2 Assisted Living Facilities near Elmira, NY

1 Assisted Living Facility in Elmira, NY

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Provides: Assisted Living
1250 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904
"My dad will move into Woodbrook. It's excellent. The staff is very nice and friendly. It's a very clean facility. The room is good-sized and clean. They have quite a few activities. They go on..." More

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The Courtyards @ Bethany Village

Provides: Assisted Living
3005 Watkins Road, Horseheads, NY 14845
"The Courtyards at Bethany Village was very nice and adequate but very expensive. The person who toured us around was excellent. Everything looked adequate. We observed an exercise class and the..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Elmira

    Located along the south-central border of New York State, next to the Chemung River, Elmira is a small city with a population of 28,583, 12 percent of whom are 50 years or older. The Chemung River flows through the city and Eldridge Park, which provides an excellent outing for seniors looking to take a pleasant morning walk. Its small-town feel makes Elmira an excellent place to settle.

    Seniors retiring in Elmira have one option for assisted living within the city and two facilities close by in Horseheads and Millerton; all three are regulated by the New York State Department of Health. There are three different types of facilities: adult homes, assisted living residences (ALRs) and enriched housing programs. Individuals living in ALRs receive the highest level of care, including 24-hour on-site monitoring in a homelike setting.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Elmira

    • The Elmira area is home to several world-class medical facilities, including St. Joseph’s Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Elmira has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Chemung County Department of Aging, an organization that helps support and empower senior citizens within the city as well as two senior centers.

    • When compared to the national average, the cost of living in Elmira is 16.9 percent lower, making this city ideal for senior citizens who are living on a strict budget.

    • Elmira experiences four very distinct seasons throughout the year, which is perfect for seniors who enjoy experiencing both the heat of the summer and the colder temperatures of winter. In July, the average daytime high is around 82 degrees Fahrenheit, while the January low is around 15 degrees. For seniors who enjoy the snow, Elmira gets approximately 39 inches per year.

    • Although the crime rate in Elmira is eight percent lower than other cities in the state, the overall crime rate is 47 percent higher than the national average. This may be worrisome for seniors who enjoy taking walks in the park alone or day trips for errands without a friend.

    • The Chemung County Transit Department offers the Handi Bus for individuals with disabilities or those ages 60 and older. Seniors with a Medicaid card may also ride for half price on regular bus routes.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Elmira

    Average Monthly Costs

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    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Elmira 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 Elmira 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 Elmira

    Help to pay for an assisted living residence is provided to eligible seniors through the Medicaid State Plan. This program is referred to as the Assisted Living Program (ALP) and is available for seniors who are eligible for nursing home placement but can still benefit from a lower cost setting. It pays for a variety of services, including personal care, room, board and individual nursing, and is limited to 4,200 individuals. Approximately 85 percent of those in the ALP are Medicaid recipients.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New York page.

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    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 Elmira

    Elmira 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.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Elmira, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Elmira

    Elmira-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Elmira

    • Review of Woodbrook

      My dad will move into Woodbrook. It's excellent. The staff is very nice and friendly. It's a very clean facility. The room is good-sized and clean. They have quite a few activities. They go on trip... Read more

    • Review of Woodbrook

      Woodbrook is very friendly and a very positive place. My sister requires minimal care, mainly with her medications, and they've been great with that. We've just been very pleased, and she's been ve... Read more

    • Review of Woodbrook

      Woodbrook is one of the cleanest, friendliest and nicest assisted living facility you can find in the Southern Tier. My father-in-law lived there till he passed, and we visited many, many times. It... Read more

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