Isabella, a non-profit, non-sectarian, organization, has pioneered in the care of the elderly since 1875. Since its inspired beginning, Isabella has grown from a traditional nursing home to a leading healthcare organization providing a continuum of services on its own campus and in the community at large.
When Anna and Oswald Ottendorfer opened the first home in 1875, they named it in honor of their daughter, Isabella Uhl, whose early death at the age of 27 cut short her remarkable career in caring for the poor. Initially located in Astoria, Queens, Isabella was dedicated to the care of indigent elderly women. Isabella moved to its present location in 1889 and simultaneously expanded its mission to care for both women and men- without regard to race, creed or nationality.
Today, Isabella is a large complex offering a diversity of services on four well-landscaped acres.
Isabella is located in the vibrant and diverse community of Washington Heights.
A great way to live in New York: Moderately priced housing with the help you need to stay active and independent.
Isabella's high-rise independent living apartment residence offers the best of both worlds to adults age 62 or older: a safe, spacious, enjoyable place to live, with a wide range of medical and social support services nearby when and if you need them.
A gracious, active life at Isabella House
Here at Isabella House, residents enjoy themselves. They’re treated to lunch and dinner served buffet style in our newly refurbished dining room. There is always something going on – Isabella House’s wealth of activities includes music and exercise programs, poetry and art classes, computer training, current events discussions, and a lot more.