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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

Complete guide to assisted living
About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

Guide to VA benefits for long-term care
About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About Independent Living

Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

Complete guide to independent living
About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

Complete guide to memory care
About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

Complete guide to nursing homes
About Senior Apartments

Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Residential Care Home in New York

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Residential Care Home in New York

New York State’s variety of lifestyle options makes it an ideal retirement destination. While the hustle and bustle of New York City may be the first thing that comes to mind, the Empire State has much more to offer. From the beaches of Long Island, to Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes out west, to the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains in the north, New York is filled with natural wonders and smaller, quieter towns.

In New York, the median monthly cost of a care home is about $3,000. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.

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New York Care Home Regulations

Each state regulates senior living communities differently. Because care homes operate similarly to assisted living communities, states may regulate care homes within their guidelines for assisted living. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in New York.

In New York, care homes — sometimes called residential care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in New York is considered to be less affordable than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 136
  • Groceries: 115
  • Housing: 204
  • Utilities: 109
  • Transportation: 117

Demographics

About 16% of New York’s population are seniors. Politics in the state can vary but often tend to be left of center. In the 2016 presidential election, New York leaned liberal.

2016 Presidential Election

  • 59% voted Democratic
  • 37% voted Republican
  • 5% voted third party or abstained

Population

  • Median age: 39
  • Over the age of 55: 30%
  • 2018 population: 19,542,209
  • 2020 population: 19,445,549
  • Estimated 2025 population: 19,205,986

Miscellaneous

  • 29% regularly attend a religious service
  • 44% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • Across the state there are a total of 14,110 congregations
  • There are 72 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Almost all of New York’s northern section is classified as having a humid continental climate, whereas the southern area covering New York City and Long Island has a warmer humid subtropical climate. The state has four distinct seasons including warm summers and cold winters, and the western areas near Lake Erie and Lake Ontario often experience more extreme temperatures and higher amounts of precipitation.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average humidity level: 71%
  • Average monthly precipitation: 4”
  • Average maximum monthly precipitation: 6” (October)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 34 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 44 in May (Good)

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 47°F
  • Average summer temperature: 68°F
  • Typical summer high: 86°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 48°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 25°F
  • Typical winter high: 45°F (December)
  • Typical winter low: 2°F (January)

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