Rockland County, New York, is a popular retirement destination for seniors who want to live in a peaceful, friendly community close to outdoor spaces and all the amenities they need. Residents can learn about the local history at the Historical Society of Rockland County or get immersed in the area’s cultural scene by visiting the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study. Seniors can also stroll through the beautiful grounds of the Bear Mountain State Park or relax by the water at Lake Welch Beach and Nyack Beach State Park.

There are approximately 18 assisted living facilities in New City, the county seat of Rockland County. According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost is $5,154 per month in the nearby community of Poughkeepsie. Although this amount is $354 higher than the statewide median, Rockland County’s quality of care and welcoming environment make it an attractive location for retirees.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Rockland County, NY

2013

The Promenade at Blue Hill

582 Veterans Memorial Drive, Pearl River, NY, 10965

The Promenade at Blue Hill is located in Pearl River, New York, near the Pearl River Nauraushaun Swim Club and the Blue Hill Golf Course. The facility’s location is easily accessible to families in Ne … (read more)
The Promenade at Blue Hill is located in Pearl River, New York, near the Pearl River Nauraushaun Swim Club and the Blue Hill Golf Course. The facility’s location is easily accessible to families in Ne … (read more)

Sunrise of New City

233 North Main Street, New City, NY, 10956

Sunrise of New City is located in New City, New York, just minutes from Route 202 and South Mountain County Park. Residents and their guests agree that the facility is bright, homelike and clean. Visi … (read more)
Sunrise of New City is located in New City, New York, just minutes from Route 202 and South Mountain County Park. Residents and their guests agree that the facility is bright, homelike and clean. Visi … (read more)

2016

Promenade at Chestnut Ridge

168 Red Schoolhouse Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY, 10977

Promenade at Chestnut Ridge is nestled in the village of Chestnut Ridge, New York, close to Kakiat Park and Lake Tappan. Residents and their loved ones give high marks to the facility for its cleanlin … (read more)
Promenade at Chestnut Ridge is nestled in the village of Chestnut Ridge, New York, close to Kakiat Park and Lake Tappan. Residents and their loved ones give high marks to the facility for its cleanlin … (read more)

Atria New City

269 North Main Street, New City, NY, 10956

My mother recently reserved an apartment at Atria New City. We had previously visited two other assisted living buildings in the area and felt that Atria was by far the best option. I first visited on … (read more)
My mother recently reserved an apartment at Atria New City. We had previously visited two other assisted living buildings in the area and felt that Atria was by far the best option. I first visited on … (read more)

2013

The Esplanade at Palisades

640 Oak Tree Road, Palisades, NY, 10964

I liked The Esplanade at Palisades a lot. It was very nice, and I was very impressed with the staff. The residents seemed very happy; there was a lot to do, and everybody was doing something. It defin … (read more)
I liked The Esplanade at Palisades a lot. It was very nice, and I was very impressed with the staff. The residents seemed very happy; there was a lot to do, and everybody was doing something. It defin … (read more)

Rudolf Steiner Fellowship Foundation

241 Hungry Hollow Road, Spring Valley, NY, 10977

Rudolf Steiner Fellowship Foundation is located in Spring Valley, New York, close to The Shops at Nanuet, the New York State Thruway and Monsey Glen County Park. Residents appreciate the setting of th … (read more)
Rudolf Steiner Fellowship Foundation is located in Spring Valley, New York, close to The Shops at Nanuet, the New York State Thruway and Monsey Glen County Park. Residents appreciate the setting of th … (read more)

Tappan Zee Manor

51 Mountainview Avenue, Nyack, NY, 10960

I liked Tappan Zee Manor a lot. It’s up on the hill overlooking the Hudson River. When you enter, it’s gorgeous. There’s a big place to sit with windows around, so you can look down on the Hudson Vall … (read more)
I liked Tappan Zee Manor a lot. It’s up on the hill overlooking the Hudson River. When you enter, it’s gorgeous. There’s a big place to sit with windows around, so you can look down on the Hudson Vall … (read more)

Friedwald Center For Rehab And Nursing L L C

475 New Hempstead Rd, New City, NY, 10956

The conditions at Friedwald Center are some of the best I have ever seen. Being an overall beautiful surrounding area, the inside is also accompanied with a wonderful indoor environment and staff. The … (read more)
The conditions at Friedwald Center are some of the best I have ever seen. Being an overall beautiful surrounding area, the inside is also accompanied with a wonderful indoor environment and staff. The … (read more)

Dowling gardens

190 Kings Hwy, Sparkill, NY, 10976

This is a really warm, lovely place. My grandmother moved there after my grandfather passed away and she often commented on how kind the nuns and staff were there. The food was also very good. I have … (read more)
This is a really warm, lovely place. My grandmother moved there after my grandfather passed away and she often commented on how kind the nuns and staff were there. The food was also very good. I have … (read more)

St. Joseph’s Home

125 Sisters Servants Lane, Sloatsburg, NY, 10974

St. Joseph’s Home was nice enough that I wanted to go there, but the waiting list is too long. The rooms were just plain, there wasn’t anything special, but the price was reasonable. The dining area w … (read more)
St. Joseph’s Home was nice enough that I wanted to go there, but the waiting list is too long. The rooms were just plain, there wasn’t anything special, but the price was reasonable. The dining area w … (read more)

Assisted Living at Northern Riverview

87 South Route 9W, Haverstraw, NY, 10927

I am now in Assisted Living at Northern Riverview, where I share a room and a bathroom. The staff is accommodating, and they try to resolve problems you may have. I have problems with the food, but th … (read more)
I am now in Assisted Living at Northern Riverview, where I share a room and a bathroom. The staff is accommodating, and they try to resolve problems you may have. I have problems with the food, but th … (read more)

Golden Acre Rest Home

11 Prospect Street, Spring Valley, NY, 10977

I had a relative that resided at The New Golden Acres as recent as this year. My family member had alot of problems but the new administrator who works there now was wonderful to my family member. She … (read more)
I had a relative that resided at The New Golden Acres as recent as this year. My family member had alot of problems but the new administrator who works there now was wonderful to my family member. She … (read more)

New Monsey Park Home

15 Monsey Boulevard, Monsey, NY, 10952

This facility is horrific!! I’m taken aback that the state of NY would allow this to be marketed as a facility to send your loved ones to for care. This was recommended by a social worker for my elder … (read more)
This facility is horrific!! I’m taken aback that the state of NY would allow this to be marketed as a facility to send your loved ones to for care. This was recommended by a social worker for my elder … (read more)

Green Hills Estate

1 South Route 9W, Haverstraw, NY, 10927


L’Dor

156 West Clarkstown Road, New City, NY, 10956



Rockland County Public Home

50 Sanitorium Road, Pomona, NY, 10970


Brightview Lake Tappan

31 Hunt Road, Orangeburg, NY, 10962


Paying for Assisted Living in Rockland County

Seniors in Poughkeepsie, the closest city to Rockland County, pay $5,154 per month for assisted living, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2020. Residents can expect to pay approximately $854 more than the national average of $4,300 per month, but costs in the area are more similar to the state average as a whole, at just $354 above the monthly estimate of $4,800.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Rockland County’s assisted living costs are relatively affordable in comparison to other locations in the state. About 35 miles to the south, costs in New York City are $5,991 per month, which is $837 higher. Further north, however, seniors in Albany pay approximately $354 less, or $4,800 per month. Costs start to increase further west; Binghamton residents are charged only $57 less than those living in Rockland County. In upstate New York, Rochester is slightly more expensive, at about $26 more. Costs in Elmira, which is toward the center of the state, are $470 higher, or $5,624 per month. Watertown, the northernmost city in the state, charges a monthly rate of $6,034, which is $880 more expensive. Finally, seniors in Ithaca can expect to pay the highest rate in the state at $13,500 per month, whereas those who live in Rockland County will pay $8,364 less.

$5154

Rockland County/Poughkeepsie

$4800

New York State

$4300

The United States

$4800

Albany

$5097

Binghamton

$5180

Rochester

$5624

Elmira

$5991

New York City

$6034

Watertown

$13500

Ithaca

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rockland County

The Assisted Living Program (ALP) provides financial assistance to a limited number of people in assisted living facilities in New York. Rockland County seniors who receive Social Security benefits may also be eligible for financial help through the Optional State Supplement (OSS). 

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 Rockland County

ResourceContact Service
New York Assisted Living Program(845) 364-2512Offered by New York State’s Department of Health, this program may help seniors afford the cost of care at assisted living facilities. Services covered include room, board, personal care, supervision, housekeeping and a variety of medical services and therapies. Qualifying participants must be in need of continual care that cannot be provided at their own homes, and both Medicaid recipients and private payers are eligible to apply.
New York Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(844) 697-6321The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates in favor of those living in residential care facilities throughout the state. Volunteers help protect the rights of seniors by addressing complaints made by residents or their families. The ombudsman is responsible for solving problems related to quality of care, proper transfer and discharge, elder abuse and medical services. Seniors may also receive assistance to be placed at a facility that suits their particular needs.
Rockland County Office for the Aging(845) 364-2110The Office for the Aging provides a range of services to older adults who live in Rockland County. Seniors receive counseling on the housing options available to them, and social workers answer their questions about moving to an assisted living residence. Legal assistance on elder issues is also offered, and socialization programs help seniors to avoid isolation.
Rockland County TRIPS Paratransit Program(845) 364-2065This program offers low-cost transportation for those who are unable to use standard, fixed-route buses. The curb-to-curb service operates from Monday to Saturday, and appointments must be made at least one day in advance. Eligible participants must be seniors aged 60 and over or have a physical or mental impairment covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program(845) 364-2110Through the Rockland County Office for the Aging, this program provides one-on-one counseling about Medicare and private health coverage. Trained volunteers educate seniors at no cost about the types of services their insurance provider may pay. The program’s staff helps older adults understand their medical bills, and seniors also receive assistance to detect and report possible Medicare abuse or fraud situations.
Rockland County Senior Centers(845) 356-9600Rockland County’s Office for the Aging has several senior centers at different locations throughout the area. A wealth of recreational activities and social engagement programs are available, including lectures, musical performances, fitness classes, group trips and workshops. Seniors have access to home-delivered meals or an on-site hot lunch, and door-to-door transportation is offered. Seniors aged 60 and over are eligible to use the services provided at these centers.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rockland County

Rockland 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 Rockland County