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Senior housing types near Wellesley, MA

  • Waterstone at Wellesley

    Waterstone at Wellesley

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

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  • The Falls At Cordingly Dam

    The Falls At Cordingly Dam

    2300 Washington St, Newton, MA 02462
    (12)
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    A magnificent waterfall that once powered an 18th century mill creates a dramatic setting for The Falls at Cordingly Dam. Tucked away in a charming historic village, this is an extraordinary natural haven where fond memories and family traditions thrive. Inside, you'll find a familiar feeling of...

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  • The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

    The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

    235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494
    (17)
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    Voted Best Assisted Living in Boston in 2014 & 2015 by SENIORADVISOR.COM and Voted Best Retirement Living Residence in Needham and Surrounding Communities by the Readers of Hometown Weekly in 2014. The Residences at Wingate is an Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Community in...

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  • Whitney Place at Natick

    Whitney Place at Natick

    3 Vision Dr, Natick, MA 01760
    (7)
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    Whitney Place combines all the comforts and more convenience than you could ever find at home. It’s a warm and gracious setting for seniors needing a little help with daily routines, featuring private or shared apartments. Residents receive individual attention from our nurses, dedicated Alzheimer’s...

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  • Sunrise of Wayland

    Sunrise of Wayland

    285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778
    (10)
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    In beautiful, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care 24 hours a day/7 days a week and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of...

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  • Maplewood at Weston

    Maplewood at Weston

    99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
    (14)
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    Maplewood at Weston is located along the Charles River in one of the most desirable suburbs in the country. Surrounded by the tranquil countryside, our community is just minutes from the many cultural attractions of Boston, including the Museum of Fine Arts and The Boston Symphony Orchestra. We are...

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  • Traditions of Wayland

    Traditions of Wayland

    10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
    (17)
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    Traditions of Wayland is a senior community located in Wayland, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County, which offers assisted living, independent living and Alzheimer's memory care. Based in a stunning New England estate, the residence is surrounded by acres of beautiful land but is still within close...

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  • The Linden at Dedham

    The Linden at Dedham

    391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026
    (25)
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    Brookdale Dedham is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Dedham, Massachusetts. Our community boasts an ideal location surrounded by conservation land on the Charles River just minutes from some of the country's best shopping, dining and medical centers. Dedham has a rich history...

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  • Sunrise of Weston

    Sunrise of Weston

    135 North Avenue, Weston, MA 02493
    (8)
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    Sunrise of Weston has been serving the needs of seniors and their families since 1997 in our historic home, formerly known as the Drabbington Inn and later as the Westonian Inn. Famous for a homelike ambiance, Sunrise of Weston offers 29 apartments, each of which has a private bathroom with a...

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  • Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (6)
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    Boylston Place at Chestnut Hill is a senior living community that provides traditional assisted living with security and every opportunity for a full, enriching life. Owned and operated by Wingate Senior Living, Boylston Place is located in one of Massachusetts' most exclusive and picturesque towns...

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  • Evans Park At Newton Corner

    Evans Park At Newton Corner

    430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
    (16)
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    Evans Park at Newton Corner in Newton, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation to and from doctor’s...

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  • Traditions of Dedham

    Traditions of Dedham

    735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
    (14)
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    Since 2002, Traditions of Dedham has been committed to not only our residents, but also the Dedham and neighboring community seniors for over 15 years. We are your trusted choice with a great reputation for quality and care. Here you'll find an active, vibrant senior community at Traditions of...

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  • The Residence at Watertown Square

    The Residence at Watertown Square

    20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472
    (10)
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    We are located in the heart of historic Watertown, steps from the Charles River and an easy proximity to shopping, houses of worship, recreation and the many cultural attractions that the area offers. We serve the communities surrounding us including Belmont, Newton, Waltham and Cambridge. The...

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  • Carmel Terrace

    933 Central St, Framingham, MA 01701
    (1)
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    Carmel Terrace is a not-for-profit, non-denominational, assisted living community operated by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, leaders in providing care for older adults for more than 75 years.  We serve the individual who wishes to maintain their independence but would enjoy and...

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  • Brookdale Cushing Park

    200 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702
    (33)
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    Quality Care Today and Tomorrow If you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores and maintenance for a lifestyle rich in comfort and quality care, prepare to savor the good life. Nestled on more than 100 acres in Framingham, Massachusetts, our community offers a wonderful quality of life...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    40 Clapboardtree St, Norwood, MA 02062
    (6)
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    At Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree, we are committed to ensuring that our every service and amenity will help create the enriched, active life you deserve. It starts with our surroundings. Our community beautifully balances privacy, safety and security, with well-appointed dining rooms and...

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  • Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    50 Sutherland Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
    (10)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle in Brighton, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or...

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  • Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

    Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

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

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  • Brigham House

    Brigham House

    341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
    (7)
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    Brigham House is an affordable assisted living residence located in Watertown, MA about 10 minutes from downtown Boston. Situated near Watertown Square, Brigham House was born out of the restoration of a historic schoolhouse. Renovated in 2002, the house offers 62 apartments and features a staff of...

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  • Sophia Snow House

    Sophia Snow House

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

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

    126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451
    (15)
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    Waltham Crossings is a comfortable and casual senior living community, with easy access to the surrounding Metrowest area. Residents of Waltham Crossings enjoy chatting with friends in the fireplaced living room, barbecuing among the gardens, or joining in on a game of cards in the Cape Cod room. At...

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  • Providence House

    Providence House

    180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135
    (4)
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    Providence House at Corey Park offers independent and assisted living for people age 62 and over who want or need supportive services. The non-sectarian community was co-developed by the Archdiocese of Boston Planning Office for Urban Affairs and E.A. Fish Associates, and is managed by Welch...

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  • The Residence at Valley Farm

    The Residence at Valley Farm

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

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  • 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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  • Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    One Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA 01773
    (2)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons is a state-of-the-art assisted living community for people living with Alzheimer's or dementia and is located in Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Our campus facilities are tailored for the individual needs of residents with dementia in the historic...

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  • New Pond Village, a CCRC

    New Pond Village, a CCRC

    180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Benchmark Senior Living at New Pond Village located in Walpole, MA provides independent living for active seniors who are looking to socialize, stay active, and no longer want the worry of owning a home. Are you ready to enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle? Wouldn’t it be great to have...

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  • The Cambridge Homes

    The Cambridge Homes

    360 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (3)
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    The Cambridge Homes is located in a historic Georgian-style building on Mount Auburn Street just a mile from Harvard Square and adjacent to Mount Auburn Hospital. A trusted senior community for over 125 years, the not-for-profit Cambridge Homes features 44 independent and assisted living apartments...

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  • Landmark at Longwood

    Landmark at Longwood

    63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
    (8)
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    Landmark at Longwood is a memory care and assisted living community located in the city of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Our community is located at the epicenter of academics and is also proximal to the coastline. Boston is an ideal destination for family and friends who come to visit the...

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  • Neville Place

    Neville Place

    650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (7)
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    Neville Place offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Center...

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  • Sunrise of Arlington

    Sunrise of Arlington

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

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  • Brightview Arlington

    Brightview Arlington

    1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474
    (17)
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    Brightview Arlington offers Assisted Living apartment homes and a dedicated neighborhood for dementia and Alzheimer's Care, Wellspring Village. In addition, unique to Brightview Arlington is Enhanced Care for people who need more focused support than traditional assisted living such as a two person...

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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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  • New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

    New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

    400 Hemenway St, Marlborough, MA 01752
    (28)
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    New Horizons is a large not-for-profit continuing care retirement community where a happy, engaging retirement is everyone's most important concern. Fine gourmet dining and extensive planned activities are vital parts of every day, but it is our staff of exceptional people that has most enabled New...

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  • 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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  • Concord Park

    Concord Park

    68 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, MA 01742
    (2)
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    Concord Park, a Volunteer of America senior community, is conveniently located on Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of the West Concord, MA shopping village. Concord Park offers local seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle. The community features both independent and assisted living...

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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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  • Zelma Lacey House

    Zelma Lacey House

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

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  • The Gables at Winchester

    The Gables at Winchester

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

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  • Brightview Country Club Heights

    Brightview Country Club Heights

    3 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801
    (12)
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    Located just 10 miles northwest of Boston, and sitting on the fifth green of the Woburn Country Club Public Golf Course, Brightview's award-winning Country Club Heights offers the best of Independent Living and Assisted Living. This community is for golfers, history and culture lovers, and anyone...

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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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  • Atria Longmeadow Place

    Atria Longmeadow Place

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

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  • Golden Pond

    Golden Pond

    50 West Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
    (11)
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    Golden Pond is much more than a typical housing development for seniors. Golden Pond's programs and services are designed specifically for individuals who live independently but may require some assistance with their daily care to maintain that independence. Our residents needing assistance see...

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  • 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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  • Sunrise of Burlington

    Sunrise of Burlington

    24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (31)
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    Sunrise of Burlington is nestled right in the heart of this great town. Our attractively designed apartments overlook suburban neighborhoods, forests and a town baseball field. Enjoy watching baseball and lacrosse practices in your own backyard! If you are a proud Burlington resident you will be at...

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  • Cornerstone at Milford

    Cornerstone at Milford

    11 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (13)
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    Cornerstone at Milford offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's...

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  • 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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  • Prospect House

    Prospect House

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

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  • 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 Residence at Melrose Station

    The Residence at Melrose Station

    158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
    (12)
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    The Residence at Melrose Station opened the summer of 2017 and offers 65 up-scale rental apartment homes that may be for either Independent (retirement) or Assisted Living, or a combination of both as there is no delineation between apartments. If one is Independent Living, for instance and develops...

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Assisted Living in Wellesley, Massachusetts

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is one type of senior care that provides residents support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents in assisted living should expect to receive support with ADLs that involve bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be mixed up with a skilled nursing community where people receive nursing services around the clock, residents in assisted living routinely have access to staff 24 hours a day while likewise enjoying engaging activities and a strong sense of community. In some instances, assisted living facilities have support for seniors with specific medical needs 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 loved one needs can be a difficult decision. To be sure you are choosing the right level of care, speak with a medical professional. You may also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready to answer all of your questions 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 facility. Generally, most facilities offer a variety of accommodation 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
  • Fitness and nutrition courses
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication administration
  • Transportation services

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

It is highly recommended that you tour multiple assisted living communities before finding the right one for you or your loved one. Touring several facilities can help you discover what options are available, what your own preferences are, and can ultimately help you make a decision. Contact or contact A Place for Mom and we will help you set up a tour at your preferred community.

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

  • Are the current residents friendly and happy?
  • Are there services not contained in the monthly bill? If so, what are they and how much do they cost?
  • Is a nurse usually available around the clock?
  • Is an initial assessment required before admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long might it be before you can move in?
  • Will there be a courtyard or patio for residents to enjoy space outside?
  • What are your unit accommodation alternatives?
  • What exactly are your billing and monthly payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What does the outside of the community look like? Is it neat and tidy?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the team members involved? Nice?
  • What is your discharge policy?
  • What's 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 crucial 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 covers short-term skilled nursing care related 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 facility (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 choose 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 can help 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 personal injury and you meet certain conditions. To learn 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 data through it's Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. Available data includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and information regarding assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Provide adequate staff to care for residents, but aren't required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours a day
  • Provide assistance and supervision with bathing, dressing, and mobility to all residents who have these activities in their service plan
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan that includes a doctor’s 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 loved one can be one of the most crucial decisions you can make. During your visit, consider the caliber of attention that a family member may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you and your loved one, so think about what factors are ultimately important to you. You may also read through some of the 586 reviews about communities in the greater Wellesley region. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Activities: It’s smart to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with community events. Ask the manager when you can check out the activities or even participate. Are the activities and get-togethers well attended? Does the staff seem to be to be having fun with 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 events 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 inquire about religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility feel orderly and healthy? Ensure that you look beyond furniture and into baseboards, crevices, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping is supplied in the non-public living space. Be sure you get total information on the types of repairs provided and the expected response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Obtain specifics on what is available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The frame of mind and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Make sure that you observe several staff members interacting with current residents. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to get a good understanding of the staffing pattern. How many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Make sure you get an introduction to the management group. This will help you understand the goals of the facililty. It's important that you trust the property’s staff.
  • Meals: Much like almost all of us, the dining area experience is very important to seniors. When going to facilities, it is important to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, options, and procedures. Be sure you and your loved one have a meal at facility. It's not only a terrific way to sample the cuisine, but it’s an excellent possibility to meet other people. Make sure you discuss what happens if a resident is unable to make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask folks and families, past and present, for his or her honest thoughts about the facility. Many facilities include a resident council which will be happy to answer all of your questions.
  • Safety and security: Safety and security features are incredibly important and offer assurance for the caregiver. Be sure that bathrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents call the staff if they have a crisis in their living area. Learn about other safety features available in living quarters and through the entire facility. Make sure you learn about staffing patterns to determine who is on-site consistently to aid residents. Is there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ at night? How does facility assist or manage residents’ medication requests?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, make sure you consider yourself or your family member actually living at facility. Can you imagine your family member feeling happy? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents receptive, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Wellesley, MA?

The typical cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 per month while the average monthly rate for Wellesley ranges from $1500 to $11390 monthly. Costs for assisted living communities may differ widely depending on amenities, location, and services, so if the cost is an issue consider looking into close by surrounding areas and towns might offer you more flexibility in your spending plan.

For more information on assisted living costs, visit A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Cost Planner, based on the actual prices families pay when they transfer to assisted living and it is the only cost index of its kind.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

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

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

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior getting into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you could be able to liquidate the policy and receive funds today to cover senior care costs. Different restrictions and regulations apply based on the kind of insurance plan you have, so contact a monetary advisor or eldercare attorney to discover more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good method for just one person to move 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 find out 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: Many veterans are unaware that they are eligible for senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped numerous families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans are required to be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least 1 day during what the Veterans Administration considers ‘active wartime periods’. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be able to receive benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to discover if your family member may qualify for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see call the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Affairs or visit www.va.gov.

For additional 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 Community

There’s no question that choosing an assisted living community are generally overwhelming. But, considering these five essential things when considering making the move to assisted living will help you make a better-informed decision:

  1. How many employees are available to assist at night? Some assisted living facilities provide nursing personnel night and day, while others may have more generalized help available after hours. It isn't required that around the clock care be included in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Here is where doing your homework can really pay off - plan in advance! Popular facilities can fill up fast. If the one you like isn't available, enquire about the waitlist and what the facility’s guideline is for managing it. Many facilities will require a deposit and some facilities have internal lists for special care needs.
  3. Will there be an outdoor space? Moving to assisted living will not mean you or your family member needs to let go of a beloved lawn or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is important for your loved one, search for a facility that provides residents that space. Many larger assisted living facilities give a range of yards, with features such as strolling paths, gardens and BBQ spaces 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 communities have a ratio of one personal care associate for each 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the facility, so make sure to ask about the communities you would like. Ultimately, you need to find out if this community will give you your family member with the support they want?
  5. What services are as part of the monthly cost? Understand what is going to be included in the basic fee arrangement and what might incur additional expense before signing any deal. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte prices, which means they bill a monthly charge for rent and meals but additional costs for things like medication management. Others might use a tiered cost model where different degrees of care are charged different service fees. Eldercare attorneys can review these agreements and assist you to with any discrepancies.

Contact us for more details about what to search 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 Wellesley - this is why we have Senior Living Advisors ready to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the facilities that will be the best fit for his or her budget, care needs, and personality.

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

  • Concentrate on current necessities. What does your loved one need today? Do they need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited vision or special diets? Take into account the here and today, not what might have been their decision ten or 15 years ago.
  • If possible, tour at least three communities. Focus on planned tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of them seem like a good match, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options and don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.
  • Look at Community through your loved one’s eyes - not your own. It can be easy to be swayed by the services and features you may choose for yourself, but eventually it comes down to what will work best for your family member. Would they benefit from the benefits of a larger facility or become more comfortable in a smaller sized, more intimate environment?

The process of selecting the best assisted living facility is often confusing, but we are here to help you understand your senior care search.

Call 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 budget and care needs.

What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

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

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

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