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Cost of New York Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in New York is $4,100 per month.

The monthly base rate for New York assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. New York is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in New York. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Pennsylvania$3,555
U.S.$3,600
Vermont$4,020
New York$4,100
Massachusetts$5,300
Connecticut$5,575
New Jersey$5,725

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching New York Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does New York require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    New York may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by New York. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in New York. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    New York probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in New York - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by New York?
    New York will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as New York requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in New York.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for New York for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a New York Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at health.ny.gov.

Helpful New York Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in New York? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the New York licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health
health.state.ny.us
(518) 408-1133
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in New York? Your local New York long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Office for the Aging of New York State
ltcombudsman.ny.gov
Local: (518) 408-1469
Tollfree: (800) 342-9871
Are you aware of all the New York health-based programs available to you? Your New York Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Office of Medicaid Inspector General (formerly New York State Department of Health)
health.state.ny.us
Tollfree: (866) 881-2809
Are you familiar with the New York Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The New York AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in New York regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local New York AAA below:

Albany County Department for Aging
Albany, NY
(518) 447-7177
Allegany County Office for the Aging
Belmont, NY
(585) 268-9390
Broome County Office for Aging
Binghamton, NY
(607) 778-2411
Cattaraugus County Department of Aging
Olean, NY
(716) 373-8032
Cayuga County Office for the Aging
Auburn, NY
(315) 253-1226
Chautauqua County Office for the Aging
Mayville, NY
(716) 753-4471
Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care
Elmira, NY
(607) 737-5520
Chenango County Area Agency on Aging
Norwich, NY
(607) 337-1770
Clinton County Office for the Aging
Plattsburgh, NY
(518) 565-4620
Columbia County Office for the Aging
Hudson, NY
(518) 828-4258
Cortland County Area Agency on Aging
Cortland, NY
(607) 753-5060
Delaware County Office for the Aging
Delhi, NY
(607) 832-5750
Dutchess County Office for the Aging
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 486-2555
Erie County Department of Senior Services
Buffalo, NY
(716) 858-8526
Essex County Office for the Aging
Elizabethtown, NY
(518) 873-3815
Franklin County Office for the Aging
Malone, NY
(518) 481-1526
Fulton County Office for Aging and Youth
Johnstown, NY
(518) 736-5650
Genesee County Office for the Aging
Batavia, NY
(585) 343-1611
Greene County Department for the Aging & Youth
Catskill, NY
(518) 719-3555
Jefferson County Office for the Aging
Watertown, NY
(315) 785-3191
Lewis County Office for the Aging
Lowville, NY
(315) 376-5313
Livingston County Office for the Aging
Mt. Morris, NY
(585) 243-7520
Madison County Office for the Aging, Inc.
Canastota, NY
(315) 697-5700
Montgomery County Office for the Aging
Amsterdam, NY
(518) 843-2300
Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office for the Aging
Uniondale, NY
(516) 227-8900
Oneida County Office for Aging & Continuing Care
Oriskany, NY
(315) 798-5456
Onondaga County Office for Aging
Syracuse, NY
(315) 435-2362
Ontario County Office for the Aging
Canandaigua, NY
(585) 396-4040
Orange County Office for the Aging
Middletown, NY
(845) 615-3700
Orleans County Office for the Aging
Albion, NY
(585) 589-3191
Oswego County Office for the Aging
Oswego, NY
(315) 349-3484
Otsego County Office for the Aging
Cooperstown, NY
(607) 547-4232
Putnam County Office for the Aging
Carmel, NY
(845) 808-1700
Rensselaer County Department for the Aging
Troy, NY
(518) 270-2730
Rockland County Office for the Aging
Pomona, NY
(845) 364-2110
St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging
Canton, NY
(315) 386-4730
Saratoga County Area Agency on Aging
Ballston Spa, NY
(518) 714-4826
Schenectady County Senior & Long Term Care Services
Schenectady, NY
(518) 382-8481
Schoharie County Office for the Aging
Schoharie, NY
(518) 295-2001
Schuyler County Office for the Aging
Montour Falls, NY
(607) 535-7108
Seneca County Office for the Aging
Waterloo, NY
(315) 539-1765
Suffolk County Office for the Aging
Hauppauge, NY
(631) 853-8200
Sullivan County Office for the Aging
Monticello, NY
(845) 807-0241
Tioga Opportunities, Inc. Department of Aging
Owego, NY
(607) 687-4120
Tompkins County Office for the Aging
Ithaca, NY
(607) 274-5482
Ulster County Office for the Aging
Kingston, NY
(845) 340-3456
Warren and Hamilton County Office for the Aging
Lake George, NY
(518) 761-6347
Washington County Office for Aging and Disability Resource Center
Fort Edward, NY
(518) 746-2420
Wayne County Office for the Aging
Lyons, NY
(315) 946-5624
Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services
Mount Vernon, NY
(914) 813-6400
Wyoming County Office for Aging
Warsaw, NY
(585) 786-8833
ProAction Steuben and Yates Inc.
Penn Yan, NY
(315) 536-5515
Herkimer County Office for the Aging
Herkimer, NY
(315) 867-1121
Niagara County Office for the Aging
Lockport, NY
(716) 438-4020
Seneca Nation of Indians
Irving, NY
(716) 532-5777
New York City Department for the Aging
New York, NY
(212) 442-3086
Steuben County Office for the Aging
Bath, NY
(607) 664-2298
Monroe County Office for the Aging
Rochester, NY
(585) 753-6280

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