About the "Do Not Refer" List

Section 460-d(11-15) of the Social Services Law requires the Department of Health to maintain a list of all adult homes, enriched housing programs, residences for adults and assisted living programs that have received written notice of an enforcement action based on a violation of an applicable law or regulation that creates an endangerment of resident health or safety, a pending enforcement action against a facility’s operating certificate or a determination that the facility is required to be certified as an adult home, enriched housing program or residence for adults. This list is the “do not refer” list. Placement on the “do not refer list” on the Department’s website will serve as written notice to the appropriate office of the Office of Mental Health, Department of Correctional Services, State Division of Parole, local services districts as well as hospitals in the locality in which the facility is located.

Referral Suspension

  • Section 460-d (11-12) of the Social Services Law, Section 2803-m of the Public Health Law and Section 29.15(i)(1-2) of the Mental Hygiene Law prohibits social services districts and other local government entities, hospitals and inpatient facilities operated or licensed by the Office of Mental Health, Department of Correctional Services and State Division of Parole from making referrals for admission to an adult care facility on the “do not refer list”.

Closed Facility:

  • Facilities that have closed voluntarily or facilities that were previously on the “do not refer list” and have now closed or are closing.

Uncertified facility:

  • Facilities referred to as "questionable operations". These facilities are neither licensed nor certified by the Department. These facilities do not meet personal care and supervision standards required by regulation to be provided to residents by the adult care facility.

Changes to the DNRL will be made as needed on this site. Check this site for the most up-to-date information.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the attached list, please contact Fikile Mahlangu at (518) 408-1133.

Facility Name: Adirondack Manor Home for Adults
Facility Operator: James E. Kane
Facility Address: 10-12 Woodlawn Avenue
Massena, New York 13662
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Central New York Regional Office
County: St. Lawrence
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed 4/26/2013
Facility Name: Adirondack Manor Home for Adults
Facility Operator: James E. Kane
Facility Address: 4926 North Jefferson Street, Pulaski, NY 13142
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Central New York Regional Office
County: Oswego
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed 2/27/14
Facility Name: Adirondack Manor Home for Adults DBA Maple Manor Home For Adults
Facility Operator: James E. Kane
Facility Address: 135 Canning Factory Road
Pulaski, New York 13142
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Central New York Regional Office
County: Oswego
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed 8/12/2013
Facility Name: Alberta House
Facility Operator: Darryl Evans
Facility Address: 1076 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Facility Type: Unlicensed Adult Care Facility
DOH Region: Metropolitan Area Regional Office
County: Kings
Reason: Failure to obtain adult care facility certification
Facility Name: Briarcliffe Home for Adults
Facility Operator: John Francher
Facility Address: 10 Howell Street
Bath, NY 14810
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Western Regional Office
County: Steuben
Reason: Voluntary
Status Closed 10/4/13
Facility Name: Cuttita's aka Chicken Chuck's
Facility Operator: Frank Cuttita
Facility Address: 428 North Main Street
Liberty, NY 12754
Facility Type: Unlicensed Adult Care Facility
DOH Region: Metropolitan Area Regional Office
County: Sullivan
Reason: Failure to obtain adult care facility certification
Facility Name: Cuttita's aka Chicken Chuck's
Facility Operator: Frank Cuttita
Facility Address: Route 55 Neversink Road
Liberty, NY 12701
Facility Type: Unlicensed Adult Care Facility
DOH Region: Metropolitan Area Regional Office
County: Sullivan
Reason: Failure to obtain adult care facility certification
Facility Name: Divinity Amour, Inc.
Facility Operator: Denise Smith
Facility Address: 341 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Facility Type: Unlicensed Adult Care Facility
DOH Region: Metropolitan Area Regional Office
County: Kings
Reason: Failure to obtain adult care facility certification
Facility Name: Dutchess Adult Residence
Facility Operator: Cristo NY NJ, LLC
Facility Address: 235 Lasher Road
Tivoli, NY 12583
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Metropolitan Area Regional Office
County: Dutchess
Reason: Revocation of Operating Certificate
Status: Closed on 2/19/2012
Facility Name: Esplanade at Staten Island
Facility Operator: Alexander Scharf and Susan Diamond Scharf
Facility Address: 1415 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Metropolitan Area Regional Office
County: Richmond
Reason: Failure to obtain adult care facility certification
Facility Name: Graham Residence
Facility Operator: Norman & Sherman Graham
Facility Address: 394 Hancock Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Facility Type: Unlicensed Adult Care Facility
DOH Region: Metropolitan Area Regional Office
County: Kings
Reason: Failure to obtain adult care facility certification
Facility Name: Grasmere Terrace
Facility Operator: Massena Housing Authority
Facility Address: 1 Grasmere Terrace, Massena, NY
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Central New York Regional Office
County: St. Lawrence County
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed 3/10/14
Facility Name: Hillcrest Home for Adults
Facility Operator: Linda Sparace
Facility Address: 307 West Thomas Street, Rome, NY 13440
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Central New York Regional Office
County: Oneida
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed on 12/17/2010
Facility Name: Home for the Aged
Facility Operator: Home for the Aged
Facility Address: 620 Union Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Capital District Regional Office
County: Columbia
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed 2/21/14
Facility Name: King's Daughters and Sons Home
Facility Operator: King's Daughters Home
Facility Address: 26 Health Street, Dansville, NY 14437
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Western Regional Office
County: Livingston
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed on 4/26/2011
Facility Name: Laurel Terrace
Facility Operator: Massena Housing Authority
Facility Address: 9 Laurel Avenue
Massena, New York 13662
Facility Type: Enriched Housing Program
DOH Region: Central New York Regional Office
County: St. Lawrence
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed on 5/2/14
Facility Name: Mater Dei Home
Facility Operator: Barbara M. Hetzel
Facility Address: 3495 Knights Creed Road, RD1
Scio, NY 14880
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Western Regional Office
County: Allegany
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed 6/5/2014
Facility Name: Morningside at Home
Facility Operator: Morningside at Home, Inc.
Facility Address: 1500 Pelham Parkway
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Metropolitan Area Regional Office
County: Bronx
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed on 3/28/2011
Facility Name: Park Hill Adult Home
Facility Operator: KST Management
Facility Address: 52 Grove Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Capital District Regional Office
County: Montgomery
Reason: Temporary Operator Closed Facility
Status: Closed on 4/22/2011
Facility Name: Park Manor Adult Home
Facility Operator: Simon Halpert
Facility Address: 570 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11218
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Metropolitan Area Regional Office
County: Kings
Reason: Revocation of Operating Certificate
Date Listed 8/20/12
Facility Name: Pratt-Newton Memorial Home
Facility Operator: Pratt-Newton Memorial Home, Inc.
Facility Address: 12 South Main Street, Sherburne, NY 13460
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Central New York Regional Office
County: Chenango
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Date Listed 2/06/2014
Facility Name: Renaissance Plaza, Ltd.
Facility Operator: Renaissance Plaza, Ltd.
Facility Address: 50 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Capital New York Regional Office
County: Broome
Reason: Temporary receiver closed facility
Status: Closed on 9/30/2010
Facility Name: Rockland County Public Home
Facility Operator: Rockland County
Facility Address: 50 Sanitorium Road
Pomona, New York 10970
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Metropolitan Area Regional Office
County: Rockland
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed 11/05/2012
Facility Name: Rosewood Home for Adults
Facility Operator: Rosewood A. Shorter
Facility Address: 850 Oneida Street, Fulton, NY 13069
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Central New York Regional Office
County: Oswego
Reason: Commissioner's order to close
Status: Closed
Date Listed 7/23/08
Facility Name: Sharon Springs Manor
Facility Operator: Judith Vollmer
Facility Address: 695 Hwy, Route 20
Sharon Springs, NY 13459
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Capital District Regional Office
County: Schoharie
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed 6/17/2014
Facility Name: Summit ElderLodge
Facility Operator: Elder Options LLC and Patricia Shenk
Facility Address: 8 South Main Street, Moravia, NY 11318
Facility Type: Unlicensed Adult Care Facility
DOH Region: Central New York Regional Office
County: Cayuga
Reason: Failure to obtain adult care facility certification
Facility Name: The Country Manor (Herkimer County Public Home)
Facility Operator: Herkimer County
Facility Address: 4338 State Route 28, Herkimer, NY 13350
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Central New York Regional Office
County: Herkimer County
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Facility Name: Welcome Home for Adults
Facility Operator: Grande, Ethel
Facility Address: 197 Main Street P.O. Box 787
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Capital District Regional Office
County: Otsego
Reason: Voluntary Closure
Status: Closed 10/08/12
Facility Name: White House Home for Adults
Facility Operator: Richard and Ronald Hertzel
Facility Address: 10 Bruen Court, Rensselaer, NY 12144
Facility Type: Adult Home
DOH Region: Capital District Regional Office
County: Rensselaer
Reason: Commissioner's order to suspend operating certificate
Status: Closed
Date Listed 8/03/11