Located on Long Island in the eastern region of New York, Nassau County is a beautiful community with a variety of benefits and recreational amenities for retirees. Its Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums maintains seven golf courses, three driving ranges and two mini-golf courses. The county also has over two dozen parks and nature preserves with opportunities for walking, fishing and bird-watching. Its picturesque villages and downtown areas provide ample shopping and restaurant options, and free and low-cost year-round events and attractions are popular day trips for local senior living facilities.  

The county has nearly 1.4 million people and a senior community that makes up over 18% of the population. To meet the needs of older adults, there are approximately 41 local assisted living facilities. This county is a relatively expensive option for assisted living, with monthly rates coming in at $5,991. Although, costs may vary between individual facilities, depending on the location and the amenities and services offered.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Nassau County, NY

Atria Glen Cove

146 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY, 11542

Located on Long Island’s north shore in Glen Cove, New York, Atria Glen Cove provides convenient access to a number of green spaces, including Bailey Arboretum and Welwyn Preserve. According to visito … (read more)
Located on Long Island’s north shore in Glen Cove, New York, Atria Glen Cove provides convenient access to a number of green spaces, including Bailey Arboretum and Welwyn Preserve. According to visito … (read more)

Somerset Gardens Senior Living

150 Sunnyside Blvd, Plainview, NY, 11803

We went to Somerset Gardens by Chelsea. They were very caring. They asked a lot of questions about my mother-in-law. They seemed very concerned. The facility was very clean. The apartments were well k … (read more)
We went to Somerset Gardens by Chelsea. They were very caring. They asked a lot of questions about my mother-in-law. They seemed very concerned. The facility was very clean. The apartments were well k … (read more)

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)

Atria Lynbrook

100 Peninsula Boulevard, Lynbrook, NY, 11563

Atria Lynbrook is an assisted living facility located on Peninsula Boulevard in Lynbrook, New Jersey. It’s next to Sunrise Highway and a short driving distance from Green Valley Mall and South Nassa … (read more)
Atria Lynbrook is an assisted living facility located on Peninsula Boulevard in Lynbrook, New Jersey. It’s next to Sunrise Highway and a short driving distance from Green Valley Mall and South Nassa … (read more)

Christian Fellowship House

369 Split Rock Road, Syosset, NY, 11791

Christian Fellowship House is located on the north shore of Long Island in Syosset, New York, and has convenient access to the Long Island Expressway. Visitors compliment this facility’s beautiful gro … (read more)
Christian Fellowship House is located on the north shore of Long Island in Syosset, New York, and has convenient access to the Long Island Expressway. Visitors compliment this facility’s beautiful gro … (read more)

Amber Court of Westbury

3400 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY, 11590

Amber Court of Westbury was OK. The rooms and the staff were just so-so. They have a library, a PT room, and the lady that we dealt with was helpful. They have one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, and they … (read more)
Amber Court of Westbury was OK. The rooms and the staff were just so-so. They have a library, a PT room, and the lady that we dealt with was helpful. They have one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, and they … (read more)

2016

Atria Tanglewood

125 Ocean Avenue, Lynbrook, NY, 11563

Atria Tanglewood is located in the heart of Lynbrook, New York, near Rockville Centre and the Southern State Parkway, only a 30-minute train ride from New York City. Residents and visitors praise then … (read more)
Atria Tanglewood is located in the heart of Lynbrook, New York, near Rockville Centre and the Southern State Parkway, only a 30-minute train ride from New York City. Residents and visitors praise then … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of East Meadow

1555 Glen Curtis Boulevard, East Meadow, NY, 11554

Sunrise of East Meadow is located in East Meadow, New York, just moments from Nassau University Medical Center, Eisenhower Park and the East Meadow Mall. Visitors and residents praise the facility’s k … (read more)
Sunrise of East Meadow is located in East Meadow, New York, just moments from Nassau University Medical Center, Eisenhower Park and the East Meadow Mall. Visitors and residents praise the facility’s k … (read more)

Atria Plainview

12 Washington Avenue, Plainview, NY, 11803

Atria Plainview is nice. My problem with them is that they don’t have memory care and my mother has dementia, she’s blind and she’s hard of hearing. So although the community was wonderful, she’d neve … (read more)
Atria Plainview is nice. My problem with them is that they don’t have memory care and my mother has dementia, she’s blind and she’s hard of hearing. So although the community was wonderful, she’d neve … (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)

Sunrise of North Lynbrook

53 Franklin Avenue, Lynbrook, NY, 11563

Sunrise of North Lynbrook is nestled on the South Shore of Long Island in Lynbrook, New York, just 30 minutes from New York City. Visitors and residents give high marks to this facility for its attrac … (read more)
Sunrise of North Lynbrook is nestled on the South Shore of Long Island in Lynbrook, New York, just 30 minutes from New York City. Visitors and residents give high marks to this facility for its attrac … (read more)

Maple Pointe at Rockville Centre

260 Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY, 11570

I had gone to Maple Pointe at Rockville Centre a few years ago with a friend of mine who was thinking of putting her mother in assisted living. I liked it then, but when I went back, I was even happie … (read more)
I had gone to Maple Pointe at Rockville Centre a few years ago with a friend of mine who was thinking of putting her mother in assisted living. I liked it then, but when I went back, I was even happie … (read more)

2015

The Regency Assisted Living

94 School Street, Glen Cove, NY, 11542

The Regency Assisted Living is nestled on Long Island’s north shore, just minutes from Hempstead Bay in Glen Cove, New York. Family members appreciate this facility’s hotel-like appearance and conveni … (read more)
The Regency Assisted Living is nestled on Long Island’s north shore, just minutes from Hempstead Bay in Glen Cove, New York. Family members appreciate this facility’s hotel-like appearance and conveni … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Glen Cove

39 Forest Avenue, Glen Cove, NY, 11542

Sunrise of Glen Cove is in Glen Cove, New York, near sandy beaches and the Glen Cove Public Library. Visitors praise the clean facility for its peaceful environment and friendly, helpful staff, and th … (read more)
Sunrise of Glen Cove is in Glen Cove, New York, near sandy beaches and the Glen Cove Public Library. Visitors praise the clean facility for its peaceful environment and friendly, helpful staff, and th … (read more)

2016

Rosewood on the Sound

59 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY, 11709

Nestled in a residential area of Bayville, New York, Rosewood on the Sound is just down the road from Bayville Adventure Park. Relatives appreciate this facility’s cleanliness, attractive decor and lo … (read more)
Nestled in a residential area of Bayville, New York, Rosewood on the Sound is just down the road from Bayville Adventure Park. Relatives appreciate this facility’s cleanliness, attractive decor and lo … (read more)

Sunrise of Plainview

1231 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY, 11803

Sunrise of Plainview was nice, but it was very expensive. It was more money than the other facility that we liked. The lady that we spoke with was very nice. We just didn’t get that same warm feeling … (read more)
Sunrise of Plainview was nice, but it was very expensive. It was more money than the other facility that we liked. The lady that we spoke with was very nice. We just didn’t get that same warm feeling … (read more)

Village Green

100 Schoolhouse Road, Levittown, NY, 11756

We went to Village Green. The person that we met with did not give us much time, nor did she seem very interested in explaining everything available to us. The place looked very nice. It was clean and … (read more)
We went to Village Green. The person that we met with did not give us much time, nor did she seem very interested in explaining everything available to us. The place looked very nice. It was clean and … (read more)

Orchard Estate of Woodbury

900 Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY, 11797


Oyster Bay Manor

150 South St, Ste 2244, Oyster Bay, NY, 11771


Amber Court of Westbury

3400 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY, 11590


Paying for Assisted Living in Nassau County

According to data published in Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, U.S. seniors pay $4,300 on average for assisted living. In New York, rates are $500 per month higher at $4,800, making it a relatively pricey option for this type of care. In Nassau County, which is located near the New York City area and has comparable living and senior care costs, seniors pay $5,991 monthly.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

With monthly rates about 25% higher than the statewide median, Nassau County is among the costlier options in the state for assisted living. The cheapest city for this type of care in New York is Glens Falls, which is located about 220 miles from the county’s center. Here, seniors pay less than the national average at $4,235 monthly. In the Albany area, costs are consistent with the statewide average at $4,800, and in the Utica area, rates are a little higher at $4,905. The Poughkeepsie area is located about 95 miles north of Nassau County and has considerably lower rates of $5,154. In the Watertown area, which is about 300 miles northwest of the county, care costs are among the highest in the state at $6,034.  

$5991

Nassau County/New York Area

$4800

New York

$4300

The United States

$5154

Poughkeepsie Area

$4800

Albany Area

$4235

Glens Falls

$6034

Watertown Area

$5097

Binghamton

$4905

Utica Area

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Nassau County

While New York does not provide public subsidization of services, low-income seniors who are eligible for Medicaid may have their services covered through the state’s Long-Term Home Health Program 1915(c) Waiver program

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 Nassau County

ResourceContact Service
Department of Human Services Office for the Aging  (516) 227-8900The Office for the Aging is the Area Agency on Aging that serves Nassau County and the surrounding region. Through this federally funded agency, older adults obtain a wide array of services that promote their quality of life and assist them in care planning. It provides more than 70 programs, including transportation assistance, congregate meals and information and assistance with accessing local resources. The agency also provides civil legal aid for older adults, which can help them obtain federal benefits that may help them cover assisted living expenses, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.  
Senior Centers(516) 227-8900 There are 16 county-operated senior centers in Nassau County. These centers promote socialization and prevent isolation and loneliness in older adults through regularly scheduled games, special events and free or low-cost congregate meals. They may also foster lifelong learning through technology classes, workshops and discussions on current events, art and music classes and dancing. Hours of operation, amenities and programs vary by location.
Veterans Services(516) 572-6565  Nassau County’s Veterans Services Agency provides a range of special benefits for qualifying veterans aged 65 and over, including coordinating transportation to the VA Hospital and VA Clinic and information and referrals for local agencies. The agency processes claims for pension benefits and helps with the appeals process. It can also help qualifying veterans obtain disability compensation or the Aid and Attendance Benefit, which can help cover assisted living expenses.
RSVP Suffolk(631) 979-9490SVP Suffolk provides volunteer opportunities to older adults living in Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Through this organization, which is part of the nation’s largest volunteer organization for seniors, individuals can serve their community through opportunities, such as tutoring and mentoring children, sewing blankets or stuffed animals for local hospitals, providing administrative support for charities and serving in museums and performing arts centers. Seniors serve in the capacity they want for as many or as few hours as they want and receive one-on-one assistance with finding the opportunities that fit their interests and abilities. In exchange for volunteering, individuals are invited to annual recognition events and receive supplemental liability insurance.  
Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program(800) 701-0501HICAP is a statewide program that provides free, objective advice regarding Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care insurance. Its volunteer agents are not affiliated with an insurance carrier but are trained to answer questions about available policies, help individuals compare benefits and out-of-pocket costs and identify options for covering assisted living expenses. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Nassau County

Nassau County-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 Nassau County