Elder Care Resources

Elder Care Resources

United States Government Resources
The Federal Government offers senior citizens many benefit programs to help you and your family. Review our listed resources to learn more.

New York State Government Resources
New York State has substantial information on aging available. Let our resources guide you through the many different options.

New York City Links
Visit New York City’s Office of the Aging and learn about the different benefits and programs that NYC offers its senior residents.

Nassau County Links
Visit your local County Government Senior Citizens Affairs or learn about the different benefits and programs that Nassau offers its senior residents.

Suffolk County Links
Visit the Suffolk County Government Office of the Aging or learn about the different benefits and programs that Suffolk County offers its senior residents.

Health Issues
There are various illnesses and health concerns which are age-related. Review our resources for information on senior health issues.

Care Management
When a loved one requires care, having a trusted Geriatric Care Manager could help prevent many unnecessary problems. Learn about senior care management through our resources.

Caregiving & Caregivers
Those that care for our elderly have their own special needs and also require special attention. Review our resources to help you make it through your day.

Legal Resources
As we age, we have our own unique legal concerns. Over the past twenty years, “elder law” has evolved to help address those needs.

Senior Interest & Advocacy Groups
Organizations play an important role in having our voices heard on various important issues. Review our links to these groups and perhaps you can discover an advocacy group that can help you!

Alzheimer’s Disease
There are many Alzheimer’s disease resources available to help you better understand your loved ones condition, teach you how to handle the disease more efficiently, and provide support to the caregiver.

Senior Housing Resources
The topic of senior housing is one of the most serious concerns that faces our aging population. Learn what your options are with our resources.

Continuing Retirement Communities
View different continuing retirement communities on Long Island.

Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is a general term used to describe harmful acts toward the elderly. Abuse can take many forms and can include physical, psychological or emotional, sexual, and financial.

Senior Driving
As people age, certain changes take place in their bodies such as decreased vision, impaired hearing, and delayed motor skills that may allow for poor driving habits.

Senior Recreation and Volunteer Opportunities
There are many organizations that offer recreation programs for seniors all across Long Island. Both town and county departments provide regular recreation activities for seniors in their area.

Employment Services for Seniors
Age does not determine when one can work. Whether it is for financial reasons, or just wanting to get back into the work force, there are programs that can assist seniors with finding jobs.

Continuing Education
State and public Long Island universities are able to offer courses to senior citizens on a space-available basis from little to no cost.

Numerous town departments offer senior transportation for services ranging from doctor appointments to grocery shopping.

Health Care Products and Assisted Devices

New York Medicare
Almost everyone is familiar with this Federal health program for those over 65 years of age, but review our listed websites to gather more information on delivery of services, appeals and providers.

New York Medicaid
Perhaps the most misunderstood Federal program, Medicaid Medical Assistance has evolved into the primary financial source for chronic care payments in our Country’s nursing homes. Our resources can help you to understand the complexities, risks and benefits of this program.

Medicaid Home Care & Managed Care
The New York State Department of Health has now made it mandatory for individuals to join a Managed Long Term Care Plan if they have both Medicaid and Medicare, need home care, adult day health care, or other long term care for more than 120 days, and are 21 years of age or older.

Planning for Long-Term Care / Insurance
Approximately 65% of us will face some form of Long-Term Care. Investigate how you can plan for this expensive risk both financially and legally.

Assisted Living
This community based option offers many advantages to our aging friends. Review all of the information necessary to help make an informed decision as to whether New York Assisted living is right for you or your loved one. Our geographical listings can help you research different facilities.

Home Healthcare Agencies
When care is necessary, most seniors prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. Use our county specific listings to help you determine which provider may be best for you.

Companion/Errand Assistance
A companion aide can provide social interaction or supervision for your loved one.

Nursing Homes
If you or a loved one needs Nursing Home Care, investigate which facility may be best by reviewing our geographically-based listings.

Social and Medical Model Day Programs
Social Model Day programs offer daily supervision of the frail elderly. Medical Model Adult Day Care programs offer a broad spectrum of health and social services.

Local Doctors for Homebound
Local doctors can assist seniors that are currently homebound receive good health care.

Local Resources for Homebound
Local organizations and professionals can assist seniors that are currently homebound receive good care and services to help them safely stay at home.

Independent Living Facilities
Independent Living Facilities allow seniors to make the transition out of their homes without giving up their independence before they are ready. This type of living facility generally offers amenities such as housekeeping services, dining, social activities, and personal laundry.

Hospice & End-Of-Life Care
Dignity and respect must be the standard when end-of-life decisions and care are necessary. Our Palliative Care resources, listed by geographical area, can help at this often difficult time.

Geriatric Doctors
View a list of Geriatric Doctors in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Bronx County, Kings County, and Manhattan.

The men and women that have served this country deserve our gratitude and support. This section contains information on federal, state and local resources to point the veteran and family in the right direction.

Respite and Low Cost Home Health Care Assistance
Respite care is short-term care provided by a trained companion in order to give caregivers of the homebound temporary relief from their duties.

Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) are particular areas such as housing complexes, apartments and neighborhoods where there are an abundance of senior citizens living in a specific community.


Suffolk County Medical Model Adult Day Care

Suffolk County Medical Model Adult Day Care

Medical Model Adult Day Care

Medical Adult Day Care provides transportation and a full range of therapeutic services to functionally impaired, but home-bound individuals. Medical adult day care programs are licensed by the New York State Department of Health.

Bellhaven Nursing Center & Adult Day Care Programs 110 Beaver Dam Road Brookhaven, NY 11719 Phone: 286-8100 X133

Broadlawn Adult Day Health Center 399 County Line Road Amityville, NY 11701 Phone: 264-0222 X 4080

Carillon Adult Day Health Care 830 Park Avenue Huntington, NY 11743 Phone: 271-5800 X 351

Gurwin Adult Day Program 68 Hauppauge Road Commack, NY 11725 Phone: 715-2520

John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility Adult Day Health Care Program 14 Glover Drive Yaphank, NY 11980 Phone: 852-4677, Social Services – 852-4452

L. I. State Veterans Home Adult Day Care State University of N.Y. at Stony Brook 100 Patriots Road Stony Brook, NY 11790 Phone: 444-8530, 1-800-Day Care

Huntington Hills Adult Day Health Care Services 400 S. Service Road Melville, NY 11747 Phone: 631-439-3121

Avalon Gardens Rehab. & Health Care Center Route 25A Smithtown, N.Y. 11787 Phone: 724-1228

Maria Regina Adult Day Health Services 1725 Brentwood Road, Bldg. 1 Brentwood, NY 11717 Phone: 299-3069

Nesconset Nursing Center’s Islip Adult Day Health Services Program 575 Clayton Street Central Islip, NY 11722 Phone: 234-0550

St. Johnland Health Care Services 395 Sunken Meadow Road Kings Park, NY 11754 Phone: 663-2474

San Simeone by the Sound Adult Day Healthcare 61700 Route 48 Greenport, New York 11944 Phone: 631-477-2110


Suffolk County Senior Day Care

Suffolk County Senior Day Care

Social Model Adult Day Care Senior Adult Day Care Services are community-based programs offering socialization, personal care, supervision, recreation, and a nutritious meal in a protective setting to those frail or impaired elderly adults who cannot remain alone, but do not require 24-hour residential care. Eligibility, fees and services provided vary. Programs are supported by federal, state, county and town funds, and private funding.

Birchwood Assisted Living Social Day Care Center 423 Clay Pitts Road East Northport, NY 11731………………………………………Phone: 368-5252

Community Programs Center Of Long Island Frail Elderly Program & Specialized Alzheimer’s Program 400 Sheep Pasture Road Port Jefferson, NY 11777 …………………………………………….. Phone: 476-9698 2210 Smithtown Avenue Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 ……………………………………………… Phone: 585-2020

St. Johnland Social Adult Day Care Program 395 Sunken Meadow Road Kings Park, NY 11754……………………………………………Phone: 663-2421

Town of Brookhaven Adult Day Programs …Phone 451-9142 or 451-9191
Centereach Adult Day Care New Village Recreation Center Wireless Road Centereach, NY 11720 North Country Rd. Mt. Sinai, NY 11766
Yaphank Adult Day Care Mill Road Yaphank, NY 11980
Mastic Recreation Center Neighborhood Road Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Shoreham Recreation Center Defense Hill Road Shoreham, NY 11786

Town of East Hampton Intergenerational Day Care 328 Accabonac Highway East Hampton, NY 11937……………………………………….Phone: 324-0467

Town of East Hampton/Montauk Adult Day Care 240 Edgemere Road Montauk, NY 11954 ………………………………………………Phone: 668-3778

Town Of Huntington Senior Day Care 423 Park Avenue Huntington, NY 11743 …………………………………………Phone: 351-3293

Town of Islip Senior Day Care 555 Clayton Street Central Islip, NY 11722………………………………………..Phone: 436-6046

Town of Southampton Adult Day Care 25 Ponquogue Avenue Hampton Bays, NY 11949 ……………………………………Phone: 728-1235

Town Of Southold Senior Adult Day Care 750 Pacific St. Mattituck, NY 11952……………………………………………Phone: 298-4470


Nassau County Senior Centers


Nassau County Senior Centers

A comprehensive and coordinated county-wide network of senior centers has been established, consisting of Multi- Service Senior Centers, Adult Day Service Centers, and Senior Lunch Programs. The Multi-Service Senior Centers include Senior Community Service Centers (SCSCs) which serve as community focal points, providing county-wide service delivery to seniors. An additional two multi-service programs target their services to meet the unique needs of special groups of seniors.

Adult Day Service Programs are designed for frail elderly individuals who require the services of a specialized staff. Senior Lunch Programs provide a substantial meal and nutrition services to other senior groups. For information on the nearest senior center call 227-8959


Franklin Square SCSC Bellerose
Wesley United Methodist Church Elmont
619 Fenworth Boulevard Floral Park
Franklin Square, NY 11010 Franklin Square
(516) 481-3322/23 Malverne
Contractor Agency: West Hempstead
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre
Freeport SCSC Freeport
66 Church Street Roosevelt
Freeport, NY 11520
(516) 623-2008
Contractor Agency: Salvation Army
Glen Cove SCSC Glen Cove
130 Glen Street Glen Head
Glen Cove, NY 11542 Glenwood Landing
759-9610 Sea Cliff
Contractor Agency: City of Glen Cove
Great Neck SCSC Great Neck
80 Grace Avenue Lake Success
Great Neck, NY 11021 Manhasset
(516) 487-0025
Contractor Agency: Great Neck Senior Citizens Center, Inc.
Hempstead SCSC Garden City
United Methodist Church Hempstead
40 Washington Street Lakeview
Hempstead, NY 11550 Uniondale
(516) 565-1568
Contractor Agency: EAC Network
Herricks SCSC Albertson
Herricks Community Center East Williston
999 Herricks Road Garden City Park
New Hyde Park, NY 11040 Herricks
(516) 305-8976 Mineola
Contractor Agency: New Hyde Park
Herricks Union Free School District Williston Park
Inwood SCSC Cedarhurst
270 Lawrence Avenue Hewlett
Lawrence, NY 11559 Inwood
(516) 239-6244 Lawrence
Contractor Agency: Woodmere
Five Towns Community Center, Inc.
Long Beach SCSC Atlantic Beach
Temple Israel Lido Beach
75 East Walnut Street Long Beach
Long Beach, NY 11561 Point Lookout
(516) 432-5555
Contractor Agency: Jewish Association Serving the Aging
Massapequa Park SCSC Bethpage
Our Lady of Lourdes School Farmingdale
379 Linden Street Massapequa Park
Massapequa Park, NY 11762 Old Bethpage
(516) 797-5357 Plainview
Contractor Agency:
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre
North Merrick SCSC Bellmore
Jewel Quinn Senior Center East Meadow
at North Merrick Hicksville
Brookside School Levittown
1260 Meadowbrook Road Merrick
North Merrick, NY 11566 North Bellmore
(516) 571-8675/76 North Merrick
Contractor Agency: Jewish Association Serving the Aging Plainedge
Oceanside SCSC Baldwin
St. Anthony’s Catholic School East Rockaway
80 Anchor Avenue Island Park
Oceanside, NY 11572 Lynbrook
(516) 764-9792/9815 Oceanside
Contractor Agency: Rockville Centre
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre Valley Stream
Oyster Bay SCSC Bayville
45 East Main Street Brookville
Oyster Bay, NY 11771 East Norwich
(516) 922-1770 Locust Valley
Contractor Agency: Oyster Bay
The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay Oyster Bay Cove
Port Washington SCSC Greenvale
St. Stephen’s Church Old Westbury
9 Carlton Avenue  Port Washington
Port Washington, NY 11050  Roslyn
(516) 944-9654/55
Contractor Agency: EAC, Inc.
 Hispanic Brotherhood Senior Program Nassau County
 59 Clinton Avenue
 Rockville Centre, NY 11570
 (516) 766-6610
 Contractor Agency: Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre, Inc.


 Bethel AME Church Freeport
420 North Main Street Roosevelt
Freeport, NY 11520
(516) 377-4469
Mary’s Manor Housing Inwood
60 Doughty Boulevard
Inwood, NY 11096
(516) 239-4291
Contractor Agency: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre
Senior Citizens of Westbury Center and Special Friends Group Old Westbury
360 Post Avenue Westbury
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 334-5886
Contractor Agency: Senior Citizens of Westbury, Inc.
Village of Great Neck Housing Great Neck
700 Middle Neck Road Lake Success
Great Neck, NY 11024 Manhasset
(516) 482-2727
Contractor Agency: Great Neck Senior Citizens Center, Inc.
Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) Nassau County
St. James United Methodist Church
St. James Place
Lynbrook, NY 11563
(516) 887-0768
Contractor Agency: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre




Adult Day Care-The Friendship Circle Roslyn and surrounding
300 Forest Drive communities
East Hills, NY  11548
(516) 485-1545 Ext. 135
Contractor Agency: Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
Alzheimer’s Day Care Program (Our Space) Albertson
Herricks Community Center Carle Place
999 Herricks Road East Williston
New Hyde Park, NY  11040 Garden City Park
(516) 742-0851 Mineola
Contractor Agency: Herricks Union Free School District New Cassel
New Hyde Park
Old Westbury
Roslyn Heights
Williston Park
Alzheimer’s Senior Day Program (The Club) and
Project CARES (Adult Day Care)
East Rockaway
1355 Noel Avenue Five Towns
Hewlett, NY  11557 Lynbrook
(516) 374-9253 Valley Stream
Contractor Agency:  Peninsula Counseling Center
Glen Cove Adult Day Care Glen Cove
130 Glen Street Glen Head
Glen Cove, NY  11542 Glenwood Landing
(516) 759-2345 Locust Valley
Contractor Agency:  City of Glen Cove Old Brookville
Sea Cliff


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Long Island Ramp Installation for Man With ALS

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Senior Home Modification Long Island

Floors and Rugs
፜ Arrange furniture and remove cluƩ er so there are clear walking pathways
፜ Remove or secure throw rugs and scaƩ er mats with gripper rug pads
Indoor and Outdoor Stairs
፜ Take your Ɵ me! Rushing is a major cause of falls
፜ Keep stairs free of cluƩ er and consider installing handrails on each side
፜ Keep stairs well lit and mark edges of steps with contrasƟ ng tape or paint
፜ Place non-skid strips on tub or shower fl oors and secure bath mats
፜ Securely install grab bars in the tub, shower and next to the toilet
፜ Install adjustable height shower heads or a hand-held shower head
፜ Place heavier and frequently used items within easy reach
፜ If you have to climb to reach items, use a sturdy stepladder with safety bar/handgrip
፜ Use a long-handled reacher for lightweight items on high shelves
፜ Put a lamp in an easy to reach place by the bed
፜ Use a night light to mark the path between your bedroom and bathroom
፜ Consider siƫ ng down when dressing and using long-handled shoe horns
The research is clear. People want to live independently in their own homes as they age.
Making simple changes (home modifi caƟ ons) can help. So why don’t more people make these
changes? Consider these common myths . . . and the realiƟ es.


Fall Prevention Long Island

Fall Prevention Long Island

Did you know that every day inthe United States 5,000 adults age 65 and above are hospitalized due to fall-related injuries?
CDC National Center for Injury Prevention  and Control Common fall risks include:
• fallen before
• balance problems
• muscle weakness
• problems walking
• arthriƟ s
• depression
• memory problems
• hazards in the home
• taking many medicaƟ ons
• vision problems


Stay healthy, independent, and strong by following these easy steps:
Find out your fall risk

  • Talk with your doctor about your fall risk, especially if you have any of the risks listed
    Review your medications
  •  Bring all your medications to your pharmacist or health professional at least once a year
  • Ask about any side effects and ways your medications may affect each other

    Have your vision checked

  • Have an eye doctor check your vision and eyeglass prescriptions each year

    Engage in regular physical activity

  • Ask your doctor what types of activities are best for you
  • Make an activity plan that fits with your interests and what you are able to do
  • Do exercises that improve lower body strength and balance

Check your home and make changes for safety

  • Use a home safety checklist or get a referral from your doctor for a professional (such as an occupational therapist) to check your home for fall risks
  • Remove clutter
  • Improve lighting in rooms, hallways, and stairwells
  • Install grab bars and handrails inside and outside the home
  • Consider placing a phone in every room and/or getting an emergency alert response system to use in case of a fall