Housing Options

Sub categories include:

As a group, the organizations listed in this sub-category are referred to by consumers as "assisted living". In order to simplify your search, we have incorporated all communities offering similar services into this sub-category. Department of Health licensure type not withstanding, these communities typically offer 24 hour staffing, assistance with personal care and medications, congregate meals (usually 3 per day), transportation, housekeeping and laundry services and recreation programs. Accommodations and amenities vary among communities. We suggest you contact communities directly for specific services and more information.
These adult care facilities are licensed by New York State to provide specialized care for those with memory impairment or for those at risk of wandering.
Assisted Living facilities serve persons who may be medically eligible for nursing home placement but serve them in a less medically intensive, lower cost setting. Provides personal care, room, board, housekeeping, supervision, home health aides, personal emergency response services, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical supplies and equipment, adult day health care, a range of home health services, and the case management services of a registered professional nurse. Some may accept medicaid (ALP)
CCRC's are restricted to older adults. They include: independent living units apartments and/or cottages with supportive services such as social activities, meals, and personal care services. Nursing home type care can also be included on or offsite. What distinguishes a CCRC from other types of housing is a substantial entrance fee for one or two types of "Life Care". Care contracts. This entrance fee helps to prepay for resident's anticipated health or long-term care expenses. CCRC's are regulated by the NYS Department of Health and NYS Department of Financial Services.
An enhanced living facility is for residents who desire to continue to age in place and who are chair fast and unable to transfer, or chronically require the physical assistance of another person to transfer; require the physical assistance of another person in order to walk; require the physical assistance of another person to climb or descend stairs; are dependent on medical equipment and require more than intermittent or occasional assistance from medical personnel; or have unmanaged urinary or bowel incontinence.
Patio Homes/Townhouses Apartments. Availability may vary. Services might include congregate dining, housing, linen service, recreational programs, and transportation. An additional fee might apply. Minimum age requirements.
Subsidized/affordable housing uses governmental resources (for example, Section 8) to supplement rental costs for residents. Eligibility is based on income and asset limitations, applications are required and waiting lists common.
NORCs (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) are designed to make services and support available that maintain and/or increase the independence of people age 60 or older within a specific geographical area-mostly found in apartment complexes, specific neighborhoods or combined. Services can include: transportation, home repair, home modification for fall prevention, scam prevention programs, assistance with housekeeping, health screenings and education and friendly visiting.
Independent housing that provides a private room, shared bath and kitchen, and common living areas.