Housing and care facilities in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties, can be found by viewing or downloading: "Housing Options for Senior Adults," a joint publication of Albany Guardian Society and Senior Services of Albany.
You can search statewide for senior and disabled housing at the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal's Affordable Housing.
Also see the "Search Tools " at the bottom of www.Medicare.gov to search nationwide and to compare nursing homes, hospitals, or even to find a doctor in your area.
See our guide to Alternatives to a Nursing Home in Albany County for information about some of the programs that can provide care services for those seniors who do not need 24-hour skilled nursing and want to remain in their homes or supportive housing.
If you have general questions about senior housing, contact our Information & Assistance line at: (518) 447-7177.
See the New York State Attorney General's "Tenants Rights Guide " for a summary of landlord/tenant laws and issues and problem solving advice.
United Tenants of Albany (UTA) a community based nonprofit organization that works throughout the Capital District to improve housing conditions and tenants' rights for safe, decent, and affordable housing. For more information call: (518) 436-8997 or visit their website.
See the New York State Department of Health website to search state-wide for nursing homes or to read complaint summaries for each facility.
Nursing Home Patient Care Complaints line: 1 (888) 201-4563
Or call the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) for Albany, Schenectady, and Montgomery Counties, sponsored by the American Red Cross, in partnership with the New York State Office for the Aging State Ombudsman Program. The LTCOP works to provide strong advocacy for residents' rights and quality of life issues for those who live in nursing homes and adult care facilities. Contact Edie Sennett, Program Coordinator at the American Red Cross of NENY, at (518) 458-8111 ext. 3006.