Finding a Buffalo assisted living facility (ALF) is easy with our comprehensive database. To make it even easier, we’ve done included this short profile on this Lake Erie city.
If you aren’t familiar with Buffalo, you may be surprised to know that it’s home to one of the oldest city park systems in the country. Designed in the 19th century by the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmstead, the city’s gardens, parks, and landscape are truly impressive. Among the must-sees in this horticultural paradise are the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with its native and non-native plants, three glass domes, and nine greenhouses all sitting on 11 acres in South Park.
Then there’s July’s Garden Walk Buffalo, “the largest garden tour in the U.S.”, a free, self-guided tour through 341 urban gardens throughout the city. This is part of the larger National Garden Festival that includes tours, speakers, workshops and competitions.
Niagara Falls is a 20-minute drive out of the city. Experience the Falls in all their majesty, power and spray aboard the Maid of the Mist or Cave of the Winds. The largest grape growing region east of the Rockies is the Lake Erie Wine Country, south of Buffalo. And north is Niagara Wine Trail.
Buffalo’s overall cost of living is 18% lower than the national average. According to a Genworth Financial survey, a one-bedroom in a Buffalo assisted living facility averages $3,209 a month. A private room in a nursing home averages $365 a day, while a semi-private averages $300 a day. The daily services of a home health aide average $52,624 a year based on a 44-hour workweek.
Below, dozens of Buffalo assisted living options wait, some with resident reviews to help you in your search for the right facility. To learn more about the differences in senior living choices, read “Senior Living Communities”.