Before you search for a New Rochelle assisted living facility (ALF), see what makes the “Queen City of the Sound” special.
French Huguenots (Protestants) who were fleeing persecution in their native France founded New Rochelle in 1688. The historic Trinity-St. Paul Episcopal Church is a reminder of this past. Here you’ll find the Huguenot Memorial Cemetery where many of the city’s founders are buried. Check out the Thomas Paine Historical Site, the country home of the revolutionary American. The cottage, built in 1793, houses a library and museum. Execution Rocks Lighthouse is another popular attraction. Built in 1849, the site is supposedly where the British executed Americans by chaining them up on the shore so they would drown at high tide.
Sitting on Long Island Sound, New Rochelle offers 270 acres of impressive public parks and 102 acres of inland waters. The 78-acre Davids’ Island, formerly Fort Slocum, has been transformed into a park and preserve where sea turtles, osprey, least terns and many other wild creatures make their home. Five Islands Park are interconnected by paths and footbridges and offers hiking and camping.
You’ll be comforted to know that the Sound Shore Medical Center (465 beds, over 600 physicians and 1,000 health care professionals) is located in the city center.
Now for some economics. This may be New York, but at least it’s not Manhattan. New Rochelle’s cost of living is 85% higher than the national average. According to a Genworth Financial survey, a one-bedroom in a New Rochelle assisted living facility averages $5,838 a month. A private room in a nursing home averages $383 a day, while a semi-private averages $359 a day. The daily services of a home health aide average $50,336 a year based on a 44-hour workweek.
If you still need answers on New Rochelle assisted living, try reading, “Finding the Best Assisted Living Community.” Additionally, read “Senior Living Communities” to see the differences in senior living options.