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Manhattan is synonymous with New York City itself for many visitors. It’s home to iconic landmarks, including Central Park, Wall Street, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, the Empire State Building, Lincoln Center, and the headquarters of the United Nations. Even so, Manhattan is New York City’s smallest borough, spanning around 23 square miles.

Seniors who choose to reside in a Manhattan assisted living facility have the world at their fingertips. These assisted living facilities are some of the most upscale and expensive in the nation, and are perfect for seniors who expect the best. According to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data, assisted living in Manhattan costs $12,100 a month on average.

Assisted living facilities in Manhattan offer seniors the chance to age gracefully while enjoying the best-in-class lifestyle touches, such as daily fine dining, 24-hour supervision and personal care, medical coordination, and access to New York City’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

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I have only been to East 56 once to visit, everyone I met was very friendly. My brother feels cared for and I am grateful for that.
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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9.4
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128 reviews
9.4
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128 reviews
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My mother is 99 years old and has been at Atria West 86 for approximately 2 months now. She says it has been a godsend and that the staff is wonderful and takes excellent care of her. She loves the food...
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.
Introducing The Apsley by Sunrise: a new standard of senior living on the Upper West Side. Offering best-in-class assisted living and memory care, this 19-story community is a place where your next chapter can exceed your expectations. Discover an extraordinary senior living journey deeply...
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Our overall experience at the coterie I would rate a 5 - it's staff and directors go out of there way to make sure family members are comfortable while visiting. Cleanliness - spotless...
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.
Coterie Hudson YardsDiscover a new vision of luxury senior living, now brought to life at Coterie Hudson Yards.Built from the ground up, with modern interiors by March and White Design, Coterie is thoughtfully crafted for older adults who seek a lifestyle of abundant style, wellness, and social...
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I can't day enough good things about the Atria Forest Hills facility and it's wonderful staff. My mom unfortunately has memory issues that have gotten worse over time and a number of years living alone...
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.
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 Atria in Kew Gardens is a fantastic assisting living. The food is great. The whole place is beautiful maintained. The staff is very helpful and patient. The room has walk in closet with a nice layout. I...
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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There is always things that could be done to improve the individuals participation and improve the quality of the resident's life but they do try to meet individual needs.
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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My sister was there for a respite stay following surgery. I found the staff to be professional, competent and courteous in all their dealings with me on behalf of my sister (the client), often going above...
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.
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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30 reviews
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Problem is they've gone downhill a bit over the year with new management, so done decline on cleanliness, Food, Activities since we joined. They accept Medicaid which was huge for us. It's the first thing...
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.
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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The facility management is very flexible about money as well as about special situations. For example, we had to move my aunt into the memory care unit, but management came up with the idea of allowing her...
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.
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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8.0
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8.0
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The housekeeping staff is very approachable...when we requested different curtains we got the curtains that worked well for the room. When we asked about extra physical therapy when insurance would no longer...
Provides: Assisted 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.
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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Staff is wonderful. Right after she moved in, they started a major renovation that we were not made aware of prior to it starting. Had we known, it could have effected our decision, but everything worked out...
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.
Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck offers the perfect mix of peaceful senior living and big city excitement with Manhattan just across the river.An extensive interior renovation was completed in 2023 in both our independent living and assisted living communities. With these exciting changes,...
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My loved one is a resident at Atria Riverdale and most everything has been great for her at this facility so far. The staff are very kind and attentive. Communication with the family is usually very good....
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.
Conveniently located just minutes from the City, Westchester and New Jersey, Atria Riverdale has been the Bronx's senior living community of choice for more than 15 years. With a continued commitment to quality, they have just completed a $14 million renovation to enhance the beauty and...
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I think Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers is very good. The staff is very helpful. The move in process was seamless. The meals are good. I would recommend Five Star Premier Residences to others.
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.
Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers is a full-service senior living community featuring stand-alone independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Located in the city of seven hills in a charming neighborhood with lush green spaces, the community is nestled near the historic district...
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The head RN and staff are all wonderful. Hope below will tell you how families love Sutton. Sutton started out as assisted living not full care. But the original families that were there were all very...
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 Sutton Gardens Senior Living, we place great emphasis on Personal Care. Our unique home--like environment allows us to give more attention to each resident. We are like one big family. Our Mission is to preserve dignity and well--being,by providing quality care and enjoyment in a warm and...
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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.
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....
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Hudson Hills provides comprehensive services for patients, and they have shown great flexibility and understanding. They try their best to do a very hard job. They have not always been as communicative as...
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.
Hudson Hills Senior Living invites residents to a home of endless possibilities, growth and comfort. Residents choose from spacious studio, one and two bedroom apartments and live a maintenance-free lifestyle. All daily amenities are included in this North Bergen, New Jersey Independent Living...
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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...
Provides: Assisted 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.
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I would recommend this community. I think this community is beautiful, clean, well maintained. The food is ok, and they have changed Chefs since my loved one has been there. If you have to live in a...
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.
The Bristal at Englewood has just the right fit for your senior living needs, equipped with a team of experts committed to providing luxury, dedication, and quality of care. This picturesque community in Bergen County features a beautiful outdoor terrace, putting green, fitness center, cinema,...
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It was hard to find a place for my mom. I must say this had to be the best choice. Everyone is so helpful. The staff has been great. The place is always clean. They treat everyone with respect. My mom is so...
Provides: Assisted 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.
BronxwoodBronxwood Assisted Living is a non-profit assisted living community that has proudly served the Bronx, New York community for over 40 years. New York City’s northern most borough, the Bronx is a diverse location offering many attractions, such as the Bronx Zoo and Pelham Bay Park. Access...
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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.
Amber Court Assisted Living is a family-owned and operated community founded in 1968 by Alfred and Judith Schonberger. With over 50 years of experience, our commitment to bringing outstanding care to the elderly has grown the Amber Court family to six locations in the New York and New Jersey...
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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.
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I want give my gratitude to those who have worked tirelessly during this holiday and essentially have compromised their own health every day while finding ways to cope without jeopardizing those patients...
Provides: Assisted 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.
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My mother in law was only there for 2 weeks, before she passed away. The La Paula Manor facility was a bit run down, however they made up for it in every way. They were great people and they were very caring...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
La Paula Manor is a 12 bedroom home located in a nice residential neighborhood. Alzheimer's care is our specialty and with one person per room we are able to give our full attention to each resident.
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How we rank order the Manhattan community options above

We developed a proprietary recommendation system that orders Manhattan community options based on factors we know are important to seniors and their families:

  • Proximity to your search location
  • Availability of recent, high-quality reviews
  • The amount of detailed community information available

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14,000+ communities

We collect proprietary data from our network of 14,000+ senior living communities in the U.S., with regular refreshes of data and information

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Cost of assisted living in Manhattan

Assisted living in Manhattan costs $12,100 a month on average, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data from 2022-2023.[01] Manhattan has historically been the most expensive borough in New York City, and this is certainly true for assisted living facilities.

Assisted living in Manhattan is about twice as expensive as it is in other boroughs. It’s also about three times as expensive as the national average. Here’s a look at the average monthly cost of assisted living in each borough:

  • $12,100 in Manhattan
  • $6,900 in the Bronx
  • $6,700 in Staten Island
  • $6,300 in Queens
  • $4,400 in Brooklyn

What’s included in the monthly rent?

While every facility is different, all of Manhattan’s assisted living facilities offer the following services as part of the monthly rent:[01]

  • Assistance with grooming, bathing, and mobility
  • Security features, such as alarm bracelets
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Daily fine dining, drinks, and snacks
  • Access to community areas, such as gyms, art studios, and libraries
  • Regular on- and off-site activities

Some amenities, such as transportation or pet care, may cost an additional fee.

How to pay for assisted living in Manhattan

Seniors living in Manhattan and their families typically pay for assisted living with more than one source of income. Retirement savings accounts, investment returns, pensions, and Social Security benefits are common methods. Some seniors can use public funding assistance, such as veterans benefits or Medicare to cover assisted living costs.

If you’d like a more detailed review of these payment options, click the payment tab on our Assisted Living in NYC page or review A Place for Mom’s guide to paying for long-term care.

You can learn about payment methods and more in the following articles:

Selling a home

Taking out a reverse mortgage

Borrowing from a life insurance policy

Using funds from a health savings account (HSA)

Using long-term care insurance

Using veterans benefits to pay for assisted living in Manhattan

Most veterans are eligible for some compensation depending on their age, health, and other factors related to their service. Consider speaking with a veterans benefits counselor to determine which benefits you or your loved one may be eligible for. One benefit to ask about is the Aid and Attendance benefit, which can be applied directly to assisted living costs.

Approximately 23,443 veterans live in Manhattan and make up around 2% of the population. About 50% of Manhattan’s veterans are over 65.[02] Both Manhattan and New York City municipal governments support local veterans through programs, such as VA-vetted veterans service organizations (VSOs). You can find more information about veterans services in New York City on A Place for Mom’s NYC Assisted Living page.

These New York veterans resources can connect you to veterans benefits counselors:

Medicaid and Medicare

Neither Medicare nor Medicaid will cover the full cost of assisted living in Manhattan. Both are health insurance programs, which may cover some health care costs for seniors living in assisted living communities.

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for individuals over 65 years of age. As a health insurance program, it doesn’t cover rent, meals, or the cost of nonmedical care in an assisted living community. Medicare covers short-term and medically necessary health care costs, such as emergency procedures.

The following Medicare resources can offer help or answer questions:

  • New York’s Consumer Guide to Community-Based Long Term Care. Use this guide to learn more about which parts of your long-term care that Medicare can and can’t cover.
  • NYC Medicare Savings Programs. These programs cover Medicare premiums for low-income individuals. There are two benefit levels and each has a different income eligibility limit.
  • Social Security Office Locator. Search by ZIP code or select “I Need Other Services” to find the closest office to you. Using their online services, you can apply for most types of benefits, estimate your future benefits, review your application status, and much more.

Medicaid is a state-run health insurance program for low-income individuals. In general, Medicaid doesn’t cover rent or meals in any assisted living facility. However, New York Medicaid may cover other assisted living costs, such as adult day health care, personal care, physical and occupational therapies, and housekeeping through the Assisted Living Program (ALP). You don’t need to be enrolled in Medicaid to qualify for this program. However, you must require a nursing home level of care, which is determined by a physician and a representative for ALP.

The following Medicaid resources can provide guidance to families and seniors:

  • New York State Medicaid. This government website has general information about New York Medicaid coverage and eligibility. Their office can connect you with your local Department of Social Services and can help you apply for Medicaid.
  • Assisted Living Program (ALP). This page explains what is and isn’t covered by the ALP. It also highlights eligibility requirements and how to find services in the program.
  • Chinatown Medicaid Office. This is the first of two Medicaid offices located in Manhattan. Here, you can find application assistance and answers to your general Medicaid questions. Visit the office at 115 Chrystie St., on the Fifth Floor, or call 212-334-6114 for Medicaid enrollment assistance.
  • Dyckman Community Medicaid Office. This is the second Medicaid office located in Manhattan. Visit the office at 4055 10th Ave., on the lower level, or call 929-221-3244 for help related to Medicaid enrollment.

Manhattan assisted living is upscale and expensive

Living in one of A Place for Mom’s partner assisted living facilities in Manhattan feels like living in an upscale Manhattan hotel with additional, senior-specific services. Manhattan’s assisted living facilities are the most luxurious and expensive in the nation. With a price tag that’s about triple the national average at approximately $12,100 a month, these assisted living facilities deliver exceptional service.[01] All of these facilities are based within the boundaries of Manhattan, and are located within the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and Hudson Yards.

What can assisted living do for me?

Assisted living facilities offer nonmedical help, such as mobility assistance, medication management, medical management, and round-the-clock supervision. A Place for Mom’s partner assisted living communities in Manhattan take things to the next level by offering a deluxe lifestyle. Fine dining is prepared by professional chefs in formal dining rooms, although seniors can request in-room meal service at any time. On-staff activity coordinators plan daily events, such as painting classes, language courses, and exercise routines. Spas, salons, and barbershops provide seniors with regular pampering and relaxation. The staff members at these facilities are highly responsive, trained, and professional.

Memory care and skilled nursing care in Manhattan’s assisted living

All of A Place for Mom’s partner assisted living facilities in Manhattan offer at least one additional service, such as memory care or skilled nursing care. Nurses and physicians regularly offer appointments at the facilities. Each facility also employs on-site nurses to assist with non-emergent medical needs. Plus, the rooms and common areas in each facility are equipped with emergency response systems to promote safety.

Manhattan’s facilities are world-class

Manhattan is New York City’s densest borough, and its assisted living facilities are all housed within high-rises as a result. The buildings were either built or have been highly renovated since 2015. At least two were designed by world-famous architects, and the majority of communities showcase massive windows, expansive living areas, beautifully decorated interiors, and outdoor spaces. Many of these facilities take advantage of being in the artistic heartbeat of New York City and have fine art rotating throughout the facility.

Assisted living laws and regulations in Manhattan

All assisted living facilities in Manhattan provide the very best nonmedical care. The New York State Department of Health regulates and licenses assisted living facilities to maintain high ethics and safety standards. The department conducts annual unannounced inspections, and all results are publicly reported on the Adult Care Facilities search tool. You can read the full Consumer and Resident Protections on Section 1001.8 of the New York Code.

Assisted living facilities in Manhattan and across New York must provide the following to residents:

  • A high standard of living
  • The ability to choose their own health care provider
  • Updates about cost and care changes
  • Safe housing
  • Daily meals and regular snacks
  • Individualized care plans

Health care for seniors in Manhattan

Manhattan has some of New York City’s best hospitals, including one of the top hospitals in the United States — The Mount Sinai Hospital. Both of Manhattan’s best hospitals are on the Upper East Side.

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital. As a general hospital, Mount Sinai offers care across all specialties. The geriatrics department is housed in the Martha Stewart Center for Living, and has both inpatient and outpatient settings. The center is an excellent place for seniors to seek treatment because of the center’s focus on preventing common hospital-spread diseases. Some additional services include neurology, urology, geriatric care, and cancer care.
  • Lenox Hill Hospital. The Lenox Hill Hospital specializes in inpatient and surgical care for people of all ages. It’s one of the best places to receive heart and lung care, as well as neurology and orthopedic care. It has an emergency department and is one of the largest hospitals in New York City.

Transportation for seniors in Manhattan

Most seniors living in one of Manhattan’s beautiful assisted living facilities receive transportation assistance from their community, either as a complimentary service or for a fee. About 80% of A Place for Mom’s partnering assisted living facilities offer complimentary transportation services.[01]

Seniors who wish to handle their own transportation may consider using New York City’s taxi service instead of the New York City Subway, as the subway system is not uniformly accessible to those with limited mobility. In New York City, only yellow taxicabs have the legal right to pick up signaling pedestrians. There is a standard $3 charge for every taxi ride, with metered additions and increases for certain hours. Seniors don’t get discounted taxi rides and most customers pay by credit card or cash. You can hail a taxi by raising your arm in view of the road and the next available taxi will pull over for you. Some taxis are not wheelchair accessible.

Senior-friendly activities in Manhattan

Residents of Manhattan’s assisted living facilities will find plenty to do in their own community. All of A Place for Mom’s partnering assisted living facilities offer daily activities, and many focus on fine art and educational courses. At least one of A Place for Mom’s partnering assisted living facilities doubles as its own fine art gallery.

These are many engaging activities offered by Manhattan’s assisted living facilities. Some commonly enjoyed options include:

  • Visiting opera singers, comedians, and bands
  • Finance classes
  • Language classes
  • Pottery classes
  • Painting tutorials
  • Movie nights
  • Cocktail parties
  • Yoga and tai chi classes

Best activities for seniors in Manhattan

Senior Manhattanites are among some of the most privileged in the world because they have access to luxurious amenities and unique cultural opportunities. The following senior-friendly activities are within a 25-minute walk or 15-minute taxi ride from all of A Place for Mom’s partnering assisted living facilities in Manhattan:

  • Central Park. Arguably one of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park is located in the middle of Manhattan and encompasses over 843 acres. Seniors can enjoy a leisurely walk through the shaded and paved paths, or enjoy a Shakespeare in the Park performance in the summer. It’s also near one of the oldest zoos in the country — Central Park Zoo — which opened in 1861 and is located on seven acres.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Seniors can spend a day — or even weeks — exploring The Met, as it’s often called. This world-class museum features masterpieces from Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rodin, as well as ancient artifacts. The museum is free to New York residents and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wheelchairs are also free to use.
  • The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Famous for its early-modern art collection and architecture, the Guggenheim Museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is a centerpiece of New York City’s artistic community. Seniors don’t receive a discount to this iconic museum on the Upper East Side. Instead, advance timed tickets are encouraged for visitors. The Guggenheim is open from Sunday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., but the hours are subject to change.
  • Broadway. Midtown Manhattan’s Broadway showcases exceptional musical theater performances. Get your tickets in advance — preferably months in advance — to get the best seating options for popular shows like Wicked, Aladdin, or The Lion King.
  • The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Located where the World Trade Center once stood, the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a testament to the courage and dignity of those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks. Admission is free to both the museum and the memorial, but the museum requires advance ticketing. Wheelchairs, service animals, and other mobility devices are also accommodated at the memorial.
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The Lincoln Center is home to the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, The Juilliard School, and more. You can find upcoming performances on their website. You can request wheelchairs before your arrival and ushers can also help you navigate the center.
  • The Museum of Modern Art. Also known as the MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art is a world-class museum highlighting pieces by artists such as Dali, Warhol, Liechtenstein, Picasso, and Wyeth, just to name a few. Seniors receive discounted admission, and more discounts are available if tickets are purchased online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Plattduetsche Home Society, Sunrise of Madison and Brighton Gardens of Edison are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Manhattan, 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 Manhattan is $6,762 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

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

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

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1.

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

2.

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