Assisted Living near Medfield, MA

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Senior housing types near Medfield, MA

  • New Pond Village, a CCRC

    New Pond Village, a CCRC

    180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
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    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 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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  • Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

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

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  • 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 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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  • The Linden at Dedham

    The Linden at Dedham

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

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  • Cornerstone at Canton

    Cornerstone at Canton

    175 Revere Street, Canton, MA 02021
    (12)
    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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  • Whitney Place at Natick

    Whitney Place at Natick

    3 Vision Dr, Natick, MA 01760
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Doolittle Home

    Doolittle Home

    16 Bird Street, Foxboro, MA 02035
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    The decision to explore retirement communities is complex, involving different considerations for you, your spouse, your children, or your advisers. Since 1915, Doolittle Home has been providing exceptional care and peace of mind for residents and their families. Frequently described as a bed and...

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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)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is Franklin's first senior living community. Located on Forge Hill Road less than a mile from routes 140 and 495, Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is a state of the art community that offers a full complement of amenities and supportive services designed to...

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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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  • Sunrise of Wayland

    Sunrise of Wayland

    285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Atria Franklin

    Atria Franklin

    656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Set in Norfolk County in the historic town of Franklin, Atria Franklin is a senior living community where older adults can live more independently, with discreet support from a caring, 24-hour staff. In addition to independent and assisted living options, Atria Franklin offers Life Guidance® memory...

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  • Cornerstone at Milford

    Cornerstone at Milford

    11 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Cornerstone at Milford 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...

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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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  • Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living

    One Railroad Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living offers compassionate care in a peaceful neighborhood setting. We are located less than half a mile west of the Charles River and also enjoy activities at nearby parks and natural areas. We enjoy easy access to shopping and restaurants as well as day trips to...

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  • Maplewood at Weston

    Maplewood at Weston

    99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (6)
    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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  • Traditions of Wayland

    Traditions of Wayland

    10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
    (17)
    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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  • Sophia Snow House

    Sophia Snow House

    1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

    Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

    747 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Golden Pond

    Golden Pond

    50 West Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
    (11)
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    Golden Pond is much more than a typical housing development for seniors. Golden Pond's programs and services are designed specifically for individuals who live independently but may require some assistance with their daily care to maintain that independence. Our residents needing assistance see...

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  • The Village At Willow Crossings

    The Village At Willow Crossings

    25 Cobb Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
    (26)
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    The Village at Willow Crossings is an active Senior community situated on a 20-acre woodland campus in the heart of Mansfield, MA. Manicured gardens grace the winding drives that travel through the picturesque campus, accented by the white picket fences of the charming cottage neighborhood. The nine...

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  • Atria Draper Place

    Atria Draper Place

    25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
    (19)
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    Atria Draper Place offers a relaxing senior community in the historic New England town of Hopedale. Residents enjoy taking a stroll down to the pond or quietly reading a book from the public library. A variety of lectures and entertainment provide social interaction for residents, friends and family...

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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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  • 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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  • Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

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

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  • Evans Park At Newton Corner

    Evans Park At Newton Corner

    430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
    (16)
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    Evans Park at Newton Corner in Newton, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation to and from doctor’s...

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  • 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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  • Standish Village

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

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  • 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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  • The Residence at Watertown Square

    The Residence at Watertown Square

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

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  • 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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  • Brigham House

    Brigham House

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

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  • Heights Crossing

    Heights Crossing

    35 Christy Pl, Brockton, MA 02301
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    At Heights Crossing, we've mastered the art of living well! We offer the highest quality Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Memory Support Neighborhood. At Heights Crossing we work hard to make every corner of the residence feel like your home. We've designed for gracious country living inside...

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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 Five Corners

    The Residence at Five Corners

    678 Depot Street, Easton, MA 02356
    (8)
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    The Residence at Five Corners is located in the heart of Easton's Five Corners neighborhood, with close proximity to many of the town's historic landmarks, and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 84 apartments for 90 residents; a combination of 32 studio,...

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  • Wingate Residences at Norton

    Wingate Residences at Norton

    190 Mansfield Ave, Norton, MA 02766
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Imagine spending every day as you wish enjoying friends and family, participating in stimulating cultural and social activities, and surrounding yourself with familiar furnishings in the privacy of your own home. Wingate Residences at Assisted Norton is the area's premier assisted living community...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Atria Marina Place

    Atria Marina Place

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brookdale Quincy Bay

    Brookdale Quincy Bay

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

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Assisted Living in Medfield, 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 receive support with ADLs that include bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be mixed up with a skilled nursing facility where occupants receive nursing services around the clock, residents in assisted living routinely have access to staff 24 hours per day while additionally enjoying engaging activities and a solid sense of community. In some instances, assisted living facilities provide support for seniors with specific medical needs such as for example cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related kind of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding what type of senior care you or your loved one needs is definitely a complicated decision. To make sure you are deciding on 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 questions and help you choose a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Services Are Available?

Amenities and solutions offered in assisted living can vary greatly in each facility. Generally, most communities provide a number of housing 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 entertainment calendar
  • Fitness and nutrition courses
  • Housekeeping assistance
  • Medication management
  • Transportation services

How can I Tour Assisted Living Communities?

It is strongly suggested that you tour several assisted living communities before choosing the best one for you or your loved one. Touring multiple facilities will help you discover what options are available, what your own tastes are, and can ultimately help you make a decision. Contact or contact A Place for Mom and we'll help you set up a tour at your desired facility.

Here are a few of the important questions you'll want to be ready to ask throughout your tour:

  • Are the current residents friendly and content?
  • Are there services not contained in the monthly price? If so, what exactly are they and exactly how much can they cost?
  • Is a nurse generally available night and day?
  • Is an initial evaluation required before admission?
  • 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 apartment accommodation choices?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What does the outside of the community look like? Is it orderly and nice looking?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff engaged? Friendly?
  • What is your discharge plan?
  • What is your prescription administration plan?
  • What kind of know-how and techniques do your associates have?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

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

But, it is important to comprehend what Medicare will 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 primary parts:

  1. Part A, Hospital Insurance: This helps pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing community (following a hospital stay), home health care and hospice care.
  2. Part B, Medical Insurance: This helps pay for services provided by doctors and other healthcare providers, outpatient care, many preventive care services, durable medical equipment, and some home health care expenses.
  3. Part C, Medicare Advantage: These plans can be found in many areas. People with Medicare Parts A and B can want 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 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’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 information through it's Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. Available data includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and information about assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Provide sufficient 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 that have these activities in their service plan
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan which includes a doctor’s assessment and evaluation

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the assisted living community that is right for you and your loved one is one of the most important decisions you may make. Throughout your visit, consider the standard of attention that a loved one may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides exclusively with you as well as your family, so consider what factors are ultimately important to you. Also you can read through some of the 576 reviews about facilities in the greater Medfield area. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with facility events. Ask the manager when you can view the activities and even participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the staff appear to be enjoying the activity as well? Take a look at the community calendar of events. Do they match your loved one’s interests? Do the activities and get-togethers vary in size and type? Do they include outings and trips from the community? If it's important to your household, don’t forget to check out faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility feel orderly and fresh? Be sure to look beyond furnishings and into baseboards, edges, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping is included in the non-public living space. Be sure to get total details on the types of repair provided and the anticipated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Obtain specifics on what's obtainable and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the staff are of the most importance. Ensure that you observe several workers interacting with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to acquire a good knowledge of the staffing pattern. How many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Be sure 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 staff.
  • Meals: As with almost all of us, the dining area experience is essential to seniors. When going to communities, it is essential to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, choices, and procedures. Be sure you and your loved one enjoy a meal at facility. Not only is it a terrific way to sample the cuisine, but it’s a great possibility to meet other people. Make sure to discuss what happens if a resident cannot make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask people and families, past and present, for his or her honest views about the facility. Various facilities include a resident council which will be happy to answer all of your questions.
  • Security and safety: Security and safety features are very important and offer assurance for the caregiver. Ensure that bathrooms are accessible and have grab bars in convenient locations. Ask how residents get in touch with the staff if they have a crisis in their living area. Find out about other safety features available in living quarters and through the entire community. Be sure you find out about staffing structures to determine who is on-site regularly to aid residents. Is there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing routines differ during the night? How does facility assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, be sure you consider yourself or your loved one actually living at facility. Can you imagine your loved one feeling comfortable? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents receptive, inviting and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Medfield, MA?

The typical cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 per month while the average monthly cost for Medfield ranges from $1500 to $11390 per month. Charges for assisted living communities may differ widely based on amenities, location, and services, therefore if the cost is an issue consider looking into nearby surrounding areas and towns might offer you more versatility in your budget.

To learn more on assisted living costs, visit A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Cost Planner, based on the actual prices families pay when they transfer to assisted living and it is the only cost index of its kind.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many families encounter sticker shock when starting their search for senior living. How exactly to finance senior care can be an obstacle for care. Many families finance 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 getting into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be able to liquidate the policy and receive funds now to cover senior care costs. Different limitations and regulations apply depending on the kind of plan you have, so contact a economic advisor or eldercare legal professional to find out more about your options.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good way for one person to move into assisted living while another remains at home. A reverse mortgage allows property 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 the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Various veterans are unaware that they are qualified to receive senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped numerous families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 3 months 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 qualify for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see get in touch with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Affairs or check out www.va.gov.

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

5 Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Community

There’s no question that choosing an assisted living community are generally overwhelming. But, considering these five essential things when considering making the move to assisted living can help you make a better-informed decision:

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist during the night? Some assisted living communities provide nursing staff night and day, while others may have more generalized help available after hours. It isn't required that around the clock care be given in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Here is where doing your homework can seriously pay off - plan in advance! Preferred facilities can fill fast. If the one you like isn't available, ask about the waitlist and what the facility’s policy is for handling it. Many facilities will require a deposit and some facilities have internal lists for special health care needs.
  3. Is there a patio space? Moving to assisted living will not mean you or your family member needs to give up a beloved lawn or patio space. If the ability to access a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is definitely important for your loved one, visit a community which offers residents that space. Various larger assisted living communities give a range of outdoor spaces, with features such as walking paths, gardens and BBQ areas for community celebration.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of one personal care assistant for each 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the facility, so make certain to ask about the facilities you are looking for. Ultimately, you want to find out if this community will supply your loved one with the support they need?
  5. What services are as part of the monthly fee? Understand what is going to be included in the standard fee arrangement and what might incur additional expense before signing any deal. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte prices, which means they charge a monthly payment for rent and meals but additional charges for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered cost model where different degrees of services are charged different service fees. Eldercare lawyers can review these contracts and assist you to with any discrepancies.

Contact us for more information regarding 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 Medfield - which is why we have Senior Living Advisors ready to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the facilities that will be the best fit for his or her budget, care requirements, and personality.

Here are a few things to remember during your search:

  • Concentrate on current circumstances. What does your family member need right now? Do they need help bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited vision or special diets? Take into account the here and today, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • When possible, tour at least three communities. Focus on scheduled 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 notes while you’re there.
  • View the Community through your family member’s eyes - instead of your own. It is easy to be swayed by the amenities and features you might choose for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will work best for your family member. Would they enjoy the benefits of a bigger facility or be more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate environment?

The process of selecting the best assisted living community is often overwhelming, but we are here to assist you understand your senior care search.

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

What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is a lovely state with a abundant history. Senior living residents in Massachusetts enjoy access to big city amenities while as well as enjoying picturesque East Coast charm. The state has four distinct seasons, boasting beautiful fall foliage, scenic winter landscapes, bright spring flowers, and hot summer time days to be enjoyed at the state’s shoreline.

When considering choosing senior living in Medfield, MA, there are various things to consider, from the level of care and support to life style, location and more. Massachusetts has many options available allowing you to make a confident and educated decision for your family.

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