The Sentinel of Amsterdam is an Assisted-Living Community like no other. Located in downtown Amsterdam, “the small city with a big heart”, the Sentinel sits overlooking the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge. Its location provides the feeling of exclusivity and tranquility while being only minutes from downtown, local shopping and the Amsterdam Golf Course.

The Sentinel of Amsterdam offers Residential & Personal Care Services like no other setting. Our residents have come to expect the same level of comfort and security that they would enjoy in their own homes.

  • One-Bedroom and Semi-Private Suites
  • Three Delicious Homemade Meals and Refreshments Daily
  • Special Diets Offered Based on Dietary Needs
  • Daily Recreational Activities
  • 24-Hour Security and Receptionist Services
  • Daily Housekeeping Services
  • Assistance with Medication Management
  • Personal Care and Bathing Assistance
  • Laundry and Linen Services
  • Arrangement with Transportation for Medical Appointments
  • Emergency Call System
  • Complete Fire Protection System
  • Beauty Parlor
  • Cable Television
  • WiFi

Assisted-Living Program

  • Provides Nursing & Personal Care in a homelike setting
  • Allows your loved ones to age in place as opposed to moving to a nursing home
  • Assisted-Living Program costs are covered by NYS Medicaid
  • Learn more about the Assisted-Living Program

Check in your “to-do” list at our doorstep. Leave the groceries, cleaning and all your other daily chores to us! The Sentinel of Amsterdam residents get to enjoy their new freedom in a comfortable, clean and homelike environment surrounded by friends and people who will do whatever it takes to help. Our robust roster of amenities and services was designed from the perspective of our residents. It’s how we, at The Sentinel at Amsterdam, would want to be treated, too.

Brandi Kerber

Executive Director

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Leader, change agent and caregiver

What city do you live in?
Sprakers

Favorite ice cream?
Coffee

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Watching the community, staff and residents grow with each improvement.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their family?
Help your loved one find a place that meets their needs and wants.

Hannah Morier

Assistant Executive Director

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Devoted, creative, compassionate.

What city do you live in?
I live in Albany, NY.

Favorite ice cream?
My favorite ice cream flavor is matcha green tea.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy getting the chance to learn about our residents as an individual and to help create an environment where they feel comfortable and heard. I appreciate hearing about their history and finding ways to bring some of their comforts and interests into their new home environment.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their family?
A tip that I would give to a prospective resident and their families would be to inquire about our different services and amenities, as well as observing the interactions between staff and residents. Being clear on what is being offered in our facility and assessing the overall atmosphere may help make this transition easier on the residents and families alike.

Cassidy Lucas

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Personable, creating relationships with residents and families

What city do you live in?
Albany, NY

Favorite ice cream?
Chocolate

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Meeting new families residents and healthcare proffesionals. Being able to see our residents, connecting with them and having meaningful conversations.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
Lean on the Sentinel staff for support! Try out some activities and be open to meeting new friends.

Guy R. Leo

Director of Environmental Services

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Residents, Exceed, and Dedicated.

What city do you live in?
Gloversville.

Favorite ice cream?
Rum Raisin.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Residents and management.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
You might need assistance from maintenance or housekeeping. The front desk will be happy to assist you in getting a work order entered in the system.

Samantha Paul

Food Service Director

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Ambitious, Creative, and Empathetic.

What city do you live in?
Schenectady.

Favorite ice cream?
Cookies and cream.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
The residents! During meal time I enjoy going out in the dining room, and engaging with them making sure myself and the staff are meeting their expectation.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their family?
Here at the sentinel our most valuable asset is our residents. We provide a healthy and safe environment for the resident, and strive to meet that goal at all times.

Our residents enjoy a wide variety of social and private activities offered on a daily basis. From Yoga, Bingo and Manicures to Sunday Mass, Baking Clubs and Horse Racing, our programming is truly unique. See for yourself!

The Sentinel is the best assisted-living residence I have ever toured. My Mom is a resident there. The staff is extremely caring. Mom receives assistance for the tasks she needs help with. Everything is very clean. There are many windows and lots of light. The food is good, and the staff is open to suggestions. The activities are fun, and my mom is always busy. I can’t say enough great words about The Sentinel of Amsterdam.

You have to tour this fine assisted-living residence, meet the administration, staff and all the happy residents.

Connie N.

The facility is top notch, the staff are extremely helpful and friendly, the Administration is professional, knowledgeable and caring, and the residents rock!

– Carol S.

Always doing something nice for the residents and also for their families on special occasions. Staff treat residents well, with smiles, and encouraging words. A very nice place with a great staff.

– Gary G.

The staff at The Sentinel are beyond exceptional. They are so passionate about what they do, and I would recommend anybody to see the facility and meeting the amazing staff. ❤

– Amber F.

This place is a godsend to our family. My widowed father-in-law was quite lonely and struggling to manage in his apartment, but now that he has moved to The Sentinel, he has made new friends, enjoys the excellent meals in the dining room (especially the soups), has his laundry done for him, jokes with the friendly attentive staff, attends the activities (including the theater) and relaxes in the comforts of his room. The staff made our whole family feel very welcome during our initial visit and went way out of their way to ease Dad’s transition in the move. They even came with a van to his apartment to collect his belongings and the few bits of furniture he wanted to bring (desk, file cabinet, recliner).

There is a primary care doctor who comes to the office in the facility weekly to see patients there, and transport can be arranged to go to specialist physicians, as needed. I call this place the “Taj Mahal” of assisted-living facilities! I have visited such places all over the U.S. and worked in many, and this is truly one of the finest.

– Allison B.

Wonderful place! Visited a family friend. Place was clean, new facilities and offered so many fun activities for their residents!

– K.H.

It’s so sweet when they hire an outdoor DJ, as I live nearby and enjoy the tunes! The place looks so nice and clean. I love seeing the residents outside.

– G.M.

    The Sentinel of Amsterdam
    10 Market Street
    Amsterdam, NY 12010
    Tel: 518.896.0010
    Fax: 518.896.0015