29 Assisted Living Facilities near Rochester, NY
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There are 29 Assisted Living Facilities in the Rochester area, with 17 in Rochester and 12 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Rochester is $3,480 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 233 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 18 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.
17 Assisted Living Facilities in Rochester, NY
12 Assisted Living Facilities near 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
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Rochester start around $3,480 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.
Other Options in Rochester, NY
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Rochester
Review of GrandeVille Senior Living Community
The room at GrandeVille Senior Living Community was much smaller than the others we looked at, it had no outside atrium, and the price was higher. There were people playing bridge, and the staff se... Read more
Review of The Village at Unity
The residents at The Village at Unity seemed less with it. It looked like more of a nursing home type set up, but it was assisted living. The residents were just sitting in chairs, following us aro... Read more
Review of The Homestead Rochester
My mother stayed at Rochester Presbyterian Home - The Homestead for respite. I was very pleased with everything. They made her very comfortable. She had a beautiful room. The meals were very good. ... Read more