Syracuse is centrally located in New York and has over 140,000 residents, nearly 13% of whom are aged 65 and over. This city promotes easy access to health care for residents with about 309 doctors per 100,000 people, which is considerably higher than the U.S. average of 210 doctors. Older adults have access to a wide array of quality hospitals and medical centers, including St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute and Syracuse VA Medical Center. For those who don’t require inpatient care in a hospital but aren’t able to transition back to their home due to medical needs, there are many nursing homes in the Syracuse region. 

Nursing homes provide comprehensive around-the-clock supervision and skilled nursing services. These services are expensive in Syracuse, with monthly fees averaging $12,890 monthly. In some cases, home-based care or assisted living may be more affordable and provide a suitable level of care. 

This guide highlights nursing home costs in and around Syracuse and summarizes the programs and services available to seniors.  

Directory of Nursing Homes in Syracuse, NY

Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

5075 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY, 13215

I have a sister who is currently a resident at Van Duyn Floor 4C. My sister is bedridden and therefore completely dependent on the staff for her meals and personal hygiene. The staff has been rud … (read more)
I have a sister who is currently a resident at Van Duyn Floor 4C. My sister is bedridden and therefore completely dependent on the staff for her meals and personal hygiene. The staff has been rud … (read more)

Menorah Park

4101 E Genesee St , Syracuse, NY, 13214


Loretto Community Residences

5018 S Salina Street, Syracuse, NY, 13205

I have visited Loretto many times. My grandfather lived here for two years and I visited him about 3 or 4 days a week. We had many meals together, holidays, and family get together. They are very good … (read more)
I have visited Loretto many times. My grandfather lived here for two years and I visited him about 3 or 4 days a week. We had many meals together, holidays, and family get together. They are very good … (read more)

Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing

918 James Street, Syracuse, NY, 13203

My father was in James Square Health & Rehab for rehab, but because of his dementia, they sent him to the dementia floor. I wasn’t too thrilled. I didn’t know they moved him to a different floor. … (read more)
My father was in James Square Health & Rehab for rehab, but because of his dementia, they sent him to the dementia floor. I wasn’t too thrilled. I didn’t know they moved him to a different floor. … (read more)

St Camillus Residential Health Care Facility

813 Fay Road , Syracuse, NY, 13219

My father was a resident there for a few years. Upon visiting him on D Unit, the rooms always smelled and very profusely they smelled. I walked into his room and always saw many lights to other rooms … (read more)
My father was a resident there for a few years. Upon visiting him on D Unit, the rooms always smelled and very profusely they smelled. I walked into his room and always saw many lights to other rooms … (read more)

Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center

700 East Brighton Avenue, Syracuse, NY, 13205

This facility deserves a 0. The food is terrible, but the complete disregard for care and compassion are worse. They don’t answer call bells in a timely fashion… you could be waiting an hour or mo … (read more)
This facility deserves a 0. The food is terrible, but the complete disregard for care and compassion are worse. They don’t answer call bells in a timely fashion… you could be waiting an hour or mo … (read more)

Central Park Rehabilitation And Nursing Center

116 East Castle Street , Syracuse, NY, 13205

I am heartbroken to have lost my Dad. His last days were at this facility, and I can’t help but think that serious missteps were made. It came as a shock to me to find that this facility has no AED … (read more)
I am heartbroken to have lost my Dad. His last days were at this facility, and I can’t help but think that serious missteps were made. It came as a shock to me to find that this facility has no AED … (read more)

Rosewood Heights Health Center

614 SOUTH CROUSE AVENUE, Syracuse, NY, 13210

This nursing home is not one that I would recommend unless there is family that is willing to keep a close eye on what is happening to their relative. We have a family member visit my relative every … (read more)
This nursing home is not one that I would recommend unless there is family that is willing to keep a close eye on what is happening to their relative. We have a family member visit my relative every … (read more)


Elderwood at Liverpool

4800 BEAR ROAD, Liverpool, NY, 13088

My Dad resides at Elderwood. Although he needs help eating the food, it tastes fine. His level of personal care is very good and they actually have activities specific for just the gentlemen, like … (read more)
My Dad resides at Elderwood. Although he needs help eating the food, it tastes fine. His level of personal care is very good and they actually have activities specific for just the gentlemen, like … (read more)

Iroquois Nursing Home

4600 Southwood Heights Drive, Jamesville, NY, 13078

Recently had a relative here for rehab. Never again. I wouldn’t put a sick dog in this place. ESPECIALLY the 2nd floor. Nurse manager doesn’t return calls, aides are careless and lazy af. They’re roug … (read more)
Recently had a relative here for rehab. Never again. I wouldn’t put a sick dog in this place. ESPECIALLY the 2nd floor. Nurse manager doesn’t return calls, aides are careless and lazy af. They’re roug … (read more)

Sunnyside Care Center

7000 Collamer Road, East Syracuse, NY, 13057

My mother has gone to Sunnyside in May. They improved 100% because they have all new management and got rid of a lot of people. My mom has a private room, and they’re always trying to do things with t … (read more)
My mother has gone to Sunnyside in May. They improved 100% because they have all new management and got rid of a lot of people. My mom has a private room, and they’re always trying to do things with t … (read more)

Onondaga Center

217 E Avenue , Minoa, NY, 13116

My friend was in Onondaga Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. It’s understaffed. The good staff members were overloaded because the rest of the staff was not good. They walk around holding their sm … (read more)
My friend was in Onondaga Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. It’s understaffed. The good staff members were overloaded because the rest of the staff was not good. They walk around holding their sm … (read more)

Nottingham RHCF

1305 Nottingham Road , Jamesville, NY, 13078


Nursing Home Costs in Syracuse, New York

Nursing home facilities in Syracuse charge $12,890 per month on average for semiprivate rooms. Private rooms are several hundred dollars more at $13,438 monthly. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The following cost comparisons are based on the nursing home fees for semiprivate rooms in the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. According to this survey, the national average monthly cost for nursing home care is $7,756. New York is among the priciest states in the nation, with average fees coming in at $12,319. In Syracuse, fees are fairly consistent with the state median at $12,890 monthly. In the Utica area, facilities charge $9,581 per month on average, and in the Watertown area, fees average $11,589. Poughkeepsie seniors pay $13,748 monthly for nursing home care, and Kingston seniors pay the highest fees in the state at $14,979. 

$12890

Syracuse

$12319

New York

$7756

The United States

$9581

Utica Area

$11589

Watertown Area

$13748

Poughkeepsie Area

$14979

Kingston

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Syracuse have a range of care options to choose from. While nursing home care tends to be expensive, with respective semiprivate and private room fees averaging $12,890 and $13,438, more affordable options may be available. Assisted living facilities may provide some skilled nursing services directly or through a third party and are much cheaper at $4,703 monthly. Seniors may also obtain some skilled nursing services at home through home health care, which costs $5,339 per month on average. Home care and adult day health care generally don’t include skilled nursing services and are the relatively cost-effective options at $4,862 and $1,733, respectively.  

$4862

Home Care

$5339

Home Health Care

$1733

Adult Day Health Care

$4703

Assisted Living

$12890

Nursing Home (Semiprivate Room)

$13438

Nursing Home (Private Room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Syracuse, 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 Syracuse, New York

The following resources provide information, guidance and financial assistance for seniors seeking care in Syracuse. Some of these services provide home- and community-based services that may enable adults to save money by delaying or avoiding nursing home placement. Other resources help seniors and families develop solutions for covering care costs when nursing home placement is appropriate.  

Resource Contact Service 
Onondaga County Office for Aging Services (315) 435-2362 The county’s Office for Aging Services is the local Area Agency on Aging that serves Syracuse residents aged 60 and over. Through this local nonprofit agency, advisors provide information and referrals for home repairs, legal aid, health promotion initiatives, transportation services and shopping assistance. It also provides senior health insurance counseling, which can help older adults understand how their Medicare insurance covers nursing home care, and long-term care services for Medicaid-eligible seniors.  
Senior Center (315) 469-3464 The local senior center is operated by Onondaga’s Park and Recreation Department and provides a variety of recreational and social programs for members. The center publishes a quarterly newsletter that provides key information about health insurance enrollment deadlines, community-based programs and services and activities hosted at the center. Through the center, seniors can also obtain assistance with identifying and applying for local programs that provide home-based services.  
Meals on Wheels of Syracuse (315) 478-5948 The local Meals on Wheels program provides hot, home-delivered meals to older adults who are unable to cook or shop for groceries, helping to preserve seniors’ independence by delaying nursing home placement and reducing hospitalizations. This nonprofit organization provides one hot meal and one cold meal daily from Monday-Friday and delivers frozen meals for the weekend.  
PEACE, Inc. (315) 470-3300 PEACE, Inc., is a local nonprofit organization that supports seniors through several programs, helping them maintain their privacy and independence in their own homes. Its Community & Resource Centers host congregate lunches and wellness programs, recreational activities and holiday parties. It administers the statewide Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program, which provides case management for older adults, including personal care, basic housekeeping, meal preparation and laundry services. The organization also has senior nutrition and transportation services for qualifying area residents.  
Loretto (315) 469-5570 Loretto is a nonprofit continuing healthcare organization that serves as the local PACE provider. Its Community Based Program features a comprehensive range of services that provide alternatives to nursing home care, including medication management, transportation, nutrition and wellness services.