Assisted Living Highest Level of Licensure


It is most important to know that the New York State Department of Health has awarded The 80th Street Residence with the highest level of licensure.  We are an Assisted Living Residence with Certifications for both Special Needs and Enhanced Assisted Living. Simply put, these certifications allow us to provide ongoing support as our Residents’ cognitive and physical abilities continue to change, lessening the chance that they may have to move.  Of course, such licensure also demonstrates our community’s quality and commitment to excellence. As a bonus, it meets the criteria for reimbursement for many long-term care insurance policies. 

  Click to view our license.


New York State's Long Term Care Care Licensing

The Department of Health for the State of New York recently published a letter outlining the differences between unlicensed and licensed options for long term care.


Independent Living, also known as Independent Senior Housing, is not licensed or regulated by the Department.


Adult Care Facilities and Assisted Living Residences directly provide assistance with dressing, bathing, eating, continence management and medication assistance for those who do not require the intensive care provided in nursing homes. These facilities also provide supervision and case management. There are three licensure and certification categories of Assisted Living Residences.

Assisted Living Residences (ALRs) provide or arrange for housing, on-site monitoring and personal care services and/or home care services in a home-like setting to five or more adult residents unrelated to the assisted living operator. An ALR must provide daily food service, 24 hour on-site monitoring, case management services, and an individualized service plan.

Enhanced Assisted Living Residences (EALRs) are licensed ALRs with certificates issued by the New York State Department of Health authorizing them to provide skilled nursing services and to accommodate residents who exceed the retention standards of basic ALRs. This model is often associated with "aging in place."

Special Needs Assisted Living Residences (SNALRs) are licensed ALRs with a certificate issued by the New York State Department of Health authorizing the ALR to provide services to resident with special needs, most commonly Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or cognitive impairment. SNALRs must provide a special needs plan which addresses how the resident's needs will be safely met. In addition, the assisted living operator may choose to be dually certified to provide EALR and SNALR services thereby further allowing residents to age in place.

  Click to view license information letter from the New York Department of Health.

The 80th Street Residence is proud to hold all three of the licenses awarded by the State of New York for an Assisted Living Residence.


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