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Senior housing types near Fitchburg, MA

  • The Gables of Fitchburg

    The Gables of Fitchburg

    935 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420
    (5)
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    Residents at The Gables enjoy their spacious apartments in a quaint community with the affordability they deserve. The Gables of Fitchburg is locally owned and offers Assisted Living in the privacy of your own apartment. We offer deluxe studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and two bedroom suites with...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings

    1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
    (11)
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    Residents of Leominster Crossings enjoy attractive apartments, comfortable community rooms, a lovely outdoor patio and garden and an ever-changing program of social and fitness activities. 24- Hour assistance is personally tailored to each resident's changing needs and is provided by a caring...

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  • Manor on the Hill

    Manor on the Hill

    450 N Main St, Leominster, MA 01453
    (10)
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    Manor on the Hill is an 81 Unit, family owned, Assisted Living Community designed to meet the needs of individuals who are still able to live independently with minimal assistance in their daily activities. Manor on the Hill promotes maximum independence by providing personal care & supportive...

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  • Sunrise of Leominster

    Sunrise of Leominster

    6 Beth Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453
    (18)
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    Sunrise Assisted Living of Leominster is centrally located at the corner of Central Street and Beth Ave, surrounded by a residential neighborhood with easy access to Routes 2, 12 and 190. Inside and out, we offer superbly decorated common areas including beautiful dining areas, living room with...

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  • Rivercourt Residences

    Rivercourt Residences

    8 W Main St #2, West Groton, MA 01450
    (3)
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    We invite you to consider RiverCourt Residences for a parent, family member, or for yourself. RiverCourt Residences offers an unbeatable value and a distinctive lifestyle for seniors through custom-tailored options for independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer's Care. This wonderful...

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  • Nashoba Park Assisted Living

    Nashoba Park Assisted Living

    15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer, MA 01432
    (3)
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    Nashoba Park, a Volunteer of America senior community, is a historic renovation of the former Ayer Community Hospital. It is nestled in the heart of the Historic District on the hilltop just above downtown Ayer, MA. Nashoba Park offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living in a comfortable...

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  • Corcoran House

    Corcoran House

    40 Walnut St, Clinton, MA 01510
    (9)
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    Corcoran House is an assisted living community born out of the restoration of a historic schoolhouse in the middle of Clinton. Opened in 1998, the house features 42 apartments and features a staff of trained professionals.

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  • Broadview Assisted Living

    Broadview Assisted Living

    547 Central St, Winchendon, MA 01475
    (6)
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    Known for its excellent care and quality services, Broadview offers the perfect balance of independence and assistance with daily life when it is needed. Our caring staff makes each day fulfilling with stimulating activities, regular field trips, and opportunities to stay connected with the...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings

    674 West Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03062
    (13)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings in Nashua, NH 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...

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  • Ledgewood Bay

    Ledgewood Bay

    43 Ledgewood Dr, Milford, NH 03055
    (30)
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    Ledgewood Bay Assisted Living, Independent Living & Memory Care is nestled in a quaint planned community in beautiful Milford, New Hampshire. This picturesque hilltop, with fantastic views of the White Mountains, community is close to Route 3, 101 and 101A and centrally located near numerous...

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  • Dodge Park Rest Home

    Dodge Park Rest Home

    101 Randolph Rd, Worcester, MA 01606
    (7)
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    Welcome to Dodge Park, Thank you for your interest in Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club. Dodge Park Rest Home is pleased to continue its tradition of service to the community. This year (2012) will be a milestone for Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club, when we will celebrating our 45 years...

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  • Whitney Place at Northborough

    Whitney Place at Northborough

    238 W Main St, Northborough, MA 01532
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Assisted Living Residences in Northborough, MA A lifestyle with the right amount of freedom and care. Whitney Place is a warm and gracious setting for seniors who may or may not need a little help with their daily routines. In addition to private or shared apartments and individualized care,...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook

    Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook

    10 Devon Drive, Acton, MA 01720
    (6)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook in Acton, 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...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings

    311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Residents of Shrewsbury Crossings enjoy the pleasure of a close-knit community, the privacy of a spacious apartment home, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing our staff is always available to cater to their individual needs. Our spacious assisted living apartments have room for favorite...

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  • New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

    New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

    400 Hemenway St, Marlborough, MA 01752
    (28)
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    New Horizons is a large not-for-profit continuing care retirement community where a happy, engaging retirement is everyone's most important concern. Fine gourmet dining and extensive planned activities are vital parts of every day, but it is our staff of exceptional people that has most enabled New...

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  • The Residence at Orchard Grove

    The Residence at Orchard Grove

    258 Walnut St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (6)
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    The Residence at Orchard Grove is a brand new monthly rental community in Shrewsbury. This luxury senior living community features independent and assisted living apartments along with a supportive neighborhood for those living with dementia and Alzheimer's. Featuring Anytime Dining in a...

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  • Tatnuck Park At Worcester

    Tatnuck Park At Worcester

    340 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602
    (16)
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    Resting at the foot of Worcester's western hills is the historic village of Tatnuck... a place filled with family, fond memories and tradition. Today, traditions continue at Tatnuck Park at Worcester, a respected and valued assisted living community. Built on the site of a former family estate,...

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  • The Residence at Freeman Lake

    The Residence at Freeman Lake

    4 Technology Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01863
    (25)
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    Home Sweet Home Located in the beautiful town of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, our assisted living and memory care community is a place where you can thrive. Enjoy a full and active life knowing our care team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you with anything you need. You...

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  • Concord Park

    Concord Park

    68 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, MA 01742
    (2)
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    Concord Park, a Volunteer of America senior community, is conveniently located on Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of the West Concord, MA shopping village. Concord Park offers local seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle. The community features both independent and assisted living...

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  • Whitney Place at Westborough

    Whitney Place at Westborough

    5 Lyman St, Westborough, MA 01581
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Established in 1995, Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Westborough is a warm and gracious setting for seniors who may or may not need a little help with their daily routines. In addition to private or shared apartments and individualized care, assisted living Residents enjoy delicious...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Chelmsford Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Chelmsford Crossings

    199 Chelmsford St, Chelmsford, MA 01824
    (9)
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    Chelmsford Crossings is an award winning community located in the Merrimack Valley with easy access to both Rte. 495 and Rte. 3. We are a full service assisted living residence designed with quality services as well as affordability in mind. We offer a full array of services in a home-like...

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  • Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

    Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

    747 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701
    (12)
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    Heritage at Framingham is an Assisted Living community where seniors find the services and security they need without giving up the traditions and independence they cherish. Located in eight park-like acres in the Nobscot region of Framingham, Heritage at Framingham offers seniors personal care and...

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  • Carmel Terrace

    933 Central St, Framingham, MA 01701
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Carmel Terrace is a not-for-profit, non-denominational, assisted living community operated by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, leaders in providing care for older adults for more than 75 years.  We serve the individual who wishes to maintain their independence but would enjoy 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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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

    20 Charnstaffe Lane, Billerica, MA 01821
    (26)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Billerica Crossings, located in the Historical District of the Merrimack Valley, is the only Assisted Living community in town. Our commitment to independence, personalized care, and companionship helps Seniors live an active and dignified lifestyle in a residential setting. Recent winner of the...

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  • Traditions of Wayland

    Traditions of Wayland

    10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brookdale Cushing Park

    200 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702
    (33)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Quality Care Today and Tomorrow If you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores and maintenance for a lifestyle rich in comfort and quality care, prepare to savor the good life. Nestled on more than 100 acres in Framingham, Massachusetts, our community offers a wonderful quality of life...

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  • Brookdale Eddy Pond East

    Brookdale Eddy Pond East

    667 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501
    (5)
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    Brookdale Eddy Pond East is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts. Our community has an ideal location off Route 20 and convenient to I-395 just minutes from grocery stores, banks, restaurants, shopping and three world-class hospitals. Auburn is a historic...

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  • Brookdale Eddy Pond West

    Brookdale Eddy Pond West

    669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501
    (33)
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    Freedom to Live Well Get ready to exchange cooking, cleaning and laundry for a rich and full retirement experience. At our assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts, we handle the household chores so you can spend more time doing the things you love. With cozy private...

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  • Blaire House of Tewksbury Assisted Living

    Blaire House of Tewksbury Assisted Living

    10-B Erlin Terrace, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Blaire House of Tewksbury is a 131-bed skilled nursing center. We are family owned and operated by the Essex Group Management Corp, servicing the health care needs of seniors for over 50 years. We specialize in Short and Long Term care, Rehab, Sub-acute care, and Alzheimer's Specialty care. Our...

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  • Bayberry at Emerald Court

    Bayberry at Emerald Court

    2000 Emerald Court, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (15)
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    Welcome to a new way of life at Bayberry at Emerald Court. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Tewksbury, MA, Bayberry is an assisted living community ideally located just minutes from major shopping, entertainment and medical centers with easy access to I-93 and I-495. Bayberry offers...

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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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  • 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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  • Whitney Place at Natick

    Whitney Place at Natick

    3 Vision Dr, Natick, MA 01760
    (7)
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    Whitney Place combines all the comforts and more convenience than you could ever find at home. It’s a warm and gracious setting for seniors needing a little help with daily routines, featuring private or shared apartments. Residents receive individual attention from our nurses, dedicated Alzheimer’s...

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  • Windham Terrace

    Windham Terrace

    3 Church Road, Windham, NH 03087
    (6)
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    Located in the heart of Windham village, but hidden from the hustle and bustle, you will find Windham Terrace.  We provide a full complement of services and amenities.  Residents can enjoy enriching social, cultural and educational activities.  Windham Terrace is close to Interstate...

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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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  • Bentley Commons at Bedford

    Bentley Commons at Bedford

    66 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110
    (20)
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    Opened in 2008 and located in one of the most charming communities in the State of New Hampshire, Bentley Senior Living is a state of the art community that offers a full compliment of amenities and supportive services designed to maximize independence and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. ...

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  • Bedford Falls

    Bedford Falls

    5 Corporate Drive, Bedford, NH 03110
    (25)
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    Bedford Falls is a welcoming assisted living community located in Bedford, New Hampshire of Hillsborough County. Our beautifully landscaped community allows residents to feel right at home while enjoying the cozy gazebo or relaxing on the patio with fellow residents and friends. Home of the...

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  • The Residence at Valley Farm

    The Residence at Valley Farm

    369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA 01721
    (6)
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    Located in historic Ashland, our brand-new community boasts easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, I-495 and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 80 apartments for 84 residents; a combination of 29 studio, 29 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom...

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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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  • Sunrise of Burlington

    Sunrise of Burlington

    24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (31)
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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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  • 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 Villager

    The Villager

    50 North Mast Street, Goffstown, NH 03045
    (3)
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    The Villager is old-fashioned country living in the heart of Goffstown Village. We are an old Victorian home with a wrap-around porch for sitting and enjoying the fresh air. We have a beautiful solarium to dine in, socialize, or just read a book.      We offer semi-private and...

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  • Methuen Village

    Methuen Village

    4 Gleason Street, Methuen, MA 01844
    (25)
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    Methuen 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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  • 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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  • Whitcomb House

    Whitcomb House

    245 West Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (29)
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    Make yourself at home in the warm, welcoming community of Whitcomb House in Milford, MA, where abundant amenities and thoughtful features provide comfort and convenience. Our Assisted Living residents enjoy regular live entertainment as well as several family events throughout the year. Imagine an...

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  • Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    141 Elm Street, Andover, MA 01810
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Stone Hill Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in picturesque Andover, MA is just off I-495 and minutes from the quaint shops and restaurants of historical downtown Andover. This brand new state-of-the-art community is currently under construction and scheduled to open Spring 2019. Stone Hill...

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  • The Residence at Salem Woods

    The Residence at Salem Woods

    6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079
    (13)
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    Resting on a beautiful campus in Salem, New Hampshire, The Residence at Salem Woods is a brand new community scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. The community will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care services to seniors. The Residence at Salem Woods is proudly operated by...

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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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  • 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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What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility? 

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Assisted Living in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is one type of senior care that delivers residents support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents in assisted living should expect to receive support with ADLs that involve bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be mixed up with a skilled nursing facility where residents receive nursing services night and day, residents in assisted living typically have access to staff 24 hours per day while also enjoying engaging activities and a strong sense of community. Occasionally, assisted living facilities give support for seniors with particular medical requirements such as for example cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding which kind of senior care you or your family member needs is usually a challenging decision. To be certain you are choosing the proper level of care, speak with a medical professional. You can also call our Senior Living Advisors who are standing by to answer any of your questions and help you discover a senior care facility that meets your preferences.

What Services Are Available?

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

Other services often found in assisted living include:

  • Medical services
  • Physical and rehabilitation therapies on-site and off-site
  • Activities and events calendar
  • Exercise and nutrition courses
  • Housekeeping assistance
  • Medication administration
  • Transportation services

How can I Tour Assisted Living Communities?

It is highly recommended that you tour multiple assisted living communities before finding the right one suitable for you or your loved one. Touring multiple communities will help you discover what options can be found, what your own choices are, and can ultimately assist you in making a decision. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we will help you organize a tour at your preferred community.

Here are a few of the top questions you should be ready to ask during your tour:

  • Are the current people friendly and content?
  • Are there any services not contained in the monthly cost? If so, what are they and how much do they cost?
  • Is a nurse generally 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 payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What does the exterior of the community look like? Is it orderly and maintained?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff involved? Friendly?
  • What is your discharge plan?
  • What's your medication administration policy?
  • What kind of experience and training do your associates possess?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

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

But, it is important to comprehend 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 related to hospitalization for 100 days, if your physician recommends it.

Medicare has four main parts:

  1. Part A, Hospital Insurance:This can help pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing community (following a hospital stay), home health care and hospice care.
  2. Part B, Medical Insurance:This can help pay for services supplied by doctors and different 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 choose to receive all their healthcare services, including Part D prescription drugs if a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) is selected, through among these provider organizations under Part C.
  4. Part D, Prescription Drug Coverage:This can help pay for prescription drugs.
  5. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only when you will need short-term skilled care for an illness or personal injury and you meet certain conditions. To find out more on Medicare benefits, download A Place for Mom’sMedicare Resource Guide.

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

The state of Massachusetts offers great usage of its assisted living facility data through it'sExecutive Office of Elder Affairswebsite. Available data includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and info on assisted living licensing and violations.

In the state of Massachusetts, assisted living facilities are required by law to:

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

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the assisted living community that is right for you and your family member is certainly one of the most crucial decisions you can make. During your visit, consider the standard of care that a family member may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you as well as your loved one, so consider what factors are ultimately important to you. You may also read through some of the 668 testimonials about facilities in the greater Fitchburg region. Here are some things to consider:

  • Activities:It’s a good idea to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with community activities. Ask the manager if you can view the activities as well as participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Will the staff seem to be having fun with the activity as well? Check out the facility calendar of get-togethers. Do they match your loved one’s hobbies and interests? Do the activities and get-togethers vary in size and type? Do they incorporate outings and trips from the facility? If it is important to your household, don’t forget to ask about religious services.
  • Cleanliness:Does the facility feel orderly and fresh? Make sure to look beyond furniture and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping is given in the non-public living space. Be sure you get full details on the types of repairs provided and the anticipated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Gather specifics on what is available and at what price.
  • Friendliness:The frame of mind and friendliness of the personnel are of the most importance. Make sure that you observe countless workers interacting with current residents. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Be sure to receive a good understanding of the staffing routine. How many people are actually involved with residents’ care? Ensure you get an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals of the community. It's important that you trust the property’s management.
  • Meals:As with almost all of us, the dining area experience is vital to seniors. When touring facilities, it is essential to go over entree choices and find out about dining hours, choices, and procedures. Be 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 a great opportunity to meet other residents. Make sure to discuss what happens if a resident is not able to make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation:Ask residents and families, past and present, for their honest opinions about the community. Various facilities have a resident council that'll be happy to answer all of your questions.
  • Safety and security:Security and safety features are extremely important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Be sure that bathrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient spots. Ask how residents contact the staff if they have an emergency within their living area. Find out about other security features available in living quarters and throughout the facility. Be sure you learn about staffing patterns to determine who is on-site regularly to aid residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing routines differ during the night? How does facility assist or manage people’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut:When you are touring, be sure you think about yourself or your loved one actually living at facility. Can you imagine your family member feeling contented? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents amenable, inviting and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Fitchburg, MA?

The typical cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 per month although the average monthly cost for Fitchburg ranges from $1500 to $10050 per month. Charges for assisted living facilities can vary widely depending on amenities, specific location, and services, consequently if the cost can be an issue consider looking into nearby areas and towns might offer you more flexibility in your budget.

For more information on assisted living costs, visit A Place for Mom’sSenior Living Cost Planner, based on the actual prices families pay when they move into assisted living and it is the only cost index of its kind.

How to Finance Assisted Living

Many families encounter sticker shock when starting their hunt for senior living. How exactly to finance senior care is definitely an obstacle for care. Many families fund a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some persons, this might not exactly 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 might be in a position to liquidate the policy and receive funds today to cover senior care costs. Different constraints and regulations apply depending on the kind of insurance plan you have, so contact a monetary advisor or eldercare legal professional to determine more about your options.
  2. Reverse Mortgages:For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good method for one person to go into assisted living while another remains in the home. A reverse mortgage allows home owners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. For more information, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area or contact theMassachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
  3. Veterans Benefits:Many veterans are unaware that they are eligible for senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped numerous families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans are required to be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers ‘active wartime periods’. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans may also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to determine if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see call theMassachusetts Department of Veterans’ Affairsor visitwww.va.gov.

For additional ideas about how to finance your move to senior living, call A Place for Mom to talk 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 will help you make a better-educated decision:

  1. How many employees are on hand to assist during the night?Some assisted living facilities provide nursing staff night and day, while others may have more generalized help available after hours. It is not required that around the clock care be included in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Will there be a waitlist?Here is where doing all your homework can seriously pay off - plan ahead of time! Preferred facilities can fill fast. If the main one you like isn't available, ask about the waitlist and what the facility’s guideline is for handling it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special health care needs.
  3. Will there be an outdoor space?Going to assisted living does not mean you or your loved one needs to give up a beloved garden or patio space. If the ability to access a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is very important to your loved one, visit a community which offers residents that space. Many larger assisted living communities provide a range of yards, with features such as walking paths, gardens and BBQ places for community get-togethers.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio?According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of 1 personal care associate for every 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the community, so be sure to ask about the communities you would like. Ultimately, you need to find out if this facility will provide your loved one with the support they need?
  5. What services are as part of the monthly price?Understand what is normally included in the basic fee arrangement and what might incur additional cost before signing any deal. Some communities use a fee-for-service model, or a la carte prices, which means they bill a monthly fee for rent and meals but additional charges for things like medication management. Others could use a tiered pricing model where different levels of care are charged different service fees. Eldercare attorneys can review these contracts and assist you to with any discrepancies.

Contact us for more details about what to look for when visiting an assisted living community.

What Else Should I Consider Think about choosing a Facility?

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

Here are some things to keep in mind during your search:

  • Concentrate on current needs.What does your family member need now? Do they need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited eyesight or special diets? Think about the here and now, not what might have been their decision ten or 15 years ago.
  • If possible, tour at least three facilities.Focus on scheduled tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more alternatives and don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.
  • See the Facility through your loved one’s eyes - instead of your own.It is easy to become swayed by the services and features you might choose for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will work best for your loved one. Would they enjoy the benefits of a bigger community or be more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate environment?

The process of selecting the most appropriate assisted living community is often confusing, but we are here to help you understand your senior care search.

Phone A Place for Mom today - we can help relieve your stress and anxiety while saving you money and time, ultimately finding a location that meets your price range and care necessities.

What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

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

When it comes to choosing senior living in Fitchburg, MA, there are plenty of things to consider, from the level of health care and support to quality of life, location and more. Massachusetts has many choices available allowing you to make a confident and informed decision for your family.

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