With lakes, beaches, mountain retreats and big cities, New York is one state that really does have it all. There’s no shortage of amenities for retirees who enjoy art, culture, outdoor recreation, entertainment and sports. The Empire State has a number of practical advantages for older adults too.
Although the cost of living is about 20% higher than the national average, health care is relatively affordable, and residents have access to some of the nation’s best hospitals, including New York-Presbyterian, Mount Sinai and NYU Langone. Additionally, the state has more than 1,300 home care agencies that can give you the freedom to receive some helpful services in the comfort of your own home without the need to give up your friends, neighbors and all the comforts that you’ve come to enjoy. These services cost $5,339 to $5,529 per month depending on whether you’re receiving nonmedical in-home care or doctor-recommended home health care services.
The remainder of this guide takes a look at long-term care costs across New York state and the Northeast. It also provides an overview of financial assistance programs, Medicaid eligibility and free resources that you can start using today.