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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Buffalo area, our team of researchers sorted through 37 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 28 hours researching assisted living communities in Buffalo
  • Interviewed 16 facility staff members
  • Read more than 160 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Buffalo is $4,443, which is considerably lower than the state average of $6,950 and the slightly higher than the national average of $4,051.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Buffalo, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 37 communities in the Buffalo area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Buffalo area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

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Eden Heights of Eden
Studios, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Located in a quiet neighborhood, Eden Heights of Eden offers residents a homelike setting that encourages them to maintain as active and independent a lifestyle as possible. Its picturesque courtyard provides residents with scenic views of Lake Erie and secure walking trails. All residents work with a trained case manager and receive an individualized care plan that's based on their unique needs and interests. Caregivers are on-staff 24/7 to assist residents with mobility, medication management, grooming, dressing, housekeeping and additional activities of daily living. Nutritious homemade meals are served daily in the dining area and residents can enjoy weekly outings to local restaurants. Daily activities range from Wii bowling tournaments and bingo to fitness classes and evening cocktail hours. Residents can also participate in regular weekly outings to nearby concerts and community events.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents value the caring and personalized services the staff provides. One family member stated, “Eden Heights of Eden is excellent, from the people in the office to the people working there. My mother-in-law is in assisted living. … Everybody's happy and joyful every time I'm there.”
4.66 out of 5
(63) Reviews
4071 Hardt Road, Eden, NY 43138
Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca
Peregrine Senior Living at Cheektowaga
Elderwood Assisted Living at Hamburg
Wheatfield Commons
Fredonia Place at Williamsville
Blocher Homes
Tennyson Court
Brookdale Kenmore
The Bristol Home
Emerald Retirement Residence
ElderWood Assisted Living at Heathwood
Absolut Care of Orchard Brooke
GreenField Court
Eden Heights of West Seneca
Brompton Heights
The Amberleigh
Brothers of Mercy Sacred Heart Home
Pilgrim's Landing Senior Living Community

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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