The following figures represent the Department of Health's assessment as to the average cost of nursing home care in each region. These figures are used to calculate Medicaid penalty periods for gifts and asset transfers.
Long Island (Nassau/Suffolk) $13,053 New York City (5 Boroughs) $12,319 Central (Syracuse, Broome, Cayuga, Oswego, etc.) $9,722 Northeastern (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, etc) $10,719 Northern Metropolitan (Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, etc.) $12,428 Rochester (Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, etc.) $11,692 Western (Buffalo, Erie, Niagra, Genesee, etc.) $10,239