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Our Long Island CCRC

A history of care, a reputation for quality

It makes sense that the Gurwin Healthcare System is expanding their continuum to become a Life Plan Community, also known as a continuing care retirement community. After all, Gurwin is known as an innovative, not-for-profit health care organization committed to blending the art of caring and the science of care. Compassion, CMS 5-star clinical excellence and state-of-the-art facilities have cemented Gurwin’s reputation as the health care community of choice for seniors in the New York area. And now, that reputation of excellence will extend to a new lifestyle option for active, independent older adults on Long Island.

An unsurpassed continuum of care

In 1988, Gurwin opened its nursing care facility in Commack with a commitment to providing the ultimate in quality care. Since that time, it has expanded to include a full continuum of care, including a 5-star rated nursing and rehabilitation center, a vibrant assisted living community, exceptional home care programs and extraordinary adult day health programs.

A vision for active, independent seniors

In 2011, Gurwin initiated plans to expand. The Board of Directors began plans to develop an independent living community where seniors of all faiths and cultures would be free to shed home maintenance responsibilities, explore their passions and feel secure about their future. This vision became Fountaingate Gardens. And now, with construction underway, our vision for Long Island active adults is closer to fruition. 

The comfort of a secure future

As a resident at Fountaingate Gardens, you will have access to the full continuum of care provided by Gurwin. You will also benefit from its financial stability as a leader in senior services for more than 30 years.

Contact us today to learn more about how to live the best of your life…at Fountaingate Gardens.


Value, security and peace of mind

… with access to the trusted health care services of Gurwin should you ever need it.


  • Gurwin’s full continuum of care is available on campus. No need to move if care level needs should change!
  • Priority access to long-term health care services is guaranteed for life.
  • Assisted living, skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation.
  • Gurwin’s home care programs are also available.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)/Life Plan Communities FAQs

  1. What is a CCRC?

    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. 

  2. How does a CCRC/Life Plan Community work?

    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.

  3. What is the difference between a CCRC/Life Plan Community and Assisted Living?

    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.

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