What is "Assisted Living?" What makes it different from a nursing home?

Long Island Living Center is a residential community offering services and amenities like a hotel, and help with daily tasks if needed. A nursing home is a medical institution designed to provide advanced, skilled medical care for those who need it.

Assisted living is a general term used to describe a residence for seniors where assistance with activities of daily living is provided, as needed. All while providing services and amenities like full-service dining, housekeeping, laundry services, transportation, 24-hour staff - plus a well-rounded schedule of social, educational and cultural opportunities. Our assisted living program also provides discreet assistance with daily tasks like medication assistance and supervision, bathing and getting dressed, incontinence care, and getting to and from meals and events.

The goal of assisted living is to provide each resident with considerate and respectful care, and to promote their dignity, autonomy, independence, and privacy to the extent possible, in a comfortable, residential setting.


How do I know if Long Island Living Center can meet my care needs?

Long Island Living Center assisted living has a licensed nurse on staff who performs an assessment on potential residents to determine if we are the right fit. Even if the assessment determines that Long Island Living Center is not appropriate for you, we will help you find somewhere that is. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact the Long Island Living Center.


How much does it cost to live at Long Island Living Center?

Long Island Living Center offers private-pay rooms, and no "buy-in fee" or security deposit is required. Residents pay a single monthly rental rate that includes dining, events, housekeeping and linen services, room maintenance, and scheduled transportation for medical appointments.

In addition, the resident’s Income and Medicaid funding covers room and board, and some personal care in certain situations. When individuals are unable to access ALPs, they are left with no alternative but to utilize more costly institutional settings, such as nursing homes.

The Assisted Living Program allows Medicaid-funded nursing and home care services to be delivered in Adult Care Facilities (ACF) for residents that require services above and beyond what the adult home or enriched housing program typically provides. ALPs require a special state license and are the only residential care option that is covered by Medicaid. Rental rates and care service rates vary. To learn more, contact the Long Island Living Center.


Can I bring my own furnishings to my living space?

Absolutely. This is your home, and you should have all the comforts and furnishings you enjoy. Long Island Living Center residents take pride in decorating their living area and adding their own personal touches to their homes.


What if I have a medical emergency?

All Long Island Living Center rooms are equipped with an emergency alert system. Staff members are on-site 24 hours a day to respond and offer immediate assistance and call emergency services if needed.


What kind of activities and events are offered?

Long Island Living Center offers a full schedule of social and religious programs, arts and crafts, and cinema and theater activities are available to all of our residents. We have our very own synagogue with services held daily. The Long Island Living Center maintains a full schedule of services. Please refer to our monthly schedule posted in the main lobby; days of religious observances are noted. Our residents participate in engaging lectures, exciting concerts, and educational programs and games. Special events such as birthday parties can be easily accommodated for. Monthly schedules of events are posted in our recreation room, and daily schedules are announced during the day as they occur. Every event is designed to touch on at least one of eight specific components to keep the mind, body and spirit active.


How's the food at Long Island Living Center?

Long Island Living Center residents dine with their fellow residents, and choose from many delicious menu options created and prepared by professional chefs. Many special dietary requirements, including no-salt-added and no-concentrated-sweets diets, are easily accommodated. Contact the Long Island Living Center to learn more about our culinary program.


Will I have privacy at Long Island Living Center?

One of the things people enjoy most about Long Island Living Center is that they can enjoy the warm company of friends and neighbors when they want to, and relax in the privacy of their own room whenever they prefer.