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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Assisted Living facilities. Together, we’ll find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we’ll provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 Assisted Living facilities in NY and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.


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Senior housing types near Long Island, NY

  • Sylvie?s Cove

    Sylvie?s Cove

    1 Roseanne Court, Nesconset, NY 11767
    (2)
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    Almonor FTHA Almonor FTHA is a residential home located in Long Island, New York in Suffolk County. Caleb Smith State Park, Smith Landing Golf Course, and Blydenburgh County Park border our vibrant community. Long Island is a great place to live and visit. The neighborhoods are clean and residents...

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  • Fontaine Family Type Home

    Fontaine Family Type Home

    10 Ethan Lane, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
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    Licence # 700Q193 Adult Day Services, Residential care home Alzheimer's memory care. Fontaine Family type for adults is located in a warm street and safe residential setting in Suffolk County NY. Our home is certified by New York State office of Children and family Services, through its bureau of...

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  • Lake Shore Assisted Living Residence

    Lake Shore Assisted Living Residence

    211 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
    (35)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Lake Shore Assisted Living Community is located near beautiful Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. Fishermen and nature lovers know this area as the home of Long Island's largest lake and beautiful sunsets. Whether you love watching the sunset over a breathtaking landscaped scene, or you like reeling in that...

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  • Sunrise of Smithtown

    Sunrise of Smithtown

    30 Route 111, Smithtown, NY 11787
    (21)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    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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  • The Arbors at Islandia - East and West

    The Arbors at Islandia - East and West

    1515 Veteran's Memorial Hwy, Islandia, NY 11749
    (50)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The Arbors is among the finest choices a family can make in assisted living- providing a nurturing, supportive and active environment that fosters independence yet offers the assistance a resident needs. Recreation and social activities are created to enhance the body and stimulate the mind. A...

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  • Jens Family Type Home for Adults

    Jens Family Type Home for Adults

    7 Roosevelt Dr, Smithtown, NY 11787
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Kind , compassionate care provided in a private Family Type Home for Adults located in Smithtown, NY. We are a short drive to state parks, shopping, and public transportation. Our home is nestled into the side of a hill with a tree lined, scenic, private back yard. Jens Family Type Home for Adults...

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  • Atria South Setauket

    Atria South Setauket

    4089 Nesconset Highway, South Setauket, NY 11720
    (35)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    At Atria South Setauket, we take care of all the work while you socialize and try new activities. Relax on the patio, swim in our outdoor pool or take a cooking class with friends. Enjoy the hotel-like amenities in the convenient Long Island community you love, right near plenty of shopping and...

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  • Sunrise of East Setauket

    Sunrise of East Setauket

    1 Sunrise Drive, East Setauket, NY 11733
    (23)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    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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  • The Arbors at Hauppauge

    The Arbors at Hauppauge

    1740 Expressway Drive South, Hauppauge, NY 11788
    (51)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The Arbors Assisted Living community at Hauppauge is more than a retirement community or an apartment complex for active adults. The Arbors senior communities are places where our loved ones can enjoy life to the fullest. The Arbors Assisted Living offers a nurturing and caring adult living...

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  • The Arbors at Bohemia

    The Arbors at Bohemia

    1065 Smithtown Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716
    (32)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The Arbors Assisted Living community at Bohemia is more than a retirement community or an apartment complex for active adults. The Arbors senior communities are a place where our loved ones can enjoy life to the fullest. The Arbors Assisted Living offers a nurturing and caring adult living community...

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  • Sunrise of Holbrook

    Sunrise of Holbrook

    320 Patchogue-Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741
    (29)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    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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  • Birchwood Suites Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care

    Birchwood Suites Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care

    423 Clay Pitts Road, East Northport, NY 11731
    (55)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Birchwood Suites is a a fully enhanced assisted living community nestled on five acres of beautiful property in East Northport, NY. Our community offers a variety of luxury suites when life becomes too difficult or unsafe to live alone. Our Enhanced License, appointed by the New York State...

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  • Village Walk at Patchogue

    Village Walk at Patchogue

    131 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772
    (12)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The Perfect Way of Life Village Walk will allow older adults the opportunity to stay a part of the Village they love with the added security of all new, tailored, hospitality-based residential and health care choices—senior living to support engaged and active independence, and dedicated memory...

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  • Pleasantview Home for Adults

    70 Massachusetts Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706
    (4)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Pleasantview FTHA is dedicated to quality and family style living. We offer a home away from home-like atmosphere, with the utmost in security and personal care. We focus on providing a caring home where residents can live in a low stress environment, with dignity, comfort and the assurance that...

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  • Atria East Northport

    Atria East Northport

    10 Cheshire Place, East Northport, NY 11731
    (31)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    As one of the most trusted senior living providers on Long Island, Atria East Northport has served families like yours for more than 25 years. With a continued commitment to quality, they have just completed a full-scale renovation to enhance the beauty and functionality of the community — and...

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  • The Chelsea at Brookhaven (Opening Winter 2020)

    The Chelsea at Brookhaven (Opening Winter 2020)

    Welcome Center: 1 Meadows Ln, Yaphank, NY 11980
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR COMPLETION IN 2020 Located in Yaphank, Long Island, New York, The Chelsea At Brookhaven offers personalized Assisted Living in studio and one-bedroom apartments. Our Country Cottage provides a safe, pleasant, and supportive environment for residents with Alzheimer’s and other...

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  • Atria Bay Shore

    Atria Bay Shore

    53 Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
    (23)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    At Atria Bay Shore, you'll find a comfortable, secure environment with a variety of events and activities to choose from. Whether it's seeing live entertainment, staying fit with our daily exercise classes, or taking a trip to nearby points of interest, there's something for everyone at Atria Bay...

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  • Sunrise of Dix Hills

    Sunrise of Dix Hills

    337 Deer Park Avenue, Dix Hills, NY 11746
    (19)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    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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  • Sunrise of Huntington (Opening Early 2020)

    Sunrise of Huntington (Opening Early 2020)

    300 West Hills Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746
    (2)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Located in the beautiful neighborhood of Huntington Station and within easy reach of New York City, Sunrise of Huntington provides the very best in personalized care and services—including assisted living and memory care—to seniors in elegant surroundings. Our community is conveniently situated near...

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  • Atria Huntington

    Atria Huntington

    165 Beverly Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
    (32)
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    Set on 14 acres, Atria Huntington is surrounded by a serene walking path in beautiful, residential Huntington Station. Our community is located south of Jericho Turnpike, and borders on Dix Hills. Lounge by our fireplace in the winter months or relax on the patio on a warm summer day. Enjoy a...

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  • Sunrise of West Babylon

    Sunrise of West Babylon

    580 Montauk Highway, West Babylon, NY 11704
    (33)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    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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  • Orchard Estate of Woodbury

    Orchard Estate of Woodbury

    900 Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY 11797
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Choosing a living experience for yourself or a loved one is a very big decision. It is important to choose a community that offers the perfect balance of lifestyle and personal care. At Orchard Estate, you can reconnect with your passions and explore new opportunities every day. Benchmark Senior...

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  • Sunrise of Plainview

    Sunrise of Plainview

    1231 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
    (24)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    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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  • Somerset Gardens

    Somerset Gardens

    150 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, NY 11803
    (38)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Somerset Gardens Senior Living of Plainview, conveniently located off the Long Island Expressway, offers personalized assisted living in a warm and caring environment supervised 24 hours a day. Our elegant apartments and dedicated staff ensure that each resident enjoys the comforts of home....

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  • Atria Plainview

    Atria Plainview

    12 Washington Avenue, Plainview, NY 11803
    (14)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    At Atria Plainview, you'll experience an independent lifestyle with the comfort of exceptional care that's there when you need it. Enjoy a social calendar chock-full of cultural, educational and spiritual activities that connect you with fellow residents and your local community. Indulge in our...

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  • Angels by the Bay

    Angels by the Bay

    8 Beach Road Center, Moriches, NY 11934
    (1)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Our vision is Care, Love, Dignity, Compassion, and Fun. This fuels our mission to provide a meaningful and nurturing home-like environment to our residents, with discrete help and medication management, as well as a choice of activities, and other services as needed. Our priorities are the loving...

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  • Christian Fellowship House

    Christian Fellowship House

    369 Split Rock Road, Syosset, NY 11791
    (30)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

        Gold Coast Mansion on 12 acres of rolling hills & country scenes of grazing horses. With 44 residents, we're small enough to give exceptional care in a 'Bed & Breakfast ' setting, at affordable prices. We are a Full Service facility.  No hidden costs.

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  • Oyster Bay Manor

    Oyster Bay Manor

    150 South Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
    (24)
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    SPEND YOUR GOLDEN YEARS ON THE GOLD COAST OF LONG ISLAND Oyster Bay Manor is a homey, warm, and inviting small community nestled in the quaint town of Oyster Bay surrounded by fabulous restaurants, beaches, parks, shops, and historic places of interest. As part of the community residents participate...

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  • Maplewood at Southport NOW OPEN

    Maplewood at Southport NOW OPEN

    917 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport, CT 06890
    (2)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Leasing Gallery Now Open. Visit us at 1720 Post Road (next to Starbucks), Fairfield. Now accepting reservations. Maplewood at Southport is a luxury senior living community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. The community is situated on 27-acres of beautifully landscaped...

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  • Sturges Ridge of Fairfield

    Sturges Ridge of Fairfield

    448 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    A first in Fairfield, Sturges Ridge is proud to bring senior living experiences to the neighborhood. Enjoy the company of good friends, take in the beautiful surroundings, pursue your passions, and explore opportunities to inspire you and further enrich your life. Benchmark Senior Living at Sturges...

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  • Village Green (Opening Spring 2020)

    Village Green (Opening Spring 2020)

    100 Schoolhouse Rd, Levittown, NY 11756
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Village Green is an intimate community located in the Hamlet of Levittown. Providing a supportive senior living option to those residents that are independent and those that are in need of some kind of assistance. There will be 57 Assisted Living and 46 Memory Care residents. Memory Care consists...

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  • Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

    Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

    73 Strawberry Hill Avenue, East Norwalk, CT 06855
    (20)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Maplewood at Strawberry Hill is the sparkling new assisted living and memory care community conveniently located in a friendly neighborhood close to the Norwalk-Westport line, just minutes to major highways and trains. We are part of an innovative, locally based company and not part of a large...

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  • The Arbors at Westbury

    The Arbors at Westbury

    45 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753
    (40)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The Arbors Assisted Living community at Westbury creates a nurturing, supportive and active environment for active senior living. The Arbors adult communities are more than a retirement community or an apartment complex for active adults. The Arbors senior communities are a place where living life...

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  • Rosewood on the Sound

    Rosewood on the Sound

    59 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
    (23)
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    Spend your Golden Years on the Gold Coast of Long Island 30 feet above the Long Island Sound. Enjoy your three gourmet meals every day while enjoying the stunning scenery of the northern coast of Long Island. Rosewood on the Sound is a warm and inviting community located in the quaint town of...

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  • Maplewood at Darien

    Maplewood at Darien

    599 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
    (10)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Maplewood at Darien is an assisted living and memory care residents for the most discerning seniors. Exquisite interior desgin, an enthusiastic and experienced staff of associates, engaging social and cultural enrichments opportunities, and expertly prepared meals featuring farm-fresh ingredients...

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  • Atria Darien

    Atria Darien

    50 Ledge Road, Darien, CT 06820
    (2)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    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 Villa at Westhampton

    The Villa at Westhampton

    68 Old Country Road, Westhampton, NY 11977
    (3)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The Villa at Westhampton is an exclusive assisted living community nestled along 18 lush acres of sprawling lawns, spectacular gardens, walking paths and picturesque views. Moments away from the majestic Hamptons beaches and Westhampton Performing Arts Center, truly a port of call to an exciting...

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  • The Watermark at 3030 Park, a CCRC

    The Watermark at 3030 Park, a CCRC

    3030 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    (9)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why we created a community filled with choice. Great restaurants, brain and body fitness courses, a Health Care Center with assisted living,...

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  • Sunrise of Fairfield (Now Open)

    Sunrise of Fairfield (Now Open)

    1571 Stratfield Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Nestled in a residential neighborhood of charming Fairfield County, Connecticut, Sunrise of Fairfield provides the very best in personalized care and services—including assisted living and memory care—to seniors in elegant surroundings. Our ideal location just 50 miles from New York is easily...

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  • Sunrise of East Meadow

    Sunrise of East Meadow

    1555 Glen Curtis Boulevard, East Meadow, NY 11554
    (45)
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    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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  • Sophia's Care Services

    131 Avenue C, Holbrook, NY 11741
    (6)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Sophia's Care Services is a residential care home that is located in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York in Suffolk County. Our community overlooks the magnificent Lake Ronkonkoma. The scene of the two-mile freshwater lake from our residence is out of this world. Living or visiting Lake Ronkonkoma is a must...

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  • Family Home for Adults

    31 Ridge Road, Coram, NY 11727
    (2)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Family Home for Adults is a senior care home located in the charming hamlet of Coram, NY in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County. Located 50 miles from Manhattan, Brookhaven has a shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean and the Long Island Sound. There's lots to do in town with a newly upgraded nature...

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  • Fairlawn Adult Home

    301 8th Ave, East Northport, NY 11731
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Fairlawn Adult Home has been owned and operated by the Spielman family for over 30 years. We go the extra mile to assure your utmost comfort. The family like setting helps your loved one feel 'at home'.

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  • Maryville Enhanced Assisted Living Residence

    70 Greenlawn Road, Huntington, NY 11743
    (18)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    In the hub of central Long Island, beautiful and peaceful residential areas surround a thriving business community. Here, in this convenient, accessible and attractive location, lies Maryville, a family-owned and operated adult home where quality of care has been the tradition for decades. It is...

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  • Home with a Hope

    50 State Street, West Babylon, NY 11704
    (2)
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    Lucias Home is a residential care home located in the tranquil town of Babylon, in Suffolk County, New York. Our diverse town has a rich heritage and serene atmosphere, great for seniors looking to relax and spend some quality time with friends and family members. We encourage our residents to...

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  • Manorhaven Adult Home

    222 Columbia St, Huntington Station, NY 11746
    (1)
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    Manor Haven Adult Home is a 32 resident facility. A very high level of care is provided. Residents are encouraged to join adult day care facilities. Residents are able to take advantage of transportation in the area.

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  • One-on-One Home Care

    31 Gables Road, Hicksville, NY 11801
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Welcome to Family Type Home for Senior Adults .  My name is Camille.  I have been doing Elder Care for the last 24 Years.  I have noticed the need for this type of environment for Senior people who want the care they need, but would rather go into a family type situation and not into...

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  • Whisper Woods of Smithtown

    Whisper Woods of Smithtown

    71 St. Johnland Rd, Smithtown, NY 11787
    (4)
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  • Braemar Living at Medford

    Braemar Living at Medford

    1529 N Ocean Ave, Medford, NY 11763
    (1)
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  • The Residence at Selleck's Woods

    The Residence at Selleck's Woods

    1 Parklands Drive, Darien, CT 06820
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Assisted Living in Long Island, NY

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living for seniors offers supportive housing options for adults who can live independently for the most part but requires some assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). In general, assisted living communities provide basic medical monitoring as well as offer structured daily activities and supportive care.

What Services Are Available?

Assisted living facilities vary widely in the amenities offered and each state has different licensing and regulation requirements for providers. A Place for Mom can help you decide what care services are essential for your loved one as well as what type of physical setting, groups, and activities might be beneficial and well-suited to your family member’s needs. Some of the general services provided by assisted living communities include:

  • Daily meals
  • Help with bathing, dressing and other ADLs
  • Access to medical services
  • Basic housekeeping and laundry services
  • 24-hour supervision and security
  • Health and exercise groups
  • Social enrichment programs
  • Transportation

What Are the Signs It's Time for Assisted Living?

If you have concerns about your loved one living alone or being cared for by an elder spouse who also needs assistance, it is probably time to begin the process of looking into assisted living options. Because it is such a difficult and often overwhelming decision, many families tend to delay. If you are here looking, most likely you already know that your loved one needs help. Behavioral concerns, safety issues and caregiver stress are all warning signs to be heeded.

Family members often assess an older person’s level of functioning based on how well they are able to manage activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). Difficulty managing these basic tasks usually indicates problems with physical and/or cognitive health and is a key sign that it is time to consider assisted living for your loved one’s continued safety and daily care.

What Are ADLs and IADLs?

Activities of daily living (ADLs) are the basic tasks of self-care that we generally learn as children. Basic ADLs refer to these six essential skills necessary to managing daily physical needs:

  1. Continence: Has complete control of bowels and bladder
  2. Toileting: Can get on and off the toilet and clean oneself independently
  3. Bathing and showering: Is able to bath self completely or requires assistance with only one area of the body
  4. Dressing: Can select and independently put on appropriate clothes and outerwear
  5. Functional mobility: Is able to walk or transfer from one place to another, specifically in and out of a chair or bed
  6. Self-feeding: Can move food from plate to mouth and has the ability to chew and swallow

Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are the self-care tasks we usually learn as teenagers. IADLs require more complex organizational and thinking skills and management of these tasks is generally required for independent living. Examples of IADLs include:

  • Managing medications: Is able to obtain medications and take them as directed
  • Managing communication: Can independently communicate via telephone and mail
  • Managing finances: Is able to pay bills and manage financial assets
  • Shopping and meal preparation: Can do everything required to get a meal on the table as well as shop for clothing and other items required for daily life
  • Managing transportation: Is able to drive or otherwise organize alternate means of transportation
  • Housecleaning and home maintenance: Can clean kitchen after meals, keep one’s living space reasonably clean and tidy, and manage basic home maintenance tasks.

How Do I Find Assisted Living Communities?

As North America’s largest senior living referral service, A Place for Mom has all the resources you need to find assisted living facilities throughout the country. Most families try to choose a senior living community either in the area their loved one currently resides or near other family members. Once you decide on a geographical location, you can browse through our extensive list of facilities by city and state to gather detailed information on the various assisted living options available in the area.

Choosing the Right Facility for Your Loved One

Once you have chosen a location, finding the right assisted living placement for your loved one is the next step. At A Place for Mom, we understand how difficult and overwhelming this selection process can be. Our team of local Senior Living Advisors can help you choose the right option based on your loved one’s needs, care requirements, budget and type of setting that is right for them. Our service is free to you and will provide you with a handpicked list of assisted living facilities in your chosen locale. We will help you schedule facility tours, offer consumer reviews of the communities on your list, even help with move-in services. If you would like help and support with any aspect of the selection process, simply contact one of our Senior Living Advisors for your free consultation.

Paying for Senior Care

At a Place for Mom, one of the most frequently asked questions is how to finance assisted living for a loved one. Some families have the option of using savings or funds from the sale of a home. Short term bridge loans borrowing on equity of an existing home may be used to move in to assisted living before the house is sold if time is of the essence. In addition, reverse mortgages offer seniors the option of loans that convert home equity into cash with no monthly mortgage payments.

If your loved one or their spouse is a veteran over age 65, a program called Veterans Aid and Attendance may be available. Medicaid covers many costs of senior care and starting the application process as soon as possible is advised. For more information on how to finance senior care, feel free to contact one of our Senior Living Advisors. We work with families like yours every day to help find solutions to financial issues related to paying for senior care.

What to Look For When Touring Assisted Living Facilities

Once you have narrowed down your list of possible assisted living communities for your loved one, it is important to tour the various facilities. Touring sites can be a very emotional process for all involved. It is wise to make a list of things to observe and questions to ask so that you can remain focused and get the best information possible. The following is a basic list of tips for touring assisted living communities:

  1. Pay attention to your first impression: How are you greeted? Is the staff friendly? Do residents seem happy and engaged? Are you seeing everything or being shown only parts of the facility? Do you feel at ease? What is the general mood of the facility?
  2. Cleanliness: Is the facility clean and well-tended? Are you able to tour resident rooms? Are they clean and well-lit? Ask about frequency of housekeeping and laundry services and check for safety features in living spaces.
  3. Ask about security and medical emergency protocols: Is there necessary security and an appropriate staff-to-resident ratio for your loved one? What will happen if there is a medical emergency and how will you be notified? Is the entrance locked or have an attendant during all shifts?
  4. Stay for a meal: Make sure that if your family member has special dietary needs that they can be accommodated. What is the menu like and how is the quality of the food? What is the atmosphere in the dining area? Are residents social and engaged at a level comparable to your loved one?
  5. Observe a group or social event: It is very important that your loved one be at a similar social functioning level to at least some of the other residents. Are the other residents a good fit for your family member? Are the groups and events relevant and appropriate to your loved one’s care needs?
  6. Investigate the grounds and outdoor areas: Are they clean, well-maintained and accessible to residents? Are there adequate options for outdoor activities and exercise? Is the area secure and safe for your loved one?
  7. Pay attention to red flags: While the need to place your loved one may be urgent, it is important to make sure you don’t rush into a decision and ignore any warning signs you may register. Write down your impressions and don’t immediately dismiss any signs that this particular facility may not be a good fit. Listen to your intuition and compare notes once you have seen a few sites.

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Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in New York

All adult care facilities in the state of New York are licensed and inspected every 12-18 months and the results of these inspections can be found on the New York government health website. Additional information on local regulations and resources for assisted living is contained in the New York Consumer Information Guide.

For support with any aspect of finding and transitioning your loved one to an assisted living community near Long Island, feel free to contact us. We know that finding the right fit for your loved one is of paramount importance for their well-being and your peace of mind and A Place for Mom is here to help.


Senior Services in Long Island, NY

Elder Law Attorneys

Atlas Law Group

The Atlas Law Group is a law firm devoted to assisting seniors and their families through life’s challenges by providing compassionate and hands-on legal advice. Whether you need help navigating the Medicaid system, planning your estate, or finding a facility for a loved one, our caring legal team is here to guide you, every step of the way. With over 25 years of experience and a Certified Elder Law Attorney at the helm, there is a reason why the Atlas Law Group is the trusted source for Elder Law and Estate Planning in the Long Island/New York City metropolitan regions.

Feldman, Kramer & Monaco

Our firm can assist you with a variety of elder law services including, estate planning, wills, probate matters as well as help with Medicare/Medicaid, social security and long term insurance issues.

Tully Law, PC

Our experienced elder law attorneys can assist with estate planning, Medicaid benefit planning and other elder law and elder care issues.

Financial Advisors

AXA Advisors Long Island Branch

Our professional advisors can help you set up a retirement plan to ensure that you can keep your standard of living throughout your retirement years.

Heritage Financial Advisory Group

We can help you develop a financial strategy that will allow you to have a steady flow of income as well as helping you to understand how to best plan for and use social security benefits.

Karp Loshak Long Term Care Insurance Solutions

Long term care insurance can be a crucial part of retirement planning, we can advise you on what types of plans are available and assist you in picking the one that is best for your unique situation.

Health, Medical & Safety

Hampton Homecare Medical Supply

We have provided home medical equipment for the greater New York City area since 1984. We offer supplies to help with daily tasks, mobility and oxygen needs.

Long Island Audiology

We provide comprehensive hearing evaluations as well as specialized testing for certain conditions. We can assist with hearing aid selection, fitting and repair services. We also provide assistive listening devices for classrooms and commercial uses as well as amplified clocks, alarms and phones for home use.

Long Island Foot and Ankle Group

Long Island Foot and Ankle Group is a full service podiatry office offering services ranging from injury treatment to diabetic care to treatment of infections and other common foot issues. Real Estate Services

Daniel Gale/Sotheby’s - Hope Hassuni (SRES)

We have been providing outstanding real estate services to Long Island residents since 1922. I can help first time home buyers as well as those who are looking to sell.

Coach Realtors - Dorothy Matinale (SRES)

As a long time realtor I believe in listening to my clients so that I can help them find the home of their dreams or assist them in getting the best price for the home they are selling.

The Keit Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark

I have over 30 years experience in helping seniors sell their long time family homes and helping them find a new home which will meet their needs now and in the future.

Senior Moving

A Nu Start NY

We are a complete move management service and can help with everything from planning to organizing to packing to setting up your new home.

Island Transitions

Long Island Transitions can assist you in moving to a senior living community by sorting current belongings, assist in downsize, coordinating the move and unpacking in your new home.

The Moving Doctor

We do more than just move your belongings - we can help downsize by setting up sales and donations, packing and unpack your belongings as well as cleaning out your old home.

Senior Services

Anytime Errands

Anytime Errands can help seniors with errands such as grocery shopping, prescription pick up/drop off and other general errands.

In Good Hands Medicaid Consulting

In Good Hands Medicaid Consulting can assist with all types of Medicaid questions, including Medicaid recertifications, in home consultations, filling out paperwork and more.

Sisters in Charge Estate Sales

Sisters in Charge is a full service estate sale company, we provide free consultations, set up, pricing, advertising and signage for your sale and cleaning up the home after the sale.