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) $12,034.00 New York City (5 Boroughs) $11,350.00 Central (Syracuse, Broome, Cayuga, Oswego, etc.) $8,432.00 Northeastern (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, etc) $8,950.00 Northern Metropolitan (Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, etc.) $10,737.00 Rochester (Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, etc.) $9,782.00 Western (Buffalo, Erie, Niagra, Genesee, etc.) $8,682.00