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Tucked away in New York City’s smallest population borough, the nursing homes on Staten Island feel more suburban than other boroughs. It’s become common for people to use the word nursing home as a catchall term for senior care communities, but it actually covers just one type of senior care.

A nursing home — also called a skilled nursing facility — provides round-the-clock care on a short- or long-term basis. Care may include specialized nursing and medical care, recovery support after an injury or surgery, or compassionate end-of-life support. This type of senior care can be a good fit for people who need medical support 24/7 or have extensive medical challenges.

If your loved one doesn’t require this type of support, they may find assisted living or memory care communities a better fit for their unique needs. Assisted living communities typically provide personal care, meal preparation or dining services, and support with cleaning, laundry, or other chores. For those with dementia or related cognitive diseases, memory care communities offer specialized care designed for people in need of memory-related support.

A Place for Mom partners with select assisted living and memory care communities on Staten Island. The average monthly cost of these communities is around $6,600 a month, which is similar to Queens and the Bronx.

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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.

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This is the best place and we think it is amazing. We have been very happy with our experience here. I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones and already have. My loved one loves the food and it is the best. They have healthy meals with large portions. Bingo, rosary, social hou...

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My mother is very happy here at Juniper Village in Chatham. We have a peace of mind afforded the family given the care she is getting that is in surmountable. The very best!!!

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The Executive Director is great to deal with. He always returns calls and texts and gets things done when others can't. The move in process went smoothly. I've seen one or two aides get abrupt with...
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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.
The Brielle, a non-profit community featuring care-inclusive pricing structure, is nestled in a natural wooded oasis right on Staten Island. We offer assisted living and memory care on a 10-acre campus that's comfortably removed from the surrounding noise and hectic pace. It's an idyllic setting...
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Visited [date removed]. I found the establishment to be clean and smell pleasant. Also greeted with friendly smile and helpful staff. My mom was slouching in her chair and called the staff to help her sit up...
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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.
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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Everyone is so caring and nice. My loved one is very well taken care of. So clean and fresh. Never dirty. That's so important.
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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.
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Belvedere is a wonderful Assisted Living that offers Kosher living in a premium setting. This facility is just like a beautiful hotel but has a warm and cozy feeling. The staff are always so helpful and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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.
estled in the vibrant heart of Brooklyn, Kings County, The Belvedere stands as a beacon of elegance and warmth in assisted living and memory care. This charming community, surrounded by the bustling energy and conveniences of a cosmopolitan neighborhood, offers its residents not just a place to...
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My Dad is a resident of Atria Cranford. He speaks highly of the friendly and cooperative staff. We had an excellent experience with the salespeople at Atria. Also it has been easy to set up rides for my...
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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.
Conveniently located just off the Garden State Parkway, down the road from Rahway River Park, Atria Cranford has served Union County families for more than 20 years. A friendly, tenured staff – including more than 60 employees with over a decade of experience at the community – is available 24/7....
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I am very happy with every aspect of the facility. Staff including the front desk is fantastic I have already recommended the facility to many families. I could no longer give my mom the care she needed. ...
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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 of Elizabeth offers comfortable, caring and affordable Assisted Living choices for seniors. We are located in the thriving downtown area of Elizabeth. We are near many urban conveniences, such as restaurants, shopping, banking, entertainment, and much more. Major highways and public...
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I have been to many places like this and this place just has it all. They care about each of the patients from what I see, and I am here every day with my husband. They give the patient hope. I would give it...
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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.
Venetian Care & Rehabilitation Center offers a unique and person-centered approach to care in a quaint, home-like setting. Our distinct design features small neighborhoods with more hands-on staff to meet your individual needs than any standard nursing home. Whether you are recovering...
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Bethany Residence is very family oriented, very cozy but just not as flashy which is why the cleanliness got 3 stars - it is just older and worn. They do have in house activities.
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
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Everyone was really friendly. The meals have gotten better over the time my loved one has been there. They are on top of that. They call me often. I think that the nurses are a little unorganized and need...
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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.
Since 1964, Cornell Hall Care & Rehabilitation Center has been the trusted skilled nursing and rehabilitation center of the Union community.We provide comprehensive skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation services, customized to each resident’s individual needs. Therapy is available up to...
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I was looking for some place clean and comfortable and that was close by and affordable and this fit the bill. I know that they have a lot of activities provided for the residents, things like arts and...
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.
At Signature Senior Living we provide our residents with a wide array of services and amenities to meet each individuals needs while providing a safe and pleasant environment. We have beautiful rooms to accommodate every budget, starting with semi-privates, privates and even one bedroom...
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My uncle is recovering from a hip replacement at Alameda, and I recently went to visit. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the facility, and the progress with therapy I i have seen my uncle make. If you...
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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.
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Upon our arrival at Bayside Manor, we found it to be clean and inviting. Both staff and residents were very friendly and helpful. We met the facilities administrator and we were pleased to find out that...
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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.
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Dad is still adjusting to living at this community. The staff are friendly, helpful and attentive. They are encouraging him to participate in some of the daily activities. He seems to like the food and...
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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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This place has a wonderful staff and they are great with my uncle. The community is always clean and neat. Things have been going really well. The food is good and the dining is right. I also liked it...
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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.
Cranford Health & Extended Care is known in the community as a local, family owned facility offering Long Term Care, Short Term Rehabilitation and the new Alzheimer's/Dementia Assisted Living “Birchwood Square.” Upon admission to Cranford Health, an interdisciplinary team of professionals...
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This facility has had a change in leadership and from this change, there has only been positivity! The staff has been excellent with customer service, the facility is clean, and the care is amazing!
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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.
At Westfield Center, a Genesis HealthCare facility, we offer our patients and residents outstanding care, delivered by highly skilled practitioners in a warm and comfortable setting. Our Quality Healthcare Units provide skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents....
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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 Veranda Assisted Living is a newly renovated facility. It is a large 363 bed Medicaid assisted living facility. We are located on Staten Island, just minutes away from the Staten Island Ferry and Verrazano Bridge. Offering private and semi-private rooms that are available today. Providing...
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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.

Cost of nursing homes on Staten Island

When a loved one requires round-the-clock supervision and medical support, the cost is one of the first things families want to understand. As of 2021, the median monthly cost of a nursing home in NYC was around $13,200 for a private room, and $12,500 for a semi-private room.[03] Based on recent trends and the current rate of inflation, it’s likely these costs have increased.

It’s important to understand what’s included in the cost of a nursing home. The following services are typically offered at most skilled nursing facilities:

  • An assigned living space
  • Meal preparation or dining services
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation support
  • Skilled nursing care, such as IV care, wound care, and incontinence care
  • Post-stroke or post-injury recovery support
  • Medication management and administration
  • Specialized therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy

Cost of assisted living on Staten Island

Assisted living on Staten Island is generally less expensive than nursing home care. This is typically because assisted living communities provide less intensive supervision and medical support compared to skilled nursing facilities. The average monthly cost of assisted living on Staten Island at A Place for Mom’s partner communities is around $6,000 a month, as noted by A Place for Mom’s proprietary data from its partner communities.[02]

When comparing to other boroughs, elder New Yorkers can expect to spend around the same amount per month at A Place for Mom’s partner communities in Queens (about $5,900) and the Bronx (around $5,800).

Among A Place for Mom’s partner communities, Manhattan is the most expensive at approximately $12,000 per month. For those looking for budget-conscious options, Brooklyn offers the most affordable average monthly cost of assisted living at roughly $4,400 a month.

Assisted living costs on Staten Island usually cover the following:

  • A room or unit within the community
  • Dining services for meals and snacks
  • Support for activities of daily living, such as bathing or grooming
  • Transportation services
  • Socialization opportunities, including group activities, holiday celebrations, and religious services

Cost of memory care on Staten Island

When looking at senior care options, memory care tends to be more expensive than assisted living on Staten Island. This is because memory care offers specialized dementia care, which is a higher level of care than what’s available in assisted living. The average monthly cost of memory care on Staten Island in A Place for Mom’s partner communities is roughly $9,700 per month.[02]

This cost is slightly higher than the overall NYC average of $7,800 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data from our partner communities. Manhattan and the Bronx are more expensive than Staten Island and cost approximately $13,200 and $10,900 per month.

More affordable memory care options may be found in Queens (around $7,300 per month) and Brooklyn (about $4,800 per month).

These monthly fees usually include services offered in assisted living along with the following:

  • A secured environment designed to discourage elopement
  • Specially trained memory care staff
  • Activities designed for people with dementia, such as reminiscence therapy
  • Relaxing design elements, such as views of nature, soothing colors, and aromatherapy
  • Wayfinding devices, such as easy-to-read signs and unique personalized room doors

How to pay for nursing homes on Staten Island

Looking at the costs of senior care can leave you feeling overwhelmed and wondering how to cover the expenses. Fortunately, there are a multitude of ways to cover these costs, including private funds and public programs. We highlight a few options below, but you can discover multiple ways for New Yorkers to pay for nursing home care on our NYC Nursing Homes page. For a broader view of payment options, view our guide to paying for long-term care.

Private pay options for Staten Island nursing homes

For many seniors, it can be quicker to start paying for nursing home care through private funds before pursuing or being approved for public programs. These private funds may come from the following:

Public pay options for Staten Island nursing homes

Eligible older adults on Staten Island may qualify for public programs, which can cover some or all of the costs of nursing home care. The NYC Department for the Aging generally provides basic support for seniors wanting to explore public pay options.

At times, it may be challenging to find the support you or your loved one needs when it comes to public pay programs. The Office of the Borough President of Staten Island’s Helpline for Constituent Services may be able to connect your family with localized resources or provide other support.

Below you’ll learn about Medicare, Medicaid, and VA benefits, which may cover senior care costs in Staten Island.

Can Medicare pay for nursing homes on Staten Island?

While you may have heard of Medicare, you may not know what it covers for older adults in senior living. Generally, Medicare only covers short-term stays of up to 100 days of care per benefit period at a skilled nursing facility under very specific conditions. Seniors typically can’t use Medicare as a long-term payment solution for skilled nursing care.[04]

Medicare may cover some costs for health care services received in assisted living or memory care communities over a longer period of time. Some covered items for eligible participants may include the following:[05]

  • Preventative care services, such as doctor’s visits
  • Prescription drugs
  • Eligible rehabilitation services
  • Qualified medical supplies
  • Hospice care

A local Social Security Administration (SSA) office in the borough can help you and your loved one learn more about Medicare. To find a location, visit the Social Security Office Locator. You’ll need to enter your loved one’s ZIP code and then select “I Need Other Services” to see the locations.

Can Medicaid pay for nursing homes on Staten Island?

In Staten Island, Medicaid is commonly called New York State Medicaid. As a joint federal and state program, Medicaid provides health insurance to qualified, low-income people.

For eligible participants, Medicaid can help cover the following senior care expenses:[06]

  • Skilled nursing and eligible medical care
  • Long-term care at a skilled nursing facility
  • Rehabilitation services under specific circumstances

If your loved one finds assisted living to be a better fit for their needs, they may qualify for assistance through New York’s Assisted Living Program (ALP). It’s important to note that the program is limited, waitlists may apply, and certain conditions must be met to qualify for coverage.

To learn more about Medicaid in Staten Island, connect with the Medicaid office located in the borough:

Staten Island

215 Bay St.
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 929-221-8823 or 929-221-8824
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

Can VA benefits pay for nursing homes on Staten Island?

Approximately one in 10 NYC veterans call Staten Island home.[07] As such, this borough offers a variety of resources for veterans and their families.

VA benefits may cover some or all of the costs of public nursing home options. For veterans interested in living with their fellow veterans, the Community Living Center (VA nursing homes) located at James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the neighboring borough of the Bronx may be a good option. Queens and Long Island are also home to New York State Veterans Homes. Generally, these public options are more affordable than private options.

For those who prefer to reside in a private nursing home, assisted living community, or memory care community, the VA offers programs to help cover the costs, including the following:

  • VA Aid and Attendance benefit
  • VA disability compensation
  • VA health benefits
  • VA Pension
  • VA Survivors Pension

For many veterans and their families, it can be challenging to navigate VA benefits alone. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Staten Island Vet Center can provide nonmedical mental health support, and connect your veteran to additional VA and community resources. Veterans can also receive localized support through the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services. The Fleet Reserve Association — a local veterans service organization — may provide additional support with learning about VA benefits.

Veterans may qualify for a veteran or military discount at a senior care community. When touring prospective communities, you should ask if they offer this kind of discount.

What to expect from nursing homes on Staten Island

Staten Island is known for its small town ambiance and outdoor spaces in the heart of America’s largest city. The borough features distinctive parks, green spaces, and suburban-style neighborhoods. The population in Staten Island is generally affluent with the median income — around $91,310 — coming in at 27% higher than greater NYC’s median income.[08] Seniors and their families can take comfort knowing that this peaceful borough has a lower serious crime rate than NYC in total.[08]

Care and amenities on Staten Island

Nursing homes in Staten Island tend to be more spacious than other boroughs. It’s common for Staten Island nursing homes to have outdoor spaces, such as patios, gardens, or walking areas, attached to their building for residents to enjoy. Many nursing homes in this area are several stories tall with large windows and expansive common areas. However, nursing homes in the borough can vary and may be reflective of their surrounding neighborhoods. Regardless of location, these skilled nursing facilities typically offer the following care, services, and amenities:

  • 24/7 supervision
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Medication management
  • Activities for socialization, such as clubs, holiday celebrations, and movie nights
  • On-site medical equipment, such as a Hoyer lift
  • Supportive environment for people with limited mobility or wheelchair users

Care and amenities on Staten Island assisted living and memory care

On Staten Island, A Place for Mom’s partner communities usually group assisted living and memory care into a combined community. Often, these care types are provided on different wings within the community. The assisted living portion typically offers the following care, services, and amenities:[02]

  • Personal care services
  • Mobility assistance
  • Socialization opportunities, such as educational courses, clubs, and game nights
  • Parties and holiday celebrations
  • Cultural and religious services, such as chaplain visits or field trips to museums
  • Game rooms, movie theaters, or other entertainment options
  • Gyms or enclosed walking spaces
  • Fitness and wellness programs

In general, memory care wings tend to offer similar services as the assisted living wings, but with additional care and support specialized to dementia, such as the following:[02]

  • Specialized dementia-friendly programming, such as art therapy or doll therapy
  • Interior design elements tailored to memory challenges, such as large signage and color-coded hallways
  • Secured atmosphere to discourage elopement
  • Team members trained in dementia care

Senior care laws and regulations on Staten Island

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) monitors Staten Island nursing homes and assisted living facilities — also referred to as adult care facilities. Even though nursing homes and adult care facilities fall under separate regulations, NYSDOH works to prioritize resident safety and care on Staten Island by inspecting these facilities at routine intervals.

You can visit the NYSDOH website to view publicly available information about nursing homes and assisted living communities in Staten Island. You’ll need to conduct separate searches for each care type.

For nursing homes, you’ll use the NYS Nursing Home Profiles search portal. To start your search, you should type in the ZIP code, city, or facility name into the search bar.

For assisted living communities, including memory care facilities, you’ll use the Adult Care Facilities search portal. Select “Richmond” under the “Select a Region/County” drop-down menu. From there, you’ll click on the blue hyperlinked name of an assisted living facility to view that facility’s information.

Senior-friendly activities on Staten Island

With a reputation as the borough of parks, Staten Island features a number of notable NYC parks and green spaces, including Blue Heron Park and Lemon Creek Park. These can be peaceful places to connect with nature for seniors and their families. Families of older adults with mobility concerns should consider each park’s accessibility offerings prior to visiting.

For those who prefer educational or indoor activities, a visit to Staten Island’s famous Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden may be enjoyable. It features a variety of cultural locations including the following:

  • Staten Island Conservatory of Music. This locally famous school of music was founded in 1994 and offers musical education to people of all ages. The community may enjoy the twice a year recitals performed by the conservatory’s students.
  • Staten Island Museum. Dating back to 1881, this museum has been a staple of Staten Island’s cultural life. It features exhibits and programming related to natural science, the arts, and history.
  • Noble Maritime Collection. Partnering art and history in one building, the Noble Maritime Collection features ocean- and nautical-themed paintings along with written works in the same genre. The museum, galleries, and public spaces are wheelchair accessible, and the museum typically allows care partners to enter the museum for free.

Health care for older adults on Staten Island

It can be reassuring to know there are reliable health care resources located within the borough. The following health care providers serve Staten Island’s seniors:[09]

Transportation for seniors on Staten Island

It’s common for people on Staten Island to utilize personal vehicles to get around. However, this can be a challenge for older adults who no longer feel comfortable driving. Among A Place for Mom’s assisted living and memory care partner communities, the majority — roughly 75% — provide on-site transportation.[02] Some communities may charge fees to use this service. If transportation services are essential for your loved one, it’s important to inquire about this when touring a prospective community.

For family members who rely on air travel to visit their loved ones in Staten Island, the area is serviced by two major airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. On Staten Island, visiting family members may get around by the Staten Island bus routes. If you plan to escort your loved one on a bus, make sure to research the accessibility options prior to exploring the city.

Frequently Asked Questions

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References

  1. Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. Demographics.

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

  3. Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

  4. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Skilled nursing facility (SNF) care.

  5. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. What’s Medicare?

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

  7. NYC Veterans. New York City veterans demographics.

  8. NYU Furman Center. The Staten Island SI: neighborhood profile.

  9. U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals in Staten Island, NY.

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1.

Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. Demographics.

2.

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

3.

Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

4.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Skilled nursing facility (SNF) care.

5.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. What’s Medicare?

6.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nursing facilities.

7.

NYC Veterans. New York City veterans demographics.

8.

NYU Furman Center. The Staten Island SI: neighborhood profile.

9.

U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals in Staten Island, NY.