Selecting the right Albany assisted living facility (ALF) is no easy task. But it can be made simpler with a few tools. We’ll give those tools and let you know what to expect in New York’s capital.
Before the French arrived in the 1500s, Mohican and Iroquois Indians inhabited the area now known as Albany. Englishman Henry Hudson first claimed this area for the Dutch who set up a fur trading post only to have it captured by the English.
Today, the city holds many reminders of its rich past including 57 listings on the National Register of Historic Places and five National Historic Landmarks. Check out the Ten Broeck Mansion, once home to the mayor of Albany and dating back to 1797. Start with the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center. The New York State Museum provides an overall picture of the area’s (and New York’s) diverse history. Another must-see is the USS Slate, a decommissioned WWII destroyer and now museum that’s docked on the Hudson River.
Popular annual events include the Fabulous Fourth and Fireworks Festival, Latin Fest, the African American Family Day Arts Festival and the big drawing Tulip Festival, which celebrates Albany’s Dutch roots.
Its central location provides many opportunities for day-trips. The Adirondacks and Catskill Mountains are nearby as well the historic Hudson Valley Region. Drive over to Canada, to Boston or NYC.
Albany’s cost of living is 6% higher than the national average. According to a Genworth Financial survey, a one-bedroom in an Albany assisted living facility averages $4,227 a month. A private room in a nursing home averages $322 a day, while a semi-private averages $311 a day. The daily services of a home health aide average $50,336 a year based on a 44-hour workweek.