Located in the scenic Finger Lakes Region of New York State, the city of Rochester has more than 205,600 residents, nearly 11% of whom are aged 65 and older. Area seniors have access to Rochester General Hospital, a medical facility that’s nationally ranked as high-performing in geriatrics for patients aged 75 and over. Rochester is also home to the prestigious University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), a leading research hospital affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital and other area health facilities. In addition to providing comprehensive care for older adults, the URMC also operates a Geriatric Assessment Clinic to assess and address frail seniors’ health concerns.
Nursing homes offer a wide range of medical and personal care services to older adults who are disabled or suffer from chronic illnesses. The benefits of nursing home care include high levels of supervision, medication monitoring, 24-hour emergency services and an active social environment. Personal care aides and nurses are also on hand 24 hours a day in nursing homes. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, nursing home costs in Rochester are quite high, with a semiprivate room averaging $12,380 per month, compared to the U.S. average of $7,756. Rochester seniors who don’t require the higher levels of care provided by nursing homes may want to consider more affordable alternatives, such as assisted living or home health care.
This guide provides an overview of nursing home costs in Rochester and neighboring areas, along with information on the costs of other types of senior care. It also lists resources that may benefit Rochester seniors and their families.