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Senior housing types near Leeds, MA

  • Linda Manor Assisted Living

    Linda Manor Assisted Living

    345 Haydenville Road, Leeds, MA 01053
    (4)
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    Linda Manor Assisted Living is an assisted living community, located in the quiet, historic village of Leeds, MA. This modern community is situated in a wooded setting, near transportation for shopping and appointments. Leeds, a part of the City of Northampton, MA, is nestled in the Berkshire...

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  • Day Brook Village

    Day Brook Village

    298 Jarvis Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040
    (2)
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    Day Brook Village Senior Living is proud to be the first continuing care retirement community in Massachusetts, offering a range of housing and healthcare options to meet our residents’ changing needs. At Day Brook Village, our residents enjoy a supportive retirement lifestyle with personal care...

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  • Armbrook Village

    Armbrook Village

    551 North Road, Westfield, MA 01085
    (27)
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    Armbrook Village offers seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle. The community features both independent and assisted living options as well as a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed...

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  • Keystone Commons

    Keystone Commons

    460 West Street, Ludlow, MA 01056
    (14)
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    Keystone Commons provides Independent, Assisted, Alzheimer's and Memory Care residential living in Ludlow, MA.  Keystone Commons is a rental community that offers people over the age of 55 years a delightful way to live.  Independent Living (44 apartments) provides 31 meals per month,...

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  • Landmark @ Monastery Heights

    Landmark @ Monastery Heights

    110 Monastery Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089
    (23)
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    Built in 1923 and prominently overlooking the city of West Springfield, Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery was renovated in 1999 to become Landmark at Monastery Heights, Senior Living Community. The beautiful building overlooks 18 spectacular acres of lawns, walking paths, and gardens and house 105...

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  • The Wellington at Springfield

    The Wellington at Springfield

    942 Grayson Dr, Springfield, MA 01119
    (23)
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    Be inspired to live life to the fullest when taking up residence at The Wellington at Springfield. Our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Springfield, MA enriches the lives of seniors by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally...

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  • Orchard Valley At Wilbraham

    Orchard Valley At Wilbraham

    2387 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA 01095
    (16)
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    Orchard Valley at Wilbraham blends the best of assisted living with a small town atmosphere. Known for its working farms and annual peach festival, our community embodies close family ties, fond memories and lasting traditions. Just a short drive from Main Street in Wilbraham, MA, Orchard Valley has...

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  • The Reserve at East Longmeadow

    The Reserve at East Longmeadow

    741 Parker Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
    (24)
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    The Reserve at East Longmeadow is a new and exceptional assisted living and memory care community in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. East Longmeadow is a beautiful city just outside of Springfield, one of the 'greenest' cities in the country with over 2,400 acres of parks. Springfield is also the...

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  • Suffield by the River

    Suffield by the River

    7 Canal Rd, Suffield, CT 06078
    (3)
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    Suffield by the River offers everything you could possibly want in senior residential living: - Independent living in beautifully appointed, spacious apartments with a full array of services and amenities. - Assisted living services offering as little or as much assistance as needed. - River's watch...

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  • Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place

    Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place

    140 Melbourne Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201
    (7)
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    Our neighborhood setting and spectacular views of the Berkshire Mountains create a beautiful residential atmosphere, one that easily allows us to feel like 'home.' The more than 100 residents at Melbourne are a diverse group in their 60's to 100's. Several couples live here, and an unusually high...

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  • Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks

    Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks

    550 Old County Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
    (11)
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    Independent Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks is a residential senior living campus dedicated to providing independence, social interaction, and leisure activities for seniors looking for exceptional services and top notch supportive living options. ...

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  • McLean a CCRC

    McLean a CCRC

    75 Great Pond Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070
    (1)
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    McLean is a not-for-profit continuum of care campus and so much more. It is located on a beautiful 120 acre campus is Simsbury adjacent to Hop Meadow Country Club. All Village residents are social members of the club. The campus has extensive, safe walking trails and gardens. The Village at McLean...

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  • The Ivy at Ellington

    The Ivy at Ellington

    123 West Road, Ellington, CT 06029
    (1)
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    The Ivy at Ellington is the newest assisted living residential community from The Arbors Assisted Living Residential Communities. Ellington has its roots as an agricultural community as well as a resort community with Crystal Lake within its boundaries. Conveniently located in Ellington, Connecticut...

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  • Brookdale South Windsor

    Brookdale South Windsor

    1715 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074
    (25)
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    A Place to Call Home When you walk through the doors of our warm and welcoming community, the first thing you notice could be the friendly and dedicated care team, the beautiful and spacious common areas with everything from fine dining to a grand piano or the luxurious amenities and services that...

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  • The Village at Buckland Court

    The Village at Buckland Court

    432 Buckland Road, South Windsor, CT 06074
    (30)
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    The Village at Buckland Court is a charming 'country estate' nestled amidst beautiful farm land, with expansive lawns and gardens. Inspiring outdoor sitting areas, a gazebo, and an herb garden provide the setting for arts, leisure, and fitness activities. Private walking paths and gazebos grace...

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  • The Residence at Brookside

    The Residence at Brookside

    117 Simsbury Road, Avon, CT 06001
    (7)
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    Located minutes from historic downtown Avon, our brand new community is nestled on beautiful farmland, boasting easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. Our dining room offers "Anytime Dining" from 7am-7pm, a...

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  • The Residence at South Windsor Farms

    The Residence at South Windsor Farms

    200 Deming Street, South Windsor, CT 06074
    (25)
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    Located minutes from historic downtown South Windsor, our brand-new community is nestled on beautiful farmland, boasting easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, Wapping Park, I-84 and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 80 apartments for 86...

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  • River Ridge at Avon

    River Ridge at Avon

    101 Bickford Extension, Avon, CT 06001
    (32)
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    River Ridge at Avon is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood in the heart of beautiful Farmington Valley. We are conveniently located off Route 44 in the charming town of Avon, minutes from wonderful shops, dining, entertainment, and medical offices. Our superb location complements the...

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  • Hoffman Summerwood Community

    Hoffman Summerwood Community

    160 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT 06117
    (8)
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    Hoffman SummerWood Community is a national award-winning senior living rental community located in the quiet northeast corner of West Hartford. Our members enjoy their own beautiful apartment, featuring a fully applianced kitchen, living room, bedroom, and handicap accessible bathroom. We provide...

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  • Brookdale West Hartford

    Brookdale West Hartford

    22 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT 06117
    (29)
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    Live The Life You Want No one deserves to spend their golden years worrying about being alone in the event of an emergency or caring the heavy burden of family care alone. That’s why our assisted living and memory care community is here to provide personalized care plans, spacious and comfortable...

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  • Atria Hamilton Heights

    Atria Hamilton Heights

    One Hamilton Heights Drive, West Hartford, CT 06119
    (26)
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    Conveniently located in West Hartford, Connecticut, near the dining and shopping of Blue Back Square, Atria Hamilton Heights provides a luxurious lifestyle in one of New England's finest neighborhoods. Our community offers daily opportunities for older adults to stay active, including movie nights...

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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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  • Brookdale Farmington

    Brookdale Farmington

    20 Devonwood Drive, Farmington, CT 06032
    (23)
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    Quality Care and Peace of Mind If you want to exchange the humdrum senior living experience for one that offers you personalized care plans, a warm and welcoming atmosphere with resort-like amenities and endless opportunities to engage in activities, programs and events, look no further. Our...

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  • Atria Litchfield Hills

    Atria Litchfield Hills

    376 Goshen Rd, Torrington, CT 06790
    (10)
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    Located between downtown Torrington and Goshen, Atria Litchfield Hills is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments, most with...

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  • Brookdale Chatfield

    Brookdale Chatfield

    One Chatfield Drive, West Hartford, CT 06110
    (16)
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    All the Comforts of Home From the moment you walk through the door of our independent and assisted living community in West Hartford, Connecticut, you will feel peace and comfort. To be honest, you might even feel a little bit giddy. It may have something to do with the beautiful common rooms,...

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  • Middlewoods of Farmington

    509 Middle Rd, Farmington, CT 06032
    (10)
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    You can feel it the minute you walk through the front door, something is different at Middlewoods of Farmington! Perhaps it is the smell of home-made cookies baked by residents wafting from the Country Kitchen. Or maybe it is the warm greeting from the Receptionist. Or could it be the friendly...

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  • Atria Glastonbury

    Atria Glastonbury

    1177 Hebron Ave, Glastonbury, CT 06033
    (20)
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    Situated just south of East Hartford, bordering Bell-Hebron Linear Park on 14 wooded acres, Atria Glastonbury is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one-...

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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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  • Brookdale Fillmore Pond

    Brookdale Fillmore Pond

    300 Village Lane, Bennington, VT 05201
    (16)
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    Are you ready for fewer chores and more adventures? At our senior living community set in the foothills of the Green Mountains, you can trade home maintenance for time for what you want to do. With three levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted living and memory care,...

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  • The Hearth at Glastonbury

    The Hearth at Glastonbury

    281 Western Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033
    (15)
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    The Hearth provides the area's top care programs, activities, and services at a price point that creates an unparalleled value and an experience like no other. At The Hearth at Glastonbury, residents have lots to choose from to help them live well and feel well through our Live More philosophy....

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  • American House Keene

    197 Water St, Keene, NH 03431
    (3)
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    American House Keene is everything you are looking for in an all-inclusive senior living community. Located within walking distance to downtown Keene with its many shops and restaurants, this beautifully designed senior living community offers an active lifestyle supported by a nurturing attentive...

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  • Shady Oaks Assisted Living

    Shady Oaks Assisted Living

    344 Stevens St, Bristol, CT 06010
    (4)
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    Shady Oaks offers strong nursing in a cozy, caring, and loyal home. We were the 2nd assisted living in Connecticut. We have 40 years of experience and an A+ from the Better Business Bureau. We are a smart alternative to 24hr. live-in care and nursing homes. Strong Nursing: We excel at high...

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  • Atria Farmington

    Atria Farmington

    111 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032
    (33)
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    Located in a charming residential neighborhood just minutes from historic downtown, Atria Farmington is a new assisted living community for active older adults. This thoughtfully designed residence provides discreet, 24-hour assistance with day-to-day care needs, as well as a forward-thinking memory...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Middlewoods of Newington

    2125 Main St, Newington, CT 06111
    (7)
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    Are you looking for Award-Winning Assisted and Independent Living? If so, Middlewoods of Newington is the place for you! Within the last year the community was awarded the following: • Assisted Living Federation of America’s "Champion for Seniors"; • Connecticut Assisted Living...

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  • Atria Greenridge Place

    Atria Greenridge Place

    One Elizabeth Court, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
    (15)
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    At Atria Greenridge Place, you'll enjoy all the comforts of home and just the right amount of discreet support to help you live independently. This inviting community is situated in a residential neighborhood in Rocky Hill, next to Wethersfield and Newington. You'll find warm, friendly neighbors and...

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  • Colebrook Village at Hebron

    Colebrook Village at Hebron

    55 John E. Horton Blvd, Hebron, CT 06248
    (2)
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    Colebrook Village at Hebron opened in May of 2018. We offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care. We have 112 units and are located in a quaint small town in Eastern CT. Surrounded by flora and fauna, our building was designed to maximize the amount of natural light available. ...

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  • Brandywine Living at Litchfield

    Brandywine Living at Litchfield

    19 Constitution Way, Litchfield, CT 06759
    (22)
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    Life is beautiful at Brandywine Senior Living.  We have luxurious individual suites with a private bath and kitchen area.  Meanwhile, on the other side of your door are services to meet your needs, and entertainment to enliven your spirit.  With on-site–not–on–call licensed nurses only steps away,...

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  • The Residence at Ferry Park

    The Residence at Ferry Park

    60 Cold Spring Road, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
    (21)
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    Round-the-Clock Care Our assisted and memory care community is nestled on ten beautiful acres in Connecticut, providing a warm and inviting background for the perfect senior living experience. With spacious and comfortable accommodations that feel like home, events and activities that nourish that...

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  • Kimball Farms

    235 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Kimball Farms, a not-for-profit retirement community in Lenox, Massachusetts, in the heart of The Berkshires of Western MA. Kimball Farms is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offering a continuum of care with a variety of housing options. Our approach to retirement and health care is as...

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  • The Arbors at Amherst

    The Arbors at Amherst

    130 University Dr, Amherst, MA 01002
    (2)
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  • The Arbors at Chicopee

    The Arbors at Chicopee

    929 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020
    (4)
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  • The Arbors at Greenfield

    The Arbors at Greenfield

    15 Meridian Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
    (2)
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  • The Arbors at Westfield

    The Arbors at Westfield

    40 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085
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  • Anthology of Simsbury (Opening Fall 2019)

    Anthology of Simsbury (Opening Fall 2019)

    142 Cooper Ave, Weatogue, CT 06089
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  • Anthology of Farmington (Opening Fall 2019)

    Anthology of Farmington (Opening Fall 2019)

    1 Bridgewater Road, Farmington, CT 06032
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  • Keystone Place at Newbury Brook

    1058 Litchfield St, Torrington, CT 06790
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Assisted Living in Leeds, 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 get support with ADLs that include 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 personnel 24 hours a day while likewise enjoying engaging activities and a solid sense of community. Sometimes, assisted living facilities have support for seniors with certain medical requirements such as 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 stressful decision. To make sure you are selecting the proper level of care, speak with a medical professional. You may also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready to answer any of your inquiries and help you select a senior care facility that meets your needs.

What Services Are Available?

Amenities and assistance offered in assisted living may differ greatly in each facility. Generally, most communities give you a range of accommodation types, meal plans, transportation, and more.

Other amenities 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 services
  • Medication administration
  • Transportation services

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

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

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

  • Are the current residents friendly and content?
  • Are there services not contained in the monthly price? If so, what are they and how much can they cost?
  • Is a nurse generally available night and day?
  • Is an initial evaluation required before entry?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long might it be before you can move in?
  • Is there a courtyard or patio for people to enjoy space outdoors?
  • What are your unit accommodation choices?
  • What exactly are your billing and monthly payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What does the outside of the facility look like? Is it neat and in good appearance?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the team members involved? Nice?
  • What's your discharge plan?
  • What is your prescription administration plan?
  • What kind of know-how and techniques do your staff 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 will 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 100 days, if your doctor 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 can help pay for services provided 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 of 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 learn more about Medicare benefits, download A Place for Mom’s Medicare Resource Guide.

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

The state of Massachusetts offers great access to 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 info on assisted living licensing and violations.

In the state of Massachusetts, assisted living communities are required for legal reasons 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 residents which have these activities in their service plan
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan that includes a doctor’s evaluation and evaluation

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the assisted living facility that's right for you and your family member is definitely one of the most important decisions you can make. Throughout your visit, consider the caliber of attention that a loved one may receive. The decision of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you as well as your family, so think about what factors are ultimately important to you. Also you can read through some of the 634 reviews about communities in the greater Leeds area. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try to schedule your tour together with facility events. Ask the manager when you can check out the activities and even participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the staff seem to be having fun with the experience as well? Take a look at the community calendar of events. Do they meet your loved one’s hobbies? Do the activities and get-togethers vary in size and type? Do they incorporate outings and trips away from the community? If it is important to you and your family, don’t forget to ask about faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Will the community feel clean and fresh? Be sure to look beyond furniture and into baseboards, crevices, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping is included in the personal living space. Be sure you get total information on the types of maintenance provided and the estimated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Gather specifics on what is available and at what expense.
  • Friendliness: The frame of mind and friendliness of the personnel are of the most importance. Ensure that you observe different workers interacting with current occupants. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Ensure that you acquire a good knowledge of the staffing routine. How many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Ensure you obtain an introduction to the management group. This can help you understand the goals of the community. It is important that you trust the property’s personnel.
  • Meals: Much like the majority of us, the dining area experience is vital to seniors. When touring facilities, it is important to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, options, and procedures. Be sure you and your family member try a meal at facility. Not only is it a terrific way to sample the cuisine, but it’s a great opportunity to meet other residents. Make sure you discuss what goes on if a resident cannot make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask people and family members, past and present, for his or her honest views about the community. Many facilities have a resident council which will be happy to answer any of your questions.
  • Security and safety: Safety and security features are incredibly important and offer assurance for the caregiver. Ensure that bathrooms are easy to get to and also have grab bars in convenient spots. Ask how residents contact the staff if they have a crisis within their living area. Learn about other safety features available in living quarters and through the entire community. Make sure you find out about staffing patterns to determine who's on-site consistently to aid residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing routines differ during the night? How does the community assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: When you are visiting, make sure you think about yourself or your family member actually living at facility. Can you imagine your family member feeling contented? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents open, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Leeds, MA?

The average cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 monthly while the average monthly cost for Leeds ranges from $1500 to $11095 monthly. Costs for assisted living facilities can vary widely depending on amenities, area, and services, therefore if the cost is an issue consider looking into local surrounding areas and towns might give you more overall flexibility in your budget.

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 Finance Assisted Living

Many families experience sticker shock when starting their hunt for senior living. How exactly to finance senior care can be an obstacle for care. Many families fund a move to assisted living through the sale of a residence or personal savings, but for some persons, this may not be an option.

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

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior getting into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you could be in a position to liquidate the policy and receive funds now to cover senior care costs. Different constraints and regulations apply according to the kind of coverage you have, so call a monetary advisor or eldercare lawyer to learn more about your options.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage could be a good way for just one person to move into assisted living while another remains in the home. A reverse mortgage allows property owners aged 62 or older to borrow against 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 a large number of families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must 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 existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to determine if your family member may qualify for benefits. To learn more about benefits for veterans, see get in touch with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Affairs or check out www.va.gov.

For more ideas about how to finance your move to senior living, get in touch with A Place for Mom to talk to a Senior Living Advisor today.

Five Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

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

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist at night? Some assisted living communities provide nursing staff night and day, while others may have more generalized help available after hours. It is not required that night and day care be offered in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Here is where doing your homework can really pay off - plan in advance! Sought after communities can fill fast. If the main one you like isn't available, enquire about the waitlist and what the facility’s guideline is for administering it. Many communities will require a deposit and some facilities have internal lists for special care needs.
  3. Will there be an outdoor space? Going to assisted living will not mean you or your loved one needs to surrender a beloved yard or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is definitely very important to your loved one, search for a community that provides residents that space. Many larger assisted living facilities give a range of outdoor spaces, with features such as walking paths, gardens and BBQ places for community events.
  4. What's 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 1 personal care associate for each 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the community, so make certain to ask about the communities you would like. Ultimately, you want to find out if this community will supply your family member with the help and support they want?
  5. What services are as part of the monthly rate? Understand what is going to be included in the basic fee structure and what might incur additional expense before signing any contract. Some facilities use a fee-for-service model, or a la carte prices, which means they charge a monthly fee for rent and meals but additional charges for things such as medication management. Others could use a tiered pricing model where different levels of services are charged different costs. Eldercare lawyers can review these contracts and assist you to with any discrepancies.

Contact us for more info on what to search for when visiting an assisted living facility.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

There’s no shortage of senior care options in Leeds - 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 his or her budget, care needs, and personality.

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

  • Focus on current circumstances. What will your loved one need today? Do they need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited ability to see or special diets? Take into account the here and now, not what may have been their decision ten or 15 years back.
  • When possible, tour at least three communities. Focus on scheduled tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of them seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options and don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.
  • Look at Facility through your loved one’s lens - not your own. It could be easy to end up being swayed by the amenities and features you might decide for yourself, but eventually it comes down to what will work best for your loved one. Would they benefit from the benefits of a larger community or be more comfortable in a small, more intimate environment?

The process of selecting the most appropriate assisted living facility can be confusing, but we are here to help you navigate your senior care search.

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

What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

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

When it comes to choosing senior living in Leeds, MA, there are various points to consider, from the amount of health care and help and support to quality of life, location and more. Massachusetts has many choices available so that you can make a confident and educated decision for your family.

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