Assisted Living near Brewster, MA

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Senior housing types near Brewster, MA

  • Maplewood at Brewster

    Maplewood at Brewster

    820 Harwich Road, Brewster, MA 02631
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Maplewood at Brewster will provide a healthy, invigorating environment for all seniors, as well as specialized assistance for those in need of memory care. The heart of Maplewood is embodied through an approach to assisted living that offers premier care to seniors who need some support in their...

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  • Thirwood Place

    Thirwood Place

    237 North Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
    (9)
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    Thirwood Place is nestled on over 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, surrounded by wooded conservation land and overlooking scenic Flax Pond. While offering seclusion among these natural surroundings, Thirwood is conveniently located only minutes away from shopping, churches, medical...

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  • Maplewood at Mayflower Place

    Maplewood at Mayflower Place

    579 Buck Island Road, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
    (6)
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    At Maplewood at Mayflower Place, you will find the nautical spirit and coastal charm of Cape Cod. Settled on 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, you can relax, breathe the fresh ocean air and enjoy the good things in life. Our continuing care retirement community is minutes from a variety of...

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  • Mill Hill Residence

    Mill Hill Residence

    164 MA 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
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    Located in the heart of Cape Cod, the Mill Hill Residence is the newest addition to the Maplewood at Mayflower Place campus, an award-winning continuing care retirement community with a highly-respected reputation. The Mill Hill Residence continues Maplewood's unwavering commitment to quality, with...

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  • Brookdale Cape Cod

    Brookdale Cape Cod

    790 Falmouth Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Home Sweet Home Do you want more free time to explore new hobbies, deepen your friendships and spend more time with the people you love? If so, our assisted living and memory care community is ready to welcome you home. Nestled in the beautiful coastal community of Hyannis, Maine, you can enjoy...

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  • Decatur House Assisted Living Residence

    Decatur House Assisted Living Residence

    176 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Decatur House is located in the heart of beautiful and historic Sandwich Village on Cape Cod. Located minutes from the Sagamore Bridge and Route 6 and 6A, Decatur House is a resident-focused, fully licensed assisted living community offering ample personalized care by a highly professional and...

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  • Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay

    Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay

    218 Main St., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
    (8)
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    Discover Keystone Place, the area's newest independent living, assisted living and memory care community! Located along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal, Keystone Place is a rental community offering some of the area's largest studio, one and two bedroom/two bathroom apartment homes. Keystone Place...

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  • Laurelwood at The Pinehills

    Laurelwood at The Pinehills

    10 Golf Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360
    (12)
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    Situated within a beautiful woodland of trees, hills and valleys, Laurelwood at The Pinehills, proudly takes its place as the newest neighborhood within The Pinehills, a village in the heart of Plymouth, recently named 2015 Community of the Year in the Best in American Living Awards by the National...

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  • Atria Woodbriar

    Atria Woodbriar

    339-389 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    For more than 20 years, Atria Woodbriar has been the senior living provider of choice for Falmouth’s wisest older adults. On this foundation of trust, they have expanded and enhanced their options to better serve area families and conserve the Cape’s natural resources. The campus is home to two...

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  • Sunrise of Plymouth Beach

    Sunrise of Plymouth Beach

    97 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Set in a quiet, seaside neighborhood on the bay, Plymouth Senior Living offers gorgeous water views from our wooded campus. Here, you will receive the very best in personalized care from our expertly trained team, including assisted living and memory care. Let us take care of the everyday details so...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings

    157 South Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
    (15)
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    Plymouth Crossings is a lively suburban hideaway, convenient to shops and amenities, and just minutes from historic, artistic, cultural and retail centers. Our community is a place people love to call home whether their favorite activity is catching up with friends, watching a performance or playing...

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  • Stafford Hill

    Stafford Hill

    60 Stafford Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
    (13)
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    Historic Plymouth, with its picturesque harbor, is home to Stafford Hill. Located less than two miles from the beaches and charming coastline of Massachusetts, Stafford Hill is an Assisted & Independent Living Campus offering a world of service, care and amenities for older adults. Convenient to...

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  • The Village at Duxbury and Allerton House

    The Village at Duxbury and Allerton House

    290 Kingstown Way, Duxbury, MA 02332
    (10)
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    Imagine a picturesque setting, a carefree lifestyle, outstanding amenities, and personalized services provided by an exceptional staff. Imagine an elegant yet comfortable design, great neighbors, and an energizing atmosphere. Imagine The Village at Duxbury! Since opening in 1994, The Village at...

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  • Village at Proprietors Green

    Village at Proprietors Green

    10 Village Green Way, Marshfield, MA 02050
    (16)
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    South Shore's new premier senior rental community with a continuum of care. Independent living offers spacious one and two-bedroom apartment homes with attractive dining options, fitness program, library, theatre and much more. The neighboring Allerton House provides exceptional Assisted Living and...

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  • Atria Fairhaven

    Atria Fairhaven

    391 Alden Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719
    (7)
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    Atria Fairhaven is an inviting senior community located in a charming seaside town. Residents gather with friends and family in one of several beautiful common spaces and an array of exciting daily activities provides many opportunities for social engagement. Atria Senior Living is a leading...

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  • Whaler's Cove

    Whaler's Cove

    114 Riverside Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02746
    (7)
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    Whaler's Cove Assisted Living has 120 safe and affordable rental apartments in a beautifully restored historic building. Life at Whaler's Cove means living independently for senior adults who no longer want the responsibility of maintaining a home but may need a helping hand with personal care and...

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  • The Cottages at Dartmouth Village

    The Cottages at Dartmouth Village

    274 Slocum Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Cottages at Dartmouth Village is a memory care and assisted living community in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Our community is nestled in a wooded area of the city giving residents peace and tranquility while still offering easy access to local attractions and amenities like Buttonwood Park Zoo, the...

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  • Autumn Glen

    Autumn Glen

    239 Cross Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Autumn Glen in North Dartmouth, MA, offers assisted living and Alzheimer's services that help seniors with their day-to-day needs. In fact, when seniors choose assisted living at Autumn Glen, they'll be able to enjoy independent lives in private apartments without the worries brought about by living...

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  • The Residence at Cedar Dell

    The Residence at Cedar Dell

    628 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to the newly renovated Residence at Cedar Dell! Located in Dartmouth Massachusetts, a tranquil south coast town, our community which recently received a $1.5 million full community renovation, is nestled on ten acres of land. We offer 61 apartments that are a combination of studio, one and...

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  • Sunrise of Cohasset

    Sunrise of Cohasset

    125 King Street, Cohasset, MA 02025
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • The Residence at Penniman Hill (Opening Early 2020)

    The Residence at Penniman Hill (Opening Early 2020)

    276 Whiting St, Hingham, MA 02043
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Connemara Senior Living

    Connemara Senior Living

    25 East Nilsson Street, Brockton, MA 02301
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Connemara Senior Living Campello (formerly Emmanuel House Residence) offers safe, enjoyable and affordable assisted living within an attractive apartment retirement community. A wide range of individualized services are available, enabling residents to enjoy their independence to the fullest. Our...

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  • Allerton House Weymouth

    Allerton House Weymouth

    43 School House Rd, Weymouth, MA 02188
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Heights Crossing

    Heights Crossing

    35 Christy Pl, Brockton, MA 02301
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Heights Crossing, we've mastered the art of living well! We offer the highest quality Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Memory Support Neighborhood. At Heights Crossing we work hard to make every corner of the residence feel like your home. We've designed for gracious country living inside...

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  • Landmark at Fall River

    Landmark at Fall River

    400 Columbia Street, Fall River, MA 02721
    (6)
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    Nestled in the heart of the Fall River historical district, the Landmark at Fall River provides gracious urbane living in a cozy, cordially appointed setting. Providing a supportive environment for seniors, the Landmark encourages independence, promotes good health, and provides customized...

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  • The Residence at Five Corners

    The Residence at Five Corners

    678 Depot Street, Easton, MA 02356
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Residence at Five Corners is located in the heart of Easton's Five Corners neighborhood, with close proximity to many of the town's historic landmarks, and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 84 apartments for 90 residents; a combination of 32 studio,...

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  • Sunrise of Braintree

    Sunrise of Braintree

    618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184
    (23)
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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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  • 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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  • Brookdale Quincy Bay

    Brookdale Quincy Bay

    99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA 02169
    (26)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brookdale Sakonnet Bay

    Brookdale Sakonnet Bay

    1215 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    It’s not downsizing your home; it’s upsizing your possibilities. With scenic views of the historic Newport and the Sakonnet River, our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, has four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing...

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  • Assisted Living at Fenno House

    Assisted Living at Fenno House

    540 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02170
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Orchard Cove  Hebrew SeniorLife

    Orchard Cove Hebrew SeniorLife

    1 Del Pond Dr, Canton, MA 02021
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Wingate Residences at Norton

    Wingate Residences at Norton

    190 Mansfield Ave, Norton, MA 02766
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Imagine spending every day as you wish enjoying friends and family, participating in stimulating cultural and social activities, and surrounding yourself with familiar furnishings in the privacy of your own home. Wingate Residences at Assisted Norton is the area's premier assisted living community...

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  • The Village At Willow Crossings

    The Village At Willow Crossings

    25 Cobb Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
    (26)
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    The Village at Willow Crossings is an active Senior community situated on a 20-acre woodland campus in the heart of Mansfield, MA. Manicured gardens grace the winding drives that travel through the picturesque campus, accented by the white picket fences of the charming cottage neighborhood. The nine...

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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...

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  • Cornerstone at Canton

    Cornerstone at Canton

    175 Revere Street, Canton, MA 02021
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • Atria Aquidneck Place

    Atria Aquidneck Place

    125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871
    (10)
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    At Atria Aquidneck Place, you'll find a supportive community with New England charm and the comforts of home. Take a leisurely walk with friends and family around our beautiful five-acre campus, or shop in nearby historic Newport. Atria Aquidneck Place is conveniently located close to local...

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  • Brookdale Attleboro

    Brookdale Attleboro

    100 Garfield Avenue, Attleboro, MA 02703
    (27)
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    We can help with the little things so you can go do more of what you love. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, Brookdale Attleboro with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. With assisted...

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  • Doolittle Home

    Doolittle Home

    16 Bird Street, Foxboro, MA 02035
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Anchor Bay at East Providence

    Anchor Bay at East Providence

    1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale East Bay is a dedicated memory care and assisted living community located in East Providence, Rhode Island. Just 15 minutes from downtown Providence, our community is peaceful and quiet with easy access to the amenities of a larger city. Brookdale East Bay has a desirable location near...

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  • Blenheim-Newport

    Blenheim-Newport

    303 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842
    (11)
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    Situated on fifteen beautiful acres in Middletown, Rhode Island, Blenheim-Newport is an innovative senior living community providing assisted living services in a residential, home-like environment. Blenheim-Newport borders historic Newport, offering many cultural, educational and recreational...

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  • The Residence at Vinnin Square

    The Residence at Vinnin Square

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

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  • Benchmark Senior Living 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Traditions of Dedham

    Traditions of Dedham

    735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Atria Bay Spring Village

    Atria Bay Spring Village

    147 Bay Spring Avenue, Barrington, RI 02806
    (20)
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    At Atria Bay Spring Village, residents will find a picturesque senior living community with a vibrant social calendar. Enjoy reading a book or chatting with friends in cozy community lounges, or on sunny days, relax in our beautiful, serene courtyards. Atria Bay Spring Village is near Barrington...

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  • New Pond Village, a CCRC

    New Pond Village, a CCRC

    180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Bella Villa Assisted Living

    Bella Villa Assisted Living

    336 Willett Ave, Riverside, RI 02915
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    Welcome to Bella Villa, a small affordable family operated private independent and assisted living facility. Bella Villa accepts individuals that are 50 years of age or older, or disabled. Our staff is highly experienced, courteous, respectful, and are available 24/7 for your personal assistance...

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Assisted Living in Brewster, Massachusetts

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is one kind of senior care that provides residents support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents in assisted living can expect to get support with ADLs that involve bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be mixed up with a skilled nursing community where people receive nursing services around the clock, residents in assisted living routinely have access to staff 24 hours a day while likewise enjoying engaging activities and a strong sense of community. In some instances, assisted living communities provide support for seniors with certain medical needs such as cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding what type of senior care you or your loved one needs is definitely a challenging decision. To be certain you are deciding on the proper level of care, consult with a medical professional. You can also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready to answer all of your questions and help you discover a senior care facility that meets your preferences.

What Services Are Available?

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

Other features often found in assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

It is strongly suggested that you tour several assisted living facilities before choosing the best one suitable for you or your family member. Touring several facilities will help you discover what options are available, what your own preferences are, and can ultimately help you make a decision. Contact or contact A Place for Mom and we will help you set up a tour at your preferred community.

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

  • Are the current people friendly and happy?
  • Are there any services not included in the monthly bill? If so, what are they and exactly how much do they cost?
  • Is a nurse usually available around the clock?
  • Is an initial assessment required before admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long might it be before you can move in?
  • Will there be a courtyard or patio for people to enjoy space outside?
  • What are your unit accommodation choices?
  • What are your billing and payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What does the outside of the community look like? Is it orderly and maintained?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff involved? Nice?
  • What is your discharge plan?
  • What is your medication administration policy?
  • What kind of experience and training do your staff have?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

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

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

Medicare has four primary parts:

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

Can i See Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Massachusetts?

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

In the state of Massachusetts, assisted living facilities are required for legal reasons to:

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

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the assisted living facility that is right for you as well as your loved one is one of the most crucial decisions you may make. Throughout your visit, consider the quality of attention that a family member may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides exclusively with you and your family, so consider what factors are ultimately important to you. You may also read through a few of the 494 testimonials about communities in the greater Brewster region. Here are some things to consider:

  • Activities: It’s smart to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with community events. Ask the manager when you can view the activities as well as participate. Are the activities and get-togethers well attended? Does the staff appear to be having fun with the activity as well? Check out the community calendar of get-togethers. Do they meet your loved one’s likes and dislikes? Do the activities and get-togethers vary in size and type? Do they include outings and trips from the community? If it's important to you and your family, don’t forget to ask about religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Will the community feel tidy and fresh? Be sure to look past the furnishings and into baseboards, crevices, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping is provided in the personal living space. Be sure you get complete information on the types of repairs provided and the expected response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Obtain specifics on what is available and at what cost.
  • Friendliness: The frame of mind and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Ensure that you observe several staff members interacting with current residents. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Be sure to obtain a good knowledge of the staffing pattern. Just how many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Make sure you obtain an introduction to the management group. This can help you understand the goals of the facililty. It is important that you trust the property’s staff.
  • Meals: As with the majority of us, the dining room experience is important to seniors. When visiting facilities, it is important to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, options, and procedures. Be sure you and your loved one enjoy a meal at community. Not only is it a great way to sample the cuisine, but it’s a great possibility to meet other people. Make sure you discuss what goes on if a resident is not able to make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask people and family members, past and present, for his or her honest views about the community. Various communities include a resident council that'll be happy to answer any of your questions.
  • Safety and security: Security and safety features are extremely important and offer peace of mind for the caregiver. Make sure that bathrooms are easy to get to and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents contact the staff if they have an emergency in their living area. Learn about other basic safety features available in living quarters and through the entire community. Be sure you find out about staffing patterns to determine who is on-site usually to help residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing patterns differ during the night? How does facility assist or manage people’ medication requests?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, be sure you consider yourself or your loved one actually living at the community. Can you imagine your family member feeling comfortable? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents amenable, inviting and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Brewster, MA?

The average cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 monthly while the average monthly price for Brewster ranges from $1500 to $12000 per month. Charges for assisted living facilities can vary widely depending on amenities, specific location, and services, consequently if the cost is an issue consider looking into local suburbs and towns might give you more flexibility in your spending plan.

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

How to Finance Assisted Living

Many families encounter sticker shock when beginning their hunt for senior living. How to finance senior care is definitely an obstacle for care. Many families fund a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be a choice.

Listed below are three other alternatives that will assist you pay for assisted living:

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

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

Five Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

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

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist at night? Some assisted living facilities provide nursing staff around the clock, while others may have more generalized help on hand after hours. It isn't required that night and day care be given in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Here's where doing all your homework can really pay off - plan ahead of time! Sought after communities can fill fast. If the main one you like is not available, enquire about the waitlist and what the facility’s policy is for handling it. Many communities will ask for a deposit and some facilities have internal lists for special care needs.
  3. Will there be a patio space? Moving to assisted living does not mean you or your family member needs to let go of a beloved garden or patio space. If having access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is very important to your loved one, search for a facility that offers residents that space. Many larger assisted living facilities give a range of yards, with features such as walking paths, gardens and BBQ spaces for community get-togethers.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of one personal care associate for every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the facility, so be certain to enquire about the communities you would like. Ultimately, you want to understand if this community will provide your loved one with the help and support they need?
  5. What services are included in the monthly charge? Understand what is normally included in the basic fee structure and what might incur additional expense before signing any agreement. Some communities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they charge a monthly cost for rent and meals but additional charges for things like medication management. Others might use a tiered cost model where different levels of health care are charged different fees. Eldercare attorneys can review these contracts and help you with any discrepancies.

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

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

There’s no shortage of senior care options in Brewster - which is why we have Senior Living Advisors prepared to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the facilities that will be the best fit for their budget, care needs, and personality.

Here are a few things to take into account during your search:

  • Concentrate on current requirements. What will your loved one need right now? Do they need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited eyesight or special diets? Think about the here and today, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years ago.
  • When possible, tour at least three communities. Focus on planned tours and consider having meals with the residents. If none seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more alternatives and don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.
  • Look at Facility through your family member’s eyes - not your own. It could be easy to be swayed by the services and features you may choose for yourself, but ultimately it comes down to what will work best for your loved one. Would they enjoy the benefits of a bigger facility or become more comfortable in a small, more intimate setting?

The process of choosing the right assisted living community is often overwhelming, but we are here to guide you understand your senior care search.

Call A Place for Mom today - we can help relieve your stress and anxiety while saving you money and time, ultimately finding a location that meets your price range and care needs.

What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

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

When it comes to choosing senior living in Brewster, MA, there are numerous things to consider, from the level of care and support to standard of living, location and more. Massachusetts has many options available so you can make a confident and informed decision for your loved ones.

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