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

110 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)

Carmel Richmond Adult Day Health Care Program

88 Old Town Road, Staten Island, NY, 10304

My husband is in Carmel Richmond. It’s very good. They have a library and a cafeteria. The food is pretty good. They have a few activities. He’s in the dementia ward so there’s not much to do as far a … (read more)
My husband is in Carmel Richmond. It’s very good. They have a library and a cafeteria. The food is pretty good. They have a few activities. He’s in the dementia ward so there’s not much to do as far a … (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)

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)

Golden Gate Rehab And H C C

191 Bradley Ave, Staten Island, NY, 10314

I visited the facility – Resident’s bath rm and their rooms are smell. Administration should order Porters to clean these 2 area once a wk. I also notice — some residents’ nail are too long. Do … (read more)
I visited the facility – Resident’s bath rm and their rooms are smell. Administration should order Porters to clean these 2 area once a wk. I also notice — some residents’ nail are too long. Do … (read more)

Staten Island Care Center

200 LAFAYETTE AVENUE, Staten Island, NY, 10301

My mother is in Staten Island Care Center. The facility is fine, but it’s a little overworked, which is not their fault because dementia is no joke and the facilities are full. They’re taking care of … (read more)
My mother is in Staten Island Care Center. The facility is fine, but it’s a little overworked, which is not their fault because dementia is no joke and the facilities are full. They’re taking care of … (read more)

Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center And Home

460 Brielle Avenue , Staten Island, NY, 10314

My mother was in this place for three weeks and she came home with bad paranoia. Won’t say if anything happened during her stay but her psyche was normal before she went there. We are in the proce … (read more)
My mother was in this place for three weeks and she came home with bad paranoia. Won’t say if anything happened during her stay but her psyche was normal before she went there. We are in the proce … (read more)

Richmond Center For Rehab And Specialty H C

91 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10304

This is the worst place to send your loves one. My husband was a patient for stroke rehabilitation. The nursing staff on 3A are the worst. I call numerous times to speak to my husband and the nurse ar … (read more)
This is the worst place to send your loves one. My husband was a patient for stroke rehabilitation. The nursing staff on 3A are the worst. I call numerous times to speak to my husband and the nurse ar … (read more)

Lily Pond Nursing Home

150 LILY POND AVE, Staten Island, NY, 10305


Verrazano Nursing Home

100 CASTLETON AVENUE, Staten Island, NY, 10301


Benhurst Center for Rehab

1740 84th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11214

I went to Benhurst Center for Rehab for about a week. The care was pretty good, but the food was a little hit and miss — some good and some bad — so that was my main complaint. The staff is great, t … (read more)
I went to Benhurst Center for Rehab for about a week. The care was pretty good, but the food was a little hit and miss — some good and some bad — so that was my main complaint. The staff is great, t … (read more)

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)

Delaire Nursing & Conv Center

400 W Stimpson Ave, Linden, NJ, 07036

My mom is a current resident of Delaire Nursing & Conv Center. So far it’s been pretty good. She likes the community, but she’d rather be at home. They helped her a lot. They watch over her, and t … (read more)
My mom is a current resident of Delaire Nursing & Conv Center. So far it’s been pretty good. She likes the community, but she’d rather be at home. They helped her a lot. They watch over her, and t … (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

My mother passed away alone at the end of her life on 1.20.21. Hamilton Park Nursing and Rehabilitation never allowed us to visit while her health was declining in the last two weeks of her life on ea … (read more)
My mother passed away alone at the end of her life on 1.20.21. Hamilton Park Nursing and Rehabilitation never allowed us to visit while her health was declining in the last two weeks of her life on ea … (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.