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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Brooklyn, NY for 2024

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Brooklyn

In the state of New York, assisted living communities are classed under the umbrella term Adult Care Facilities. These units must adhere to a robust list of laws and regulations as determined by the state’s Department of Health.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn is home to many high-quality medical centers such as the Brooklyn Hospital Center, which has a specialized unit for the needs of older adults. Other nearby hospitals include Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • The borough is an expensive area to reside in, with an overall cost of living just over double the national average. However, when it comes to health care, seniors in Brooklyn only pay slightly more than the national median. 
  • As a large metropolitan area, Brooklyn sees more crime than the average American town. The violent incident rate of 39.5 is significantly higher than the national rate of 22.7, while property crime levels are nearly in line with the rest of the country. Assisted living communities do provide security and transportation for residents, so seniors shouldn’t be concerned about their safety. 
  • Residents in Brooklyn enjoy around 226 days of sunshine every year, which is more than the U.S. average of 205. During the cold season, temperatures can drop to 27 degrees, and the borough receives an estimated 28 inches of snow annually. 
  • Seniors aged 65 and older can save significantly on taxes with the Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption. 
  • As a part of New York City, Brooklyn has been a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities since 2012. This means city officials are taking steps to make the community as comfortable as possible for senior residents.

Paying for Assisted Living in Brooklyn, NY

When trying to decide how to pay for assisted living, one of the first questions that comes up is "How much does it cost?" With the impact of inflation, it's more important than ever to have up-to-date information when making a financial plan for senior living. To help shed light on real senior living prices, Caring.com has compiled proprietary cost data from its network of more than 75,000 senior living providers to provide insight into the average cost of assisted living in Brooklyn and 69 other cities in New York.

Inflation's Impact on the Cost of Assisted Living in Brooklyn, NY

In Brooklyn, assisted living prices have increased by 9.6% in the past year, and they're expected to increase by another 7.7% in 2024. A portion of this 18% surge can be attributed to inflation. Statewide, consumers are expected to see a comparable increase that's likely to push monthly rates from $4,070 to $4,802 in just 3 years. Fortunately, Brooklyn has more affordable rates than some neighboring communities. In West Babylon, prices are likely to rise by almost $1,000 a month. Seniors in Kew Gardens and Yonkers can expect to pay more than $4,900 per month.

Location2022 Cost (Historical)2023 Cost (Current)2024 Cost (Estimated)
Brooklyn$3,092$3,388$3,649
U.S. Average$4,070$4,459$4,802
New York$4,091$4,699$5,431
Kew Gardens$4,215$4,618$4,973
West Babylon$4,579 $5,017 $5,403
Yonkers$4,172 $4,571$4,923

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The Brooklyn area is among the highest-priced for assisted living within the state. Rates in areas such as Poughkeepsie ($4,770), Kingston ($4,500) and Binghamton ($4,597) are at least $980 more affordable than Brooklyn. However, further north, in the Albany area, the rate for assisted living of $5,269 is only a few hundred dollars below Brooklyn. 

Brooklyn

$5,750

New York State

$4,580

The United States

$4,500

Poughkeepsie

$4,770

Kingston

$4,500

Albany

$5,269

Binghamton

$4,597

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Living

Assisted living is designed for adults who need help with daily tasks, such as bathing and dressing. This type of care costs $3,388 per month. Seniors who are self-sufficient but want access to social activities and maintenance-free housing can save $1,339 a month by opting for an independent living apartment. Individuals who have dementia or Alzheimer's can be admitted to a memory care unit for about $110 more per month.

Assisted Living

$3,388

Memory Care

$3,500

Independent Living

$2,049

Note: Care cost data for Brooklyn was not available, so data for the closest city, New York City, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Brooklyn

Beyond state Medicaid, the state of New York provides a couple waiver programs that help seniors afford their chosen assisted living facility. The Managed Long Term Care Waiver helps residents with payment in assisted living facilities and the Assisted Living Program helps those who qualify for nursing home care but want to live in an assisted living facility afford it.

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

Paying 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 and Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Brooklyn,NY

There are many resources in Brooklyn,NY that assist seniors in their retirement. Caring.com has compiled information on local organizations, programs and agencies and categorized them into care types for easy reference.

For information about statewide resources and those in nearby cities, go to Caring’s New York state page.

ResourceContactService
New York City’s Department for the Aging(212) 244-6469This is the area agency on aging serving seniors in Brooklyn. With the Aging Connect line, callers can learn more about available programs in their area and find out if they are eligible for government benefits. Other services include advocacy, case management and access to a comprehensive list of private and nonprofit agencies for seniors.
Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage(800) 332-3742The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) is a state of New York program that helps low-income seniors with the cost of their medication. Eligible seniors meeting the income criteria may qualify for a reduction in the cost of their prescriptions.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program(855) 582-6769The long-term care ombudsman is part of a national initiative under the Older Americans Act. The ombudsman advocates for the rights of seniors who live in units such as assisted living facilities. Residents can get in touch with the ombudsman for advice on finding suitable accommodations and to report concerns about their facility. Additionally, volunteers with the program conduct regular inspections to ensure that facilities are up to state and national standards.
Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance(800)701-0501HIICAP is a statewide educational program that helps seniors understand their health insurance options. Older adults can get advice and gain knowledge about issues such as Medicare, savings programs and Medicaid.
Brooklyn Legal Services(917)661-4500This agency offers legal advice and assistance to low-income seniors in the Brooklyn area. Seniors can talk to a lawyer about matters such as living wills, public benefits and guardianship.

Financial Assistance for Senior Care

Brooklyn seniors wishing to remain in their own homes can find financial assistance from several local resources. These programs and organizations help retirees cover the cost of services such as home care, property modifications and utilities.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
CASA South - Brooklyn718-250-5631New York City offers many services to the elderly, disabled and impoverished through its New York City Human Resources Administration and the Department of Social Services. HRA/DSS provides help to residents in areas such as food assistance, adult protective services, cash assistance, energy assistance, long-term care options and much more.

Food Assistance Programs

Local organizations help ensure elderly citizens have a balanced diet and receive essential vitamins and minerals to remain healthy. Through nutrition programs, congregate meals, home-delivered meals and food pantries, these programs help Brooklyn seniors afford the nutritious food they need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) - Brooklyn718-498-9208Sponsored by the New York State Department of Health, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides free, nutritious grocery items to individuals aged 60 and older. Serving 36,000 older adults each month, CSFP's goal is to improve the health of low-income seniors living in the New York City area, including Brooklyn and Long Island. Items can include canned goods, breakfast cereals, fruit juices, pasta and nonperishables. In the summer, seniors can also receive fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers' markets.

Free Used Medical Equipment

Due to the high cost of purchasing new medical equipment, several organizations in Brooklyn collect lightly used medical devices such as wheelchairs, ramps and walkers and distribute them to local seniors and residents in need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Technology-Related Assistance For Individuals With Disabilities (TRAID) Program - Brooklyn718-436-7979TRAID is a federally-sponsored program designed to help New Yorkers with disabilities get the equipment they need to live as independently as possible. Local TRAID centers can also refer visitors to other disability related services available in the area.

Social Security Offices

Social Security offices in Brooklyn help seniors and disabled people access the benefits they're entitled to. Older adults can contact their local office for information about receiving retirement benefits, disability allowance and Supplemental Security Income.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Brooklyn Social Security Offices800-772-1213Social Security is a source of income available to retirees and people who can no longer work because of a disability. The money for Social Security comes from a payroll tax levied on employers, employees and self-employed individuals. When you retire, you'll receive monthly payments based on how much you earned when you were working.

Veteran's Services

Brooklyn retirees who have served in the U.S. military can find support from local veteran services. These offices and organizations help vets access the benefits they're eligible for and provide advice and information on a variety of issues.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Brooklyn VA Medical Center718-836-6600The Brooklyn Vet Center offers a range of confidential counseling services to veterans, families and service members. These services are free and include couples and family counseling, grief and bereavement counseling and military sexual trauma care. PTSD care includes an anger management group and individual counseling, with mental health counseling for those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress and anger. Evidence-based therapies are used to help treat veterans, including motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Brooklyn Vet Center718-630-2830The Brooklyn Vet Center offers a range of confidential counseling services to veterans, families and service members. These services are free and include couples and family counseling, grief and bereavement counseling and military sexual trauma care. PTSD care includes an anger management group and individual counseling, with mental health counseling for those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress and anger. Evidence-based therapies are used to help treat veterans, including motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Brooklyn

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

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