Assisted Living near Westfield, MA

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Senior housing types near Westfield, MA

  • Armbrook Village

    Armbrook Village

    551 North Road, Westfield, MA 01085
    (23)
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    Armbrook Village offers seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle. The community features both independent and assisted living options as well as a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed...

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  • The Arbors at Westfield

    The Arbors at Westfield

    40 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085
    (2)
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  • Landmark @ Monastery Heights

    Landmark @ Monastery Heights

    110 Monastery Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089
    (23)
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    Built in 1923 and prominently overlooking the city of West Springfield, Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery was renovated in 1999 to become Landmark at Monastery Heights, Senior Living Community. The beautiful building overlooks 18 spectacular acres of lawns, walking paths, and gardens and house 105...

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  • Day Brook Village

    Day Brook Village

    298 Jarvis Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040
    (2)
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    Day Brook Village Senior Living is proud to be the first continuing care retirement community in Massachusetts, offering a range of housing and healthcare options to meet our residents’ changing needs. At Day Brook Village, our residents enjoy a supportive retirement lifestyle with personal care...

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  • Suffield By the River

    Suffield By the River

    7 Canal Rd, Suffield, CT 06078
    (3)
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    Suffield by the River offers everything you could possibly want in senior residential living: - Independent living in beautifully appointed, spacious apartments with a full array of services and amenities. - Assisted living services offering as little or as much assistance as needed. - River's watch...

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  • The Wellington at Springfield

    The Wellington at Springfield

    942 Grayson Dr, Springfield, MA 01119
    (23)
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    Be inspired to live life to the fullest when taking up residence at The Wellington at Springfield. Our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Springfield, MA enriches the lives of seniors by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally...

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  • The Reserve at East Longmeadow

    The Reserve at East Longmeadow

    741 Parker Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
    (24)
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    The Reserve at East Longmeadow is a new and exceptional assisted living and memory care community in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. East Longmeadow is a beautiful city just outside of Springfield, one of the 'greenest' cities in the country with over 2,400 acres of parks. Springfield is also the...

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  • Keystone Commons

    Keystone Commons

    460 West Street, Ludlow, MA 01056
    (14)
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    Keystone Commons provides Independent, Assisted, Alzheimer's and Memory Care residential living in Ludlow, MA.  Keystone Commons is a rental community that offers people over the age of 55 years a delightful way to live.  Independent Living (44 apartments) provides 31 meals per month,...

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  • Orchard Valley At Wilbraham

    Orchard Valley At Wilbraham

    2387 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA 01095
    (15)
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    Orchard Valley at Wilbraham blends the best of assisted living with a small town atmosphere. Known for its working farms and annual peach festival, our community embodies close family ties, fond memories and lasting traditions. Just a short drive from Main Street in Wilbraham, MA, Orchard Valley has...

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  • Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks

    Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks

    550 Old County Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
    (11)
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    Independent Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks is a residential senior living campus dedicated to providing independence, social interaction, and leisure activities for seniors looking for exceptional services and top notch supportive living options. ...

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  • Linda Manor Assisted Living

    Linda Manor Assisted Living

    345 Haydenville Road, Leeds, MA 01053
    (4)
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    Linda Manor Assisted Living is an assisted living community, located in the quiet, historic village of Leeds, MA. This modern community is situated in a wooded setting, near transportation for shopping and appointments. Leeds, a part of the City of Northampton, MA, is nestled in the Berkshire...

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  • McLean a CCRC

    McLean a CCRC

    75 Great Pond Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070
    (1)
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    McLean is a not-for-profit continuum of care campus and so much more. It is located on a beautiful 120 acre campus is Simsbury adjacent to Hop Meadow Country Club. All Village residents are social members of the club. The campus has extensive, safe walking trails and gardens. The Village at McLean...

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  • The Residence at Brookside

    The Residence at Brookside

    117 Simsbury Road, Avon, CT 06001
    (7)
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    Located minutes from historic downtown Avon, our brand new community is nestled on beautiful farmland, boasting easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. Our dining room offers "Anytime Dining" from 7am-7pm, a...

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  • River Ridge at Avon

    River Ridge at Avon

    101 Bickford Extension, Avon, CT 06001
    (32)
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    River Ridge at Avon is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood in the heart of beautiful Farmington Valley. We are conveniently located off Route 44 in the charming town of Avon, minutes from wonderful shops, dining, entertainment, and medical offices. Our superb location complements the...

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  • Hoffman Summerwood Community

    Hoffman Summerwood Community

    160 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT 06117
    (8)
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    Hoffman SummerWood Community is a national award-winning senior living rental community located in the quiet northeast corner of West Hartford. Our members enjoy their own beautiful apartment, featuring a fully applianced kitchen, living room, bedroom, and handicap accessible bathroom. We provide...

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  • The Ivy at Ellington

    The Ivy at Ellington

    123 West Road, Ellington, CT 06029
    (1)
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    The Ivy at Ellington is the newest assisted living residential community from The Arbors Assisted Living Residential Communities. Ellington has its roots as an agricultural community as well as a resort community with Crystal Lake within its boundaries. Conveniently located in Ellington, Connecticut...

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  • Brookdale West Hartford

    Brookdale West Hartford

    22 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT 06117
    (29)
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    Live The Life You Want No one deserves to spend their golden years worrying about being alone in the event of an emergency or caring the heavy burden of family care alone. That’s why our assisted living and memory care community is here to provide personalized care plans, spacious and comfortable...

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  • Brookdale South Windsor

    Brookdale South Windsor

    1715 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074
    (25)
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    A Place to Call Home When you walk through the doors of our warm and welcoming community, the first thing you notice could be the friendly and dedicated care team, the beautiful and spacious common areas with everything from fine dining to a grand piano or the luxurious amenities and services that...

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  • The Village at Buckland Court

    The Village at Buckland Court

    432 Buckland Road, South Windsor, CT 06074
    (29)
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    The Village at Buckland Court is a charming 'country estate' nestled amidst beautiful farm land, with expansive lawns and gardens. Inspiring outdoor sitting areas, a gazebo, and an herb garden provide the setting for arts, leisure, and fitness activities. Private walking paths and gazebos grace...

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  • The Residence at South Windsor Farms

    The Residence at South Windsor Farms

    200 Deming Street, South Windsor, CT 06074
    (25)
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    Located minutes from historic downtown South Windsor, our brand-new community is nestled on beautiful farmland, boasting easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, Wapping Park, I-84 and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 80 apartments for 86...

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  • Atria Hamilton Heights

    Atria Hamilton Heights

    One Hamilton Heights Drive, West Hartford, CT 06119
    (26)
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    Conveniently located in West Hartford, Connecticut, near the dining and shopping of Blue Back Square, Atria Hamilton Heights provides a luxurious lifestyle in one of New England's finest neighborhoods. Our community offers daily opportunities for older adults to stay active, including movie nights...

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  • Brookdale Farmington

    Brookdale Farmington

    20 Devonwood Drive, Farmington, CT 06032
    (23)
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    Quality Care and Peace of Mind If you want to exchange the humdrum senior living experience for one that offers you personalized care plans, a warm and welcoming atmosphere with resort-like amenities and endless opportunities to engage in activities, programs and events, look no further. Our...

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  • Brookdale Chatfield

    Brookdale Chatfield

    One Chatfield Drive, West Hartford, CT 06110
    (16)
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    All the Comforts of Home From the moment you walk through the door of our independent and assisted living community in West Hartford, Connecticut, you will feel peace and comfort. To be honest, you might even feel a little bit giddy. It may have something to do with the beautiful common rooms,...

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  • Middlewoods of Farmington

    509 Middle Rd, Farmington, CT 06032
    (10)
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    You can feel it the minute you walk through the front door, something is different at Middlewoods of Farmington! Perhaps it is the smell of home-made cookies baked by residents wafting from the Country Kitchen. Or maybe it is the warm greeting from the Receptionist. Or could it be the friendly...

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  • Atria Litchfield Hills

    Atria Litchfield Hills

    376 Goshen Rd, Torrington, CT 06790
    (10)
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    Located between downtown Torrington and Goshen, Atria Litchfield Hills is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments, most with...

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  • Shady Oaks Assisted Living

    Shady Oaks Assisted Living

    344 Stevens St, Bristol, CT 06010
    (4)
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    Shady Oaks offers strong nursing in a cozy, caring, and loyal home. We were the 2nd assisted living in Connecticut. We have 40 years of experience and an A+ from the Better Business Bureau. We are a smart alternative to 24hr. live-in care and nursing homes. Strong Nursing: We excel at high...

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  • Atria Farmington

    Atria Farmington

    111 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032
    (24)
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    Located in a charming residential neighborhood just minutes from historic downtown, Atria Farmington is a new assisted living community for active older adults. This thoughtfully designed residence provides discreet, 24-hour assistance with day-to-day care needs, as well as a forward-thinking memory...

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  • Atria Glastonbury

    Atria Glastonbury

    1177 Hebron Ave, Glastonbury, CT 06033
    (20)
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    Situated just south of East Hartford, bordering Bell-Hebron Linear Park on 14 wooded acres, Atria Glastonbury is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one-...

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  • The Hearth at Glastonbury

    The Hearth at Glastonbury

    281 Western Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033
    (15)
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    The Hearth provides the area's top care programs, activities, and services at a price point that creates an unparalleled value and an experience like no other. At The Hearth at Glastonbury, residents have lots to choose from to help them live well and feel well through our Live More philosophy....

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  • Middlewoods of Newington

    2125 Main St, Newington, CT 06111
    (7)
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    Are you looking for Award-Winning Assisted and Independent Living? If so, Middlewoods of Newington is the place for you! Within the last year the community was awarded the following: • Assisted Living Federation of America’s "Champion for Seniors"; • Connecticut Assisted Living...

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  • Atria Greenridge Place

    Atria Greenridge Place

    One Elizabeth Court, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
    (15)
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    At Atria Greenridge Place, you'll enjoy all the comforts of home and just the right amount of discreet support to help you live independently. This inviting community is situated in a residential neighborhood in Rocky Hill, next to Wethersfield and Newington. You'll find warm, friendly neighbors and...

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  • Brookdale Rocky Hill

    Brookdale Rocky Hill

    60 Cold Spring Road, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
    (21)
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    Round-the-Clock Care Our assisted and memory care community is nestled on ten beautiful acres in Connecticut, providing a warm and inviting background for the perfect senior living experience. With spacious and comfortable accommodations that feel like home, events and activities that nourish that...

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  • Brandywine Living at Litchfield

    Brandywine Living at Litchfield

    19 Constitution Way, Litchfield, CT 06759
    (20)
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    Life is beautiful at Brandywine Senior Living.  We have luxurious individual suites with a private bath and kitchen area.  Meanwhile, on the other side of your door are services to meet your needs, and entertainment to enliven your spirit.  With on-site–not–on–call licensed nurses only steps away,...

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  • Colebrook Village at Hebron

    Colebrook Village at Hebron

    55 John E. Horton Blvd, Hebron, CT 06248
    (2)
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    Colebrook Village at Hebron opened in May of 2018. We offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care. We have 112 units and are located in a quaint small town in Eastern CT. Surrounded by flora and fauna, our building was designed to maximize the amount of natural light available. ...

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  • Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place

    Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place

    140 Melbourne Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201
    (6)
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    Our neighborhood setting and spectacular views of the Berkshire Mountains create a beautiful residential atmosphere, one that easily allows us to feel like 'home.' The more than 100 residents at Melbourne are a diverse group in their 60's to 100's. Several couples live here, and an unusually high...

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  • The Orchards At Southington

    The Orchards At Southington

    34 Hobart St, Southington, CT 06489
    (10)
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    Located in Southington, Connecticut, The Orchards provides easy access to shopping, medical services and other services offered in downtown Southington. Each resident enjoys the privacy of their own studio, one or two bedroom apartment with all the benefits of a full service community. The community...

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  • Mulberry Gardens of Southington

    Mulberry Gardens of Southington

    58 Mulberry St, Plantsville, CT 06479
    (14)
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    Mulberry Gardens of Southington is a not-for-profit residential assisted living community that offers a warm and caring atmosphere with an exemplary health care staff. There are 2 levels of care in our community; assisted living and our secure memory care neighborhood called 'Harmony...

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  • The Village at Kensington Place

    The Village at Kensington Place

    511 Kensington Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451
    (26)
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    The Village at Kensington Place is an elegant country estate nestled among the scenic Hanging Hills of Meriden, CT. Our beautifully manicured campus surrounded by woodlands provides comfortable outdoor sitting areas and the setting for fitness, arts, and leisure activities. A terrace off the main...

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  • Southmayd Home for Women

    Southmayd Home for Women

    250 Columbia Blvd, Waterbury, CT 06710
    (2)
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    Families who want for their loved one a more personalized residential care experience than the typical franchise facility have long seen Southmayd Home as a local jewel. For well over a century, Southmayd has provided ladies around greater Waterbury residential living with assisted care- at a more...

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  • The Village at South Farms

    The Village at South Farms

    645 Saybrook Road, Middletown, CT 06457
    (21)
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    The Village at South Farms is a cozy 'country estate' with a panoramic valley view that our residents enjoy from the southern-style veranda overlooking its expansive lawns. Lavish gardens surround the community and provide the setting for shaded outdoor seating and walking areas. A terrace off the...

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  • The Village at East Farms

    The Village at East Farms

    180 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT 06705
    (15)
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    The Village at East Farms is a cozy country estate situated on a picturesque, 34-acre wooded hilltop. An authentic covered bridge, lavish gardens, and rolling panoramas provide the staging for a nine-hole putting green. At East Farms you will find private walking paths and gazebos that grace...

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  • Morning Star Residential Care Home

    38 Elizabeth St, Kent, CT 06757
    (1)
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    Morning Star is an 18 bed Residential Care Home Licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The Staff of Morning Star is State Certified to Administer Medication. We are in a Victorian house that was once an Inn and still has the feeling of 'being at home'. The large front porch is very...

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  • Brookdale Eddy Pond West

    Brookdale Eddy Pond West

    669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501
    (33)
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    Freedom to Live Well Get ready to exchange cooking, cleaning and laundry for a rich and full retirement experience. At our assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts, we handle the household chores so you can spend more time doing the things you love. With cozy private...

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  • Brookdale Eddy Pond East

    Brookdale Eddy Pond East

    667 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501
    (5)
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    Brookdale Eddy Pond East is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts. Our community has an ideal location off Route 20 and convenient to I-395 just minutes from grocery stores, banks, restaurants, shopping and three world-class hospitals. Auburn is a historic...

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  • Creamery Brook Village

    Creamery Brook Village

    36 Vina Lane, Brooklyn, CT 06234
    (7)
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    Creamery Brook Village is in the historic northeast CT town of Brooklyn - minutes from Interstate 395, routes 6 and 169. We are sponsored by PierceCare, a nonprofit provider of Eldercare Services. Creamery Brook is designed to be a community for those who seek the ease and security of living amidst...

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  • Tatnuck Park At Worcester

    Tatnuck Park At Worcester

    340 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602
    (15)
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    Resting at the foot of Worcester's western hills is the historic village of Tatnuck... a place filled with family, fond memories and tradition. Today, traditions continue at Tatnuck Park at Worcester, a respected and valued assisted living community. Built on the site of a former family estate,...

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  • The Saybrook at Haddam

    1556 Saybrook Rd, Haddam, CT 06438
    (8)
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    The Saybrook at Haddam is a warm and gracious assisted living and retirement community with 72 bright and spacious one- and two- bedroom apartments, located in the Connecticut River Valley. A terrific value for independent seniors, we offer chef-prepared meals, weekly housekeeping and linen...

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  • Kimball Farms

    235 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240
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    Kimball Farms, a not-for-profit retirement community in Lenox, Massachusetts, in the heart of The Berkshires of Western MA. Kimball Farms is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offering a continuum of care with a variety of housing options. Our approach to retirement and health care is as...

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  • East Ridge Manor

    43 Preston Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    East Ridge Manor is an assisted living community located in the historic town of Meriden, CT. Situated in New Haven County, half way between New Haven and Hartford, Meriden is home to some of the most beautiful views in the state. At East Ridge Residential Care, you can be sure that the staff's...

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  • The Arbors at Chicopee

    The Arbors at Chicopee

    929 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020
    (4)
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Assisted Living in Westfield, Massachusetts

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is one type of senior care that delivers residents support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents in assisted living can expect to get support with ADLs that involve bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and more. Not to be mixed up with a skilled nursing facility where occupants receive nursing services around the clock, residents in assisted living routinely have access to personnel 24 hours per day while likewise enjoying engaging activities and a strong sense of community. Sometimes, assisted living facilities offer support for seniors with certain medical needs such as for example cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related type of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding which kind of senior care you or your loved one needs is usually a stressful decision. To be sure you are selecting the right level of care, consult with a medical professional. You may also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready to answer any of your queries and help you select a senior care facility that meets your preferences.

What Services Are Available?

Amenities and assistance offered in assisted living may differ greatly in each facility. Generally, most facilities provide a range of housing types, meal plans, transportation, and more.

Other features 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 administration
  • Transportation services

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities?

It is strongly suggested that you tour multiple assisted living facilities before choosing the best one suitable for you or your family member. Touring several facilities will help you discover what options are available, what your own choices are, and will ultimately help you make a decision. Contact or contact A Place for Mom and we'll help you setup a tour at your preferred facility.

Below are a few of the important questions you should be ready to ask during your tour:

  • Are the current residents friendly and happy?
  • Are there any services not contained in the monthly charge? If so, what are they and exactly how much do they cost?
  • Is a nurse usually available night and day?
  • Is an initial evaluation required before admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long might it be before you can move in?
  • Is there a courtyard or patio for people to enjoy space outdoors?
  • What are your apartment accommodation choices?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What does the exterior of the facility look like? Is it clean and tidy?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the team members interested? Nice?
  • What's your discharge policy?
  • What's your medication administration plan?
  • What kind of experience and training do your associates 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 a significant role in paying for some senior care.

But, it is vital to understand what Medicare will pay for and what it will 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 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 provided by doctors and other healthcare providers, outpatient care, many preventive care services, durable medical equipment, and some home health care expenses.
  3. Part C, Medicare Advantage: These plans can be found in many areas. People who have Medicare Parts A and B can choose to receive all their health care services, including Part D prescription drugs if a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) is selected, through among these provider organizations under Part C.
  4. Part D, Prescription Drug Coverage: This can help pay for prescription medications.
  5. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only if you will need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions. To find out about Medicare benefits, download A Place for Mom’s Medicare Resource Guide.

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

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

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

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

Choosing the assisted living community that is right for you and your family member is normally one of the most crucial decisions you may make. During your visit, consider the quality of attention that a loved one may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you and your loved one, so consider what factors are actually important to you. You may also read through some of the 681 reviews about communities in the greater Westfield region. Here are some things to consider:

  • Activities: It’s smart to try and schedule your tour together with facility activities. Ask the manager if you can view the activities or even participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Will the staff seem to be appreciating the activity as well? Check out the community calendar of events. Do they meet your loved one’s likes and dislikes? 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 you and your family, don’t forget to inquire about religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Will the community feel tidy and healthy? Ensure that you look past the furniture and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping is offered in the non-public living space. Make sure you get full information on the types of routine service provided and the expected response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Gather specifics on what is available and at what expense.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the personnel are of the most importance. Make sure that you observe countless workers interacting with current occupants. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Be sure to obtain a good knowledge of the staffing routine. Just how many people are actually involved with residents’ care? Make sure you obtain an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals of the facililty. It is important that you have confidence in the property’s personnel.
  • Meals: Much like most of us, the dining area experience is essential to seniors. When visiting facilities, it is essential to go over entree choices and find out about dining hours, choices, and procedures. Be sure you and your loved one have a meal at community. Not only is it a terrific way to sample the cuisine, but it’s a great chance to meet other residents. Be sure to discuss what happens if a resident is not able to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and families, past and present, for their honest thoughts about the facility. Many facilities have 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 peace of mind for the caregiver. Ensure that bathrooms are easy to get to and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents call the staff if they have an emergency within their living area. Learn about other basic safety features available in living quarters and through the entire facility. Be sure to learn about staffing structures to determine who is on-site consistently to aid residents. Is there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing patterns differ at night? How does the community assist or manage people’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, be sure you think about yourself or your loved one actually living at the community. Can you imagine your family member feeling contented? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents receptive, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Westfield, MA?

The typical cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 monthly while the average monthly price for Westfield ranges from $1500 to $11095 monthly. Costs for assisted living facilities may differ widely based on amenities, area, and services, therefore if the cost is an issue consider looking into close by suburbs and towns might give you more overall flexibility in your finances.

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

How to Finance Assisted Living

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

Here are three other options that will assist you finance assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior getting 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 based on the kind of insurance plan you have, so get in touch with a monetary advisor or eldercare attorney to determine more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage can be a good method for one person to move into assisted living while another remains at home. A reverse mortgage allows home owners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To find out more, contact 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 qualified to receive senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped numerous families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans have 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 learn if your loved one may qualify for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see contact the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Affairs or check out www.va.gov.

For additional ideas about how exactly to finance your move to senior living, call A Place for Mom to talk 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 is often overwhelming. But, considering these five important things when considering making the move to assisted living will help you make a better-educated decision:

  1. How many team members are available to assist at night? Some assisted living communities provide nursing personnel night and day, while others may have more generalized help available after hours. It is not required that night and day care be included in assisted living in Massachusetts.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Here is where doing your homework can really pay off - plan ahead! Popular facilities can fill up fast. If the main one you like is not available, enquire about the waitlist and what the community’s policy is for handling it. Many communities will ask for a deposit and some facilities have internal lists for special health care needs.
  3. Will there be an outdoor space? Going to assisted living will not mean you or your family member needs to give up a beloved backyard or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is definitely very important to your loved one, visit a facility that provides residents that space. Various larger assisted living facilities give a range of yards, with features such as jogging paths, gardens and BBQ areas for community events.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of 1 personal care assistant for each 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so make certain to enquire about the facilities you are looking for. Ultimately, you want to find out if this facility will provide your loved one with the help and support they want?
  5. What services are included in the monthly rate? Understand what is usually included in the standard fee structure and what might incur additional expense before signing any deal. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they bill a monthly payment for rent and meals but additional costs for things like medication management. Others may use a tiered cost model where different levels of services are charged different service fees. Eldercare attorneys can review these agreements and assist you to with any discrepancies.

Email us for more info on what to search 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 Westfield - this is why we have Senior Living Advisors prepared to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the communities that are the best fit for their budget, care needs, and personality.

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

  • Concentrate on current circumstances. What will your loved one need right now? Do they need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special circumstances like limited vision or special diets? Think about the here and now, not what might have been their decision ten or 15 years ago.
  • If possible, tour at least three communities. Start with scheduled 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 notes while you’re there.
  • View the Facility through your loved one’s lens - not your own. It could be easy to become swayed by the features and features you might decide for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will work best for your loved one. Would they benefit from the benefits of a larger community or become more comfortable in a smaller sized, more intimate setting?

The process of choosing the right assisted living facility is often overwhelming, but we are here to guide you navigate your senior care search.

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

What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

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

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

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