A history of care, a reputation for quality
As a resident at Fountaingate Gardens, you’ll have access to the trusted health care services of Gurwin Healthcare System. Gurwin is known as an innovative, not-for-profit healthcare organization committed to delivering the highest quality of care to older Long Islanders. Compassion, clinical excellence, and state-of-the-art facilities have cemented Gurwin’s reputation as the healthcare community of choice for seniors on Long Island.
With an unsurpassed continuum of care, you can be sure to get the right medical care — if and when you need it — without having to relocate. And, if you and your spouse have different care levels, you can live in the comfort of the same community while receiving individualized care.
You don’t have to worry about feeling lonely either, as our Long Island Life Plan Community is welcoming, close-knit and social. At Fountaingate Gardens, our Life Enhancement team is committed to supporting your best life socially, emotionally and physically.
Life Plan Community levels of care
At Fountaingate Gardens, we support your health journey every step of the way. As a Blue Zone-inspired community focused on wellness and longevity, we promote a healthy, vibrant lifestyle, backed up by a peace-of-mind healthcare safety net guaranteeing priority access to Gurwin’s continuum of care long-term healthcare services, should your level of care ever change. This means you can get the health services you need from the same Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), that you love — directly on Gurwin’s 36-acre Commack campus.
In addition, our high-quality healthcare services are provided by Gurwin Healthcare System, a leader in senior services for 35 years. In 1988, Gurwin opened its nursing care facility in Commack, Long Island with a mission to provide the ultimate quality care for frail, elderly and medically complex younger adults. Since that time, it has expanded to include a full continuum of care, such as:
- Independent living: Convenient amenities to enrich your lifestyle and help you pursue your retirement vision.
- Assisted living: Onsite amenities, plus help with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, and medication management.
- Skilled nursing: 24/7 specialized medical care, provided by professional staff.
- On-site dialysis
- Rehabilitation: Occupational, physical, and speech therapy to support your recovery from illness or injury.
- Memory care: A safe, compassion-first community to support those living with memory loss in both our assisted living community and skilled nursing facility.
The cost and value of a Life Plan Community
Though aging in place may seem like the more affordable choice, you should factor in all your expenses. When you consider your property taxes, utilities, groceries, transportation, housekeeping, and entertainment, you may find a Life Plan Community gives you greater value.
For example, at Fountaingate Gardens Life Plan Community, you’ll have access to a wealth of amenities and activities that you wouldn’t otherwise have at home. Plus, with 24/7 security and access to healthcare, you’ll feel safe, secure and well-taken care of.
Long Island Life Plan Community FAQs
A continuing care retirement community (CCRC), or Life Plan Community, is a vibrant senior living community that offers independent living for active seniors, as well as higher levels of health care like assisted living, and skilled nursing care, when and if they are needed.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) or Life Plan Communities, are carefully designed to allow residents to remain comfortable in one senior living community even if their health care needs grow as time passes. A senior may enter the CCRC in independent living, but assisted living and skilled nursing care are available at the same community in case a resident should need a higher level of care.
Assisted Living Communities offer personal care, and some level of health care services to residents. Unlike assisted living communities, Life Plan communities, or Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), provide a range of living options from independent living to assisted living and skilled nursing to cater to residents’ health care needs.
Our Long Island CCRC is thoughtfully designed to bring you comfort and convenience so you can feel free to explore this next chapter of your life. We’ll take of:
- Providing nutritious and flavorful meals
- Home maintenance
Nurturing your body, mind, and spirit with our exceptional amenities, including:
- A state-of-the-art fitness facility and lots of workout classes
- Indoor swimming pool
- Community Arts Center
- Lifelong learning classes
- Social activities and events