In Nassau County, those aged 65 and over make up over 18% of the nearly 1.4 million residents. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about one in nine seniors is living with Alzheimer’s, a disease with a higher mortality rate than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Locally, the CDC discloses that the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths went up by nearly 70% between 2014 and 2018. By comparison, the total death rate went up by just over 5%.  

While there isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s, specialized treatment may be able to slow the progression of this disease in some people. Memory care is a practical solution that provides compassionate, personalized care for seniors, helping them maintain a high quality of life even as the disease progresses. These facilities have highly trained caregivers and implement research-based programs to support residents’ cognitive, social and emotional health. This introductory guide for memory care in Nassau County offers an overview of memory care rates in and around the county, benefits and drawbacks of living in this county and some resources available to seniors and families affected by dementia.

Memory Care Facilities in Nassau County, NY

Atria Park of Lynbrook

100 Peninsula Boulevard, Lynbrook, NY, 11563

Atria Park of 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 Sou … (read more)
Atria Park of 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 Sou … (read more)

2022

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)

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 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)

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)

Sunrise of Plainview

1231 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY, 11803

Sunrise of Plainview was a beautiful place. It was just a lot more expensive, but my tour experience was great. All the people that worked there were nice, just by walking and saying hello. It seemed … (read more)
Sunrise of Plainview was a beautiful place. It was just a lot more expensive, but my tour experience was great. All the people that worked there were nice, just by walking and saying hello. It seemed … (read more)

Harbor House

150 South Street, Oyster Bay, NY, 11771

Harbor House is located on Long Island in Oyster Bay, New York, not far from Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Relatives say that this well-run facility is always clean and maintained and has a dignif … (read more)
Harbor House is located on Long Island in Oyster Bay, New York, not far from Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Relatives say that this well-run facility is always clean and maintained and has a dignif … (read more)

Village Green

100 Schoolhouse Road, Levittown, NY, 11756

Village Green is a brand new facility. It’s beautiful and everybody seems very caring. So far, from what I saw for the last couple of weeks, my aunt is getting the care she needs. She is in the memory … (read more)
Village Green is a brand new facility. It’s beautiful and everybody seems very caring. So far, from what I saw for the last couple of weeks, my aunt is getting the care she needs. She is in the memory … (read more)

The Alcove at Amber Court of Westbury

3400 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY, 11590


Orchard Estate of Woodbury

900 Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY, 11797


Esplanade of Woodmere

130 Irving Place, Woodmere, NY, 11598


2016

The Bristal Assisted Living at East Meadow

40 Merrick Ave., East Meadow, NY, 11554

The Bristal Assisted Living at East Meadow is located in East Meadow, New York, near major highways, top hospitals and a short walk from East Meadow Mall and Eisenhower Park. Visitors and loved ones c … (read more)
The Bristal Assisted Living at East Meadow is located in East Meadow, New York, near major highways, top hospitals and a short walk from East Meadow Mall and Eisenhower Park. Visitors and loved ones c … (read more)

Somerset Gardens Senior Living

150 Sunnyside Blvd, Plainview, NY, 11803

We went to tour Somerset Gardens Senior Living yesterday. I don’t think the price is going to work out for us. They’re just too expensive so we’re looking into other avenues. We’re trying to find plac … (read more)
We went to tour Somerset Gardens Senior Living yesterday. I don’t think the price is going to work out for us. They’re just too expensive so we’re looking into other avenues. We’re trying to find plac … (read more)

2015, 2016

The Bristal at Massapequa

400 County Line Road, Massapequa, NY, 11758

My mother spent two and a half years in the Dementia area of this facility. Since in has been almost three years since she was last there, I will not go into areas where I have no current knowledge. … (read more)
My mother spent two and a half years in the Dementia area of this facility. Since in has been almost three years since she was last there, I will not go into areas where I have no current knowledge. … (read more)

The Harborside

300 E. Overlook, Port Washington, NY, 11050


Maple Pointe at Rockville Centre

260 Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY, 11570

I liked Maple Pointe at Rockville Centre. Everyone was friendly, we were able to see all of the living spaces and the common areas. And so I thought it was impressive. The room was very good. I just t … (read more)
I liked Maple Pointe at Rockville Centre. Everyone was friendly, we were able to see all of the living spaces and the common areas. And so I thought it was impressive. The room was very good. I just t … (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)

The Bristal at Lake Success

69 North Service Road, Great Neck, NY, 11020

Deciding on an Assisted Living facility was a very difficult decision during a very stressful time in my life.My Mom had suffered a stroke immediately after the death of my brother and had to relocate … (read more)
Deciding on an Assisted Living facility was a very difficult decision during a very stressful time in my life.My Mom had suffered a stroke immediately after the death of my brother and had to relocate … (read more)

Amber Court of Westbury

3400 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY, 11590

My mother-in-law moved into Amber Court of Westbury, but she was only there for a little bit. She’s now hospitalized and is pretty sick. Generally, we were pleased with her care there. In the place … (read more)
My mother-in-law moved into Amber Court of Westbury, but she was only there for a little bit. She’s now hospitalized and is pretty sick. Generally, we were pleased with her care there. In the place … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Nassau County

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in New York. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Nassau County

In Nassau County, memory care facilities comply with regulations set by the New York Department of Health. This department sets minimum standards for staffing, the scope of care and care planning. It also ensures residents’ safety by conducting criminal background checks on potential employees. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Nassau County

  • Health care is highly accessible in Nassau County with about 500 doctors per capita compared to the national rate of 210, providing numerous health provider options for those managing chronic conditions such as dementia, and health care costs are consistent with the national average. The county has top-performing hospitals such as St. Joseph Hospital and Plainview Hospital. 
  • Seniors in Nassau County don’t pay state income taxes on their Social Security benefits, and while other types of retirement are taxed, retirees can claim deductions to minimize the expenses. Property taxes are among the highest in the nation, which may make residential care an affordable alternative to living alone.  
  • Over the course of the year, daytime temperatures in Nassau County range from 39-83 degrees, making it one of the warmer places in New York. The county gets 46 inches of annual rainfall and 23 inches of snow, and while July tends to be muggy, humidity levels are low through the rest of the year. Many memory care facilities have individual climate controls in rooms and indoor activities during very warm or very cold weather, keeping residents comfortable year-round.  
  • Crime is rare in Nassau County, making it a great option for long-term care services. On a 100-point index, the county’s violent crime is rated 7.6 and property crime is rated 15.9. By comparison, the national respective scores are 22.7 and 35.4. 
  • As is typical of New York City, Nassau County’s cost of living is fairly high and may be a consideration for those with budgetary limitations. On a cost of living index based on a national score of 100, the county scores 162.2 versus the state score of 120.5, indicating that local living costs are about 62% higher than the national median and a little over 40% higher than the state as a whole.  

Paying for Memory Care in Nassau County

In Nassau County, seniors obtain memory care services in assisted living facilities that are licensed to provide this level of care. No authoritative data sources outline nationwide memory care costs, but because rates are typically 20-30% higher than standard assisted living, we calculate local care costs by adding 25% to assisted living rates in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities 

In Nassau County, seniors pay $7,188 for residential dementia services, making this among the costlier places in the state and nation for this level of care. In New York as a whole, care costs are considerably lower at $5,725, and nationally, seniors pay $5,625. In the Utica area, monthly fees are equal to the national average at $5,625, and in Rochester, care costs are among the lowest in the state at $4,719. In the Albany area, rates average $6,586, and in Ithaca, memory care is several thousand dollars more per month at $10,094.  

$7188

Nassau County

$5725

New York

$5625

The United States

$5625

Utica Area

$6586

Albany Area

$10094

Ithaca

$4719

Rochester

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Older adults who live at home and attend adult day health care facilities pay the lowest rates, with fees averaging $1,950 for services. Those who access in-home services pay $5,529 for home care and $5,720 for home health care. Seniors in assisted living pay $5,750 for services, and those in memory care facilities pay $7,188. Elders who need around-the-clock nursing services pay $12,471 per month for semiprivate rooms in nursing homes, and those with their own rooms pay $13,231.  

$7188

Memory Care

$5529

Home Care

$5720

Home Health Care

$1950

Adult Day Health Care

$5750

Assisted Living

$12471

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$13231

Nursing Home (private)

Note: Data for Nassau County was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New York Area, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Nassau County

In Nassau County, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in New York page.

More ways to pay for memory care in New York

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in New York page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Nassau County

In Nassau County, numerous nonprofit agencies and programs serve those affected by Alzheimer’s. The following table features local resources to help seniors and families research local memory care facilities, find options for paying for care and access community-based services and supports.

Resource

Contact 

Description 

(800) 272-3900 

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Long Island Chapter has a 24-hour helpline seniors and families can call for emotional support, referrals for community-based services and advice on finding local memory care services. The agency also has in-person and virtual support groups and a comprehensive online library where individuals access materials that cover dementia-related topics.

(631) 954-2323 

Numerous Alzheimer’s and dementia support groups meet in the Nassau County region. Through these groups, seniors and families can get more information on dementia, including managing symptoms, obtaining accurate diagnoses and finding community-based services.

(516) 227-8900 

The Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office for the Aging, serves as the region’s Area Agency on Aging. Through this nonprofit organization, those aged 60 and over access information and referral services, wellness screenings and help with finding early-stage engagement programs and support groups in the community. It also houses the regional long-term care ombudsman program, which provides support and advocacy for those in memory care, as well as health insurance options counselors who specialize in Medicare-related issues.

(516) 572-6565 

Nassau County’s Veterans Services office helps older veterans in the region access state and federal benefits, including those that may cover memory care services such as Aid and Attendance and pension benefits.

(516) 292-8100 

Nassau Suffolk Law Services provides free legal advice and assistance to those aged 60 and over. Through this organization, seniors and families get professional help with addressing dementia-related issues such as coping with consumer debt, applying for public benefits that may cover long-term care costs and assigning guardianship.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Nassau County

Nassau County Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in New York are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New York page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in New York