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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Assisted Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 Assisted Living communities in Brighton and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Senior housing types near Brighton, Massachusetts

Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

50 Sutherland Rd, Brighton, MA

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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...

Providence House

180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA

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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...

Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA

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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...

Sunrise of Newton (Opening Spring 2021)

431 Washington St., Newton, MA

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Brigham House

341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA

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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...

Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA

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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...

The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer St, Watertown, MA

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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...

Goddard House

165 Chestnut St, Brookline, MA

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Adelaide of Newton Centre NOW OPEN

157 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA

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Rogerson House

434 Jamaica Way, Jamaica Plain, MA

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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...

Neville Place

650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA

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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...

Cadbury Commons

66 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA

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Cadbury Commons is a family owned and operated Assisted Living Community located across from Denehey Park in Cambridge, MA.  Seniors choose Cadbury as a residence that provides an independent lifestyle.  Assisted Living services are offered to foster that independence, not remove...

Sophia Snow House

1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA

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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...

The Pettee House at Newton

277 Elliot St, Newton, MA

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Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

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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...

The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

235 Gould Street, Needham, MA

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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...

The Falls At Cordingly Dam

2300 Washington St, Newton, MA

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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...

VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy

405 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA

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Bridges by EPOCH at Sudbury NOW OPEN

1 Farmstead Lane, Sudbury, MA

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Designed exclusively for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, Bridges by EPOCH at Sudbury offers exceptional care and an engaging, fulfilling lifestyle to individuals living with dementia in Middlesex County, as well as peace of mind for their families. Our community...

Edelweiss Village

2220 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA

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Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA

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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...

Waterstone at Wellesley

27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

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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...

Zelma Lacey House

9 West School Street, Charlestown, MA

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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...

Sunrise of Arlington

1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

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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...

NewBridge on the Charles Memory Care

6000 Great Meadow Rd, Dedham, MA

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You want the best for your loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. So do we. Strongly informed by research, memory care assisted living at NewBridge on the Charles offers comfortable and secure apartments and living areas, stimulating programming that keeps residents...

The Linden at Dedham

391 Common St, Dedham, MA

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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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA

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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....

Sunrise of Weston

135 North Avenue, Weston, MA

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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...

Chelsea Jewish Foundation

201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA

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The Chelsea Jewish Foundation is an assisted living community located in the quiet area of Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Located just across the bridge from Boston, the Chelsea area has always been an independent, working-class industrial community from the beginning of its existence....

Standish Village

1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA

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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...

Traditions of Dedham

735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA

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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...

The Gables at Winchester

299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA

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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...

White Oak Cottages

6 Longwood Drive, Westwood, MA

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Our goal at White Oak Cottages is to offer our residents homes where they enjoy excellent quality of life and quality of care. The home itself has been thoughtfully designed with the happiness and well being of our residents in mind. The White Oak Cottages are homes where people want to live and...

Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA

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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...

Artis Senior Living of Lexington NOW OPEN

430 Concord Avenue, Lexington, MA

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Our residents are cared for by a team of nurses and care partners around the clock. In addition, we have our Advisory Physician, Dr. Cherie Noe, who is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine available to serve as primary care physician for our residents if desired. Dr. Noe...

Prospect House

420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA

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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...

Forestdale Park Senior Living

341 Forest St, Malden, MA

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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...

Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA

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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...

Assisted Living at Fenno House

540 Hancock St, Quincy, MA

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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...

The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA

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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...

The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

46 Lincoln St, Winthrop, MA

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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...

Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

40 Clapboardtree St, Norwood, MA

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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...

Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood

140 University Avenue, Westwood, MA

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Peace of Mind for Massachusetts Seniors and Their Families, located in Westwood, MA, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Bridges® by EPOCH at Westwood is built exclusively for area seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Here, our compassionate team, easy-to-navigate households...

The Arbors at Stoneham

140 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA

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Sunrise of Wayland

285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA

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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...

Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA

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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...

Traditions of Wayland

10 Green Way, Wayland, MA

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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...

Sunrise of Burlington

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA

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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...

Whitney Place at Natick

3 Vision Dr, Natick, MA

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

Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA

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Assisted LivingBenchmark 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...

Assisted Living in Brighton, Massachusetts

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is one kind of senior care that delivers residents support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents in assisted living can expect to receive support with ADLs that involve bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be confused with a skilled nursing community where residents receive nursing services night and day, residents in assisted living routinely have access to staff 24 hours a day while also enjoying engaging activities and a strong sense of community. In some cases, assisted living communities have support for seniors with particular medical requirements such as cognitive impairment from Alzheimer s disease or a related form of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding which kind of senior care you or your family member needs is a difficult decision. To make certain you are selecting the proper level of care, consult with a medical professionall. You may also call our Senior Living Advisors who are standing by to answer all of your inquiries and help you choose a senior care community that meets your needs.

What Services Are Available?

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

Other amenities often found in assisted living include:

  • Medical services
  • Physical and rehabilitation therapies on-site and off-site
  • Activities and entertainment calendar
  • Fitness and nutrition programs
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication administration
  • Transportation services

How Do I Tour Assisted Living communities?

It is highly recommended that you tour multiple assisted living communities before choosing the best one for you or your loved one. Touring several communities can help you discover what options can be found, what your own choices are, and will ultimately help you make a decision. Contact or contact A Place for Mom and we’ll help you setup a tour at your preferred community.

Here are some of the top questions you’ll want to be prepared to ask throughout your tour:

  • Are the current people friendly and cheerful?
  • Are there any services not included in the monthly price? If so, what exactly are they and how much can they cost?
  • Is a nurse generally available around the clock?
  • Is an initial evaluation required before admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long will it be before you can move in?
  • Is there a courtyard or patio for people to enjoy space outdoors?
  • What are your unit accommodation choices?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What does the exterior of the community look like? Is it neat and nice looking?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff interested? Nice?
  • What is your discharge policy?
  • What’s your prescription administration guideline?
  • What sort of knowledge and schooling do your staff possess?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

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

But, it is necessary 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 will cover short-term skilled nursing care related to hospitalization for 100 days, if your doctor recommends it.

Medicare has four primary parts:

  1. Part A, Hospital Insurance: This can help pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing community (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 various other healthcare providers, outpatient care, many preventive care services, durable medical equipment, plus some home health care expenses.
  3. Part C, Medicare Advantage: These plans are available in many areas. People 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 one of these provider organizations under Part C.
  4. Part D, Prescription Drug Coverage: This can help pay for prescription drugs.
  5. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only when you will need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions. To find out more about Medicare benefits, download A Place for Mom s Medicare Resource Guide.

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

The state of Massachusetts offers great access to its assisted living community data through it’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. Obtainable data includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated frequently, and info on assisted living licensing and violations.

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

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

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the assisted living community that is right for you and your family member is usually one of the most crucial decisions you can make. Throughout your visit, consider the caliber of care that a family member may receive. The decision of when and where to move resides solely with you as well as your family, so consider what factors are actually important to you. Also you can read through a few of the 494 testimonials about communities in the greater Brighton region. Here are some things to consider:

  • Activities: It s a good idea to try to schedule your tour in conjunction with community activities. Ask the manager when you can see the activities and even participate. Are the activities and get-togethers well attended? Does the staff seem to be to be enjoying the experience as well? Take a look at the community calendar of get-togethers. Do they meet your loved one’s hobbies? Do the activities and occasions vary in size and type? Do they incorporate outings and trips from the community? If it’s important to your household, don’t forget to ask about religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Will the community feel clean and fresh? Make sure to look past the furnishings and into baseboards, crevices, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping is included in the non-public living space. Be sure to get total details on the types of repair provided and the expected response times. Don t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Gather specifics on what is available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the personnel are of the utmost importance. Ensure that you observe several workers interacting with current residents. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to get a good knowledge of the staffing pattern. Just how many people are actually involved with residents care? Make sure you get an introduction to the management group. This will help you understand the goals of the facility. It’s important that you have confidence in the property staff.
  • Meals: As with almost all of us, the dining area experience is important to seniors. When visiting communities, it is important to discuss entree choices and find out about dining hours, options, and procedures. Make sure you and your family member try a meal at community. Not only is it a terrific way to sample the cuisine, but it s an excellent chance to meet other residents. Make sure to discuss what goes on if a resident is not able to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and family members, past and present, for their honest thoughts about the community. Various communities include a resident council that’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.
  • Security and safety: Safety and security features are incredibly important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that bathrooms are easy to get to and have grab bars in convenient locations. Ask how residents contact the staff if they have a crisis within their living area. Find out about other basic safety features available in living quarters and through the entire community. Be sure to find out about staffing routines to determine who’s on-site usually to help residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing routines differ at night? How does community assist or manage residents medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, make sure you think about yourself or your family member actually living at the community. Can you imagine your family member feeling contented? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents receptive, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Brighton, MA?

The average cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 per month although the average monthly cost for Brighton ranges from $5086 to $7684 per month. Charges for assisted living communities may differ widely based on amenities, neighborhood, and services, therefore if the cost can be an issue consider looking into close by areas and towns might offer you more overall flexibility in your spending budget.

To find out more on assisted living costs, visit A Place for Mom s Senior Living Cost Planner, based on the actual prices families pay when they 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 search for senior living. How exactly to pay for senior care can be an obstacle for care. Many families fund a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some persons, this may not be a choice.

Listed below are three other options that will assist you finance assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior getting into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you might be able to liquidate the policy and receive funds today to cover senior care costs. Different restrictions and regulations apply depending on the kind of insurance plan you have, so call a economic advisor or eldercare legal professionall to learn more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage could be a good way for one person to move into assisted living while another remains at home. A reverse mortgage allows homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To find out more, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to look for a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you or contact the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Various 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 are required to be at least 65 years old and have served at least 3 months of active duty, with at least 1 day during what the Veterans Administration considers ‘‚¬Ëœactive 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 discover if your loved one may qualify for benefits. To find out more about benefits for veterans, see contact the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs or check out www.va.gov.

For additional ideas about how precisely to finance your move to senior living, contact A Place for Mom to talk to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Community

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

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist at night? Some assisted living communities provide nursing staff night and day, while others may have more generalized help on hand after hours. It isn’t required that around the clock care be made available in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Here is where doing all your homework can seriously pay off – plan ahead of time! Sought after communities can fill fast. If the one you like is not available, enquire about the waitlist and what the community s guideline is for managing it. Many communities will ask for a deposit and some communities 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 give up a beloved lawn or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is definitely important for your loved one, visit a community which offers residents that space. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of yards, with features such as walking paths, gardens and BBQ spaces for community celebration.
  4. What is 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 may differ widely depending on the size of the community, so make certain to enquire about the communities you would like. Ultimately, you want to understand if this community will give you your loved one with the help and support they need?
  5. What services are as part of the monthly price? Understand what is going to be included in the standard fee arrangement and what might incur additional cost before signing any agreement. Some communities use a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they bill a monthly fee for rent and meals but additional charges for things such as medication management. Others could use a tiered cost model where different levels of care are charged different fees. Eldercare attorneys can review these agreements and help you with any discrepancies.

Contact us for more info on what to look 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 Brighton – this is why we have Senior Living Advisors ready to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the communities that will be the best fit for their budget, care requirements, and personality.

Here are some things to remember during your search:

  • Concentrate on current circumstances. What will your family member need now? Do they need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited vision or special diets? Think about the here and today, not what may have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • When possible, tour at least three communities. Focus on scheduled tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of them seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options and don t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you re there.
  • See the community through your family member s lens – not your own. It is easy to be swayed by the amenities and features you may choose for yourself, but eventually it comes down to what will work best for your loved one. Would they benefit from the benefits of a bigger community or become more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate environment?

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

Phone A Place for Mom today – we are able to help relieve your stress and anxiety while helping you save money and time, ultimately finding a place that meets your budget and care requirements.

What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is a beautiful state with a wealthy history. Senior living residents in Massachusetts enjoy having access to big city comforts while also enjoying picturesque East Coast charm. The state has four distinct seasons, boasting gorgeous fall foliage, scenic winter landscapes, bright springtime flowers, and hot summer time days to be enjoyed at the state s shoreline.

When considering choosing senior living in Brighton, MA, there are many things to consider, from the amount of health care and support to quality of life, location and more. Massachusetts has many choices available so that you can make a confident and educated decision for your family.

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