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When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in New York State:

Key Findings

  • New York has generally accessible assisted living records but was marked down on some criteria, including for inspections that occur on a less than annual basis (every 2 years).
  • New York does not have a searchable database of licensed assisted living communities.

How to Access Records

  • View the state's "Do Not Refer" list for communities to definitely avoid.
  • Visit New York's Quarterly Survey Reports page for a list of communities that have been inspected over the quarter and the results of those reports. Quarterly reports are available going back to 2002.
  • View the state's Adult Care page for a directory of communities.
  • For more in-depth information about a New York assisted living community, contact the local long-term Care ombudsman who covers the area, who can be found by entering a five digit zip code at

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New York Accessibility Criteria

Our ratings are based on the objective criteria outlined in the table below.
1Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form?Yes
2If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? No
3If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? No
4Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
5If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days] No or N/A
6If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? No
7If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all? No
8Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
9Capacity shown? Yes
10Payment types shown? [e.g. Medicaid, private pay] No
11Administrator / Contact name shown? No
12State may fine facility? Yes
13Frequency of inspections? Every 18 months
14Website includes pricing of facility? No
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