September Is Declared Assisted Living Month in New York State
James McPeak, Owner, McPeak’s Assisted Living, says New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recognition of assisted living facilities through a proclamation he issued will help more people understand the benefits of assisted living and the amenities it offers the elderly.
On August 27, Cuomo issued a proclamation to make the month of September Assisted Living Month. The purpose of the proclamation was to encourage all New York residents to learn more about assisted living facilities and how they benefit both the state’s citizens and its communities.
According to the Empire State Association of Assisted Living, more than 39,000 New York State residents live in 485 assisted living residences statewide. Governor Cuomo said that, by 2015, more than 2 million New Yorkers will be in need long-term care.
McPeak’s Assisted Living, located in the Village of Patchogue, is a viable option for the elderly who need a better option than living alone. Assisted living has become the more financially responsible option for those in need of assisted care. McPeak’s has a base price of $2,900 — which includes everything and is approximately half the cost of living at home.
McPeak’s offers residents and their families all of the amenities for comfortable living at reasonable costs. In addition, McPeak’s gives residents the option of either having their own rooms or sharing a room with someone else. Trained, experienced staff members are on-hand to provide medications for residents when needed. Meals are served daily, and staff can prepare meals for those who have certain dietary restrictions. McPeak’s also offers recreational activities to give residents a chance to socialize and spend time with each other.
“We wish to thank Governor Cuomo for proclaiming September as Assisted Living Month, and recognizing the work that we do,” Mr. McPeak said. “At McPeak’s Assisted Living, we understand the needs of the elderly and offer a friendly, affordable alternative to living alone by providing a safe, warm and relaxing environment in a homelike setting.”