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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 Boston 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 Boston, Massachusetts

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...

Waterstone at Wellesley

27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

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Located along the banks of the Charles River, Waterstone at Wellesley is a premier senior living community offering both independent living and assisted living. Here, a world of luxury, attentive service and convenience come together to support and inspire a rewarding, carefree life.Residents of...

The Arbors at Stoneham

140 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA 02180

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Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451

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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....

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Adelaide of Newton Centre NOW OPEN

157 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459

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Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458

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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...

The Falls At Cordingly Dam

2300 Washington St, Newton, MA 02462

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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...

Providence House

180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135

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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...

Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham

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

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Bridges® by EPOCH at Hingham is a memory care assisted living community located in Plymouth County offering exceptional care and an engaging, fulfilling lifestyle for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairment. Bridges® by EPOCH communities have been purposefully designed...

Rogerson House

434 Jamaica Way, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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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...

Artis Senior Living of Lexington NOW OPEN

430 Concord Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421

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For personalized memory care services, you are in great hands with Artis Senior Living of Lexington. The Artis Way empowers residents with their own individual preferences and passions as we ensure that your care is personalized and adaptive to your loved one’s uniqueness. From our purpose-built...

Edelweiss Village

2220 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02132

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Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171

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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...

Windrose at Woburn

857 Main St, Woburn, MA 01801

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Windrose of Weymouth is designed to promote resident interaction through research-based, resident-driven programming conveniently located right outside our apartment doors. Each neighborhood offers a dining room and common areas to encourage resident choice. Our families experience the peace of...

VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy

405 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA 02144

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Sunrise of Burlington

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

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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...

Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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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 Linden at Dedham

391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026

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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...

Compass on the Bay

1380 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02127

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Compass on the Bay is a state-of-the-art Memory Support Assisted Living community offering research-based treatment programming for those with varying levels of memory loss, including Mild Cognitive Impairment (early memory loss) and diagnosed Alzheimer's disease in a comfortable dignified...

Traditions of Dedham

735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026

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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...

Standish Village

1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124

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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...

Assisted Living at Fenno House

540 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02170

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Fenno House has provided senior housing in the Wollaston section of Quincy for 42 years. Developed by Wollaston Lutheran Church and HUD, Fenno is not-for-profit and non-sectarian. Our residents come primarily from Boston and South Shore towns. Fenno House has offered certified Assisted Living for...

Cadbury Commons

66 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

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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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801

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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...

Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

50 Sutherland Rd, Brighton, MA 02135

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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...

Brookdale Quincy Bay

99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA 02169

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Welcome to the Good LifeIf you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores for scenic views of Quincy Bay and the breathtaking Boston skyline, our independent and assisted living community is the place for you. You can enjoy all the conveniences of the city without sacrificing the...

The Pettee House at Newton

277 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464

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The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176

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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 Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

235 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02494

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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...

Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

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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...

Bridges by EPOCH at Sudbury NOW OPEN

1 Farmstead Lane, Waltham, MA 02453

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Bridges® by EPOCH at Sudbury is a memory care assisted living community located in Middlesex County offering exceptional care and an engaging, fulfilling lifestyle for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairment. Bridges® by EPOCH communities have been purposefully designed...

The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472

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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...

NewBridge on the Charles

6000 Great Meadow Rd, Dedham, MA 02026

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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...

Prospect House

420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151

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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...

Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493

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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...

Sophia Snow House

1215 Centre St, Boston, MA 02132

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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...

Kaplan Estates

240 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960

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Welcome to Woodbridge, a friendly and vibrant assisted living community where safety and comfort are paramount. Located on a wooded knoll in Peabody, Massachusetts, on the North Shore of Boston, Woodbridge offers private rental apartments for seniors. Aviv Centers of Living May News: Aviv...

Neville Place

650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

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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...

Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

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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...

Sunrise of Newton (Opening Spring 2021)

431 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458

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At Sunrise of Newton, you will enjoy living in the lively suburban neighborhood of Newton Corner, just 20 minutes from downtown Boston, and with a unique car courtyard featuring ample visitor parking. Our community is also conveniently situated within easy reach of I-90 for excursions to the...

The Residence at Pearl Street

75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867

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Conveniently located adjacent to the town center of Reading, Massachusetts and within walking distance to the town common, post office, churches, banks, restaurants and many shops and services found in the thriving town center, our community recently received a $3 million full community...

VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community

259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144

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The Residence at Vinnin Square

224 Salem Street, Swampscott, MA 01907

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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...

Sunrise of Arlington

1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

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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...

Goddard House

165 Chestnut St, Brookline, MA 02445

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Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline is committed to providing residents with a healthful, stimulating lifestyle and the perfect recipe of services delivered with the kindness and compassion that inspired its founding over a century ago. This vibrant and innovative community offers both...

Chelsea Jewish Foundation

201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150

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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....

Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

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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 Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

46 Lincoln St, Winthrop, MA 02152

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

Brigham House

341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472

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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...

Sunrise of Lynnfield

55 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940

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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...

Assisted Living in Boston, 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 should 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 occupants receive nursing services around the clock, residents in assisted living routinely have access to staff 24 hours per day while likewise enjoying engaging activities and a strong sense of community. Occasionally, assisted living communities provide support for seniors with certain medical needs such as for example 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 can be a stressful decision. To make sure you are choosing the right level of care, consult with a medical professionall. You may also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready to answer all of your inquiries and help you discover a senior care community that meets your preferences.


What Services Are Available?

Amenities and services offered in assisted living may differ greatly in each community. Generally, most communities offer a variety of accommodation types, 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 programs
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication administration
  • Transportation services

How can I Tour Assisted Living communities?

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

Below are a few of the important questions you should be ready to ask throughout your tour:

  • Are the current residents friendly and happy?
  • Are there 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 evaluation required before entry?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long might it be before you can move in?
  • Will there be a courtyard or patio for residents to enjoy space outside?
  • What are your apartment accommodation choices?
  • What are your billing and monthly 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 engaged? Friendly?
  • What’s your discharge policy?
  • What is your prescription administration guideline?
  • What sort of knowledge and techniques do your associates 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 an essential role in paying for some senior care.

But, it is vital to understand what Medicare can 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 linked to hospitalization for up to 100 days, if your physician 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 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 with Medicare Parts A and B can want 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 medications.
  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 find out 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 community data through it’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. Available data includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated frequently, and details about assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Provide sufficient staff to care for residents, but are not required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours per day
  • Provide assistance and help with bathing, dressing, and mobility to all or any residents which 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 community?

Choosing the assisted living community that’s right for you and your loved one is usually one of the most crucial decisions you can make. Throughout your visit, consider the quality of care that a loved one may receive. The decision of if, when and where to move resides exclusively with you as well as your loved one, so consider what factors are actually important to you. You can also read through some of the 587 testimonials about communities in the greater Boston region. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Activities: It s a good idea to try and schedule your tour together with community activities. Ask the manager if you can watch the activities or even participate. Are the activities and get-togethers well attended? Does the staff seem to be to be appreciating the experience as well? Have a look at the community calendar of get-togethers. Do they match your loved one s interests? Do the activities and occasions vary in size and type? Do they incorporate outings and trips away from the community? If it is important to your household, Don’t forget to inquire about religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Be sure to look past the furnishings and into baseboards, edges, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping is provided in the personal living space. Be sure to get complete details on the types of repairs provided and the anticipated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for specifics on what’s obtainable and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The frame of mind and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Make sure that you observe different workers interacting with current residents. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to receive a good understanding of the staffing structure. How many people are actually involved with residents care? Make sure you get an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals of the facility. It’s important that you trust the property s management.
  • Meals: As with the majority of us, the dining room experience is vital to seniors. When visiting communities, it is necessary to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, choices, and procedures. Make sure you and your family member have a meal at community. It’s not only the best way to sample the cuisine, but it s an excellent opportunity to meet other residents. Be sure to discuss what goes on if a resident is unable to make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and families, past and present, for his or her honest thoughts about the community. Many communities have a resident council that will be happy to answer all of your questions.
  • Security and safety: Safety and security features are very important and offer assurance for the caregiver. Ensure that bathrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient locations. Ask how residents get in touch with the staff if they have an emergency within their living area. Learn about other security features available in living quarters and throughout the community. Be sure you learn about staffing schedules to determine who is on-site regularly to assist residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ during the night? How does community assist or manage people medication requests?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, be sure to consider yourself or your family member actually living at community. Can you imagine your family member feeling comfortable? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents receptive, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Boston, MA?

The average cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 monthly while the average monthly price for Boston ranges from $0 to $0 monthly. Charges for assisted living communities may differ widely based on amenities, location, and services, therefore if the cost can be an issue consider looking at local surrounding areas and towns might give you more overall flexibility in your spending plan.

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 Pay for Assisted Living

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

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

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior moving into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you could be in a position to liquidate the policy and receive funds immediately to cover senior care costs. Different restrictions and regulations apply depending on the kind of plan you have, so get in touch with a financial advisor or eldercare lawyer 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 way for just one person to go into assisted living while another remains in the home. A reverse mortgage allows homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To learn more, 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: Various veterans are unaware they are qualified to receive senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped numerous 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 existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it s worth it to learn if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To learn more about benefits for veterans, see call the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs or go to www.va.gov.

For more ideas about how precisely 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 Community

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

  1. How many employees are on hand to assist at night? Some assisted living communities provide nursing personnel around the clock, while others may have more generalized help on hand after hours. It is not required that night and day care be given in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Here’s where doing your homework can seriously pay off – plan ahead! Preferred communities can fill up fast. If the main 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 health care needs.
  3. Is there an outdoor space? Moving to assisted living will not mean you or your loved one needs to give up a beloved yard or patio space. If having access to a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is definitely very important to your loved one, visit a community that gives residents that space. Various larger assisted living communities provide a range of outdoor spaces, 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 can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so be sure to enquire about the communities you would like. Ultimately, you need to know if this community can provide your loved one with the support they need?
  5. What services are included in the monthly fee? Understand what is included in the standard fee arrangement and what might incur additional cost before signing any deal. Some communities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte prices, which means they charge a monthly cost for rent and meals but additional charges for things such as medication management. Others could use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of care are charged different service fees. Eldercare attorneys can review these contracts and assist you to with any discrepancies.

Email us for more information about 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 Boston – this is why we have Senior Living Advisors ready to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the communities that are the best fit for their budget, care needs, and personality.

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

  • Concentrate on current requirements. What does your loved one need now? Do they need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited vision or special diets? Take into account the here and today, not what may have been their decision ten or 15 years ago.
  • When possible, tour at least three communities. Start with scheduled tours and consider having a meal 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 family member s eyes – not your own. It is easy to be swayed by the amenities and features you may choose for yourself, but ultimately it comes down to what will work best for your family member. Would they enjoy the benefits of a larger community or become more comfortable in a small, more intimate setting?

The process of selecting the best assisted living community can be confusing, but we are here to help you understand your senior care search.

Phone 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 requirements.


What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

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

When it comes to choosing senior living in Boston, MA, there are various things to consider, from the amount of health care and help and support to life style, location and more. Massachusetts has many options available so you’re able to make a confident and educated decision for your family.

Frequently asked questions about Assisted Living facilities in Massachusetts

There are 50 assisted living facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See the full list.

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