Senior Housing

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AARP Caregiving Resource Center

Includes various articles, videos, and general resources regarding housing options for senior citizens.

Age-Friendly NYC

The Age-friendly New York City Commission is composed of public and private sector leaders from a wide range of industries, organizations and institutions in New York City who are dedicated to making the city a better place for older adults. There are a variety of reports, research and tools listed on the website that better enables older adults to engage with the city in which they live.

Assisted Living Directory

Provides a detailed listing of assisted living facilities, organized by state, and then by city.

Assisted Living Federation of America

This organization is the national association dedicated to professionally-operated assisted living communities for seniors. Its website provides many resources for seniors and their families who are interested in learning more about assisted living or finding a residence.

Best of the Web Senior Housing
The BOTW Senior Housing Directory offers a variety of tools to research assisted living and retirement homes in your local community. The site helps investigate Alzheimer’s care, assisted living, independent living, and in-home care. 

Bloomingdale Aging in Place (BAiP)

BAiP has useful information about continuing to live at home as long as possible. If you or a loved one needs a friendly visit or a helping hand – e.g., assistance with errands, escort to a medical appointment, contact Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) by calling 212-842-8831, and press 1, or email n2n@bloominplace.org.

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Provides information for Senior Citizens regarding living arrangements, health insurance, financial resources, among others.

DOROT

Located at 171 West 85th Street, DOROT provides in-home services for the frail elderly, including home delivered frozen meals. There are also wellness programs, shopping and escorting services, arts and culture, and holiday celebrations. Visit their website, or calling 212-769-2850 to learn more.

Elder Care Locator

A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.  The site offers a searchable list of elder care facilities and organizations.

Elder Care Link

Free referral service that helps you find everything from Home Care and Assisted Living to Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Responses.

Columbia’s Employee Assistance Program

There are two ways to use the EAP for adult and elder care resources. You can log into their website and look under “Older Adults” to access the older adult library, the search engine for adult care locations and online resources; or you can contact the EAP directly at 888-673-1153. This service can give you country-wide adult and elder care information.

Please Note: Students are not eligible for EAP services.

Leading Age

The work of Leading Age is focused on advocacy, leadership development, and applied research and promotion of effective services, home health, hospice, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care communities, nursing homes, as well as technology solutions, to seniors, children, and others with special needs. Their website contains a search tool for senior housing around the United States.  

Metropolitan Council on Housing
The Met Council is a membership organization dedicated to preserving and expanding New York City’s supply of decent, affordable housing. This website provides information about senior citizen rent increase exemption (SCRIE) affordable housing, special tenant’s rights for seniors, and eviction prevention and Adult Protective Services (APS). 

Morningside Village

Morningside Village was created to support senior citizens who want to age in their own homes and need help, by organizing volunteers who can help with shopping, home management, errands, and other various activities. This organization serves seniors living in the area bordered by West 108th Street, Riverside Drive, West 118th Street, and Morningside Drive.

New York City Department of the Aging, Senior Services, Senior Housing

This website lists subsidized low income and very low income senior housing sites for the five boroughs of New York City.

NYC Freeze Your Rent Program

The NYC Rent Freeze Program, which includes the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Program, helps those eligible stay in affordable housing by freezing their rent.

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Inc.

NYFSC is dedicated to helping New York's seniors enjoy helthier, safer, more productive and dignified lives in their own homes and communities and to help them avoid premature institutionalization.

One of the ways this is accomplished is helping senior citizens find the ideal person through Home Sharing.  Home Sharing matches adult "hosts", living throughout New York City's five boroughts, who have excess space in their homes or apartments to share with responsible, compatible adult "guests" in need of housing.  One of the "matchmates" must be age 60 or over.  Our very successful Home Sharing Program helps relieve financial hardship, fellings of loneliness and promotes companionship.

Home Sharing Service is free.  Trained professionals provide matching services for interested applicants.

For more information, call (212) 962-7559, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging

The mission of the Association is to support and enhance the capacity of New York’s local Area Agencies on Aging and to work in collaboration with the aging network to promote independence, preserve dignity, and advocate on the behalf of aging New Yorkers and their families.

New York State Housing Guide for Seniors

This PDF outlines the variety of housing benefits and programs available to seniors in New York State.

New York State Office of the Aging

This website provides rich information about aging services and supports available in New York for the elderly and caregiver alike including housing options, driver safety information, adult day services, and more. Offices of the Aging are found in all states across the country.

NORC Blueprint

Sponsored by the United Hospital Fund, NORC Blueprint offers a guide and multiple resources on developing and maintaining Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC). 

Nursinghomeabuseguide.org

Seeks to provide a comprehensive free resource to educate the public on the many aspects of nursing home injury and abuse and the steps to take to protect a loved one.  

Project Find

Project Find provides senior New Yorkers with the services and supports they need to live enriched, independent lives on Manhattan’s West Side. Their affordable housing is home for over 600 low and moderate income seniors, while their senior centers provide recreation, counseling and meals to thousands of New Yorkers.

Senior Homes  

Senior Homes publishes a free, highly referenced resource for researching senior living and support arrangements.  A guidance team is also available by phone as well.  

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

A variety of information is provided about laws and regulations, retirement planning and security, as well as caregiver resources and different types of long-term care.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Information specifically targeted for senior citizens and their housing needs is available on HUD’s website. http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/information_for_senior_citizens 

* For more information about resources for senior citizens please visit the Adult and Elder Care section.