AHRC Nassau supports the largest residential program in New York State with over 75 homes and 54 supportive apartments serving over 660 men and women in every community throughout Nassau County. Staff members provide 24–hour supports, while encouraging people to achieve greater levels of independence.

To discuss residential options, please call our Central Enrollment Department at (516) 644-4800.

Traditional Living Options

Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs):

IRAs are homes or apartments throughout our local communities. IRA’s come in the following forms:

  • Supervised IRA’s
  • Supervised Apartments
  • Supportive Apartments

Supervised IRA’s:

These homes typically provide 24-hour supports and services based on the needs of the men and women living there. Each person is supported with 24-hour oversight by trained direct support professionals. Additional clinical supports and services are also provided and may include nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, psychology, speech and sexuality services. Both Citizens and AHRC Nassau provide residential opportunities for those aging out of children’s residential programs and for those deemed at risk by the DORO.

Supervised Apartments:

These apartments typically provide 24-hour supports and services available at the location of the apartment. Specific support is based on the needs of the men and women living there. Additional clinical supports and services are also provided and may include nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, psychology, speech and sexuality services. AHRC Nassau provides supervised apartments for those deemed at risk by the DORO.

Residential options to fit your needs.
Residential options to fit your needs.

Supportive Apartments/Homes:

These apartments/homes typically provide minimal supports and services based on the needs of the men and women living there. Direct support staff may stop by during the week to assist you as needed.Additional clinical supports and services are also provided and may include nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, psychology, speech and sexuality services. AHRC Nassau provides residential opportunities for those deemed at risk by the DORO.

Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs):

Citizens Options Unlimited operates the Helen Kaplan Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) which provides supports and services for people who have multiple cognitive, medical and/or physical disabilities requiring 24-hour support and supervision. They also operate the Medically Frail Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) which provides enhanced medical support to those in need of 24-hour nursing services along with habilitative services, psychology, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, nutrition and recreation services. Visit Citizens Options Unlimited for more information.

Non-traditional Living Options

Non-traditional Living Options are also available and include living at home with your family; family care; Individual and community supports (ICS) and buying your own home. If you are interested in any of these non-traditional living options, call our Central Enrollment Department at (516) 644-4800.