41 Assisted Living Facilities near Mount Vernon, NY
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There are 41 Assisted Living Facilities in the Mount Vernon area, with 3 in Mount Vernon and 38 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Mount Vernon is $5,100 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 229 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Mount Vernon. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Mount Vernon 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Clarence with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Mount Vernon, NY
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, New York, is a suburban city located immediately north of the Bronx borough. The city's population is comprised of approximately 9,825 senior citizens. As one would expect, seniors living in this area will have easy access to all the conveniences and cultural attractions available in neighboring New York City.
Seniors seeking assisted living in the Mount Vernon area can choose from 59 assisted living facilities, with three located in Mount Vernon itself and 56 others located in nearby suburbs. In New York State, these communities are referred to as adult care facilities (ACF) and are defined as centers that provide residential services to adults who cannot live independently for an extended period of time. ACFs in Mount Vernon are regulated by the New York State Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mount Vernon
- The Mount Vernon area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital and St. John’s Riverside Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Temperatures in Mount Vernon range between the 80s in the summer and 30 degrees in the winter. Because Mount Vernon experiences nearly nine more inches of rain annually than the national average rainfall, seniors who dislike rainy climates or intend to travel often should be aware of Mount Vernon's precipitation rates.
- Seniors can use the Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad rail service when living in Mount Vernon. Both services offer discounted fares for citizens aged 65 and up.
- Mount Vernon is considered more dangerous than 75 percent of all other towns and cities across the nation. Relative to the rest of the state, Mount Vernon's crime rates are nearly 90 percent higher than other municipalities in New York. Because crime rates are so high, living in Mount Vernon could pose safety concerns for seniors who are searching for an ACF in the area.
- Mount Vernon has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Westchester Jewish Community Services senior program, an organization that offers a myriad of social, fitness and educational opportunities for seniors of all backgrounds.
Air quality in Mount Vernon is significantly worse than the national average. The EPA ranks air quality based on pollution, and Mount Vernon receives a score of 33 compared to the country's average score of 58, with 100 being the best. More pollution in the air could result in aggravated respiratory conditions for seniors choosing to live in the area.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mount Vernon
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Mount Vernon start around $5,100 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon
In Mount Vernon, up to 4,200 eligible seniors, comprised of both Medicaid recipients and self-paying citizens, can receive financial assistance via Medicaid's Assisted Living Program (ALP) waiver.
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 Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon-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 Mount Vernon
Review of Sunrise at Fleetwood
My uncle moved into Sunrise at Fleetwood. We chose it because of their ability to offer a high level of care, and they have a very warm and friendly atmosphere. The people who run the center were v... Read more
Review of Sunrise at Fleetwood
I went to Sunrise at Fleetwood. They had a two-bedroom and they were very accommodating. I saw a lot of activities going on. Like in the physical therapy room, I saw them working with patients. I s... Read more
Review of Wartburg Adult Care Community
My mom is in Wartburg. She went there for rehab, and they have an assisted living program right there, so we transferred her from rehab right to assisted living. To me, the place is excellent. They... Read more