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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 facilities in Barnstable County 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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Assisted Living near Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Brookdale Cape Cod

790 Falmouth Road, Hyannis, MA 02601

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Home Sweet HomeDo 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...

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,...

Maplewood at Mayflower Place

579 Buck Island Road, West Yarmouth, MA 02673

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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...

Harbor Point at Centerville

22 Richardson Rd, Barnstable, MA 02632

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Harbor Point at Centerville is the first residential assisted living community on Cape Cod exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of individuals with memory loss. Our goal, in everything we do, is to create an environment that feels safe and familiar, empowering and fulfilling. The Harbor...

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Thirwood Place

237 North Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

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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...

Laurentide at Mashpee Commons

64 Great Neck Road S, Mashpee, MA 02649

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Bridges by EPOCH at Mashpee

462 Old Barnstable Road, Mashpee, MA 02649

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Opening in Summer 2015 Exceptional Alzheimer's Care . . . Designed with a Purpose Located in the heart of beautiful Barnstable County on Cape Cod, Bridges by EPOCH at Mashpee continues our commitment to providing the highest-quality senior living experience and care exclusively for those with...

Decatur House Assisted Living Residence

176 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563

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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...

Maplewood at Brewster

820 Harwich Road, Brewster, MA 02631

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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...

Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay

218 Main St., Bourne, MA 02532

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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...

Atria Woodbriar

339-389 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA 02540

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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...

Laurelwood at The Pinehills

10 Golf Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360

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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...

All American Assisted Living at Wareham

300 Rosebrook Way, Wareham, MA 02571

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Sunrise of Plymouth Beach

97 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360

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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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings

157 South Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

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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...

Stafford Hill

60 Stafford Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

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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...

Atria Fairhaven

391 Alden Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719

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Atria Fairhaven is a senior residence located in the cozy town found in Bristol County named Fairhaven, in the state of Massachusetts. This town is deal if you have been searching for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of big city living. Here you can relax, take a berth and enjoy the...

Whaler's Cove

114 Riverside Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02746

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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...

The Cottages at Dartmouth Village

274 Slocum Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747

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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 Village at Duxbury and Allerton House

290 Kingstown Way, Duxbury, MA 02332

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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...

The Inn at Silver Lake

21 Chipman Way, Kingston, MA 02364

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Located in Plymouth County of Kingston, Massachusetts, The Inn at Silver Lake is the perfect assisted living community for you or your loved one. Our residents enjoy breathtaking views of lakes, gardens, woods and well-maintained landscaping. We are just moments away from area attractions such as...

Autumn Glen

239 Cross Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747

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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...

The Residence at Cedar Dell

628 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747

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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...

Village at Proprietors Green

10 Village Green Way, Marshfield, MA 02050

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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...

Bridges by EPOCH at Pembroke

49 Cross St, Pembroke, MA 02359

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Bridges by EPOCH in Pembroke opened in late 2017 and is a purpose built all memory care community on the South Shore of MA. We are among the only highly specialized, all memory care communities serving surrounding towns including Duxbury, Scituate, Marshfield and Hanover. We offer an all...

All American Assisted Living at Hanson

1074 West Washington Street, Hanson, MA 02341

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All American Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in tranquil Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Hanson has many things people love in small town life and it is a nice quiet place to raise a family and settle down. Rural roads and natural beauty are part of Hanson's charm....

Landmark at Fall River

400 Columbia Street, Fall River, MA 02721

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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...

All American Assisted Living at Raynham

1084 Broadway, Raynham, MA 02767

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All American Assisted Living is a premier assisted living community for those looking to settle near Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Our quiet and spacious home is in Broadway, a strategic rural township that enjoys the best infrastructure in Raynham. The area offers tranquility to...

Clifton Assisted Living

444 Wilbur Ave, Somerset, MA 02725

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Clifton Assisted Living is nestled in a charming coastal setting on a beautiful New England country inn that overlooks scenic Mount Hope Bay. Discover a carefree senior lifestyle that provides a wonderful new feeling of comfort and security. Contrary to living alone in a large oversized house, ...

Connemara Senior Living

25 East Nilsson Street, Brockton, MA 02301

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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...

Swan Brook Assisted Living

924 Gardners Neck Rd, Swansea, MA 02777

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Brookdale Sakonnet Bay

1215 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878

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It’s not downsizing your home; it’s upsizing your possibilities.Brookdale is open to new residents. Reach out to us and we can provide a virtual tour.With scenic views of Narragansett Bay, the Mount Hope Bridge and the Sakonnet River, our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, has four...

The Residence at Penniman Hill NOW OPEN

276 Whiting St, Hingham, MA 02043

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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...

Sunrise of Cohasset

125 King Street, Cohasset, MA 02025

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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...

Heights Crossing

35 Christy Pl, Brockton, MA 02301

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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.We work hard to make every corner of the residence feel like your home. We've designed for gracious country living inside and out, including...

The Residence at Five Corners

678 Depot Street, North Easton, MA 02356

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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...

Atria Aquidneck Place

125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871

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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...

Windrose at Weymouth

670 Main St, Weymouth, MA 02190

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Conveniently located on Main Street (Route 18) in South Weymouth, just down the street from South Shore Hospital, Windrose at Weymouth is a purpose-designed and service-enhanced assisted living community exclusively dedicated to those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss. Its...

Allerton House Weymouth

43 School House Rd, Weymouth, MA 02188

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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...

Grove Manor Estates

160 Grove St, Braintree, MA 02184

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Allerton House at Hingham

15 Condito Road, Hingham, MA 02043

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We offer the comfort of a country estate near Hingham Harbor, buffered by white birches and wild meadows. Residents can enjoy a comfortable chair on our wrap around porch, or take a brisk walk along our extensive paths. At Allerton House, we offer a comprehensive array of housing, hospitality and...

Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham

1 Sgt. William B. Terry Drive, Hingham, MA 02043

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Bridges by EPOCH, set in picturesque Hingham, MA, is an assisted living community that offers beautiful outdoor areas, with peaceful, comfortable seating, gorgeous planters and colorful gardens. The staff and care-givers at Bridges by EPOCH have a unique and sincere respect for the many...

Blenheim-Newport

303 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842

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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...

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...

The Village At Willow Crossings

25 Cobb Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

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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...

Sunrise of Braintree

618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184

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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...

Anchor Bay at East Providence

1440 Wampanoag Trail, Riverside, RI 02915

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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...

The Atrium at Faxon Woods

2003 Falls Boulevard, Quincy, MA 02169

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The Atrium at Faxon Woods is an assisted living residence designed exclusively to serving the needs of individuals with memory loss. Our goal, in everything we do, is to create an environment that feels safe and familiar, empowering and fulfilling. Each detail of our unique, single story...

Brookdale Attleboro

100 Garfield Avenue, Attleboro, MA 02703

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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...

St. Clare Home

309 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840

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Assisted Living in Barnstable County, 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 receive support with ADLs that include bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be confused with a skilled nursing community where residents 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 solid sense of community. Occasionally, assisted living communities offer support for seniors with particular medical requirements such as cognitive impairment from Alzheimer s disease or a related type of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding what type of senior care you or your loved one needs is a complicated decision. To be certain you are choosing the proper level of care, consult with a medical professionall. You may also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready to answer any of your queries and help you discover a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Services Are Available?

Amenities and assistance offered in assisted living can vary greatly in each community. Generally, most communities provide a range of accommodation styles, meal plans, transportation, and more.

Other services 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 services
  • Medication management
  • Transportation services

How can I Tour Assisted Living communities?

It is highly recommended that you tour multiple assisted living communities before choosing the best one suitable for you or your family member. Touring multiple communities will help you discover what options can be found, what your own choices are, and will ultimately help you make a decision. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we’ll help you set up a tour at your desired community.

Here are a few of the important questions you’ll want to be prepared to ask throughout your tour:

  • Are the current people friendly and cheerful?
  • Are there services not included in the monthly bill? If so, what are they and how much can they cost?
  • Is a nurse usually available night and day?
  • Is an initial assessment required before entry?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long might it be before you can move in?
  • Is there a courtyard or patio for people to enjoy space outside?
  • What are your apartment accommodation alternatives?
  • What are your billing and payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What does the exterior of the community look like? Is it neat and nice looking?
  • What’s the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff engaged? Nice?
  • What is your discharge plan?
  • What’s your prescription administration guideline?
  • What sort of knowledge and schooling do your associates 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 a significant role in paying for some senior care.

But, it is vital to comprehend what Medicare will pay for and what it will 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 main parts:

  1. Part A, Hospital Insurance: This helps 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 helps pay for services provided 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 can be found in many areas. People who have Medicare Parts A and B can choose to receive all their healthcare 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 can help pay for prescription drugs.
  5. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only when you need short-term skilled care for an illness or personal injury and you meet certain conditions. To find out 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 usage of its assisted living community data through it’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. Available data includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated frequently, and information about assisted living licensing and violations.

In the state of Massachusetts, assisted living communities are required by law 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 supervision with bathing, dressing, and mobility to all residents who have these activities within their service plan
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan that includes a doctor s assessment and evaluation

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the assisted living community that’s right for you as well as your family member is definitely one of the most crucial decisions you may make. Throughout your visit, consider the caliber of care that a loved one may receive. The decision of if, when and where to move resides solely with you as well as your family, so think about what factors are actually important to you. You can also read through a few of the 549 reviews about communities in the greater Barnstable County area. Here are some things to consider:

  • Activities: It s a good idea to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with community activities. Ask the manager when you can view the activities as well as participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the staff seem to be having fun with the activity as well? Have a look at the community calendar of get-togethers. Do they match your loved one s likes and dislikes? Do the activities and occasions vary in size and type? Do they include outings and trips from the community? If it is important to you and your family, Don’t forget to check out religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Will the community feel clean and healthy? Be sure to look past the furnishings and into baseboards, crevices, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping is included in the personal living space. Be sure you get full details on the types of routine service provided and the expected response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Gather specifics on what is available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The frame of mind and friendliness of the personnel are of the utmost importance. Make sure that you observe countless workers interacting with current people. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to receive a good knowledge of the staffing structure. How many people are actually involved with residents care? Make sure you obtain an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals of the community. It’s important that you have confidence in the property s personnel.
  • Meals: As with the majority of us, the dining room experience is very important to seniors. When going to communities, it is important to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, options, and procedures. Make sure you and your family member try a meal at community. It’s not only the best way to sample the cuisine, but it s an excellent chance to meet other people. Make sure to discuss what happens if a resident is not able to make it to the dining room for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask folks and families, past and present, for his or her honest opinions about the community. Many communities have a resident council that will be happy to answer any of your questions.
  • Security and safety: Security and safety features are very important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that bathrooms are accessible and have grab bars in convenient locations. Ask how residents get in touch with the staff if they have an emergency in their living area. Find out about other safety features available in living quarters and through the entire community. Be sure to learn about staffing schedules to determine who is on-site continuously to assist residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing patterns differ at night? How does the community assist or manage residents medication requests?
  • Trust your gut: When you are touring, make sure you think about yourself or your loved one actually living at community. Can you imagine your loved one feeling contented? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents amenable, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Barnstable County, MA?

The average cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 per month while the average monthly cost for Barnstable County ranges from $0 to $0 monthly. Costs for assisted living communities can vary widely depending on amenities, location, and services, so if the cost is an issue consider looking at nearby suburbs and towns might offer you more overall flexibility in your 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 transfer to assisted living and it is the only cost index of its kind.

How to Finance Assisted Living

Many families experience sticker shock when beginning their search for senior living. How to finance senior care can be an obstacle for care. Many families finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this might not be a choice.

Here are three other options that will assist you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior moving into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be able to liquidate the policy and receive funds immediately to cover senior care costs. Different restrictions and regulations apply based on the kind of insurance plan you have, so contact a economic advisor or eldercare legal professionall to discover more about your options.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good approach for one person to move into assisted living while another remains at home. A reverse mortgage allows property owners 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 discover a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area or contact the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many veterans are unaware 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 3 months of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers ‘‚¬Ëœactive wartime periods . Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it s worth it to find out if your family member may be eligible for benefits. To find out about benefits for veterans, see contact the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs or check out www.va.gov.

For more ideas about how exactly to finance your move to senior living, call A Place for Mom to speak to a Senior Living Advisor today.

Five Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living community

There s no question that choosing an assisted living community are generally overwhelming. But, considering these five essential things when thinking about making the move to assisted living can help you make a better-educated decision:

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist during the night? Some assisted living communities provide nursing staff night and day, while others may have more generalized help on hand after hours. It is not 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 in advance! Popular communities can fill fast. If the one you like is not available, enquire about the waitlist and what the community s policy is for handling it. Many communities will ask for a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special health care needs.
  3. Is there an outdoor space? Going to assisted living will not mean you or your loved one needs to give up a beloved back garden or patio space. If the ability to access a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is very important to your loved one, search for a community that offers residents that space. Various larger assisted living communities provide a range of yards, with features such as jogging paths, gardens and BBQ places for community celebration.
  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 1 personal care assistant for every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so make certain to ask about the communities you would like. Ultimately, you want to find out if this community can provide your loved one with the help and support they want?
  5. What services are as part of the monthly charge? Understand what is usually included in the standard fee structure and what might incur additional cost before signing any contract. Some communities use a fee-for-service model, or a la carte prices, which means they charge a monthly fee for rent and meals but additional costs for things like medication management. Others could use a tiered cost model where different levels of services are charged different fees. Eldercare lawyers can review these contracts and assist you to with any discrepancies.

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

What Else Should I Consider Think about choosing a community?

There s no shortage of senior care options in Barnstable County – this is why we have Senior Living Advisors prepared to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the communities that will be the best fit for his or her budget, care necessities, and personality.

Here are a few things to remember during your search:

  • Focus on current circumstances. What does your loved one need now? Do they need help bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited ability to see or special diets? Take into account the here and now, not what may have been their decision ten or 15 years ago.
  • When possible, tour at least three communities. Focus on scheduled tours and consider having meals with the residents. If none of them seem like a good match, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options and Don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you re there.
  • See the Community through your loved one s eyes – not your own. It is easy to be swayed by the amenities and features you might decide for yourself, but ultimately it comes down to what will work best for your loved one. Would they benefit from the benefits of a larger community or become more comfortable in a small, more intimate environment?

The process of selecting the most appropriate assisted living community can be overwhelming, but we are here to help you navigate your senior care search.

Contact A Place for Mom today – we are able to help relieve your stress and anxiety while saving you money and time, ultimately finding a location that meets your budget and care necessities.

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 comforts while as well as enjoying picturesque East Coast charm. The state has four distinct seasons, boasting beautiful fall foliage, scenic winter landscapes, bright spring flowers, and hot summertime days to be enjoyed at the state s shoreline.

When considering choosing senior living in Barnstable County, MA, there are numerous things to consider, from the level of care and support to life style, location and more. Massachusetts has many choices available so you’re able to make a confident and informed decision for your loved ones.

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