Nursing Homes in New York

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Cost of New York Nursing Homes

The average cost of nursing homes in New York is $361 per day. This is higher than the national average which is $228 per day.

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Overview of  New York Nursing Home

New York State is a name known around the world. It is a large state that houses not only some of the most famous landmarks and businesses in the country but also a rich agricultural center. Nursing homes in New York are divided into three categories: those that are owned by the state, those that are privately owned and those that are owned and operated by volunteers.

Nursing Homes in New York Defined

A New York nursing home is defined as a facility that sees to the long-term care of residents that can no longer care for themselves and whose condition requires round the clock care for medical reasons. A nursing home is not an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are intended for those elder citizens who need temporary assistance or who require assistance with basic, non-medical needs such as household chores or meal preparation.

Regulation of New York Nursing Homes

New York Nursing HomesNew York nursing homes are overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which is a federal agency that operates within the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. The New York State Department of Health works in cooperation with CMS to oversee nursing home administration licensed by the state. The ICF/MR Surveillance and New York State Department of Health, Nursing Home investigates complaints of regulation violation. Nursing home administrators are licensed by the Department of Health through the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. Applicants for licensure must qualify based on a rigid list of standards and qualifications including their age, character and accredited educational accomplishments.

Nursing homes in New York are staffed by registered nurses, board certified physicians, social workers, dieticians and volunteers that coordinate various services for the residents. According to the regulations of the state of New York, every resident or appointed family member must be aware of their rights in regards to care. These rights include but are not limited to the following:

  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Comfortable living environment
  • Quality of care
  • Treatment without discrimination
  • The right to make independent decisions
  • Safety of personhood, property and money
  • Communication privacy
  • Easy to access complaint procedures
  • No concern of reprisal for exercising all of their rights


Paying for Nursing Homes in New York

The cost of New York nursing home care varies according to where in the state the nursing home is located, whether or not the inhabitant is sharing a room or living in a private room and depending upon which services he or she requires or prefers. Nearly all New York nursing homes are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

Additional Information on Nursing Homes in New York

Aging New Yorkers and their families interested in nursing home care should consider browsing the New York Department of Health’s website for resources and information regarding elder care options in New York State. The New York State Office for the Aging provides resources that include information on long term care options, financial aid concerns and the law regarding elder care in NY. This information is available at

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