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Senior housing types near Charlestown, MA

  • Zelma Lacey House

    Zelma Lacey House

    9 West School Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
    (5)
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    Just like the gas-lit streets of Charlestown, Zelma Lacey House lights your life with care! This beautiful Assisted Living community of 66 studio and one-bedroom apartment homes, many with affordable programs, is situated in the heart of Boston's historic Charlestown neighborhood-- and within...

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  • Prospect House

    Prospect House

    420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151
    (11)
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    Prospect House is an assisted living community located in the oceanfront neighborhood of Revere. Opened in 2002, the house features 109 apartments and offers a staff of trained professionals and state-of-the-art services. New Spring Senior Communities is a group of four unique Massachusetts...

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  • Landmark at Longwood

    Landmark at Longwood

    63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
    (8)
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    Landmark at Longwood is a memory care and assisted living community located in the city of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Our community is located at the epicenter of academics and is also proximal to the coastline. Boston is an ideal destination for family and friends who come to visit the...

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  • The Cambridge Homes

    The Cambridge Homes

    360 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (3)
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    The Cambridge Homes is located in a historic Georgian-style building on Mount Auburn Street just a mile from Harvard Square and adjacent to Mount Auburn Hospital. A trusted senior community for over 125 years, the not-for-profit Cambridge Homes features 44 independent and assisted living apartments...

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  • Atria Maplewood Place

    Atria Maplewood Place

    295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
    (29)
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    At Atria Maplewood Place, you'll find a friendly, family-like environment in a peaceful New England town. Residents are close to shopping, the theater, movies, places of worship and Revere Beach. Atria Maplewood Place combines the convenience of city life with the comforts of country living. Atria...

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  • Providence House

    Providence House

    180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135
    (4)
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    Providence House at Corey Park offers independent and assisted living for people age 62 and over who want or need supportive services. The non-sectarian community was co-developed by the Archdiocese of Boston Planning Office for Urban Affairs and E.A. Fish Associates, and is managed by Welch...

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  • Neville Place

    Neville Place

    650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (7)
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    Neville Place offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Center...

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  • Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    50 Sutherland Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
    (10)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle in Brighton, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or...

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  • Brigham House

    Brigham House

    341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
    (7)
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    Brigham House is an affordable assisted living residence located in Watertown, MA about 10 minutes from downtown Boston. Situated near Watertown Square, Brigham House was born out of the restoration of a historic schoolhouse. Renovated in 2002, the house offers 62 apartments and features a staff of...

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  • Atria Marina Place

    Atria Marina Place

    Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171
    (24)
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    At Atria Marina Place, you'll find a welcoming senior community just 10 minutes from Boston on the seaside enclave of Marina Bay. Invite friends and family to enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the water or participate in one of more than 250 monthly activities. Atria Marina Place offers a choice of...

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  • The Residence at Melrose Station

    The Residence at Melrose Station

    158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
    (13)
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    The Residence at Melrose Station opened the summer of 2017 and offers 65 up-scale rental apartment homes that may be for either Independent (retirement) or Assisted Living, or a combination of both as there is no delineation between apartments. If one is Independent Living, for instance and develops...

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  • The Residence at Watertown Square

    The Residence at Watertown Square

    20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472
    (10)
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    We are located in the heart of historic Watertown, steps from the Charles River and an easy proximity to shopping, houses of worship, recreation and the many cultural attractions that the area offers. We serve the communities surrounding us including Belmont, Newton, Waltham and Cambridge. The...

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  • Sophia Snow House

    Sophia Snow House

    1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
    (1)
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    Sophia Snow House, Inc. is a non-profit, licensed, residential care community in a state-of-the art building. Services include meals, housekeeping, laundry services, activities, transportation, nursing staff on site, hairdresser and much more! We are convenient to the attractions of downtown...

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  • Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (9)
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    Boylston Place at Chestnut Hill is a senior living community that provides traditional assisted living with security and every opportunity for a full, enriching life. Owned and operated by Wingate Senior Living, Boylston Place is located in one of Massachusetts' most exclusive and picturesque towns...

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  • Evans Park At Newton Corner

    Evans Park At Newton Corner

    430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
    (18)
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    Evans Park at Newton Corner in Newton, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation to and from doctor’s...

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  • Standish Village

    1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124
    (11)
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    Standish Village offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease...

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  • Sunrise of Arlington

    Sunrise of Arlington

    1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
    (22)
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    Positioned to enjoy the greenery & peacefulness of the Lexington Bike Path on one side and the bustling in-town location of Massachusetts Ave. on the other side, Sunrise of Arlington has the best of both worlds under one roof. Our community is perfect for the resident who prefers an urban...

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  • Assisted Living at Fenno House

    Assisted Living at Fenno House

    540 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02170
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    Fenno House has provided senior housing in the Wollaston section of Quincy for 42 years. Developed by Wollaston Lutheran Church and HUD, Fenno is not-for-profit and non-sectarian. Our residents come primarily from Boston and South Shore towns. Fenno House has offered certified Assisted Living for 12...

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  • The Gables at Winchester

    The Gables at Winchester

    299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890
    (9)
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    For almost than 25 years, The Gables at Winchester has been serving the Winchester and surrounding communities. The Gables is a comfortable and elegantly furnished senior living community offering the finest in independent and assisted living apartments, as well as rehabilitation services and...

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  • Brookdale Quincy Bay

    Brookdale Quincy Bay

    99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA 02169
    (26)
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    Welcome to the Good Life If you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores for scenic views of Quincy Bay and the breathtaking Boston skyline, our independent and assisted living community is the place for you. You can enjoy all the conveniences of the city without sacrificing the quality...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

    Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

    One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801
    (6)
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    Assisted Living Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn in Woburn, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation to...

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  • Sunrise of Lynnfield

    Sunrise of Lynnfield

    55 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940
    (14)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

    The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

    235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494
    (17)
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    Voted Best Assisted Living in Boston in 2014 & 2015 by SENIORADVISOR.COM and Voted Best Retirement Living Residence in Needham and Surrounding Communities by the Readers of Hometown Weekly in 2014. The Residences at Wingate is an Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Community in...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

    126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451
    (15)
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    Waltham Crossings is a comfortable and casual senior living community, with easy access to the surrounding Metrowest area. Residents of Waltham Crossings enjoy chatting with friends in the fireplaced living room, barbecuing among the gardens, or joining in on a game of cards in the Cape Cod room. At...

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  • Maplewood at Weston

    Maplewood at Weston

    99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
    (14)
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    Maplewood at Weston is located along the Charles River in one of the most desirable suburbs in the country. Surrounded by the tranquil countryside, our community is just minutes from the many cultural attractions of Boston, including the Museum of Fine Arts and The Boston Symphony Orchestra. We are...

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  • The Linden at Dedham

    The Linden at Dedham

    391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026
    (25)
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    Brookdale Dedham is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Dedham, Massachusetts. Our community boasts an ideal location surrounded by conservation land on the Charles River just minutes from some of the country's best shopping, dining and medical centers. Dedham has a rich history...

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  • The Falls At Cordingly Dam

    The Falls At Cordingly Dam

    2300 Washington St, Newton, MA 02462
    (12)
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    A magnificent waterfall that once powered an 18th century mill creates a dramatic setting for The Falls at Cordingly Dam. Tucked away in a charming historic village, this is an extraordinary natural haven where fond memories and family traditions thrive. Inside, you'll find a familiar feeling of...

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  • Waterstone at Wellesley

    Waterstone at Wellesley

    27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
    (6)
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    Waterstone at Wellesley is the best there is in the Wellesley region. Located by the Charles River in Wellesley, Waterstone is the only assisted living community. We offer security and independence, giving you the peace and tranquility you require as a senior resident. Even more, Waterstone is...

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  • Sunrise of Burlington

    Sunrise of Burlington

    24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (32)
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    Sunrise of Burlington is nestled right in the heart of this great town. Our attractively designed apartments overlook suburban neighborhoods, forests and a town baseball field. Enjoy watching baseball and lacrosse practices in your own backyard! If you are a proud Burlington resident you will be at...

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  • Kaplan Estates

    Kaplan Estates

    240 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960
    (6)
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    Welcome to Woodbridge, a friendly and vibrant assisted living community where safety and comfort are paramount. Located on a wooded knoll in Peabody, Massachusetts, on the North Shore of Boston, Woodbridge offers private rental apartments for seniors. Aviv Centers of Living May News: Aviv Centers...

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  • Atria Longmeadow Place

    Atria Longmeadow Place

    42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (17)
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    Atria Longmeadow Place is a welcoming senior community nestled in a wooded area of Burlington, Massachusetts. The community is adjacent to town conservation land and located directly across the street from the world-renowned Lahey Clinic. Residents at Atria Longmeadow Place enjoy the best of both...

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  • Traditions of Dedham

    Traditions of Dedham

    735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
    (14)
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    Since 2002, Traditions of Dedham has been committed to not only our residents, but also the Dedham and neighboring community seniors for over 15 years. We are your trusted choice with a great reputation for quality and care. Here you'll find an active, vibrant senior community at Traditions of...

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  • The Residence at Pearl Street

    The Residence at Pearl Street

    75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867
    (23)
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    Conveniently located adjacent to the town center of Reading, Massachusetts and within walking distance to the town common, post office, churches, banks, restaurants and many shops and services found in the thriving town center, our community recently received a $3 million full community renovation....

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  • The Residence at Vinnin Square

    The Residence at Vinnin Square

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

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  • Sunrise of Weston

    Sunrise of Weston

    135 North Avenue, Weston, MA 02493
    (8)
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    Sunrise of Weston has been serving the needs of seniors and their families since 1997 in our historic home, formerly known as the Drabbington Inn and later as the Westonian Inn. Famous for a homelike ambiance, Sunrise of Weston offers 29 apartments, each of which has a private bathroom with a...

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  • Sunrise of Braintree

    Sunrise of Braintree

    618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184
    (23)
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    Sunrise of Braintree is located minutes from Route 128, Interstate 93 and Route 1, just minutes from South Shore Plaza. Our Victorian-style Mansion was built in 2007 and is set back from the road to provide a tranquil, peaceful environment, surrounded by lush landscaping, green lawns, and paved...

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  • Allerton House Weymouth

    Allerton House Weymouth

    43 School House Rd, Weymouth, MA 02188
    (8)
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    Allerton House Weymouth provides pleasant, private apartments and a host of personal services, which emphasize independence, dignity and well-being. Help is available 24 hours a day. We offer: Choice of studio, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments Help with personal care: bathing, dressing, etc. is included...

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  • Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living

    Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living

    92 West Street, Wilmington, MA 01887
    (4)
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    Windsor Place offers independent,assisted and Alzheimer's/memory care. You've mastered the art of living well, and it shows. At Windsor Place Assisted living, you can retire that way, too. No matter what you are looking for in an assisted living residence, you'll find the best of it all at Windsor...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    40 Clapboardtree St, Norwood, MA 02062
    (6)
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    At Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree, we are committed to ensuring that our every service and amenity will help create the enriched, active life you deserve. It starts with our surroundings. Our community beautifully balances privacy, safety and security, with well-appointed dining rooms and...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    One Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA 01773
    (2)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons is a state-of-the-art assisted living community for people living with Alzheimer's or dementia and is located in Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Our campus facilities are tailored for the individual needs of residents with dementia in the historic...

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  • Sunrise At Gardner Park

    Sunrise At Gardner Park

    73 Margin Street, Peabody, MA 01960
    (19)
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    Sunrise at Gardner Park, which provides both Assisted Living as well as Reminiscence (memory) Care, has been serving the needs of seniors and their families since 1994. Famous for it's 'Bed and Breakfast' ambiance, Gardner Park is housed within a gracious Victorian Mansion. Besides the 55 private...

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  • Seth Mann 2

    Seth Mann 2

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

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  • Orchard Cove  Hebrew SeniorLife

    Orchard Cove Hebrew SeniorLife

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

    Orchard Cove is a warm, inclusive, and award-winning senior living community in Canton, Massachusetts. Created by Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a leading nonprofit senior care and aging research organization, Orchard Cove is known for its resident-driven culture. This...

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  • Sunrise of Norwood

    Sunrise of Norwood

    86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA 02062
    (23)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Sunrise of Cohasset

    Sunrise of Cohasset

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

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  • Putnam Farm at Danvers

    Putnam Farm at Danvers

    9 Summer Street, Danvers, MA 01923
    (16)
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    Designed to capture the residential flavor of the neighborhood, Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm boasts features that create the air of a country manor, including a spacious porch with wonderful hilltop views. The community offers residents and families close proximity to the Geriatric Care...

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  • Traditions of Wayland

    Traditions of Wayland

    10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
    (16)
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    Traditions of Wayland is a senior community located in Wayland, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County, which offers assisted living, independent living and Alzheimer's memory care. Based in a stunning New England estate, the residence is surrounded by acres of beautiful land but is still within close...

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  • The Residence at Penniman Hill (Opening Early 2020)

    The Residence at Penniman Hill (Opening Early 2020)

    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...

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  • Sunrise of Wayland

    Sunrise of Wayland

    285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778
    (10)
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    In beautiful, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care 24 hours a day/7 days a week and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of...

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  • Cornerstone at Canton

    Cornerstone at Canton

    175 Revere Street, Canton, MA 02021
    (11)
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    The new Cornerstone at Canton, opening Spring 2015, offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School...

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What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility? 

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Assisted Living in Charlestown, 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 facility 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 facilities 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 professional. 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 facility. Generally, most facilities 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 Facilities?

It is highly recommended that you tour several assisted living facilities 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 facility.

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 facility 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 facility (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 facility data through it's Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. Available data includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and details about assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Provide sufficient staff to 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 Facility?

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 584 testimonials about communities in the greater Charlestown region. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try and schedule your tour together with facility 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 facility 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 facility? If it is important to your household, don’t forget to inquire about religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility 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 facililty. 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 facilities, 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 facility. 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 facility 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 facility. 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 Charlestown, MA?

The average cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 monthly while the average monthly price for Charlestown ranges from $1500 to $10415 monthly. Charges for assisted living facilities 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 ‘active 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 facility 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 facilities 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 facilities 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 facility that gives residents that space. Various larger assisted living facilities 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 facility, 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 facilities 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 Facility?

There’s no shortage of senior care options in Charlestown - this is why we have Senior Living Advisors ready to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the facilities 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 facility or become more comfortable in a small, more intimate setting?

The process of selecting the best assisted living facility 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 Charlestown, 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.

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