What is Enriched Housing?
Enriched Housing is defined in New York State law (NYCRR, Title 18, Chapter II,
Subchapter D) as an Adult Care Facility and is licensed and overseen by the New
York State Department of Health. The intent of Enriched Housing is to allow
older residents who can no longer live independently on their own to successfully
and safely age in place in a private apartment setting.
Housing-and-services models similar to Enriched Housing exist in a many states,
are known by a variety of names, licensed by various state government agencies,
and, like New York, are supported through both private-pay resources and the
Supplemental Security Income program (SSI).
In New York, an Enriched Housing provider can provide long-term residential
services, activities, and personal care to five or more older adults who are
unrelated to the operator. Residents live in an apartment setting, which includes a
bedroom, bath, living room, and kitchen, and have access to a package of services
that includes one-to-three meals per day, shopping assistance, housekeeping,
laundry, transportation, some supervision, assistance with self-administered
medications, case management, socialization and recreational activities, and some
personal care assistance.
1201 Jewell Drive
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 681-4038
Fax: (315) 681-6039