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Assisted Living near Amherst, Massachusetts

Keystone Commons

460 West Street, Ludlow, MA

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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,...

Linda Manor Assisted Living

345 Haydenville Road, Leeds, MA

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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...

Sarawood Assisted Living

1 Loomis Ave, Holyoke, MA

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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

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Day Brook Village

298 Jarvis Ave, Holyoke, MA

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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

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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...

Cedarbrook Village at Ware (Opening Fall 2020)

73 South St, Ware, MA

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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...

Orchard Valley At Wilbraham

2387 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA

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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 Wellington at Springfield

942 Grayson Dr, Springfield, MA

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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

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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...

The Arbors at Greenfield

15 Meridian Street, Greenfield, MA

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The Reserve at East Longmeadow

741 Parker Street, East Longmeadow, MA

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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...

The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

153 Cardinal Dr, Agawam, MA

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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...

Ruth's House

780 Converse St, Longmeadow, MA

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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

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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 Arbors at Westfield

40 Court Street, Westfield, MA

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Suffield by the River

7 Canal Rd, Suffield, CT

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Suffield by the River offers everything you could possibly want in senior residential living: - Independent living in beautifully appointed, spacious apartments with a full array of services and amenities. - Assisted living services offering as little or as much assistance as needed. - River's...

The Overlook Life Community

88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA

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Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks

550 Old County Rd, Windsor Locks, CT

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Now doing in person tours!Independent Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks is a residential senior living campus dedicated to providing independence, social interaction, and leisure activities for seniors looking for exceptional services and top notch...

The Ivy at Ellington

123 West Road, Ellington, CT

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The Ivy at Ellington is the newest assisted living residential community from The Arbors Assisted Living Residential Communities. Ellington has its roots as an agricultural community as well as a resort community with Crystal Lake within its boundaries. Conveniently located in Ellington,...

Broadview Assisted Living

547 Central St, Winchendon, MA

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Known for its excellent care and quality services, Broadview offers the perfect balance of independence and assistance with daily life when it is needed. Our caring staff makes each day fulfilling with stimulating activities, regular field trips, and opportunities to stay connected with the...

Tatnuck Park At Worcester

340 May Street, Worcester, MA

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Resting at the foot of Worcester's western hills is the historic village of Tatnuck... a place filled with family, fond memories and tradition. Today, traditions continue at Tatnuck Park at Worcester, a respected and valued assisted living community. Built on the site of a former family estate,...

Harbor Chase at Evergreen Walk (Opening Early 2021)

501 Evergreen Way, Ste 505, South Windsor, CT

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Brookdale Eddy Pond West

669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA

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Freedom to Live WellGet ready to exchange cooking, cleaning and laundry for a rich and full retirement experience. At our assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts, we handle the household chores so you can spend more time doing the things you love. With cozy private...

Brookdale Eddy Pond East

667 Washington Street, Auburn, MA

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Brookdale Eddy Pond East is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts. Our community has an ideal location off Route 20 and convenient to I-395 just minutes from grocery stores, banks, restaurants, shopping and three world-class hospitals. Auburn is a historic...

Brookdale South Windsor

1715 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT

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Brookdale South Windsor is now open for in person visits and move ins!!! Such exciting news - we can now share our family like community with you and your loved one in person ( with safety precautions of course) but you all can see the apartment of your choice. We can also move new resident in...

McLean a CCRC

75 Great Pond Rd, Simsbury, CT

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McLean is a not-for-profit continuum of care campus and so much more. It is located on a beautiful 120 acre campus is Simsbury adjacent to Hop Meadow Country Club. All Village residents are social members of the club. The campus has extensive, safe walking trails and gardens. The Village at...

The Oasis at Dodge Park

102 Randolph Rd, Worcester, MA

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The Oasis at Dodge Park provides Dementia and Alzheimer's care in Worcester MA. The Alzheimer's Program at the Oasis is designed to promote independence within a comfortable and safe environment. The goal of the program is to help individuals maintain the optimum level of functioning and to...

Dodge Park Rest Home

101 Randolph Rd, Worcester, MA

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Welcome to Dodge Park, Thank you for your interest in Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club. Dodge Park Rest Home is pleased to continue its tradition of service to the community. This year (2012) will be a milestone for Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club, when we will celebrating our 45 years...

The Village at Buckland Court

432 Buckland Road, South Windsor, CT

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The Village at Buckland Court is a charming 'country estate' nestled amidst beautiful farm land, with expansive lawns and gardens. Inspiring outdoor sitting areas, a gazebo, and an herb garden provide the setting for arts, leisure, and fitness activities. Private walking paths and gazebos grace...

The Residence at South Windsor Farms

200 Deming Street, South Windsor, CT

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Located minutes from historic downtown South Windsor, our brand-new community is nestled on beautiful farmland, boasting easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, Wapping Park, I-84 and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area.We offer 80 apartments for 86...

Anthology of Simsbury

142 Cooper Ave, Weatogue, CT

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Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings

311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA

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Residents of Shrewsbury Crossings enjoy the pleasure of a close-knit community, the privacy of a spacious apartment home, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing our staff is always available to cater to their individual needs. Our spacious assisted living apartments have room for favorite...

Brookdale West Hartford

22 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT

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Live The Life You WantNo one deserves to spend their golden years worrying about being alone in the event of an emergency or caring the heavy burden of family care alone. That’s why our assisted living and memory care community is here to provide personalized care plans, spacious and comfortable...

Kimball Farms

235 Walker St, Lenox, MA

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Kimball Farms, a not-for-profit retirement community in Lenox, Massachusetts, in the heart of The Berkshires of Western MA. Kimball Farms is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offering a continuum of care with a variety of housing options.Our approach to retirement and health care is...

Sunrise of Leominster

6 Beth Avenue, Leominster, MA

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Sunrise Assisted Living of Leominster is centrally located at the corner of Central Street and Beth Ave, surrounded by a residential neighborhood with easy access to Routes 2, 12 and 190. Inside and out, we offer superbly decorated common areas including beautiful dining areas, living room with...

The Residence at Brookside

117 Simsbury Road, Avon, CT

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Located minutes from historic downtown Avon, our brand new community is nestled on beautiful farmland, boasting easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area.Our dining room offers "Anytime Dining" from 7am-7pm, a...

Manor on the Hill

450 N Main St, Leominster, MA

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Manor on the Hill is an 81 Unit, family owned, Assisted Living Community designed to meet the needs of individuals who are still able to live independently with minimal assistance in their daily activities. Manor on the Hill promotes maximum independence by providing personal care & supportive...

Arden Courts of Avon

100 Fisher Road, Avon, CT

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Nestled in the heart of Farmington Valley, Arden Courts of Avon is a not-for-profit Assisted Living Community designed specifically and focused exclusively on providing memory care for person’s living with Alzheimer’s and related neuro cognitive disorders such as Lewy Body, Frontal Temporal and...

The Gables of Fitchburg

935 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA

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Residents at The Gables enjoy their spacious apartments in a quaint community with the affordability they deserve.The Gables of Fitchburg is locally owned and offers Assisted Living in the privacy of your own apartment.We offer deluxe studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and two bedroom suites...

River Ridge at Avon

101 Bickford Extension, Avon, CT

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River Ridge at Avon is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood in the heart of beautiful Farmington Valley. We are conveniently located off Route 44 in the charming town of Avon, minutes from wonderful shops, dining, entertainment, and medical offices. Our superb location complements the...

Atria Hamilton Heights

One Hamilton Heights Drive, West Hartford, CT

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Conveniently located in West Hartford, Connecticut, near the dining and shopping of Blue Back Square, Atria Hamilton Heights provides a luxurious lifestyle in one of New England's finest neighborhoods. Our community offers daily opportunities for older adults to stay active, including movie...

Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings

1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA

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Residents of Leominster Crossings enjoy attractive apartments, comfortable community rooms, a lovely outdoor patio and garden and an ever-changing program of social and fitness activities. 24- Hour assistance is personally tailored to each resident's changing needs and is provided by a caring...

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place

140 Melbourne Rd, Pittsfield, MA

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Our neighborhood setting and spectacular views of the Berkshire Mountains create a beautiful residential atmosphere, one that easily allows us to feel like 'home.' The more than 100 residents at Melbourne are a diverse group in their 60's to 100's. Several couples live here, and an unusually high...

Corcoran House

40 Walnut St, Clinton, MA

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Corcoran House is an assisted living community born out of the restoration of a historic schoolhouse in the middle of Clinton. Opened in 1998, the house features 42 apartments and features a staff of trained professionals.

The Residence at Orchard Grove

258 Walnut St, Shrewsbury, MA

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The Residence at Orchard Grove is a brand new monthly rental community in Shrewsbury. This luxury senior living community features independent and assisted living apartments along with a supportive neighborhood for those living with dementia and Alzheimer's. Featuring Anytime Dining in a...

Brookdale Buckingham Memory Care

1824 Manchester Road, Glastonbury, CT

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A Place to Call HomeProviding quality care of your loved one is not a responsibility we take lightly here at our memory care community in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Our campus is nestled in the beautiful countryside landscape, offering an idyllic backdrop for our warm and welcoming community. And...

American House Keene

197 Water St, Keene, NH

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American House Keene is everything you are looking for in an all-inclusive senior living community. Located within walking distance to downtown Keene with its many shops and restaurants, this beautifully designed senior living community offers an active lifestyle supported by a nurturing...

Whitney Place at Northborough

238 W Main St, Northborough, MA

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Assisted Living Residences in Northborough, MA A lifestyle with the right amount of freedom and care. Whitney Place is a warm and gracious setting for seniors who may or may not need a little help with their daily routines. In addition to private or shared apartments and individualized care,...

Coleman House

112 W Main St, Northborough, MA

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This state of the art facility in Northborough, Massachusetts, offers 45 skilled nursing residences and 22 assisted living residences designed for individuals with memory loss. The Assisted Living Residence is a much needed alternative to nursing home care and offers personal care with no time...

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.

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