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Senior housing types near Jamaica Plain, MA

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    50 Sutherland Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
    (11)
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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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  • Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • Standish Village

    1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • Brigham House

    Brigham House

    341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Evans Park At Newton Corner

    Evans Park At Newton Corner

    430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Atria Marina Place

    Atria Marina Place

    Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 Watertown Square

    The Residence at Watertown Square

    20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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 Linden at Dedham

    The Linden at Dedham

    391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 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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  • Traditions of Dedham

    Traditions of Dedham

    735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 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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  • Prospect House

    Prospect House

    420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brookdale Quincy Bay

    Brookdale Quincy Bay

    99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA 02169
    (26)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Waterstone at Wellesley

    Waterstone at Wellesley

    27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    40 Clapboardtree St, Norwood, MA 02062
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cornerstone at Canton

    Cornerstone at Canton

    175 Revere Street, Canton, MA 02021
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • New Pond Village, a CCRC

    New Pond Village, a CCRC

    180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Benchmark Senior Living at New Pond Village located in Walpole, MA provides independent living for active seniors who are looking to socialize, stay active, and no longer want the worry of owning a home. Are you ready to enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle? Wouldn’t it be great to have...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sunrise of Burlington

    Sunrise of Burlington

    24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (33)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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Assisted Living in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is one kind of senior care that provides residents support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents in assisted living can expect to get support with ADLs that involve bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be confused 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 additionally enjoying engaging activities and a solid sense of community. In some cases, assisted living facilities offer support for seniors with certain medical needs such as cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related type of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding which kind of senior care you or your family member needs can be a complicated decision. To make sure you are selecting 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 communities give a range of housing styles, meal plans, transportation, and more.

Other features often found in assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

It is highly recommended that you tour multiple assisted living facilities before choosing the best one suitable for you or your family member. Touring several facilities can help you discover what options are available, what your own preferences are, and will ultimately assist you in making a decision. Contact or contact A Place for Mom and we'll help you setup a tour at your preferred facility.

Below are a few of the important questions you'll want to be prepared to ask during your tour:

  • Are the current residents friendly and happy?
  • Are there services not contained in the monthly charge? If so, what are they and how much do they cost?
  • Is a nurse generally available around the clock?
  • Is an initial assessment required before admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long will 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 options?
  • What are your billing and monthly payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What does the exterior of the community look like? Is it neat and tidy?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the team members engaged? Friendly?
  • What's your discharge policy?
  • What is your prescription administration plan?
  • What kind of knowledge and schooling do your staff 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 comprehend what Medicare can pay for and what it does 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 can be found in many areas. People who have Medicare Parts A and B can choose to receive all their health care services, including Part D prescription drugs if a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) is selected, through one of these provider organizations under Part C.
  4. Part D, Prescription Drug Coverage: This helps pay for prescription medications.
  5. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only when you will need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions. To find out more 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 usage of its assisted living facility records through it's Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. Available data includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and information regarding assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Provide enough 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 who have these activities within their service plan
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan which includes a doctor’s evaluation and evaluation

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the assisted living facility that's right for you as well as your loved one is definitely one of the most crucial decisions you can make. During your visit, consider the caliber of attention that a family member may receive. The decision of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you as well as your loved one, so think about what factors are ultimately important to you. You may also read through a few of the 558 reviews about facilities in the greater Jamaica Plain area. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try and schedule your tour together with facility events. Ask the manager if you can view the activities as well as participate. Are the activities and get-togethers well attended? Does the staff seem to be having fun with the experience as well? Take a look at the community calendar of get-togethers. Do they match your loved one’s hobbies? Do the activities and get-togethers vary in size and type? Do they include outings and trips away from the community? If it is important to your household, don’t forget to ask about faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel orderly and fresh? Be sure to look past the furniture and into baseboards, crevices, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping is given in the non-public living space. Be sure to get total information on the types of repair provided and the estimated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Gather specifics on what's obtainable and at what cost.
  • Friendliness: The frame of mind and friendliness of the staff are of the most importance. Ensure that you observe different workers interacting with current people. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Ensure that you receive a good knowledge of the staffing pattern. Just how many people are actually involved with residents’ care? Be sure to obtain an introduction to the management group. This can help you understand the goals of the facililty. It's important that you trust the property’s management.
  • Meals: As with most of us, the dining room experience is important to seniors. When touring facilities, it is essential to discuss entree choices and find out about dining hours, choices, and procedures. Make sure you and your family member have a meal at community. Not only is it a great way to sample the cuisine, but it’s a great opportunity to meet other people. Be sure to discuss what happens if a resident is not able to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and family members, past and present, for their honest thoughts about the community. Many communities have a resident council that'll be happy to answer all of your questions.
  • Security and safety: Security and safety features are extremely important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that bathrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents get in touch with the staff if they have an emergency within their living area. Learn about other protection features available in living quarters and through the entire facility. Be sure you learn about staffing schedules to determine who's on-site usually to aid residents. Is there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing patterns differ at night? How does facility assist or manage people’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, make sure you consider yourself or your loved one actually living at the community. Can you imagine your family member feeling happy? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents open, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Jamaica Plain, MA?

The typical cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 monthly although the average monthly price for Jamaica Plain ranges from $1500 to $10415 monthly. Costs for assisted living communities may differ widely based on amenities, area, and services, therefore if the cost is an issue consider looking at local suburbs and towns might give you more overall flexibility in your budget.

For more information 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 encounter sticker shock when starting their search for senior living. How exactly to finance senior care can be 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 exactly be an option.

Here are three other alternatives that will assist you finance assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior getting into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be able to liquidate the policy and receive funds today to cover senior care costs. Different constraints and regulations apply based on the kind of coverage you have, so contact a financial advisor or eldercare legal professional to find out more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage could be a good method for one person to move 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. To find out more, get in touch with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to look for a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area or contact the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many veterans are unaware they are eligible for 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 90 days of active duty, with at least 1 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 existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to learn if your family member may be eligible for benefits. To find out about benefits for veterans, see get in touch with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Affairs or check out www.va.gov.

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

5 Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

There’s no question that choosing an assisted living facility is often overwhelming. But, considering these five things when considering making the move to assisted living can help you make a better-educated decision:

  1. How many staff are available to assist at night? Some assisted living facilities provide nursing personnel around the clock, while others may have more generalized help available after hours. It is not required that night and day care be made available in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Here's where doing all your homework can really pay off - plan ahead of time! Sought after communities can fill up fast. If the one you like isn't available, ask about the waitlist and what the facility’s plan is for handling it. Many communities will ask for a deposit and some facilities have internal lists for special care needs.
  3. Is there an outdoor space? Going to assisted living will not mean you or your loved one needs to surrender a beloved lawn or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is very important to your loved one, visit a community that provides residents that space. Many larger assisted living facilities offer a range of outdoor spaces, with features such as strolling paths, gardens and BBQ spaces for community activities.
  4. What's 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 assistant for each 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the community, so be certain to enquire about the facilities you would like. Ultimately, you need to find out if this facility can provide your family member with the help and support they want?
  5. What services are included in the monthly charge? Understand what is included in the standard fee structure and what might incur additional cost before signing any deal. Some facilities 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 such as medication management. Others could use a tiered cost model where different degrees of care are charged different service fees. Eldercare lawyers can review these contracts and assist you to with any discrepancies.

Contact us for more information about what to look for when visiting an assisted living facility.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility?

There’s no shortage of senior care options in Jamaica Plain - which is why we have Senior Living Advisors prepared to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the communities that will be the best fit for their budget, care requirements, and personality.

Here are a few things to keep in mind during your search:

  • Concentrate on current circumstances. What will your family member need right now? Do they need help bathing and dressing? Do they have special circumstances like limited ability to see or special diets? Think about the here and today, not what may have been their decision ten or 15 years ago.
  • If possible, tour at least three communities. Start with planned tours and consider having meals 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 down notes while you’re there.
  • See the Community through your loved one’s eyes - not your own. It can be easy to come to be swayed by the features and features you may decide for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will work best for your loved one. Would they benefit from the benefits of a bigger facility or be more comfortable in a smaller sized, more intimate setting?

The process of choosing the right assisted living community can be confusing, but we are here to help you navigate your senior care search.

Phone A Place for Mom today - we are able to help relieve your anxiety while helping you save money and time, ultimately finding a place that meets your price range and care needs.

What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is a lovely state with a rich history. Senior living residents in Massachusetts enjoy having access to big city experiences while also enjoying picturesque East Coast charm. The state has four distinct seasons, boasting spectacular fall foliage, scenic winter countryside, bright spring flowers, and hot summer months days to be enjoyed at the state’s shoreline.

When considering choosing senior living in Jamaica Plain, MA, there are several 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 that you can make a confident and educated decision for your family.

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