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Assisted Living near Amherst, Massachusetts

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The Arbors at Amherst

130 University Dr, Amherst, MA 01002

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Linda Manor Assisted Living

345 Haydenville Road, Leeds, MA 01053

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Linda Manor Assisted Living is an assisted living community, located in the quiet, historic village of Leeds, MA. This modern community is situated in a wooded setting, near transportation for shopping and appointments. Leeds, a part of the City of Northampton, MA, is nestled in the Berkshire...

Keystone Commons

460 West Street, Ludlow, MA 01056

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Keystone Commons provides Independent, Assisted, Alzheimer's and Memory Care residential living in Ludlow, MA.  Keystone Commons is a rental community that offers people over the age of 55 years a delightful way to live.  Independent Living (44 apartments) provides 31 meals per month,...

Cedarbrook Village at Ware NOW OPEN

73 South St, Ware, MA 01082

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Now doing in person tours!Tucked into the verdant hills of the Pioneer Valley is the town of Ware, Massachusetts. Named the “Manour of Peace” in 1716 by its founder, John Read, Ware remains to this day a quiet town that embraces commercial and recreational growth without allowing it to impose on...

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Sarawood Assisted Living

1 Loomis Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040

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Sarawood is an assisted living home with a capacity for 28 residents. All rooms are private. Some rooms have private half-baths and the others share a bath (usually no more than two to a bathroom). Sarawood is family owned and operated. Included in the rates are three meals daily, weekly...

The Arbors at Chicopee

929 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020

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Day Brook Village

298 Jarvis Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040

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Day Brook Village Senior Living is proud to be the first continuing care retirement community in Massachusetts, offering a range of housing and healthcare options to meet our residents’ changing needs. At Day Brook Village, our residents enjoy a supportive retirement lifestyle with personal care...

River Mills Assisted Living at Chicopee Falls

7 River Mills Dr., Chicopee, MA 01020

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River Mills is everything you’d expect from a high-quality assisted living community, combined with the personal character and history of Chicopee, but with a longer term affordability that other communities aren’t offering. We look forward to inviting you to see and experience our thoughtfully...

Orchard Valley At Wilbraham

2387 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA 01095

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Orchard Valley at Wilbraham blends the best of assisted living with a small town atmosphere. Known for its working farms and annual peach festival, our community embodies close family ties, fond memories and lasting traditions. Just a short drive from Main Street in Wilbraham, MA, Orchard Valley...

The Arbors at Greenfield

15 Meridian Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

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The Wellington at Springfield

942 Grayson Dr, Springfield, MA 01119

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Be inspired to live life to the fullest when taking up residence at The Wellington at Springfield. Our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Springfield, MA Sixteen Acres/East Longmeadow/Wilbraham line, enriches the lives of seniors by providing an environment that is...

Armbrook Village

551 North Road, Westfield, MA 01085

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Armbrook Village offers seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle. The community features both independent and assisted living options as well as a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss...

Prosper at Monastery Height

110 Monastery Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089

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Built in 1923 and prominently overlooking the city of West Springfield, Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery was renovated in 1999 to become Landmark at Monastery Heights, Senior Living Community. The beautiful building overlooks 18 spectacular acres of lawns, walking paths, and gardens and house 105...

The Reserve at East Longmeadow

741 Parker Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028

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The Reserve at East Longmeadow is a new and exceptional assisted living and memory care community in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. East Longmeadow is a beautiful city just outside of Springfield, one of the 'greenest' cities in the country with over 2,400 acres of parks. Springfield is also the...

Heritage Woods

462 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001

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Our progressive, award-winning community is ready and waiting to welcome you to your next home. Located in stunning Agawam, MA our community is the first stand-alone assisted living community in the country to be awarded the Step II Quality Award from the American Healthcare Association and...

Ruth's House

780 Converse St, Longmeadow, MA 01106

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In 2012, JGS will celebrate 100 years of caring for the elderly in our community. When JGS was first established, the founders made a promise to provide comprehensive and compassionate healthcare services - based upon Jewish traditions and values - to those facing the challenges of aging. Jewish...

Glenmeadow

24 Tabor Crossing, Longmeadow, MA 01106

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In 1884, Glenmeadow was the first organization in Western Massachusetts to provide a safe place for seniors to live out their retirement years with dignity. Today, we continue to redefine retirement living by providing whatever people need to live a worry-free retirement. We provide the...

The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

153 Cardinal Dr, Agawam, MA 01001

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When looking for long-term care for your loved one who has dementia, you’ll want to make sure it provides the right type of certified memory care specialists and a safe environment with constant monitoring. Will your loved one have personal assistance? Have access to meaningful activities and...

The Arbors at Westfield

40 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085

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Southwick Village

802 College Hwy, Southwick, MA 01077

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The Cottages At Southwick is a 55+ retirement community, located in the historic town of Southwick, MA. Nestled on 46 acres of towering trees and nature in a park-like setting, close to golf courses, hiking trails and quaint town amenities. Our spacious one and two bedroom cottages have plenty...

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Amherst, Massachusetts

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities administer care, social interaction, and supervision to persons around 65 years of age or older. The services provided often involve help with the activities of daily life. Occupants may be kept under supervision and assessment. In certain instances, communities may offer Alzheimer’s care, “aging in place”, or respite. In Massachusetts, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $67,680 . Massachusetts has a number of provisions related to this type of community. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs certifies this type of community. Staff are required to obtain education in a number of subjects. These include: communication skills, Review of the aging process, Communicable diseases, and elder abuse and neglect. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include observing residents while they take the medication, reading the medication label to residents, and opening containers and pre-packaged medications. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include qualified dietitian must counsel residents regarding therapeutic diets and other dietary issues, communities must use daily recommended dietary allowances as established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, communities must provide up to three regularly scheduled meals daily, and a qualified dietitian must review the residence’s dietary plans at least every 6 months. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. There must be one bath or shower for every 1 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver program. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to guarantee their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as assessment of residents need for assistance in emergency situations, assessment of the individual’s needs and preferences, a comprehensive mental and physical assessment, and assessment of allergies and dietary needs. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include timely assistance with urgent or emergency needs, management of self-administered prescription or over-the-counter medications, assistance with activities of daily living , and assistance with instrumental activities of daily living.


Cost of Living

Cost of living is a major factor when choosing what care choice fits best. Amherst has a median home value of around $349,353 and the median cost of rent is around $1,562 per month. The rent burden for Amherst is around 17.4% of the average person’s monthly income.


Demographics and Values

In Amherst, 1.8% of the people are veterans. Racially, the population of Amherst is 75.8% white, 6.1% Hispanic, 12.9% Asian, 6.1% black, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.0% other or not specified, 3.6% mixed race, and 0.6% Native American. Amherst has a population density of 557 people per square mile. The current population of Amherst consists of 39,880 people. In terms of education, 42.3% have a graduate degree, 11.9% have a high-school diploma, and 66.7% have a college degree. In Amherst, 33.2% live in poverty, 3.2% do not have health insurance, 56.5% participate in the labor force, and 2.1% are widows. Out of the total city population, 50.1% are female and 49.9% are male. The median age of Amherst is 21 years old.


State Information

An overview of Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts has 78 hospitals and 129 health centers, providing care to a population of 6,941,273. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. The state of Massachusetts has a cost of living index of 133.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 113.9 and a housing index rating of 170.3. In terms of personal well-being, Massachusetts ranks 2nd in healthcare and 8th in quality of life compared to other states. Residents of Massachusetts enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 26th in the United States.


Social demographics of the state

The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In Massachusetts, 23% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 4,200 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 33% of Massachusetts residents voted Republican and 60% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55.


State-wide weather information

On average, Massachusetts has an air quality index rating of around 38.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.5 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 45F during the month of January. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 7F in the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Massachusetts is around 68F. The average high summer temperature is around 85F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 50F during the month of June. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Massachusetts is around 4.04 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.10 inches. Massachusetts experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 71% in the month of December. While residents of Massachusetts mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Massachusetts can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.


Wildlife to be found in Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Eastern Red Cedar, Sycamore, White Spruce, and Eastern Hemlock. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Bobcats, the Lanceleaf Coreopsis, the Cutleaf Coneflower , or the White Pine. The state animal of Massachusetts is the Woodchucks.

Frequently asked questions about Assisted Living facilities in Massachusetts

Cedarbrook Village at Ware NOW OPEN, The Arbors at Westfield and McLean a CCRC are the top rated assisted living facilities near Amherst, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

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