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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
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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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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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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Our mom moved into Plattdeutsch Home Society a year ago. She lived on her own for 25 years, so we weren’t sure how she would adjust. It didn’t take long before she had new friends and plenty of activities to...
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.
We would very much like to provide an overview of our communities, and why we are so proud of our reputation as the hidden gem of senior living on Long Island. Conveniently located in Western Nassau County, we are near Queens County, all Parkways and the LIRR. An even closer train station...
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The complete experience has been great! The place is always clean, they have a variety of foods, and they keep my mother engaged for a good part of the day! The staff is wonderful and caring. They make my...
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 feel peace of mind knowing that my stepmother, with severe dementia, is living at Esplanade of Woodmere. I know she is well cared for, even content, even happy there. That means a great deal to me, given...
Provides: Memory Care
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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.
For residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, Esplanade of Woodmere is proud to feature MONTESSORI MOMENTS IN TIME™ memory care programming. We make every day feel special for your loved one with exceptional care and success-oriented programming that brings a sense of purpose and meaning to...
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I have only positive things to say about the Atria Tanglewood. The staff is very accommodating, helpful, and professional. The rooms are very clean and beautifully maintained. My family friend is kept busy...
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 Tanglewood is one of the premier independent living communities on Long Island, where residents enjoy opportunities for staying active. Join the knitting group, which donates hats to cancer survivors at nearby South Nassau Hospital; stay abreast of current events with the News and Views...
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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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The staff is respectful, caring, and responsive to my Aunt's needs. They are open to listen to any of my concerns and take corrective measures where necessary. The facility is well maintained. Each apartment...
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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I would happily give all of those categories a 5. Their staff to patient ratio is terrific and all the staff if extremely caring and attentive. When a room became available it was their most expensive...
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.
For more than 20 years, Atria Lynbrook has proudly served the families of Nassau County. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance its beauty and functionality, scheduled for completion in March 2020. Residents will enjoy a host of...
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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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So many wonderful aspects of this facility. The room and bathroom are spotless. I'm jealous of the menu for meals. My brother loves their word search etc, cognitive activity time. It's very bright and airy...
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 North Woodmere is one member of a growing family of Assisted Living communities that have been built on Long Island, by Long Islanders, bearing The Bristal name. Like all of our communities, North Woodmere has been designed to strike the ideal balance between privacy and...
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My area of disappointment with Atria Park of Great Neck, was in the misdirection that they were able to handle all things medical. Not true. I needed to hire additional aides to make sure my mom's needs...
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.
Since 1999, Atria Park of Great Neck has served the families of Nassau County. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community recently completed an extensive renovation and expansion to enhance its beauty and functionality. Residents enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities,...
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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
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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Everyone there seems very helpful and nice. The only thing missing is the art classes that we were told about. I'm a little disappointed that the art person is not there now other than that everything else...
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.
Located in the heart of Great Neck, with easy access to village shopping, restaurants and the LIRR, Atria Cutter Mill is a senior living community designed for those looking for the simple life, along with discreet, round-the-clock support from a friendly and professional staff.Atria Cutter Mill...
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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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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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The room options are great-each with their own private bathroom whether you are in a private room or share a suite. Big windows and very comfortable. The staff demonstrates that they truly care for my...
Provides: Memory Care
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.
At The Bristal at Lake Success, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. Free resident parking available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized...
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Cannot say enough about the staff at the Bristal at North Hills. They all get to know both residents as well as families - not just their names but on a personal basis as well. My parents were so well taken...
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.
When you enter The Bristal at North Hills, you are filled with a sense of the familiar. You witness the care. You feel the compassion. And you become reassured by something even more, something fundamental. You perceive a community's commitment to excellence that is second to none. It's a...
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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.
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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The community has been COVID free. It gets more expensive each year due to the raise of rent. You have to give a big down payment which the community keeps. If you have to move out then the community...
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 Harborside, the first and only true life care community in Nassau County, opened in September, 2010 and is located on the North Shore of Long Island, adjacent to the Harbor Links Golf Course and Bar Beach and a 38 minute train ride to NYC. The community offers gracious, vibrant independent...
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There has been a lot of boredom due to the legal restrictions for the activities. Due to COVID this has made it hard for us to be able to see my loved. All my ratings are based on prior to...
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 Lynbrook is one member of an ever-growing family of Assisted Living communities that have been built on Long Island, by Long Islanders, bearing The Bristal name. Like all of our communities, Lynbrook has been designed to strike the ideal balance between privacy and protection....
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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...
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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.
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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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...

What families are saying about assisted living in Queens

Recent reviews for assisted living in Queens

Sunrise of Mill Basin in Brooklyn, NY

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.

Westchester Center for Independent and Assisted in Yonkers, NY

4.0
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 ...
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The Bristal at East Meadow

5.0
I have toured many assisted living before deciding to place my family member here. I am so pleased with the decision! You can tell the management truly cares about us and it stems off into all the other workers. [Name removed] went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and I would ...
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Cost of assisted living in Queens

Assisted living costs, on average, $6,300 per month in Queens, placing it in the mid-range for NYC, according to proprietary data from A Place for Mom’s partner communities. For comparison, the following list shows the average monthly costs of assisted living in the neighboring NYC boroughs:[02]

  • Brooklyn: $4,300
  • Staten Island: $6,700
  • Bronx: $7,000
  • Manhattan: $12,000

What’s included in the cost of assisted living?

The averages above reflect what families actually paid at our partner assisted living facilities in Queens. In addition to rent, the following services and amenities are also typically included:

  • Personal care services such as bathing and dressing
  • On-site activities
  • Daily meals and snacks
  • Apartment or room maintenance
  • Housekeeping services
  • Internet access

Assisted living in Queens is more expensive than the national average of $4,600, but actual costs for Queens facilities may vary based on several factors like location, apartment or room size, care needs, and community amenities.

How to pay for assisted living in Queens

Many families combine private and public pay methods to pay for assisted living. Depending on a senior’s financial situation, they may start by using private pay methods and eventually shift to public options such as VA benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Private pay options for assisted living in Queens

Private pay methods might include personal savings, income from a pension or selling a house. Some seniors may use Social Security benefits or funds from a health savings account (or HSA). Common examples of other private pay options for assisted living can include the following:

The payment section of our New York City assisted living page provides additional details and resources for seniors and their families as they explore the variety of ways to pay for assisted living. You will also find useful payment information in our guide to paying for long-term care.

Using federal health insurance to pay for assisted living in Queens

It’s common for seniors to use Medicaid, Medicare, or a combination to cover senior care costs. Seniors automatically qualify for Medicare at 65 and may be able to use it to cover some care costs. A senior must meet income requirements to qualify for Medicaid.

Medicaid

Funded by the federal government and the state of New York, Medicaid provides health insurance for residents with low incomes and individuals with disabilities. In some cases, seniors who exhaust their personal funds on medical care or senior living may eventually meet eligibility requirements for Medicaid.

While the state Medicaid program doesn’t pay for room and board expenses at assisted living facilities, some seniors may qualify for the New York Assisted Living Program (ALP). This program offers financial support with some care and services in an assisted living facility, including room and board.[03] Seniors eligible for nursing home care can receive the following services through the ALP:

  • Support with activities like daily hygiene and meal preparation
  • Care at an adult day health center
  • Intermittent nursing services
  • Case management services
  • Housekeeping
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Supervision

There are several ways to apply for Medicaid in New York, be it online, over the phone, or in person. The following resource list includes Medicaid offices in Queens where seniors can receive information and apply for Medicaid benefits in person. The Queens Community Medicaid Office employs Certified Application Counselors who help guide seniors through the application process.

Queens Community Medicaid Office

32-20 Northern Blvd., 3rd Floor
Queens, NY. 11101
Phone: 718-784-6729
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jamaica Community Medicaid Office

165-08 88th Ave., 8th Floor
Jamaica, NY. 11432
Phone: 929-252-3193
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Far Rockaway Medicaid Office

219 Beach 59th St., 2nd Floor
Far Rockaway, NY. 11693
Phone: 719-634-6910
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Medicare

Medicare is federal health insurance for seniors 65 and older. Most seniors already receiving Social Security benefits will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. For those who are not, they can enroll online or visit their nearest Social Security Administration office.

Medicare doesn’t cover room and board expenses, but may cover certain medical care needs and services for Queens’ seniors living in assisted living facilities including the following:

  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital care
  • Hospice care
  • Some home health care
  • Doctors’ visits
  • Prescription medications

For New York seniors who qualify, there are several Medicare Savings Programs to help them pay for Medicaid premiums, coinsurance, and deductibles. Our New York City page provides additional details about Medicare Savings programs.

Using VA benefits to pay for assisted living in Queens

There are many VA benefits that veterans and their surviving spouses can utilize to help pay for assisted living costs in Queens.

Because applying for benefits can be complicated, veterans are encouraged to utilize benefits counseling assistance provided at veteran service organizations (VSOs). These VA-vetted, nonprofit organizations are committed to serving the needs of Queens’ 31,474 veterans — 58% of whom are over the age of 65 — with several borough offices.[04] Locations and information can be found through the NYC Department of Veterans Services Queens office.

New York City Department of Veteran’s Services

Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11423

Phone: 718-286-3000
Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

What to expect from assisted living in Queens

The borough is made up of diverse neighborhoods as unique as the residents who call Queens home. Assisted living communities in Queens are also varied. You can find single-story facilities spread out over beautifully manicured campuses in residential neighborhoods. And in the more densely populated areas, facilities have an urban feel with multi-level buildings and cozy central courtyards. With numerous options, it’s easy to find a community to fit your loved one’s lifestyle.

Accessing all that New York City has to offer is convenient at most assisted living communities in Queens. Over 80% of our partner communities offer off-site activities such as day trips to museums and parks. They also offer on-site activities that appeal to a variety of interests. Residents can join clubs, practice hobbies, and keep their bodies fit with exercise classes.[02]

Assisted living facilities in Queens also have excellent community amenities including: [02]

  • Beauty salon/barbershops
  • Outside common areas
  • Movie or theater rooms
  • Arts and crafts rooms
  • Indoor community room

Assisted living laws and regulations in Queens

Assisted living facilities in Queens are regulated by the New York State Department of Health and licensed as Adult Care Facilities (ACF). New York State requires facilities to provide supervision, care, and services which include the following:[06]

  • 24-hour supervision and monitoring for changes in behavior and health
  • Personal care such as support with bathing, dressing, toileting, and eating
  • Individualized care plans
  • Case management services

Facilities are inspected annually and reports are available for review using the adult care facilities search on the New York State Department of Health website. The search provides information on recent inspection dates, citations, and enforcement actions against the facility. The following instructions will help you navigate the site:

  • Choose “Queens” from the “Select a Region/County” drop down menu.
  • From the list of facilities, click on the name of the facility you would like to view.
  • Then click on the “Inspections” button above the facility name.
  • Click on the citations or enforcement buttons to review any enforcement actions taken against the facility.

Additional information about assisted living laws and regulations in Queens can be found on our New York City page.

Activities for seniors in Queens

Much like its neighboring boroughs, Queens offers its own take on the city’s culture, entertainment, and public spaces. As the seasons transform the city, seniors in Queens enjoy access to numerous indoor and outdoor activities.

Inside in Queens

Art lovers will never be at a loss for fresh works from contemporary artists and classics by the old masters on display at Queens’ art galleries and museums. Highlights include the following:

  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) PS1 is housed in a 19th century school building and embraces artwork that pushes boundaries with experimental art and ideas.
  • The Queens Museum, originally built for the 1939-40 World’s Fair, holds World’s Fair relics and exhibits focused on the history of Queens.
  • Dedicated to contemporary works of the world’s renowned sculpture artists, the Sculpture Center features several exhibitions each year.
  • Located in the historic Astoria Studio Complex, the Museum of the Moving Image provides a look into the past and future of film, television, and digital media.

Outside in Queens

While the warmer months bring everyone out, even during the cooler days of winter, it’s not uncommon to find Queens’ residents out and about, enjoying their slice of New York City. While there’s a lot to explore, the following are a few Queens’ favorites:

  • Catch the borough favorite New York Mets when they play home games at Citi Field.
  • The iconic Flushing Meadows Corona Park offers historic sites and plenty of space for walking or relaxing beneath a tree.
  • Take a leisurely stroll along Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk. Cool off with an ice cream cone from one of the vendors or sit on a bench and enjoy people watching.
  • The Queens Zoo is a great place to take the family for an afternoon of exploring both exotic and domestic animals.

How do seniors in Queens get around?

The iconic New York City subway system is internationally recognized and one of the reasons many residents of Queens don’t own a car. However, public transportation can be challenging for some seniors. Almost 90% of our Queens assisted living partners offer complimentary or at-cost transportation options, making getting to doctor’s appointments or running errands a little more convenient for residents.[02]

Seniors experienced at getting around the city or comfortable navigating with a loved one have several public transportation options available to them. New York City Transit operates buses, subways, and paratransit in Queens and the greater New York City area. Seniors 65 and older can receive discounted transportation on buses and subways by applying for a Reduced Fare Metro Card. The NYC311 website is a great place to learn more about senior transportation options in Queens.

Health care for seniors living in Queens

Queens is home to several quality health care options for seniors. The following overview gives a brief look into Queens’ hospitals with high ratings for care specialties, procedures, and treatment of specific conditions.

New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital. A general medical and surgical facility, this hospital is highly ranked for the treatment of certain cancers, including leukemia, colon cancer, and myeloma. It also provides high-level care for people experiencing heart attacks and kidney failure.[05]

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Recognized for its high performing stroke center, this hospital also provides geriatric care for seniors and a variety of other medical care to Queens residents.[06]

Frequently Asked Questions

Plattduetsche Home Society, Sunrise of North Lynbrook and Atria Forest Hills are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Queens, 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 Queens is 6635.06 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. New York State Department of Health. (2014, August). Assisted Living Program.

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

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

  6. New York State Department of Health. (2023). Adult care facility services.

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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.

New York State Department of Health. (2014, August). Assisted Living Program.

4.

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

5.

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

6.

New York State Department of Health. (2023). Adult care facility services.