Senior Housing and Assisted Living on the North Shore
The North Shore of Long Island is one of America’s oldest and most beautiful residential areas. What started as farming communities in the 1600s is now a two-county area filled with beaches on Long Island Sound, fabulous mansions from the turn of the last century, and town after town of comfortable suburban and even exclusive housing developments. Some of the towns on the North Shore include Great Neck, Roslyn, Port Washington, Glen Cove, Brookville, Oyster Bay, Locust Vally, Smithtown, Huntington, and Port Jefferson
Today, the North Shore is divided into over 200 Towns, Villages, and Hamlets. The population of the North Shore is around 1.5 million people. Some of the major villages and hamlets on the North Shore are Bayville, Centre Island, Cold Springs Harbor, Setauket, Glen Cove, Great Neck, Huntington, Lattingtown, Locust Valley, Manhasset, Northport, Oyster Bay, Brookville, Port Jefferson, Port Washington, Roslyn, Sands Point, Smithtown, and Syosset. While many people work at local Long Island companies, others commute by car or railroad to Manhattan every day for work. The major industries on Long Island include healthcare – with major teaching hospitals in several North Shore towns – software and computing, insurance, warehousing and distribution, and smaller scale building companies.
The cost of Independent Living on Long Island varies from less than $4,000 to over $10,000 per month. This is higher than the national median of $2,500. Assisted Living communities, too, have a wide range of monthly costs – from $3,500 to $12,000 or more per month, depending on the specific facility and the level of care required. Memory Care, which is Assisted Living specifically tailored for people with Alzheimers and other types of dementia, starts at around $6,500 per month and can cost $10,000 per month, again depending on the specific community and the range of care required. While there are not great differences in price between that North Shore and the South Shore, generally slightly lower prices are to be found in Suffolk County, vs Nassau County.