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Cost of New York Assisted Living Facilities
The average cost of assisted living in New York is $3,200 per month
The range of costs is from $1,500 to $6,300 per month
This data is based on 16 of the larger facilities within the state and may not represent all facilities within the state. Additional fees may apply.
New York Assisted Living Information
New York defines an assisted living facility as a residential program that serves five or more adults, providing room, board, personal care and supervision, typically in apartment-like settings.
New York Assisted Living Facilities Scope of Care
In New York, an approved assisted living residence must also offer daily food service, 24-hour on-site monitoring, personal care support and case management services. They may also choose to provide housekeeping, activities, and assistance with medication.
New York Assisted Living Admission Requirements
To be admitted in an assisted living facility, a resident’s medical condition must be stable, and with some assistance, they are capable of self-preservation. Residents may not be admitted or allowed to stay if they are permanently chairfast or bedbound, or require continuous nursing care. Residents may not be cognitively or mentally impaired in such a way that they would be a threat to themselves or others. In some cases, residents with additional nursing care needs can hire outside assistance from a home health care agency and stay in the facility.
New York Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements
All residents of a New York assisted living facility must have an individualized service plan (ISP) that was customized for their needs. The service plan must provide each resident with considerate and respectful care in a way that best promotes the resident's dignity, autonomy, and independence. It must be reviewed every six months or when required by the changing needs of the resident.
New York Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements
Medication may be self-administered and assistance may be given. Assistance may include: · prompting, · identifying the medication for the resident, · bringing the medication to the resident, · opening containers, · positioning the resident, · disposing of used supplies, and · storing the medication.
New York Assisted Living Facility Requirements
No more than two residents are allowed per room and residents must be allowed to have single occupancy units unless they choose to share. One full bathroom is required for every three residents. Fire codes are dependant on the size of the facility.
New York Assisted Living Staffing Requirements
Direct care staff must be sufficient in number to meet the needs of the residents, and regulations provide specific guidelines as to the ratio of residents and staff members. Administrators must be 21 years of age and meet the requirements for education and training. If they do not hold a license as a New York nursing home administrator, then 60 hours on continuing education must be completed every two years.
New York Assisted Living Medicaid Policy
Medicaid payment is available to residents who qualify for the Assisted Living Program with a capacity of 4,200 beds statewide, but not for assisted living residences.
New York Alzheimer’s Unit Requirements
Staff members who work in this unit must have adequate training to meet the needs of this population. There must be written policies and disclosure that include criteria, activities, and staff training. There are also additional requirements regarding service plans, assessments, security and staffing.
New York Department of HealthPhone: (518) 408-1600
Phone: (518) 408-1600
Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.
New York Assisted Living Communities
New York assisted living facilities are listed by city below. We recommend you search by ZIP code to include nearby facilities. However, you may choose a city to view all assisted living options in that area.
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