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By far New York City’s largest borough by land area, Queens is sandwiched between Brooklyn to the south and Nassau County of Long Island to the east, and it’s connected to Manhattan by the Queensboro Bridge. Queens boasts several iconic landmarks, including Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home of the New York Mets, the US Open tennis event, and two World’s Fairs.

Second to Brooklyn in population size but with highest number of adults 65 and older, Queens is known for its diversity and the many spoken languages that come with it. Naturally, this borough also offers a variety of senior living options.

While many people use the term nursing home as a catchall for senior living facilities, nursing homes are distinct, providing 24/7 medical care for individuals living with a disability or chronic condition. Because of the intensive medical care that nursing homes provide, costs are the highest among all senior care options. For instance, the starting cost for a shared room in a nursing home is $12,471 in New York City. Keep in mind, however, that individuals without chronic and severe medical care needs don’t require a nursing home level of care.

A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with nursing homes, but we do partner with general assisted living facilities, such as assisted living and memory care, for residents without severe conditions. These senior care facilities still offer several care services to support seniors with a variety of needs. Additionally, 100% of our partner assisted living and memory care communities offer part-time nursing care services.

Assisted living in Queens costs an average of $6,319 per month. Memory care, a senior living option with added features catering to individuals living with dementia, is slightly more expensive at $6,710 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.

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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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My mom [name removed] is a resident on the [removed] floor. She recently came down with the flu and has been treated on the 3rd. floor. The staff has been absolutely terrific. They are always there to...
Provides: Nursing Homes
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Dry Harbor Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center is your premier choice for skilled nursing and sub-acute care in the community of Middle Village, New York. The longevity of our caring staff and complimentary transportation for family visits sets us apart from the typical skilled nursing...
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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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The service here is excellent. The food is great as well as the cleanliness. The recreation department does a wonderful job at keeping all the residents entertained. I would recommend this facility to anyone...
Provides: Home Care, Nursing Homes
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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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
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.
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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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
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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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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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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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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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I thought the services and knowledge of the personnel were excellent. I don't know all of their names but the ones I came in contact with they were exceptional. My mother's room was clean, her bed and linen...
Provides: Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Here at Sands Point Health and Rehabilitation Center, we are dedicated to providing high quality customer service and care in the community of Port Washington, NY. Our dedicated staff welcomes you to our community, whether you are here for a short stay or joining our family long-term. Sands Point...
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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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Our experience at The Grand is going well. They have been friendly throughout. My loved one is having some difficulties with her appetite but the staff has done a good job of trying to encourage her. There...
Provides: Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Queens combines modern amenities and state-of-the-art healthcare. Concierges are available 24 hours a day to make each guest’s stay more enjoyable and stress-free. Upon admission, we work tirelessly to ensure every guest’s need is met. Department heads meet...
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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.

What families are saying about nursing homes in Queens

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Queens

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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The Bristal at Massapequa

4.4
the community is very good. They have great communication, and the community is very safe. there is nothing that I don't like in this community. I would recommend this community to others

Cost of nursing homes in Queens

The median cost of a nursing home in Queens starts at $12,471.[01] This is based on the median cost of nursing homes in the New York City area, including the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

What’s included in the cost of nursing homes?

Nursing homes provide medical care for seniors who require round-the-clock supervision and skilled nursing care. This level of care is often recommended by an individual’s medical team. The monthly costs of a nursing home typically include the following:

  • Skilled nursing which may include injections, wound care, and catheter care
  • Occupational, physical, and speech therapies
  • A private or semi-private room
  • Three daily meals
  • Administration and management of medication

Nursing homes provide a high level of medical care, which may not be necessary for all older adults. For seniors who would benefit from some assistance but don’t require 24/7 medical supervision, assisted living or memory care is a more suitable senior living option.

Cost of assisted living and memory care in Queens

Compared to nursing homes, assisted living and memory care facilities are typically less expensive. In Queens, the average costs for these senior care options, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data, are listed below:[02]

  • Assisted living: $6,319
  • Memory care: $6,710

Assisted living and memory care costs in Queens are less expensive than all neighboring boroughs except for Brooklyn.

The cost of assisted living and memory care facilities typically includes personal care services such as assistance with daily hygiene, dressing, and mobility. Memory care facilities are a specialized type of assisted living that offers additional security and supervision for the safety of seniors who show symptoms related to Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. It’s common for the following services and amenities to be included in the cost of an assisted living or memory care facility:

  • Maintenance-free private or shared apartment
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Dining services
  • Planned activities such as exercise classes, games, and social events
  • Indoor and outdoor common areas
  • Internet access

The actual cost of assisted living and memory care depends on several factors. An individual’s care needs will often have the greatest effect on overall costs, but location, apartment or room size, and upgraded amenities can also affect the cost.

How to pay for nursing homes in Queens

Families usually pay for nursing homes using a combination of private funds and assistance from public health care programs or military service benefits.

Private pay options for nursing homes in Queens

Paying for senior care with private funds whether your loved one lives in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or memory care facility often includes using income from a pension or retirement savings. Some seniors may decide to sell their home or take out a reverse mortgage to pay for nursing home or senior living costs.

Other common private funds families use to pay for senior care may include the following:

Public health insurance and VA benefits can also provide some financial support for a loved one’s care. For more information on paying for senior care, you can review the payment section of our greater New York City nursing home page. Families navigating care options for their loved one will also find useful payment information in our guide to paying for long-term care.

Details on Medicaid, Medicare, and VA benefits are covered in the following sections.

Using VA benefits to pay for nursing home costs in Queens

If your loved one served in the United States military, they’re not alone in Queens. The borough is home to over 31,000 veterans, and 58% are 65 or older.[03] For veterans or their surviving spouses in need of long-term care, VA benefits offer several resources to help pay for senior care and living costs. These benefits typically extend to qualified veterans and their surviving spouses living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and memory care facilities.

Applying for benefits can be a complicated process, and sometimes a mistake or missed deadline can lead to delays or a denial of a benefits. Benefits counseling through veterans service organizations (VSOs) can help seniors and their spouses apply and file claims for VA benefits. Many local, state, and national VSOs are housed at the Queens office of the NYC Department of Veterans Services.

New York City Department of Veterans Services

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

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

Using Medicare to pay for nursing home costs in Queens

Seniors 65 and older are eligible for Medicare, a federal health insurance specifically for seniors and some individuals living with disabilities. Medicare doesn’t cover long-term room and board expenses at a nursing home, but it will cover doctor-directed costs in skilled nursing facilities on a temporary basis for seniors recovering from an injury or illness.

While Medicare doesn’t cover long-term room and board fees in assisted living or memory care facilities, it will pay for certain medical care and services regardless of where a senior lives. You can use the Medicare coverage tool to determine which of your care services Medicare will pay for.

Examples of Medicare-covered services may include the following:

  • Hospital care (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Doctor-prescribed home health care
  • Doctor visits
  • Prescription medications
  • Hospice care

Most seniors already receiving Social Security benefits will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. For those who aren’t, they can enroll online or visit their nearest Social Security Administration office.

For New York seniors who qualify, there are several Medicare Savings Programs to help them pay for Medicaid premiums, coinsurance, and deductibles. Additional information on these programs can be found on our New York City nursing home page.

Using Medicaid to pay for nursing home costs in Queens

Medicaid provides health insurance for people with low-incomes and individuals with disabilities. New York Medicaid, as it’s simply named, is administered by the state but funded cooperatively with the federal government.

New York Medicaid may cover nursing home care and room and board for Queens seniors who meet income, age, and care requirements. It can help Queens residents pay for the following types of care in a Medicaid-certified nursing home:[04]

  • Long-term care at a skilled nursing facility
  • Rehabilitation services related to a disability, injury, or illness
  • Skilled nursing and other related medical care

For seniors who don’t require nursing home care, Medicaid can help them pay for certain care costs at assisted living and memory care facilities. The New York Assisted Living Program (ALP) is designed to help eligible seniors pay for care services in an assisted living facility, including:[05]

  • Room and board at Medicaid-certified assisted living facilities
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, grooming, and hygiene
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Intermittent nursing services
  • Case management
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Specialized therapy such as physical, occupational, and speech therapies

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 (CACs) who can help guide seniors through the application process. The department of health lists several ways for seniors to apply for Medicaid in New York.

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.

What to expect from nursing homes in Queens

Queens expands from the Atlantic Ocean to the East River and has everything from quaint beach communities to densely populated urban neighborhoods. In addition to the varied geography, Queens is also shaped by the diversity of its residents: Nearly 47% of Queens’ residents were born outside of the United States.[06]

Nursing homes in Queens are often defined by where they’re located. In less populated areas of the borough, nursing homes may occupy a small campus surrounded by lawns and walking paths. Closer to Manhattan, where the population densities are higher, nursing home facilities are often in multistory buildings.

Nursing homes are regulated by the state of New York and typically offer the following care services and amenities regardless of where they’re located:

  • Skilled nursing and specialized therapies or other specialized medical care
  • Round-the-clock medical care and supervision
  • Medical equipment and support for individuals with limited mobility
  • Regular community activities for socialization
  • Medication administration
  • Private or semi-private room
  • Meals

Assisted living and memory care

A Place for Mom doesn’t refer to skilled nursing homes, but we do partner with an array of assisted living and memory care communities (also known as adult care homes) in Queens. These senior care communities or adult care homes provide robust care services along with amenities and activities for seniors who are more independent and social.

Staff at our partnering Queens assisted living and memory care facilities aim to support the emotional and physical well-being of all residents. So, there are a variety of planned on-site activities for residents to participate in, such as clubs, social events, and entertainment. Some specific on-site activities common to our senior care partners in Queens include the following:

  • Outdoor games such as shuffle board and bocce ball
  • Swimming pools and gyms
  • Cooking classes
  • Qi gong and chair yoga classes
  • Trivia and games
  • Choir group
  • Gardening club
  • Wii bowling
  • Dancing groups and classes
  • Happy hours and holiday celebrations

Many communities also offer access to comfortable building amenities. For example, on-site beauty salons and barbershops can provide trims or full-on stylings. Outdoor common areas offer space for relaxing and enjoying the summer sun. Theater rooms are a great spot to gather with friends to watch the newest releases or classic favorites. You can expect many of our partnering adult care communities in Queens to also offer the following:[02]

  • Staff fluent in a variety of languages, including German, Korean, and Mandarin
  • Swimming pool or jacuzzi
  • Billiards lounge
  • Central fireplace
  • Computer or media center
  • Restaurant-style dining room

Our partnering Queens memory care facilities offer many of the same types of services and amenities as above but with additional dementia care supports, including:[02]

  • Specially trained memory care staff
  • Reminiscence therapies, sensory activities, and other dementia-focused programs
  • Specially designed building layouts to support the safety and emotional needs of residents living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia

Activities for seniors in Queens

The unique patchwork of neighborhoods that make up Queens celebrate a vastness of ethnic and cultural diversity. This distinctive melting pot offers seniors and their families a supermarket cereal aisle of activity choices across the borough. These include indoor and outdoor senior-friendly activities, community celebrations, and mouth-watering food options.

You can find food from all over the world in Queens, along with several old favorites. The Jackson Heights neighborhood is home to Little India and a variety of restaurants that highlight India’s varied cuisine. Flushing offers Queens’ version of Chinatown, which many say rival its Manhattan sibling. There are numerous Asian bakeries and restaurants in Flushing, with everything from sweet cakes to dumpling soups.

Queens offers plenty of things to do and places to see, like these other local favorites:

  • Wind your way through the historic tree grove on the wheelchair-accessible paths in Kissena Park.
  • The large Flushing Meadows Corona Park offers visitors a look at historic remnants of the 1964 World’s Fair, such as the iconic Unisphere.
  • The Socrates Sculpture Park rests along the East River and displays a wild array of rotating works by international artists.
  • The Museum of the Moving Image leads visitors through the history of film, television, and digital media.

How do seniors in Queens get around?

Many residents in Queens favor public transportation over personal vehicles to navigate the city. However, relying on a bus or the subway to get around can be a challenge for some seniors. That’s why over 83% of our partner assisted living and memory care communities in Queens offer transportation services to residents. This convenient service helps seniors get to doctor’s appointments, run errands, and attend social events.[02]

Additionally, New York City Transit operates paratransit services, which are for individuals with disabilities that prevent them from using other modes of public transportation. All of New York City’s buses have ramps or wheelchair lifts in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but only 27% of the city’s subway stations are ADA compliant. This can create obstacles for seniors living with mobility limitations.[07]

Seniors 65+ can apply for a Reduced-Fare MetroCard to receive discounted transportation on public transportation. You can also learn more about senior transportation options in Queens on the NYC 311 website.

Health care for seniors living in Queens

Access to quality health care options nearby offers peace of mind for families with aging loved ones. The following hospitals in Queens received 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.[08]
  • 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.[08]

Senior living facility laws and regulations in Queens

Nursing homes are regulated and licensed by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). To operate, nursing home and senior care facilities must be certified and routinely inspected. The state department works to ensure facilities follow regulations that require them to maintain quality of care and safety for all residents.

New York senior care home licensing specifics

Assisted living and memory care facilities are licensed as adult care homes in NYC and are different from facilities with the nursing home license. Adult care homes maintain a different license because they require less medical specialization than nursing homes do. Nonetheless, the New York State Department of Health inspects all senior care facilities annually and keeps records on both licensed nursing homes and adult care homes in the area.

Inspection reports for nursing homes in Queens

Inspection reports for nursing homes and adult care home (assisted living) facilities are available for review using the New York State Department of Health’s Health Profiles portal. With this portal, you can find information regarding a care facility’s citations and corrective actions. To navigate the search, follow these steps:

  1. From the home page, enter the name of a facility in the “Find a Provider Name” box.
  2. If you don’t know the name, choose the facility type (Nursing Homes or Adult Care Homes) from the tabs at the top of the page.
  3. From the facility type drop-down menu, click on “Search by Region/County.”
  4. From the “Region/County” drop-down menu, find “Queens” and click on it. A list of facilities will populate.
  5. Click on the name of the facility you’d like to view.
  6. Then click on the “Inspections” button above the facility name.
  7. Click on the citations or enforcement buttons to review detailed information.

You can also search by using the interactive map on the right side of the Health Profiles portal home page. You can enter either a facility name or “Queens” into the “Search for Zip, County, Name” search bar. The map will zoom in to the area’s licensed facilities, which you can click on for more information.

Our greater New York City nursing home page covers more information on New York’s laws and regulations for nursing homes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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References

  1. Genworth. (2021). Cost of Care Survey.

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

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

  4. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nursing facilities.

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

  6. United States Census Bureau. (2022, July 21). Population estimates July 1, 2022 (VO2022). [Data set]. Quick Facts: Queens County, New York.

  7. Elkeurti, A., & Ley, A. (2023, August 1). Elevators at most subway stations? I’ll believe it when I see it. The New York Times.

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

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1.

Genworth. (2021). Cost of Care Survey.

2.

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

3.

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

4.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nursing facilities.

5.

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

6.

United States Census Bureau. (2022, July 21). Population estimates July 1, 2022 (VO2022). [Data set]. Quick Facts: Queens County, New York.

7.

Elkeurti, A., & Ley, A. (2023, August 1). Elevators at most subway stations? I’ll believe it when I see it. The New York Times.

8.

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