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Senior housing types near Andover, MA

  • Atria Marland Place

    Atria Marland Place

    15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA 01810
    (35)
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    For more than 18 years, Atria Marland Place has been the senior living provider of choice for Andover's wisest older adults. Building on this foundation of trust, they've recently completed a thoughtful, thorough renovation to expand and enhance their community — including the addition of...

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  • Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    141 Elm Street, Andover, MA 01810
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    Stone Hill Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in picturesque Andover, MA is just off I-495 and minutes from the quaint shops and restaurants of historical downtown Andover. This brand new state-of-the-art community is currently under construction and scheduled to open Spring 2019. Stone Hill...

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  • Brightview North Andover

    Brightview North Andover

    1275 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845
    (12)
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    Most people know Brightview North Andover because we are located at the former Boston Ski Hill. But what they might not know is that in the summer there’s a meadow that’s home to an endangered butterfly preserve, and you have access to many trails in the nearby state park. This is life at Brightview...

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  • Ashland Farm at North Andover

    Ashland Farm at North Andover

    700 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA 01845
    (13)
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    Ashland Farm is the premier assisted living community in the Merrimack Valley offering traditional assisted living as well as the Harbor Program for the memory impaired. Ashland Farm provides residents with personalized service plans tailored to meet their unique needs. If you need help with daily...

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  • Grace Morgan House

    489 Prospect St., Methuen, MA 01844
    (23)
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    The Grace Morgan House is a 25 Resident, independently owned and operated assisted living residence located in Methuen, Massachusetts. The size of the Grace Morgan House leads naturally to highly personalized relationships between staff, residents and families and individualized care at a level...

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  • Methuen Village

    Methuen Village

    4 Gleason Street, Methuen, MA 01844
    (25)
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    Methuen Village offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease...

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  • Bayberry at Emerald Court

    Bayberry at Emerald Court

    2000 Emerald Court, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (15)
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    Welcome to a new way of life at Bayberry at Emerald Court. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Tewksbury, MA, Bayberry is an assisted living community ideally located just minutes from major shopping, entertainment and medical centers with easy access to I-93 and I-495. Bayberry offers...

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  • Blaire House of Tewksbury Assisted Living

    Blaire House of Tewksbury Assisted Living

    10-B Erlin Terrace, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (15)
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    The Blaire House of Tewksbury is a 131-bed skilled nursing center. We are family owned and operated by the Essex Group Management Corp, servicing the health care needs of seniors for over 50 years. We specialize in Short and Long Term care, Rehab, Sub-acute care, and Alzheimer's Specialty care. Our...

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  • Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living

    Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living

    92 West Street, Wilmington, MA 01887
    (4)
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    Windsor Place offers independent,assisted and Alzheimer's/memory care. You've mastered the art of living well, and it shows. At Windsor Place Assisted living, you can retire that way, too. No matter what you are looking for in an assisted living residence, you'll find the best of it all at Windsor...

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  • The Residence at Pearl Street

    The Residence at Pearl Street

    75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867
    (23)
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    Conveniently located adjacent to the town center of Reading, Massachusetts and within walking distance to the town common, post office, churches, banks, restaurants and many shops and services found in the thriving town center, our community recently received a $3 million full community renovation....

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

    20 Charnstaffe Lane, Billerica, MA 01821
    (26)
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    Billerica Crossings, located in the Historical District of the Merrimack Valley, is the only Assisted Living community in town. Our commitment to independence, personalized care, and companionship helps Seniors live an active and dignified lifestyle in a residential setting. Recent winner of the...

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  • Greystone Farm at Salem

    Greystone Farm at Salem

    242 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079
    (34)
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    Surrounded by natural woodlands, Greystone Farm at Salem evokes the serenity of a bygone era. In the country kitchen sits a beautifully restored antique loom, brought here by its original owner, fully restored and now a reminder of a simpler time. Thoughtfully designed apartments and amenities...

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  • Wingate Residences at Haverhill

    Wingate Residences at Haverhill

    10 Residences Way, Haverhill, MA 01830
    (1)
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    Wingate Residences at Haverhill is a state of the art, private, residential community with 64 apartments, offering 24 hour supportive care for seniors interested in maintaining active lifestyles while planning for future needs. The Neighborhood also includes 20 apartments with support for memory...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossings

    254 Amesbury Rd, Haverhill, MA 01830
    (35)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossing is an assisted living community in the riverfront city of Haverhill, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Our attractive, spacious community sits on a large, landscaped lot overlooking mature woods and lush farmland near Kenoza Lake, downtown shops and the...

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  • The Residence at Salem Woods

    The Residence at Salem Woods

    6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079
    (13)
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    Resting on a beautiful campus in Salem, New Hampshire, The Residence at Salem Woods is a brand new community scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. The community will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care services to seniors. The Residence at Salem Woods is proudly operated by...

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  • Brightview Concord River

    Brightview Concord River

    199 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821
    (10)
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    One of our newest communities, Brightview Concord River is located in Billerica, Massachusetts. This beautiful new Brightview community brings together Assisted Living residences, personalized service and our award-winning Wellspring Village for Alzheimer's Care. This is Assisted Living and...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Chelmsford Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Chelmsford Crossings

    199 Chelmsford St, Chelmsford, MA 01824
    (9)
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    Chelmsford Crossings is an award winning community located in the Merrimack Valley with easy access to both Rte. 495 and Rte. 3. We are a full service assisted living residence designed with quality services as well as affordability in mind. We offer a full array of services in a home-like...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

    Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

    One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801
    (6)
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    Assisted Living Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn in Woburn, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation to...

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  • Putnam Farm at Danvers

    Putnam Farm at Danvers

    9 Summer Street, Danvers, MA 01923
    (16)
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    Designed to capture the residential flavor of the neighborhood, Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm boasts features that create the air of a country manor, including a spacious porch with wonderful hilltop views. The community offers residents and families close proximity to the Geriatric Care...

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  • Sunrise of Lynnfield

    Sunrise of Lynnfield

    55 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940
    (14)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Sunrise of Burlington

    Sunrise of Burlington

    24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (31)
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    Sunrise of Burlington is nestled right in the heart of this great town. Our attractively designed apartments overlook suburban neighborhoods, forests and a town baseball field. Enjoy watching baseball and lacrosse practices in your own backyard! If you are a proud Burlington resident you will be at...

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  • Brookdale North Chelmsford

    Brookdale North Chelmsford

    4 Technology Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01863
    (25)
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    Home Sweet Home Located in the beautiful town of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, our assisted living and memory care community is a place where you can thrive. Enjoy a full and active life knowing our care team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you with anything you need. You...

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  • Atria Longmeadow Place

    Atria Longmeadow Place

    42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (17)
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    Atria Longmeadow Place is a welcoming senior community nestled in a wooded area of Burlington, Massachusetts. The community is adjacent to town conservation land and located directly across the street from the world-renowned Lahey Clinic. Residents at Atria Longmeadow Place enjoy the best of both...

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  • The Linden at Danvers

    The Linden at Danvers

    220 Conant St, Danvers, MA 01923
    (30)
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    The Linden at Danvers is a highly regarded senior care community in Danvers, Massachusetts providing assisted living and memory care services. Our stunning and inviting home-like community enjoys a prime location next to the world famous Cherry Hill Creamery and is just minutes from grocery stores,...

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  • Brightview Danvers

    Brightview Danvers

    50 Endicott Street, Danvers, MA 01923
    (39)
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    Located in the North Shore/Cape Ann area of Massachusetts, Brightview Danvers brings the best in senior living options all together in one vibrant community. The only rental retirement community in the area, our campus features Independent Living and Assisted Living residences as well as the...

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  • Kaplan Estates

    Kaplan Estates

    240 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960
    (6)
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    Welcome to Woodbridge, a friendly and vibrant assisted living community where safety and comfort are paramount. Located on a wooded knoll in Peabody, Massachusetts, on the North Shore of Boston, Woodbridge offers private rental apartments for seniors. Aviv Centers of Living May News: Aviv Centers...

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  • Windham Terrace

    Windham Terrace

    3 Church Road, Windham, NH 03087
    (6)
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    Located in the heart of Windham village, but hidden from the hustle and bustle, you will find Windham Terrace.  We provide a full complement of services and amenities.  Residents can enjoy enriching social, cultural and educational activities.  Windham Terrace is close to Interstate...

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  • Brightview Country Club Heights

    Brightview Country Club Heights

    3 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801
    (12)
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    Located just 10 miles northwest of Boston, and sitting on the fifth green of the Woburn Country Club Public Golf Course, Brightview's award-winning Country Club Heights offers the best of Independent Living and Assisted Living. This community is for golfers, history and culture lovers, and anyone...

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  • The Gables at Winchester

    The Gables at Winchester

    299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890
    (9)
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    For almost than 25 years, The Gables at Winchester has been serving the Winchester and surrounding communities. The Gables is a comfortable and elegantly furnished senior living community offering the finest in independent and assisted living apartments, as well as rehabilitation services and...

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  • Sunrise At Gardner Park

    Sunrise At Gardner Park

    73 Margin Street, Peabody, MA 01960
    (19)
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    Sunrise at Gardner Park, which provides both Assisted Living as well as Reminiscence (memory) Care, has been serving the needs of seniors and their families since 1994. Famous for it's 'Bed and Breakfast' ambiance, Gardner Park is housed within a gracious Victorian Mansion. Besides the 55 private...

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  • The Residence at Melrose Station

    The Residence at Melrose Station

    158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
    (12)
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    The Residence at Melrose Station opened the summer of 2017 and offers 65 up-scale rental apartment homes that may be for either Independent (retirement) or Assisted Living, or a combination of both as there is no delineation between apartments. If one is Independent Living, for instance and develops...

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  • The Residence at Riverbend

    The Residence at Riverbend

    149 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
    (5)
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    The Residence at Riverbend is a new rental community that has already established an outstanding reputation on the North Shore and beyond! Our dedication to an impeccable standard of quality in every aspect of the Riverbend lifestyle is evident in all we do; for instance our programs are created in...

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  • Landmark @ Ocean View

    Landmark @ Ocean View

    3 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915
    (16)
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    Landmark at Ocean View is a beautifully renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Beverly, close to shops, restaurants, churches, the public library and the town common. A community penthouse offers dramatic views of the ocean and city. One monthly fee includes both personal care and a...

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  • Sunrise of Arlington

    Sunrise of Arlington

    1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
    (22)
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    Positioned to enjoy the greenery & peacefulness of the Lexington Bike Path on one side and the bustling in-town location of Massachusetts Ave. on the other side, Sunrise of Arlington has the best of both worlds under one roof. Our community is perfect for the resident who prefers an urban...

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  • Brightview Arlington

    Brightview Arlington

    1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474
    (17)
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    Brightview Arlington offers Assisted Living apartment homes and a dedicated neighborhood for dementia and Alzheimer's Care, Wellspring Village. In addition, unique to Brightview Arlington is Enhanced Care for people who need more focused support than traditional assisted living such as a two person...

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  • Atria Maplewood Place

    Atria Maplewood Place

    295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
    (29)
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    At Atria Maplewood Place, you'll find a friendly, family-like environment in a peaceful New England town. Residents are close to shopping, the theater, movies, places of worship and Revere Beach. Atria Maplewood Place combines the convenience of city life with the comforts of country living. Atria...

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  • Atria Merrimack Place

    Atria Merrimack Place

    85 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950
    (21)
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    Atria Merrimack Place offers residents a warm and active senior community. Make new friends and enjoy old ones through a variety of events and activities. Or, take advantage of Atria Merrimack Place's wellness program, featuring a fitness center. Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook

    Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook

    10 Devon Drive, Acton, MA 01720
    (6)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook in Acton, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation to and from...

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  • The Residence at Vinnin Square

    The Residence at Vinnin Square

    224 Salem Street, Swampscott, MA 01907
    (1)
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    The Residence at Vinnin Square is a premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, coming soon to a quiet, wooded parcel in Swampscott, MA. When you join our family, you’ll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

    126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451
    (15)
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    Waltham Crossings is a comfortable and casual senior living community, with easy access to the surrounding Metrowest area. Residents of Waltham Crossings enjoy chatting with friends in the fireplaced living room, barbecuing among the gardens, or joining in on a game of cards in the Cape Cod room. At...

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  • Prospect House

    Prospect House

    420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151
    (11)
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    Prospect House is an assisted living community located in the oceanfront neighborhood of Revere. Opened in 2002, the house features 109 apartments and offers a staff of trained professionals and state-of-the-art services. New Spring Senior Communities is a group of four unique Massachusetts...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    One Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA 01773
    (2)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons is a state-of-the-art assisted living community for people living with Alzheimer's or dementia and is located in Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Our campus facilities are tailored for the individual needs of residents with dementia in the historic...

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  • Neville Place

    Neville Place

    650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (7)
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    Neville Place offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Center...

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  • All American Assisted Living at Kingston (Opening Fall 2019)

    All American Assisted Living at Kingston (Opening Fall 2019)

    193 Main St, Kingston, NH 03848
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    All American Assisted Living at Kingston is a residential community for seniors who are looking for social interaction, personal care services, and leisure pursuits. A subsidiary of Kaplan Development Group, a leader in the field of assisted and independent living, All American offers our residents...

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  • Concord Park

    Concord Park

    68 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, MA 01742
    (2)
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    Concord Park, a Volunteer of America senior community, is conveniently located on Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of the West Concord, MA shopping village. Concord Park offers local seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle. The community features both independent and assisted living...

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  • The Cambridge Homes

    The Cambridge Homes

    360 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (3)
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    The Cambridge Homes is located in a historic Georgian-style building on Mount Auburn Street just a mile from Harvard Square and adjacent to Mount Auburn Hospital. A trusted senior community for over 125 years, the not-for-profit Cambridge Homes features 44 independent and assisted living apartments...

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  • Assisted Living at Beaver Lake Lodge

    Assisted Living at Beaver Lake Lodge

    38 N Shore Rd, Derry, NH 03038
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    Assisted Living at Beaver Lake Lodge is a New Facility located on 7 acres overlooking Beaver Lake. Spacious Private Rooms and built with all the latest Life Safety amenities, it is rated as one of The Nicest Small Bed Facilities in New England. Owned and operated by Karen4Elders, LLC, Karen and...

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  • Zelma Lacey House

    Zelma Lacey House

    9 West School Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
    (5)
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    Just like the gas-lit streets of Charlestown, Zelma Lacey House lights your life with care! This beautiful Assisted Living community of 66 studio and one-bedroom apartment homes, many with affordable programs, is situated in the heart of Boston's historic Charlestown neighborhood-- and within...

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  • Brigham House

    Brigham House

    341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
    (7)
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    Brigham House is an affordable assisted living residence located in Watertown, MA about 10 minutes from downtown Boston. Situated near Watertown Square, Brigham House was born out of the restoration of a historic schoolhouse. Renovated in 2002, the house offers 62 apartments and features a staff of...

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  • The Residence at Watertown Square

    The Residence at Watertown Square

    20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472
    (10)
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    We are located in the heart of historic Watertown, steps from the Charles River and an easy proximity to shopping, houses of worship, recreation and the many cultural attractions that the area offers. We serve the communities surrounding us including Belmont, Newton, Waltham and Cambridge. The...

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Assisted Living in Andover, Massachusetts

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is one kind of senior care that delivers residents support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents in assisted living can expect to get support with ADLs that involve bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be confused with a skilled nursing facility where occupants receive nursing services around the clock, residents in assisted living routinely have access to personnel 24 hours per day while also enjoying engaging activities and a solid sense of community. Sometimes, assisted living facilities have support for seniors with particular medical requirements such as for example cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related type of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding which kind of senior care you or your loved one needs can be a difficult decision. To be sure you are deciding on the proper level of care, speak with a medical professional. You may also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready to answer any of your questions and help you find a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Services Are Available?

Amenities and solutions offered in assisted living may differ greatly in each facility. Generally, most facilities provide a variety of housing types, meal plans, transportation, and more.

Other services often found in assisted living include:

  • Medical services
  • Physical and rehabilitation therapies on-site and off-site
  • Activities and entertainment calendar
  • Exercise and nutrition courses
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication management
  • Transportation services

How can I Tour Assisted Living Communities?

It is highly recommended that you tour several assisted living facilities before finding the right one suitable for you or your loved one. Touring multiple communities can help you discover what options are available, what your own preferences are, and can ultimately assist you in making a decision. Contact or contact A Place for Mom and we will help you set up a tour at your preferred community.

Here are a few of the top questions you'll want to be prepared to ask throughout your tour:

  • Are the current residents friendly and content?
  • Are there services not included in the monthly cost? If so, what are they and how much do they cost?
  • Is a nurse usually available night and day?
  • Is an initial assessment required before admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long might it be before you can move in?
  • Is there a courtyard or patio for residents to enjoy space outside?
  • What are your unit accommodation alternatives?
  • What exactly are your billing and monthly payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What does the outside of the community look like? Is it neat and nice looking?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the team members engaged? Friendly?
  • What is your discharge plan?
  • What's your medication administration guideline?
  • What sort of know-how and training do your team members possess?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

As the “federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease,” Medicare can play an important role in paying for some senior care.

But, it is crucial to understand what Medicare will pay for and what it does not. If the beneficiary has been in the hospital for at least three days, Medicare covers short-term skilled nursing care related to hospitalization for up to 100 days, if your physician recommends it.

Medicare has four main parts:

  1. Part A, Hospital Insurance: This helps pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (following a hospital stay), home health care and hospice care.
  2. Part B, Medical Insurance: This helps pay for services provided by doctors and different healthcare providers, outpatient care, many preventive care services, durable medical equipment, plus some home health care expenses.
  3. Part C, Medicare Advantage: These plans are available in many areas. People with Medicare Parts A and B can choose to receive all their healthcare services, including Part D prescription drugs if a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) is selected, through one of these provider organizations under Part C.
  4. Part D, Prescription Drug Coverage: This helps pay for prescription drugs.
  5. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only when you need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions. To learn more about Medicare benefits, download A Place for Mom’s Medicare Resource Guide.

How Can I See Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Massachusetts?

The state of Massachusetts offers great usage of its assisted living facility data through it's Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. Obtainable data includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and details about assisted living licensing and violations.

In the state of Massachusetts, assisted living facilities are required by law to:

  • Provide sufficient staff to look after residents, but aren't required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours a day
  • Provide assistance and oversight with bathing, dressing, and mobility to all residents who have these activities within their service plan
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan that includes a doctor’s evaluation and evaluation

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the assisted living community that's right for you as well as your loved one is normally one of the most important decisions you may make. During your visit, consider the standard of attention that a loved one may receive. The decision of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you as well as your loved one, so consider what factors are ultimately important to you. You may also read through a few of the 714 testimonials about facilities in the greater Andover region. Here are some things to consider:

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try to schedule your tour together with community activities. Ask the manager if you can view the activities as well as participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the staff appear to be appreciating the activity as well? Take a look at the facility calendar of get-togethers. Do they match your loved one’s hobbies? Do the activities and occasions vary in size and type? Do they incorporate outings and trips away from the facility? If it is important to you and your family, don’t forget to check out faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel tidy and healthy? Make sure to look past the furniture and into baseboards, crevices, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping is supplied in the non-public living space. Make sure you get full information on the types of maintenance provided and the anticipated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Request specifics on what's obtainable and at what cost.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the personnel are of the most importance. Make sure that you observe different staff members interacting with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to get a good knowledge of the staffing structure. Just how many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Make sure you get an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals of the community. It is important that you have confidence in the property’s personnel.
  • Meals: As with almost all of us, the dining room experience is essential to seniors. When going to facilities, it is important to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, options, and procedures. Make sure you and your family member try a meal at facility. It's not only a terrific way to sample the cuisine, but it’s an excellent possibility to meet other residents. Make sure you discuss what goes on if a resident is unable to make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask people and family members, past and present, for their honest thoughts about the facility. Various communities include a resident council which will be happy to answer all of your questions.
  • Safety and security: Safety and security features are very important and offer assurance for the caregiver. Be sure that bathrooms are easy to get to and also have grab bars in convenient locations. Ask how residents contact the staff if they have an emergency in their living area. Learn about other safety features available in living quarters and throughout the community. Be sure you learn about staffing structures to determine who is on-site usually to help residents. Is there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ during the night? How does the community assist or manage residents’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, be sure you think about yourself or your family member actually living at the community. Can you imagine your loved one feeling comfortable? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents receptive, inviting and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Andover, MA?

The typical cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 per month while the average monthly rate for Andover ranges from $2615 to $10463 monthly. Costs for assisted living facilities can vary widely based on amenities, neighborhood, and services, consequently if the cost is an issue consider looking into local suburbs and towns might offer you more flexibility in your budget.

To find out more on assisted living costs, visit A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Cost Planner, based on the actual prices families pay when they transfer to assisted living and it is the only cost index of its kind.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many families encounter sticker shock when starting their search for senior living. How to finance senior care is definitely an obstacle for care. Many families finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a house or personal savings, but for some persons, this might not exactly be an option.

Here are three other options that will assist you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior getting into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you might be in a position to liquidate the policy and receive funds right away to cover senior care costs. Different constraints and regulations apply according to the kind of insurance plan you have, so call a economic advisor or eldercare attorney to discover more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good approach for one person to go into assisted living while another remains in the home. A reverse mortgage allows property owners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To learn more, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to locate a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you or contact the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many veterans are unaware they are qualified to receive senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped many families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans are required to be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers ‘active wartime periods’. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be able to receive benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to learn if your family member may be eligible for benefits. To learn more about benefits for veterans, see get in touch with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Affairs or go to www.va.gov.

For additional ideas about how to finance your move to senior living, get in touch with A Place for Mom to talk to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

There’s no question that choosing an assisted living community can be overwhelming. However, considering these five things when considering making the move to assisted living will help you make a better-informed decision:

  1. How many team members are on hand to assist during the night? Some assisted living facilities provide nursing staff night and day, while others may have more generalized help on hand after hours. It is not required that around the clock care be provided in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Here's where doing your homework can really pay off - plan ahead of time! Preferred facilities can fill up fast. If the one you like is not available, enquire about the waitlist and what the community’s plan is for managing it. Many communities will ask for a deposit and some facilities have internal lists for special care needs.
  3. Is there an outdoor space? Moving to assisted living does not mean you or your loved one needs to live without a beloved back garden or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is important for your loved one, visit a facility that gives residents that space. Various larger assisted living communities give a range of outdoor spaces, with features such as walking paths, gardens and BBQ places for community get-togethers.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of 1 personal care associate for each 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so be sure to ask about the facilities you would like. Ultimately, you need to find out if this facility will supply your family member with the help and support they need?
  5. What services are included in the monthly rate? Understand what is going to be included in the basic fee structure and what might incur additional expense before signing any agreement. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte prices, which means they charge a monthly charge for rent and meals but additional charges for things like medication management. Others might use a tiered cost model where different levels of services are charged different service fees. Eldercare attorneys can review these agreements and assist you to with any discrepancies.

Email us for more information regarding what to search for when visiting an assisted living community.

What Else Should I Consider Think about choosing a Community?

There’s no shortage of senior care options in Andover - which is why we have Senior Living Advisors prepared to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the communities that are the best fit for his or her budget, care needs, and personality.

Here are a few things to keep in mind during your search:

  • Concentrate on current necessities. What will your family member need now? Do they need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special circumstances like limited vision or special diets? Take into account the here and now, not what may have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • If possible, tour at least three communities. Start with planned tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of them seem like a good match, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options and don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.
  • Look at Community through your loved one’s eyes - not your own. It could be easy to come to be swayed by the amenities and features you might choose for yourself, but ultimately it comes down to what will work best for your family member. Would they enjoy the benefits of a bigger community or be more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate environment?

The process of selecting the best assisted living community is often confusing, but we are here to assist you navigate your senior care search.

Phone A Place for Mom today - we can help relieve your stress while helping you save money and time, ultimately finding a location that meets your price range and care requirements.

What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is a lovely state with a abundant history. Senior living residents in Massachusetts enjoy having access to big city services while as well as enjoying picturesque East Coast charm. The state has four distinct seasons, boasting gorgeous fall foliage, scenic winter countryside, bright spring flowers, and hot summer time days to be enjoyed at the state’s shoreline.

When it comes to choosing senior living in Andover, MA, there are plenty of points to consider, from the level of care and support to lifestyle, location and more. Massachusetts has many choices available allowing you to make a confident and educated decision for your family.

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