Assisted Living near Wareham, MA

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Senior housing types near Wareham, MA

  • All American Assisted Living at Wareham

    300 Rosebrook Way, Wareham, MA 02571
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Village at Duxbury and Allerton House

    The Village at Duxbury and Allerton House

    290 Kingstown Way, Duxbury, MA 02332
    (11)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Heights Crossing

    Heights Crossing

    35 Christy Pl, Brockton, MA 02301
    (5)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Village At Willow Crossings

    The Village At Willow Crossings

    25 Cobb Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard

    Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard

    353 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Greenwich Farms at Warwick

    Greenwich Farms at Warwick

    75 Minnesota Avenue, Warwick, RI 02888
    (33)
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    Greenwich Farms at Warwick located in Warwick, RI is a Benchmark Senior Living independent living residential community 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...

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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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  • 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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  • Chapel Hill Senior Living

    Chapel Hill Senior Living

    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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Assisted Living in Wareham, 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 receive support with ADLs that include bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be confused with a skilled nursing facility where people receive nursing services night and day, residents in assisted living routinely have access to personnel 24 hours per day while likewise enjoying engaging activities and a solid sense of community. Sometimes, assisted living communities give support for seniors with particular medical requirements such as cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related kind of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding what type of senior care you or your family member needs is a complicated decision. To be sure you are deciding on the proper level of care, speak with a medical professional. You can also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready to answer any of your questions and help you select a senior care community that meets your needs.

What Services Are Available?

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

Other amenities often found in assisted living include:

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

How can I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

It is highly recommended that you tour multiple assisted living communities before finding the right one suitable for you or your loved one. Touring multiple facilities can help you discover what options are available, what your own choices are, and will ultimately help you make a decision. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we'll help you setup a tour at your desired community.

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

  • Are the current people friendly and cheerful?
  • Are there any services not included in the monthly price? If so, what exactly are they and exactly how much can they cost?
  • Is a nurse generally available around the clock?
  • Is an initial evaluation required before admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long will it be before you can move in?
  • Is there a courtyard or patio for residents to enjoy space outdoors?
  • What are your unit accommodation options?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What does the outside of the community look like? Is it neat and maintained?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the team members involved? Nice?
  • What's your discharge plan?
  • What is your medication administration policy?
  • What kind of experience and techniques 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 vital 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 linked to hospitalization for 100 days, if your doctor 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 can help pay for services provided by doctors and other healthcare providers, outpatient care, many preventive care services, durable medical equipment, and some home health care expenses.
  3. Part C, Medicare Advantage: These plans can be found in many areas. People with Medicare Parts A and B can choose to receive all of their health care services, including Part D prescription drugs if a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) is selected, through 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 when you need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions. To find out about Medicare benefits, download A Place for Mom’s Medicare Resource Guide.

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

The state of Massachusetts offers great access to its assisted living facility records through it's Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. Obtainable data includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated frequently, and information about assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Provide adequate staff to care for residents, but are not required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours a day
  • Provide assistance and help with bathing, dressing, and mobility to all or any residents that have these activities in their service plan
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan which includes a doctor’s assessment and evaluation

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the assisted living community that's right for you as well as your family member is normally one of the most important decisions you may make. Throughout your visit, consider the standard of care that a loved one may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides exclusively with you and your loved one, so think about what factors are ultimately important to you. You can also read through some of the 551 reviews about communities in the greater Wareham region. Here are some things to consider:

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try to schedule your tour together with community activities. Ask the manager if you can watch the activities as well as participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the staff seem to be to be having fun with the activity as well? Check out the community calendar of get-togethers. Do they meet your loved one’s likes and dislikes? Do the activities and occasions 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 ask about religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Will the facility feel tidy and healthy? Ensure that you look beyond furniture and into baseboards, crevices, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping is given in the personal living space. Make sure you get total information on the types of routine service provided and the anticipated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Request specifics on what is obtainable and at what expense.
  • Friendliness: The frame of mind and friendliness of the personnel are of the most importance. Ensure that you observe several workers interacting with current occupants. 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 obtain an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals of the community. It's important that you trust the property’s staff.
  • Meals: Much like most of us, the dining area experience is vital to seniors. When touring communities, it is important to go over entree choices and learn about dining hours, options, and procedures. Make sure you and your family member enjoy a meal at community. It's not only a great way to sample the cuisine, but it’s an excellent possibility to meet other residents. Make sure to discuss what happens if a resident cannot make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask people and families, past and present, for their honest thoughts about the community. Many communities include a resident council which will be happy to answer any of your questions.
  • Safety and security: Safety and security features are extremely important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Be sure that bathrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient locations. Ask how residents call the staff if they have a crisis in their living area. Learn about other basic safety features available in living quarters and throughout the community. Be sure you find out about staffing structures to determine who's on-site continuously to aid residents. Is there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing routines differ at night? How does the community assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: When you are touring, be sure to think about yourself or your family member actually living at facility. Can you imagine your family member feeling contented? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents receptive, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Wareham, MA?

The typical cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 monthly although the average monthly price for Wareham ranges from $1500 to $12000 per month. Charges for assisted living facilities may differ widely depending on amenities, area, and services, so if the cost can be an issue consider looking at nearby areas and towns might offer you more overall flexibility in your finances.

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 move into assisted living and it is the only cost index of its kind.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

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

Listed below are three other alternatives 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 in a position to liquidate the policy and receive funds now to cover senior care costs. Different restrictions and regulations apply based on the kind of plan you have, so contact a financial advisor or eldercare legal professional 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 go into assisted living while another remains at home. A reverse mortgage allows home owners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. For more information, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you or contact the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Various veterans are unaware that they are qualified to receive senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped numerous families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 3 months of active duty, with at least 1 day during what the Veterans Administration considers ‘active wartime periods’. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans may also be able to receive benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to find out if your family member may qualify for benefits. To find out about benefits for veterans, see contact the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Affairs or visit www.va.gov.

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

  1. How many staff are available to assist at night? Some assisted living facilities provide nursing staff around the clock, while others may have more generalized help available after hours. It is not required that night and day care be given in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Here is where doing all your homework can seriously pay off - plan ahead of time! Popular communities can fill fast. If the main one you like is not available, enquire about the waitlist and what the facility’s policy is for administering it. Many facilities will require a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special health care needs.
  3. Is there a patio space? Going to assisted living will not mean you or your family member needs to surrender a beloved yard or patio space. If having access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is very important to your loved one, visit a facility that offers residents that space. Many larger assisted living communities give a range of yards, with features such as strolling paths, gardens and BBQ areas for community occasions.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of one personal care assistant for every 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the community, so be sure to enquire about the communities you would like. Ultimately, you want to understand if this facility will supply your family member with the support they want?
  5. What services are included in the monthly rate? Understand what is normally included in the standard fee structure 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 cost for rent and meals but additional costs for things like medication management. Others could use a tiered pricing model where different levels of care are charged different costs. Eldercare lawyers can review these agreements and assist you to with any discrepancies.

Contact us for more information about what to search for when visiting an assisted living community.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility?

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

Here are a few things to take into account during your search:

  • Concentrate on current requirements. What does your family member need now? 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 today, not what may have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • If possible, tour at least three facilities. Start with scheduled tours and consider having meals with the residents. If none seem like a good match, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options and don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.
  • Look at Facility through your loved one’s eyes - not your own. It could be easy to be swayed by the amenities and features you might choose for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will work best for your family member. Would they enjoy the benefits of a larger facility or become more comfortable in a smaller sized, more intimate environment?

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

Phone A Place for Mom today - we can help relieve your anxiety while saving you money and time, ultimately finding a location that meets your budget and care needs.

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 comforts while also enjoying picturesque East Coast charm. The state has four distinct seasons, boasting spectacular fall foliage, scenic winter countryside, bright springtime flowers, and hot summer time days to be enjoyed at the state’s shoreline.

When considering choosing senior living in Wareham, MA, there are plenty of points to consider, from the level of health care and help and support to quality of life, location and more. Massachusetts has many choices available so that you can make a confident and informed decision for your family.

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