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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Brooklyn, NY

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21 Clark Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Rating

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4.9 (24)
5.0 (3)
5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights is a facility that caters to senior people living in Brooklyn and the nearby areas. It seeks to improve residents' quality of life by offering assisted living services that promote their physical, intellectual, and spiritual well-being. Its assisted living services include personal care 24/7, housekeeping and laundry, building maintenance, wellness therapies, and food catering. The facility has one- and two-bedroom houses, a movement studio, and a heated indoor pool. In addition, it provides independent living and memory care.

  • Meal Service
  • Independent Living

48 Cedar St, Brooklyn, NY 11221 Rating

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4.2 (120)
2.5 (10)

Why choose this provider?

Buena Vida is an assisted living facility in Brooklyn. It provides therapy services for patients recovering from surgeries, illnesses, and injuries. Its specialized rehabilitation program includes speech, occupational, and physical therapies overseen by a board-certified physician. It also has long-term care programs, providing daily activities that aim to fulfill the residents' needs for physical, mental, and social stimulation. The facility has various amenities that patients can enjoy, including beauty salons, laundry and housekeeping services, home-cooked meals, and spiritual activities.

  • Meal Service

636 Louisiana Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11239 Rating

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4.7 (23)
3.0 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Brooklyn Boulevard ALP has been offering assisted living services and facilities since 2005 to residents of the metro. The firm offers personal amenities such as parlors, common areas, and libraries. There are dry cleaning services nearby that provide pick-up and delivery jobs while the staff is on hand to haul clients' clothes. Social activities like bingo and fitness classes are also available to minimize idle time. Administrator David Beer has spent over a decade in the long-term care sector.

  • Meal Service
  • Laundry
  • Fitness Classes

2900 Bragg Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235 Rating

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4.3 (17)
5.0 (4)

Why choose this provider?

The Waterford on The Bay serves clients on the Brooklyn metro. It offers senior citizens a luxurious assisted living environment while letting them have their independence. It has waterfront suites that show a view of the bay and employs New York State-licensed staff to take care of its residents. Its building is fireproof and has round-the-clock security guards, along with a surveillance system. The facility's Serenity Unit coordinator, Janet Budhram, is a certified nursing assistant and trained recreational aide.

  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care
  • Hospice Services

5905 Strickland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234 Rating

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3.8 (596)
4.6 (19)

Why choose this provider?

Sunrise at Mill Basin is a Brooklyn-based facility that provides assisted living care. Some of the services offered for assisted living communities include medication coordination, monthly wellness visits, and daily programs for physical and spiritual health. Its staff develops individualized service plans, allowing them to utilize a personalized care approach for each client. Seniors are also welcome to bring their own pets to the facility. Some of the hospitals that provide medical support to residents are Lutheran Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital.

Compare our Top Assisted Living Facilities

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights
21 Clark Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Buena Vida
48 Cedar St, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Brooklyn Boulevard ALP
636 Louisiana Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11239
The Waterford on The Bay
2900 Bragg Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Sunrise at Mill Basin
5905 Strickland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234


  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.