Assisted Living in Binghamton
Good Shepherd Fairview Home80 Fairview Avenue, Binghamton, NY
Elizabeth Church Manor Nursing861 Front Street, Binghamton, NY
Garden House for Adults91 Walnut Street, Binghamton, NY
Metro Plaza Apartments110 Chenango Place, Binghamton, NY
The Hearth at Castle Gardens1715 Castle Gardens Road, Vestal, NY
Brookdale Vestal East505 Clubhouse Road, Vestal, NY
Hilltop Campus286 Deyo Hill Road, Johnson City, NY
Ideal Senior Living Center600 High Ave, Endicott, NY
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Binghamton
Binghamton is a small city in the Southern Tier of NY. It is centrally located near larger cities like New York, Albany and Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. This location makes it easy for seniors to visit popular places while living in a smaller area. There are four assisted living facilities within city limits and four more in close by Vestal or Johnson City. The New York State Department of Health licenses and regulates all Adult Homes in the Binghamton area. Types of facilities include independent housing, assisted living and special needs.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Binghamton
- Binghamton has a temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters. Temperatures reach into the 80s regularly during the warm season and drop into single digits throughout winter. With a location so far north, it makes sense that the area sees a lot of snow, with an average of 73 inches per year. This may hinder travel for seniors or make life difficult for those susceptible to cold. Binghamton is also one of the cloudiest cities in the country with an average of 212 days a year with at least 3/4 cloud cover.
- Unfortunately, Binghamton sees a lot of crime. On a scale of one to 100, with 100 being the safest, Binghamton is at four. There are an average of 2512 crimes per year in the city. That’s 55 crimes for every 1000 people. The most common crimes are property related.
- One of the benefits of living in a smaller city near larger ones is the lower cost of living. Binghamton has a much lower cost of living than the rest of the state. The biggest factor is the price of housing. Housing costs are 39 percent lower than the national average and 58 percent lower than the state average. This helps seniors pay less for assisted living costs.
- The Binghamton area is home world-class medical facilities, including Lourdes and Wilson, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- New York State does not tax social security checks. This means seniors get to keep more money to spend or save.
- The Binghamton Office for Aging conducts events, programs and services for residents in the area. Services and fun include Meals on Wheels, transportation, including rides for disabled seniors, and Senior Games.
Paying for Assisted Living in Binghamton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Binghamton start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Binghamton and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Binghamton
Eligible Binghamton residents can pay for assisted living costs using Medicaid. Seniors that do not qualify for Medicaid can apply for the Assisted Living Program for financial assistance.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New York page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in New York page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Binghamton
Binghamton and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Binghamton
Binghamton-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in New York are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in New York page for more information about these laws.