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Compass on the Bay

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1380 Columbia Road
South Boston, MA 02127

Caretypes Provided: Alzheimer’s Memory Care

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About Compass on the Bay

Compass on the Bay is a state-of-the-art Memory Support Assisted Living community offering research-based treatment programming for those with varying levels of memory loss, including Mild Cognitive Impairment (early memory loss) and diagnosed Alzheimer's disease in a comfortable dignified residential setting.

The community, serving Greater Boston and the South Shore, features 38 apartments as well as bright and airy living and dining areas with water views overlooking Dorchester Bay toward the JFK Presidential Library.

Innovative programs include a curriculum-based adult learning program, specialized brain-healthy diet, and individual resident case review through their affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Center. Compass on the Bay also offers short-term trial and respite stays. Families have peace of mind knowing they offer their loved one the very best of care at Compass on the Bay.

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Community Details

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Amenities Available

  • Cafe / Bistro
  • Outside patio garden
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fireplaces in common areas
  • Meeting room
  • Beautician Onsite
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Devotional Services Onsite
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Offsite
  • Sensory-based programming (e.g. snoezelen)
  • Specialized Training for Caregivers
  • Walking Paths - outdoor
  • Enclosed courtyard
  • Reminiscence therapy
  • Laundry service / drycleaning
  • Housekeeping provided


  • Medication care managers / Medication Technicians
  • On-Site RNs / LPNs
  • Full time activity director
  • Dedicated concierge
  • Visiting optometrist
  • ADL Assistance
  • IADL Assistance
  • Visiting Dentist
  • 24-Hour Awake Staff
  • Visiting Nurse
  • Visiting Speech Therapist
  • Visiting Physical Therapist
  • Nurses on Staff
  • Visiting Podiatrist
  • Visiting Occupational Therapist

Other Services

  • Respite Offered
  • Aging in Place
  • Hospice Available
  • Special Diets: Low / No sodium
  • Private dining room
  • International cuisine
  • Restaurant style dining
  • Guest meals
  • Special Diets: Low / No Sugar
  • Professional chef
  • Special Diets: Gluten-free
  • Complimentary Transportation 2015 Excellence Award
The features and amenities that are displayed on this page contain marketing information provided by the community. A Place for Mom has not confirmed the completeness of the provided information, and cannot guarantee its accuracy. To conduct a complete investigation, seniors and their families should:
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"My mother called me today to tell me, that at age 94, she is in love for the first time in her life. She loves the retirement community, has friends now, has activities, and she has blossomed. I was so sure she was headed for a dementia unit and suddenly, she is this new person. I couldn't have done any of this without your help and support every step of the way. You have been amazingly helpful and supportive."

Caroline L., Found Assisted Living in Boston, MA

"My advisor assured me he would steer me in the right direction. He gave me options, prices, insurance options, and the best scenarios for my grandmother's situation. This is the very first time I am feeling a load off my shoulders. He has taken control in the correct manner, leading me in the right direction with providing me options I would never ever know about."

Rhonda R., Found Assisted Living in Boston, MA

Community Reviews

reviewed on: 9/18/2015 by Anonymous

Spoke with Matt. Like their approach on diet, holistic, activities what they used to do to re-engage the brain. Do an off site activity once a week. 28 residents in memory household. Still have g... more...

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