White Plains, located at the far northern edge of the greater New York metro area, is a popular place for New York retirees to settle in. Home to 58,000 people, more than 17% of White Plains’ residents are seniors aged 65 and older. White Plains is located in Westchester County, home to the world-famous Westchester Medical Center, which is part of the Medicare network and accepts seniors as patients. The city is close to the many shopping and entertainment options New York City has to offer, but far enough north that local seniors can golf, hike and fish in the broad green spaces north of town. 

Nursing homes provide 24-hour care and medical supervision of seniors who don’t require hospitalization. Common features of nursing home care include medication management, skilled nursing and therapeutic services from professionals on staff. In the White Plains area, this level of care costs $11,771 a month, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Seniors who can get by with a lower level of care may find a more affordable and appropriate option with either assisted living or home health care.

This guide provides cost comparisons for nursing homes and other types of senior care available in the White Plains area. It also includes some of the local resources available to support seniors.

Directory of Nursing Homes in White Plains, NY

White Plains Center For Nursing Care

220 West Post Road, White Plains, NY, 10606

I have a family member who has been a resident for quite a few years now. It is always a lovely place to visit when I come here. The staff is lovely, cheerful, and friendly, especially the ladies in t … (read more)
I have a family member who has been a resident for quite a few years now. It is always a lovely place to visit when I come here. The staff is lovely, cheerful, and friendly, especially the ladies in t … (read more)


King Street Rehab

787 King Street, Rye Brook, NY, 10573

This is a nice place! Very clean, food is fine, everyone is friendly. I can see how hard the entire team works and how much they care. HOWEVER right now – July 2022 at the time of this review – this f … (read more)
This is a nice place! Very clean, food is fine, everyone is friendly. I can see how hard the entire team works and how much they care. HOWEVER right now – July 2022 at the time of this review – this f … (read more)

Rosary Hill Home

600 Linda Avenue, Hawthorne, NY, 10532

Rosary hill is one of the cleanest nursing home i have never seen, no smell, everything is in order, no noise, silence is one of the best rules of the facility . The welcome is awsome, the way they tr … (read more)
Rosary hill is one of the cleanest nursing home i have never seen, no smell, everything is in order, no noise, silence is one of the best rules of the facility . The welcome is awsome, the way they tr … (read more)

Kendal On Hudson

One Kendal Way, Sleepy Hollow, NY, 10591

Kendal on Hudson is an assisted living community in Sleepy Hollow, New York, located near major highways, top medical centers and a short drive from New York City. Residents and guests give the facili … (read more)
Kendal on Hudson is an assisted living community in Sleepy Hollow, New York, located near major highways, top medical centers and a short drive from New York City. Residents and guests give the facili … (read more)

Adira At Riverside Rehabilitation & Nursing

120 Odell Avenue, Yonkers, NY, 10701

I can Breath easily knowing my grandmother is being well taken care of, especially during a pandemic. We had the opportunity to video chat when visiting was not an available option. I am thankful an … (read more)
I can Breath easily knowing my grandmother is being well taken care of, especially during a pandemic. We had the opportunity to video chat when visiting was not an available option. I am thankful an … (read more)

The Osborn Senior Living

101 Theall Road, Rye, NY, 10583

We choose the Osborn Pavillion for a post hospital stay for my 90 year old father based on reviews, and sense that it was "the best." Putting "the best" as a bar to reach for, it was lacking. Please b … (read more)
We choose the Osborn Pavillion for a post hospital stay for my 90 year old father based on reviews, and sense that it was "the best." Putting "the best" as a bar to reach for, it was lacking. Please b … (read more)

Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation & Health Care Center

1165 King St, Greenwich, CT, 06831

I had my father stay here for 3 weeks. He did very well and loved the therapy. Its not like he wanted to be there but overall he and I were very pleased with everything they offered.
I had my father stay here for 3 weeks. He did very well and loved the therapy. Its not like he wanted to be there but overall he and I were very pleased with everything they offered.

Briarcliff Manor Center

620 Sleepy Hollow Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY, 10510

My mother is at Briarcliff Manor Center. The staff is very attentive. They provide her with physical therapy and cognitive therapy. She’s doing so much better than when she was somewhere else. They ha … (read more)
My mother is at Briarcliff Manor Center. The staff is very attentive. They provide her with physical therapy and cognitive therapy. She’s doing so much better than when she was somewhere else. They ha … (read more)

St Cabrini Nursing Home

115 BROADWAY, Dobbs Ferry, NY, 10522

I have a brother at this facility in NY. No family member lives close by. I am not able to talk to him because someone took the phone out of his room. We just had a death in our family in Florida and … (read more)
I have a brother at this facility in NY. No family member lives close by. I am not able to talk to him because someone took the phone out of his room. We just had a death in our family in Florida and … (read more)

The Grove at Valhalla Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

61 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY, 10595

The Grove at Valhalla Rehabilitation and Nursing Center looked fine. It’s clean, but the staff was constantly being turned over and the communication was very poor. You could leave a message for someo … (read more)
The Grove at Valhalla Rehabilitation and Nursing Center looked fine. It’s clean, but the staff was constantly being turned over and the communication was very poor. You could leave a message for someo … (read more)

Fairview Health Of Greenwich

1188 King St, Greenwich, CT, 06831

worst place send mom and dad please don’t send no love one here to die my mother broke her hip/leg they kept her there for few day then send her to hospital were she had broke hip there always working … (read more)
worst place send mom and dad please don’t send no love one here to die my mother broke her hip/leg they kept her there for few day then send her to hospital were she had broke hip there always working … (read more)

The Knolls

55 Grassland Road, Valhalla, NY, 10595

The staff at Westchester Meadows were helpful. The food is delicious but they provide only two meals a day, very expensive. You have to buy there. They don’t have any activities once you reach the n … (read more)
The staff at Westchester Meadows were helpful. The food is delicious but they provide only two meals a day, very expensive. You have to buy there. They don’t have any activities once you reach the n … (read more)

The New Jewish Home, Sarah Neuman

845 Palmer Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY, 10543

Sarah Neuman Center seemed fine. They had a new set up that was like a home setting. There were fewer people interacting with the patients. They had private and semi-private rooms. The security seemed … (read more)
Sarah Neuman Center seemed fine. They had a new set up that was like a home setting. There were fewer people interacting with the patients. They had private and semi-private rooms. The security seemed … (read more)

Sprain Brook Manor N H

77 JACKSON AVE, Scarsdale, NY, 10583

My godmother has bad arthritis and had difficulty walking. She was at Sprain Brook for a month after being discharged from the hospital where she was being treated for knee pain. Rather than getting h … (read more)
My godmother has bad arthritis and had difficulty walking. She was at Sprain Brook for a month after being discharged from the hospital where she was being treated for knee pain. Rather than getting h … (read more)

The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

1000 HIGH ST, Port Chester, NY, 10573

My mother recently passed from an ongoing illness. During her battle she was back and forth between home, The hospital and The Enclave. The entire staff went out of their way to make my mother feel … (read more)
My mother recently passed from an ongoing illness. During her battle she was back and forth between home, The hospital and The Enclave. The entire staff went out of their way to make my mother feel … (read more)

Andrus on Hudson

185 Old Broadway, Hastings On Hudson, NY, 10706

My mother is there now. They just recently opened the doors to let family in. My wife and I went the room was filthy my mother smelled like she hadn’t had a shower in a week. As soon as we arrived and … (read more)
My mother is there now. They just recently opened the doors to let family in. My wife and I went the room was filthy my mother smelled like she hadn’t had a shower in a week. As soon as we arrived and … (read more)

The Nathaniel Witherell

70 Parsonage Rd, Greenwich, CT, 06830

The worst facility. There is no communication, unskilled nurses with zero compassion and its a circus. We took my Mom out after five days. She NEVER used to complain and was in tears there because, as … (read more)
The worst facility. There is no communication, unskilled nurses with zero compassion and its a circus. We took my Mom out after five days. She NEVER used to complain and was in tears there because, as … (read more)

Tarrytown Hall Care Center

20 WOOD COURT, Tarrytown, NY, 10591


Taylor Care Center at Westchester

25 BRADHURST AVENUE, Hawthorne, NY, 10532


Nursing Home Costs in White Plains, NY

Care in a semiprivate room in White Plains nursing homes costs $11,771 a month. The average cost of a private room is $12,927.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Semiprivate rooms in nursing homes in White Plains cost an average cost of $11,771 a month. This is lower than the New York state average of $12,319, but higher than the national median of $7,756. The cost of care in White Plains is close to the low end for the state. In other New York cities, such as Buffalo and Albany, average costs are higher at $12,669 and $12,973 a month, respectively. Poughkeepsie has the highest average cost at $13,748, while care in Utica is considerably less expensive, at just $9,581 a month.

$11771

White Plains

$12319

New York

$7756

United States

$12669

Buffalo

$12973

Albany

$9581

Utica

$13748

Poughkeepsie

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

It can be helpful to review the cost of other types of senior care in White Plains. Adult day health care, for instance, costs an average of $1,950 a month in the area. Both home care and home health care services cost $4,957 a month, while seniors pay an average of $5,991 in assisted living communities. Nursing home care is the most expensive option, at $11,771 a month for a semiprivate room and $12,927 for a private room.

$4957

Home care

$4957

Home health care

$1950

Adult day health care

$5991

Assisted living

$11771

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$12927

Nursing home (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in White Plains, 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 White Plains, NY

These resources are available to support seniors in the city of White Plains, Westchester and Putnam counties. They span a wide range of services to help seniors maintain their independence, from transportation to meal deliveries and community activities. Some can also help seniors find and make the transition to nursing home or other residential care.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(914) 422-1423


The Adult Community Center supports White Plains residents aged 60 and over with a variety of services. Through the center, local seniors can get free and discounted personal transportation, reserved cafe meals at the primary location and planned events such as dances, group outings and wellness classes. Members of the center also qualify for discounts at the local farmers market.

(914) 995-2259

Westchester County's Department of Senior Programs and Services coordinates a range of resources to help local seniors live independently and stay safe in their own homes. Services offered include financial education, Medicare counseling, referrals for Alzheimer's screenings, and caregiver support available at no cost to the beneficiary.

(914) 761-0600


WJCS supports seniors from all backgrounds with home visits, nursing home transition services and monthly support groups. The nonprofit organization also provides meal deliveries, transportation, geriatric care management and respite assistance for family caregivers.

(914) 923-1100


Feeding Westchester has food distribution centers located throughout the county to provide nutritional support for seniors. Through the Senior Grocery Program, the organization's mobile food pantry brings groceries to White Plains seniors who can't travel to the nearest location.

(914) 242-7433


The RideConnect program promotes seniors' personal independence with volunteer ride services throughout the Westchester County and southern Putnam County areas. Rides are available to local seniors aged 60 and over and may be used for medical and dental appointments, as well as shopping and personal trips. Volunteers may also deliver groceries and other essentials to a senior's home.