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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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  • Standish Village

    1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124
    (11)
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    Standish 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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  • Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

    352 Massachusetts Avenue , Boston, MA 02115
    (4)
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    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 local...

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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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  • The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

    The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

    46 Lincoln St, Winthrop, MA 02152
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    At The Parc at Harbor View, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Winthrop area. Residents have many opportunities to...

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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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  • 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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  • Atria Marina Place

    Atria Marina Place

    Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171
    (24)
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    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 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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  • 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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  • Atria Maplewood Place

    Atria Maplewood Place

    295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
    (30)
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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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  • 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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  • Forestdale Park Senior Living

    Forestdale Park Senior Living

    341 Forest St, Malden, MA 02148
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    Forestdale Park, located at the site of Malden’s former McFadden Manor, opened its doors in 2018 as the newest Volunteers of America Massachusetts Senior Residence. The community features Independent Living apartments, and studio and one bedroom Assisted Living apartments that feature our...

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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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  • 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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  • Assisted Living at Fenno House

    Assisted Living at Fenno House

    540 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02170
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    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 12...

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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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  • 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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  • The Residence at Melrose Station

    The Residence at Melrose Station

    158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
    (13)
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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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  • Brookdale Quincy Bay

    Brookdale Quincy Bay

    99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA 02169
    (26)
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    Welcome to the Good Life If 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 quality...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Sunrise of Braintree

    Sunrise of Braintree

    618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184
    (24)
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    Sunrise of Braintree is located minutes from Route 128, Interstate 93 and Route 1, just minutes from South Shore Plaza. Our Victorian-style Mansion was built in 2007 and is set back from the road to provide a tranquil, peaceful environment, surrounded by lush landscaping, green lawns, and paved...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Allerton House Weymouth

    Allerton House Weymouth

    43 School House Rd, Weymouth, MA 02188
    (8)
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    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 included...

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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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  • Sunrise of Burlington

    Sunrise of Burlington

    24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (33)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • Seth Mann 2

    Seth Mann 2

    349 N Main, Randolph, MA 02368
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    The Seth Mann 2nd Home for Women, located in Randolph, Mass., is a unique, small-scale residence. This lovely, historic home, which opened in 1921, can accommodate up to five women, each with a spacious private bedroom. It is a perfect option for an independent older woman who, rather than live...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Residence at Penniman Hill NOW OPEN

    The Residence at Penniman Hill NOW OPEN

    276 Whiting St, Hingham, MA 02043
    (1)
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    The Residence at Penniman Hill is ideally located just around the corner from the Derby Street Shoppes in picturesque Hingham. Whether enjoying historic Main Street, which Eleanor Roosevelt called “the most beautiful in America,” a harbor sunset, or the many charms of this lovely town, residents...

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  • Sunrise of Cohasset

    Sunrise of Cohasset

    125 King Street, Cohasset, MA 02025
    (9)
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    Our community in Cohasset sits on historic Route 3A and is minutes from the South Shore coastline. Our activities program is second to none and we implement quite bit of outdoor excursions and trips. Some of the trips we take our seniors to include musicals, theatre, concerts, Scituate and Cohasset...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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Assisted Living Boston, MA

Assisted living facilities in Boston, MA provide residential communities and assistance for seniors who might require support with everyday activities such as showering or mobility. Services provided often involve help with ADLs, and inhabitants may be kept under monitoring and assessment. Under certain circumstances, facilities may provide skilled nursing, dementia care, or respite care. This facility type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance, including resident reminders and observation during administration.

The median cost for assisted living in Boston, MA is about $5,850 per month in the city proper, and $6,249 per month in the metropolitan area. In Massachusetts, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $67,680. The state of Massachusetts has a number of provisions associated with this type of facility, and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs licenses this facility type. It is required to have at least one staff member on duty 24 hours a day.

Public assistance is available through the Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver program, and this type of facility is required to offer a number of services. These include timely assistance with urgent or emergency needs, assistance with instrumental activities of daily living, assistance with activities of daily living, and management of self-administered prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Licensing Requirements – Massachusetts

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Boston is much higher than the national average as the city competes with other major metropolitan centers in the region for the title of most expensive city on the East Coast. The city scores much higher than the national average of 100 in both cost of living and the cost of essentials like groceries.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
182 106 $1,964 22.6% $455,371 $62,021 The top estate tax rate is 16% (exemption threshold: $1 million) 6.3%

Local Hospitals

There are 19 general hospitals that provide emergency medical care to Boston and the surrounding metropolitan area. The top-rated hospitals in Boston include:

Weather and Climate

Boston has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the city experiences warm to hot summers and cold winters. On average, the humidity level for Boston is roughly 64%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of September at roughly 69%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
73°F 85°F (July) 59°F (July) 33°F 45°F (December) 22°F (February)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
48 (Good) 59 during December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
4” 5” (October) 48” Hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), and tornadoes

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election Results for Boston

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
81.80% 14.10% 4.10%

Population Statistics

Population city proper Population metro area Population density Population trend
4,637,537 685,094 5,472 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.92%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
32 20% 8% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
21% 47% 21%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander White Two or more
9.6% 25.3% 19.7% 0.3% <1% 44.5 5.1%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
20,256 23 7

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
7% 69% 12% 21% 4% 3%

Boston is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Boston is home to a strong community of youthful artists who have self-organized new, exciting art galleries to pair with renowned museums.

For sports fans, living in Boston has a wealth of winning options to choose from, no matter the season. Teams and sports include the Boston Celtics (NBA), New England Patriots (NFL), Boston Red Sox (MLB), and the Boston Bruins (NHL).

Licensure Terms for Assisted Living in Boston, MA

Assisted Living Residences (ALRs) offer a combination of housing, meals, and personal care services to adults on a rental basis. Assisted living residences are not the same as licensed nursing facilities; ALRs do not provide medical or nursing services. They are not designed for people who need serious medical care. Instead, assisted living is intended for adults who may need some help with activities such as housecleaning, meals, bathing, dressing and/or medication reminders, and who would like the security of having assistance available on a 24-hour basis in a residential and non-institutional environment.

The underlying philosophy of assisted living is based on providing needed services to residents in a way that enhances their autonomy, privacy, and individuality. Residents have the right to make choices in all aspects of their lives. The Office of Elder Affairs certifies Assisted Living Residences in Massachusetts and offers the Assisted Living Ombudsman Program to provide advocacy, information, and complaint resolution to consumers.

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