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Page Reviewed / Updated – May 11, 2023
Massapequa is a hamlet with a rural feel in Nassau County’s Oyster Bay region, and may interest families looking for a quieter location within the New York metro area. Its popular outdoor attractions include boating on the canals and Massapequa Cove, and walking the Nassau-Suffolk trail.
Seniors make up 17.3% of its almost 21,500 residents, which is slightly more than the U.S. average of 16.8%. The air and water quality are ranked as good, which contributes to a relatively healthy environment. The climate is favorable for the region — particularly the comfortable 82-degree highs in summer. There are no hospitals in Massapequa but many are only minutes away, so seniors needing medical care don’t have far to travel. These include the high-performing Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital.
The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reveals Massapequa’s median monthly cost for assisted living to be $5,750. Consequently, the hamlet’s typical senior pays more for assisted living than the average New Yorker, who pays $80 per month more than the country’s $4,500 median fee.
Note: Data for Massapequa was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New York City, was used instead.
This guide lists the region’s top 10 assisted living communities, which may help families who are comparing options in Long Island.
The Bristal at Massapequa
The location of The Bristal at Massapequa plays a substantial part in why it makes the list. There's an abundance of churches, temples, libraries and banks in the vicinity, and it's only a few minutes to LIRR and Sunrise Highway for residents traveling to Queens and Manhattan. The community's living spaces are studios, and one- and two-bedroom apartments, all of which provide residents with private bathrooms. There are also several dining options, such as a private room to share meals with visitors, a bistro grille for informal eating and a country club dining room where three meals per day are served restaurant style.
- Creative arts studio
- Cinema and library
Amber Court of Westbury
Amber Court of Westbury's proximity to shopping centers, theaters and medical care providers can be a benefit to its residents. Benefits continue inside the community with numerous stimulating activities, such as cooking classes, a gardening club and paint night. There are also lounges for relaxing and socializing with other residents, and a beauty salon that offers hair and nail treatments. A fitness room gives seniors space to improve strength and balance, and there's a cinema and game room where they can relax while watching a film or gently compete with a neighbor over a game of cards.
- Private and semiprivate rooms
- Indoor patio with panoramic gardens
Sunrise of East Meadow
Sunrise of East Meadow is a beautiful building resting within landscaped grounds in a residential area close to Eisenhower Park. Its room styles are studios, companion suites, and one- and two-bedroom suites. All have kitchenettes, private bathrooms and closets and are cleaned weekly by housekeeping staff, who also remove trash daily and do personal laundry. Chefs prepare meals three times per day to serve in the dining room, and they can cater food for residents with physician-prescribed diets. There are also daily exercise classes to help residents stay fit, and morning mass and communion on Sundays.
- Pet friendly
- Bistro serves snacks throughout the day
Atria Plainview is a charming building sheltered by trees that's only a short walk from several restaurants and Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center. There are plenty of on-site amenities so residents needn't travel, including a fitness center, a well-stocked library and a wellness center that offers regular checkups and health monitoring services. Seniors wanting to watch a film or live entertainment can visit the media room and theater, while those looking for hair, nail and beauty treatments can visit the salon. Atria Plainview is also pet-friendly, so seniors wishing to bring small pets will find them welcome.
- Bistro and outdoor dining space
- 24-hour help with activities of daily living
Sunrise of West Babylon
U.S. News and World Report rates Sunrise of West Babylon as one of the best assisted living facilities of 2022-23. Its beautiful design, manicured grounds and enviable location facing woodlands also give us reason to add it to this list. The community offers residents a choice of private and semiprivate rooms, all of which have kitchenettes and private bathrooms with safety features. There are several activity rooms where residents can participate in a range of social programs, and a bistro where they can snack on freshly prepared foods throughout the day. The community also welcomes small pets in residents' rooms.
- Monthly wellness visits from a licensed nurse
- Weekly housekeeping and personal laundry
Sunrise of Plainview
Sunrise of Plainview is a picturesque building in equally charming surroundings, which are two reasons we've included it on this list — a third being U.S. News and World Report rating it as one of the best for assisted living 2022-23. There are four apartment styles available, ranging from a studio with a private bathroom to a turret suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. All include kitchenettes and dining spaces, should residents decide not to eat in the spacious dining room where chef-prepared meals are served three times daily. Wi-Fi is available throughout the community, allowing residents to contact their families easily.
- Round-the-clock assistance with activities of daily living
- Scheduled transportation
Somerset Gardens Senior Living
Somerset Gardens provides its residents with plenty of options to enjoy each day, from regular excursions to shopping centers and specialty stores to monthly trips to a local casino. Within the community, there's a media room that includes a pool table and library books sitting in rows of eye-catching oak bookcases. There's also a room for residents who like to create cards and other craft work, and a bocce ball court outdoors. Staff is on-site 24/7 to provide personal care services, and there's a full health and wellness program to help residents stay as fit and healthy as possible.
- Beauty salon/barbershop
- Restaurant-style dining room
Dominican Village is a nonprofit assisted living community founded by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville. Faith is at the core of its services, which include round-the-clock assistance with daily living tasks and programs prioritizing spiritual health. Its social activities calendar includes numerous discussion groups, educational seminars and religious celebrations. Family days are an important feature of its approach to care, as are residents' dinner parties and birthday celebrations. There are exercise classes so residents can develop their fitness levels and plenty of walking paths for more gentle ways to get fit. To help residents look their best, there's a beauty salon/barbershop.
- Studio and two-bedroom apartments
- Garden and patios
Brandywine Living at Huntington Terrace
Brandywine Living at Huntington Terrace is a 12-acre campus with landscaped grounds that has the distinction of being awarded a best assisted living facility of 2022-23 by U.S. News and World Report. Reasons include its engagement programs designed to stimulate residents, such as cooking lessons with the chef and attending lectures from visiting professors. Each resident has a personalized care plan to ensure they get the help they need with activities of daily living without limiting their independence. The community offers all-day dining experiences, with meals cooked to order and dietary requirements.
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- On-site gym
Island Assisted Living
Island Assisted Living's care staff provides 24-hour help to residents struggling with daily living tasks, such as continence and dressing. It's a relatively large community, with most private and semiprivate rooms offering impressive views across the surrounding residential area. There are many opportunities to be entertained in the community as it regularly hosts concerts, movie nights, vendor fairs for on-site shopping and weekly outings to local attractions. Unusually for assisted living, there are on-site medical services from a general physician and different specialty providers, including therapists.
- Accepts Medicaid from assisted living residents
- Three meals served daily in the dining room and snacks are available throughout the day