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Senior housing types near Ashland, MA

  • The Residence at Valley Farm

    The Residence at Valley Farm

    369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA 01721
    (6)
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    Located in historic Ashland, our brand-new community boasts easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, I-495 and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 80 apartments for 84 residents; a combination of 29 studio, 29 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom...

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  • Brookdale Cushing Park

    200 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702
    (33)
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    Quality Care Today and Tomorrow If you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores and maintenance for a lifestyle rich in comfort and quality care, prepare to savor the good life. Nestled on more than 100 acres in Framingham, Massachusetts, our community offers a wonderful quality of life...

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  • Carmel Terrace

    933 Central St, Framingham, MA 01701
    (1)
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    Carmel Terrace is a not-for-profit, non-denominational, assisted living community operated by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, leaders in providing care for older adults for more than 75 years.  We serve the individual who wishes to maintain their independence but would enjoy and...

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  • The Branches of Framingham (Now Open)

    The Branches of Framingham (Now Open)

    518 Pleasant Street, Framingham, MA 01701
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    The Branches of Framingham in Framingham, 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 doctor’s...

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  • Mary Ann Morse at Heritage Senior Living Community

    Mary Ann Morse at Heritage Senior Living Community

    747 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701
    (12)
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    Heritage at Framingham is an Assisted Living community where seniors find the services and security they need without giving up the traditions and independence they cherish. Located in eight park-like acres in the Nobscot region of Framingham, Heritage at Framingham offers seniors personal care and...

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  • Whitney Place at Natick

    Whitney Place at Natick

    3 Vision Dr, Natick, MA 01760
    (7)
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    Whitney Place combines all the comforts and more convenience than you could ever find at home. It’s a warm and gracious setting for seniors needing a little help with daily routines, featuring private or shared apartments. Residents receive individual attention from our nurses, dedicated Alzheimer’s...

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  • Sunrise of Wayland

    Sunrise of Wayland

    285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778
    (10)
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    In beautiful, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care 24 hours a day/7 days a week 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...

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  • New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

    New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

    400 Hemenway St, Marlborough, MA 01752
    (28)
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    New Horizons is a large not-for-profit continuing care retirement community where a happy, engaging retirement is everyone's most important concern. Fine gourmet dining and extensive planned activities are vital parts of every day, but it is our staff of exceptional people that has most enabled New...

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  • Whitney Place at Westborough

    Whitney Place at Westborough

    5 Lyman St, Westborough, MA 01581
    (13)
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    Established in 1995, Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Westborough 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, assisted living Residents enjoy delicious...

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  • Cornerstone at Milford

    Cornerstone at Milford

    11 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (13)
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    Cornerstone at Milford 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...

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  • Traditions of Wayland

    Traditions of Wayland

    10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
    (16)
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    Traditions of Wayland is a senior community located in Wayland, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County, which offers assisted living, independent living and Alzheimer's memory care. Based in a stunning New England estate, the residence is surrounded by acres of beautiful land but is still within close...

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  • Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living

    One Railroad Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (6)
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    Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living offers compassionate care in a peaceful neighborhood setting. We are located less than half a mile west of the Charles River and also enjoy activities at nearby parks and natural areas. We enjoy easy access to shopping and restaurants as well as day trips to...

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  • Whitcomb House

    Whitcomb House

    245 West Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (30)
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    Make yourself at home in the warm, welcoming community of Whitcomb House in Milford, MA, where abundant amenities and thoughtful features provide comfort and convenience. Our Assisted Living residents enjoy regular live entertainment as well as several family events throughout the year. Imagine an...

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  • Atria Draper Place

    Atria Draper Place

    25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
    (20)
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    Atria Draper Place offers a relaxing senior community in the historic New England town of Hopedale. Residents enjoy taking a stroll down to the pond or quietly reading a book from the public library. A variety of lectures and entertainment provide social interaction for residents, friends and family...

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  • Artisan at Hudson (Opening Fall 2020)

    Artisan at Hudson (Opening Fall 2020)

    235 Washington Street, Hudson, MA 01749
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    Artisan at Hudson is ready to embrace you and help you create the journey you want! You get to define the lifestyle and culture you want. Join us for activities, resources and services to make your life easier.

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  • Whitney Place at Northborough

    Whitney Place at Northborough

    238 W Main St, Northborough, MA 01532
    (2)
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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,...

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  • The Residence at Orchard Grove

    The Residence at Orchard Grove

    258 Walnut St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (6)
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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...

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  • Waterstone at Wellesley

    Waterstone at Wellesley

    27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
    (6)
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    Waterstone at Wellesley is the best there is in the Wellesley region. Located by the Charles River in Wellesley, Waterstone is the only assisted living community. We offer security and independence, giving you the peace and tranquility you require as a senior resident. Even more, Waterstone is...

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  • The Falls At Cordingly Dam

    The Falls At Cordingly Dam

    2300 Washington St, Newton, MA 02462
    (12)
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    A magnificent waterfall that once powered an 18th century mill creates a dramatic setting for The Falls at Cordingly Dam. Tucked away in a charming historic village, this is an extraordinary natural haven where fond memories and family traditions thrive. Inside, you'll find a familiar feeling of...

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  • Maplewood at Weston

    Maplewood at Weston

    99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
    (14)
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    Maplewood at Weston is located along the Charles River in one of the most desirable suburbs in the country. Surrounded by the tranquil countryside, our community is just minutes from the many cultural attractions of Boston, including the Museum of Fine Arts and The Boston Symphony Orchestra. We are...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038
    (15)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is Franklin's first senior living community. Located on Forge Hill Road less than a mile from routes 140 and 495, Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is a state of the art community that offers a full complement of amenities and supportive services designed to...

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  • The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

    The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

    235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494
    (17)
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    Voted Best Assisted Living in Boston in 2014 & 2015 by SENIORADVISOR.COM and Voted Best Retirement Living Residence in Needham and Surrounding Communities by the Readers of Hometown Weekly in 2014. The Residences at Wingate is an Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Community in...

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  • Sunrise of Weston

    Sunrise of Weston

    135 North Avenue, Weston, MA 02493
    (8)
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    Sunrise of Weston has been serving the needs of seniors and their families since 1997 in our historic home, formerly known as the Drabbington Inn and later as the Westonian Inn. Famous for a homelike ambiance, Sunrise of Weston offers 29 apartments, each of which has a private bathroom with a...

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  • New Pond Village, a CCRC

    New Pond Village, a CCRC

    180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
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    Benchmark Senior Living at New Pond Village located in Walpole, MA provides independent living for active seniors who are looking to socialize, stay active, and no longer want the worry of owning a home. Are you ready to enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle? Wouldn’t it be great to have...

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  • The Linden at Dedham

    The Linden at Dedham

    391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026
    (25)
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    Brookdale Dedham is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Dedham, Massachusetts. Our community boasts an ideal location surrounded by conservation land on the Charles River just minutes from some of the country's best shopping, dining and medical centers. Dedham has a rich history...

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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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  • Sunrise of Norwood

    Sunrise of Norwood

    86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA 02062
    (23)
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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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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings

    311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (19)
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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...

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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 Enclave of Franklin

    The Enclave of Franklin

    656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038
    (22)
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    Set in Norfolk County in the historic town of Franklin, The Enclave of Franklin is a senior living community where older adults can live comfortably and more independently, with discreet support from a caring, 24-hour staff. In addition to independent and assisted living options, The Enclave of...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    40 Clapboardtree St, Norwood, MA 02062
    (6)
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    At Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree, we are committed to ensuring that our every service and amenity will help create the enriched, active life you deserve. It starts with our surroundings. Our community beautifully balances privacy, safety and security, with well-appointed dining rooms and...

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  • Traditions of Dedham

    Traditions of Dedham

    735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
    (14)
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    Since 2002, Traditions of Dedham has been committed to not only our residents, but also the Dedham and neighboring community seniors for over 15 years. We are your trusted choice with a great reputation for quality and care. Here you'll find an active, vibrant senior community at Traditions of...

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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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  • Corcoran House

    Corcoran House

    40 Walnut St, Clinton, MA 01510
    (9)
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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.

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  • Evans Park At Newton Corner

    Evans Park At Newton Corner

    430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
    (20)
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    Evans Park at Newton Corner in Newton, 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 doctor’s...

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  • Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (9)
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    Boylston Place at Chestnut Hill is a senior living community that provides traditional assisted living with security and every opportunity for a full, enriching life. Owned and operated by Wingate Senior Living, Boylston Place is located in one of Massachusetts' most exclusive and picturesque towns...

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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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  • 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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  • Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    50 Sutherland Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
    (11)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle in Brighton, 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...

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  • Dodge Park Rest Home

    Dodge Park Rest Home

    101 Randolph Rd, Worcester, MA 01606
    (7)
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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...

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  • Sophia Snow House

    Sophia Snow House

    1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
    (1)
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    Sophia Snow House, Inc. is a non-profit, licensed, residential care community in a state-of-the art building. Services include meals, housekeeping, laundry services, activities, transportation, nursing staff on site, hairdresser and much more! We are convenient to the attractions of downtown...

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  • Doolittle Home

    Doolittle Home

    16 Bird Street, Foxborough, MA 02035
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    The decision to explore retirement communities is complex, involving different considerations for you, your spouse, your children, or your advisers. Since 1915, Doolittle Home has been providing exceptional care and peace of mind for residents and their families. Frequently described as a bed and...

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  • Providence House

    Providence House

    180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135
    (4)
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    Providence House at Corey Park offers independent and assisted living for people age 62 and over who want or need supportive services. The non-sectarian community was co-developed by the Archdiocese of Boston Planning Office for Urban Affairs and E.A. Fish Associates, and is managed by Welch...

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  • Cornerstone at Canton

    Cornerstone at Canton

    175 Revere Street, Canton, MA 02021
    (11)
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    The new Cornerstone at Canton, opening Spring 2015, 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...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook

    Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook

    10 Devon Drive, Acton, MA 01720
    (7)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Landmark at Longwood

    Landmark at Longwood

    63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
    (8)
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    Landmark at Longwood is a memory care and assisted living community located in the city of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Our community is located at the epicenter of academics and is also proximal to the coastline. Boston is an ideal destination for family and friends who come to visit the...

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  • Orchard Cove  Hebrew SeniorLife

    Orchard Cove Hebrew SeniorLife

    1 Del Pond Dr, Canton, MA 02021
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    Orchard Cove is a warm, inclusive, and award-winning senior living community in Canton, Massachusetts. Created by Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a leading nonprofit senior care and aging research organization, Orchard Cove is known for its resident-driven culture. This...

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Ashland, Massachusetts

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities offer residential communities and assistance for persons who might need support with mobility or preparing meals. Assisted living communities commonly offer aid with the activities of daily life, chances for social activity, and aid with transit and appointments. Under certain circumstances, communities may provide dementia care, hospice, or continuing care. In Massachusetts, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $67,680 . The state of Massachusetts maintains specific rules associated with this type of community. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs governs this type of community. 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 the individual's needs and preferences, a comprehensive mental and physical assessment, assessment of allergies and dietary needs, and assessment of residents need for assistance in emergency situations. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver program. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include management of self-administered medications, opening containers and pre-packaged medications, and reminding residents to take medications. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include 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, a qualified dietitian must review residents' dietary needs, residence must provide or arrange for the availability of food selections that would permit a resident to adhere to a diet consistent with the most recent edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and qualified dietitian must counsel residents regarding therapeutic diets and other dietary issues. There must be one bath or shower for every 1 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include assistance with instrumental activities of daily living, timely assistance with urgent or emergency needs, management of self-administered prescription or over-the-counter medications, and assistance with activities of daily living . Staff members receive education in a variety of fields. These include: Sanitation and food safety, 7-hour general orientation , communication skills, and Review of the aging process.

Demographics and Values

Ashland has a population density of 547 people per square mile. The current population of Ashland consists of 17,478 people. Out of the total city population, 51.3% are female and 48.7% are male. The median age of Ashland is 42 years old. In Ashland, 6.4% have some form of disability, 1.7% do not have health insurance, 74.9% participate in the labor force, and 4.1% are widowed. In Ashland, 6.5% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Demographically, Ashland is 0.0% Native American, 8.5% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.0% mixed race, 86.0% white, 4.9% Hispanic, 0.4% other or not specified, and 3.0% black. Of the population of Ashland 30.0% have a graduate degree, 61.7% have a college degree, and 17.8% have a high-school diploma.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a major factor when choosing which community fits best. The rent burden for Ashland is around 18.8% of the average monthly income. Ashland has a median home value of around $380,318 and the median cost of rent is $2,154 per month.

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. Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Overall, Massachusetts ranks 8th out of all states in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare. The natural beauty of Massachusetts is ranked 26th in the nation. In terms of resources, Massachusetts has a cost of living index of 133.8, a grocery index rating of 113.9, and a housing index rating of 170.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average.

Social demographics of the state

The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 33% voted for the Republican candidate while 60% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. Twenty-three percent of Massachusetts residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 4,200 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

During the summer, the average temperature in Massachusetts is around 68F. The average high summer temperature is around 85F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 50F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Massachusetts drops to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 45F during the month of January. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 7F during the month of December. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.04 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Massachusetts is 38.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.5 AQI. 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 Sycamore, Flowering Dogwood, American Beech, and Flowering Dogwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Obedient Plant, the Spike Gayfeather, the Bobcats, or the Coyotes. The state animal of Massachusetts is the Woodchucks.