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7 Memory Care Communities in the Niskayuna Area

Brookdale East Niskayuna

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  2861 Troy-Schenectady Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309 $$$$
  • Morning Mental Workout - Daily late morning mental exercises including discussions, brain stimulating games, and reminiscing.
  • Daily Physical Activity - A variety of exercise opportunities including group exercises, walking programs and dancing.
  • Daily Life Skills - Individual or group activities that provide a sense of purpose, meaning, and belonging.
  • Person Centered Life Enrichment Programming - Activities are designed using the resident's own social history information as a foundation.
  • Devotional services, pet therapy, spa days with manicures, and other social events like teatime and ice cream socials.

Peregrine Senior Living at Colonie

A New Kind of Memory Care Community

  •  5 South Family Dr, Colonie, NY 12205
  • Licensed for Enhanced and Special Needs for seniors who require a little bit more care than traditional Assisted Living allows. This affords residents to age in place and in most cases avoid another transitional move.
  • Legacy Stories: Our compassionate staff will work with your loved one to help them record their personal story
  • Time Capsules: We work with residents to create a safe-box of keepsakes to calm, stimulate and lift residents’ spirits
  • Private bathrooms equipped with grab bars for stability and safety
  • Family support groups that are held every month providing you with an open forum to discuss your feelings, concerns and victories

Daughters of Sarah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Comfort and Support. When You Need It Most.

  •  180 Washington Ave Ext, Albany, NY 12203
  • Sarah’s Kosher Café, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu items change daily. Open weekdays to visiting family members.
  • Village Square, a central space for everyone to gather together for various purposes such as entertainments, recreation activities, holiday events and more.
  • Sarah’s Corner Gift Shop, offering a variety of heartfelt gifts and tasty treats.
  • Chaplain services and synagogue

The Promenade at University Place


  •  1228 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
  • Three gourmet meals each day shared in our beautiful dining room
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (i.e. bathing, dressing, safety checks, accompaniment to activities, and 24-hour oversight, as needed)
  • A medication assistance program managed by licensed nurses
  • On site medical experts, including an internist, podiatrist, and both physical and occupational therapists
  • An engaging lifestyle of socialization, stimulation, and independence

Peregrine Senior Living at Guilderland

Senior Living in Slingerlands, NY

  •  300 Mill Rose Court, Slingerlands, NY 12159 $$
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Anytime Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

Loudonville Assisted Living Residence

A Person-Centered Care Community Offering A Continuum of Care

  •  298 Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-2029
  • Three appealing, home-cooked meals every day, plus accommodation for special diets
  • Engaging social, educational and recreational activities, seven days a week
  • Conscientious housekeeping services five days per week
  • Regularly scheduled transportation for medical appointments and social activities
  • Massage therapy

Peregrine Senior Living at Shaker

Senior Living in Albany, NY

  •  345 Northern Blvd, Albany, NY 12204 $$
  • A choice of apartments
  • Anytime Cafe© with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Assistance with activities of daily living

What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.