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

Huntington is located along the northern shore of Long Island in New York. It has a population of around 200,500, and approximately 19% of the city’s residents are aged 65 and older. It’s home to the Oheka Castle, which is a historic hotel and sought-after getaway location, and Kerber’s Farm, which is the perfect spot for enjoying a cup of coffee and breakfast. The area’s warm summers provide inviting weather for hiking at Cold Spring Harbor or Caumsett State Park. With its low crime rates and easy access to quality healthcare, Huntington may be the ideal retirement spot.

Seniors who require help with daily living activities but prefer to remain as independent as possible may choose assisted living for their long-term care. The average cost in Huntington is $7,838, which is more expensive than many other areas in the state and around the country.

This guide provides information on the cost of care in Huntington and throughout the region, as well as cost comparisons with other types of care. It also includes a list of available aging-related resources in the city.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Huntington

The New York State Department of Health regulates assisted living communities in Huntington. Regulations involve all aspects of operations, including staffing, health and safety, medication administration, housekeeping, grooming and meals.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Huntington

  • Huntington experiences approximately 206 sunny days per year with average summer highs around 83 degrees. This gives seniors plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors and get some fresh air.
  • According to the annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index, Huntington ranks 66 out of 100 points. The U.S. average is 58, which makes the city a good choice for those with chronic respiratory conditions. The rating is based on the EPA’s measurement of hazardous pollutants in the air.
  • The city offers above-average access to healthcare providers, with  246 physicians per 100,000 residents compared to the nationwide norm of 210.
  • Huntington is home to several quality medical facilities for those with chronic illnesses or emergencies. This includes the Huntington Hospital, the Syosset Hospital and the North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital.
  • Compared to national crime statistics, Huntington is safer than the average city. On a scale of one to 100, property crime is ranked 30.4, which is lower than the U.S. average of 35.4. In addition, most assisted living communities have security measures in place to keep their residents safe.
  • In New York, Social Security retirement benefits are exempt from state income taxes. Private pensions and income from retirement accounts are deductible up to $20,000. This may provide savings that help seniors stretch their retirement budgets. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Huntington

According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Huntington is $7838 per month. This is higher than both national and state averages, which come to $4,300 and $4,800, respectively

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

In Huntington, seniors can expect to pay around $7,838 per month for assisted living, according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This is $3,038 more than the statewide average and $3,538 more than the national median. Other cities in the area have more affordable assisted living, including New York City, where the average monthly cost is $5,991, and Poughkeepsie, where seniors pay $5,145 per month. In the state capital, Albany, assisted living is even less expensive at just $4,800 per month.

Huntington

$7,838

New York

$4,800

The United States

$4,300

New York City

$5,991

Poughkeepsie

$5,154

Albany

$4,800

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In addition to assisted living at $7,838 per month, Huntington offers several other long-term care options for seniors. Homemaker services average $4,767 per month, which can allow seniors to age in place and receive assistance in their own homes. Those who also need limited medical attention can opt for home health aide services at a cost of $5,148. The most affordable option is adult day health care at $1,926 per month, which provides weekday supervision in a group setting. Seniors who require around-the-clock skilled care can choose a nursing home facility, where a semiprivate room costs around $14,113 and a private room averages $15,208 per month.

Homemaker Service

$4,767

Home Health Aide

$5,148

Adult Day Health Care

$1,926

Assisted Living Facility

$7,838

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$14,113

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$15,208

Note: Care cost data for Huntington was not available, so data for the closest city, Bridgeport, CT, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Huntington

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 Huntington

In Huntington, seniors have access to a number of resources that can help them age in place successfully. These programs and services are available at little to no cost for eligible seniors.

ResourceContactService
Suffolk County Office for the Aging(631) 853-8200The Suffolk County Office for the Aging assists individuals aged 60 and older with maintaining their independence and dignity to help them age in place. The agency serves as an advocate for senior citizens and offers access to various supportive programs, including legal assistance, chronic disease management, educational opportunities and health insurance counseling.
Huntington Senior Center(631) 351-3253The Huntington Senior Center offers an array of programs for area residents aged 60 and older. Seniors can take part in classes in art, driving, exercise, dance and singing, The center also hosts games, movies and workshops and special events Transportation is also available to and from the center and for weekly outings and medical appointments.
HART Bus System(631) 427-8287Huntington County Regional Transportation (HART) provides rides for seniors to places of interest throughout the area at reduced fares. There are also four fixed-routes that make stops at all local senior centers.
New York Long Term Care Ombudsman(855) 582-6769The long-term care ombudsman serves as an advocate for seniors in assisted living. The ombudsman plans regular trips to local centers to ensure state and local standards are being met. They also investigate complaints and help seniors reach a resolution over concerning issues.
Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency(631) 853-8387The County's Veterans Service Agency helps senior veterans apply for benefits and compensation earned through their military service. This can include VA pensions and the Aid and Attendance pension supplement, which may help seniors cover the cost of assisted living services.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Huntington

Huntington-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New York

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