Assisted Living in New York
Is assisted living the right care option for you?
The first question to answer when looking for senior living providers should be “What degree of care do I need?” If you are looking for further support while you age but still desire to keep a degree of independence, an assisted living community may well be a great choice for you. Moving in to an assisted living community is a great alternative for seniors who happen to be having difficulty looking after themselves at home or if in-home care expenses are becoming too expensive. If assisted living meets your needs, study all you can on each and every provider and the care services they supply. The amount of care and supervision within assisted living communities in New York City might be different compared to those at an assisted living care center in Syracuse.
What should you expect from an assisted living provider in New York?
New York regulators stop by certified care providers regularly to ensure assisted living communities are providing seniors with certain care services. Here is a list of care programs that you would anticipate finding with most assisted living providers within the state.
- Distribution of Medication
- Meal Programs (3 per day)
- Health Services
- 24-Hour Security
- Maintenance Services
How much does it cost per month to live in an assisted living community in New York?
The average cost of assisted living care in New York is $4,630 per month according to Genworth’s 2018 cost of care survey. The national average in the US is right around $4,000 each month for a single individual to live in an assisted living community. The cities that revealed many of the more expensive costs of care included New York City, Ithaca and Elmira whereas larger cities like Buffalo and Rochester were closer to the state average.
Find more information on state licensing for senior communities in New York with New LifeStyles.