State Health Commissioner Announces the Creation of 402 New Assisted Living Beds in Ten Counties
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 13, 2010) - New York State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., today announced that 10 operators in 10 counties have received State approval to develop an additional 402 Assisted Living beds as part of New York's Assisted Living Program.
New York's Assisted Living Program provides supportive housing and home care services to people who are eligible for placement in a nursing home, but instead choose to live in a more homelike setting.
"Assisted Living programs provide an alternative to nursing home care for people who are capable of living in the community with the help of supportive services," Commissioner Daines said. "Thousands of people have received assisted living program services and we are pleased to expand this option so that more residents can receive these critical services."
Under State Social Services Law, the Health Commissioner is authorized to add up to 6,000 more Assisted Living beds across the State over a five-year period. The number of beds added is contingent upon the decertification of nursing home beds.
Applicants whose projects were approved are:
|Project Name||County||New Beds|
|Presbyterian Residential Community, Inc.||Oneida||42|
|Valley Health Services, Inc.||Herkimer||36|
|Achieve Assisted Living Program||Sullivan||40|
|Pine Valley Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing||Rockland||16|
|The Plaza at Westchester||Westchester||38|
|Oceanview Manor HFA||Kings||68|
|Eger Harbor House, Inc.||Richmond||50|
|Jewish Home and Hospital||Bronx||68|
|Central Assisted Living||Queens||14|
Expanding Assisted Living is part of an effort to reform and rightsize New York's institutional long-term care system and develop less restrictive care options.
Additional Assisted Living Projects are being evaluated by the Department of Health Office of Long Term Care. Solicitation of Interest (SOI) applications are available on the Health Department's website at: