Situated in the northern portion of New York City, more than 183,000 seniors call the Bronx home. An extensive public transportation network connects the borough not only to the rest of the country’s most populous city, but several other major cities along the east coast. Washington, DC, and Boston, Massachusetts, can be easily accessed via subways and buses.
With more than a third of the city’s population being foreign-born, Bronx seniors enjoy the benefits of diverse cultures, such as a wide variety of culinary destinations, entertainment and cultural attractions. Although the cost of living is higher than the national average, Bronx residents are minutes away from world-renowned museums such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and The Metropolitan. For individuals who appreciate theatrical arts, the higher cost of goods and services is an acceptable tradeoff for being moments away from Broadway’s critically acclaimed plays and musicals.
The cost of care in the Bronx’s assisted living communities is no exception to the city’s high cost of living. On average, seniors in the Bronx are spending around $6,950 each month for assisted living, more than 70% above the national median and 50% above the state’s monthly average of $4,630.
Note: Data for Bronx borough was not available, so information from the entire New York City metro area was used.
Read through our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Bronx, New York, to find out which community best suits your loved one's needs.
The Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center
100 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, New York 10468
The wide range of on-site healthcare services at Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center allows seniors to spend less time traveling to doctors’ offices and more time pursuing their passions. Community amenities include a beauty and barbershop, café, pharmacy, aviary and a lush outdoor garden. In addition to physical, speech and occupational therapy, residents have access to art and music therapy. Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center’s commitment to serving unique segments of the senior community with dedicated programs, such as its veterans' program and Hispanic cultural unit, are why we included it in our list of Bronx’s best assisted living facilities.
St. Patrick's Home Rehabilitation and Health Care
66 Van Cortlandt Park South
The Bronx, New York 10463
Adjacent to Van Cortlandt Park, St. Patrick’s Home Rehabilitation and Health Care offers seniors 24-hour care administered under the direction of primary care physicians, licensed nurses and certified geriatric nursing assistants. The sensory-stimulation activities in the memory support program have been purposefully designed to help seniors facing the challenges of dementia maintain their abilities. An on-site spa, beauty and barbershop, chapel and coffee shop are among the community’s amenities. Nearby public transportation routes make it easy for residents to explore the bevy of nearby shops, restaurants and cultural attractions.
Morningside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1000 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, New York 10461
At Morningside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, seniors can receive on-site healthcare services from a variety of medical specialists, as well as around-the-clock support from licensed nurses. The event calendar includes fun excursions to local attractions as well as live entertainment and musical performances. Neurology, cardiology, psychiatry and pulmonology are just a few of the specialist services residents have access to. When it’s time for a haircut, the beauty and barbershop is only steps away.
University Avenue Assisted Living
2553 University Avenue
Bronx, New York 10468
Located near shopping and dining, University Avenue Assisted Living helps seniors retain their independence by customizing care services to each resident’s unique needs and preferences. All of the modern studio apartments come furnished and include a kitchenette and private bathroom. Fitness classes in the wellness center help seniors reduce their risk of falls by increasing their balance and strength, while the thoughtfully planned activities calendar encourages residents to socialize and express their creativity. In addition to having access to on-site healthcare professionals, staff members can coordinate care with outside providers.
3718-3726 Henry Hudson Parkway
Riverdale, New York 10463
Atria Riverdale is a senior living community in Riverdale, New York, offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. Caregivers are available 24/7 to assist with medications and activities of daily living such as grooming and bathing. The Van Cortlandt, one of the facility’s three dining options, includes a fully kosher menu. Individually controlled thermostats, kitchenettes and emergency alert systems are included with all of the spacious apartments. A movie theater, salon and barbershop, art studio and library are among Atria Riverdale’s numerous amenities. Between educational lectures, shopping excursions, live musical performances and board games, there’s never a dull moment.
Castle Senior Living at Forest Hills
108-25 Horace Harding Expressway
Corona, New York 11368
By actively involving residents in the development of their care plans, the geriatric professionals at Castle Senior Living at Forest Hills ensure seniors' likes and dislikes are taken into consideration, along with their personal care needs. Whether privately hosting family members or joining friends in the elegant restaurant-style dining room, all of the kosher meals at Castle Senior Living are as delicious as they are nutritious. Thoughtfully planned to enhance all aspects of wellness, the event calendar includes a diverse array of activities such as fitness classes, literary discussions, and outings to theaters and museums.
Sunrise at Fleetwood
500 North Columbus Avenue
Mt. Vernon, New York 10522
Sunrise at Fleetwood is an award-winning senior living community offering assisted living and memory care in a quiet residential neighborhood of Mt. Vernon, New York, minutes away from dining and cultural attractions such as New York Botanical Gardens. Residents can meet with visiting physicians or take advantage of scheduled transportation for medical appointments. The peaceful indoor and outdoor lounge areas are the perfect places to relax between the day's mind and body stimulating activities. A licensed on-staff nurse conducts monthly wellness visits, while 24-hour caregivers are always ready to provide prompt assistance with activities of daily living.
Sunrise of Edgewater
351 River Road
Edgewater, New Jersey 07020
While the landscaped grounds and charming Victorian-style architecture are often what visitors notice first, Sunrise of Edgewater’s specialized programs catering to seniors dealing with various stages of vision loss are what earned it a spot on our top 10 list. In addition to on-site activities such as fitness classes, card games and movie nights, residents are walking distance to shops, theaters and medical facilities. In the restaurant-style dining room, residents enjoy freshly-prepared meals including numerous savory options for special diets. Between arts and crafts, movies, current event discussions and group outings, Sunrise of Edgewater offers an activity to pique every resident’s interest.
Atria Park of Great Neck
51 Great Neck Road
Great Neck, New York 11021
Atria Park of Great Neck’s chef-prepared meals, stimulating activities and 24-hour personalized care make it an ideal community for seniors looking to retain their independence and maintain an active lifestyle during their golden years. Residents can choose between studio and one-bedroom accommodations that include WiFi, individually-controlled thermostats, walk-in showers and emergency alert systems. Residents enjoy a bevy of amenities including a well-stocked library, movie theater and outdoor dining areas. With a quick call to the concierge, seniors can reserve transportation for errands, events and medical appointments. In addition to assisting residents with bathing and dressing, Atria Park provides on-site physical therapy.
Brandywine at The Savoy
55-15 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, New York 11362
Brandywine at The Savoy’s comprehensive approach to wellness combines enriching activities and attentive care from clinical experts to help seniors live their best life. The community’s fitness program includes exercises focused on increasing strength and mobility. All of the resident suites at Brandywine include utilities, housekeeping service, emergency response systems and private bathrooms. We included Brandywine at The Savoy in our list of Bronx’s best assisted living facilities because of its Escapes… For Life! program that inspires residents to pursue daily fulfillment by participating in educational pursuits and fitness classes as well as the culinary and creative arts.