool and Fayetteville. These facilities are generally situated within assisted living residences that are certified as special needs assisted living facilities by New York’s Department of Health.
- Syracuse has a relatively high crime rate. More than 97 percent of New York cities have a lower crime rate than Syracuse, and its violent crime rate, in particular, is among the highest in the nation. Memory care facilities ensure residents' safety by employing the use of security devices like surveillance cameras, high-security locks and alarm systems.
- New York does not tax Social Security benefits, and the state provides seniors with a sizable deduction of up to $20,000 on other types of retirement income. This may leave more money in the budget for memory care services.
- The cost of living in Syracuse is about 17 percent lower than the national average and 46 percent lower than the state average, and medical care in this city is slightly lower than the state and national median. This may make it an attractive option for seniors on a tight budget.
Summers in Syracuse are warm and muggy, with July highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. January is the coldest month of the year when highs are around 31 and the lows are in the teens. Families may want to ensure that the memory care facility they choose for their loved one takes strides to prevent wandering in dangerously cold temperatures.
Paying for Memory Care in Syracuse
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Syracuse start around $6,245 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Syracuse 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 Syracuse
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 Syracuse
Syracuse 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 Syracuse, please visit our Memory Care in New York page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Syracuse
Syracuse-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.
Other Options in Syracuse, NY
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Syracuse
Review of Peregrine Senior Living at Onondaga Hill
I absolutely love this place. Every time I visit I find new things to love. I know no institution is perfect in every way - it's not run by Mary Poppins - but is run by a team of folks focused on... Read more
Review of The Heritage
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 incontine... Read more
Review of Brookdale Bellevue
My mom is in Brookdale Bellevue in their memory care. My experience has been good. I thought the place was clean, and the people were very nice. The staff was nice. The activities looked all right ... Read more