Nursing Homes 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 private room in a nursing home is about $12,300, according to Genworth.

There are more than 135 nursing homes in New York. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of nursing homes in New York to help you find one that fits your needs and budget.

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New York Nursing Home Regulations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency that regulates and provides ratings for nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. CMS offers guidance to state Medicaid services regarding rules for facilities that are Medicaid-certified. Medicare provides a national nursing home website to view the audit and licensing history of Medicare-approved nursing homes.

Each state regulates senior living communities differently, but you can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in New York.

In New York, nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

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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