Kittay Senior Apartments Frequently Asked Questions

What is the rent at Kittay Senior Apartments?

Studios average $2,350 per month. One-bedroom apartments start at $3,550 per month. Please visit our floorplans and pricing page for more details.

Rents include 3 meals a day, an emergency pendant, weekly housekeeping and linen services, utilities (please see the FAQ item about utilities for details on an electricity fee for personal air conditioners) and Wi-Fi, a wide range of activities and access to our beautiful public space and enclosed gardens.

Please visit our amenities listings to find out all of the other activities and facilities that your rent includes, from art studios to a fitness room and a library.

Are meals included in the rent?

Yes, three meals a day served in our restaurant-style dining room – lunch, dinner and continental breakfast – are included in the rent.

Are utilities included in apartment rental?

Water, heat and electric service are included in the rent, as are Wi-Fi internet service and Dish TV cable television.

Phone service is not included. For residents with personal air conditioners, there is an electricity fee ($21.50 for studios, $36 for one-bedrooms).

Does Kittay Senior Apartments provide any health care or personal care services?

Kittay is an independent senior housing building and does not provide any health care or personal care services. However tenants have access to a broad range of optional services from other providers, right on site at Kittay.

Unlike Assisted Living facilities, where tenants pay for health and care services whether they use them or not, at Kittay tenants pay third-party providers for only those services they need and want.

Among the services available at Kittay Senior Apartments from third party providers are:

  • Physicians’ offices on-site
  • Primary and specialty physicians who come to Kittay on a scheduled basis to see their patients
  • Certified Home Health Aide and Companion services
  • Care Management services from professional geriatric care managers, who will assist in finding and coordinating services that can help tenants stay safe, healthy and independent

Kittay staff can provide contact information for a variety of health and personal care options.

I have vision problems. What does Kittay do to help low-vision residents?

Kittay is an ideal choice for the visually impaired. We offer accommodations designed to enhance the daily living of older adults with all levels of visual challenges. Throughout the building there are environmental modifications that make living easier, and the staff at Kittay is supportive and sensitive to residents with low-vision issues. Read more about our low-vision accommodations.

Does Kittay have trial-stay and short-stay options?

If you aren’t yet sure if Kittay will feel like home, we encourage you to consider a trial stay in a fully furnished Kittay studio apartment so you can “try us on for size.”

Kittay also welcomes short-stay residents, including those who have recently completed a hospitalization and post-acute rehab and are looking for a way to transition from hospital to home.

Read more about these options and see the rates and apartment layouts here, then reach out to our team to come for a visit.

Are cable and internet included in the rent?

Yes and Yes! There is free internet access via Wi-Fi throughout Kittay. There is also a computer room for tenant use, and classes to help tenants get the most out of computers and the internet.

Cable from Dish TV is included in your apartment. There is also a master TV antenna on our roof for improved broadcast TV reception.

I'm a veteran. Are there any special deals for military veterans?

Kittay is located across from the James J. Peters VA Hospital. We offer a special deal for veterans of our armed forces.

Are housekeeping services included in the rent?

Yes, weekly  housekeeping and linen services are included in the rent.

Is a lease required?

Most tenants sign a one-year lease. A tenant can cancel a lease with 30 days notice.

Kittay Senior Apartments also has short-term rental and trial options available. You can find prices and floorplans here for all of our options. Contact one of our sales counselors for more information at (718) 410-1441.

Does Kittay Senior Apartments have a waiting list?

Kittay apartment availability varies – please call (718) 410-1441 to inquire about availability at this time.

Are apartments furnished?

Apartments are normally rented unfurnished, but our short-stay and trial-stay apartments come fully furnished.

Apartments are freshly painted before you move in and carpets and window blinds are provided, in neutral colors, to match each tenant’s individual décor.

All apartments come with a senior-friendly kitchenette, including a refrigerator, microwave, counter space and a sink.

Are pets permitted at Kittay?

Yes. Kittay welcomes well-behaved small dogs and cats (pending a behavior ‘interview’ of the pets for living in a congregate setting). For more information on our pet policy and other options at Kittay, please contact us at (718) 410-1441.