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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in White Plains, NY for 2024

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that the number of New York seniors living with Alzheimer’s, a disease that’s always fatal, will increase by 12% in coming years, creating a greater need than ever for effective dementia care solutions. While White Plains has a large senior community that accounts for 19% of the state’s 59,000 residents, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows only a modest increase in the number of deaths linked to Alzheimer’s in recent years. The total number of deaths in the White Plains region went up by 35% between 2016 and 2020, significantly outpacing the 17% increase in Alzheimer's-related deaths during that period.

For many seniors and families with dementia, residential memory care facilities provide practical, comprehensive solutions to disease-related challenges, such as improper nutrition, confusion and security. These facilities have highly trained caregivers who provide individualized care and assist with daily activities. Residents live in secured environments with indoor and outdoor common areas and can enjoy daily meals and recreation. 

This guide provides details on memory care costs and supportive resources in White Plains. 

 

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What to Consider About Memory Care in White Plains

New York’s Department of Health licenses all memory care facilities in White Plains and certifies them as special needs assisted living facilities. To obtain licensing, facilities must follow minimum standards related to care planning, supervision and nutrition services. They must also comply with state-mandated guidelines for staffing, staff training and security.

 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in White Plains

  • White Plains is a relatively expensive place to live with an overall cost of living that’s 58% higher than the national norm. While this is mainly due to high housing prices that are more than double the nationwide average, residents may also pay more for health care, food and utilities. This may make residential care an attractive alternative to living alone, particularly for vulnerable seniors with dementia.
  • Located in the city proper, White Plains Hospital offers exceptional medical care to older residents, including those with memory-related disorders. The hospital has been voted among the most beautiful in the nation and is an industry leader in safety and positive patient experiences. It features a range of specialties, including cancer screenings and care, cardiac services and neurology.
  • In New York, Social Security benefits are tax-exempt, providing significant savings for older adults who rely primarily on this type of income for retirement. While other forms of retirement income are taxable, the state allows a deduction of up to $20,000, which can help some seniors and families afford residential memory care expenses in White Plains.
  • The American Lung Association assigns Westchester County, where White Plains is located, a D for ozone pollution. This score indicates high levels of smog over an annual basis, which may be a consideration for prospective memory care residents with cardiovascular or respiratory conditions. Fortunately, many memory care facilities offer indoor activities and have air purification systems to support residents’ health.
  • Summers in White Plains are warm and humid, with daytime highs ranging from 74 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The city’s cold season lasts from early December until mid-March and has average daytime temperatures between 37 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit. To help residents make the most of the comfortable seasons, memory care facilities often schedule therapeutic outdoor activities, such as picnics and gardening.

 

Paying for Memory Care in White Plains

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care communities in White Plains charge $7,188 per month for housing and dementia care.

 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

In White Plains, memory care facilities charge an average monthly rate of $7,188 for care, which is significantly higher than New York’s norm of $5,725 and the national average of $5,625. Seniors seeking care in the eastern region of the state may find more economically priced care by looking north of White Plains in cities such as Albany, where rates are 8% below White Plains’ norm, and Poughkeepsie, where fees are 17% lower. Similarly, monthly care costs in Kingston are competitive at $5,625, and in Glens Falls, monthly rates come in at $5,313.

 

White Plains

$7,188

New York

$5,725

United States

$5,625

Poughkeepsie

$5,963

Kingston

$5,625

Albany

$6,586

Glens Falls

$5,313

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In White Plains, memory care facilities charge $7,188 for care, making this one of the most expensive local senior care options. While residential memory care costs 42% less than nursing home care, seniors receiving other types of care typically pay hundreds of dollars less. For example, those who don’t have memory-related disorders pay $5,750 for assisted living. Seniors who obtain care in their own homes pay $5,720 for home health care and $5,529 for in-home care, and those who attend adult day health care pay $1,950 for services.

 

Memory Care

$7,188

In-Home Care

$5,529

Home Health Care

$5,720

Adult Day Health Care

$1,950

Assisted Living Facility

$5,750

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$12,471

Note: Data for White Plains was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New York, NY, was used instead.

 

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in White Plains

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in New York page.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in New York

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 White Plains

White Plains 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 White Plains, please visit our Memory Care in New York page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in White Plains

 

White Plains-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.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in New York

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