Popular Questions

Assisted living is a general term that is used across the United States to describe a residence for seniors where assistance is provided, as needed, with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, ordering and taking medications, and making doctors’ appointments. Additionally, meals, snacks, housekeeping and laundry services are provided. The goal is to provide each person living in these residences with considerate and respectful care, and to promote their dignity, independence, privacy and safety in a comfortable, residential setting.

The Assisted Living Program (ALP) is an Adult Home or Enriched Housing Program that is certified by the New York State Department of Health to provide Medicaid-funded home care services. The ALP is an alternative to nursing home that enables nursing home eligible residents to receive home health care services in the Adult Home or Enriched Housing Program, delaying or preventing the need for admission to a nursing home. Care services are provided by an on-site licensed home care agency operated by the Adult Home or Enriched Housing Program and a community certified home health agency (CHHA) under contract.

Yes, all Gefen Senior Care’s assisted living facilities are licensed by the New York State Department of Health, and adhere to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) adult care facility regulations.

Yes, all facilities are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including weekends and holidays.

Yes, all residents are free to come in and out of the facility, as they please.

Yes, our staff is highly trained to assist all our residents with their self-administration of medication needs.

No, you do not need to bring your own furniture. All facilities provide our residents with high quality and comfortably designed furniture in each room. However, if you would like to bring in your own furniture you can do that. Arrangements need to be made with the administration.

Yes, private rooms are available in all facilities. Please inquire about availability and pricing.

The facility can assist the resident in arranging for a variety of medical and mental health services that are often provided on-site or in the community depending on the individualized need of each resident. These include primary medical services, psychiatry, podiatry, dentist, optometry, and various other medical specialists.

We accept payment through Private funds, Social Security, SSI, VA, and Long Term Care Insurance Plans.

The pre-screening required documents are the following:

– Psychosocial summary if applicable
– Proof of benefits

Prior to admission a Medical evaluation (3122 or 4449) and Mental Health Evaluation (if applicable) need to be completed.

Yes, a husband and a wife can share room. Other domestic partners can share a room as well.

Yes, we provide 3 nutritious meals, and snacks throughout the day. All menus are prepared by our nutritionist/dietitian.

Upon request, we assist our residents in arranging their transportation to off-site medical appointments. We also provide transportation to various off-site recreational activities in select locations.

Yes, all residents are allowed to have visitors and can leave the facility to visit friends and family at any time.