“I just love the people... sitting down and visiting... everybody has a different story. We are all like family here.”
A Caring Community
The heart of Lott Residence is our dedicated staff, whose helping hands and ready smiles enhance the well-being of every resident.
Staff work collaboratively to treat residents with the highest level of respect and dignity; to assure a safe environment, where residents can feel secure; to regard each resident as an individual, providing appropriate services to their unique needs; and to deliver care in a timely and appropriate manner.
Each member of the staff continuously strives to enrich the quality of life for our residents.
The Comforts of Home
Each spacious studio apartment features a full kitchen, living area and private bath. Around-the-clock concierge services, personal care call buttons, and routine monitoring of residents, day and night, are included in a single monthly fee so that residents can live with dignity, respect and security.
Making a Healthy Difference
Assistance with activities of daily living is available 24 hours a day. Personal care assistants help with individual needs, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, laundry and housekeeping. Medication administration is managed by a Registered Nurse, and social workers provide case management services.
Lott Residence is unique in having a full-time on-site physician specializing in geriatric care. He provides immediate and preventive treatment, which helps keep residents out of hospitals and allows the early detection and resolution of medical issues. His relationship with residents goes beyond that, and he is considered a trusted and valuable resource to all.
Residents look forward to gathering in the 14th floor dining room where they enjoy three delicious meals each day and a breathtaking view of the lake in Central Park. There is a beauty parlor, meditation room, computer-equipped library, and a lovely landscaped garden.
A Full Life
Residents’ days can be as active or relaxing as they choose. A full program of daily activities provides physical and mental stimulation. A variety of spiritual programs serves our ethnically and religiously diverse resident population. Every week there’s a special outing, such as a Circle Line cruise, casino trip, theater, or other cultural or sightseeing excursion. Residents spend their time together socializing in our fully equipped activity center, library or TV lounge.
Location on the Upper East Side of Manhattan
Overlooking Central Park at the northern end of Manhattan’s Museum Mile, Lott Residence offers a view – and a lifestyle – that is unmatched in New York City. With 127 apartments, beautiful lobby and well-appointed activity centers, it is acclaimed by New York magazine as one of the most highly respected elder care facilities in the region. As one of Manhattan’s only assisted living facilities that accepts Medicaid, Lott Residence serves as a state and national model for the quality of life that can be achieved for assisted living.
Everyone is so nice. I cannot complain of one thing. This is my home now, and I love it. I want to have many years here.
I'm very grateful that my application was able to be processed so quickly and I was able to move in the same week that I applied. I feel like this is the place for me.
Moving to Lott Residence changed a lot for me. It gave me the home and family and friends I needed. And especially when I feel insecure or when I have a problem, I have a place to go and address these problems.
The thing I like best about living at Lott is the feeling of personal freedom I get here. They have these rules and regulations which are very necessary. At the same time, I have my personal freedom every day, to walk in the park, read, get together with friends. It’s that sense of balance that makes me happy. I like that.
James Janeski, FACHE
President and CEO of Lott Residence
Mr. Janeski has over 40 years of diversified experience in planning, developing and managing U.S. and international healthcare services. Before joining Lott Residence and Lott Community Development Corp. in 2002, Mr. Janeski served as Executive Director of Joint Commission International, the global healthcare-consulting subsidiary of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; Vice President of Healthcare Enterprise International, Inc., the principal healthcare consulting contractor of USAID in Eastern Europe; Deputy to the President of Project Hope Development, serving public health care facilities and educational institutions worldwide; and President and CEO of the Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service, Corp., a nine-hospital consortium. Mr. Janeski was the co-founder with Father Lott of the Caring Community in New York.
Nicole F. Atanasio, MS, RN-BC
Vice President of Patient Care
Ms. Atanasio is a Board Certified Registered Nurse. She holds an AAS in Nursing from Catholic Medical Center, Queens, NY; a BS in Community Health & Human Services from St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY; and earned her MS in Healthcare Informatics from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. She also has an extensive nursing background in Cardiac and Home Health Care, and has been serving the community in many different nursing roles, including supervisory and administrative positions for over 20 years. Prior to joining the Lott Residence, Ms. Atanasio served as the Director of Patient Services for a newly formed Certified Home Health Agency for Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Previously, Ms. Atanasio served as the Clinical Director for Intake at the VNSNY, as well as many other home care and hospital capacities.
Sal Nicosia, MBA, CPA
Vice President of Finance
Mr. Nicosia’s career of more than 35 years began in public accounting and has included managerial positions in internal audit and accounting for Fortune 500 companies.
He earned a CPA certification in 1980 and holds an MBA from Bernard M. Baruch College and a BS in Accounting, magna cum laude. He has an extensive background as a Controller and Chief Financial Officer, including the health care industry.
Mr. Nicosia joined Lott in February, 2014 as Director of Finance for the Residence and the CHHA from PHC Services, Ltd., a licensed NY home health care agency in business for more than 30 years and their affiliated Connecticut CHHA and New Jersey LHCSA. Mr. Nicosia served as Comptroller/CFO for PHC and affiliates since 2006. His prior experience includes more than 4 years as Controller and Vice President of Finance for a medical equipment distributor.