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The 9 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Albany, NY

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Seniors that love the east coast might enjoy retiring in Albany, New York, where they can live alongside the beautiful Hudson River. The diverse population has easy access to a wide range of entertaining and educational institutions, such as the New York State Museum. The USS Slater, a historic ship from World War II may also interest history lovers and veterans alike.

This city has good water quality compared to other areas, scoring a 70 out of 100 on measurements provided by the EPA. The air quality, however, is not as good as the rest of the country, scoring five points lower than the national average. Overall, this area has a good quality of life, given its easy access to healthcare and lower cost of living than nearby areas. This may be why Albany has a higher number of seniors than the rest of the state, with 12.5% of residents being over the age of 65.

According to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Study, the average price of assisted living in Albany is $4,525 a month, slightly less than the state average of $4,630. This is fairly high compared to the rest of the country, which averages $4,051 a month for long-term care costs.

Take a look at our list of the 9 best assisted living facilities in Albany to find the right community for you or your loved one.

MillView of Latham

The Millview of Latham makes the top of our list for its luxurious lifestyle and wide range of on-site amenities. It has a varied activities calendar that focuses on things residents enjoy doing, including golfing and gaming. The licensed care staff provide compassionate help with  activities of daily living, such as eating and grooming. Weekly housekeeping services and laundry is taken care of for residents allowing them to relax in their environment, such as in front of the fireplace in the lounge.

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  • On-site beauty salon and barbershop
  • Manicured grounds include a patio and community garden

Elderwood Village at Colonie

Elderwood Village has a relaxing lifestyle, with many convenient services available. On-site amenities include a beauty salon and a range of activity areas, including a billiards room and a library. Residents can also relax outdoors on the patio overlooking the manicured courtyard full of garden beds and walking paths. Spiritual needs are tended to with the ministry program, and residents' families are welcome to participate in activities with their loved ones in the facility chapel or in any of the comfortable lounge areas.

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Atria Guilderland

Seniors in the Albany area that appreciate modern architecture and mountain views might like living at the Atria Guilderland. This facility ranks high on our list for its dynamic life enrichment program, which features a wide range of healthy activities for residents, such as yoga and spirituality. The luxurious surroundings include a courtyard complete with outdoor dining. Media lovers can relax in the theater as well as the cozy library. When residents have places to go off campus, they have access to the community Towncar and concierge service.

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  • Over 200 immersive activities offered each month to keep residents engaged
  • 24-7 availability of trained nurses and security staff

Eddy Hawthorne Ridge

Seated on 14 acres of gorgeous green landscape, Eddy Hawthorne Ridge placed high on our list for its natural surroundings. Outdoor loving seniors can easily spend their retirement immersed in nature, walking the manicured campus and visiting places this center shares space with, including the YMCA and the East Greenbush Community Library. Residents are treated to a relaxing retirement by the caring housekeeping staff that keeps their apartments and laundry clean on a weekly basis. Residents are encouraged to dine together in one of the comfortable dining areas.

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  • One and two-bedroom apartments with washer/dryer hookups and plenty of closet space
  • Rotating activities include special guest musicians and garden therapy

Terrace at Beverwyck

Retirees can choose from several floor plans with either one or two bedrooms in this facility. The fully licensed care staff are available to provide ongoing help with the personal care needs of residents, such as help getting around or grooming. Residents enjoy three nutritious meals a day as well as all-hours access to their choice of snacks. The changing activities calendar includes trips to community centers using facility transportation as well as on-site activities like arts and crafts. 

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  • Daily tidying as well as weekly housekeeping and laundry to keep apartments immaculate
  • Daily safety checks and 24-hour access to medical staff

Ingersoll Place Assisted Living

Residents of Ingersoll Place live in a gorgeous natural setting complete with easy walking paths and outdoor lounge areas. All activities of daily living are tended to for residents, such as bathing and eating. The caring staff is available 24-7 to help residents with any needs, and certified nurses provide skilled medical care. Private apartments with their own bathrooms have lovely views of the neighborhood and free wi-fi internet access. The trained activity directors implement a vibrant fitness program, and the luxurious spa features three jacuzzis to relax in after a good workout.

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  • Three freshly prepared meals served daily with an all-hours access snack bar
  • The Edison Activities Center has a varied calendar that includes games and other interactive programs

The Eliot at Troy

The Eliot at Troy made our list of the best assisted living facilities in the area because of the level of fun that caregivers and residents share with their community. Annual events like cooking contests and holiday gatherings are held with families and community members are encouraged to participate, and the ever-changing activities calendar keeps residents busy every day of the year. The compassionate care team helps with all daily activities of living, including eating and bathing. 

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James A Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center

Located across from the Samaritan Hospital, this facility is on our list of the top 9 because of the range of care levels provided and its five star rating by the NY State Department of Health. Residents can move into independent living and stay throughout their retirement, regardless of any additional health issues, such as dementia. Skilled nurses and rehabilitation specialists are available for all residents, and its life enrichment rooms provide seniors with plenty of activities designed to encourage social engagement and maintain cognition.

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  • Nutritious dining offered three times daily with snacks  available anytime
  • Facility transportation for medical appointments and shopping

The Pines at Heartwood

The Pines at Heartwood ranks among the best assisted living facilities because of its goal-oriented approach to life enrichment and rehabilitation. Residents in need of help with daily personal care activities, such as dressing and grooming get compassionate help from trained staff. Residents can dine in the campus restaurant, or order from the specialized menu from their apartments. Each roomy apartment is equipped for safety with an emergency call system and 24-hour security staff.

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  • Varied activity calendar offers recreational opportunities for people with diverse hobbies
  • The screened patio and solarium provide comfortable outside relaxation