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Assisted Living near Watertown, Massachusetts

Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801

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Assisted LivingBenchmark 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...

Whitney Place at Natick

3 Vision Dr, Natick, MA 01760

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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...

The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

235 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02494

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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...

Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

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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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Edelweiss Village

2220 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02132

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Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451

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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....

Windrose at Woburn

857 Main St, Woburn, MA 01801

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Windrose of Weymouth is designed to promote resident interaction through research-based, resident-driven programming conveniently located right outside our apartment doors. Each neighborhood offers a dining room and common areas to encourage resident choice. Our families experience the peace of...

VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy

405 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA 02144

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Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood

140 University Avenue, Westwood, MA 02090

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Bridges® by EPOCH at Westwood is a memory care assisted living community located in Norfolk County offering exceptional care and an engaging, fulfilling lifestyle for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairment. Bridges® by EPOCH communities have been purposefully designed...

Bridges by EPOCH at Sudbury NOW OPEN

1 Farmstead Lane, Waltham, MA 02453

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Bridges® by EPOCH at Sudbury is a memory care assisted living community located in Middlesex County offering exceptional care and an engaging, fulfilling lifestyle for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairment. Bridges® by EPOCH communities have been purposefully designed...

The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176

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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...

NewBridge on the Charles

6000 Great Meadow Rd, Dedham, MA 02026

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You want the best for your loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. So do we. Strongly informed by research, memory care assisted living at NewBridge on the Charles offers comfortable and secure apartments and living areas, stimulating programming that keeps residents...

Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493

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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...

The Arbors at Stoneham

140 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA 02180

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Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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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...

Traditions of Dedham

735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026

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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...

Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

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Located just minutes from Symphony Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, residents of the Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community live in the heart of Boston's thriving cultural and entertainment world. Convenient to nearby shopping, restaurants, and a host of...

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...

Neville Place

650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

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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...

Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

40 Clapboardtree St, Norwood, MA 02062

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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...

The Gables at Winchester

299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890

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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...

Artis Senior Living of Lexington NOW OPEN

430 Concord Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421

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For personalized memory care services, you are in great hands with Artis Senior Living of Lexington. The Artis Way empowers residents with their own individual preferences and passions as we ensure that your care is personalized and adaptive to your loved one’s uniqueness. From our purpose-built...

Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

50 Sutherland Rd, Brighton, MA 02135

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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...

Chelsea Jewish Foundation

201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150

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The Chelsea Jewish Foundation is an assisted living community located in the quiet area of Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Located just across the bridge from Boston, the Chelsea area has always been an independent, working-class industrial community from the beginning of its existence....

Goddard House

165 Chestnut St, Brookline, MA 02445

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Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline is committed to providing residents with a healthful, stimulating lifestyle and the perfect recipe of services delivered with the kindness and compassion that inspired its founding over a century ago. This vibrant and innovative community offers both...

Prospect House

420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151

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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...

Compass on the Bay

1380 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02127

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Compass on the Bay is a state-of-the-art Memory Support Assisted Living community offering research-based treatment programming for those with varying levels of memory loss, including Mild Cognitive Impairment (early memory loss) and diagnosed Alzheimer's disease in a comfortable dignified...

The Pettee House at Newton

277 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464

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Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

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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...

Providence House

180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135

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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...

Sunrise of Burlington

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

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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...

Rogerson House

434 Jamaica Way, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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Originally opened as the Boston Alzheimer’s Center in 1997, Rogerson House was the first community in the Boston area to provide care exclusively to individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Rogerson House continues to be recognized as both a pioneer and leader in the...

Standish Village

1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124

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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...

Sunrise of Newton (Opening Spring 2021)

431 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458

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At Sunrise of Newton, you will enjoy living in the lively suburban neighborhood of Newton Corner, just 20 minutes from downtown Boston, and with a unique car courtyard featuring ample visitor parking. Our community is also conveniently situated within easy reach of I-90 for excursions to the...

White Oak Cottages

6 Longwood Drive, Westwood, MA 02090

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Our goal at White Oak Cottages is to offer our residents homes where they enjoy excellent quality of life and quality of care. The home itself has been thoughtfully designed with the happiness and well being of our residents in mind. The White Oak Cottages are homes where people want to live and...

The Falls At Cordingly Dam

2300 Washington St, Newton, MA 02462

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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...

Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171

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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...

Sunrise of Arlington

1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

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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...

Traditions of Wayland

10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778

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Traditions of Wayland is a senior community located in Wayland, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County, which offers assisted living, independent living and Alzheimer's memory care. Based in a stunning New England estate, the residence is surrounded by acres of beautiful land but is still within...

Waterstone at Wellesley

27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

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Located along the banks of the Charles River, Waterstone at Wellesley is a premier senior living community offering both independent living and assisted living. Here, a world of luxury, attentive service and convenience come together to support and inspire a rewarding, carefree life.Residents of...

Sunrise of Wayland

285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778

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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...

Brigham House

341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472

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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...

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...

Sophia Snow House

1215 Centre St, Boston, MA 02132

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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...

VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community

259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144

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The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472

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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...

Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458

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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...

Cadbury Commons

66 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

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Cadbury Commons is a family owned and operated Assisted Living Community located across from Denehey Park in Cambridge, MA.  Seniors choose Cadbury as a residence that provides an independent lifestyle.  Assisted Living services are offered to foster that independence, not remove...

Adelaide of Newton Centre NOW OPEN

157 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459

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The Linden at Dedham

391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026

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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...

Assisted Living in Watertown, Massachusetts

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is one kind 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 involve bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be confused with a skilled nursing community where people receive nursing services night and day, residents in assisted living typically have access to personnel 24 hours per day while also enjoying engaging activities and a strong sense of community. In some instances, assisted living communities offer support for seniors with particular medical requirements such as for example cognitive impairment from Alzheimer s disease or a related kind of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding which kind of senior care you or your family member needs is a challenging decision. To make sure you are selecting the right level of care, speak with a medical professionall. You can also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready to answer any of your questions and help you choose a senior care community that meets your needs.


What Services Are Available?

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

Other amenities often found in assisted living include:

  • Medical services
  • Physical and rehabilitation therapies on-site and off-site
  • Activities and 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 several assisted living communities before finding the right one suitable for you or your family member. Touring several communities can help you discover what options can be found, what your own tastes are, and can ultimately help you make a decision. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we’ll help you setup a tour at your preferred community.

Here are some of the top questions you’ll want to be prepared to ask during your tour:

  • Are the current residents friendly and content?
  • Are there services not included in the monthly cost? If so, what are they and 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 residents to enjoy space outside?
  • What are your apartment accommodation options?
  • What exactly are your billing and monthly payment policies and procedures?
  • What does the outside of the community look like? Is it orderly and maintained?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the team members interested? Nice?
  • What’s your discharge policy?
  • What’s your prescription administration policy?
  • What kind of experience and schooling do your team members 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 essential role in paying for some senior care.

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

Medicare has four primary parts:

  1. Part A, Hospital Insurance: This helps pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing community (following a hospital stay), home health care and hospice care.
  2. Part B, Medical Insurance: This helps pay for services 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 are available 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 one of 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 will 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 s Medicare Resource Guide.


Can i See Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Massachusetts?

The state of Massachusetts offers great access to its assisted living community data 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 communities are required by law to:

  • Provide sufficient staff to look after residents, but aren’t required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours a day
  • Provide assistance and oversight with bathing, dressing, and mobility to all or any residents that have these activities within 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 is right for you and your loved one can be one of the most important decisions you can make. Throughout your visit, consider the standard of attention that a family member may receive. Your choice of if, when and where to move resides solely with you as well as your family, so consider what factors are actually important to you. You may also read through some of the 531 testimonials about communities in the greater Watertown region. Here are some things to consider:

  • Activities: It s a good idea to try and schedule your tour together with community events. Ask the manager when you can view the activities and even participate. Are the activities and get-togethers well attended? Will the staff seem to be appreciating the experience as well? Have 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 you and your family, Don’t forget to ask about faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Will the community feel orderly and fresh? Make sure to look beyond furniture and into baseboards, crevices, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping is offered in the non-public living space. Be sure you get total details on the types of maintenance provided and the anticipated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for specifics on what’s obtainable and at what cost.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Ensure that you observe countless workers interacting with current residents. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Ensure that you obtain a good knowledge of the staffing pattern. How many people are actually involved with residents care? Ensure you get an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals of the facility. It is important that you trust the property s staff.
  • Meals: As with the majority of us, the dining room experience is essential to seniors. When visiting communities, it’s important to go over entree choices and find out about dining hours, options, and procedures. Be sure you and your family member have a meal at community. It’s not only the best way to sample the cuisine, but it s a great opportunity to meet other people. Be sure to discuss what happens if a resident is not able to make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask people and family members, past and present, for their honest thoughts about the community. Many communities include a resident council that’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.
  • Safety and security: Safety and security features are incredibly important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that bathrooms are easy to get to and have grab bars in convenient locations. Ask how residents call the staff if they have an emergency in their living area. Learn about other security features available in living quarters and throughout the community. Be sure to find out about staffing structures to determine who is on-site regularly to assist residents. Is there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ during the night? How does community assist or manage people medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: When you are touring, be sure you consider yourself or your loved one actually living at the community. Can you imagine your loved one feeling happy? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents open, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Watertown, MA?

The typical cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 monthly while the average monthly cost for Watertown ranges from $0 to $0 monthly. Costs for assisted living communities can vary widely depending on amenities, location, and services, therefore if the cost is an issue consider looking at local areas and towns might offer you more flexibility in your budget.

To find out 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 beginning their search for senior living. How to finance senior care can be an obstacle for care. Many families fund a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be a choice.

Here 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 able to liquidate the policy and receive funds today to cover senior care costs. Different limitations and regulations apply depending on the kind of insurance policy you have, so get in touch with a economic advisor or eldercare lawyer to discover more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage can be a good way for one person to go into assisted living while another remains at home. A reverse mortgage allows property 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 discover 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 eligible for senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped many 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 one day during what the Veterans Administration considers ‘‚¬Ëœactive wartime periods . Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it s worth it to find out if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To learn more about benefits for veterans, see call the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs or check out www.va.gov.

For some more ideas about how precisely to finance your move to senior living, call A Place for Mom to speak to a Senior Living Advisor today.


Five Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living community

There s no question that choosing an assisted living community is often overwhelming. But, considering these five essential things when thinking about making the move to assisted living will help you make a better-educated decision:

  1. How many employees are available to assist during the night? Some assisted living communities provide nursing personnel night and day, while others may have more generalized help on hand after hours. It is not required that around the clock care be given in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Here’s where doing your homework can seriously pay off – plan in advance! Sought after communities can fill up fast. If the main one you like isn’t available, enquire about the waitlist and what the community s plan is for managing it. Many communities will ask for a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special health care needs.
  3. Will there be a patio space? Moving to assisted living will not mean you or your loved one needs to let go of a beloved garden or patio space. If the ability to access a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is very important to your loved one, search for a community that provides residents that space. Various larger assisted living communities provide a range of yards, with features such as strolling paths, gardens and BBQ places for community celebration.
  4. What’s 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 may differ widely depending on the size of the community, so be sure to ask about the communities you would like. Ultimately, you want to know if this community will supply your loved one with the help and support they want?
  5. What services are as part of the monthly cost? Understand what is included in the basic fee arrangement and what might incur additional cost before signing any deal. Some communities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they charge a monthly cost for rent and meals but additional costs for things like medication management. Others might use a tiered cost model where different levels of services are charged different fees. Eldercare lawyers can review these contracts and assist you to with any discrepancies.

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


What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

There s no shortage of senior care options in Watertown – 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 necessities, and personality.

Here are a few things to bear in mind during your search:

  • Concentrate on current requirements. What will your loved one need right now? Do they need help bathing and dressing? Do they have special circumstances like limited ability to see or special diets? Take into account the here and today, not what may have been their choice ten or 15 years ago.
  • If possible, tour at least three communities. Focus on scheduled tours and consider having meals with the residents. If none seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options and Don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you re there.
  • View the Community through your loved one s eyes – not your own. It could be easy to end up being swayed by the features and features you might decide for yourself, but eventually it comes down to what will work best for your loved one. Would they enjoy the benefits of a bigger community or become more comfortable in a smaller sized, more intimate setting?

The process of selecting the right assisted living community is often confusing, but we are here to help you navigate your senior care search.

Contact A Place for Mom today – we are able to help relieve your stress and anxiety while helping you save money and time, ultimately finding a location that meets your finances and care requirements.


What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

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

When it comes to choosing senior living in Watertown, MA, there are several things to consider, from the level of health care and help and support to way of life, location and more. Massachusetts has many choices available so that you can make a confident and informed decision for your loved ones.

Frequently asked questions about Assisted Living facilities in Massachusetts

There are 50 assisted living facilities near Watertown, Massachusetts. See the full list.

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