2022 Top New York Senior Living Communities

Whether you’re looking for senior living in bustling New York City or the postcard worthy New York State, there is no shortage of options. Independent living, assisted living, memory and nursing care can be found everywhere. All of the communities offer their own services, trained staff, and on-site amenities. There has never been more options for seniors, so how do you choose the right option for your aging parent or yourself?

There are tons of options all over NY, but only a few are the right choice for you or a loved one. We did our best to narrow down your search and list what we believe are the 15 best senior living communities in the Empire state. What if none of the options listed below are located near you? Don’t worry! You can still find highly rated locations near you in our senior living directory. Filter by level of care, city and zip. If you’re still intimidated by the process contact us and we’ll help you on your journey.

Tip for Using Bridge Loans to Pay for NY Senior Living
Bridge loans are short-term loans used to pay for expenses while the sale of a property is in motion. Many seniors move into senior living communities after having lived in their own homes. Sometimes the move needs to take place urgently, prior to the sale of the home. A bridge loan can provide the cash required to move into the facility while the sale of the home is being processed. Bridge loans are short-term and their interest rates are typically higher due to the short duration.

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in New York

In order to determine which communities are worthy of being on our top senior living list, we collected reviews from Google, Facebook, compared them to ratings and reviews users left on our site. Online reviews are great, but they don’t tell the whole story, so we researched further. The NY State Dept. of Health has resources for facility citations and violations, disqualifying any communities from being on our list.

On average, New York assisted living costs $3,200, while this is higher than most states, the average is skewed by the high cost of living in NYC. In addition to location, there are several things that contribute to the total monthly price of living and care. Independent living and senior apartments cost less, since they are 55+ living, and typically don’t offer care. The cost goes up significantly for memory care and nursing homes, which provide the highest level of skilled staff and care provided.

Top Rated New York Senior Living Facilities

4.70 stars

4.70/5 Average Rating of Facilities
496 Total Reviews


The Bristal Assisted Living at East Meadow

40 Merrick Ave
East Meadow NY 11554

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
14 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about The Bristal Assisted Living at East Meadow:

My Dad has been at the Bristal in East Meadow for about a year (during the pandemic). I cannot say enough how smoothly and efficiently the move was. My siblings and I were a little apprehensive at first about how he would handle living in an assisted living facility. The staff were very attentive to his needs from minute one. He has made many friends and is constantly engaged. Were happy because he’s happy and thriving. Abdul and Gina have been a delight to work with and have been so accommodating. Cant say enough amazing things about the rest of the staff. Highly recommend!!

-Angela Rivera

Weinberg Campus

2700 North Forest Rd
Getzville NY 14068

Living Types Available: Independent Living

4.5 stars

4.3/5 Average Rating
27 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Weinberg Campus:

Weinberg Campus is a wonderful place inside and out. The staff are very compassionate and go above and beyond for the residents. I would recommend anyone looking for a place for their loved ones to come here. Working here is very pleasant as staff are always friendly and management is willing to help at all times when needed.

-Alyssa Fitzgerald

Dominican Village

565 Albany Ave
Amityville NY 11701

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
42 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Dominican Village:

Such a wonderful place! My mom lived on Independent Living side and now the Assisted Living side. Both are equally beautiful! The staff is so kind and caring. Couldn’t think of better place for my mom to live her senior years

-Regina Theresa

Signature Senior Living

631 Foster Ave
Brooklyn NY 11230

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
12 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Signature Senior Living:

I’ve been living at Signature for a year. I have a private room. This place is great. Id recommend it any time. Its kept spotless clean. The aides and employees are fantastic. They treat the residents with great respect. First class kudos to Tatiana who runs the place. Dovie the administrator is top of the line professional. The food is excellent. You can trust your loved ones to be happy here.

-Chaim Steinberg

The Village at Unity

1477 Long Pond Rd
Rochester, NY 14626

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
35 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about The Village at Unity:

My mom moved into the Villages at Unity 7 months ago and is so happy there!! She is not an easily pleased woman but she hasn’t had one bad thing to say about it! The staff is AMAZING!! All utilities are included, even cable, but not phone. Her apt comes with cable, a washer and dryer, microwave, huge bathroom with walk in tub, patio, housecleaning service once a week that includes changing her sheets, vacuuming entire apt, sweeping, mopping, cleaning kitchen and bathroom. They include a $300 food credit monthly and an emergency call necklace or bracelet. They have 2 dining rooms and an all day cafe, beauty salon, small convenience store, game room, computer area, chapel and much more!! She loves it there! You get a lot of bang for your buck!! Check it Out!

-Lynn Relyea

Westchester Center for Independent & Assisted Living

78 Stratton St S,
Yonkers, NY 10701

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
21 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Westchester Center:

As a new arrival at the Westchester Center – with the Covid 19 quarantine in effect – I was profoundly impressed and comforted by the warm reception I received here from Day One! The entire staff, operating in ‘extra-effort’ mode, has gone above and beyond to make me feel at home. One gesture which truly impacted my quality of life was the administration’s unhesitating willingness to bring in a special bed that allowed me to rest pain free. I cannot imagine a more heartfelt demonstration that my new home goes the extra mile for its residents! I shall be expressing my gratitude for as long I live here.

-Ken Ben-Ari

The Amberleigh

2330 Maple Rd
Williamsville, NY 14221

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
26 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about The Amberleigh:

My aunt has lived at The Amberleigh for more than 2 years. The staff has been incredible thru these tough times. My aunt is enjoying her life now and has become vibrant compared to when she was at home by herself. I cant say enough thank yous for all the staff has done for her.

-Sarah Moore

Westchester Family Care

Areas Served: Mamaroneck and surrounding locations

Living Types Available: Home Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
21 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Westchester Family Care:

What a life saver! Westchester Family Care came in quickly, professionally and compassionately to help my mom get the care she needs. From the initial coordinator, to the head nurse, to the lovely woman sent to help my mothers home all were kind, knowledgeable and supportive through a difficult process. Thank you!

-mitchell grabow

Whisper Woods of Smithtown

71 St. Johnland Rd
Smithtown NY 11787

Living Types Available:

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
10 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Whisper Woods of Smithtown:

This is an amazing facility. Its very clean and well kept. The staff is so friendly and willing to go the extra mile for everyone. Mary, Desiree, and the nursing staff are all angels!!

-Emily Stepancic

Village Green

90 Schoolhouse Rd
Levittown NY 11756

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.1/5 Average Rating
10 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Village Green:

As a RESIDENT of Village Green, I Can Easily Guarantee Anyone Whose Reached a Point in Their LIVES, Where They DEFINITELY Want to – KEEP ON LIVING, but NEED HELP to DO SO, Please DONT Hesitate to Contact VILLAGE GREEN- 90 Schoolhouse Road, Levittown, NY!!!!! HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!!!!!!

-Dorothy Peterson

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The Esplanade Staten Island

The Bristal at Westbury

Boulevard Alp Assisted Living Community

Fountainview at College Road

Coburg Village

Braemar Living at Medford

Home Instead Senior Care – Brooklyn, NY

Harbor House Assisted Living

Legacy at Clover Blossom

Fleming Point

Amber Court of Westbury

Hedgewood Home For Adults

Carnegie East House

The Bristal at North Woodmere

The Bristal at Holtsville