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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Syracuse, NY

Syracuse is perched on the shores of Onondaga Lake in the Finger Lakes region and is the county seat of Onondaga County. The city was once a crossroads between Erie Canal and its branch canals and is now situated at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 90, making it an easy spot for family to visit.

Syracuse has a low cost of living that can make it appealing to seniors. Healthcare costs in the city are lower than the national average, which can lead to savings for seniors with medical conditions. The city's good air quality can also be beneficial to the health of retirees in the area.

Seniors in the area can find many entertainment options. The city has two golf courses and there are many others in the surrounding area to provide a good game for players. Syracuse also has a thriving arts and culture scene, with art galleries, live music and museums for retirees to explore.

The average cost of assisted living in Syracuse is $4,033 a month, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is slightly higher than the national average of $4,051, but almost $600 lower than the New York state median of $4,630.

For an idea of the best that Syracuse has to offer, check out our list of the city's top 10 assisted living facilities.

Brookdale Bellevue

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4330 Onondaga Boulevard

Syracuse, NY 13219

(315) 327-2776

Brookdale Bellevue is tucked into a wooded area that provides peaceful and calming scenery for residents, while still being just a short drive from shops, hospitals and other amenities. The community aims to encourage independence and residents take an active role in deciding the events and activities on offer in the facility. Seniors can stay active with the walking club or exercise classes and tasty meals are served in the large dining room. Friends and family can visit and a guest suite and private dining room are available to make guests feel welcome.

  • Pet-friendly
  • Concierge service

The Hearth on James

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830 James Street

Syracuse, NY 13203

(315) 930-0105

The Hearth on James is located just minutes from Syracuse University's excellent hospitals and medical facilities. The facility has a range of social events so residents can stay connected with their neighbors, including wine tasting, exercise classes and regular outings. Trained staff are on site 24 hours a day and provide health care monitoring and personal assistance so residents can concentrate on enjoying their retirement.

  • Complimentary transportation service
  • Beauty salon and barbershop

The Bernardine

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417 Churchill Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13205

(315) 413-3562

The Bernadine has spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments available for seniors in a picturesque neighborhood. The facility cares for the health of residents with medication monitoring and access to nursing care available 24 hours a day. Daily activities are available, including exercise classes, happy hour and entertainment by local artists. Spiritual services are also available on site. The Bernadine has an outdoor seating area where many residents sit with family and friends and also hosts regular bands, barbecues and other entertainment.

  • Emergency response system
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services

Buckley Landing

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7430 Buckley Road

North Syracuse, NY 13212

(315) 452-1207

Buckley Landing is located in a country setting and offers accommodation in private or companion studios. Meals are provided in the community dining room and residents can also gather and socialize in the large community living rooms and small lounges, as well as the library and games room. There are regular outings to local venues and residents can also enjoy on-site activities including trivia, music and exercise classes.

  • Spiritual services on site
  • Medication monitoring

The Heritage

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750 East Brighton Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13205

(315) 492-1329

The Heritage offers assisted living and memory care to older adults in Central New York. The facility provides three meals a day served in intimate dining rooms and staff remind residents of meal times and provide an escort if needed. Activities help keep seniors active and give them opportunities to socialize and stay connected, and spiritual care services are also available on site. The Heritage has an expansive courtyard and solarium, which are popular when friends and family come to visit. 

  • On site hair salon
  • Emergency response system

Sedgwick Heights

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1100 James Street

Syracuse, NY 13203

(315) 475-4388

Sedgwick Heights offers older adults accommodation in private or companion rooms in the heart of the historic district. Residents' health is cared for with monitoring of medication and glucose available and access to nursing care 24 hours a day. Community spaces are available for socializing, and a gazebo and courtyard encourage residents to enjoy the fresh air. A hair salon and gift shop are conveniently located on the campus and spiritual services are offered weekly.

  • Scheduling of medical appointments and transport
  • Access to nursing care 24 hours a day

Brookdale Liverpool

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4055 Long Branch Road

Liverpool, NY 13090

(315) 326-1720

Brookdale Liverpool is located near Long Branch Park and is conveniently close to shops and restaurants. The pet-friendly facility has landscaped grounds and a courtyard for residents to enjoy. Brookdale Liverpool is a small facility, which allows residents and staff to get to know everyone in the community. Activities offered at the facility encourage socializing and include regular outings and live entertainment. Residents enjoy three home-style meals daily offered in a family atmosphere.

  • Studios, deluxe apartments and suites available
  • Special dietary menus

The Hearth at Greenpoint

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150 Old Liverpool Road

Liverpool, NY 13088

(315) 640-4257

The Hearth at Greenpoint offers comfortable accommodation close to Onondaga Lake Park and Carousel Mall. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available, some with balconies and courtyard views. Residents enjoy meals in the elegant restaurant and other on-campus facilities include exercise rooms, beauty salon, barbershop and library. Wellness programs, special-interest clubs and regular outings all encourage residents to stay active and get to know their neighbors.

  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Off-site transportation

Brookdale East Side

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7164 East Genessee Street

Fayetteville, NY 13066

(315) 327-2786

Brookdale East Side offers residents the charm of country living coupled with the convenience of a nearby city. Landscaped grounds and walking paths allow seniors to enjoy the outdoors during warmer weather and the nearby wooded area brings deer, squirrels and rabbits right up to the windows. Studio apartments are bright and spacious, while deluxe studios include a kitchenette. Daily activities provide opportunities to socialize and stay active, with yoga, gardening, book clubs and cooking just some of the activities on offer.

  • Resident transportation
  • Party space available

The Nottingham

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1301 Nottingham Road

Jamesville, NY 13078

(315) 445-9242

The Nottingham offers independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing in one location. Assisted living residents can enjoy accommodation in luxurious studio or one-bedroom apartments that include a kitchenette and full bathroom. The facility's amenities include a library, beauty salon, pool and Jacuzzi. The community has a range of activities that include games, yoga and crafts. The Clubhouse also offers space for socializing and an enjoyable cocktail. This pet-friendly facility has gardens to explore during the warmer months and a cozy fireplace to enjoy over winter.

  • Aging in place
  • Physical and occupational therapy