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National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging, provides basic information and resources to help families start preparing for future long-term care needs, including planning steps, housing considerations and how to pay care.

New York State Health Department

(Click Health Facilities, then Nursing Homes)

The State Health Department website has a comprehensive directory of nursing homes, across the state, with profiles about each nursing home that provides useful information, including demographics, quality measures, and inspection results.

The health department also operates a Nursing Home Complaint Hotline (1-888-201-4563). The toll-free, 24/7 hotline is staffed by clinical professionals who can provide specific information about callers’ concerns. Here is the complaint hotline:

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

(Click the Providers and Services tab, then click on Find Care Providers under Find and Compare)

CMS has developed a user-friendly tool that enables consumers to search for facilities in a given geographic area and compare the agency’s ratings of different nursing homes, based on their performance on health inspections, staffing, and quality measures.

Long Island State Veterans Home

This 350-bed residential health care facility in Stony Brook provides skilled nursing care to New York State veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star Veterans. Operated by the Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook University, the Veterans Home also operates a Medical Model Adult Day Care Program for veterans and their dependents.

United Veterans Beacon House


This nonprofit organization maintains more than 40 temporary and permanent sites for homeless male and female veterans and others throughout Long Island, providing intensive case management for supportive services, including transportation to medical appointments, education courses, job training and placement, life skills, financial management programs, and coordination of mental, emotional and substance abuse counseling.

Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver Program

(Coordinated by Self-Initiated Living Options, or SILO)


A New York State Medicaid-waiver program designed to be a cost-effective alternative to nursing home placement, allowing participants to maximize independence and live in the least restrictive setting possible. This goal is accomplished by providing a variety of services above what state plan Medicaid provides, including assistive technology, help with moving costs, renovations, home care, and service coordination. All applicants must first be assessed by SILO, the Suffolk Independent Living Organization, a social service agency designated by the state as the regional resource center for the program.

Nassau County Office for the Aging

Nassau NY Connects

In partnership with the New York State’s NY*Connects program, Nassau County provides practical information, referrals and assistance in accessing long-term care services and support for the frail elderly.

Suffolk County Office for the Aging

Help Lines: 

631-853-8200 (Hauppauge Office)
631-852-1420 (Riverhead Office)

Suffolk NY Connects

In partnership with the New York State’s NY*Connects program, Suffolk County provides practical information, referrals and assistance in accessing long-term care services and support for the frail elderly.

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Nassau County (Family & Children’s Association):

Suffolk Country (Family Service League):


Administered by local social service agencies, this statewide program is designed to improve the quality of the day-to-day lives of elderly residents of nursing homes and adult homes. Trained and certified community volunteers investigate complaints and work closely with administrators, staff, residents and families to help resolve issues and to protect resident rights resolve problems.

This website offers a nationwide directory, searchable by geographic location, of adult care living facilities, including nursing homes. Listings feature photos, consumer reviews, amenities and cost information.