Many resources are available to help you make decisions about choosing assisted living in Westchester County. One such resource is the handbook, At the Crossroads. It is a directory of residential options that is published by Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services.

This helpful guide provides information on:

  • Understanding different care options
  • The five types of residential care services
  • Determining the right level of care
  • Tips for selecting a care facility
  • Financial costs and assistance programs
  • List of patient rights
  • Directory of adult homes, enriched housing, retirement residences/assisted living and residential care facilities

You may contact the Department of Senior Programs and Services for additional information.

What other options are available?
Both the federal and state governments have information resources that may be helpful.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20410
Tel: (202) 708-1112

New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal
25 Beaver Street
New York, N.Y. 10004
Tel: (866) 275-3427

New York State Office for the Aging – NYSOFA
2 Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12223-1251
Tel: (800) 342-9871

New LIFESTYLES: The Source for Seniors. A Guide to Senior Housing and Care
This handbook defines the various types of senior housing, along with contacts for senior residential facilities and developments. The handbook lists all private sector senior residential facilities in the New York Metropolitan region. To order call (800) 869-9549.

What local housing advocacy organizations are approved by HUD?

Westchester Residential Opportunities – WRO
470 Mamaroneck Avenue – Suite 410
White Plains, New York 10605
Tel: (914) 428-9455

Human Development Services of Westchester
930 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, New York 10543
Tel: (914) 835-8906