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Senior housing types near West Roxbury, Massachusetts

Edelweiss Village

2220 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA

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NewBridge on the Charles Memory Care

6000 Great Meadow Rd, Dedham, MA

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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...

Sophia Snow House

1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA

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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...

The Linden at Dedham

391 Common St, Dedham, MA

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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...

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Adelaide of Newton Centre NOW OPEN

157 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA

(877) 616-7329

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Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA

(877) 616-7329

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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

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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...

Rogerson House

434 Jamaica Way, Jamaica Plain, MA

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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...

White Oak Cottages

6 Longwood Drive, Westwood, MA

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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...

Goddard House

165 Chestnut St, Brookline, MA

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The Pettee House at Newton

277 Elliot St, Newton, MA

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The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

235 Gould Street, Needham, MA

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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...

Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

50 Sutherland Rd, Brighton, MA

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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...

Providence House

180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA

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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...

Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood

140 University Avenue, Westwood, MA

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Peace of Mind for Massachusetts Seniors and Their Families, located in Westwood, MA, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Bridges® by EPOCH at Westwood is built exclusively for area seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Here, our compassionate team, easy-to-navigate households...

Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

40 Clapboardtree St, Norwood, MA

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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...

Standish Village

1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA

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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

(877) 616-7329

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Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA

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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...

The Falls At Cordingly Dam

2300 Washington St, Newton, MA

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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...

Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

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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...

Waterstone at Wellesley

27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

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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...

The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer St, Watertown, MA

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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...

Brigham House

341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA

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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...

Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA

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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 Norwood

86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA

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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...

Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA

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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...

Assisted Living at Fenno House

540 Hancock St, Quincy, MA

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Bridges by EPOCH at Sudbury NOW OPEN

1 Farmstead Lane, Sudbury, MA

(877) 616-7329

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Designed exclusively for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, Bridges by EPOCH at Sudbury offers exceptional care and an engaging, fulfilling lifestyle to individuals living with dementia in Middlesex County, as well as peace of mind for their families. Our community...

Cadbury Commons

66 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA

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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...

Neville Place

650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA

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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...

Orchard Cove Hebrew SeniorLife

1 Del Pond Dr, Canton, MA

(877) 616-7329

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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....

Zelma Lacey House

9 West School Street, Charlestown, MA

(877) 616-7329

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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...

New Pond Village, a CCRC

180 Main Street, Walpole, MA

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

Cornerstone at Canton

175 Revere Street, Canton, MA

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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...

Sunrise of Braintree

618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA

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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...

Brookdale Quincy Bay

99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA

(877) 616-7329

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Welcome to the Good LifeIf 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...

The Atrium at Faxon Woods

2003 Falls Boulevard, Quincy, MA

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The Atrium at Faxon Woods is an assisted living residence designed exclusively to serving the needs of individuals with memory loss. Our goal, in everything we do, is to create an environment that feels safe and familiar, empowering and fulfilling. Each detail of our unique, single story...

Seth Mann 2

349 N Main, Randolph, MA

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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...

Sunrise of Weston

135 North Avenue, Weston, MA

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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...

VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy

405 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA

(877) 616-7329

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Chelsea Jewish Foundation

201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA

(877) 616-7329

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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....

Whitney Place at Natick

3 Vision Dr, Natick, MA

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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...

Sunrise of Arlington

1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

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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...

The Arbors at Stoughton

2121 Central St, Stoughton, MA

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Sunrise of Wayland

285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA

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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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA

(877) 616-7329

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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....

Grove Manor Estates

160 Grove St, Braintree, MA

(877) 616-7329

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The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

46 Lincoln St, Winthrop, MA

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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...

Traditions of Wayland

10 Green Way, Wayland, MA

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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...

Assisted Living in West Roxbury, 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 should expect to get support with ADLs that involve bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be confused with a skilled nursing community where residents 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. Occasionally, assisted living communities provide support for seniors with certain medical needs such as cognitive impairment from Alzheimer s disease or a related form of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding what type of senior care you or your family member needs is definitely a complicated decision. To make sure you are selecting the proper level of care, consult with a medical professionall. You can also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready to answer any of your inquiries and help you select a senior care community that meets your needs.

What Services Are Available?

Amenities and services offered in assisted living may differ greatly in each community. Generally, most communities provide a range of housing styles, 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 courses
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication management
  • Transportation services

How can I Tour Assisted Living Communities?

It is strongly suggested that you tour multiple assisted living communities before choosing the best one for you or your family member. Touring several communities can help you discover what options can be found, what your own preferences are, and will ultimately help you make a decision. Phone or contact A Place for Mom and we’ll help you setup a tour at your preferred community.

Here are a few of the top questions you’ll want to be ready to ask throughout your tour:

  • Are the current residents friendly and happy?
  • Are there any services not contained in the monthly bill? If so, what exactly are they and exactly how much do 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?
  • Will there be a courtyard or patio for residents to enjoy space outside?
  • What are your apartment accommodation alternatives?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What does the exterior of the community look like? Is it neat and in good appearance?
  • What’s the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the team members involved? Friendly?
  • What’s your discharge plan?
  • What is your prescription administration guideline?
  • 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 will pay for and what it will 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 physician 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 various 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 are available in many areas. People who have Medicare Parts A and B can want to receive all their health care 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 drugs.
  5. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only when you need short-term skilled care for an illness or personal 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 community records through it’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. Available data includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated frequently, and information regarding assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Provide enough staff to care for residents, but are not required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours per day
  • Provide assistance and supervision 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 best Assisted Living community?

Choosing the assisted living community that’s right for you and your loved one is one of the most important decisions you can make. During 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 loved one, so consider what factors are actually important to you. You can also read through a few of the 468 testimonials about communities in the greater West Roxbury region. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Activities: It s smart to try to schedule your tour together with community events. Ask the manager if 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? Take a look at the community calendar of get-togethers. Do they meet your loved one s hobbies? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they include outings and trips away from the community? If it’s important to your household, Don’t forget to check out faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and healthy? Make sure to look past the furnishings and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping is included in the personal living space. Be sure to get total details on the types of maintenance provided and the estimated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Gather specifics on what is obtainable and at what expense.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the personnel are of the utmost importance. Make sure that you observe countless workers interacting with current occupants. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Ensure that you receive a good understanding of the staffing pattern. Just how many people are actually involved with residents care? Make sure you obtain an introduction to the management group. This will help you understand the goals of the facility. It’s important that you have confidence in the property s management.
  • Meals: Much like the majority of us, the dining area experience is vital to seniors. When touring communities, it is essential to go over entree choices and find out about dining hours, options, and procedures. Be sure you and your family member enjoy a meal at community. It’s not only a terrific way to sample the cuisine, but it s a great chance to meet other residents. Make sure to discuss what goes on if a resident is not able to make it to the dining room for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and family members, past and present, for his or her honest views about the community. Many communities include a resident council that will be happy to answer any of your questions.
  • Security and safety: Security and safety features are extremely important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Be sure that bathrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient spots. Ask how residents get in touch with the staff if they have a crisis in their living area. Learn about other security features available in living quarters and through the entire community. Make sure you find out about staffing structures to determine who is on-site consistently to assist residents. Is there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing patterns differ during the night? How does the community assist or manage residents medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: When you are touring, make sure you think about yourself or your family member actually living at community. Can you imagine your family member feeling happy? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents open, inviting and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in West Roxbury, MA?

The typical cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 monthly while the average monthly cost for West Roxbury ranges from $4804 to $7520 monthly. Charges for assisted living communities may differ widely depending on amenities, location, and services, so if the cost can be an issue consider looking at nearby areas and towns might offer you more versatility in your spending budget.

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 Finance Assisted Living

Many families experience sticker shock when starting their hunt 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 house or personal savings, but for some people, this might not be an option.

Listed below are three other options that may help you finance assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior moving into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you could be able to liquidate the policy and receive funds right now to cover senior care costs. Different constraints and regulations apply depending on the kind of insurance plan you have, so contact a monetary advisor or eldercare legal professionall to learn more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good way for just one person to move into assisted living while another remains in the home. A reverse mortgage allows homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. For more information, contact 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: Many veterans are unaware they are eligible for senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped a large number of families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans are required to be at least 65 years old and have served at least 3 months of active duty, with at least 1 day during what the Veterans Administration considers ‘‚¬Ëœactive wartime periods . Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans may also be able to receive benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it s worth it to discover if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To learn more about benefits for veterans, see get in touch with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs or check out www.va.gov.

For additional ideas about how to finance your move to senior living, contact A Place for Mom to speak to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living community

There s no question that choosing an assisted living community can be overwhelming. However, considering these five important things when considering making the move to assisted living will help you make a better-educated decision:

  1. How many employees are on hand to assist at night? Some assisted living communities provide nursing personnel around the clock, while others may have more generalized help available after hours. It isn’t required that around the clock care be given in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Here’s where doing your homework can really pay off – plan ahead! Sought after communities can fill up fast. If the one you like isn’t available, ask about the waitlist and what the community s plan is for administering it. Many communities will require a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special care needs.
  3. Will there be a patio space? Moving to assisted living will not mean you or your family member needs to live without a beloved back garden or patio space. If having access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is definitely very important to your loved one, search for a community that gives residents that space. Many larger assisted living communities give a range of yards, with features such as walking paths, gardens and BBQ places for community get-togethers.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of 1 personal care associate 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 need to know if this community can provide your loved one with the help and support they want?
  5. What services are included in the monthly rate? Understand what is going to be included in the standard fee structure and what might incur additional cost before signing any contract. Some communities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they bill a monthly cost for rent and meals but additional charges for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered cost model where different levels of care are charged different charges. Eldercare attorneys can review these agreements and help you with any discrepancies.

Contact us for more information about 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 West Roxbury – this 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 their budget, care needs, and personality.

Below are a few things to keep in mind during your search:

  • Concentrate on current necessities. What does your loved one need now? Do they need help bathing and dressing? Do they have special circumstances like limited vision or special diets? Think about the here and today, not what might have been their decision ten or 15 years back.
  • If possible, tour at least three communities. Start with planned tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more alternatives and Don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you re there.
  • Look at community through your loved one s lens – instead of your own. It is easy to be swayed by the amenities and features you may choose for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will work best for your loved one. Would they enjoy the benefits of a bigger community or be more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate setting?

The process of selecting the most appropriate 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 can help relieve your anxiety while helping you save money and time, ultimately finding a location that meets your budget and care necessities.

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 experiences while also enjoying picturesque East Coast charm. The state has four distinct seasons, boasting beautiful fall foliage, scenic winter landscapes, bright springtime flowers, and hot summer months days to be enjoyed at the state s shoreline.

When considering choosing senior living in West Roxbury, MA, there are several things to consider, from the amount of health care and help and support to lifestyle, location and more. Massachusetts has many options available so you can make a confident and educated decision for your family.

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