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Filled with art, culture, and entertainment, Brooklyn has become New York City’s most populous borough and is the second most populous among seniors 65 and above, just behind Queens. Brooklyn is the geographical center of NYC, allowing seniors easy access to the other four boroughs. Seniors often prefer Brooklyn due to its residential feel and affordable senior living options. Our assisted living partners in Brooklyn are scattered throughout the borough with some waterfront properties by Sheepshead Bay.

In Brooklyn, assisted living is the most popular senior living option within A Place for Mom’s network of senior living communities. The average cost of assisted living in Brooklyn is approximately $4,447 per month, according to our proprietary data. Assisted living enables seniors to reside in a safe environment where they receive assistance with daily activities, personal care services, and meals. Additionally, residents benefit from a social environment filled with activities and amenities built to accommodate the changes that come with aging.

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Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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5 / 5.0

My mom has been here for 3 weeks. The first few days she called me constantly. Now, she never calls me because she's happy! She's getting great attention and is making friends. I'm so comfortable with my choice.

4.4 / 5.0

This is the best place and we think it is amazing. We have been very happy with our experience here. I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones and already have. My loved one loves the food and it is the best. They have healthy meals with large portions. Bingo, rosary, social hou...

4 / 5.0

My father in law is doing okay here at this community, he is still adjusting, but they are caring for him well. We do feel comfortable with his move to this community, it is a nice place. [Removed] is amazing. She was great to work with, she was very helpful, and understanding. The front desk recept...

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Belvedere is a wonderful Assisted Living that offers Kosher living in a premium setting. This facility is just like a beautiful hotel but has a warm and cozy feeling. The staff are always so helpful and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
estled in the vibrant heart of Brooklyn, Kings County, The Belvedere stands as a beacon of elegance and warmth in assisted living and memory care. This charming community, surrounded by the bustling energy and conveniences of a cosmopolitan neighborhood, offers its residents not just a place to...
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The people here at Sunrise are very nice to me and helps me with whatever I need. Everyone one here is so wonderful. I'm so happy I decide to stay here because living at home alone is not safe for me.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Additional Amenities at Sunrise of Sheepshead Bay: Sunrise of Sheepshead Bay has a residential feel and feels set away from the hustle and bustle Brooklyn has to offer. Right outside our doors though we also offer a large parking lot for our residents and their visitors. Our location affords many...
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The staff is very friendly and informative. The main reasons we chose Sunrise of Mill Basin was because it was in a quiet neighborhood and they seemed organized and helpful. They listened and tried to help...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...
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It's very clean. They are very good. I have had a positive interaction with the staff. There is no complaints about the food. My loved one has enjoyed the activities. They are very responsive, attentive, and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Waterford on the Bay is Brooklyn's premier waterfront senior living residence. It is one of the most popular assisted living residences which feature a luxurious, hotel-like atmosphere, five-star concierge assistance, daily housekeeping, and a lavish fine dining room, our mission is to...
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What I like the most about The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights community are the other residents living there, the lectures we get to listen to and my apartment.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nestled in a vibrant New York neighborhood, yet with a friendly small-town atmosphere, The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights provides an exceptional setting for seniors who want an exceptional lifestyle. This elegant, pet-friendly community offers upscale living spaces and amenities, accompanied by...
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I am so pleased that my mother and our family found our way to Atria Forest Hills at a moment when my mom, now in her 90s, welcomed a change from a lifetime of household responsibilities. At Atria, my mom...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 26 states and seven Canadian provinces. Atria communities are home to more than 23,000 seniors and employ more than 14,000 people.
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The freindliness & helpfulness of the admin staff is excellent who listen and try to resolve any complaints or issues that arise All to often in the case of care givers and in house nursing staff they seem...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Sunrise at East 56th we deliver personalized assisted living and memory care with a caring staff trained to the highest standards. We are home to New Yorkers with refined tastes, and offer programs catering to your unique interests and NYC lifestyle. All so you can thrive in the city where you...
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Visited [date removed]. I found the establishment to be clean and smell pleasant. Also greeted with friendly smile and helpful staff. My mom was slouching in her chair and called the staff to help her sit up...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...
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I would definitely recommend this facility. The staff are warm and friendly. Communication is managed well by email or phone call. Staff do their best to personalize care. Staff are approachable during...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
KosherTwo blocks from Forest ParkIn house religious servicesMemory Care25 minutes from ManhattanOne block from restaurants and shoppingTenured team with over 20 years of experienceOne block off Lefferts and MetropolitanDirectly off Jackie Robinson Parkway
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They get all 5 stars. My experience with my Aunt as a resident at Atria West 86 for 3 months has been wonderful. The entire staff has been attentive, kind, caring and accessible. It is a perfect fit for my...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Ideally situated and all-inclusive, this luxury residence is tailored exclusively to older New Yorkers – and makes it easier to live in the artistic and cultural heart of the City, just one block from scenic Riverside Park. Featuring handsome pre-war architecture, art deco-inspired finishes and...
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At 95, my mother didn’t want to go into assisted living. Then she saw The Apsley, and everything changed. Unlike any senior home, The Apsley is for the young at heart. Gorgeous private apartments with huge...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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My father live at Castle. This place are amazing . I'm very thankful that I was able to place my dad there , staff are amazing ,food is good it's very clean place . He is able to get his therapy here . They...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Castle Senior Living at Forest Hills offers a unique supportive living environment with all the comforts of home. Conveniently located off the Long Island Expressway, we offer elegant suites, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, and linen service and three delicious kosher meals served daily in...
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Our loved one is doing very well at Harborview Senior Living community, overall it has been a great fit. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would highly recommend this community to other families...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Licensed by New York State. Dept. of Health. Park like surroundings with lush gardens and expansive sun decks. Close to transportation and shopping. Gourmet kosher cuisine with special diets ac comodated Harbor View offers a wide array of social activities throughout the day. Physical...
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My loved one was a resident at The Homestead. Based on our experience, I would not recommend this facility to others. The facility needs an upgrade.
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Homestead The Homestead is an assisted living community located in Kew Gardens, NY. Kew Gardens is an upscale neighborhood situated in Queens, an area known for its diverse museums and cultural institutions. Queens is home to the John Bowne House, the site of a former Quaker meeting place...
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There was serious staff shortage, which cut into response time and the amount of time aides could spend with residents or patients who might require more help. Not true only of Atrium, of course. My brother,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Best of Everything under One Roof The Hamilton Park campus has been providing care to the Hudson County community since 1989. The Health center has been custom designed to fulfill the needs and wishes of those who share our values and our love of life. Our complete continuum of care provides...
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I was looking for some place clean and comfortable and that was close by and affordable and this fit the bill. I know that they have a lot of activities provided for the residents, things like arts and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At Signature Senior Living we provide our residents with a wide array of services and amenities to meet each individuals needs while providing a safe and pleasant environment. We have beautiful rooms to accommodate every budget, starting with semi-privates, privates and even one bedroom...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
New South Shore ManorNew South Shore Manor is an assisted living community located in the bustling city of Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn is located in Kings County, about 20-minutes from Manhattan, and home to about 2.7 million people. Brooklyn is home to lots of great shops, stores, and restaurants...
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My Uncle is so happy here. When I visit him he just looks so alive and he doesn’t want to leave. The staff members are so nice and are very well mannered. Everyone is so helpful and understanding. If they’re...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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I'm going to have to say after only a week it's a 5 across the board. Everyone who works here is committed to making sure the residents in memory care are safe and engaged. No one is sitting alone in their...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Imagine a lifestyle of exceptional comfort, inspiring experiences, and vibrant connection. A place to pursue your interests and embrace life’s pleasures, all in the warm company of your contemporaries. Find it all at Coterie.DELIVERING 24/7 SUPPORTServicesAt the heart of the Coterie experience is...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
VillageCare at 46 & Ten respects your independence and privacy while providing basic services that foster an urban lifestyle of comfort and quality. What separates us from the rest are the people who live and work here, the city we call home and the culture that thrives all around us. VillageCare...
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Im sending my uncle there starting next month. Im very happy with what they offer. Place is very clean and staff is caring and professional.
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

Cost of assisted living in Brooklyn

On average, the cost of an assisted living community in Brooklyn is $4,447 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data.[02] This may be due, in part, to some assisted living communities offering other, less care-intensive senior living options on the same campus, such as independent living.

Brooklyn is the most affordable borough, saving seniors over a thousand dollars when compared to the second most affordable borough of Queens. It’s also slightly more affordable than assisted living across the nation by approximately $600. Below we outline estimates of the monthly costs of assisted living in NYC:

  • $1,700 in Queens
  • $2,400 in Bronx
  • $2,800 in Staten Island
  • $7,700 in Manhattan

Our Brooklyn cost average includes rent, the cost of care, and access to on-site amenities. The cost is calculated based on what families actually paid at our partner assisted living facilities in Brooklyn. However, costs may vary depending on the exact neighborhood, floor plan, your loved one’s required level of care, and amenities.
Families can typically expect the following services to be included in their monthly cost:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs – bathing, grooming, dressing, etc.)
  • Daily meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • General maintenance and landscaping
  • Community-organized activities
  • Access to on-site amenities
  • Computer and internet access

How to pay for assisted living in Brooklyn

Seniors and families have their typical private pay options, including savings accounts, Social Security benefits, retirement pensions, and investment returns. Other private pay options may include potential income from options like the following:

For a detailed overview of these payment options, you can check out the payment section on our NYC page or view our guide to paying for long-term care. Families can also turn to public payment methods like VA benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid to cover some assisted living expenses in Brooklyn. You’ll find a detailed summary of the three options below.

Can VA benefits pay for assisted living in Brooklyn?

Approximately 31,000 veterans live in Brooklyn and more than half of them are 65+.[03] To accommodate this large veteran population, Brooklyn and New York City offer several resources to help veterans and their surviving spouses cover living and aging costs.

Seniors can reach out to local veterans service organizations (VSOs) in Brooklyn to receive benefits counseling, which can help veterans learn about benefits they may not know about. The NYC Department of Veterans’ Services recommends the following offices to seniors searching for VSOs in Brooklyn:

New York State Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS)

250 Schermerhorn St., Room 211
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-613-3735
Email: dvsinfo@veterans.ny.gov

Brooklyn Veteran Resource Center

25 Chapel St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

These organizations house some popular VSOs — like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and American Legion. The organizations listed above can also help connect you with other suitable VSOs in Brooklyn to help you receive and maximize your entitled benefits.

Can Medicare or Medicaid pay for assisted living in Brooklyn?

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for adults 65+. It doesn’t cover room and board costs of assisted living in Brooklyn. However, it can be used to cover medical costs associated with long-term care. Seniors can visit New York State’s consumer guide to community-based long term care to learn more about the city’s Medicare Savings Programs and the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program.

To access Medicare services in Brooklyn, you can contact your nearest Social Security Administration (SSA) office by using this Social Security Office Locator. Type in the ZIP code and click on “I Need Other Services” to find a local office.

Medicaid is federally and state-funded. New York Medicaid doesn’t cover room and board costs, but it can cover some assisted living expenses for seniors who apply and qualify for the New York Assisted Living Program (ALP). Your loved one does not need to be on Medicaid to qualify for this program, but recipients must require a nursing home level of care.

The Assisted Living Program covers long-term care in assisted living facilities. Covered care services include the following:

  • Adult day health care
  • Case management services for registered professional nurses
  • Emergency response services
  • Home health aides and services
  • Housekeeping
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Nursing and supervision
  • Personal care
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Room and board

To access Medicaid benefits in Brooklyn, seniors can reach out to the following offices:

Coney Island
1912 Mermaid Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone: 929-221-3790
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

East New York
404 Pine St.
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Phone: 929-221-8204
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kings County Hospital
441 Clarkson Ave., “T” Building, Nurses’ Residence, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Phone: 718-221-2300. Extension #2301.
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brooklyn South
785 Atlantic Ave., 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 929-221-3502
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: Some of these offices may be temporarily closed, so be sure to call before your visit. Some may offer online appointments.

 

Care and amenities in Brooklyn assisted living

Assisted living communities in Brooklyn are typically multistory properties offering views of the city. They’re spread out throughout the borough — some overlook the stunning bay while others are situated in lively neighborhoods. Many of them offer luxurious services and amenities to enhance the quality of life for seniors as they embark on this new chapter in their lives.

Brooklyn boasts many distinct neighborhoods and it offers a unique charm with brownstone-lined streets. It exudes a more laid-back environment than Manhattan’s high-end vibe, but it’s still comes across as more luxurious than the Bronx. Brooklyn is one of NYC’s boroughs that offers the best access to beaches and waterfront activities. Residents immensely admire the unique entertainment provided at Coney Island. Explore the historic boardwalk filled with shops and restaurants, or enjoy the fun rides, museum, and aquarium.

Here’s a breakdown of care options available at our partner assisted living communities in Brooklyn:[02]

  • 25% of assisted living communities only offer assisted living.
  • 75% of assisted living communities offer independent living and/or memory care.

When compared to NYC’s other boroughs, Brooklyn has the most assisted living options and the most communities offering all three care options — independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Common on-site amenities and services offered at our partner Brooklyn assisted living facilities include:[02]

  • Concierge services
  • Art centers and/or game rooms
  • Libraries and/or business centers
  • Fitness centers
  • Cafes and/or pubs
  • Salons, barbershops, and spas
  • Common living spaces
  • Gardens and/or courtyards

Some communities offer a wellness or lifestyle program filled with activities designed to nourish the mind, body, and soul. On-site activities offered at our partner assisted living communities in Brooklyn typically include:[02]

  • Group games
  • Fitness classes
  • Art classes
  • Lifelong learning lectures or classes
  • Interest clubs
  • Group outings
  • Devotional services

 

Assisted living laws and regulations in Brooklyn

In Brooklyn and New York City, assisted living facilities are regulated by the New York State Department of Health as adult care facilities that provide housing to five or more adults at a time. The department’s Adult Care Facilities division performs inspections on a yearly basis to help ensure quality and resident safety. You can access inspection reports using this adult care facilities search.

Inspection reports include details on the following:[04]

  • Inspection dates
  • Violations found
  • Status of corrections for any violations
  • Any enforcement actions taken against the facility

In New York, assisted living facilities must provide the following to residents:[04]

  • Housing
  • Daily meals and snacks
  • 24-hour on-site monitoring
  • Personal care and/or home care services
  • Case management services
  • Individualized care plans

 

Senior-friendly activities in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is known for its rich culture and exquisite entertainment. Therefore, seniors have tons to do. Some of our assisted living facilities take seniors on outings to Brooklyn’s most famous attractions. Seniors are also free to explore Brooklyn on their own or with visiting loved ones. Here are some senior-favored attractions in Brooklyn:

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This spectacular 52-acre garden allows seniors to immerse themselves in nature for a day. View a variety of unique gardens including a Japanese garden, rock garden, herb garden, fragrance garden, and much more, the garden is also accessible to individuals with disabilities. It offers guided tours and wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis. Plus, seniors are offered a discounted rate.
  • Brooklyn Museum. As one of the largest, most stunning museums in New York City, this museum displays over 500,000 artworks in a variety of mediums. From contemporary art and American art to indigenous artworks and photography, visitors get to have a truly unique experience every time they visit. It’s also accessible for seniors with disabilities. The museum offers a senior discount, wheelchairs for free, ASL tours for those with hearing impairments, and verbal description tours for those with visual impairments.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park. This stunning 85-acre park overlooks the famous Brooklyn Bridge and offers incredible views of NYC. Seniors have access to a variety of activities at the park. Seniors can relax by participating in calming activities like birdwatching, fishing, or picnicking. Seniors more on the active side can stroll the walking paths, kayak, or play some pickleball. Visitors can also grab a bite at one of the waterfront cafes or restaurants. The park is also easily accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). BAM is a multi-arts center offering all types of performances. Seniors can enjoy theater, dance, music, opera, film, and so much more. It’s over 150 years old and has become a prime spot for the performing arts in Brooklyn. BAM even goes above and beyond for seniors by offering senior-specific, accessible events.

Health care for seniors in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is home to several medical centers to meet the health care needs of its aging population. Here’s a brief overview of the borough’s top-rated hospitals:[05]

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. This hospital is ranked No. 9 in New York and is nationally ranked in five specialties — cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, neurology, urology, and geriatrics.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County. This hospital houses a world-renowned Level 1 trauma center. It’s high-performing for diabetes care, heart failure treatment, stroke care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care.
  • University Hospital at Downstate. This hospital is high ranking in four specialties — heart failure treatment, diabetes care, stroke care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care.

Transportation for seniors in Brooklyn

Many Brooklyn residents don’t own a car due to ample public transportation. Most of our assisted living partners in Brooklyn make it easy for seniors to get around by offering their own transportation services on-site. In fact, about 88% of our assisted living partners offer complimentary or at-cost transportation services.[02]

Active seniors or those traveling with loved ones can also utilize the city’s subways, buses, and more. To receive a discount on NYC transportation, seniors must be 65 years of age or older. Seniors can show their Medicare card or call 3-1-1 to obtain a Reduced Fare Metro Card from the New York City Department of Aging. To learn more about local senior transportation options in Brooklyn, visit the NYC311 website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Esplanade of Woodmere, Plattduetsche Home Society and The Belvedere are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Brooklyn, NY. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Brooklyn is 6767.63 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over (S0103) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  2. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  4. New York State Department of Health. (2023). NYS Health profiles: Adult care facilities by region/county.

  5. U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Hospitals in Brooklyn, NY.

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1.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over (S0103) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

2.

A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

3.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

4.

New York State Department of Health. (2023). NYS Health profiles: Adult care facilities by region/county.

5.

U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Hospitals in Brooklyn, NY.