Senior Housing and Assisted Living on the South Shore
The South Shore of Long Island is an area bounded by Queens on the West, the Long Island Expressway on the North, and the Atlantic Ocean on the South and East. It includes the mainly resort and summer communities in the Hamptons, also referred to as the East End or, less commonly, South Fork. The towns and villages bordering on the Atlantic have a long history as resorts the beaches at Robert Moses State Park are some of the largest in the country, and the unique ambiance of Fire Island is directly tied to the beaches on the Atlantic side of the island.
The South Shore has many beautiful towns and villages. Some of these are largely bedroom communities for people working in New York City, while others have a character built around other factors, like beaches, fishing, and simple Saturdays in quaint town squares. Some of the towns of the South Shore are Amityville, Babylon, Baldwin, Bay Shore, Bayport, Bellmore, Bethpage, Moriches, Islip, East Meadow, Patchogue, Farmingdale, Five Towns, Freeport, Holbrook, Levittown, Lindenhurst, Long Beach, Fire Island, Lynbrook, Malverne, Massapequa, Mastic, Medford, Rockville Centre, Ronkonkoma, Sayville, Seaford, Wantagh, Woodmere, East Hampton, and Southampton.
The cost of Independent Living on the South Shore of Long Island varies from less than $4,000 to $10,000 per month. This is well above the national median of $2,500. Long Island housing is among the most expensive in the country, and senior living communities are no different. Assisted Living communities, too, have a wide range of monthly costs – from $3,500 to $10,000 or more per month. 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. While there are not great differences in price between the North Shore and the South Shore, generally slightly lower prices are to be found on the South Shore. In the context of the price for senior living, though, the price difference is not great.