Almost 1.5 million people live in the Bronx, nearly 190,000 of whom are seniors. The New York City borough is located north of Queens and Manhattan and connected to the rest of the NYC metropolis by a network of bus, rail and subway lines that allow seniors to travel freely throughout the five boroughs. The Bronx offers seniors quick access to high-quality medical care and dozens of centers dedicated to keeping seniors engaged in the local community. 

Assisted living care in the Bronx costs an average of $5,750 per month, which is higher than the state average of $4,580 and the national average of $4,500. Assisted living communities offer seniors a higher level of care than they can receive in their own homes. Caregivers in assisted living communities provide help with household management tasks such as cleaning, in addition to assistance with personal care tasks.  

This guide to assisted living in the Bronx provides information on COVID-19 protocols commonly utilized in assisted living communities and offers an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of living in the Bronx as a senior. The guide also compares the cost of assisted living in the Bronx with its cost in nearby cities and compares assisted living costs with those of other types of care. Finally, the guide provides a short table of free assisted living resources for seniors in the Bronx area.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Bronx, NY

Amber Court of Pelham Gardens

1800 Waring Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10469

I toured Amber Court of Pelham Gardens. The layout was nice. I don’t know exactly what to say about the staff because they seemed to be very busy. The place was kind of crowded. It’s pretty good, it’s … (read more)
I toured Amber Court of Pelham Gardens. The layout was nice. I don’t know exactly what to say about the staff because they seemed to be very busy. The place was kind of crowded. It’s pretty good, it’s … (read more)


The Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Living

5901 Palisade Ave., Bronx, NY, 10471

My parent is there it was a good place before covid now. It’s horrible not enough staff members they leave my parent dirty for hours. They feed them late my parent has a horrible infection they al … (read more)
My parent is there it was a good place before covid now. It’s horrible not enough staff members they leave my parent dirty for hours. They feed them late my parent has a horrible infection they al … (read more)


Morningside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

1000 Pelham Parkway, Bronx, NY, 10461

My grandmother has lived in this assisted facility for about 3 years. She has 77 years old an has trouble walking by her self. Though at first the family was a bit skeptical about leaving my grandmoth … (read more)
My grandmother has lived in this assisted facility for about 3 years. She has 77 years old an has trouble walking by her self. Though at first the family was a bit skeptical about leaving my grandmoth … (read more)

University Avenue Assisted Living

2553 University Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10468

My mother is staying at The New Jewish Home Assisted Living. Its mediocre meals were not good, so I had to provide meals for my mom at her place, because she is not eating any of the food there. It’s … (read more)
My mother is staying at The New Jewish Home Assisted Living. Its mediocre meals were not good, so I had to provide meals for my mom at her place, because she is not eating any of the food there. It’s … (read more)

The Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center

100 W Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY, 10468

A nightmare! Try calling the main number, half the times you don’t get the operator. When you try choosing a specific dept, no answer. You leave a message. No one calls back. You text a staff member, … (read more)
A nightmare! Try calling the main number, half the times you don’t get the operator. When you try choosing a specific dept, no answer. You leave a message. No one calls back. You text a staff member, … (read more)

The W Assisted Living at Riverdale

6355 Broadway, Bronx, NY, 10471

I went and visited The W Assisted Living at Riverdale. People were just roaming everywhere. As I was speaking with the people there, it’s like, ‘This is not a real assisted living place.’ The people t … (read more)
I went and visited The W Assisted Living at Riverdale. People were just roaming everywhere. As I was speaking with the people there, it’s like, ‘This is not a real assisted living place.’ The people t … (read more)

Bronxwood Assisted Living

799 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY, 10467

I visited this facility today in search of a new home for my 94yr old grandmother, and atmosphere inside was pleasant, outside was a very busy main street. I wasn’t pleased with the front desk, the wo … (read more)
I visited this facility today in search of a new home for my 94yr old grandmother, and atmosphere inside was pleasant, outside was a very busy main street. I wasn’t pleased with the front desk, the wo … (read more)

Fordham Arms Home For Adults

2915 Williamsbridge Road, Bronx, NY, 10467


Parkview Home for Adults

3200 Bronx Boulevard, Bronx, NY, 10467


2012

Atria Riverdale

3718-3726 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale, NY, 10463

Atria Riverdale is located in the Bronx, in Riverdale, New York, just minutes from New York City and convenient to the Henry Hudson Parkway West. Visitors give the assisted living facility high marks … (read more)
Atria Riverdale is located in the Bronx, in Riverdale, New York, just minutes from New York City and convenient to the Henry Hudson Parkway West. Visitors give the assisted living facility high marks … (read more)

Atria West 86

333 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024

Atria West 86 welcomed its first residents more than 20 years ago and remains a desired residence for older New Yorkers who enjoy living in the cultural heart of the city. Motivational speakers, music … (read more)
Atria West 86 welcomed its first residents more than 20 years ago and remains a desired residence for older New Yorkers who enjoy living in the cultural heart of the city. Motivational speakers, music … (read more)

2022

Atria Cutter Mill

96 Cutter Mill Road, Great Neck, NY, 11021

Located just moments from Little Neck Bay in Great Neck, New York, Atria Cutter Mill is easily accessible from the Long Island Expressway. Visitors appreciate this facility’s convenient location, whic … (read more)
Located just moments from Little Neck Bay in Great Neck, New York, Atria Cutter Mill is easily accessible from the Long Island Expressway. Visitors appreciate this facility’s convenient location, whic … (read more)

2012

Atria Forest Hills

112-50 72nd Avenue, Forest Hills, NY, 11375

Atria Forest Hills was nice. They were very friendly and kind. They showed me the shared room where you share a common area and a kitchenette, but you have separate bedrooms. They have a one-bedroom. … (read more)
Atria Forest Hills was nice. They were very friendly and kind. They showed me the shared room where you share a common area and a kitchenette, but you have separate bedrooms. They have a one-bedroom. … (read more)

Sunrise at Fleetwood

500 North Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY, 10552

Sunrise at Fleetwood is a senior living facility in Mount Vernon, New York, located near major parkways, hospitals, public transportation and numerous places of worship. Visitors and relatives give th … (read more)
Sunrise at Fleetwood is a senior living facility in Mount Vernon, New York, located near major parkways, hospitals, public transportation and numerous places of worship. Visitors and relatives give th … (read more)

Atria Park of Great Neck

51 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, NY, 11021

Atria Park of Great Neck is in Great Neck, New York, near the Long Island Expressway, North Shore University Hospital and Udall’s Cover Park Preserve. Visitors compliment the helpful, kind staff, and … (read more)
Atria Park of Great Neck is in Great Neck, New York, near the Long Island Expressway, North Shore University Hospital and Udall’s Cover Park Preserve. Visitors compliment the helpful, kind staff, and … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of Edgewater

351 River Road, Edgewater, NJ, 07020

Sunrise of Edgewater is located between the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel, minutes from New York City in Edgewater, New Jersey. Visitors note the facility’s great location and spacious … (read more)
Sunrise of Edgewater is located between the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel, minutes from New York City in Edgewater, New Jersey. Visitors note the facility’s great location and spacious … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Crestwood

65 Crisfield Street, Yonkers, NY, 10710

Sunrise of Crestwood is situated near the Bronx River Parkway in between the Sprain Ridge Park and the Leewood Golf Club in Yonkers, New York. Ranked the highest in Customer Satisfaction among senior … (read more)
Sunrise of Crestwood is situated near the Bronx River Parkway in between the Sprain Ridge Park and the Leewood Golf Club in Yonkers, New York. Ranked the highest in Customer Satisfaction among senior … (read more)

2013

Sunrise of Cresskill

4 Tenakill Park Drive, East, Cresskill, NJ, 07626

Sunrise of Cresskill Assisted Living is located in Cresskill, New Jersey, just 8 miles from the George Washington Bridge. Residents appreciate the great amenities, including a beauty barber shop, exer … (read more)
Sunrise of Cresskill Assisted Living is located in Cresskill, New Jersey, just 8 miles from the George Washington Bridge. Residents appreciate the great amenities, including a beauty barber shop, exer … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in the Bronx

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in NY. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in the Bronx

The New York State Department of Health is responsible for the licensure and regulation of adult care facilities, including assisted living communities. The department also deals with care complaints from residents living in these communities and carries out regular inspections. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in the Bronx

  • Residents of the Bronx enjoy easy access to activities and events located across the New York Metro area, as well as those that extend into Connecticut and New Jersey, thanks to a well-connected transit system. Seniors in the area can receive a metro card for a reduced rate, allowing them to use the bus, subway system, railway and express bus for half the normal price. The Bronx is also implementing a new bus service that increases the normal routes available and is reconfiguring existing routes to make it easier to travel through the borough. 
  • The whole of New York City, including the Bronx, is designated as an AARP Senior-Friendly community. As part of the AARP Age-Friendly community, New York City’s mayor and the AARP commission prioritize certain services for seniors, from increasing primary care options to making sure seniors are included in local cultural and artistic programming. The community hopes to maximize intergenerational opportunities and increase the availability of dementia resources for seniors and their families. 
  • There are more than 10 hospitals and medical centers in the Bronx area, including a psychiatric facility and a VA hospital. Montefiore Medical Center is nationally ranked in both cardiology and geriatrics. While there are plenty of health care providers for seniors to choose from, the Bronx has fewer health care providers per capita than the national average. 
  • Like other areas of the New York metro area, the Bronx offers seniors a wealth of cultural, scientific and artistic points of interest to enjoy. Many of these venues offer steep discounts for seniors. The Botanical Gardens, the Bronx Zoo and the Bronx Opera are just three of the organizations that give seniors a discounted rate. 
  • One of the benefits of living in New York state as a senior is the generous tax laws available to the elderly. New York doesn’t tax Social Security payments or retirement accounts such as 401(k) plans and IRA disbursements. The state also allows seniors to exclude up to $20,000 in income from taxable pensions. Additionally, seniors may deduct a portion of the costs for long term care. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Bronx

Seniors who live in the Bronx pay a monthly average of $5,750 for assisted living care, which is higher than the cost of assisted living at the state and national levels by approximately $1,200 per month. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Bronx seniors typically pay more for assisted living than those who live in cities further from the metropolitan area, including Poughkeepsie and Kingston, north of New York City. Seniors in the Bronx pay almost $1,000 more than those in Poughkeepsie and just over $1,200 more than those in Kingston. In neighboring states, however, seniors living in Bridgeport, Connecticut, pay over $500 more per month, and those in Trenton, New Jersey, pay nearly $2,400 more for assisted living services. 

$5750

Bronx

$4580

New York

$4500

United States

$6273

Bridgeport, CT

$4770

Poughkeepsie

$8145

Trenton, NJ

$4500

Kingston

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When comparing the cost of assisted living with that of other types of senior care, assisted living care in the Bronx sits somewhere in the middle. It’s $3,800 more per month than the cost of staying in an adult day health care program and approximately $200 more per month than in-home care. Home health care is a little closer in cost to assisted living services, as it offers care focused on medical treatments instead of cleaning or household management. Still, assisted living is $30 more per month. Comparing assisted living care to skilled nursing care, however, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs approximately $12,500 each month for seniors in the Bronx — $6,700 more per month than assisted living care. 

$5529

In-Home Care

$5720

Home Health Care

$1950

Adult Day Health Care

$5750

Assisted Living Facility

$12471

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Note: Data for the Bronx was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New York City, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bronx

Seniors seeking financial aid for ACFs in the Bronx should look to the Medicaid program’s Assisted Living Program (ALP) waiver. This opportunity is limited to 4,200 persons, though citizens can be private-paying and still qualify.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New York page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in New York

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 the Bronx

The Bronx, which is one of the largest of the five boroughs that constitute New York City, is home to organizations designed to help low-income residents and those designed specifically for seniors. The table below provides a short list of free resources that serve seniors of all income levels in the NYC area. 

Resource

Contact

Description

(212) 244-6469 

The New York City Department of Aging is a citywide senior assistance organization that connects seniors with meal deliveries, transportation, law advice and access to local classes and other chances to socialize. The department also coordinates medication delivery, mental help interventions and financial assistance to pay for medical treatments or funeral services. 

(718) 884-5900

Riverdale Senior Services is a senior-focused organization whose licensed social workers can help seniors apply for medical or financial assistance through government programs such as Medicare/Medicaid. They can also help seniors find meal delivery services and mental health counseling.

(212) 382-6658

This legal project provides seniors in the Bronx with advice on how to proceed with tax filings, guardianship papers, power of attorney cases and other paperwork that can help seniors manage and finalize important legal documents. 

(646) 393-4000

This program manages Older Adult Centers across the region that offer socialization opportunities and classes. The program also has an elder abuse program, group/individual counseling, free mental health screenings and a free tax assistance program during tax prep season. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in the Bronx

Bronx Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in NY are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in NY page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New York