A suburb of New York City in the southeast corner of the state, Bay Shore has just over 29,000 residents, with 11.2% of the population being seniors 65 years and over. It’s situated at the mouth of the Hudson River and is a gateway to Long Island’s Fire Island. The weather goes through the typical four seasons, with summers that are warm and humid with an average temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit and winters that are very cold and snowy with temperatures as low as 26 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bay Shore is a vibrant community full of exciting activities, arts and cultural attractions, parks, high-end restaurants, coffee shops and clothing stores. South Shore University Hospital is located on the city’s Main Street. Depending on the actual location, amenities and services provided, assisted living in Bay Shore costs an average of $7,838 per month.
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At an average cost of $7,838 per month, assisted living in Bay Shore is much higher than the state average of $4,800 and the monthly national average of $4,300. The cost in neighboring Connecticut is $6,300, and it’s $6,650 in New Jersey, which is higher than the state and national averages. Assisted living in Vermont costs about $5,310, while Pennsylvania’s costs are considerably less at $3,955 monthly.
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Assisted living costs vary widely in other New York State cities. Other than Bay Shore, the monthly median cost in Elmira is one of the highest at $5,624, and costs are $5,180 in Rochester. The Albany area has a monthly median cost of $4,800, while assisted living in Syracuse costs about $4,703. Glens Falls is among the lowest in the state at an average monthly cost of $4,235.
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Note: Data for Bay Shore was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Bridgeport Area, CT, was used instead.
Eligible seniors can receive help to pay the cost of assisted living services received in licensed residential facilities through New York State’s Assisted Living Program (ALP). The program is open to Medicaid and non-Medicaid eligible individuals who require a high level of care. ALP not only pays for assisted living care services but may also pay room and board costs.
Learn more about the ALP and eligibility requirements at our Assisted Living in New York State page.
|Suffolk County Office for the Aging||(631) 853-8200||Suffolk County Office for the Aging is a resource center that helps older New Yorkers access programs and services. Professional staff can help seniors apply for heating assistance, purchase food, provide advice and guidance with health insurance and legal services and direct seniors to other services.|
|The Town of Islip Department of Senior Citizen Services||(631) 224-5340||The Town of Islip Department of Senior Citizen Services provides residents aged 60 and over information on social, recreational and educational programs. Some programs and services include local senior centers, nutrition programs, fitness and wellness classes, in-home services, senior clubs, residential repair programs and transportation services.|
|Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency||(631) 853-8387||Local VA centers provide seniors who have served in the U.S. military and their families with free advocacy, assistance and information on health care services, pension programs and benefits to help with the cost of assisted living care. VA representatives can also help to determine the eligibility of these services.|
|Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)||(631) 979-9490||Available to residents 55 years of age and older, RSVP provides seniors volunteer opportunities to help them remain active and enrich the lives of others.|
|Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program||(631) 470-6755||The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates, mediates, educates and refers residents of assisted living facilities, nursing homes and other licensed adult care homes. The ombudsman helps residents understand and protects their rights to safe and good health care and helps to resolve any problems seniors may experience while in the care of long-term care facilities.|
Bay Shore assisted living communities must meet all health and safety standards, staffing requirements, medication administration and accommodations according to state laws and regulations. Visit our Assisted Living in New York State page for more information regarding these laws and regulations.