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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Nassau County, NY for 2024

Nassau County is located in the western region of Long Island and has nearly 1.4 million residents, nearly a fifth of whom are aged 65 and older. While the overall cost of...

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What To Consider About Assisted Living in Nassau County

Assisted living facilities in Nassau County must comply with guidelines set by the New York Department of Health. This department enforces regulations regarding care planning, staffing and scope of care. It also conducts background checks on prospective employees to safeguard residents’ safety.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Nassau County

  • The BestPlaces’ 100-point cost of living index shows living expenses in Nassau County are about 40% higher than the state median and 60% higher than the national average, which may be a consideration for those seeking budget-friendly care.
  • Nassau County is a part of the AARP Age-Friendly Network, meaning local officials have taken strides toward making it a safe and comfortable place to live for people of all ages. The county has an AARP livability score of 57 for factors such as high access to health care, safe and convenient public transportation options and community amenities.
  • Nassau County has very low violent and property crime rates, making it a great option for those seeking a safe location for assisted living. On a 100-point crime index, the county’s property crime score is 15.9 and the violent crime score is 7.6, compared to respective national scores of 35.4 and 22.7.
  • Nassau County is ranked as one of the warmer areas in New York, with year-round high temperatures ranging from 39-83 degrees. It sees about 46 inches of rain and 23 inches of snow annually. To help seniors navigate the roads during the snowy months, many assisted living facilities provide transportation services.
  • Health care costs in Nassau County are consistent with the U.S. norm, and there are nearly 500 doctors per capita compared to the nationwide average of 210, which may make it easy to schedule appointments with primary care providers and specialists. The region is home to numerous high-performing hospitals, including St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage and Plainview Hospital in Plainview.
  • Nassau County seniors don’t pay state income taxes on Social Security benefits, and there’s a large deduction available for other types of retirement income. Property taxes are very high, which may make living in assisted living a financially viable alternative to maintaining a private home.

Paying for Assisted Living in Nassau County

Older adults in Nassau County pay $5,750 per month for assisted living. This is over $1,200 higher than the state median of $4,580 and the national average of $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living services in Nassau County are affordable compared to some areas of New York, such as Watertown, where older adults pay $8,415 per month. In Albany, care costs are high but lower than Nassau County’s median at $5,269, and in Syracuse, rates are closer to the statewide median at $4,694. Rochester is one of the cheapest places in the state to obtain care, with a monthly average cost of $3,775.

Nassau County

$5,750

New York

$4,580

The United States

$4,500

Albany

$5,269

Syracuse

$4,694

Watertown

$8,415

Rochester

$3,775

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At $5,750 per month, assisted living is moderately priced compared to other senior care options. Older adults who want to remain at home pay $5,529 for basic homemaker services. Home health aide services, which also include some skilled nursing care, cost $5,720 on average. Adult day health care is the cheapest option at $1,950 per month. Nursing homes charge the most, with semiprivate and private room rates coming in at $12,471 and $13,231, respectively.

Homemaker Services

$5,529

Home Health Aide

$5,720

Adult Day Health Care

$1,950

Assisted Living

$5,750

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$12,471

Nursing Home (private)

$13,231

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

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

Nassau County seniors have access to a range of nonprofit agencies and government programs to help them make important decisions regarding their long-term care. Through these local resources, individuals can access community-based services, connect with financial and legal experts and identify ways to pay for assisted living.

ResourceContactService
Nassau County Department of Human Services Office for the Aging(516) 227-8900The county’s Office for the Aging provides free and low-cost services to those aged 60 and over. Through the office, seniors can connect with transportation services to supplement what they obtain through assisted living. The office also has health insurance options counselors who help individuals understand their Medicare coverage and determine eligibility for Medicaid, which can help pay for assisted living.
RSVP Suffolk(631) 979-9490RSVP Suffolk provides exclusive volunteer opportunities for those aged 55 and over, enabling them to serve their communities in ways that fit their abilities and interests. RSVP also hosts programs such as Tai Chi for Arthritis, the Living Healthy with Better Choice workshop series and HIICAP, which provides free health insurance options counseling for Medicare beneficiaries.
Nassau Suffolk Law Services(516) 292-8100Nassau Suffolk Law Services provides free civil legal services to those aged 60 and over. Through the office in Hempstead, Nassau County seniors can get help with applying for public benefits such as Medicaid, Medicare and Supplemental Security Income. The office can also help with drafting wills and assigning powers of attorney.
Nassau County Senior Centers(516) 227-8900There are over a dozen senior centers in Nassau County, providing a range of recreational and social activities for older adults. At these county-run centers, members can enjoy games, discussion groups and congregate meals. Many centers also host social services, such as health screenings and options counseling.
Nassau County Veterans Services(516) 572-6565The county's Veterans Services office helps older veterans obtain the benefits they’re entitled to, including medical services and health screenings, health insurance and financial benefits that may help cover assisted living costs. The office can also help seniors determine their eligibility for veterans’ home placement.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Nassau County

Nassau County 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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