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) $12,811 New York City (5 Boroughs) $12,157 Central (Syracuse, Broome, Cayuga, Oswego, etc.) $9,511 Northeastern (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, etc) $10,242 Northern Metropolitan (Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, etc.) $12,198 Rochester (Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, etc.) $11,237 Western (Buffalo, Erie, Niagra, Genesee, etc.) $10,078