New Assisted Living Facility Debuts on Long Island’s North Shore

By HCO Staff

KINGS PARK, N.Y.—EW Howell Construction Group has announced the completion of the new St. Johnland Assisted Living at 393 Sunken Meadow Road in Kings Park. The two-story, 68,000-square-foot facility on Long Island’s North Shore offers 80 residential units and 100 beds.

St. Johnland is the premier provider on Long Island of skilled nursing care, with specialties in Alzheimer’s/dementia, head injury rehabilitation, subacute care, and adult day care. The new assisted living facility was built adjacent to the existing St. Johnland Nursing Center on the 100-acre complex owned by the nonprofit organization.

“The new assisted living facility on the St. Johnland campus in Kings Park is going to meet the needs of families looking for independent living options for their loved ones, with the added security of a caring and compassionate staff,” said Kevin McKenna, a vice president at EW Howell.

The St. Johnland Assisted Living, designed by KDA Architects, was designed to have four wings of residential units, rather than the long, linear design found in many care facilities. This enables easier mobility for residents and nursing staff and provides each resident with the views of the lush nature surrounding the rooms. Amenities include a large lobby with library space, a full-service kitchen and dining room with access to exterior courtyards, and resident laundry rooms. The second-floor features areas for art and cultural activities, and a wellness suite which hosts physical therapy and fitness. It’s also interesting to note that 75 percent of the residents will be Medicaid eligible, which opens the facility to people of all financial backgrounds.

“In addition to a multitude of amenities and activities, residents have the added benefit of the facility’s proximity to the organization’s nursing center and other services,” added EW Howell’s Giuseppe Iuliucci, who served as project manager.

EW Howell has than 20 years of experience building quality senior living and assisted living communities around the New York Tri-State region. Most recently, the company served as general contractor on Whisper Woods at Smithtown and Orchard Estate of Woodbury for Benchmark Senior Living, The Residences at Plainview for Capitol Seniors Housing, and communities for Sunrise Senior Living in Huntington, N.Y. and Summit, N.J.