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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 26, 2023

While Queens is the largest of New York City’s five boroughs by size, Brooklyn is the largest by population. Boasting more than 2.7 million residents, Brooklyn’s community of seniors aged 65 or older totals just over 400,000, or an estimated 15.1% of residents. Despite having a below-average ratio of doctors to residents, Brooklyn has several top health care facilities, including the nationally ranked New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Its Czap Alzheimer’s Program cares for seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders. 

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are complex conditions that impact individuals differently but may require moving to a residential memory care community. These communities have specially trained staff members who provide dementia care in a secure environment. Due to the greater training and enhanced safety requirements, memory care communities usually cost about 25% more than assisted living. Noting this difference, Brooklyn’s average memory care cost is $7,188 monthly, over $1,400 more than the state average and more than $1,500 higher than the national average. 

Note: Data for Brooklyn was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New York City, was used instead. 

Brooklyn seniors will find several long-term care communities providing supportive memory care services in a secure, homelike environment. Explore these top 10 memory care communities in Brooklyn, NY, to evaluate options citywide.

The Waterford on the Bay

The Waterford on the Bay offers luxurious assisted living and memory care in a safe, friendly, therapeutic environment. Its Serenity floor for residents with mild to moderate memory impairments includes a memory care program based on individual needs. Personal care attendants participate in ongoing comprehensive training by Dementia Care Professionals, including dementia progression, behavior management and principles of care to provide safe, effective dementia care. Specially trained professionals support caregivers, including attending physicians, licensed nurses, case managers, social workers and psychologists/psychiatrists. Therapeutic recreation assistants lead residents in specialized recreation, including exercise, cognitive and sensory programs.

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Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay

We included Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay on our list because its memory care is rooted in the latest research, with personalized services leveraging proven techniques. As an Authorized Validation Organization, Sunrise practices the Validation method to help restore self-worth, increase overall well-being and reduce anxiety. Its highly trained life-enrichment managers form deep bonds with residents to ensure a customized care plan based on unique needs and personalities. Sunrise offers two levels of memory care for both early to moderate memory loss and advanced stages of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association has recognized its staff orientation training for incorporating evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. Many staff members are also certified in the Alzheimer’s Association’s essentiALZ® training program.

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Sunrise at Mill Basin

Boasting serene water views, Sunrise at Mill Basin made our list for its Sunrise Live With Purpose™ programs, which take a holistic approach to wellness and engagement. The community is also an Authorized Validation Organization and practices the Validation method, using empathy and communication to help reduce resident stress and increase overall happiness and well-being. Its staff orientation training has been recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for incorporating evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations, and many staff members are certified in the Alzheimer’s Association’s essentiALZ® training program. Residents receive additional medical support from visiting medical staff and nearby centers including Community Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital and Lutheran Hospital.

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The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights

The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights provides independent living, assisted living and memory care immersed in holistic practices. We included The Watermark for its signature memory care program and partnership with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Through this partnership, care associates provide personalized care and one-on-one support through empathy and patience to create mindful moments of discovery, connection and growth. Its internal staff training has been recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association. Memory care staff lead unique activities for residents, including its BrainCafe, EngageVR Virtual Reality program and Thriving Through Music program.

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  • Nurses and associates available 24/7
  • Circadian lighting in memory care residences

Atria Kew Gardens

Less than 8 miles away from John F. Kennedy International Airport, Atria Kew Gardens provides a vibrant independent living, assisted living and memory care community. Specially trained staff members take a whole-person approach in its Life Guidance memory care neighborhood, where residents receive support for all forms of dementia. The secure memory care environment allows residents to move freely while pursuing daily opportunities to engage socially, cognitively and physically. Memory care residents have shared suites with emergency alert systems and walk-in showers. They may participate in various amenities and daily activities, including full-service communal dining and Alzheimer's and dementia support groups to connect with fellow residents.

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  • Staff receive extensive dementia training
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies available

Sunrise of Edgewater

Located about 25 miles north of Brooklyn, Sunrise of Edgewater offers assisted living and memory care in the secure Reminiscence Neighborhood. Caregivers are specially trained in supporting residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and memory loss, including monthly, ongoing training through RELIAS. This training platform utilizes performance metrics and assessments to discover knowledge gaps and deliver personalized learning plans. Sunrise has secured areas and offers WanderGuards as needed to protect memory care residents who wander. Besides the community’s staff nurses, residents have access to care at Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center and Columbia University Medical Center.

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  • Resident care director regularly assesses cognitive functioning
  • Hand-over-hand and physical assistance available

Sunrise of Staten Island

About 17 miles southwest of Brooklyn on the north shore of Staten Island, Sunrise of Staten Island offers two levels of memory care. Its Terrace Club caters to residents with early to moderate memory loss, while the Reminiscence Neighborhood supports residents with advanced Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Sunrise offers life-enrichment programming to stimulate residents with memory loss through small-group and one-on-one programming, allowing them to connect through familiar and engaging activities. Memory care residences include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, with trained team members available 24 hours a day. Residents receive weekly or monthly physician visits and wellness checks by a licensed on-staff nurse to ensure appropriate care.

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  • Family support groups
  • Close to several NYC-based hospitals and rehabilitation centers

Harbour View Senior Living

Just across the bay, about 14 miles northwest of Brooklyn in North Bergen, NJ, Harbour View Senior Living made our top 10 list for receiving 5 stars overall from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Harbour View provides independent living, assisted living, long-term care and memory care supported by a professional team of caregivers. Its memory support community is designed and staffed by extensively trained care providers to meet the unique physical and emotional needs of residents with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other types of memory impairments. The fully secure, homelike setting offers 24/7 supervision without restricting residents’ freedom to explore.

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Coterie Hudson Yards

Located 5 miles northwest of Brooklyn in New York City, Coterie Hudson Yards offers independent living, assisted living and memory care in the cultural center of Manhattan’s West Side. Each memory care studio features integrated circadian lighting to help regulate mood and sleep as well as custom entryways with glass memory boxes to help residents find their way home. Residents benefit from 24/7 nursing support and individualized care plans that include planned events and outings based on individual interests. Medication assistance from licensed nurses and medication reviews from physicians ensure proper prescriptions and dosages for safety.

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  • On-site Caring Kind dementia specialist
  • Walking loop open to spontaneous exercise

The Brielle

We included The Brielle on our top 10 list for its award-winning Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program® for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. This program utilizes a person-centered philosophy grounded in the belief that abilities that remain are more vital than those lost. Staff members honor each resident’s experiences, interests and abilities to increase cognition and engagement while stimulating long-term memories and decreasing anxiety. The nonprofit community offers an ideal location for peaceful memory care programming, nestled on a 10-acre campus removed from the hectic pace and noise of nearby cities. The Brielle provides industry-leading dementia care training to all staff, not just clinical employees.

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  • Programming under the medical guidance of on-site physicians
  • Secure memory support community