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Senior housing types near Milford, MA

  • Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living

    One Railroad Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (6)
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    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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  • Cornerstone at Milford

    Cornerstone at Milford

    11 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (13)
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038
    (15)
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    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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  • The Residence at Valley Farm

    The Residence at Valley Farm

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

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  • Atria Franklin

    Atria Franklin

    656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038
    (21)
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    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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  • Brookdale Cushing Park

    200 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702
    (33)
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    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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  • Whitney Place at Westborough

    Whitney Place at Westborough

    5 Lyman St, Westborough, MA 01581
    (13)
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    Established in 1995, Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Westborough is a warm and gracious setting for seniors who may or may not need a little help with their daily routines. In addition to private or shared apartments and individualized care, assisted living Residents enjoy delicious...

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  • Carmel Terrace

    933 Central St, Framingham, MA 01701
    (1)
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    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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  • The Residence at Orchard Grove

    The Residence at Orchard Grove

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

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  • Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

    Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

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

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  • Whitney Place at Northborough

    Whitney Place at Northborough

    238 W Main St, Northborough, MA 01532
    (2)
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    Assisted Living Residences in Northborough, MA A lifestyle with the right amount of freedom and care. Whitney Place is a warm and gracious setting for seniors who may or may not need a little help with their daily routines. In addition to private or shared apartments and individualized care,...

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  • 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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  • Atria Lincoln Place

    Atria Lincoln Place

    612 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI 02865
    (21)
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    Atria Lincoln Place is a popular Rhode Island retirement community that offers an active, warm atmosphere with all the comforts of home. A diverse calendar of events provides daily opportunities for staying healthy and socializing. Residents interested in exercising may work out with an instructor...

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  • Chapel Hill

    Chapel Hill

    10 Old Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864
    (20)
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    Chapel HIll is a luxury senior living community in the tranquil village of Chapel Four Corners in Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island. Our community is located just off Route 295, offering a convenient and short drive from the major cities of Providence, Boston, New Haven and Hartford....

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings

    311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (19)
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    Residents of Shrewsbury Crossings enjoy the pleasure of a close-knit community, the privacy of a spacious apartment home, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing our staff is always available to cater to their individual needs. Our spacious assisted living apartments have room for favorite...

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  • 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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  • Traditions of Wayland

    Traditions of Wayland

    10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
    (17)
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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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  • Brookdale Eddy Pond East

    Brookdale Eddy Pond East

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

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  • Brookdale Eddy Pond West

    Brookdale Eddy Pond West

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

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  • Smithfield Woods

    171 Pleasant View Ave, Smithfield, RI 02917
    (8)
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    Smithfield Woods is luxurious senior care community in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Our elegant and stately community, located in Providence County, is just minutes from the historic town of Smithfield, with fine dining, shopping, banks and medical offices just minutes away. The dynamic city of...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Waterstone at Wellesley

    Waterstone at Wellesley

    27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
    (6)
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    Waterstone at Wellesley is the best there is in the Wellesley region. Located by the Charles River in Wellesley, Waterstone is the only assisted living community. We offer security and independence, giving you the peace and tranquility you require as a senior resident. Even more, Waterstone is...

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  • 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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  • The Village at Waterman Lake

    The Village at Waterman Lake

    715 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828
    (26)
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    Comfortable and Distinctive Surroundings The perfect blend of hospitality and healthcare. Breathtaking lake views highlight the picturesque campus of The Village at Waterman Lake. Lavish gardens provide the setting for arts, fitness and leisure, including a nine-hole putting green, Bocce court,...

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  • Traditions of Dedham

    Traditions of Dedham

    735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
    (14)
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    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 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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  • 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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  • Cornerstone at Canton

    Cornerstone at Canton

    175 Revere Street, Canton, MA 02021
    (12)
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    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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  • Brookdale Attleboro

    Brookdale Attleboro

    100 Garfield Avenue, Attleboro, MA 02703
    (27)
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    We can help with the little things so you can go do more of what you love. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, Brookdale Attleboro with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. With assisted...

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  • Tatnuck Park At Worcester

    Tatnuck Park At Worcester

    340 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602
    (15)
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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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  • Wingate Residences at Norton

    Wingate Residences at Norton

    190 Mansfield Ave, Norton, MA 02766
    (4)
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    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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  • 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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  • Darlington Assisted Living Centers

    Darlington Assisted Living Centers

    123 Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket, RI 02860
    (2)
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    Darlington has four different facilities including 2 traditional assisted living , 2 memory care units and an independent living . Our staff have ongoing education on Dementia care, elder care, communication skills , medications and many more. All of our staff are CPR certified including our kitchen...

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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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  • Corcoran House

    Corcoran House

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

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  • Orchard Cove  Hebrew SeniorLife

    Orchard Cove Hebrew SeniorLife

    1 Del Pond Dr, Canton, MA 02021
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    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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  • Highlands on the East Side

    Highlands on the East Side

    101 Highland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906
    (13)
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    WE ARE NOW OPEN! Exclusively created to celebrate you, your wisdom, your spirit, and your life — The Highlands on the East Side is a newly designed Assisted Living residence with all the comforts of home...and more! We pride ourselves as being the value choice for senior living by offering...

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  • Capitol Ridge at Providence

    Capitol Ridge at Providence

    700 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908
    (14)
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    Capitol Ridge at Providence is a cozy urban retreat situated in historic Providence, overlooking downtown and of course the State Capitol. The beautiful, historic setting is accented by manicured gardens, private walking paths and gazebos. A terrace off the main dining room offers seasonal outdoor...

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  • Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard

    Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard

    353 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906
    (9)
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    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 Living on Blackstone Boulevard is located in one of Rhode Island's...

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  • Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (6)
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    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 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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Assisted Living in Milford, Massachusetts

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is one type of senior care that delivers residents support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents in assisted living should expect to receive support with ADLs that include bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be confused with a skilled nursing community where occupants receive nursing services night and day, residents in assisted living typically have access to personnel 24 hours per day while also enjoying engaging activities and a strong sense of community. In some instances, assisted living communities offer support for seniors with particular medical needs such as cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding what type of senior care you or your loved one needs is a complicated decision. To make sure you are selecting the proper 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 facility that meets your preferences.

What Services Are Available?

Amenities and solutions offered in assisted living may differ greatly in each community. Generally, most facilities offer a number 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 entertainment calendar
  • Fitness and nutrition programs
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication administration
  • 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 loved one. Touring multiple communities can help you discover what options can be found, what your own tastes are, and will ultimately assist you in making a decision. Phone or contact A Place for Mom and we will help you setup a tour at your preferred community.

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

  • Are the current people friendly and happy?
  • Are there any services not included in the monthly price? If so, what exactly 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 people to enjoy space outdoors?
  • What are your unit accommodation options?
  • What are your billing and monthly payment policies and procedures?
  • What does the exterior of the facility look like? Is it clean and in good appearance?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the team members interested? Nice?
  • What's your discharge policy?
  • What is your prescription administration guideline?
  • What kind of knowledge and training do your team members 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 crucial to understand 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 primary parts:

  1. Part A, Hospital Insurance: This helps pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (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 can be found in many areas. People who have Medicare Parts A and B can choose to receive all their healthcare services, including Part D prescription drugs if a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) is selected, through among these provider organizations under Part C.
  4. Part D, Prescription Drug Coverage: This helps pay for prescription drugs.
  5. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only when you need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions. To find out more on 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 data 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 by law to:

  • Provide enough staff to look after residents, but are not required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours a day
  • Provide assistance and supervision with bathing, dressing, and mobility to all or any residents who have these activities in 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 community that's right for you and your loved one is certainly one of the most important decisions you can make. During your visit, consider the quality 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 loved one, so think about what factors are ultimately important to you. You can also read through a few of the 658 testimonials about communities in the greater Milford region. Here are some things to consider:

  • Activities: It’s smart to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with community events. Ask the manager when you can watch the activities and even participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the staff appear to be enjoying the experience as well? Check out the community calendar of events. Do they meet your loved one’s hobbies? Do the activities and occasions vary in size and type? Do they incorporate outings and trips from the facility? If it is important to your household, don’t forget to check out faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel tidy and healthy? Ensure that you look beyond furniture and into baseboards, crevices, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping is included in the non-public living space. Be sure you get full information on the types of maintenance provided and the anticipated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Request specifics on what is available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the personnel are of the most importance. Make sure that you observe several workers interacting with current people. Do they listen and make eye contact? Ensure that you get a good knowledge of the staffing structure. How many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Make sure you get an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals of the facililty. It's important that you have confidence in the property’s management.
  • Meals: Much like almost all of us, the dining room experience is vital to seniors. When going to facilities, it is essential to discuss entree choices and find out about dining hours, options, and procedures. Make sure you and your loved one try a meal at community. It's not only the best way to sample the cuisine, but it’s an excellent chance to meet other people. Make sure you discuss what goes on if a resident is not able to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask folks and family members, past and present, for his or her honest views about the community. Many communities include a resident council that will be happy to answer all of your questions.
  • Security and safety: Security and safety features are incredibly important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that bathrooms are easy to get to and have grab bars in convenient spots. Ask how residents contact the staff if they have an emergency within their living area. Find out about other safety features available in living quarters and through the entire community. Be sure you find out about staffing structures to determine who's on-site regularly to assist residents. Is there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing routines differ at night? How does facility assist or manage people’ medication requests?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, be sure you think about yourself or your family member actually living at facility. Can you imagine your loved one feeling happy? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents open, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Milford, MA?

The average cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 per month although the average monthly price for Milford ranges from $1500 to $10500 monthly. Costs for assisted living facilities may differ widely depending on amenities, area, and services, so if the cost is an issue consider looking into local areas and towns might offer you more flexibility in your spending 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 Finance Assisted Living

Many families encounter sticker shock when starting their search for senior living. How exactly to pay for senior care is definitely an obstacle for care. Many families finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this might not exactly be an option.

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

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior moving into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you might be able to liquidate the policy and receive funds today to cover senior care costs. Different restrictions and regulations apply based on the kind of plan you have, so get in touch with a economic advisor or eldercare attorney to learn more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage could be a good approach for one person to move into assisted living while another remains at home. A reverse mortgage allows home owners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. For more information, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to discover 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 a large number of families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans are required to 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 can also be able to receive benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to 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, call 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 are generally overwhelming. However, considering these five important things when considering making the move to assisted living will help you make a better-informed decision:

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist during the night? Some assisted living facilities provide nursing personnel around the clock, while others may have more generalized help on hand after hours. It isn't required that night and day care be provided in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Here's where doing your homework can seriously pay off - plan ahead of time! Preferred communities can fill fast. If the main one you like isn't available, enquire about the waitlist and what the community’s guideline is for managing it. Many communities will ask for a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special care needs.
  3. Will there be a patio space? Moving to assisted living does not mean you or your family member needs to live without a beloved back garden or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is very important to your loved one, visit a community which offers residents that space. Various larger assisted living communities offer a range of yards, with features such as strolling paths, gardens and BBQ areas for community activities.
  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 1 personal care associate for every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the facility, so be sure to enquire about the facilities you are looking for. Ultimately, you need to understand if this community will give you your loved one with the help and support they want?
  5. What services are included in the monthly cost? Understand what is going to be included in the standard fee arrangement and what might incur additional expense before signing any contract. Some communities use a fee-for-service model, or a la carte prices, which means they bill a monthly fee for rent and meals but additional charges for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of health care are charged different charges. Eldercare attorneys can review these agreements and help you with any discrepancies.

Email us for more info on what to look for when visiting an assisted living community.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

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

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

  • Concentrate on current necessities. What will your family member need right now? Do they need help bathing and dressing? Do they have special circumstances like limited vision or special diets? Take into account the here and now, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • If possible, tour at least three facilities. Focus on planned tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none seem like a good match, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more alternatives and don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.
  • See the Community through your family member’s lens - not your own. It can be easy to come to be swayed by the features and features you may decide for yourself, but ultimately it comes down to what will work best for your family member. Would they enjoy the benefits of a larger facility or become more comfortable in a small, more intimate setting?

The process of selecting the right assisted living community can be confusing, but we are here to guide you understand your senior care search.

Call A Place for Mom today - we can help relieve your stress and anxiety while saving you money and time, ultimately finding a place that meets your budget 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 having access to big city services while also 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 it comes to choosing senior living in Milford, MA, there are many points to consider, from the level of care and help and support to lifestyle, location and more. Massachusetts has many choices available so you're able to make a confident and informed decision for your family.

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