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

 

Commack is a small town on Long Island sitting about 11 miles southwest of Smithtown Bay. The town is home to 41 assisted living communities, but there is an additional located in nearby areas. On average, seniors in these communities pay $6,273 per month for their room, board and care, which is $1,693 more than New York State's average price and $1,773 more than the national norm.

According to our directory, Commack's assisted living communities have an average rating of 2.66 out of 5 stars stars across 1235 reviews reviews. 

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Commack

Commack's assisted living communities must follow health and safety rules from the New York State Department of Health. Assisted living residents and their loved ones can contact the agency to report potential rule violations and to learn more about care quality requirements. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Commack

 

  • Commack has very low crime rates, making the town safer than approximately 86% of cities nationwide. Additionally, the Suffolk County Police Department says the region has seen violent and property crimes decrease in recent years. For added safety, assisted living communities often use security systems such as cameras and gates to maintain a secure environment.

 

  • The cost of living in Commack is about 72.5% higher than the national average. Housing prices play a major role in this figure; on average, local homes cost 114.7% more than the U.S. norm. Fortunately, assisted living communities usually offer fixed monthly rates that include room and board, making budgeting easier.

 

  • New York State's retirement tax laws offset some living expenses for seniors. Beyond exempting Social Security benefits, the state offers a $20,000 deduction for other forms of retirement income such as 401(k) withdrawals and pension disbursements. Additionally, most food items and prescription drugs aren't subject to sales taxes statewide.

 

  • Suffolk County, which includes Commack, is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning the local government works to be senior-friendly through public programs and resources. Additionally, Commack has an AARP Livability Score of 54, putting it in the top half of communities nationwide. The town scores especially well for its health care system; 64.6% of residents say they're satisfied with their care compared to 61.4% statewide.

 

 

  • Commack experiences an average of 207 sunny days annually compared to the national norm of 205. Nonetheless, the town also gets 8 more inches of rain annually than the national norm. Additionally, Commack receives about 26 inches of snow per year.

 

  • Beyond rain and snow, Commack's climate features warm summers and cold winters. Average high temperatures reach 82 degrees Fahrenheit in July, while lows drop to around 25 degrees Fahrenheit in January. For seniors' comfort, assisted living communities often have common areas and indoor group activities to enjoy when the weather is unpleasant.

Paying for Assisted Living in Commack

 

In Commack, assisted living residents pay an average monthly fee of $6,273.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living communities in Commack charge relatively high monthly rates. Local prices are about $1,693 higher than New York's statewide average and $1,773 higher than the U.S. norm. Nearby cities show a similar trend. Assisted living rates in New York City are about $523 lower, while those in Kingston are $1,773 lower, on average. Similarly, prices are about $1,185 lower in the neighboring city of New Haven, CT. 

Commack

$6,273

New York

$4,580

United States

$4,500

Kingston

$4,500

New York City

$5,750

New Haven, CT

$5,088

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Commack, assisted living is moderately priced compared to other senior care options. Adult day health care costs about $4,654 less per month because its services are limited to daytime supervision in a communal environment. Conversely, local nursing home facilities charge approximately $10,532 more than assisted living communities due to their high-level medical services and 24/7 monitoring. Meanwhile, home health care providers in Commack charge about $934 less than assisted living communities and offer light medical support such as medication administration. In-home care is also cheaper than assisted living on average, offering private assistance with personal care such as dressing and bathing for about $934 less per month.

In-Home Care

$5,339

Home Health Care

$5,339

Adult Day Health Care

$1,619

Assisted Living Facility

$6,273

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$16,805

Note: Data for Commack was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Bridgeport, CT, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Commack

Seniors needing help paying for assisted living can apply for either the New York Assisted Living Program or the Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care program

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

Financial Assistance 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 Commack

Commack 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 Commack, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Commack

 

Commack 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.

Laws and Regulations in New York

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Reviewer#JM020124

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Gurwin Jewish - Fay J. Lindner Residences

My mom is at Gurwin Jewish - Fay J. Lindner Residences. She's getting decent care. I felt that the place looked a little tired. The management's style is maybe a little weak, but nothing to the...

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Sharon1963

I visited this facility

Review of Gurwin Jewish - Fay J. Lindner Residences

I gave one star because the rating system would not accept zero stars. The facility is FILTHY, the staff doesn’t seem to care, as evidenced by the lack of basic housekeeping (we were shown a...

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calvie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Gurwin Jewish - Fay J. Lindner Residences

This facility has been very slow to adapt to the COVID 19 regulations. They keep All residents in lockdown Except for 2 hours a day for two or three days a week. Family’s cannot visit through...

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