14 Memory Care Facilities in Westchester County, NY
The average cost of memory care in Westchester County is $7,749 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Rockland County with an average starting cost of $6,375.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Westchester County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Westchester County 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Queens County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Westchester County
Westchester County, which is located at the mouth of the Hudson River in the southeastern region of New York, has nearly 970,000 residents. The county's senior community makes up about 17% of the population. Of those seniors who receive Medicaid services, nearly 13% are living with Alzheimer's disease.
Families have more than a dozen of memory care facilities in Westchester County to choose from, including those which are located in the cities of Mount Vernon, White Plains and Yonkers. In most cases, memory care services in Westchester County, as in all of New York, are provided in special needs assisted living facilities and monitored by the New York Department of Health.
- Westchester County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Westchester County's year-round temperatures range between 21 degrees and 83 degrees, compared to the national annual averages of 23 degrees and 86 degrees. The region receives 33 inches of annual snowfall on average, which is about 7 inches more than the nationwide median. Families may want to find a memory care facility that has rooms with individual climate control to ensure their loved one's comfort.
- The American Lung Association gives Westchester County an F for ozone pollution. Ozone pollution, which results from particles from smokestacks and tailpipes coming into contact with sunlight, may negatively impact the health of seniors with conditions like COPD or heart disease.
- In New York, all Social Security retirement benefits and government pensions are entirely exempt from state income tax. While Westchester County seniors do pay state income tax on other types of retirement income, including withdrawals from retirement accounts and private pension income, there is a large deduction to offset this expense. This may leave more money in the memory care budget.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Westchester County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Westchester County start around $7,749 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 Westchester 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 Westchester 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 Westchester County
Westchester 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 Westchester County, please visit our Memory Care in New York page.
Directory of Winners in the Westchester County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Westchester County
Westchester 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Westchester County
Review of The Paramount at Somers
MY MOM IS IN THE DEMENTIA UNIT, THE STAFF IS CARING, NICE BUT A BIT OVERWHELMED. THEY HAVE A LOT OF RESIDENTS AND YES I FEEL NOT ENOUGH STAFF BUT YOU CAN SAY THAT ABOUT ALL NURSING HOMES. STILL THE... Read more
Review of Atria Briarcliff Manor
Atria Briarcliff Manor was lovely. The people were lovely. Everything seemed fine. The only thing is whenever you're hungry, you can't just go in and have something to eat. You have to eat when eve... Read more