Flushing House was one of the first institutions to offer Independent Living for older adults, coupled with supportive services right on the premises. How does Independent Living work, from the Flushing House perspective? Built in 1974 for active senior living, our 12-story, 319-unit residence is ideally suited for seniors who can live independently, providing they're able to access services that lessen the burdens of keeping up their own apartments.
Featured in New York Magazine (December 11, 2006), Flushing House was cited as one of the 20 best places for older adults in the New York area. Amongst the area's network of social workers and geriatric care managers, Flushing House has maintained a reputation as one of the leading centers for Independent Living. And, due to our not-for-profit status, Flushing House is able to offer affordable monthly rents for its studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each of our apartments feature: a full bathroom; individually controlled heating and air-conditioning units; euro-style kitchenettes including a sink, two-burner electric stove, and a refrigerator/freezer.
To assist residents with daily living, a host of services are included. Restaurant-style dining in our ground floor dining room includes continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Weekly housekeeping and linen exchange service is provided, plus concierge service, 24-hour security with intercoms in all apartments.
A comprehensive activities program keeps residents busy enjoying life. Activities include a state-of-the-art computer learning center, featuring a large screen TV with "virtual bowling" and the "Nintendo Fit balance board". There's also an advanced fitness center, arts and crafts, concerts, movies, game nights, and trips every week on the Flushing House bus. We also feature an interfaith chapel, a library, large TV lounge, game rooms, a general store, beauty salon, and our spectacular rooftop lounge overlooking Manhattan's panoramic skyline.
Flushing House is not a health care or assisted living facility, nor does Flushing House arrange for or coordinate any health care or personal services. However, certain specialized services are available through outside agencies which rent space at Flushing House. Flushing Hospital Medical Center operates a satellite health clinic on our first floor, with three geriatric physicians and a nurse. Residents are free to use this clinic or any physician or hospital they desire.
VIP Health Care and Premier Home Health Care, are both licensed and certified home health care agencies, and both have offices at our residence. Their onsite home health aides provide assistance with bathing, hygiene and dressing, as well as self-medication management. Our residents can use these services or any provider they choose.
The focus of our unique Flushing House Independent Living arrangement is totally centered on convenience, freedom of choice, and affordability.