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My loved one is currently a resident at Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle and overall the experience has been good. The cleanliness and the activities are okay. The friendliness and staff are great. I would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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They have been great to us, and I highly recommend Standish. Our friends are joking that we need to reserve a wing for the near future! The rooms I experienced are bright and quite large. Staff, from...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Standish Village offers seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle, offering both assisted living and a secure Compass Memory Support Neighborhood®. The community features 85 lovely rental apartments, comfortable community rooms, and calming outdoor spaces including two ground floor...
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The facility (memory care section anyway) is brand new so everything is fresh and clean and new. The "apartments" (room with mini kitchenette) are good size.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Residence at Boylston Place is a senior living community that provides traditional assisted living with security and every opportunity for a full, enriching life. The Residence at Boylston Place is located in one of Massachusetts' most exclusive and picturesque towns and offers a lifestyle...
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My review of Susan Bailis is excellent. [name removed] , the. Exec Dtr, [name removed] & [name removed], the nurse were all so helpful. [name removed]went above & beyond his responsibility to help & keep...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Located just minutes from Symphony Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, residents of the Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community live in the heart of Boston's thriving cultural and entertainment world. Convenient to nearby shopping, restaurants, and a host of...
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5 for all! We have been very satisfied with the Rogerson House program in all these areas. We recommend it highly them to other families based on our experience so far. Best thing: [name removed] is happy...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Originally opened as the Boston Alzheimer’s Center in 1997, Rogerson House was the first community in the Boston area to provide care exclusively to individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Rogerson House continues to be recognized as both a pioneer and leader in the...
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I am so Happy that we found Providence House. The Sales and Marketing Director was so welcoming and informative of all they have to offer. She takes her time to answer all your questions and goes above and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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My aunt has been with Maplewood for just under a year now and we couldn’t be more pleased with the transition \ service! The staff is phenomenal and they offer a vast array of activities and outings! We love...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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My mom had a short stay at Atria while we were on vacation. We were very impressed by the management team @ Atria, sales director, the chef, and the nurses. Everyone were trying their best to accommodate my...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At Atria Marina Place, you'll find a welcoming senior community just 10 minutes from Boston on the seaside enclave of Marina Bay. Invite friends and family to enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the water or participate in one of more than 250 monthly activities.Atria Marina Place offers a choice...
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What we liked the most about the Grove Manor Estates is that they took loving care of my husband and were always very kind towards me as well. Someone was always available for me to speak with. My husband...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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My loved one is currently a resident at Sunrise of Braintree. The staff has been great. Our family member can be challenging and everyone that I have interacted with on the team has been supportive and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Sunrise of Braintree is located minutes from Route 128, Interstate 93 and Route 1, just minutes from South Shore Plaza. Our beautifully maintained Victorian-style Mansion was built in 2007 and is set back from the road to provide a peaceful environment, surrounded by lush landscaping, green...
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We give the Traditions of Dedham all 5 stars, and based on the experience we have had with them so far we would definitely recommend them to other families. Traditions of Dedham has really given us a peace...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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It's early yet and my mom is having a tough time adjusting, but so far I am happy with the Atrium. Staff seems very involved and interacting with residents from the top down. [name removed] dressed as a...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Atrium at Faxon Woods is an assisted living residence designed exclusively to serving the needs of individuals with memory loss. Our goal, in everything we do, is to create an environment that feels safe and familiar, empowering and fulfilling. Each detail of our unique, single story...
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The services are very personalized for the resident. It is a relatively small facility so they can afford to provide that level of attention. That, the openness to the greater community through hosting...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Scandinavian Living Center, open to all nationalities, is a non-profit community set on three beautiful acres in a lovely residential area near Boston. With only forty apartments, its small size and bright space promote a warm and intimate family-like atmosphere where residents enjoy the...
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The front desk is on top of everything and unfriendly ma banner. The admin staff are active with special events like the veterans lunch yesterday or the Italian dinner. Many smallsocial events to address...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to the Good LifeIf you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores for scenic views of Quincy Bay and the breathtaking Boston skyline, our independent and assisted living community is the place for you. You can enjoy all the conveniences of the city without sacrificing the...
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The facility and staff are extremely supportive and helpful. They just need to find more long term help. They need more hires to take the residents from the memory loss floor downstairs for the activities...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Sunrise of Newton, you will enjoy living in the lively suburban neighborhood of Newton Corner, just 20 minutes from downtown Boston, and with a unique car courtyard featuring ample visitor parking. Our community is also conveniently situated within easy reach of I-90 for excursions to the...
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I am very glad to be here. It would be better if there were more opportunities to interact with younger people on a regular basis. One thing I miss is interesting discussions about current events. I do enjoy...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Youville House in Cambridge is an urban oasis just minutes from Harvard and Inman Square. Residents enjoy active lifestyles; some continue to work or travel while others enjoy on-site concerts and lectures.Youville House offers the perfect balance of services and support to assist residents in...
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The facility is clean and well maintained. There are many common gathering areas and all are very appealing, tastefully decorated, and comfortable - and some even have cozy fireplaces. It's a beautiful...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Allerton House Weymouth provides pleasant, private apartments and a host of personal services, which emphasize independence, dignity and well-being. Help is available 24 hours a day. We offer: Choice of studio, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments Help with personal care: bathing, dressing, etc. is...
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I am very happy with the facility and the staff staff. They are very nice and friendly. I did find, on the day we moved my mom in, there was no one really there to give us any direction and we didn't really...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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The staff and administration are all very helpful and kind. They are always there to answer any questions or concerns. I’m so happy I found Maplewood! Nancy makes herself readily available for any issue or...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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We chose Adelaide of Newton Centre because of the space, I thought it was exactly what he needed, it was open and spacious. He liked to walk and they have a really nice loop that he was able to do within the...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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I picked Wingate because of the facilities location and the visual appeal of the buildings and the grounds. Very clean, very classy. The staff is very friendly and helpful. And the executive staff is always...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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Benchmark really impressed me initially when I first started looking because I could see how the staff worked as a team, which is important for keeping a facility like that running smoothly The staff are...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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My dad doesn't care too much for the food, so I find myself doing a lot of Uber Eats to satisfy his appetite. While Fenno House is on the lower end for pricing in the area, you get what you pay for. Yes, I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Fenno House has provided senior housing in the Wollaston section of Quincy for 42 years. Developed by Wollaston Lutheran Church and HUD, Fenno is not-for-profit and non-sectarian. Our residents come primarily from Boston and South Shore towns. Fenno House has offered certified Assisted Living for...
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The grounds, which connect to fresh pond reservoir provide wonderful daily walking opportunities for my mom for whom being outdoors and moving through the world is of huge importance. City living would be...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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MY MOTHER IS HAPPY THERE. THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY. UPPER MANAGEMENT IS EXTREMELY EASY TO DEAL WITH AND AS HELPFUL. I MOVED MY MOTHER FROM ANOTHER ASSISTED LIVING BECAUSE OF NASTY CONDITIONS AND POOR...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Linden at Dedham is nestled in an inviting green country setting in a quiet wooded area conveniently located off of Route 95. Although we are not the “shiny penny” in our market, we offer all the comforts of home with unparalleled nursing care, coupled with longevity amongst its staff. As a...
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Cost of assisted living in Boston, MA

The average cost of senior living in Boston is $7,227 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Millis-Clicquot, MA with an average of $6,757 per month.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Boston, MA vs. nearby cities

Boston, MA
$7,227/mo
$7,090/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Boston, MA vs. the state and national average

Boston, MA
$7,227/mo
U.S. national average
$4,632/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Boston vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$7,227/mo
$7,226/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Boston, MA by room type

Semi-Private
$6,791/mo
Studio
$7,290/mo
1 Bedroom
$8,129/mo
2 Bedroom
$9,137/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Boston over time

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What families are saying about assisted living in Boston

Recent reviews for assisted living in Boston

Putnam Farm at Danvers

4.3
Staff is really nice. They look out for my mother. Like if she misses a meal, they check in on her. Oh the appt transportation is a pain. It's only available 2 days a week half day. Have to get approval ahead of time. And the they drive you but do not assist into building. When it's a large ...
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Scandinavian Living Center in West Newton, MA

4.8
The whole place has a very friendly atmosphere. SLC offers a lot of programs that are open to people who live in the surrounding community, so the residents feel like they are still part of the community. The food is very good. I would recommend Scandinavian Living Center to others.

Cadbury Commons in Cambridge, MA

3.8
Our experience with this community was good, overall it is kept pretty clean. The care services are pretty reliable, the activities were however a little bit weaker. The food at this community was very good, and we really liked the responsiveness of the staff and the availability the memory care ...
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Boston review score based on 231 family reviews

7.4
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This proprietary review score is based on 231 reviews of 82 Boston assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Boston review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Boston review score compared against nearby cities

7.4
Boston, MA82 facilities
7.8
Cambridge, MA88 facilities
7.8
Somerville, MA89 facilities

Review subcategories for Boston assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 231 reviews of 82 Boston assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Boston resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Boston, MA averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.4
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
4.6
Care services
4.0
4.2
Staff
4.3
4.5
Meals & dining
3.9
4.1
Activities
3.8
4.0
Value for cost*
3.9
4.1
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*Learn more about cost details

Boston assisted living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Boston assisted living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Boston, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Boston assisted living

Assisted living communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of assisted living partners in Boston that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
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Full medication management
Full medication management
47.6%
51.5%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
20.7%
32.9%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
85.4%
98.9%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
100%
99.3%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
70.7%
56.1%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
29.3%
29.5%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
87.8%
99.1%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
68.3%
47.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
73.2%
52.9%
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*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Boston assisted living

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Boston Assisted Living partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Boston, MANational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
61%
50.4%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
47.6%
31.5%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
48.8%
40.5%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
22%
13.3%
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Availability of select dietary accommodations in Boston assisted living

Assisted living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Boston partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Boston, MANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
43.9%
26.2%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
63.4%
39%
No sugar
No sugar
57.3%
36%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
52.4%
34.3%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
8.5%
12.2%
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Availability of select dining options in Boston assisted living

Our assisted living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Boston communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Boston, MANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
56.1%
30.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
59.8%
41%
Room service
Room service
36.6%
34.8%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
28%
17.2%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Boston assisted living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered assisted living communities in Boston offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Boston, MANational
Activity director
Activity director
68.3%
44.9%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
48.8%
30.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
31.7%
29.2%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
57.3%
48.9%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
64.6%
47.9%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
65.9%
51.6%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
59.8%
40%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
41.5%
33.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
59.8%
36.4%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
64.6%
45.4%
Live performances
Live performances
65.9%
45.7%
Dances
Dances
28%
28.5%
Fitness center
Fitness center
35.4%
23.6%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
64.6%
44.6%
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State regulations for assisted living in Boston

Safety is a primary concern when seniors and their families look for assisted living. Each state has its own laws and inspection processes to ensure seniors reside in a safe environment. Learning about Massachusetts assisted living regulations will help you understand how assisted living communities in Boston protect seniors.

Learn about Massachusetts Assisted Living regulations

Research services for seniors in Boston, MA

In Boston, Massachusetts, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Boston is not car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Boston include a number of bus, commuter rail, subway, and ferry options managed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Boston has robust biking infrastructure and is walkable.

Boston offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical.

With one of the largest reputations in the county, the city of Boston boasts a wide set of attractions and a vibrant local culture. Some renowned and senior-friendly attractions throughout Boston include the Museum of Fine Arts, the New England Aquarium, and the historic Paul Revere House. The city is also home to a number of senior centers that host wide-ranging activities to fit a variety of interests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Brookmeadow at Blue Hills, Atria Longmeadow Place and Maplewood at Weston are the top-rated assisted living facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

There are 82 assisted living facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See the full list.

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