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Chelsea Jewish Foundation

201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150

(877) 616-7329

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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....

VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community

259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144

(877) 616-7329

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Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Prospect House

420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151

(877) 616-7329

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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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Cadbury Commons

66 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

(877) 616-7329

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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...

The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

46 Lincoln St, Winthrop, MA 02152

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

(877) 616-7329

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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...

VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy

405 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA 02144

(877) 616-7329

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Forestdale Park Senior Living

341 Forest St, Malden, MA 02148

(877) 616-7329

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Forestdale Park, located at the site of Malden’s former McFadden Manor, opened its doors in 2018 as the newest Volunteers of America Massachusetts Senior Residence.The community features Independent Living apartments, and studio and one bedroom Assisted Living apartments that feature our...

Neville Place

650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Providence House

180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Goddard House

165 Chestnut St, Brookline, MA 02445

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Rogerson House

434 Jamaica Way, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

50 Sutherland Rd, Brighton, MA 02135

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Brigham House

341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472

(877) 616-7329

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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...

The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171

(877) 616-7329

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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...

The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Sophia Snow House

1215 Centre St, Boston, MA 02132

(877) 616-7329

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Sophia Snow Place is a 164 year old not-for-profit, retirement community that offers two options for living. The Residences at Snow Place are 66 independent living apartments with entry fees and low monthly fees with the option of adding on services.Sophia Snow House is a licensed option that...

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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 199 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

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.

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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.

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VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community, VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy and Sophia Snow House are the top rated assisted living facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

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