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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Westchester County, NY for 2024

Part of the New York metropolitan area, Westchester County has a population of just under 1 million people. The senior population here is above average, at 17.4%. Part of...

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Paying for Assisted Living in Westchester County

According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Westchester County is $5,991 per month. This is higher than both national and state averages, which come to $4,300 and $4,800, respectively.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living prices elsewhere in New York state vary, with Westchester County falling on the expensive side. Nearby Poughkeepsie is more affordable, at $5,154 per month. Costs in capital city Albany are on par with the state average, at $4,800. Central city Utica has a similar assisted living cost of $4,905 per month. Watertown, however, has higher costs than in Westchester County, at $6,034. Ithaca has the highest assisted living prices in the state and some of the highest in the entire nation, at an average of $13,500 per month. With scenic views of Lake Ontario, Buffalo averages $4,565. Upstate city Glens Falls has some of the lowest assisted living prices in the state, at $4,235 per month.

Westchester County

$5,991

New York

$4,800

The United States

$4,300

Glens Falls

$4,235

Buffalo

$4,565

Albany

$4,800

Utica

$4,905

Poughkeepsie

$5,154

Watertown

$6,034

Ithaca

$13,500

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Westchester County

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.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living New York

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 Westchester County

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Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services(914) 995-2000This organization offers a full battery of programs and services designed to enrich and uplift local adults aged 60 and older. At senior centers throughout the county, elders can access fall prevention, scam awareness and nutrition education as well as socially enriching clubs and activities. A RideConnect program links volunteer drivers with seniors in need of assistance, helping them remain mobile and active. The county also offers health insurance counseling and financial assistance programs.
Westchester County Veterans Service Agency(914) 995-2000Veterans can get expert help with applying for federal and state benefits, tax exemptions and financial assistance programs through this agency. Experts here can also link service members with mental health and medical services through the VA health care system. The FAVOR Veteran Discount Card can help eligible veterans save money at over 100 local merchants.
White Plains Adult Community Center(914) 422-1423Operated by the City of White Plains, this senior center has a thrift store and a cafe where seniors can partake in social lunches. Fitness initiatives, cultural clubs and special interest groups are available here, as are healthy aging and life transition seminars. Members can also participate in weekly trips to the local farmer’s market.
Westchester Jewish Community Services(914) 761-0600This nonprofit offers a variety of social services designed for older adults. These include case management, care placement, social visits and mental wellness initiatives. As well as spiritual support, seniors can get help and information on the management of chronic conditions. Kosher lunches are available at locations throughout the county.
New York Office for the Aging1 (844) 697-6321This state-run organization’s long-term care ombudsman helps seniors and their families resolve concerns about their welfare. The NY Connects program links elders with trusted local legal aid, transportation and health care providers. Scam awareness and fraud prevention resources are available here, as is Medicare counseling.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Westchester County

Westchester County-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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Review of Willow Towers

I liked Willow Towers the most out of all the places I toured. I liked their comprehensive care - the whole spectrum of care. They had assisted living, a separate memory care building, as well as a...

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Review of Sunrise at Fleetwood

My uncle will be moving into Sunrise at Fleetwood. I thought it was a very nice setting. We like the facility and the size of the room. The staff was very friendly. The facility was modern-looking...

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Hi Courtney, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. We are pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and provided you with the necessary...

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Irma

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Review of The Club at Briarcliff Manor

The Club at Briarcliff Manor is a fabulous place. It offered many activities. The food was wonderful. The place was clean and lovely, beautifully decorated, the grounds were lovely. Everything was...

Provider response

Our community is a vibrant place, and your kind words go a long way to brighten our day. We’ll be sure to share your kind review with our residents and team members. Thanks so much.

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