State Awards $3 Million to Adult Care Facilities to Improve Residents' Quality of Life

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 16, 2009) – The State Health Department announced today that a total of $3 million in state grants will be awarded to 13 adult care facilities statewide to help improve the quality of life for their residents.

The grants are funded through the State's Enhancing Abilities and Life Experience (EnAbLE) initiative, authorized in 2004 to develop programs to teach independent living skills, provide educational and vocational training, as well as teach residents preventive health care skills and how to manage their medications.

"We are pleased to provide these grants to adult care facilities that have expressed an interest in enhancing the life experiences of their residents," said State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D. "These funds will help improve the quality of life for residents living in these facilities by increasing their sense of independence and well-being."

The grants awarded under the EnAble initiative include:

Metropolitan Region

  • Central Assisted Living, LLC: $297,000
  • Eliot Markowitz dba L'Dor: $280,000
  • Elm York, LLC: $300,000
  • Green Briar Adult Home: $296,375
  • Lakeside Manor Home for Adults: $299,326
  • Madison York ALC, LLC: $300,000
  • Madison York Rego Park: $300,000
  • Rockland County Public Home: $35,829
  • West Side Federation for Senior & Supportive Housing: $127,737

Capital District

  • The Terrace at Eddy Memorial: $271,986

Central New York

  • Central New York Adult Home dba Evergreen Heights: $193,350
  • Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse NY, Inc.: $130,000

Western Region

  • The Bristol Home: $168,397

The EnAbLE grant program provides an opportunity for operators of adult homes, enriched housing programs, and residences for adults to offer a variety of supportive services to residents, including: wellness and nutrition programs, independent living skills training, community activities and social engagements, and supervised activity to improve memory, physical condition and reduce falls or other injuries.

More information about New York's EnAbLE initiative and long-term care in New York State is available at www.nyhealth.gov.