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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in New York, NY

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New York City (NYC) is one of the most well-known metropolitan areas in America. It is full of endless opportunities for seniors, including those with memory care needs. Memory care facilities offer a safe living environment for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia to receive the assistance they need. A Place for Mom has 13 memory care partners within a 10-mile radius of New York City Hall in lower Manhattan. This radius includes the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and neighboring cities in New Jersey.

These memory care facility partners are not stand-alone memory care facilities. Instead, these are assisted living facilities with memory care available on the same campus. These communities may also include an independent living wing, so friends, families, or couples with different care needs can all reside close to one another.

This guide provides listings in a 10-mile radius of New York City Hall. It also includes information on NYC memory care costs, how people pay for memory care in NYC, the types of memory care facilities found in this area, and the local regulations for these facilities. Senior-specific resources in NYC are also provided throughout. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a clear picture of memory care facilities in NYC to help make a sound decision for your loved one.

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Im sending my uncle there starting next month. Im very happy with what they offer. Place is very clean and staff is caring and professional.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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I moved my wife into 80th Street in January 2020. Several months later 80th Street went into lockdown following the Department of Health's mandates. While I was unable to see her in person, there was regular...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The 80th Street Residence is the only dedicated facility in New York City specializing in Enhanced Memory Care. As the very first recipient in the nation of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Excellence in Care Dementia Care Program Award, we are very proud of our community. Licensed by...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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All is well for me, they have been able to assist me with what I am limited to. The staff do a reasonable cleaning of the community and my room. I am happy with the meals I select from and the activities...
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A NYS Licensed Enriched Housing program, best described as senior apartments with supportive services. Carnegie East House consists of 74 apartments ranging in size from studios to 2-bedrooms. Majority of the apartments have an excellent view of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
DID YOU KNOW THAT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IS TREATABLE? WE DO.While presently there is no cure, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can be managed and reduced. At Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, we know how to do this better than anyone else. The direct care services we provide with...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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The Veranda Assisted Living is a newly renovated facility. It is a large 363 bed Medicaid assisted living facility. We are located on Staten Island, just minutes away from the Staten Island Ferry and Verrazano Bridge. Offering private and semi-private rooms that are available today. Providing...
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Dad is still adjusting to living at this community. The staff are friendly, helpful and attentive. They are encouraging him to participate in some of the daily activities. He seems to like the food and...
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
If you are looking for a safe, caring place for yourself or for a loved one, you'll find the very best at Isabella. Since its inspired beginning in 1875, Isabella, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization, has pioneered in the care of the elderly of New York. Over the years, Isabella Home grew...

What families are saying about alzheimers care in New York

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Mira Vie Fanwood

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This is the best place and we think it is amazing. We have been very happy with our experience here. I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones and already have. My loved one loves the food and it is the best. They have healthy meals with large portions. Bingo, rosary, ...
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Sunrise of Cresskill

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We fell in love with Sunrise as soon as we walked into the place. Every area is beautifully and warmly decorated. The staff is very pleasant and easy to talk to. The residents all say "hello" with a smile on their face. When you walk through the rooms and are always greeted with smiling seniors, ...
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Brookdale Wayne AL/MC

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The staff at Brookdale Wayne were very welcoming when we were visited and they were very friendly. They are very willing to listen to us when we need something, however the night staff is lacking a little compassion. The rooms at this community are pretty spacious and very nice. The food is ...
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Costs of memory care in the New York City area

The average cost for memory care facilities in the NYC area is approximately $5,341 monthly, according to our 2022 A Place for Mom proprietary data.{{citation: 1}} This cost is a true average of what seniors at our partner memory care facilities in NYC actually paid. The figure includes rent, care, and any choice add-on services.

In the NYC area, memory care facility fees typically include the following:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • 24-hour supervision and care
  • Staff specially trained in memory care
  • On-site transportation services
  • Meals and snacks
  • Personal care, like incontinence care
  • Medication management
  • Cognitive-stimulating and reminiscence therapies

Memory care communities are facilities specifically designed to accommodate memory loss. Therefore, many of them are built with the following features:

  • Secured entrances and exits
  • Enclosed courtyards and walking paths
  • Wander Guard or similar systems
  • Accessibility features, like barrier-free showers
  • Easily identifiable spaces to prevent confusion

The following costs represent average baseline costs for memory care facilities in the wider New York City region, without any add-on fees. These figures are meant to help you compare area prices, but are not representative of what our partner residents actually paid.

Average monthly cost of Alzheimers Care in New York, NY vs. nearby cities

New York, NY

$6,800/mo

Inwood, NY

$6,734/mo

How people pay for memory care in New York City

There are many ways seniors use to pay for memory care facilities in New York City. While Medicaid and Medicare cannot be used toward rent and certain care services in memory care, they can be used for medically approved services.

Here you’ll find more information about the different payment methods, including private pay methods, VA benefits, Medicaid, Medicare, and other local resources.

Private pay methods in New York City

Seniors in the New York City may fully or partially pay for memory care through income sources like savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns. Additionally, depending on their resources, they might also consider using the following private pay methods:

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VA benefits for memory care in New York City
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Number of veterans who live in New York City, per the U.S. Census Bureau

About 33 percent of New York City veterans are 75+, per the U.S. Census Bureau.

New York and New Jersey veterans who need memory care services may be able to use a pension or benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for care costs. Below are answers to common VA benefits questions.

Will veterans pensions cover memory care services?

Yes, a Veterans Pension is a monthly payment that can be used towards a senior’s assisted living expenses, like memory care. To qualify for a Veterans Pension, seniors must have been a wartime veteran and at least one of the following must be true:

  • A veteran must be age 65 or older
  • A veteran must have a permanent and total disability
  • A veteran is receiving Social Security Disability Insurance
  • A veteran is receiving Supplemental Security Income

Will VA Aid and Attendance benefits cover memory care services?

Yes, VA Aid and Attendance benefits can help cover assisted living and memory care costs with monthly payments on top of a Veterans Pension. To qualify, a senior must have a VA-recognized disability. If dementia is a result from wartime, it may qualify under the VA health care requirements. Additionally, a veteran must fall under one of the following:

  • Need assistance with some activities of daily living
  • Have an untreated illness that requires them to stay in bed for a majority of the day
  • Have very limited eyesight
  • Already reside in a nursing home

Will the Housebound allowance cover memory care services?

Yes, if it is in-home memory care. The Housebound allowance is specifically for veterans with a permanent disability that is the result of natural aging. This disability must cause them to be confined to their home, or housebound.

How to find assistance with veterans benefits

Applying for veterans benefits can be a long and difficult process, but it is well worth the effort to obtain benefits you are entitled to as a veteran. Since applying is a demanding process, the New York City area has many local resources to help aid seniors with understanding and applying for assistance. Both New York and New Jersey have veterans resource centers where seniors can apply and learn more about benefits. The New York City Department of Veterans’ Services (also known as NYC DVS) staffs care coordinators that help seniors with their benefits through the online service VetConnectNYC.

Many non-profit organizations like Disabled American Veterans or Veterans of Foreign Wars also have local service officers in New Jersey and New York to help seniors understand and apply for benefits. They may also help you appeal denied claims with legal advocacy. New York veterans organizations like American Legion and Paralyzed Veterans of American can also advocate for veterans seeking their eligible benefits.

Resources for New York City veterans

NYC Department of Veterans Services
NYC veteran resource centers

Manhattan Veteran Resource Center
519 8th Ave., Suite 2401
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-951-6866
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bronx Veteran Resource Center
2471 Morris Ave., Suite 1A
Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: 718-367-3500
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Veteran Resource Center
25 Chapel St., Suite 604
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-630-2830
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Queens Veteran Resource Center
75-10B 91 Ave.
Woodhaven, NY 11421
Phone: 718-296-2871
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Staten Island Vet Center
60 Bay St.
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-816-4499
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

New Jersey veterans service offices

Bergen County

Contact: Joseph Restivo
Phone: 201-996-8050/8051
Fax: 201-996-8009
Email: Joseph.Restivo@dmava.nj.govAddress: 125 State St., Suite #109
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Essex/Union Counties

Contact: DeAndre Gurley
Phone: 973-297-3336
Fax: 973-642-0830
Email: DeAndre.Gurley@dmava.nj.gov
Address: 20 Washington Place, Room #431
Newark, NJ 07102
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hudson County

Contact: Esther Chucaralao
Phone: 201-536-3401
Fax: 201-536-3404
Email: Esther.Chucaralao@dmava.nj.gov
Address: Jersey City Armory
678 Montgomery St., 2nd Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed alternate Fridays

New York City Medicaid for memory care

New York State Medicaid and New Jersey Medicaid are state-run insurance programs for low-income adults. While these programs cannot cover the entirety of memory care facilities, they can help cover certain medical services.

New York State Medicaid

New York residents may qualify for New York State Medicaid if they meet eligibility requirements. However, different factors can affect their eligibility, including the following:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Income
  • Household/family size
  • Residence{{citation:3, 4}}

Additionally, Medicaid eligibility can be affected depending on other types of programs you are eligible for. Your loved one may be eligible for New York State Medicaid if they qualify for the following programs:

  • Medicaid Savings Program
  • COBRA
  • AIDS Health Insurance Program
  • Medicaid Buy-in Program for Working People with Disabilities[03]

Additionally, if your loved one wants to remain in their home, but requires in-home care, there are New York Medicaid related programs, such as the following:

  • Long Term Home Health Care Program: Your loved one must qualify for nursing home care, but choose to remain in their home to receive in-home care services.
  • Program of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (PACE): Your loved one must be age 55+ and qualify for nursing home care. This program helps arrange in-home long-term care.
  • Managed Long-Term Care Program: Seniors can receive help with in-home care costs, such as home health aides and home attendant services.

A full list of eligibility requirements can be found on the NY Medicaid — How to Apply web page. Your local Medicaid office can help you understand what benefits they may qualify for and how to apply.

NYC Medicaid programs for seniors

The Special Needs Assisted Living Voucher Demonstration Program for Persons with Dementia (or SNALR) is a Medicaid program that helps prevent seniors with Alzheimer’s disease from having to move out of a SNALR facility because they can no longer pay. The facility must be enrolled in the SNALR program.

To qualify for this voucher program, a senior cannot be enrolled in or be eligible for Medicaid. A senior may qualify for the voucher program if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and/or other types of dementia
  • Have lived at their facility for at least one year
  • Meet monthly household income standards ($7,382 or less for New York City)
  • Meet the standards for the average regional monthly SNALR costs, which is $10,602 or less for New York City
    • Assets cannot be more than this cost over a six month time frame
    • Assets over three months of this cost cannot be transferred for a year prior to the application[05]

Additionally, the Aged, Disabled and Blind in New York City (ABD) program helps low-income seniors aged 65 and older or adults living with a disability apply for Medicaid and programs that can help pay for Medicare.

Every borough in NYC has a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) available at a local Medicaid office to help individuals apply for their eligible benefits.

New Jersey Medicaid for disabled seniors

New Jersey Medicaid offers the NJ FamilyCare Aged, Blind, Disabled (ABD) Program, which provides coverage for seniors aged 65 and older, as well as adults with a disability. To qualify, a person must meet the following requirements:

  • Cannot be receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Must meet SSI income standards
  • Pass a financial evaluation
  • Pass a clinical evaluation[06]

While ABD does not cover rent costs for memory care facilities, it can help cover certain care services:

  • Home-delivered meals
  • Care management
  • Personal care services[06]

New York City resident Medicaid resources

Bronx Medicaid offices

Rider Community
Address: 305 Rider Ave., 4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: 718-585-7872
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fordham
Address: 2541-2549 Bainbridge Ave.
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 929-252-3230
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brooklyn Medicaid offices

Coney Island
Address: 1912 Mermaid Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone: 929-221-3790
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

East New York
Address: 404 Pine St., 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Phone: 929-221-8204
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kings County Hospital
Address: 441 Clarkson Ave.
“T” Building, Nurses’ Residence, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Phone: 718-221-2300 Extension #2301
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brooklyn South
Address: 785 Atlantic Ave., 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 929-221-3502
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Manhattan Medicaid offices

Chinatown
Address: 115 Chrystie St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212-334-6114
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dyckman Community
Address: 4055 10th Ave., Lower level
New York, NY 10034
Phone: 212-939-0207 Extension #0208
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Queens Medicaid offices

Queens Community
Address: 32-20 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Queens, NY 11101
Phone: 718-784-6729
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jamaica Community
Address: 165-08 88th Ave., 8th Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: 929-252-3193
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Staten Island Medicaid offices

Staten Island
Address: 215 Bay St.
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 929-221-8823/8824
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Jersey Medicaid offices

Essex/Hudson Counties

153 Halsey St., 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 01702
Phone: 973-648-3700
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. / Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bergen County

100 Hamilton Plaza, 5th Floor
Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: 973-977-4077
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Union County

100 Daniels Way, 1st Floor
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-863-4400
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. / Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Medicare memory care coverage in New York City

Medicare is a federal program that provides health insurance for seniors aged 65 and older. While Medicare will not help cover rent and most care services in a memory care facility, it helps cover some short-term health care costs.

What is covered by Medicare?

Medicare offers short-term health care coverage for the following:

  • Skilled nursing care
  • Hospice care
  • Home health care, including physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology services, and part-time home health aides
  • Medical equipment, like canes, walkers, wheelchairs, and oxygen equipment
  • Certain prescription drugs and shots[07]

Are there additional coverage options?

Adults with certain chronic conditions, including dementia, may qualify for Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs). These plans offer limited memberships that can be added to Medicare plan A or B. This membership provides coverage for additional services tailored to the needs of special groups, like adults with specific chronic conditions.[08]

What are New York’s financial assistance programs?

New York has additional financial assistance programs that seniors may qualify for, including the following:

  • Medicare Savings Program (MSP): A program that helps cover Medicare premium costs. People who sign up for MSP are automatically enrolled into the federal program Extra Help, which helps cover prescription drug costs.

What are New Jersey Medicare’s financial assistance programs?

New Jersey residents can receive additional financial assistance for their health care needs through the following programs:

Where to go for more information on Medicare

Seniors can receive help understanding and applying for Medicare benefits through their local Social Security office. New York and New Jersey both have State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (or SHIPs). SHIP programs provide free information on Medicare and health insurance issues.

New York State has a specific name for their SHIP — called the Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance Program (or HIICAP). Additionally, both New York and New Jersey have a long-term care ombudsman who advocates for senior citizens rights, health, and welfare. Contact your local ombudsman with any Medicare issues or disputes.

New York City resident Medicare resources

Social Security Office
Local ombudsman

NYC Ombudsman: Paula Goolcharan
Center for Independence of the Disabled
1010 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 301
New York, NY 10018
Email: pgoolcharan@cidny.org

For Bronx, New York, and Richmond:
Phone: 212-812-2901
For Kings and Queens:
Phone: 212-812-2911

New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman website
P.O. Box 852
Trenton, NJ 08625-0852
Phone: 877-582-6995
Email: ombudsman@ltco.nj.gov

New Jersey State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Learn more about SHIP
Phone: 800-792-8820

New York State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Understand New York laws and regulations for memory care facilities

Senior care facilities that offer residential care services must have an Assisted Living Resident License issued by the New York State Department of Health. In addition to that license, memory care facilities must apply as a Special Needs Assisted Living Residence.

New York assisted living facilities are inspected and must follow specific guidelines set by the state. The New York State Department of Health has a dedicated division that oversees assisted living communities. The Adult Care Facilities/Assisted Living division conducts regular inspections for NYC facilities.

You can search NY health profiles for inspection results of specific facilities or request a facility’s inspection results through New York State’s Department of Health Records.

Understand New Jersey laws and regulations for memory care facilities

In New Jersey, assisted living facilities are required to have a Certificate of Need issued by the New Jersey Department of Health. New Jersey assisted living facilities, which memory care falls under, are inspected and must follow specific guidelines set by the state. New Jersey has a long list of requirements set forth by the NJ Department of Health.

You can visit the Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing, where you can find inspection reports for specific long-term care facilities, including assisted living and memory care.

For additional information on assisted living regulations in New York and New Jersey, visit our guide to assisted living in New York City.

New York State Department of Health contact information

Division: Assisted Living Facilities and Adult Homes
Phone Number: 866-893-6772
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

New Jersey Department of Health contact information

Phone: 609-633-9706

COVID-19 regulations for New York and New Jersey memory care facilities

Following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s lead, both New York and New Jersey have relaxed their COVID-19 regulations.

While the New Jersey Department of Health no longer has specific COVID-19 regulations, the New York City Department of Health continues to have a mask advisory in place.[09] This advisory strongly encourages masks in both indoor public areas and outdoor crowded areas. New York State also continues to recommend isolation for those who have tested positive. People should isolate for the first five days, followed by another 10 days of wearing a mask in public. Additionally, NYC encourages high-risk communities, including seniors aged 65 and older, to follow strict precautions.

COVID-19 precautions for seniors in New York City

  • Masking. Visitors should wear masks around high-risk populations.
  • Testing. Visitors should test negative for COVID-19 prior to a visit.
  • Social distancing. Attendance should be limited for indoor areas.[10]

COVID-19 regulations for New York memory care facilities

  • Vaccinations. Vaccinations are recommended. The facility should help consenting residents make vaccination appointments.
  • Masking. Masks are required for all visitors and staff members.
  • Facility cleanliness. Facilities should ensure that frequent disinfecting and cleaning is completed for high-touch areas, especially after every visit in visitation areas.
  • CDC guidelines. Other regulations are in compliance with CDC recommendations.[11]

COVID-19 regulations for New Jersey memory care facilities

  • Vaccinations. Staff members must be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination requirements.[12]
  • Masking. Staff must wear PPE, including masks and eye protection.
  • Staff safety. Facilities must have training and assess their Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) program. The facility must also follow Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Social distancing. Social distancing is encouraged, when possible.[13]

Get to know memory care in New York City

210Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
3.9/5.0 average in-network rating
96% of our memory care partners have staff members awake 24/7
63% of our memory care partners offer Wander Guard or similar systems
63% of our memory care partners are specifically designed to accommodate memory loss
90% of our memory care partners offer care in a secured facility
53% of our memory care partners have an enclosed courtyard
8346
Number of people we have referred in NYC to partner memory care facilities
82
Average age of residents we referred to New York City partner memory care communities
Gender split: 65% female, 33% male

What to expect from memory care in New York City

While there are many different memory care facilities in the New York City area, the majority of them offer similar aspects, designs, and care services. Learn more about what NYC memory care facilities have to offer below.

Stand-alone vs. multi-tier care types

A Place for Mom’s memory care partners within a 10-mile radius of New York City Hall are not stand-alone memory care facilities. However, when extending that radius to 15-miles, A Place for Mom partners with two stand-alone memory care facilities.{{citation: 1}} Therefore, the majority of our partner facilities in the NYC region include assisted living and memory care services on the same campus. And some offer multiple care types — like independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care — on the same campus.

Memory care design

Approximately 63% of our memory care partners in NYC are specially designed to accommodate memory loss.{{citation: 1}} These communities are designed to help seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Memory care facilities support their residents with specialized dementia caregivers as well as the following types of design elements:

  • Open-concept layouts
  • Soothing colors and decor
  • Easy navigation systems, like visual cues or symbols

The community may also provide a sense of security by including the following safety amenities:

  • Secured entrances and exits
  • Wander Guard or similar systems
  • Enclosed courtyard
  • Indoor walking paths

Personalized care and activities

Many memory care facilities in the New York City area provide care and activities personalized to every resident’s needs and preferences. The level of care a person needs is typically determined through an assessment prior to moving in. Afterward, a personalized care plan is created. Depending on the community, seniors receiving personalized care may be able to add on services, including the following:

  • Incontinence care
  • Diabetic care
  • Medication administration
  • Feeding tubes

Specially trained staff members

The majority of our memory care partners in NYC have staff members who have received specialized memory care training. While training can vary depending on the facility, many caregivers on site are equipped to handle difficult dementia behaviors like the following:

  • Exit behaviors
  • Anxiety, aggression, or agitation
  • Hallucinations and delusions
  • Restlessness, pacing, or wandering{{citation: 1}}

Besides round-the-clock awake staff who are trained in memory care, many facilities have visiting medical professionals available to accommodate medical care needs in the facility. These medical professionals may include the following visiting specialists:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • On-call doctors{{citation: 1}}

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Unfamiliar with New York City? Highlights for seniors

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Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in New York City, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

16%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the New York City population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

31238

Mean retirement income of seniors 65+ in New York City, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Health care for seniors in New York City

There are numerous reputable hospitals in the New York City area with national recognition for geriatrics and other adult specialties. Below are a few of the highest ranked hospitals in the New York City region.

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NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health has a regional ranking of No. 1 and national ranking of No.3, according to U.S. News and World Report. This hospital system is nationally ranked for 14 different adult specialties, including ranking No. 3 for geriatrics.{{citation: 15}}

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New York-Presbyterian

New York-Presbyterian provides trusted care with a regional ranking of No. 2 and national ranking of No. 7. The hospital is also highly rated for 14 adult specialties with a national ranking of No. 6 for geriatrics, according to U.S. News and World Report.{{citation: 15}}

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Seniors can receive top-notch care at Mount Sinai Hospital, which has been rated No. 1 for geriatrics in the nation. The hospital system is also nationally recognized for 11 adult specialties. Overall, the hospital receives a regional ranking of No. 3 and national ranking of No. 16, according to U.S. News and World Report.{{citation: 15}}

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Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City Medical Center is a hospital, part of the RWJ Barnabas Health System, located in Hudson County. The hospital offers qualify care by being an Advanced Life Support provider, Regional Trauma Center, and Regional Heart Hospital. In addition to these specialties, the hospital is recognized for their leadership roles in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality and their nursing excellence program.

Transportation for seniors in New York City

Approximately 83% of our memory care partner communities offer on-site transportation services, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.{{citation: 1}} This offers a safer and typically ADA-accessible option for seniors with memory care needs. However, for residents’ visitors, New York City has plenty of transportation options and easy access to buses, subways, railroads, and taxis.

There are also accessible options for seniors with disabilities that make it unnecessary for them to use public transportation. Access-A-Ride is a paratransit service for people with eligible disabilities. However, it is recommended for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia to have a personal care attendant or caregiver accompany them while using the service.

You can find more transportation services for seniors in NYC through the city’s Aging Connect center Find Help page.

Senior activities in New York City

New York and New Jersey offer the perfect mixture of entertainment, restaurants, and outdoor activities for people of all walks of life. Additionally, the area has a robust amount of senior-friendly programs.

Entertainment

Seniors and their families can find never-ending entertainment in the New York City region. Whether it’s performing arts or winning big at the casino, NYC is full of opportunities. Visiting family members may want to experience these well-known entertainment areas with their loved one:

Restaurants

From street vendors to fine dining restaurants, New York City offers endless food options. Pick up a quick bite at a local hot-dog cart or experience fine Italian cuisine in a local restaurant. The city also embraces the foodie culture by offering a variety of food-related tours, including, but not limited to, the following:

Outdoor areas

While NYC is a large metropolitan area full of tourist attractions, it also has many peaceful outdoor nature areas. New York City parks offer many accessible outdoor facilities, from beaches to gardens. This includes the biggest attraction, Central Park, where seniors can walk along a trail or watch their grandchildren play on the local playgrounds.

New York residents aged 62 and older fall under the New York State Golden Program, which offers free vehicle access to state parks and arboretums during weekdays. The program also offers discounts to certain historic sites and golf courses. Additionally, seniors in New Jersey may qualify for a Senior Pass to federal parks and recreation sites, which offers a 50% discount for facilities and services.

New York senior-friendly programs

Seniors in New York City have access to a variety of senior centers where they can participate in senior-friendly programs and activities. Seniors aged 60 and older can access activities like classes, dining options, and fitness classes for free through local older adult centers (OAC), also known as senior centers. You can search for these older adult centers through NYC’s Aging Connect Find Help page.

In addition to OACs, NYC has plenty of recreation centers that offer local seniors a discounted membership. Many of these recreation centers also have accessibility options available for seniors with disabilities.

New Jersey senior-friendly programs

If your loved one lives in New Jersey, they can also participate in stimulating activities through local senior centers. These can be found by visiting the local City Hall.

New Jersey seniors aged 60 and older can also participate in activities from the comfort of their communities thanks to GetSetUp. This online platform partners with New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services. It provides New Jersey seniors with hundreds of virtual learning classes.

Additionally, New Jersey offers a variety of beneficial programs that promote health education and advice for controlling chronic conditions. These programs include the following:

Frequently Asked Questions

Plattduetsche Home Society, Sunrise of North Lynbrook and Atria Forest Hills are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near New York, NY. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in New York is 6800.42 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 47 memory care facilities near you in New York, New York typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in New York, New York, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in New York, New York, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in New York, New York ranges from $1150 to $38220. The average Memory Care cost in New York, New York is $6800.42. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in New York, New York typically starts at $1150. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

References

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  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. New York State Department of Health. (2023, February). How to apply for NY Medicaid.

  4. New York Department of Health. (2003, May). Long term home health care program.

  5. New York State Department of Health. (2021, June). Special needs assisted living residence program for persons with dementia eligibility criteria.

  6. NJFamilyCare. (2022, June). NJ FamilyCare aged, blind, disabled programs.

  7. Medicare. What Medicare health plans cover.

  8. Medicare. Special Needs Plans (SNP).

  9. State of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. (2021, May 24). Governor Murphy lifts major COVID-19 restrictions, moves forward with most significant reopening steps to date.

  10. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (2022, Dec. 9). Advisory from the commissioner of Health & Mental Hygiene of the City of New York.

  11. New York Department of Health. (2022, December 23). Health advisory revised: Infection prevention and control recommendations for adult care facilities (ACFs) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  12. State of New Jersey Department of Health. (2022, January 19). Executive order No. 283.

  13. State of New Jersey Department of Health. (2022, April 21). Executive directive No. 21-012 (Revised).

  14. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0103) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  15. U.S. News and World Report. (2023, January 13). Hospital Search.

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A Place for Mom. (2022-2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0103) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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U.S. News and World Report. (2023, January 13). Hospital Search.