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About 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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About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About 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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About 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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About 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.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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If you or a loved one wants to age in the comfort of your own home, home care in Albany, NY can offer personal assistance in a familiar setting. Whether an older adult needs more basic elderly home care services in Albany – like help with housekeeping, cooking, and transportation – or requires medical care, A Place for Mom can help.

Find the best home care agencies in Albany to meet your loved one’s unique care needs, from weekly companionship to Albany home hospice care. Personalized home care in Albany can reduce caregiver stress, curb senior loneliness, and make daily life easier for older adults. With 18 options for accredited home care in Albany, NY, we’ll find the right caregiver for your relative.

We are also serving Home Care facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, Arbor Hill and Beverwyck.

Home Care Facilities near Albany, NY

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Review ofBeverwyck
5.0

Beverwyck has lived up to our expectations based on investigating a dozen alternatives. Our residency here for the last 15 months confirmed the friendly atmosphere & geniality we desired. Structured activities were manifest, professionally led with numerous other opportunities led by residents, among them some of our new friends. The staff anticipates the needs of a varied demographic with responsiveness & a profound ability to listen. Resident input to all phases of life at Beverwyck is evident. Care services, due to the ties to a major medical facility are what are expected, outstanding in content, accessible, & subtly in the background until needed. Of note is the cuisine, researched for health benefits, professionally selected & prepared & well served. The wait staff is younger which brings a vibrancy to mealtime. We can’t say enough about the attitude & perspective of the staff, of their ability to bring young & experienced minds & and bodies together into a cohesive population.

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Review ofEddy Hawthorne Ridge
5.0

I have been here for four months. I love my apartment, have made many new friends and have no complaints! The facilities are well-kept, staffed adequately and the grounds are beautiful. I was pleased to find the community welcoming but not overwhelming. You can socialize as much or as little you feel like doing! It is so nice not to have to cook or clean!

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Review ofBeverwyck
5.0

When I began my search for independent senior living in 2010, I was a widow looking for safety, security, and socialization. I had already experienced two orthopedic surgeries (knee replacement and ankle reconstruction). I lived in a raised ranch. My neighbors had helped thru those weeks of rehabilitation, but I knew that I could no longer live in a situation with stairs. Also, it was very lonely, living alone; especially in the winter months. Add to that all the concerns of repairs, yard work, snow removal and such. I'm a very outgoing person, and I enjoy meeting people. I am also interested in everything under the sun! So I knew that I needed intellectual and social stimulation. I had visited a friend who lived Beverwyck, and I thought that it seemed like a very nice place to live. I checked out a few other places in the capital district: Hawthorne Ridge, Avila, Shaker Point but decided on Beverwyck. I have been very happy here!

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Review ofBeverwyck
5.0

Beverwyck has lived up to our expectations based on investigating a dozen alternatives. Our residency here for the last 15 months confirmed the friendly atmosphere & geniality we desired. Structured activities were manifest, professionally led with numerous other opportunities led by residents, among them some of our new friends. The staff anticipates the needs of a varied demographic with responsiveness & a profound ability to listen. Resident input to all phases of life at Beverwyck is evident. Care services, due to the ties to a major medical facility are what are expected, outstanding in content, accessible, & subtly in the background until needed. Of note is the cuisine, researched for health benefits, professionally selected & prepared & well served. The wait staff is younger which brings a vibrancy to mealtime. We can’t say enough about the attitude & perspective of the staff, of their ability to bring young & experienced minds & and bodies together into a cohesive population.

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Review ofEddy Hawthorne Ridge
5.0

I have been here for four months. I love my apartment, have made many new friends and have no complaints! The facilities are well-kept, staffed adequately and the grounds are beautiful. I was pleased to find the community welcoming but not overwhelming. You can socialize as much or as little you feel like doing! It is so nice not to have to cook or clean!

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Review ofBeverwyck
5.0

When I began my search for independent senior living in 2010, I was a widow looking for safety, security, and socialization. I had already experienced two orthopedic surgeries (knee replacement and ankle reconstruction). I lived in a raised ranch. My neighbors had helped thru those weeks of rehabilitation, but I knew that I could no longer live in a situation with stairs. Also, it was very lonely, living alone; especially in the winter months. Add to that all the concerns of repairs, yard work, snow removal and such. I'm a very outgoing person, and I enjoy meeting people. I am also interested in everything under the sun! So I knew that I needed intellectual and social stimulation. I had visited a friend who lived Beverwyck, and I thought that it seemed like a very nice place to live. I checked out a few other places in the capital district: Hawthorne Ridge, Avila, Shaker Point but decided on Beverwyck. I have been very happy here!

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Home Helpers of Amsterdam - Hagaman, NY

58 N Pawling St, Hagaman, NY 12086

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Home Instead - Albany, NY

1 Rapp Rd Suite B, Albany, NY 12205

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Provides: Home Care

Our motto "To us, it's personal®" is more than just words. It's a principle that permeates everything we do. It guides us as we provide personalized care, build relationships, and enhance the lives of seniors and their families’ right here in Albany, NY.We've been there. We understand. Neither...

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Interim Healthcare

1735 Central Ave # 102, Albany, NY 12205

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Provides: Home Care

3.5(4 reviews)
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Home Instead Senior Care

3 Chestnut Street. 2, Albany, NY 12205

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Provides: Home Care

Home Instead Senior Care enables the elderly to live independently. It’s at home where quality of life is enhanced without the stress of interrupted routines and changes in daily habits. Our non-medical CAREGivers provide one-on-one support and interaction that reduce feelings of isolation and...

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Child's Nursing Home

25 Hackett Blvd # 2, Albany, NY 12208

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Home Instead - Schenectady, NY

650 Franklin St Suite 301, Schenectady, NY 12305

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Our motto "To us, it's personal®" is more than just words. It's a principle that permeates everything we do. It guides us as we provide personalized care, build relationships, and enhance the lives of seniors and their families’ right here Schenectady, NY.We've been there. We understand. Neither...

5.0(1 review)
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Concepts Of Health Care Inc

10 Deerfield Place PO Box 205, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

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4.5(3 reviews)
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Home Helpers and Direct Link

PO Box 3451, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Provides: Home Care

As everyday life becomes more challenging a little help can go a long way.  Home Helpers provides you or your loved ones with a safe and affordable way to remain active and independent in the comfort of their own home, often for longer than would be possible.Direct Link is an in home emergency...

3.3(2 reviews)
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Molari Health Care Svc

80 Center St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Provides: Home Care

5.0(1 review)
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Interim Healthcare

357 Bay Rd # 4, Queensbury, NY 12804

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Provides: Home Care

5.0(1 review)
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Eddy Home Care

433 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

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Provides: Home Care

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Interim Health Care - Saratoga

315 Ushers Park, Ballston Lake, NY 12019

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Salisbury Estates Inc

165 Tor Ct, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Provides: Home Care, Independent Living

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Premier Home Health Care - Pittsfield

55 Church Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Home Care

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Home Care Services of Massachusetts

66 West Street, Ste L1, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Provides: Home Care

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Eddy Visiting Nurse Association (Columbia & Greene counties)

159 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, NY 12414

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Compassionate Care Home Health

572 Barbour St., North Adams, MA 01247

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Home Care

Care with a passion for quality of lifeCompassionate Care Home Health is proud to serve Berkshire County and beyond with affordable and comprehensive in-home care.  We are committed to meeting and exceeding the expectations of those we serve and their families.  Services range from an occasional...

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Visiting Nurse Assn

32 Park St, Lee, MA 01238

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What is home care?

Home care may be the right fit for seniors who want to age in place, but who would benefit from companionship, housekeeping, and help with some activities of daily living (ADLs). Home care is broad and personalized to each senior’s needs. In general, home caregivers may provide:

  • Help with personal care
  • Housekeeping
  • Mobility assistance
  • Laundry
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Nutritious meals
  • Incontinence care and toileting
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Services for seniors in Albany, New York

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Senior activities

In Albany, New York, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Albany, New York, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

Albany, New York, is somewhat car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Albany include bus routes. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Albany has a somewhat limited biking infrastructure and is somewhat walkable.

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Health care

Albany offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Albany Medical Center Hospital and St Peter’s Hospital.

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Senior activities

Albany, New York, offers several opportunities for seniors to get out and explore. For seniors who enjoy lifelong learning, Albany features historical sites and museums. Visit exhibits at the infamous New York State Museum or The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Seniors can even catch famous plays or musicals at the various performing arts centers. Nature enthusiasts can smell the blooming flowers at Washington Park or hit the putting greens at the Burden Lake Country Club.

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Learn More About Home Care in Albany, NY

 

Home care, or in-home care, is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, and transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

Cost of Home Care Services in Albany, NY

The median monthly cost of in-home care is about $5,030 in Albany and $4,767 in the state of New York, according to Genworth.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the perfect home care service in Albany for you or your loved one.

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Cost of Living

 

The cost of living in Albany is considerably lower than the national average. The cost-of-living index is rated 17 points below the average and the grocery index is rated 5 points lower. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
83 95 $1,190 18.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent $171,947 $43,790 The top estate tax rate is 16% with an exemption threshold of $5.749 million

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

There are at least 6 general hospitals that provide emergency services to the city. The highest-rated hospitals in Albany include:

  • Albany Medical Center – A 793-bed acute care community with a comprehensive heart center and an intensive care unit.
  • Albany Stratton VA Medical Center – This government medical center provides primary care to veterans and their families. They also offer a number of other services including cardiac rehabilitation, hospice/palliative care, adult day health care, a full-service memory clinic, geriatric assessment, nursing home care, and respite care.
  • Saint Peter”s Hospital – This hospital is a 482-bed short-term acute care community. They specialize in surgery and offer a number of inpatient procedures, including bariatric, cardiac, and neurological surgeries.

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Albany has a warm-summer/humid continental type of climate. This means that the summers tend to be muggy and sunny, while the winters are often cold and extremely snowy. On average, the humidity level for Albany is about 71%. The humidity levels are often highest during the month of December at around 76%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
70°F 84°F (July) 56°F (July) 29°F 40°F (December) 17°F (February)

 

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
41 (Good) 54 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 5” (July) 77”

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

2016 Presidential Election for Albany County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
54.2% 39.3% 6.5%

 

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
597,270 98,251 1,772 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of 0.10%

 

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
31 22% 9% 5% 4%

 

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
26% 38% 18%

 

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
7.0% 29.9% 10.2% 0.3% <1% 49.9% 5.4%

 

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
9,829 38 9

 

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
7% 62% 12% 25% 6% 4%

Albany is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry or discrimination.

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

As the capital of the state of New York, Albany has arts and cultural amenities that rival any other major East Coast city. The center of the art world in Albany is The Egg, a large and uniquely shaped performance art center whose shape resembles its name. The Egg is located in the sprawling Empire State Plaza which has a reflecting pool and an underground shopping concourse filled with public art installations. Located right next to the plaza is the New York State Capitol building, which was built in the 1800s. Also located nearby are the New York State Museum, which focuses on natural and cultural history, and the Albany Institute of History and Art, which is famous for its Hudson River School paintings.

For those who are interested in learning more about the past, there are a number of fascinating historical sights in the city that are worth a visit. The USS Slater is a World War II cannon-class destroyer escort that has been converted into a museum and docked on the banks of the Hudson River. The Slater is now designated a museum ship and is the only ship of its kind still afloat in the United States. For those interested in the city’s colonial history, the Schuyler Mansion is a historic landmark. Built in 1765, the house now serves as a museum documenting the life of its owner, Philip Schuyler, who was a general in the continental army and an early U.S. senator.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are a number of great places for walks and visits in Albany. One popular destination is the historic Lark Street, which has tons of independently-owned shops and classic architecture. The largest park in the city is Washington Park, the origin of which can be traced back to the 1686 city charter. The park has served many roles throughout history, including a gunpowder storage area, a cemetery, and a parade ground for military demonstrations. Now the 82-acre park is primarily used as a nice place to enjoy the nice afternoon sun.

Transportation

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) provides bus transportation throughout the city and the surrounding area. The CDTA offers over 50 bus routes, 29 of which run through downtown. Fares can be purchased as single rides or all-day passes, which can be obtained on the bus.

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Home Instead - Schenectady, NY, Molari Health Care Svc and Interim Healthcare are the top rated home care agencies near Albany, New York. See full list of communities.

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