30 Assisted Living Facilities near Rochester, NY
There are 30 Assisted Living Facilities in the Rochester area, with 18 in Rochester and 12 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Rochester is $2,960 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 247 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Rochester. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Rochester 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Pittsford with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 15 families in Rochester find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Rochester, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Rochester, NY
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rochester
Located in upstate New York, Rochester is a small city known for being a beautiful place with plenty of activities for seniors, who comprise more than ten percent of the city's total population. To accommodate this, there are 33 assisted living facilities in the Rochester area. It's also important to note the state of New York has a very strict set of rules and regulations that all licensed assisted living facilities must abide by or risk being fined or shut down.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rochester
Weather in Rochester ranges between winters that have lows below freezing from November through March and more mild summers that top out with highs in the 80s. However, the average snowfall per winter averages a whopping 99 inches annually.
- Overall, Rochester’s air quality is considered pretty good on an annual basis, as the breeze from Lake Ontario allows the urban pollution to escape the city limits.
- The cost of living in Rochester is significantly lower than both the state of New York and national averages. Housing is incredibly inexpensive, at less than a third of the national average, while necessities like groceries, transportation and health care are actually slightly above national averages.
- The crime rate in Rochester is incredibly high for a city of its size — it's more than double the state and national averages. It is only 7 percent safer than most cities in the United States.
- Monroe County and the city of Rochester provide transportation through ElderSource. As long as residents are 60 years or older, rides will be provided for discounted rates.
- The Rochester area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Rochester
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Assisted Living costs in Rochester start around $2,956 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 Rochester 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 Rochester
Beyond state Medicaid, the state of New York provides a couple waiver programs that help seniors afford their chosen assisted living facility. The Managed Long Term Care Waiver helps residents with payment in assisted living facilities and the Assisted Living Program helps those who qualify for nursing home care but want to live in an assisted living facility afford it.
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 Rochester
Rochester 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 Rochester, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rochester
Rochester-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 Rochester
Review of GrandeVille Senior Living Community
My sister has moved into GrandeVille. We are extremely pleased. They are very kind, thoughtful, attentive, and I have no complaints. My sister's room is nice. It is a typical bedroom, but she is co... Read more
Review of Village at Mill Landing
Village at Mill Landing was an excellent and beautiful facility, but It was assisted living, and we didn't think we needed that type of care. The staff was wonderful, the rooms were much smaller, a... Read more
Review of Elderwood Village at Greece
Elderwood Village at Greece was very nice. The person that assisted us was very good, she was excellent, and it's one of the oldest places we've seen. They're planning on renovating it in the sprin... Read more
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What is enhanced assisted living?
Enhanced Assisted Living Residences (EALR) offer a higher level of care than standard ALFs. These facilities typically also offer standard assisted living, with some or all of the facility reserved for enhanced care, which allows residents to “age in place” in the facility even as their needs increase. EALRs offer advanced services such as helping residents walk, assisting in the management of chronic urinary or bowel conditions, and handling of medical equipment. EALRs are not, however, nursing facilities. If a resident ultimately needs around-the-clock medical care, they will need to relocate to a skilled nursing facility.
What is the average cost of assisted living in NY?
According to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, the monthly median cost of assisted living in New York is $6,950. This is more expensive than the national average of $4,051 per month. Assisted living in Rochester, however, is less expensive than the state average; the median monthly cost in the city is $4,748.
What qualifies you for assisted living?
In New York, qualified residents must require assistance with their activities of daily living (such as eating and using the restroom) 60% of the time. However, there are limitations on how much care the facilities can provide, so residents must not require skilled nursing care, and those with mental health conditions requiring care cannot make up more than 25% of a facility’s population. Additionally, residents cannot pose a threat to the existing residence population.
How do I choose assisted living?
Facilities significantly differ from one another and also come at a range of price points. It’s wise to first narrow your search by price, making sure you are within your monthly budget. Then, if possible, it’s a good idea to visit some facilities in person and, better yet, speak to current residents about their likes and dislikes. If you’re unable to visit a facility in person, be sure to read online reviews and speak to facility staff on the phone to make sure your or your loved one’s care needs will be met.
How populous is Rochester, NY?
According to the Census Bureau, as of July 2018, the population of Rochester city is 206,284. Of that population, 10.3% are age 65 and over.
Is it expensive to live in Rochester NY?
According to U.S. News & World Report, the cost of living in Rochester is significantly below the national average. Things like food and transportation costs are likely to be very affordable for seniors in the area.
What is the racial makeup of Rochester NY?
46.6% of Rochester city residents are Caucasian, 40.7% are African American, and other races make up smaller proportions of the population. You can find a more detailed breakdown on the Census Bureau website.