Senior Housing Options in Madison County

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What is Senior Housing?

Senior Housing is a multi-residence housing facility intended for senior citizens. Often offers subsidized options for low income seniors.

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care Centers are designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day.

  • Adult Social Day Care provides social activities, meals, recreation and some health-related services
  • Adult Health (Medical) Day Care offers more intensive health, therapeutic and social services for individuals with severe medical problems and those at risk of requiring nursing home care.


What are adult homes?

An adult-care facility established and operated for the purpose of providing long-term residential care, room, board, housekeeping, personal care and supervision to five or more adults unrelated to the operator. Licensed and overseen by the New York State Department of Health.

What is assisted living?

Housing for elderly or disabled people that provides nursing care, housekeeping, and prepared meals as needed.

* Assisted living communities are recommended when the senior does not require much medical care but they do need more assistance than can be provided in their home*

What is enriched living?

An Adult Care Facility that is licensed and overseen by the New York State Department of Health. The intent of Enriched Housing is to allow frail older residents who can no longer live independently on their own to successfully and safely age in place in a private apartment setting.

What is skilled nursing?

Skilled nursing care facilities, commonly referred to as nursing homes, are licensed healthcare facilities that are inspected and regulated by a state’s Department of Health Services.

What they provide:

  • Attendance to a post-operative wound or dispensing and monitoring intravenous medications
  • Physical therapy for residents to rectify strength and balance issues
  • Speech therapy assisting for residents to reclaim their ability to communicate following a stroke
  • Occupational therapy to help  residents to become independent again, particularly when it comes to dressing, personal hygiene and eating
  • Pharmaceutical, laboratory and radiology services
  • Social and educational activities
  • Laundry services
  • Help with Activities of Daily Living
  • Limited transportation
  • End-of-life or hospice care
  • Respite care

PACE-CNY – “A program of all-inclusive care for the elderly”

PACE CNY is an alternative to nursing care that allows the frail elderly to continue to live in the community. It is a non-profit community based managed-care program sponsored by Loretto in cooperation with St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. ONLY AVAILIBLE TO ONODAGA COUNTY.

VNA Homecare Options

VNA Homecare Options is a skilled nursing program that provides services to help people stay comfortably in their home. For Medicaid eligible only.

What is continuum of care?

Interrelated and connected range of services ranging from home and community-based programs to institutionalization as needed by seniors at various stages of disability.

What is memory care?

Self-contained neighborhoods in Continuing Care Retirement Communities specially designed to serve residents with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Memory care may be offered in either an assisted living or skilled nursing care setting.

What is a continuing care retirement community?

Part independent living, part assisted living and part skilled nursing home, CCRCs offer a tiered approach to the aging process, accommodating residents’ changing needs. (