New York is home to a vast array of culture, entertainment and famous landmarks like Central Park. It also happens to be a state that, while cost of living is 20% higher than the national average, offers residents access to some of the best hospitals and health professionals in the country. 

This makes aging in place, meaning you choose to grow older at home, not only possible but a wise and affordable decision. You or a loved one has spent time, energy, money and many well lived years in a New York home and should continue doing - opting out of costly alternatives that only compound to the high cost of living in the state. 

To help you best navigate the decision to age at home, the remainder of this page explains: 

  • Why aging in place is an affordable alternative to assisted living
  • The variety of financial assistance programs available 
  • Renter rights and getting approval for modifying the home 
  • New York license requirements for the occupational therapists and installers we use