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Assisted Living in Suffolk County, NY

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $5,916 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 75 assisted living facilities in Suffolk County and 26 in surrounding areas.

  • Assisted living: $5,916
  • Nursing home semiprivate room: $12,091
  • In-home care: $4,576
  • Adult day health services: $1,950

Birchwood Suites

423 Clay Pitts Rd
East Northport, NY

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3 Reviews
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3 Reviews
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For seniors seeking assisted living services or independent living set in a country setting, Birchwood Suites is the perfect choice.

Village Walk at Patchogue

131 East Main Street
Patchogue, NY

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3 Reviews
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3 Reviews
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This brand new Community, perfectly located on East Main Street in the midst of a revitalized Patchogue, offers assistance with the activities of daily living and specialized support and programming for individuals with memory loss. Life at Village Walk comes…

Sunrise of Holbrook

320 Patchogue Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY

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3 Reviews

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3 Reviews

At Sunrise of Holbrook, we provide a safe and welcoming home to our residents, with special attention paid to those with Alzheimer's or other memory care needs.

The Arbors at Bohemia

1065 Smithtown Avenue
Bohemia, NY

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2 Reviews
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2 Reviews
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The Arbors Assisted Living Community at Bohemia is more than a retirement community or an apartment complex for active adults. The Arbors senior communities are a place where our loved ones can enjoy life to the fullest. The Arbors Assisted…

Atria Bay Shore

53 Ocean Avenue
Bay Shore, NY

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1 Review
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1 Reviews
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The Atria Bay Shore is a community that provides a variety of excellent retirement living options for seniors in Long Island, New York.

Sunrise of West Babylon

540 Montauk Highway
West Babylon, NY

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1 Review

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1 Reviews

Warm and inviting, Sunrise of West Babylon is situated among shopping areas, cultural venues, theaters, restaurants, and just minutes from Long Island's most beautiful shorelines.

Atria Huntington

165 Beverly Road
Huntington Station, NY

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Starting at XXXX per month

Enjoy tranquil surroundings here at Atria Huntington, a retirement community in the charming city of Huntington Station in Suffolk County, New York

Maryville Adult Home, Inc

70 Greenlawn Road
Huntington, NY

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Maryville Adult Home, Inc., located in Huntington, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Atria East Northport

10 Cheshire Place
East Northport, NY

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Starting at XXXX per month

Relax in the peaceful surroundings of Atria East Northport, a retirement community in the charming town of Huntingdon in Suffolk County.

Dominican Village

565 Albany Ave
Amityville, NY

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A supportive environment that respects the sacredness of life and the dignity of each resident is what active seniors will find when they join Dominican Village, a nonprofit, non-sectarian retirement community.

Gurwin Jewish - Fay J. Lindner Residences

50 Hauppauge Road
Commack, NY

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Starting at XXXX per month

Here at Gurwin Jewish - Fay J. Lindner Residences to ensure the safety of our residents we have a 24 hour security and emergency response system to ensure we would be there when the residents need us.

Sunrise of Dix Hills

337 Deer Park Road
Huntington Station, NY

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Nestled in a country setting, yet minutes from the Long Island Expressway, Sunrise of Dix Hills offers excellent senior services and care.

Sunrise of Smithtown

30 Hauppauge Road, Route 111
Smithtown, NY

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Sunrise of Smithtown is part of the Sunrise Senior Living family of communities, and we are committed to making every effort to create positive change in our residents’ lives.

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Whisper Woods of Smithtown

71 St. Johnland Road
Smithtown, NY

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Starting at XXXX per month

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Starting at XXXX per month

On a wooded campus across from St. Catherine Medical Center, you will find Whisper Woods of Smithtown. We are proud to be bringing our award winning assisted living and Alzheimer’s care to Long Island. Benchmark Senior Living is proud to…

New Brookhaven Town House

111 Beaverdam Road
Brookhaven, NY

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New Brookhaven Town House is a place hwere seniors can thrive and succeed while they receive the best care services. A place where residents get personalize care plan designed to their needs.

Sunrise Senior Living of Huntington

300 West Hills Road
Huntington Station, NY

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At Sunrise of Huntington, you will enjoy living in our tranquil community, sheltered by trees and tucked away from the lively activity of Long Island. However, you’re also within easy reach of everywhere you want to be, from nearby West…

Brookside Multicare Nursing Center

7 NY-25A
Smithtown, NY

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Located on a sprawling, 24-acre campus in scenic Smithtown, Long Island, Brookside Multicare Nursing Center provides elite level post-acute care with genuine compassion.

All American Assisted Living at Coram

463 Middle Country Road
Coram, NY

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Welcome to a New Concept in Assisted Living All American at Coram is a vibrant community for seniors seeking a community rich with social interaction, personal care services, and a variety of engaging activities. We specialize in both assisted living…

The Chelsea at Brookhaven

1 Meadows Lane
Yaphank, NY

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Located in Yaphank, Long Island, New York, The Chelsea At Brookhaven offers personalized Assisted Living in a studio, and one-bedroom apartments. Our Country Cottage provides a safe, pleasant, and supportive environment for residents with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. Our…

Amber Court of Smithtown

130 Lake Avenue
Nesconset, NY

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7 Reviews

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7 Reviews

Conveniently located in Nesconset, NY, Amber Court of Smithtown offers easy access to city amenities. The property is close to Iglesia de Dios MD Jesucristo Internacional, as well as outdoor activities at Sprofera Park. Shops and healthcare facilities are abundant in the nearby Village…

The Bristal at Lake Grove

2995 Middle Country Road
Lake Grove, NY

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2 Reviews

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The Bristal at Lake Grove is a lovely assisted living community, situated just minutes from Long Island's historic Three Village Area.

The Bristal Assisted Living at East Northport

760 Larkfield Road
East Northport, NY

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1 Review

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1 Reviews

In addition to the stunning interior spaces, the Bristal has lovely outdoor patios, outdoor pool, bocce court and putting green to get outdoors when the weather is wonderful.

The Bristal at Sayville

129 Lakeland Avenue
Sayville, NY

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1 Review

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The Bristal at Sayville is a lovely community set against the backdrop of a storybook village, one of Long Island's most enchanting towns.

Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

68 Hauppauge Rd
Commack, NY

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1 Review

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1 Reviews

At Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehab Center we are committed to the art of caring and providing trust and comfort to those who place their loved ones in our hands.

Dawn Hill Adult Home

65 Lisa Drive
Northport, NY

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1 Reviews

Residents at Dawn Hill Adult Home can enjoy living close to numerous senior-friendly amenities, including health care facilities such as Northport VA medical center. Situated on 2 acres of beautiful landscape in quaint Northport Village, the facility is also close to…

The Arbors Hauppauge

1740 Expressway Drive South
Hauppauge, NY

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1 Review

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1 Reviews

The dedicated professionals at The Arbors Hauppauge are eager to show you why few other assisted living communities can compare to us for beautiful surroundings, exceptional amenities and the peace of mind in knowing that a caring staff is available…

The Bristal at West Babylon

520 Montauk Highway
West Babylon, NY

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Since 2000, The Bristal has helped families understand and embrace the advantages of Senior Assisted Living. Our privately owned senior care communities, and all they offer, are the finest you will encounter. Our senior independent living environment not only grants…

The Bristal at Holtsville

5535 Expressway Drive North
Holtsville, NY

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What started as a single community back in 2000 has grown to 12, and we are proud to introduce The Bristal at Holtsville as the newest member of our family of assisted living communities. This prime location resides midway between…

Sylvie's Cove

1 Rosanne Ct.
Nesconset, NY

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We are a residential home located in Long Island, New York in Suffolk County. Caleb Smith State Park, Smith Landing Golf Course, and Blydenburgh County Park border our vibrant community. Long Island is a great place to live and visit.…

Fairlawn Adult Home, Inc.

301 Eighth Avenue
East Northport, NY

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Located in the pleasant coastal community of East Northport, New York, Fairlawn Adult Home is a wonderful assisted living community for those who can no longer live safely alone.

Smithtown Center For Rehab & Nursing Care

391 North Country Road
Smithtown, NY

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South Bay Adult Home

33 Cottontail Run
Center Moriches, NY

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Elmore Home for Adults

330 Elmore Street
Central Islip, NY

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Echo Arms Adult Home

204 Patchogue Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY

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Brentwood Adult Home

147 Second Avenue
Brentwood, NY

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Babylon Beach House

23 Yacht Club Road
Babylon, NY

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McPeak's Assisted Living

286 North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY

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Ross Center for Health and Rehabilitation

839 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY

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Manor Haven Adult Home

222 Columbia Street
Huntington Station, NY

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Starting at XXXX per month

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Starting at XXXX per month

Manor Haven Adult Home is a small close knit community where residents are treated and cared as family.

The Arbors at Islandia East

1515 Veterans Memorial Highway
Islandia, NY

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The dedicated professionals at The Arbors Islandia West are eager to show you why few other assisted living communities can compare to us for beautiful surroundings, exceptional amenities and the peace of mind in knowing that a caring staff is…

San Simeon by the Sound

61700 Route 48
Greenport, NY

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San Simeon Adult Day Health Care can meet the needs of 30 Registrants, Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm. We care for those with a wide variety of medical conditions associated with aging - chronic illnesses, such as arthritis, heart conditions, high blood…

Gables Home for Adults

127 Rider Avenue
Patchogue, NY

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Huntington Village Rehab & Nursing

9 HILAIRE DRIVE
Huntington, NY

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Peconic Retreat Adult Home

555 New Suffolk Road
Cutchogue, NY

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Maple Rest

61 Rollstone Avenue
West Sayville, NY

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Berkshire Nursing And Rehab

10 Berkshire Road
West Babylon, NY

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Carillon Nursing & Rehab Center

830 PARK AVENUE
Huntington, NY

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Pearl Garden Manor

36 Locust Avenue
Islip, NY

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Hamlet at Medford

1529 North Ocean Avenue
Medford, NY

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Ridge Rest Home, Inc

Whiskey Road
Ridge, NY

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Pleasant Gardens Home for Adults

396 Middle Road
Bayport, NY

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Bayview Home for Adults

143 East Main Street
Babylon, NY

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Open Gate Association Home for the Aged

36 South Clinton Avenue
Bay Shore, NY

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Missionary Sisters of St. Benedict

350 Cuba Hill Road
Huntington, NY

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Medford Hamlet

1529 N Ocean Ave
Medford, NY

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Braemar at Medford is nestled in a tranquil forested campus near the border of Medford in Holtsville, a hamlet in the central portion of Long Island in New York. This assisted living facility is minutes from Main Street Town Centre,…

Olsen Rest Home

366 Gibbs Pond Rd
Nesconset, NY

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St Josephs Home for the Aged

350 Cuba Hill Rd
Huntington, NY

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Saint Joseph's Home for the Aged is a senior living community run by the missionary sisters of Saint Benedict. This community is located in the upper-class area of Huntington, New York, near several local conveniences such as retail shopping outlets,…

Sachem Adult Home

1298 Coates Ave
Holbrook, NY

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Peconic Landing

1500 Brecknock Road
Greenport, NY

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Sunrise Of Huntington (Opening Early 2020)

300 W Hills Rd
Huntington Station, NY

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Sunrise of Huntington is conveniently situated off New York State Route 25 in the hamlet of South Huntington. It's a few blocks from the Walt Whitman Shops and Huntington Shopping Center, and its proximity to State Route 110 provides convenient…

Home With A Hope

50 State St
West Babylon, NY

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Home With a Hope is a residential care home located in Babylon, NY, 30 miles from Manhattan. Babylon is a small, diverse town with a rich heritage. Seniors can explore the beautiful parks or socialize with family at the many…

Siena Village

2000 Bishops Rd
Smithtown, NY

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Welcome to Siena Village! Welcome to Siena Village, a senior apartment community designed for residents 62 and over and/or persons with disabilities in the Smithtown, NY, area. We offer 1 bedroom senior apartments for rent.Our affordable apartments are pet-friendly, which…

Momentum At South Bay For Rehabilation And Nursing

340 E Main St
East Islip, NY

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Momentum At South Bay For Rehab And Nursing! The rehabilitation program at Momentum is like no other. Expert therapists, the latest rehabilitation protocols, and a state-of-the-art gym propel our patients back to health quickly. We have customized programs for joint-replacements,…

Sunken Meadow Adult Home

121Wmainst125
Kings Park, NY

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Southshore Villa

19 N Clinton Ave
Bay Shore, NY

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Concern Independent Living

270 Yaphank-Patchogue
Patchogue, NY

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Pleasant Gardens Adult

396 Middle Rd
Bayport, NY

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Bay Shore

53 Brentwood Rd
Bay Shore, NY

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Oasis Rehabilitation and Nursing

6 Frowein Rd
Center Moriches, NY

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Welcome to Oasis Rehab and Nursing! Our rehabilitation team is committed to bringing you the finest in restorative therapy, up to 7 days a week. Explore our newly constructed gymnasium, equipped with the most advanced, most effective tools to bring…

Apex Rehabilitation and Healthcare

78 Birchwood Dr
Huntington Station, NY

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Welcome to Apex Rehab and Healthcare! Apex Rehabilitation and Care located in South Huntington, New York is a 5 Star rated facility by CMS.Gov. This independent government report means, our overall and quality is “Much Above Average”, the highest rank…

Heartland

86 Blue Point Ave
Blue Point, NY

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Martin Luther Terrace Apartments

Community Bldg Wartburg Ct
Kings Park, NY

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Bayport

982 Montauk Hwy
Bayport, NY

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Woodhaven Home for Adults

1350 Route 112
Port Jefferson Station, NY

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Reviews of Suffolk County Assisted Living Facilities

Dawn Hill Adult Home

Review by Jake | Consumer

The owner and operator, Carol Friia, is a registered nurse and takes excellent care of her residents. The facility is beautiful and the meals are carefully constructed for proper nutrition. Ms. Friia even makes special meals for residents with special dietary needs. Dawn Hill specializes in caring for patients with ...

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The Arbors at Bohemia

Review by Michael | Consumer

The Arbors Bohemia was very nice. The person who talked to me was excellent. The apartment and the dining area looked very nice. It almost looked like a hotel. They gave us some lunch, and it was wonderful. This place is more expensive and somewhat nicer. It was a beautiful place.

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The Arbors at Bohemia

Review by Reviewer031019 | Consumer

My father-in-law is in The Arbors Bohemia. The care is pretty good. We don't have any complaints. His room is kept clean. They have birthday parties, Valentine's Day dance, and a lot of games dealing with memory. There are some days he likes the food, there are some days that he doesn't. They have a room for dementia p...

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Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Review by Margaret | Consumer

I visited Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. It seemed like a nice place. The staff was very cordial. The grounds were very nice, very clean, very bright, and very cheery. The rooms I saw were very clean. It's a one-room facility with two beds or one bed, and they supply TV for you. You can put whatever...

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Sunrise of Holbrook

Review by Susan | Consumer

Sunrise was very pretty, had lovely landscaping, and a professional staff. The dining room was nice, and people were served in a timely manner. The various units were of different sizes, different prices, and nice. I thought it was very pleasant.

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Sunrise of Holbrook

Review by Ann | Consumer

My father moved to Sunrise. They have various levels of care, so he will be able to stay there without needing to go to a nursing home. They have different options for rooms, including private, semi-private, or shared. It's a very home-like atmosphere, the ceiling is low -- which is very good for people with hearing ai...

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Map of Suffolk County Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Suffolk County

According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the monthly average cost for assisted living in Suffolk County is $1,731 higher than the state average of $4,185, and it’s $1,916 over the national average of $4,000, making it one of the most expensive areas for assisted living in the country.

Suffolk County is one of the costlier counties alongside cities that include Elmira ($5,710), Binghamton ($5,270) and Albany ($5,050). The northern New York cities, such as Utica ($2,625) and Glens Falls ($2,600), are comparatively inexpensive and fall below the state average.

Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart

  • Suffolk County: $5,916
  • National average: $4,000
  • State average: $4,185
  • Elmira: $5,710
  • Kingston: $4,100
  • Albany: $5,050
  • Binghamton: $5,270
  • Utica: $2,625
  • Glens Falls: $2,600

Care Cost Comparison

In addition to location being a consideration in cost, the level of care needed is an even greater factor in the cost of senior care. In Suffolk County, the cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing care facility is $12,091, which is $6,175 over the average cost of assisted living. If homemaker ($4,576) or home health aide ($4,767) services are being considering, remember to add in the residential home’s mortgage, upkeep, utility and grocery expenses. Assisted living costs typically include monthly rent, meals, social activities and other amenities with additional fees based on the level of care a resident requires.

Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart

  • Assisted living: $5,916
  • Homemaker services: $4,576
  • Home health aide: $4,767
  • Adult day health: $1,950
  • Nursing home care (semiprivate room): $12,091

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Suffolk County

Medicaid in New York

In New York, Medicaid can help pay for medical care and services for long-term care, home health assistance and an assisted living facility, and it also provides seniors with the medical equipment, transportation and supplies necessary to ensure quality of life.

Those who have limited financial income may receive low-cost or free medical assistance through the NYS Medicaid State Plan. To be eligible, an individual must be age 65 or older, a resident of the state of New York and a U.S. citizen (or have satisfactory immigration status). To meet financial requirements, single seniors’ income must be $842 per month or less, and couples must have an income of less than $1,233 per month. Non-exempt assets cannot exceed $15,150 for a single candidate and $22,200 for couples.

You may still be eligible for Medicaid if your income is a bit over the limit with the Medicaid Excess Income program, also known as the spend-down or surplus-income program. The amount of your excess income is similar to a deductible; once your medical bills meet the requirements for a particular month, Medicaid pays your additional medical bills for the remainder of that month.

Medicaid usually has 45 days to process your application, and if the application requires a disability determination, the agency can take 90 days. Applications may be processed more quickly if:

  • You don’t have caretakers able and willing to provide care
  • You aren’t receiving the necessary assistance from a home care service agency
  • You have no third party insurance or Medicare benefits
  • You don’t have the adaptive or specialized equipment required to meet your health needs

Once eligibility has been firmly resolved, you will receive notification in the mail with further instructions.

The NY Assisted Living Program (ALP) is a waiver that pays for the services of a licensed assisted living residence for individuals who require a certain level of care, but doesn’t need the in-depth services of nursing home care. To qualify, individuals must be age 21 and over, have a degree of self-mobility to function in an assisted living environment and meet the income limits of Medicaid recipients. Services paid by ALP include personal care, skilled nursing, room and board, occupational and physical therapy and personal emergency response services. This program is open to Medicaid-eligible and ineligible individuals.

The ALP is regulated by the State Department of Health and has limited enrollment, so it’s not unusual to be placed on a waiting list. To apply for Medicaid, call (855) 355-5777, apply online or visit the local office in your area.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Veterans, Survivors and Aid and Attendance Pension plans

Financially stressed veterans and their families who are looking for assistance with assisted living costs can get relief with these pensions. The VA helps wartime veterans, surviving spouses and children with financial challenges by providing monthly supplemental tax-free revenue to those with low income. Also, wartime veterans and surviving spouses who are housebound or need the aid and attendance of another person may be eligible for additional monetary payments on top of the regular monthly pension. While there is extensive eligibility requirements, some qualifications include:

  • Veterans having served actively for at least 90 days and one day during a wartime period
  • Veterans and surviving spouses must be age 65 or older
  • A surviving spouse must have been living with the veteran at the time of death and single at time of claim

To be eligible for the Aid & Attendance pension, veterans must require help with the activities of daily living. Visit the VA pension page for a full list of requirements.

Apply online or call (800) 827-1000.

Elderlife Bridge Loan

Bridge loans provide great flexibility to seniors who don’t qualify for Medicaid or receive enough Social Security Income (SSI) to supplement initial costs. Elderlife bridge loans are designed to be a temporary solution, typically for periods less than two years, while permanent funding is sought out. Loans are based on credit worthiness, but several cosigners are allowed, and payments can be split amongst family members. Lenders typically require a plan for permanent funding be in place before approving a loan. The best cases for using a bridge loan include: moving into assisted living, selling a home or awaiting veterans benefits.

For more information about the Elderlife program, please call (888) 228-4500, email [email protected] or fill out an application online.

Assisted Living Resources in Suffolk County

Suffolk County Senior Centers

The senior centers of Suffolk County offer individuals the opportunity to make new friends, explore interests and participate in their communities. These centers offer a variety of classes and clubs geared toward improving and maintaining mental and physical health, including art classes, jewelry crafting, strength training, line dancing and book clubs.

Smithtown Senior Citizens Department
420 Middle Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 360-7616

Southold Town Senior Services Programs
750 Pacific Street, Mattituck, NY 11942
(631) 298-4460

Town of Riverhead Senior Citizen Programs
60 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead, New York 11901 
(631) 722-4444

Social Security Offices of Suffolk County

The Social Security Administration offers programs and benefits to ensure the welfare of retired seniors and help cover living costs. They also offer assistance with application completion and benefits information.

US Social Security Administration
75 Oak St, Patchogue, NY 11772
(800) 772-1213

US Social Security Administration
526 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901
(800) 772-1213

US Social Security Administration
84 N Main St, Freeport, NY 11520
(800) 772-1213

Veteran’s Affairs in Suffolk County

Veterans with low income who need help with assisted living costs can turn to the Veterans Administration for help. Their programs don’t cover room and board, but may pay for extra services veterans need. Your VA social worker or case manager may be able to help you with eligibility guidelines.

Suffolk County Veterans Services Agency
100 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 853-8387

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