The article even provides the example of The Amsterdam at Harborside, a state-of-the-art community in Port Washington, right on Roslyn Harbor. If the senior chooses not to remain in his home but wants to stay in the area, a place like the Amsterdam offers residents the opportunity to purchase an apartment in the community and if more skilled care is needed, assisted living and nursing care is available to its residents right on the grounds so that relocating is never necessary and spouses stay together. Construction on the Amsterdam should be completed in about a year or so.
Another town not mentioned in the article but in the vicinity, is the village of Sea Cliff which has a Senior Action Committee formed 30 years ago. The Senior Action Committee created a number of programs that assist its seniors in remaining in their own homes with the support of the community. The free senior services in Sea Cliff include, for example, free transportation to doctor's appointments, free blood-pressure testing once a month, and even free visits and telephone calls to make sure that everything is well with the home-bound senior.
If you or a family member is a senior and hoping to live out your days in your own home or at least stay in the Long Island vicinity, call your local town hall to find out what amenities are offered to seniors in the town, village or within the county: you might be surprised!