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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022
In the village of Williamsville, the overall cost of living is 5% below the U.S. average and 26% below New York’s state median. Its housing, health care and transportation costs are below their national counterparts, while groceries and utilities are slightly above average. Assisted living in the area costs $4,741 per month, which is moderately higher than the New York and U.S. averages.
To help Williamsville’s low-income seniors pay for long-term care, Erie County’s local NY Connects assists with obtaining Medicaid benefits and other applicable social services. The Empire State is also fairly tax-friendly toward retirees as it fully exempts Social Security benefits and public pensions, while private pensions and retirement account withdrawals are partially taxed.
In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Williamsville, NY, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Williamsville, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Williamsville, NY
Williamsville shares similar assisted living costs with Buffalo’s metro area at $4,741 per month, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. It’s at least $200 more than the New York State and national averages, which are closely comparable. The cheapest nearby area is Rochester, which saves seniors $966 monthly, while Syracuse is only slightly cheaper and almost similar to Williamsville. Erie in Pennsylvania is also somewhat nearby and costs less by $156.
- Williamsville: $4,741
- New York: $4,580
- United States: $4,500
- Rochester: $3,775
- Syracuse: $4,694
- Erie, Pennsylvania: $4,585
The Cost of Other Types of Care in Williamsville, NY
Assisted living in Williamsville at $4,741 per month is considered affordable compared to in-home care at $4,957 and home health care at $5,053. Nursing home care costs more than twice the average cost of any of these three community-based residential care options as it pays for 24-hour skilled health services, priced at $12,994 and $13,559 for semiprivate and private-room stays, respectively. The cheapest option is adult day health care at $1,170, where seniors receive nonresidential daytime care.
- Assisted Living Facility: $4,741
- In-Home Care: $4,957
- Home Health care: $5,053
- Adult Day Health Care: $1,170
- Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $12,994
- Nursing Home Facility (private room): $13,559
Note: Data for Williamsville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Buffalo, was used instead.