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Get Pricing & Availability for Assisted Living in Schenectady County, NY

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Many seniors choose Schenectady County as home, and it’s not a mystery why: This part of New York offers a great blend of outdoor recreation and dining options. History buffs will feel at home here, too, as the county has worked to preserve its deep history. Additionally, the county seat, Schenectady, features a vibrant downtown area and cultural outlets.

This region’s cost of living is on the low side, especially compared to the rest of the state. Additionally, living in Schenectady County offers seniors access to medical care from Ellis Medicine, the services of which include surgery and cancer and stroke care. Also within reach is the Albany Memorial Hospital.

Per the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost for assisted living in Schenectady County is $4,800 per month. That is a reasonable cost for New York, as it is exactly in line with the statewide average and lower than certain nearby options, like the city of Utica, where the average is $4,905.

Note: Information for Schenectady County was not available, so data from the nearest city, Albany, was used.

Below, you can see our selection of the 10 best assisted living facilities in or near Schenectady County, so keep reading to see if one is a match for your needs.

Brookdale Niskayuna

Brookdale Niskayuna appears on our list because of its focus on fostering friendships between its residents. Also notable are its activities, which include bingo and crafting classes. The staff here handle maintenance and help with medication management and personal care. Transportation services make it easy for residents to run errands. The community's common areas include landscaped grounds, meeting rooms and a game room.

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  • Personal Solutions program facilitates home delivery of personal items
  • Postal services available

The Terrace at Glen Eddy

One reason The Terrace at Glen Eddy appears on this list is because its residents have easy access to physicians and occupational and physical therapy. Podiatry and psychological services are available, too. Additionally, case managers and regular health assessments help ensure residents are receiving appropriate care. Assistance is available around the clock. The apartments here are private and have one- or two-bedroom floorplans.

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  • Light cleaning, bedmaking and resident safety checks occur daily
  • On-site coffee shop and store that sells snacks and sundries

Kingsway Manor

Intergenerational programs and pet therapy are among Kingsway Manor's unique perks. The community also offers medication assistance, help with personal care and housekeeping. The staff facilitates access to care from podiatrists and physicians as well as transportation to medical appointments. Snacks are served twice per day, complementing the community's chef-prepared meals. Large lounges and private dining rooms help round out Kingsway Manor's offerings. Additionally, residents have easy access to religious services.

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  • Guest speakers and lecturers give presentations
  • Crossword puzzles and trivia support residents' cognitive abilities

Ingersoll Place Assisted Living

Ingersoll Place Assisted Living's staff provides case management and health care coordination, keeping in line with each resident's personalized care plan. Care is available 24 hours a day. Residents can reach their medical and dental appointments easily thanks to the community's scheduled transportation service. A chef prepares three meals daily, and the staff facilitates both on-site and off-site entertainment and socialization opportunities. Housekeeping occurs regularly.

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  • Residents receive personal medical alert devices
  • Apartments are available furnished or unfurnished

Woodlawn Commons

Offering activities designed to help seniors stay engaged, Woodlawn Commons is a pet-friendly community nestled in a scenic area. On-site amenities include a hair salon and a restaurant that serves three meals per day. The community's staff handles maintenance, while scheduled transportation takes seniors on errands and to appointments and religious services. Assistance is on hand around the clock.

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  • Residents have access to nurses and social workers
  • Apartments feature full kitchens

Home of the Good Shepherd

A nonprofit organization, Home of the Good Shepherd encompasses several locations in Malta, Moreau, Wilton and Saratoga Springs. Home of the Good Shepherd stands out because it offers both assisted living and enhanced assisted living, the latter of which is designed for residents with greater care needs. Among other activities, residents can go on scenic rides and attend lunch outings. The staff here assists with medication management and daily activities such as bathing and dressing.

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  • Assistance available for chairfast residents
  • Gatherings include ice cream socials and wine and cheese parties

The Sentinel of Amsterdam

The Sentinel of Amsterdam stands out in part because it is designed to let residents age in place instead of transferring to a higher level of care as their needs increase. Its residents enjoy three daily meals made on-site as well as snacks, and the culinary staff adapts dishes to meet seniors' dietary needs. Housekeeping, laundry and linen services make life here convenient, and caregivers help with bathing and personal care. Transportation services take the hassle out of reaching medical appointments.

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  • Security and receptionist services active 24/7
  • Features comprehensive fire-protection measures

Hillcrest Spring

Hillcrest Spring prioritizes supporting its residents socially and emotionally. Residents can take part in activities every day, and options include cooking, games and crafts, plus events and outings. The staff also directly works with residents who are on the less social side. Case management, nursing care and physical and occupational therapy help maintain residents' capabilities and health. Other perks of living here include beautician services and access to religious gatherings.

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Atria Guilderland

Atria Guilderland offers a warm atmosphere and 24-hour access to staff. Residents here enjoy the convenience of town car and concierge services. The staff helps with transfers and can escort residents from place to place. Communal areas include a movie theater, worship space and library, plus an outdoor dining area. There are also dedicated spaces for physical therapy and cognitive learning. Pets are welcome.

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  • Features an on-site park with benches and walking paths
  • Apartments have individually controlled thermostats

Promenade at University Place

The Promenade at University Place offers elegant private apartments. Between the community's three daily meals, residents can enjoy views of the landscaped grounds or take part in recreational and social activities. On-site care is available from physical and occupational therapists, a podiatrist and an internist, and additional medical professionals make visits. Assistance is on hand around the clock. Nearby attractions include the Palace Theater and the New York State Museum.

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  • Bathrooms have accessible features
  • Apartments include emergency call systems