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The Cost of Long Term Care in New York

Long term care is very expensive. Most people cannot afford to privately pay for long term care services for very long.

Nursing home care costs vary in upstate New York from $264 per day in Central New York to $308 per day in the Rochester area, which is approximately $96,360 per year in Central New York to $112,420 per year in the Rochester area.

Downstate, nursing home costs vary from $340 per day in the Northern Metropolitan area to $390 per day in Long Island, which is approximately $124,100 per year in the Northern Metropolitan area to $142,350 per year in Long Island. It is estimated that persons in nursing homes stay for less than 2½ years on average.

Home health care is also expensive. The average cost of home health care in New York State in 2011 was $20 per hour, according to an industry survey. Assuming 20 hours of care per week, this represents average home health care costs throughout the State reach $21,000 per year.

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