44 Assisted Living Facilities near Belle Harbor, NY
There are 44 Assisted Living Facilities in the Belle Harbor area, with 2 in Belle Harbor and 42 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 306 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Belle Harbor. Better rated regions include Far Rockaway with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Belle Harbor, NY
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Belle Harbor
Belle Harbor is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. The neighborhood has about 20,000 residents, over 20% of whom are aged 65 and over. Seniors who don't drive can navigate Belle Harbor with ease, thanks to the area's extensive public transportation system. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates numerous bus and subway routes throughout Queens, which seniors can ride for a discounted fare.
Local seniors who need personal care services may reside in one of the neighborhood's two assisted living facilities. These facilities are licensed by New York's Department of Health and are officially called adult care facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Belle Harbor
- Belle Harbor is among the pricier neighborhoods in Queens. On a cost of living index that is based on a U.S. average of 100, Belle Harbor is rated 243.4, compared to Queens' average of 204.5 and the statewide average of 129.4. This may result in higher assisted living expenses.
Property crime is slightly less prevalent in Belle Harbor than in the nation as a whole, with the neighborhood rated at 21.5 versus the national average of 35.4. However, the rate of violent crime is slightly higher here than in the average U.S. city. Seniors may want to find an assisted living facility that protects residents' safety with the use of security equipment like alarm systems.
Belle Harbor's weather is a little warmer than other New York communities. Summers are comfortable with highs around 83 degrees, and winters are chilly with lows in the mid-20s. To keep residents occupied during the cold months, many assisted living facilities provide indoor activities like games and art classes.
- The air quality in Belle Harbor is on par with the national average, which may be a consideration for seniors with heart disease or respiratory conditions like COPD.
- Belle Harbor seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits or public pension income, and they can claim a large deduction on other types of retirement income.
- The Belle Harbor neighborhood has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in the Far Rockaway neighborhood.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Belle Harbor
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Assisted Living costs in Belle Harbor start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Belle Harbor and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Belle Harbor
Seniors who need help covering assisted living services may receive financial assistance through the Medicaid State Plan, the Long-Term Home Health Program 1915(c) waiver program or the optional state supplement.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New York page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in New York page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Belle Harbor
Belle Harbor and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Belle Harbor, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Belle Harbor
Belle Harbor-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in New York are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in New York page for more information about these laws.