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Memory Care Facilities in New York

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New York memory care can very well get broken down into two categories: A) the services provided in New York City, where over 8 million people currently live and a fair amount of dementia care homes are also operational, and B) upstate New York where the other portion of the nearly 20 million people that call New York their own reside.

Memory Care in New York State - Cheapest & Most Expensive Places

New York is an expensive place for seniors to live, especially for older adults who need comprehensive memory care treatment. The state currently ranks fourth in the nation in terms of highest monthly cost averages. Massachusetts and Connecticut are very comparable in terms of prices (second and third respectively), while surprisingly New Jersey is quite a bit more expensive than New York and ranks number one overall. What are the most affordable and least affordable cities in New York? Here is your guide:

The Top 5 Most Affordable Cities for Memory Care in New York based on Monthly Median Cost:

  1. Jamestown, NY                 $4,965         
  2. Geneseo, NY                    $5,115
  3. Oneonta, NY                     $5,240
  4. Cortland, NY                     $5,275
  5. Fredonia, NY                    $5,310         

The Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Dementia Care in New York:

  1. Syosset, NY                      $7,470
  2. Plainview, NY                   $7,440         
  3. Armonk, NY                      $7,420
  4. Oyster Bay, NY                 $7,420
  5. Massapequa, NY               $7,360

The Top 5 Most Affordable Counties in New York for Memory Care based on Monthly Median Fee:

  1. Chautauqua County          $5,060
  2. Livingston County              $5,130
  3. Otsego County                  $5,245         
  4. Cortland County                $5,300
  5. Essex County                    $5,355

The Top 5 Most Expensive Counties in New York for Alzheimer’s Care:

  1. Nassau County                 $7,280
  2. Rockland County               $7,250
  3. Suffolk County                  $6,930
  4. Westchester County          $6,890
  5. Richmond County              $6,485

New York Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care - Services

As you can see, a fair number of seniors tend to gravitate more to upstate New York in terms of dementia care, where the facilities are in quieter settings compared to what NYC offers. However, that is not to say the five boroughs are lacking in quality (if not pricey) care for Alzheimer's and dementia.

New York dementia care facilities generally break down the services and treatment offered based on the stages of the cognitive disabilities. For example, a resident with Alzheimer’s is going to receive different treatment compared to someone with Parkinson’s, however, all of these forms of dementia have some similarities in terms of services.

Ultimately, New York memory care facilities provide a new permanent home for a loved one when they find it difficult to provide meals for themselves, clean and maintain their home, and their personal safety is at risk. Dementia care facilities in New York state take all of those chores and struggles off the senior’s daily agenda, allowing them to therefore focus on personal care and improving their cognitive function as much as possible.

Alzheimer’s is often variable based on the stage of the disease. In the early stages, a loved one may still assume several daily functions and critical thinking, while later stages can require a lot of assistance and monitoring from caregivers. Regardless of the stage, the staff will offer exceptional service with a friendly and positive attitude. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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