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.

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.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute 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.

Absolut Care of Orchard Brooke
80
Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
Assisted Living, Respite, Skilled Nursing
Not Listed
Absolut Care of Orchard Brooke specializes in assisted living services and since the community shares its campus with a rehabilitation facility, the staff is able to provide a continuum of care. Residents have access to a long list of medical services, including various types of therapy, such as physical and speech therapy, and diagnostic testing. In addition to its care staff, there are physicians who are on call 24/7 and a social worker who works there full-time. Through the activities program, residents can participate in stimulating games and social events. Meals are served restaurant-style in the dining room and are monitored by a registered dietitian. Additionally, residents can choose between private and semi-private accommodations, with the freedom to customize their living spaces.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers are impressed by the staff at Absolut Care of Orchard Brooke. One noted, "The staff is very friendly and most have worked there for a long time, which speaks volumes. The director of nursing is very helpful and clearly loves her job."
4.40 out of 5
(8) Reviews
6060 Armor Duells Rd.,
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Blocher Homes
Brompton Heights
Brookdale Kenmore
Brothers of Mercy Sacred Heart Home
Eden Heights of Eden
Eden Heights of West Seneca
Elderwood Assisted Living at Hamburg
Elderwood Assisted Living At West Seneca
Emerald Retirement Residence
Fredonia Place at Williamsville
Glenwell
GreenField Court
Heathwood Assisted Living at Williamsville
Park Creek Senior Living Community
Peregrine Senior Living at Cheektowaga
Tennyson Court
The Amberleigh
The Bristol Home
Wheatfield Commons

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

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
amenities.

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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