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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Queens, New York
  • Nursing Home Costs in Queens, New York
  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Queens, New York
  • Free Resources for Seniors in Queens, New York
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  • Helpful Articles

Nursing Home Costs in Queens, New York

In Queens, seniors pay approximately $11,771 per month for semiprivate rooms. Private rooms are over $1,000 more per month at $12,927. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Queens is located in New York City, and its nursing home cost data is figured into the area’s average of $11,771 per month. While this is considerably higher than the national average of $7,756, it’s a little lower than the statewide median of $12,319. Queens is an affordable alternative to the Poughkeepsie area, where rates average $13,748, and Kingston, where costs are even higher at $14,797. In the Albany area, seniors pay $12,973 per month, and Utica is among the cheapest cities in the state for nursing home care with an average of $9,581.

Queens/New York City

$11,771

New York

$12,319

The United States

$7,756

Poughkeepsie

$13,748

Kingston

$14,797

Utica

$9,581

Albany

$12,973

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Queens pay $11,771 per month for shared rooms and $12,927 for private rooms, making nursing homes the most expensive senior care option. Assisted living is a residential option that includes personal care services, meals and short-term or occasional skilled nursing services for $5,991 per month. Home care and home health care, which includes skilled nursing services, both cost $4,957 per month. Queens’ most affordable senior care option is adult day health care at $1,950 per month. 

Home care

$4,957

Home Health Care

$4,957

Adult Day Healthcare

$1,950

Assisted Living

$5,991

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$11,771

Nursing home (private room)

$12,927

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Queens, New York

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Queens, New York

The following programs and agencies provide aging-related services to older adults in Queens. Through these resources, seniors can get one-on-one help with finding the right long-term care option for their needs, identify ways to pay for services and arrange for in-home care that can help them postpone admission to a nursing home.

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New York City Department for the Aging(212) 244-6469The Department on Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging for New York City’s five boroughs, including Queens. Through this department, those aged 60 and over can access a range of programs that support their independence and safety and may help them avoid nursing home placement, including transportation services, medication delivery, access to in-home medical supplies and chore and personal care services. The department also operates the region’s long-term care ombudsman program, which advocates on behalf of those in nursing homes.
Citymeals on Wheels(212) 687-1234Citymeals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals to seniors in Queens who are unable to shop for and prepare meals themselves. Each meal meets a third of seniors’ daily nutritional needs and includes an entrée, a slice of whole wheat bread, a single-serve container of fat-free milk and a no-sugar-added dessert. Meals that meet special dietary requirements, including kosher meals, may be available upon request.
Center for Independence of the Disabled (212) 674-2300Center for Independence of the Disabled is a local nonprofit organization that administers a broad array of programs for older adults in the community. Through its Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Program, it helps seniors avoid nursing home placement or move back to the community. The agency also provides information and referrals to help seniors access community-based services, help with applying for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance, transportation services and long-term care counseling.
Queens Vet Center (718) 296-2871Staff at the Queens Vet Center provides support and assistance to veterans in the community. Through this local center, qualifying veterans can apply for pension programs and the Aid and Attendance benefit, which can help them cover nursing home expenses.
CenterLight Healthcare (877) 212-8877CenterLight Healthcare is the local PACE program. This program is open to seniors aged 55 and older who require a nursing home level of care but prefer to remain at home or an assisted living facility. It provides comprehensive assistance, including medical and wellness services, home healthcare, social activities, transportation and nutrition services.

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