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Alzheimer’s adult care facilities in New York, which can also go by the terms of Alzheimer’s care, dementia care, memory care, or Alzheimer’s special care units, are facilities that are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with forms of dementia. They include specially trained staff and appropriate accommodations to adequately meet resident’s needs to ensure their safety.
Location Monthly Minimum Monthly Maximum Brooklyn $2,500 $6,900 White Planes $4,695 $9,761 Rochester $2,300 $6,180
*Average monthly cost for single occupancy rooms in a memory care community
New York City is filled with attractions with everything from Central Park to the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, and almost anything that you can think of. There are other attractions throughout the state including Niagara Falls, Watkins Glen State Park, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Corning Museum of Glass.
The climate in New York supports four seasons with warm and sunny summers and cold winters. The climate and weather in New York City are usually different than other parts of the state because of the effect of smog and the tall buildings. Ozone alerts are not uncommon during the summer with the high temperatures and humidity. Winters are usually cold with snowstorms, freezing rain, and winds. Areas upstate, including Buffalo, get more snow than Anchorage, Alaska because of the lake effect that takes place off of Lake Erie. The summers are warm and relatively humid depending on where you are in the state. Both spring and fall are milder. Across the state as a whole, the average summer high temperature is 82 degrees and the average winter low is 17 degrees. Over 133 days of measurable precipitation happens each year in New York, amounting to 41 inches of rain and 58 inches of snow annually.
The culture in New York is very diverse because New York City and much of the rest of the state are relatively different. New York City is very fast paced, never stopping, and residents are sometimes considered cold or rude. While residents of upstate New York tend to be friendly, warm, and generous. There is a significant amount of diversity, which can be seen in the mixture of social conventions throughout the state.
In NY, Alzheimer’s or dementia units are required to meet special requirements. Special training must be provided for staff working in facilities that have adult care facilities with memory care units. The training must cover the needs, behavioral symptoms, and mental and emotional changes that go along with Alzheimer’s. There must also be a plan that covers everything including staffing levels, education, and special characteristics of the community.
New York is ranked 15th in overall safety according to 2016’s the Safest States to Live In.
Location Violent Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Property Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Elmira 3.14 37 Glen Cove .22 3.55 Carmel .3 7.37
Medicare, private long-term insurance, and out of pocket payments are typical methods of paying for dementia care in New York. Medicaid reimbursement is available for home care services under the assisted living program, but not for assisted living facilities. The average monthly cost for Memory Care in New York is about $5,982.
Patients have the right in NY to be informed, in a manner they understand, their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. It is also their decision to consent or refuse treatment. Your medical information should be kept confidential and your privacy respected. Someone may be designated by the patient of an Alzheimer’s care community to be involved and informed and make health care decisions for them if they do not have the capacity to do so themselves.
In New York, patients are able to access their medical records when requested in writing. The records should be provided for inspection within ten days of the health care provider receiving the request. A copy may also be requested and provided at a reasonable charge; however, access may not be denied solely if you are unable to pay the reasonable fee. An authorized representative may request them as well.