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.

All figures are effective as of January 1, 2018

Region  2018 Medicaid Regional Rate
Long Island
New York City
(5 Boroughs)
 Central  $9,722
Northeastern $10,719
Northern Metropolitan $12,428
Rochester $11,692
Western $10,239