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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.  

Nassau County

$7,188

New York

$5,725

The United States

$5,625

Utica Area

$5,625

Albany Area

$6,586

Ithaca

$10,094

Rochester

$4,719

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.  

Memory Care

$7,188

Home Care

$5,529

Home Health Care

$5,720

Adult Day Health Care

$1,950

Assisted Living

$5,750

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$12,471

Nursing Home (private)

$13,231

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.

ResourceContactService
Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter(800) 272-3900The 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.
Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Groups(631) 954-2323Numerous 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.
Nassau County Department of Human Services Office for the Aging (516) 227-8900The 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.
Nassau County Veterans Services (516) 572-6565Nassau 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.
Nassau Suffolk Law Services(516) 292-8100Nassau 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.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Nassau County

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Eileen

I visited this facility

Review of Esplanade of Woodmere

Esplanade of Woodmere was very nice-looking and clean. The people looked like they were well cared for. They have a variety of activities. They have three meals a day, plus several snacks, so it...

Provider response

Thank you so much for your review!

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Daughter

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Bristal at Massapequa

Care was excellent until needs rose. Found my dad laying in urine, with nothing to eat at three in the afternoon. Admitted to hospital with two bedsores and dehydration. Cepsis that went to his...

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Sandra

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Harbor House

My brother is in Harbor House. It looks like my brother hasn't changed clothes. They looked like he had been in for a week. He wasn't well-kept. I don't think he had a shower. I wouldn't recommend...

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