Assisted Living in Rockville Centre, NY
Rockville Centre is located to the east of New York City on Long Island. Many retirees flock to the area, with close to 20% of this village aged 65 and older. There are plenty of restaurants, local coffee shops, boutiques and parks, and the area is very walkable for seniors who enjoy being outdoors. Summers are mild with average July highs around 82, which makes it easy to enjoy the sunshine. According to the annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index, the air quality in Rockville Centre is only slightly lower than the national average.
There are four assisted living communities in Rockville Centre and 20 nearby. These communities cost around $5,991 per month. While the cost is high compared to the state and national averages, the village is located close to beaches and New York City amenities.
Paying for Assisted Living in Rockville Centre, NY
The Cost of Assisted Living in Rockville Centre
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Rockville Centre is $5,991, which is one of the highest costs in the state. It’s $1,191 more than the state average and $1,691 more than the national average, according to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Connecticut is one neighboring state that’s more expensive for seniors, with an average monthly cost of $6,300. Vermont and Pennsylvania communities cost less at $5,310 and $3,955 per month, respectively.
When searching for an assisted living community in New York, it’s important to consider regional costs. In the northern part of the state in Watertown, assisted living is $43 more than in Rockville Centre. Albany, Utica and Syracuse all have very similar costs at $4,800, $4,905 and $4,703 per month, respectively. In Elmira, assisted living runs an average of $5,624.
Note: Data for Rockville Centre was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New York City, was used instead.
Rockville Centre Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Seniors with limited financial resources may apply for New York’s Assisted Living Program. This program helps pay for home and community-based activities in licensed assisted living communities. These activities include case management, housekeeping, medication management, recreational activities and personal care. Priority is given to Medicaid-eligible seniors, but non-Medicaid eligible individuals may also receive help.
Learn more on our state page for New York.
Rockville Centre Assisted Living Resources
|Sandel Senior Center||(516) 678-9245||The Sandel Senior Center provides a safe and caring environment for older adults in Rockville Centre. The center schedules daily fitness classes, healthy hot meals and transportation to and from medical appointments and the center. The center also offers educational classes on aging.|
|Silver Fox Group||(516) 678-9236||The Silver Fox Group gathers at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Rockville Centre. Seniors can take part in meals, bingo, field trips and socializing. The group’s Fan Van delivers meals to those in need.|
|New York Foundation for Senior Citizens||(212) 962-7559||The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens helps older adults in the area live healthier, safer and more productive lives. The foundation manages more than 35 social programs including free transportation, case management and care transitioning counseling.|
|Nassau County ElderCare Resources||(516) 227-8900||ElderCare Resources was founded in 2004 to help seniors make informed choices about advanced planning and long-term health care. The center has a library of over 200 books and brochures and an online resource center with over 2,000 links to information about aging, Alzheimer’s, assisted living, case management, health care products, legal resources and assistive devices.|
|Nassau County Office for the Aging (AAA)||(516) 227-8930||The AAA advocates for seniors aged 60 and older throughout the community. The agency makes suggestions at county meetings on ways to improve the quality of life of older adults. It provides more than 70 programs for the elderly, including health and fitness and counseling. It also provides information on legislative issues and develops services to help older adults remain independent as long as possible.|
Rockville Centre Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Rockville Centre are regulated by the New York Department of Health. The department provides standards on admission and retention, resident protections and daily care. Learn more about these laws and regulations at our Assisted Living in New York page.