Sunrise of Bay Shore

New Senior Community Planned for Bay Shore

Sunrise Senior Living is developing a new senior living facility on the current site of the Montfort Spiritual Center located at 26 South Saxon Road, Bay Shore, NY.  The proposed new development will be 180 units which will consist of adjoining 90 unit buildings - one for Assisted Living and one for Independent Living.    

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Project Overview

The proposed project fronts on Tenley Circle and Nebraska Avenue between Alton Place and Yuma Street, and will allow a church which has been part of the Tenleytown community for over a century to replace an aging building with a new house of worship designed to fulfill the religious and spiritual mission of the congregation and community, now and in the future. Second, the new Sunrise community will be a place that local seniors can call home, while also engaging in neighborhood  outreach, such as intergenerational activities and caregiving support groups available to nearby families. As the aging senior population continues to rise, so will the need for homes and specialized care for older adults. Sunrise will be a resource for the entire community, as we carry out our organization’s mission: to champion quality of life for all seniors.

For more than 35 years, Sunrise has provided a resident-centered approach to care in a nurturing home – located where families have the convenience and opportunity to be near their aging loved ones. Likewise, Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church has served the needs of a changing community for several generations, and has now become a demographically diverse congregation that reflects our city. The proposed project will allow the church to embrace a vibrant future, enhance its worship and ministry, and expand the services it provides to the greater community. 

Questions and Support 

Sunrise has established this website as a means to foster its dialogue with the entire community and to continue its work with local neighbors to listen, answer questions and seek feedback. 

We are committed to keeping the Bay Shore community informed about this project and welcome questions and feedback. Additionally, if you have any questions or want to indicate your support of this project please email Philip Kroskin at Philip.Kroskin@sunriseseniorliving.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What services does Sunrise provide?
A: Sunrise provides a permanent residential community for the residents of the South Shore who want to live in an environment of like aged individuals and, if needed, get help with their activities of daily living (walking, bathing, dressing, eating and toileting). Residents are provided all their basic living needs including up to three daily freshly prepared meals, housekeeping, activities, and transportation.  Residents with dementia and memory loss can get specialized care in different areas within the assisted living building.  The Independent Living residents are older adults looking for a more active, engaged lifestyle free of day-to-day chores. 

Q: Who will live in the Sunrise building?
A: Seventy percent of Sunrise residents are a 10-15 minute drive of their last home and/or a current family member’s home. The average age of a sunrise resident is 85 for the assisted living and 80 for the independent living.

Q: Will this be a nursing home?
A: No. Nursing homes facilities are primarily used for short term stays (although there are many long term facilities too) to provide clinical care and post-surgical care for seniors and are more closely aligned with a hospital environment. Skilled nursing or rehabilitation services are covered by Medicare and Medicaid for either long term or a short fixed period of time after a hospitalization.

Independent living and assisted living are residential communities built and operated to be a residents permanent home. They are very similar in look and feel to a small multi-family apartment.

Q: Does Sunrise accept Medicare and Medicaid?
A: Sunrise is a private pay organization and therefore does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. Furthermore, Medicare does not cover custodial care (such as assistance with feeding, bathing and dressing).

Q: How many units are in the new building(s)?
A: The assisted living building will have 90 resident units, which will also include living room, dining room, bistro, salon, and outdoor courtyards.

The independent living building will have 90 resident units and will consist of same amenities as the assisted living. Both building are connected by a shared kitchen and some of the staff will also cross over between the two buildings.

Q: How many residents and employees will be in the project?
A: The assisted living side of the project will have approximately 100 residents upon stabilization (this assumes a typical 93% occupancy). Max occupancy is closer to 107 residents. There will be three shifts of employees. The largest shift will be from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will have up to 30 employees. The next shift will be from 2:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and will have at most 25 employees. This shift will see 25% employee reduction after dinner around 6:00 p.m. and then another 25% reduction after 8:00 p.m. when most residents are safely and comfortably in their rooms. The overnight shift is from 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. and will have approximately 4 employees.

The independent living side of the project will have approximately 125 residents upon stabilization (this assumes a typical 93% occupancy). Max occupancy is closer to 135 residents. There will be three shifts of employees. The largest shift will be from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will have up to 10 employees. The next shift will be from 2:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and will also have approximately 10 employees. This shift will see 25% employee reduction after dinner around 6:00 p.m. and then another 25% reduction after 8:00 p.m. when most residents are safely and comfortably in their rooms. The overnight shift is from 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. and will have approximately 2 employees.

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