Staten Island is the least populated of the five boroughs of New York City, making it a peaceful place to live for seniors. It has an estimated population of 475,00 and about 77,000 residents are over the age of 65. Seniors living on Staten Island have access to the Staten Island University Hospital, which is a teaching hospital that is rated as high performing by US News

Nursing homes offer a high level of medical care and supervision. Due to the number of staff members required for nursing home care, it is generally more expensive than other care options. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, nursing home care in Staten Island costs an average of $11,771 for a semi-private room and $12,927 for a private room per month. Family members may want to consider home care or assisted living if the high level of care of a nursing home is not needed. 

Note: Data for Staten Island was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New York City, was used instead.

This guide provides information on senior resources and care costs in Staten Island.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Staten Island, NY

Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center

25 FANNING STREET, Staten Island, NY, 10314

My mom is at Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, I like that they’re taking care of her. She has a lot of issues where she rings the bell, the staff don’t come a lot. They make her wait … (read more)
My mom is at Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, I like that they’re taking care of her. She has a lot of issues where she rings the bell, the staff don’t come a lot. They make her wait … (read more)

Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center

140 Meisner Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10306

Eger Adult Social Day Program is located on Staten Island in New York in the shadow of La Tourette Park. It sits near a bus stop, which connects residents to the Staten Island Railway and the rest of … (read more)
Eger Adult Social Day Program is located on Staten Island in New York in the shadow of La Tourette Park. It sits near a bus stop, which connects residents to the Staten Island Railway and the rest of … (read more)

ArchCare at Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

88 Old Town Road, Staten Island, NY, 10304

Carmel Richmond ignores all of it’s COVID protocols. They have rules in place but none are enforced. People walk in and upstairs without masks. It’s well known that most visitors just say they tested … (read more)
Carmel Richmond ignores all of it’s COVID protocols. They have rules in place but none are enforced. People walk in and upstairs without masks. It’s well known that most visitors just say they tested … (read more)

Silver Lake Specialized Rehab and Care Center

275 CASTLETON AVENUE, Staten Island, NY, 10301

The facility itself is old but it’s clean and everything is well kept. The staff go out of their way to help and have no issues with their dietary plans. The offered a nice meal menu but unlike the h … (read more)
The facility itself is old but it’s clean and everything is well kept. The staff go out of their way to help and have no issues with their dietary plans. The offered a nice meal menu but unlike the h … (read more)

New Vanderbilt Rehab and Care Center

135 VANDERBILT AVE, Staten Island, NY, 10304

Here are a few key reasons as to why I feel you should not to place your loved one in the hands of this facility.NOTE: The one area where New Vanderbilt is worthy of caring for your loved one, is the … (read more)
Here are a few key reasons as to why I feel you should not to place your loved one in the hands of this facility.NOTE: The one area where New Vanderbilt is worthy of caring for your loved one, is the … (read more)

Golden Gate Rehab And H C C

191 Bradley Ave, Staten Island, NY, 10314

Right now, my aunt is at Golden Gate Rehab. We had visitation rights just downstairs, but yesterday was the first day I was able to go up in her room. The rooms are rundown, dirty, and dingy. She didn … (read more)
Right now, my aunt is at Golden Gate Rehab. We had visitation rights just downstairs, but yesterday was the first day I was able to go up in her room. The rooms are rundown, dirty, and dingy. She didn … (read more)

Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center And Home

460 Brielle Avenue , Staten Island, NY, 10314

I would recommend Seaview to anyone needing skilled care or rehab. It is very clean, everyone is very helpful and friendly. They try as much as they can to keep patients involved. The food is pret … (read more)
I would recommend Seaview to anyone needing skilled care or rehab. It is very clean, everyone is very helpful and friendly. They try as much as they can to keep patients involved. The food is pret … (read more)

Staten Island Care Center

200 LAFAYETTE AVENUE, Staten Island, NY, 10301

Worse place ever. I called to get a update of my brother, nurses on the 5th fl hanged up 5 times. He fell 1st day he was there. They don’t care about patients at all. So sad….
Worse place ever. I called to get a update of my brother, nurses on the 5th fl hanged up 5 times. He fell 1st day he was there. They don’t care about patients at all. So sad….

Richmond Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

91 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10304

This Facility is not fit for a dog. They should be investigated and probably shut down. The patients that are sent here cannot get water or Ice. The TVs do not work properly. People if you truly … (read more)
This Facility is not fit for a dog. They should be investigated and probably shut down. The patients that are sent here cannot get water or Ice. The TVs do not work properly. People if you truly … (read more)

Lily Pond Nursing Home

150 LILY POND AVE, Staten Island, NY, 10305


Verrazano Nursing and Post-Acute Center

100 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10301


Plaza Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center

456 Rahway Avenue , Elizabeth, NJ, 07202

my stay at Plaza was excellent I was in the facility for 5 weeks and the service was great! The staff was very attentive , and the rehab. department was excellent I would recommend the facility to an … (read more)
my stay at Plaza was excellent I was in the facility for 5 weeks and the service was great! The staff was very attentive , and the rehab. department was excellent I would recommend the facility to an … (read more)

Elmora Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center

225 W Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ, 07202

I had a family member in this facility a short while back. The facility is very clean and smells very fresh. The staff are very friendly and are very good to the residents. All staff in the building r … (read more)
I had a family member in this facility a short while back. The facility is very clean and smells very fresh. The staff are very friendly and are very good to the residents. All staff in the building r … (read more)

Benhurst Center for Rehab

1740 84th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11214

my sister was there for 24 hours and she was treated like crap she wasn’t get her meds staff was horrible she asked for a shower and they said they were too busy they had 4 patients to day they she … (read more)
my sister was there for 24 hours and she was treated like crap she wasn’t get her meds staff was horrible she asked for a shower and they said they were too busy they had 4 patients to day they she … (read more)

AristaCare at Delaire

400 W Stimpson Ave, Linden, NJ, 07036

My mom is going to be transferred to AristaCare at Delaire. The reason I picked it was, it’s being completely remodeled, so the rooms and bathrooms and the whole building, once the renovation is done, … (read more)
My mom is going to be transferred to AristaCare at Delaire. The reason I picked it was, it’s being completely remodeled, so the rooms and bathrooms and the whole building, once the renovation is done, … (read more)

Rahway geriatrics center

1777 Lawrence Street, Rahway, NJ, 07065

Alaris Health At Riverton is terrible. It is the worst. You don’t want your loved one to be there. I would never recommend it. I can’t wait for my father-in-law to get out of there. The TV is breaking … (read more)
Alaris Health At Riverton is terrible. It is the worst. You don’t want your loved one to be there. I would never recommend it. I can’t wait for my father-in-law to get out of there. The TV is breaking … (read more)

Amboy Care Center

1 Lindberg Avenue , Perth Amboy, NJ, 08861

I’m staying at Amboy Care Center. The lodgings are all right. There are very minor discrepancies, but it’s just fine with me. The staff is very good. They’re prompt with the medications, and they give … (read more)
I’m staying at Amboy Care Center. The lodgings are all right. There are very minor discrepancies, but it’s just fine with me. The staff is very good. They’re prompt with the medications, and they give … (read more)

Hamilton Park Nursing And Rehabilitation Center

691 92nd Street , Brooklyn, NY, 11228

Hamilton Park Nursing And Rehabilitation Center is very clean. They’re caring and my mom seems happy there. When my sister and I go every day, the place is very immaculate. They help her with feeding … (read more)
Hamilton Park Nursing And Rehabilitation Center is very clean. They’re caring and my mom seems happy there. When my sister and I go every day, the place is very immaculate. They help her with feeding … (read more)

Elizabeth Nursing And Rehab

1048 Grove Street, Elizabeth, NJ, 07202



Nursing Home Costs in Staten Island, NY

On Staten Island, nursing home care costs an average of $11,771 for a semi-private room and $12,927 for a private room per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Looking at the median cost of semi-private rooms in nursing home care, Staten Island costs are about $4,000 per month more than the average American city ($7,756). However, care costs in Staten Island are only slightly cheaper than the state average of $12,319. Staten Island is slightly more expensive than neighboring Philadelphia, PA, but its average nursing home care costs are cheaper than other nearby cities such as Hartford, CT, ($13,079), Albany ($12,973) and Boston, MA, ($13,383).

$11771

Staten Island

$12319

New York

$7756

The United States

$11285

Philadelphia, PA

$13079

Hartford, CT

$12973

Albany

$13383

Boston, MA

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

It may be interesting for family members considering care options for loved ones to compare the costs of other types of care if they are unsure about nursing home care. The least expensive senior care option in Staten Island is adult day care at an average of $1,950 per month. Homemaker services and home health aides both have an average monthly cost of $4,957. The average cost of assisted living is about $5,991 per month. The most expensive option is nursing home care at an average cost of $11,771 for a semi-private room and $12,929 for a private room.

$1950

Adult Day Care

$5991

Assisted Living

$4957

Homemaker Services

$4957

Home Health Aide

$11771

Nursing Home (Semi-Private)

$12929

Nursing Home (Private)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Staten Island, NY

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 Staten Island, NY

The following resources may be of interest to seniors living in the Staten Island area and may even help them to stay in their own homes for a longer period of time.

ResourceContactServices
Meals on Wheels(718) 727-4435The Staten Island Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that provides two meals each day for seniors who are no longer able to shop or prepare meals for themselves. The meals are delivered by volunteer drivers who check on the seniors at the same time as delivering the meals and provide a point of social contact for the seniors. To be eligible for the service, seniors must be 60 years or older and not have the ability to prepare meals for themselves due to a long-term or short-term illness or disability. There is a suggested donation for each meal, but seniors won’t be turned away if they cannot afford the donation.
Community Agency for Senior Citizens(718) 981-6226The Community Agency for Senior Citizens is a nonprofit that provides a number of services to seniors on Staten Island. Services offered include transport, providing information on support services and agencies and community education. The organization runs a number of senior centers in the area. These senior centers offer activities such as fitness classes, field trips and arts and crafts. Midday meals are served each day to seniors attending the activities.  
Senior Centers(718) 475-5223JCC operates three senior centers that are conveniently located close to public transport routes in Staten Island. Transport can be arranged to the centers for those who are unable to use public transport or drive themselves. Activities offered at the centers include educational lectures, health management services, technology classes, health insurance assistance and exercise classes. A meal is served at midday for those taking part in activities.