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Senior housing types near South Boston, MA

  • Zelma Lacey House

    Zelma Lacey House

    9 West School Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
    (5)
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    Just like the gas-lit streets of Charlestown, Zelma Lacey House lights your life with care! This beautiful Assisted Living community of 66 studio and one-bedroom apartment homes, many with affordable programs, is situated in the heart of Boston's historic Charlestown neighborhood-- and within...

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  • 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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  • 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 of...

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  • The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

    The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

    46 Lincoln St, Winthrop, MA 02152
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    At The Parc at Harbor View, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Winthrop area. Residents have many opportunities to...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sophia Snow House

    Sophia Snow House

    1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
    (1)
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    Sophia Snow House, Inc. is a non-profit, licensed, residential care community in a state-of-the art building. Services include meals, housekeeping, laundry services, activities, transportation, nursing staff on site, hairdresser and much more! We are convenient to the attractions of downtown...

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  • Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    50 Sutherland Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
    (11)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle in Brighton, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or...

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  • Prospect House

    Prospect House

    420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151
    (11)
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    Prospect House is an assisted living community located in the oceanfront neighborhood of Revere. Opened in 2002, the house features 109 apartments and offers a staff of trained professionals and state-of-the-art services. New Spring Senior Communities is a group of four unique Massachusetts...

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  • Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (9)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Atria Maplewood Place

    Atria Maplewood Place

    295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
    (30)
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    At Atria Maplewood Place, you'll find a friendly, family-like environment in a peaceful New England town. Residents are close to shopping, the theater, movies, places of worship and Revere Beach. Atria Maplewood Place combines the convenience of city life with the comforts of country living. Atria...

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  • 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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  • Evans Park At Newton Corner

    Evans Park At Newton Corner

    430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
    (20)
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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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  • 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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  • Forestdale Park Senior Living

    Forestdale Park Senior Living

    341 Forest St, Malden, MA 02148
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    Forestdale Park, located at the site of Malden’s former McFadden Manor, opened its doors in 2018 as the newest Volunteers of America Massachusetts Senior Residence. The community features Independent Living apartments, and studio and one bedroom Assisted Living apartments that feature our...

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  • The Residence at Melrose Station

    The Residence at Melrose Station

    158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
    (13)
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    The Residence at Melrose Station opened the summer of 2017 and offers 65 up-scale rental apartment homes that may be for either Independent (retirement) or Assisted Living, or a combination of both as there is no delineation between apartments. If one is Independent Living, for instance and develops...

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  • Sunrise of Braintree

    Sunrise of Braintree

    618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184
    (24)
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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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  • Sunrise of Arlington

    Sunrise of Arlington

    1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
    (22)
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    Positioned to enjoy the greenery & peacefulness of the Lexington Bike Path on one side and the bustling in-town location of Massachusetts Ave. on the other side, Sunrise of Arlington has the best of both worlds under one roof. Our community is perfect for the resident who prefers an urban...

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  • 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 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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  • Allerton House Weymouth

    Allerton House Weymouth

    43 School House Rd, Weymouth, MA 02188
    (8)
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    Allerton House Weymouth provides pleasant, private apartments and a host of personal services, which emphasize independence, dignity and well-being. Help is available 24 hours a day. We offer: Choice of studio, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments Help with personal care: bathing, dressing, etc. is included...

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  • 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 Gables at Winchester

    The Gables at Winchester

    299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890
    (9)
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    For almost than 25 years, The Gables at Winchester has been serving the Winchester and surrounding communities. The Gables is a comfortable and elegantly furnished senior living community offering the finest in independent and assisted living apartments, as well as rehabilitation services and...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

    Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

    One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801
    (6)
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    Assisted Living Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn in Woburn, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation to...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sunrise of Lynnfield

    Sunrise of Lynnfield

    55 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940
    (14)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • 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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  • The Residence at Vinnin Square

    The Residence at Vinnin Square

    224 Salem Street, Swampscott, MA 01907
    (1)
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    The Residence at Vinnin Square is a premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, coming soon to a quiet, wooded parcel in Swampscott, MA. When you join our family, you’ll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the...

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  • Kaplan Estates

    Kaplan Estates

    240 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960
    (6)
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    Welcome to Woodbridge, a friendly and vibrant assisted living community where safety and comfort are paramount. Located on a wooded knoll in Peabody, Massachusetts, on the North Shore of Boston, Woodbridge offers private rental apartments for seniors. Aviv Centers of Living May News: Aviv Centers...

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  • The Residence at Penniman Hill NOW OPEN

    The Residence at Penniman Hill NOW OPEN

    276 Whiting St, Hingham, MA 02043
    (1)
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    The Residence at Penniman Hill is ideally located just around the corner from the Derby Street Shoppes in picturesque Hingham. Whether enjoying historic Main Street, which Eleanor Roosevelt called “the most beautiful in America,” a harbor sunset, or the many charms of this lovely town, residents...

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  • Sunrise of Burlington

    Sunrise of Burlington

    24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (33)
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    Sunrise of Burlington is nestled right in the heart of this great town. Our attractively designed apartments overlook suburban neighborhoods, forests and a town baseball field. Enjoy watching baseball and lacrosse practices in your own backyard! If you are a proud Burlington resident you will be at...

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  • Atria Longmeadow Place

    Atria Longmeadow Place

    42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (17)
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    Atria Longmeadow Place is a welcoming senior community nestled in a wooded area of Burlington, Massachusetts. The community is adjacent to town conservation land and located directly across the street from the world-renowned Lahey Clinic. Residents at Atria Longmeadow Place enjoy the best of both...

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  • Sunrise of Cohasset

    Sunrise of Cohasset

    125 King Street, Cohasset, MA 02025
    (9)
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    Our community in Cohasset sits on historic Route 3A and is minutes from the South Shore coastline. Our activities program is second to none and we implement quite bit of outdoor excursions and trips. Some of the trips we take our seniors to include musicals, theatre, concerts, Scituate and Cohasset...

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  • 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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  • Cornerstone at Canton

    Cornerstone at Canton

    175 Revere Street, Canton, MA 02021
    (11)
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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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  • The Residence at Pearl Street

    The Residence at Pearl Street

    75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867
    (23)
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    Conveniently located adjacent to the town center of Reading, Massachusetts and within walking distance to the town common, post office, churches, banks, restaurants and many shops and services found in the thriving town center, our community recently received a $3 million full community renovation....

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  • Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living

    Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living

    92 West Street, Wilmington, MA 01887
    (4)
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    Windsor Place offers independent,assisted and Alzheimer's/memory care. You've mastered the art of living well, and it shows. At Windsor Place Assisted living, you can retire that way, too. No matter what you are looking for in an assisted living residence, you'll find the best of it all at Windsor...

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  • 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 At Gardner Park

    Sunrise At Gardner Park

    73 Margin Street, Peabody, MA 01960
    (19)
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    Sunrise at Gardner Park, which provides both Assisted Living as well as Reminiscence (memory) Care, has been serving the needs of seniors and their families since 1994. Famous for it's 'Bed and Breakfast' ambiance, Gardner Park is housed within a gracious Victorian Mansion. Besides the 55 private...

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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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  • 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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What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community? 

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Assisted Living in South Boston, Massachusetts

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is one type of senior care that provides residents support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents in assisted living can expect to get support with ADLs that include bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be mixed up with a skilled nursing community where occupants receive nursing services night and day, residents in assisted living routinely have access to staff 24 hours a day while likewise enjoying engaging activities and a solid sense of community. Occasionally, assisted living communities have support for seniors with particular medical needs such as cognitive impairment from Alzheimer s disease or a related type of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding what type of senior care you or your family member needs can be a challenging decision. To make certain you are choosing the right level of care, speak with a medical professionall. You may also call our Senior Living Advisors who are standing by to answer any of your questions and help you find a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Services Are Available?

Amenities and services offered in assisted living can vary greatly in each community. Generally, most communities give a variety of accommodation types, meal plans, transportation, and more.

Other services often found in assisted living include:

  • Medical services
  • Physical and rehabilitation therapies on-site and off-site
  • Activities and entertainment calendar
  • Exercise and nutrition programs
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication administration
  • Transportation services

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities?

It is highly recommended that you tour multiple assisted living communities before choosing the best one for you or your loved one. Touring several communities can help you discover what options are available, what your own preferences are, and will ultimately help you make a decision. Phone or contact A Place for Mom and we will help you setup a tour at your desired community.

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

  • Are the current people friendly and cheerful?
  • Are there any services not included in the monthly rate? If so, what exactly are they and exactly how much can they cost?
  • Is a nurse usually available night and day?
  • Is an initial assessment required before admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long might it be before you can move in?
  • Will there be a courtyard or patio for residents to enjoy space outdoors?
  • What are your unit accommodation alternatives?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What does the outside of the community look like? Is it neat and tidy?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the team members involved? Friendly?
  • What is your discharge plan?
  • What is your prescription administration plan?
  • What kind of know-how and schooling 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 a necessary role in paying for some senior care.

But, it is vital to comprehend what Medicare can pay for and what it will not. If the beneficiary has been in the hospital for at least three days, Medicare covers short-term skilled nursing care linked to hospitalization for 100 days, if your physician recommends it.

Medicare has four main parts:

  1. Part A, Hospital Insurance:This can help pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing community (following a hospital stay), home health care and hospice care.
  2. Part B, Medical Insurance:This helps pay for services supplied by doctors and different healthcare providers, outpatient care, many preventive care services, durable medical equipment, plus some home health care expenses.
  3. Part C, Medicare Advantage:These plans can be found in many areas. People with Medicare Parts A and B can choose to receive all their health care services, including Part D prescription drugs if a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) is selected, through 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 if you need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions. To find out more about Medicare benefits, download A Place for Mom sMedicare Resource Guide.

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

The state of Massachusetts offers great usage of its assisted living community data through it'sExecutive Office of Elder Affairswebsite. Obtainable data includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated frequently, and details about assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Provide enough staff to care for residents, but aren't required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours per day
  • Provide assistance and oversight with bathing, dressing, and mobility to all residents who 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 Right Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the assisted living community that's right for you as well as your loved one is definitely one of the most important decisions you can make. During your visit, consider the caliber of attention that a family member may receive. The decision of if, when and where to move resides solely with you and your family, so consider what factors are actually important to you. You can also read through some of the 561 reviews about communities in the greater South Boston region. Here are some things to consider:

  • Activities:It s a good idea to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with community activities. Ask the manager when you can watch the activities as well as participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Will the staff appear to be having fun with the experience 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 incorporate 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 community feel clean and healthy? Make sure to look past the furnishings and into baseboards, edges, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping is given in the personal living space. Make sure you get full information on the types of routine service provided and the expected response times. Don't forget to ask about laundry procedures. Obtain specifics on what's obtainable and at what expense.
  • Friendliness:The attitude and friendliness of the personnel are of the most importance. Make sure that you observe several staff members interacting with current people. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to receive a good knowledge of the staffing structure. How many people are actually involved in residents care? Ensure you get an introduction to the management group. This can help you understand the goals of the community. It is important that you have confidence in the property s management.
  • Meals:Much like most of us, the dining room experience is important to seniors. When visiting communities, it is necessary to go over entree choices and find out about dining hours, choices, and procedures. Be sure you and your family member enjoy a meal at community. Not only is it a terrific way to sample the cuisine, but it s an excellent possibility to meet other residents. Be sure to discuss what goes on if a resident is not able to make it to the dining area for a meal.
  • Reputation:Ask residents and families, past and present, for his or her honest opinions about the community. Various communities have a resident council that'll be happy to answer any of your questions.
  • Security and safety:Security and safety features are incredibly important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Be 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 in their living area. Find out about other security features available in living quarters and throughout the community. Make sure you learn about staffing structures to determine who's on-site continuously to assist residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ at night? How does community assist or manage residents medication needs?
  • Trust your gut:As you are visiting, make sure you think about yourself or your loved one actually living at the community. 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 South Boston, MA?

The typical cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 monthly while the average monthly cost for South Boston ranges from $1500 to $10050 monthly. Charges for assisted living communities may differ widely based on amenities, specific location, and services, consequently if the cost can be an issue consider looking into local suburbs and towns might offer you more versatility in your spending budget.

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

How to Finance Assisted Living

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

Here are three other choices that may help you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies:If the senior getting into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be able to liquidate the policy and receive funds today to cover senior care costs. Different constraints and regulations apply depending on the kind of coverage you have, so get in touch with a financial advisor or eldercare lawyer to discover more about your options.
  2. Reverse Mortgages:For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage could be a good approach for one person to move into assisted living while another remains in the home. A reverse mortgage allows homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. For more information, 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 theMassachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
  3. Veterans Benefits:Various veterans are unaware they are qualified to receive senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped many 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 one day during what the Veterans Administration considers '‚¬Ëœactive 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 contact theMassachusetts Department of Veterans Affairsor check outwww.va.gov.

For more ideas about how exactly to finance your move to senior living, get in touch with A Place for Mom to speak 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 can be overwhelming. However, considering these five things when thinking about making the move to assisted living can help you make a better-informed decision:

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist at night?Some assisted living communities provide nursing personnel around the clock, while others may have more generalized help on hand after hours. It is not required that around the clock care be included in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Is there a waitlist?Here's where doing your homework can really pay off - plan in advance! Popular communities can fill fast. If the one you like isn't available, ask about the waitlist and what the community s policy is for handling it. Many communities will ask for a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special care needs.
  3. Is there an outdoor space?Going to assisted living will not mean you or your loved one needs to give up a beloved garden or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is definitely important for your loved one, visit a community that offers residents that space. Various larger assisted living communities offer a range of yards, with features such as jogging paths, gardens and BBQ spaces 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 one personal care assistant for every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so make sure to enquire about the communities you would like. Ultimately, you need to understand if this community will give you your loved one with the help and support they need?
  5. What services are included in the monthly cost?Understand what is normally included in the standard fee structure and what might incur additional cost before signing any agreement. Some communities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they bill a monthly payment for rent and meals but additional costs for things like medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different levels of services are charged different charges. Eldercare attorneys 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 community.

What Else Should I Consider Think about choosing a Community?

There s no shortage of senior care options in South Boston - 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 their budget, care requirements, and personality.

Below are a few things to remember during your search:

  • Focus on current necessities.What does your family member need today? Do they need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special circumstances like limited ability to see or special diets? Think about the here and now, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • If possible, tour at least three communities.Start with planned tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none 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.
  • View the community through your family member s lens - not your own.It could be easy to be swayed by the services and features you might choose for yourself, but eventually it comes down to what will work best for your family member. Would they benefit from the benefits of a bigger community or become more comfortable in a small, more intimate setting?

The process of deciding on the best assisted living community can be confusing, but we are here to guide you navigate your senior care search.

Call A Place for Mom today - we can help relieve your stress while helping you save money and time, ultimately finding a place that meets your finances and care requirements.

What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

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

When considering choosing senior living in South Boston, MA, there are various points to consider, from the amount of health care and support to lifestyle, location and more. Massachusetts has many options available so you're able to make a confident and informed decision for your loved ones.

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