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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $5,916 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 24 assisted living facilities in Westchester County and 30 in surrounding areas.
Nestled against a wooded backdrop and overlooking the Hudson River, Atria on the Hudson nurtures the mind and body with the newest innovations in sustainable luxury senior living.
At Bethel Springvale Inn you can enjoy all the amenities of expensive senior living at a fraction of a cost, and live in a place where your wellness and health is the priority.
The Ambassador of Scarsdale is an elegant, full-service assisted living community that offers seniors a picturesque community in which to enjoy to fully enjoy life.
At Atria Briarcliff Manor, seniors can enjoy the amenities of a resort in a country-style senior living community nestled in the woods of Westchester County.
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Freedom from the responsibilities of home ownership and life’s responsibilities means you will now have time to do the things you want to do when joining The Country House.
The Bristal at Armonk is a gracious residence situated in northern Westchester County and is an ideal setting for the creative and interesting life you'll experience.
Centrally located in Westchester County on a tree-lined road across the street from VE Macy Park, Atria Woodlands is a vibrant retirement community for New York seniors.
At The Bristal Assisted Living at White Plains, there is a genuine sense of family, unity and camaraderie here that you don't often see in a senior care setting.
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Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers offers compassionate senior care, and we strive to create a homelike atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure.
The Fountains at RiverVue is a rental retirement community offering Assisted Living and Memory Care on an idyllic campus in Tuckahoe NY, where the ease of Westchester County lifestyle blends with metropolitan living. Choose from several bright and spacious studio,…
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The Assisted Living Program (ALP) is an Adult Home that is certified by the New York State Department of Health to provide Medicaid-funded home care services. The ALP is an alternative to nursing home care that enables nursing home eligible…
The design-build community features residential apartments and personalized assistance and care services for seniors who need help with the activities of daily living. Brightview communities are known for offering a holistic approach to care and life enrichment. Communities incorporate five…
Fieldhome is a not-for-profit community of health care services located on the border of Cortlandt Manor and Yorktown. Our beautiful 100+ acre campus provides exceptional programs for short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing at Fieldhome - Holy Comforter, assisted living and…
My sister-in-law chose Bethel Springvale Inn because of the comfortable ambiance that she experienced. It's going very well and she's settled in and happy there. At first I was there to make sure she's getting a shower and getting her hair washed, and she is pretty comfortable with the aides and they feel comfortable w...Read more Bethel Springvale Inn reviews
We realized in our 70s that it was time to move from our high maintenance beloved house of 40 years, and we found that The Osborn Retirement Community in Rye, NY provided everything we wanted for the rest of our lives. A 100% refund of our Entry Fee for our children, beautiful individual Garden Homes, apartments of a...Read more The Osborn reviews
My dad has not moved in yet but will in couple days. Jason was the guy who helped us and was wonderful. He has to do all long distance we r in calif. My dad is in n.y. he has gone beyond and above the call of duty. The place is clean cheerful and just beautiful. All there staff more then friendly. Cute little dogs i th...Read more Sunrise of Crestwood reviews
We were considering Atria for Mother. It looks like a very well-run place,and the people and staff were very friendly. The residents seemed to be very happy, and the grounds were excellent. The location is very convenient for us. We looked at a one-bedroom, which had a washer and dryer, TV, and some very nice furnishin...Read more Atria Woodlands reviews
Atria on the Hudson was beautiful, like a stationary cruise ship. Nobody was drooling in a wheelchair. Everybody was dressed to the nines. People were chatting, at a bar, or in a restaurant. It's restaurant-style dining, and some people had their pets. That's one place I could recommend to people. It's really nice and ...Read more Atria on the Hudson reviews
Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study reveals that the monthly average cost for assisted living in Westchester County ($5,916) is significantly more expensive than the national average of $4,000 and the state average of $4,185. Cities in northern New York, including Utica ($2,625) and Glens Falls ($2,600), tend to be less expensive, falling below the state and national averages. Westchester County is on par with costlier cities, such as Elmira ($5,710), Binghamton ($5,270) and Albany ($5,050).
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Compared to home health care services in Westchester County, assisted living is $1,149 more and includes monthly rent, meals, personal care, social activities and other amenities with additional fees based on the level of care a resident requires. A semiprivate room in a nursing care facility ($12,091) in Westchester County is more than double the cost of assisted living ($5,916). Additionally, those in need of part-time care services can look into adult day care options at a much lower cost of $1,950 per month.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
The NYS Medicaid State Plan provides low-cost or free medical services to low-income seniors in Westchester County and the rest of the state. Medicaid can help pay for long-term care, home health assistance and an assisted living facility. It also provides seniors with the medical equipment, transportation, inpatient and outpatient hospital services, physician services and laboratory and X-ray services.
To be eligible for Medicaid, applicants must be age 65 or older, a resident of the state of New York and a U.S. citizen (or have satisfactory immigration status).
To meet financial requirements:
Seniors whose income exceeds the set limits may still be eligible for the Medicaid Excess Income program, also known as the spend-down or surplus-income program. This program pays for medical bills once a senior’s monthly out-of-pocket spending reaches a specific threshold.
The NY Assisted Living Program (ALP) is a waiver that pays for services of a licensed assisted living residence for individuals who require care but don’t need the all-inclusive services of a nursing home. To be eligible for this waiver, individuals must be age 21 and over, have a degree of self-mobility to function in an assisted living environment and meet the income limits of Medicaid recipients. Services paid by ALP include room and board, skilled nursing, medical equipment, adult day care, occupational and physical therapy and home health services. This program is open to Medicaid-eligible and ineligible individuals.
The ALP is regulated by the State Department of Health and has limited enrollment. To apply for Medicaid, call (855) 355-5777, apply online or visit the local office in your area.
The Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program
The Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) helps individuals who can no longer perform everyday tasks due to a chronic illness, injury, disability or naturally aging. Long-term care can be provided at home, adult day care or in assisted living facilities. The FLTCIP covers Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees and annuitants, active and retired members of the uniformed services, and their qualified relatives. This program reimburses 100 percent of charges incurred for services, including assisted living, home and adult day care and formal and informal caregiver services. FLTCIP has four prepackaged and customized plans to choose from depending on your long-term care plans.
For more information, call (800) 582-3337 or apply online.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is intended for seniors who wish to stay at home instead of an institutionalized setting. The program also pays for services in a nursing facility when an individual can no longer safely remain at home.
Residents at assisted living facilities can use the PACE program. It doesn’t contribute toward room and board fees, but it does provide services that would otherwise be an added expense. To qualify, participants must be at least 55 years old, require skilled nursing and be enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. For those who don’t have Medicare or Medicaid, seniors and their family members can pay for PACE privately. Benefits are determined on a case-by-case basis and are specified only for medical and care services.
For more information on the Westchester County PACE program, call (833) 252-2737.
Area Agencies on Aging are local programs that provide information and services for older adults and their caregivers. Services include mobility assistance programs, meal plans, housing, individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training.
Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services
9 South First Avenue, 10th Floor, Mount Vernon, NY 10550-3414
Senior centers provide folks age 55 and older a place to socialize and enjoy a wide range of activities, including art, bridge games, exercise classes, educational lectures and courses, assorted health screenings and day trips.
Bronxville Senior Citizens
180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708
Town of Mamaroneck Senior Center
VFW Post 1156, 1288 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont, NY 10538
WJCS Senior Center
550 N Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon, NY 10552
Seniors may be eligible for additional assistance with financial and medical services through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Call or go to the regional benefits office or local Veterans Affairs office to apply.
Westchester County Veterans Service Agency
112 East Post Road, 4th Floor, Rm. 442, White Plains, NY 10601
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