When choosing an assisted living community, it is important to understand New York state regulations for assisted living facilities and know how to look up assisted living license information. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly by state.
We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.
States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.
Access to New York assisted living records: Exceptional
Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of New York is exceptional. Key findings that informed this rating include:
New York has dramatically increased in transparency and accessibility due to their new NYS Adult Care Facility Profiles page being a searchable database of licensed assisted living communities.
New York has had increase in frequency of inspections as inspections now occur on an annual basis.
State provides exceptional access to assisted living records and licensing
How to look up New York assisted living licenses and records
Visit New York’s NYS Adult Care Facility Profiles to search for information about assisted living facilities in New York. Unfortunately, the state only lists the citations found in the inspections and does not make the survey viewable online. An Open Record Request will need to be made to view the surveys in their entirety.