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Senior housing types near South Yarmouth, MA

  • Thirwood Place

    Thirwood Place

    237 North Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
    (9)
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    Thirwood Place is nestled on over 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, surrounded by wooded conservation land and overlooking scenic Flax Pond. While offering seclusion among these natural surroundings, Thirwood is conveniently located only minutes away from shopping, churches, medical...

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  • Maplewood at Mayflower Place

    Maplewood at Mayflower Place

    579 Buck Island Road, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
    (6)
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    At Maplewood at Mayflower Place, you will find the nautical spirit and coastal charm of Cape Cod. Settled on 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, you can relax, breathe the fresh ocean air and enjoy the good things in life. Our continuing care retirement community is minutes from a variety of...

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  • Mill Hill Residence

    Mill Hill Residence

    164 MA 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
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    Located in the heart of Cape Cod, the Mill Hill Residence is the newest addition to the Maplewood at Mayflower Place campus, an award-winning continuing care retirement community with a highly-respected reputation. The Mill Hill Residence continues Maplewood's unwavering commitment to quality, with...

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  • Brookdale Cape Cod

    Brookdale Cape Cod

    790 Falmouth Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
    (15)
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    Home Sweet Home Do you want more free time to explore new hobbies, deepen your friendships and spend more time with the people you love? If so, our assisted living and memory care community is ready to welcome you home. Nestled in the beautiful coastal community of Hyannis, Maine, you can enjoy...

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  • Maplewood at Brewster

    Maplewood at Brewster

    820 Harwich Road, Brewster, MA 02631
    (8)
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    Maplewood at Brewster will provide a healthy, invigorating environment for all seniors, as well as specialized assistance for those in need of memory care. The heart of Maplewood is embodied through an approach to assisted living that offers premier care to seniors who need some support in their...

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  • Decatur House Assisted Living Residence

    Decatur House Assisted Living Residence

    176 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
    (1)
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    Decatur House is located in the heart of beautiful and historic Sandwich Village on Cape Cod. Located minutes from the Sagamore Bridge and Route 6 and 6A, Decatur House is a resident-focused, fully licensed assisted living community offering ample personalized care by a highly professional and...

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  • Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay

    Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay

    218 Main St., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
    (8)
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    Discover Keystone Place, the area's newest independent living, assisted living and memory care community! Located along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal, Keystone Place is a rental community offering some of the area's largest studio, one and two bedroom/two bathroom apartment homes. Keystone Place...

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  • Atria Woodbriar

    Atria Woodbriar

    339-389 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
    (13)
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    For more than 20 years, Atria Woodbriar has been the senior living provider of choice for Falmouth’s wisest older adults. On this foundation of trust, they have expanded and enhanced their options to better serve area families and conserve the Cape’s natural resources. The campus is home to two...

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  • Laurelwood at The Pinehills

    Laurelwood at The Pinehills

    10 Golf Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360
    (12)
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    Situated within a beautiful woodland of trees, hills and valleys, Laurelwood at The Pinehills, proudly takes its place as the newest neighborhood within The Pinehills, a village in the heart of Plymouth, recently named 2015 Community of the Year in the Best in American Living Awards by the National...

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  • Sunrise of Plymouth Beach

    Sunrise of Plymouth Beach

    97 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360
    (20)
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    Set in a quiet, seaside neighborhood on the bay, Plymouth Senior Living offers gorgeous water views from our wooded campus. Here, you will receive the very best in personalized care from our expertly trained team, including assisted living and memory care. Let us take care of the everyday details so...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings

    157 South Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
    (15)
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    Plymouth Crossings is a lively suburban hideaway, convenient to shops and amenities, and just minutes from historic, artistic, cultural and retail centers. Our community is a place people love to call home whether their favorite activity is catching up with friends, watching a performance or playing...

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  • Stafford Hill

    Stafford Hill

    60 Stafford Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
    (13)
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    Historic Plymouth, with its picturesque harbor, is home to Stafford Hill. Located less than two miles from the beaches and charming coastline of Massachusetts, Stafford Hill is an Assisted & Independent Living Campus offering a world of service, care and amenities for older adults. Convenient to...

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  • Atria Fairhaven

    Atria Fairhaven

    391 Alden Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719
    (7)
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    Atria Fairhaven is an inviting senior community located in a charming seaside town. Residents gather with friends and family in one of several beautiful common spaces and an array of exciting daily activities provides many opportunities for social engagement. Atria Senior Living is a leading...

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  • Whaler's Cove

    Whaler's Cove

    114 Riverside Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02746
    (7)
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    Whaler's Cove Assisted Living has 120 safe and affordable rental apartments in a beautifully restored historic building. Life at Whaler's Cove means living independently for senior adults who no longer want the responsibility of maintaining a home but may need a helping hand with personal care and...

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  • The Village at Duxbury and Allerton House

    The Village at Duxbury and Allerton House

    290 Kingstown Way, Duxbury, MA 02332
    (10)
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    Imagine a picturesque setting, a carefree lifestyle, outstanding amenities, and personalized services provided by an exceptional staff. Imagine an elegant yet comfortable design, great neighbors, and an energizing atmosphere. Imagine The Village at Duxbury! Since opening in 1994, The Village at...

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  • The Cottages at Dartmouth Village

    The Cottages at Dartmouth Village

    274 Slocum Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747
    (16)
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    The Cottages at Dartmouth Village is a memory care and assisted living community in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Our community is nestled in a wooded area of the city giving residents peace and tranquility while still offering easy access to local attractions and amenities like Buttonwood Park Zoo, the...

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  • Village at Proprietors Green

    Village at Proprietors Green

    10 Village Green Way, Marshfield, MA 02050
    (16)
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    South Shore's new premier senior rental community with a continuum of care. Independent living offers spacious one and two-bedroom apartment homes with attractive dining options, fitness program, library, theatre and much more. The neighboring Allerton House provides exceptional Assisted Living and...

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  • Autumn Glen

    Autumn Glen

    239 Cross Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
    (10)
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    Autumn Glen in North Dartmouth, MA, offers assisted living and Alzheimer's services that help seniors with their day-to-day needs. In fact, when seniors choose assisted living at Autumn Glen, they'll be able to enjoy independent lives in private apartments without the worries brought about by living...

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  • The Residence at Cedar Dell

    The Residence at Cedar Dell

    628 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747
    (6)
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    Welcome to the newly renovated Residence at Cedar Dell! Located in Dartmouth Massachusetts, a tranquil south coast town, our community which recently received a $1.5 million full community renovation, is nestled on ten acres of land. We offer 61 apartments that are a combination of studio, one and...

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  • Landmark at Fall River

    Landmark at Fall River

    400 Columbia Street, Fall River, MA 02721
    (6)
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    Nestled in the heart of the Fall River historical district, the Landmark at Fall River provides gracious urbane living in a cozy, cordially appointed setting. Providing a supportive environment for seniors, the Landmark encourages independence, promotes good health, and provides customized...

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  • Connemara Senior Living

    Connemara Senior Living

    25 East Nilsson Street, Brockton, MA 02301
    (7)
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    Connemara Senior Living Campello (formerly Emmanuel House Residence) offers safe, enjoyable and affordable assisted living within an attractive apartment retirement community. A wide range of individualized services are available, enabling residents to enjoy their independence to the fullest. Our...

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  • The Residence at Penniman Hill (Opening Early 2020)

    The Residence at Penniman Hill (Opening Early 2020)

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

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  • 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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  • Brookdale Sakonnet Bay

    Brookdale Sakonnet Bay

    1215 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
    (17)
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    It’s not downsizing your home; it’s upsizing your possibilities. With scenic views of the historic Newport and the Sakonnet River, our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, has four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Atria Aquidneck Place

    Atria Aquidneck Place

    125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871
    (10)
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    At Atria Aquidneck Place, you'll find a supportive community with New England charm and the comforts of home. Take a leisurely walk with friends and family around our beautiful five-acre campus, or shop in nearby historic Newport. Atria Aquidneck Place is conveniently located close to local...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Blenheim-Newport

    Blenheim-Newport

    303 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842
    (11)
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    Situated on fifteen beautiful acres in Middletown, Rhode Island, Blenheim-Newport is an innovative senior living community providing assisted living services in a residential, home-like environment. Blenheim-Newport borders historic Newport, offering many cultural, educational and recreational...

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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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  • 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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  • Anchor Bay at East Providence

    Anchor Bay at East Providence

    1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915
    (8)
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    Brookdale East Bay is a dedicated memory care and assisted living community located in East Providence, Rhode Island. Just 15 minutes from downtown Providence, our community is peaceful and quiet with easy access to the amenities of a larger city. Brookdale East Bay has a desirable location near...

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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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  • 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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  • Atria Bay Spring Village

    Atria Bay Spring Village

    147 Bay Spring Avenue, Barrington, RI 02806
    (20)
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    At Atria Bay Spring Village, residents will find a picturesque senior living community with a vibrant social calendar. Enjoy reading a book or chatting with friends in cozy community lounges, or on sunny days, relax in our beautiful, serene courtyards. Atria Bay Spring Village is near Barrington...

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  • Bella Villa Assisted Living

    Bella Villa Assisted Living

    336 Willett Ave, Riverside, RI 02915
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    Welcome to Bella Villa, a small affordable family operated private independent and assisted living facility. Bella Villa accepts individuals that are 50 years of age or older, or disabled. Our staff is highly experienced, courteous, respectful, and are available 24/7 for your personal assistance...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wingate Residences on the Eastside

    Wingate Residences on the Eastside

    One Butler Ave, Providence, RI 02906
    (22)
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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 on the East Side is the area's premiere assisted living community...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brookdale West Bay

    Brookdale West Bay

    2783 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI 02889
    (13)
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    You’ll have the care you need if you need it so you can focus on having fun. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our senior living community with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. You...

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Assisted Living in South Yarmouth, 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 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 facility where residents receive nursing services night and day, residents in assisted living typically have access to personnel 24 hours per day while likewise enjoying engaging activities and a strong sense of community. In some cases, assisted living communities have support for seniors with specific medical requirements 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 is a challenging decision. To make sure you are deciding on the right level of care, speak with a medical professional. You can also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready to answer all of your queries and help you find a senior care facility that meets your preferences.

What Services Are Available?

Amenities and assistance offered in assisted living can vary greatly in each community. Generally, most facilities offer a range of housing styles, 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 events calendar
  • Exercise and nutrition programs
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication management
  • Transportation services

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities?

It is highly recommended that you tour multiple assisted living facilities before choosing the best one suitable for you or your family member. Touring multiple communities can help you discover what options can be found, what your own tastes are, and can ultimately assist you in making a decision. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we'll help you set up a tour at your preferred facility.

Here are some of the important questions you'll want to be ready to ask during your tour:

  • Are the current residents friendly and content?
  • Are there any services not contained in the monthly charge? If so, what are they and exactly how much can they cost?
  • Is a nurse usually 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 outside?
  • What are your unit accommodation choices?
  • What are your billing and monthly payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What does the exterior of the facility look like? Is it clean and nice looking?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff involved? Nice?
  • What's your discharge plan?
  • What's your medication administration plan?
  • What sort of know-how and techniques do your staff possess?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

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

But, it is important to comprehend what Medicare 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 linked to hospitalization for up to 100 days, if your physician recommends it.

Medicare has four primary parts:

  1. Part A, Hospital Insurance: This can help pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing community (following a hospital stay), home health care and hospice care.
  2. Part B, Medical Insurance: This can help pay for services supplied by doctors and additional 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 want to receive all of 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 medications.
  5. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only if you need short-term skilled care for an illness or personal injury and you meet certain conditions. To find out more about Medicare benefits, download A Place for Mom’s Medicare Resource Guide.

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

The state of Massachusetts offers great usage of its assisted living facility records through it's Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. Obtainable data includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and info on assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Provide enough staff to look after residents, but are not required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours per day
  • Provide assistance and help with bathing, dressing, and mobility to all residents who have these activities within 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 Facility?

Choosing the assisted living facility that is right for you as well as your family member is usually one of the most crucial decisions you may make. During your visit, consider the caliber of care that a loved one may receive. The decision of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you as well as your loved one, so think about what factors are actually important to you. You can also read through some of the 531 testimonials about facilities in the greater South Yarmouth region. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Activities: It’s smart to try to schedule your tour together with facility activities. Ask the manager when you can see the activities as well as participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Will the staff seem to be to be appreciating the activity as well? Have a look at the community calendar of events. Do they meet your loved one’s interests? Do the activities and get-togethers vary in size and type? Do they include outings and trips away from the facility? If it's important to your household, don’t forget to inquire about religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility feel tidy and fresh? Ensure that you look past the furniture and into baseboards, edges, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping is provided in the personal living space. Be sure you get complete details on the types of maintenance provided and the estimated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Obtain specifics on what is obtainable and at what expense.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the staff are of the most importance. Make sure that you observe countless staff members interacting with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to receive a good understanding of the staffing routine. How many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Ensure you obtain an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals of the facililty. It's important that you trust the property’s management.
  • Meals: As with almost all of us, the dining room experience is vital to seniors. When going to facilities, it is necessary to discuss entree choices and find out about dining hours, options, and procedures. Make sure you and your loved one enjoy a meal at facility. It's not only 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 unable to make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and family members, past and present, for their honest opinions about the facility. Various communities include a resident council that'll be happy to answer any of your questions.
  • Security and safety: Security and safety features are very important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Be sure that bathrooms are easy to get to and also have grab bars in convenient spots. Ask how residents call 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 patterns 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 residents’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, make sure you consider yourself or your loved one actually living at facility. Can you imagine your loved one feeling contented? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents amenable, inviting and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in South Yarmouth, 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 South Yarmouth ranges from $1500 to $12000 monthly. Costs for assisted living communities may differ widely depending on amenities, neighborhood, and services, therefore if the cost can be an issue consider looking into close by surrounding areas and towns might give you more flexibility in your spending plan.

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 move into 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 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 may not be an option.

Here are three other options 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 immediately to cover senior care costs. Different limitations and regulations apply based on the kind of coverage you have, so get in touch with a financial advisor or eldercare lawyer to determine more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage could be a good method for one person to go into assisted living while another remains in the home. A reverse mortgage allows home owners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. To learn more, get in touch with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to look for a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area or contact the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Various veterans are unaware that 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 ‘active wartime periods’. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans may also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to discover if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see contact the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Affairs or go to www.va.gov.

For additional 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 can be overwhelming. However, considering these five things when considering making the move to assisted living can help you make a better-informed decision:

  1. How many team members are available to assist at night? Some assisted living communities provide nursing staff night and day, while others may have more generalized help available after hours. It is not required that night and day care be provided in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Here is where doing your homework can seriously pay off - plan ahead! Sought after facilities can fill up fast. If the main one you like isn't available, ask about the waitlist and what the facility’s policy is for managing it. Many communities will require a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special health care needs.
  3. Will there be an outdoor space? Going to assisted living will not mean you or your loved one needs to live without a beloved yard or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is important for your loved one, search for a community that provides residents that space. Various larger assisted living communities give a range of yards, with features such as strolling paths, gardens and BBQ places 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 1 personal care assistant for each 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the facility, so make sure to ask about the communities you would like. Ultimately, you need to understand if this community can provide your loved one with the help and support they need?
  5. What services are included in the monthly rate? Understand what is usually included in the standard fee arrangement and what might incur additional expense before signing any agreement. Some communities use a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they bill a monthly fee for rent and meals but additional charges for things like medication management. Others may use a tiered cost model where different degrees of services are charged different service fees. Eldercare lawyers can review these agreements and assist you to with any discrepancies.

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

What Else Should I Consider Think about choosing a Facility?

There’s no shortage of senior care options in South Yarmouth - which is why we have Senior Living Advisors prepared 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 keep in mind during your search:

  • Focus on current circumstances. What will your family member need today? Do they need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special circumstances like limited eyesight or special diets? Think about the here and now, not what may have been their choice ten or 15 years ago.
  • When possible, tour at least three facilities. Start with scheduled 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 down notes while you’re there.
  • Look at Facility through your loved one’s lens - not 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 loved one. Would they benefit from the benefits of a bigger community or be more comfortable in a small, more intimate environment?

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

Call 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 price range 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 having access to big city services while as well as enjoying picturesque East Coast charm. The state has four distinct seasons, boasting gorgeous fall foliage, scenic winter countryside, bright springtime flowers, and hot summer months days to be enjoyed at the state’s shoreline.

When it comes to choosing senior living in South Yarmouth, MA, there are many points to consider, from the amount of care and support to way of life, location and more. Massachusetts has many options available so that you can make a confident and informed decision for your family.

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