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Senior housing types near Westford, MA

  • The Residence at Freeman Lake

    The Residence at Freeman Lake

    4 Technology Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01863
    (25)
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    Home Sweet Home Located in the beautiful town of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, our assisted living and memory care community is a place where you can thrive. Enjoy a full and active life knowing our care team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you with anything you need. You...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook

    Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook

    10 Devon Drive, Acton, MA 01720
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook in Acton, 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...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Chelmsford Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Chelmsford Crossings

    199 Chelmsford St, Chelmsford, MA 01824
    (9)
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    Chelmsford Crossings is an award winning community located in the Merrimack Valley with easy access to both Rte. 495 and Rte. 3. We are a full service assisted living residence designed with quality services as well as affordability in mind. We offer a full array of services in a home-like...

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  • Nashoba Park Assisted Living

    Nashoba Park Assisted Living

    15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer, MA 01432
    (3)
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    Nashoba Park, a Volunteer of America senior community, is a historic renovation of the former Ayer Community Hospital. It is nestled in the heart of the Historic District on the hilltop just above downtown Ayer, MA. Nashoba Park offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living in a comfortable...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

    20 Charnstaffe Lane, Billerica, MA 01821
    (26)
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    Billerica Crossings, located in the Historical District of the Merrimack Valley, is the only Assisted Living community in town. Our commitment to independence, personalized care, and companionship helps Seniors live an active and dignified lifestyle in a residential setting. Recent winner of the...

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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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  • Rivercourt Residences

    Rivercourt Residences

    8 W Main St #2, West Groton, MA 01450
    (3)
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    We invite you to consider RiverCourt Residences for a parent, family member, or for yourself. RiverCourt Residences offers an unbeatable value and a distinctive lifestyle for seniors through custom-tailored options for independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer's Care. This wonderful...

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  • Blaire House of Tewksbury Assisted Living

    Blaire House of Tewksbury Assisted Living

    10-B Erlin Terrace, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (15)
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    The Blaire House of Tewksbury is a 131-bed skilled nursing center. We are family owned and operated by the Essex Group Management Corp, servicing the health care needs of seniors for over 50 years. We specialize in Short and Long Term care, Rehab, Sub-acute care, and Alzheimer's Specialty care. Our...

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  • Bayberry at Emerald Court

    Bayberry at Emerald Court

    2000 Emerald Court, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to a new way of life at Bayberry at Emerald Court. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Tewksbury, MA, Bayberry is an assisted living community ideally located just minutes from major shopping, entertainment and medical centers with easy access to I-93 and I-495. Bayberry offers...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings

    674 West Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03062
    (13)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings in Nashua, NH 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...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    One Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA 01773
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    141 Elm Street, Andover, MA 01810
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Stone Hill Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in picturesque Andover, MA is just off I-495 and minutes from the quaint shops and restaurants of historical downtown Andover. This brand new state-of-the-art community is currently under construction and scheduled to open Spring 2019. Stone Hill...

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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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  • Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living

    Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living

    92 West Street, Wilmington, MA 01887
    (4)
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    Windsor Place offers independent,assisted and Alzheimer's/memory care. You've mastered the art of living well, and it shows. At Windsor Place Assisted living, you can retire that way, too. No matter what you are looking for in an assisted living residence, you'll find the best of it all at Windsor...

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  • New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

    New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

    400 Hemenway St, Marlborough, MA 01752
    (28)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Atria Marland Place

    Atria Marland Place

    15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA 01810
    (36)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    For more than 18 years, Atria Marland Place has been the senior living provider of choice for Andover's wisest older adults. Building on this foundation of trust, they've recently completed a thoughtful, thorough renovation to expand and enhance their community — including the addition of...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings

    1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
    (11)
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    Residents of Leominster Crossings enjoy attractive apartments, comfortable community rooms, a lovely outdoor patio and garden and an ever-changing program of social and fitness activities. 24- Hour assistance is personally tailored to each resident's changing needs and is provided by a caring...

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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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  • Methuen Village

    Methuen Village

    4 Gleason Street, Methuen, MA 01844
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Methuen 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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  • Traditions of Wayland

    Traditions of Wayland

    10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 Gables at Winchester

    The Gables at Winchester

    299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Manor on the Hill

    Manor on the Hill

    450 N Main St, Leominster, MA 01453
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Manor on the Hill is an 81 Unit, family owned, Assisted Living Community designed to meet the needs of individuals who are still able to live independently with minimal assistance in their daily activities. Manor on the Hill promotes maximum independence by providing personal care & supportive...

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  • Sunrise of Leominster

    Sunrise of Leominster

    6 Beth Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Sunrise Assisted Living of Leominster is centrally located at the corner of Central Street and Beth Ave, surrounded by a residential neighborhood with easy access to Routes 2, 12 and 190. Inside and out, we offer superbly decorated common areas including beautiful dining areas, living room with...

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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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  • Corcoran House

    Corcoran House

    40 Walnut St, Clinton, MA 01510
    (9)
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    Corcoran House is an assisted living community born out of the restoration of a historic schoolhouse in the middle of Clinton. Opened in 1998, the house features 42 apartments and features a staff of trained professionals.

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

    Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

    One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Assisted Living Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn in Woburn, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation to...

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  • Windham Terrace

    Windham Terrace

    3 Church Road, Windham, NH 03087
    (6)
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    Located in the heart of Windham village, but hidden from the hustle and bustle, you will find Windham Terrace.  We provide a full complement of services and amenities.  Residents can enjoy enriching social, cultural and educational activities.  Windham Terrace is close to Interstate...

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  • Grace Morgan House

    489 Prospect St., Methuen, MA 01844
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Grace Morgan House is a 25 Resident, independently owned and operated assisted living residence located in Methuen, Massachusetts. The size of the Grace Morgan House leads naturally to highly personalized relationships between staff, residents and families and individualized care at a level...

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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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  • The Residence at Pearl Street

    The Residence at Pearl Street

    75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867
    (23)
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    Conveniently located adjacent to the town center of Reading, Massachusetts and within walking distance to the town common, post office, churches, banks, restaurants and many shops and services found in the thriving town center, our community recently received a $3 million full community renovation....

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  • The Gables of Fitchburg

    The Gables of Fitchburg

    935 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420
    (5)
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    Residents at The Gables enjoy their spacious apartments in a quaint community with the affordability they deserve. The Gables of Fitchburg is locally owned and offers Assisted Living in the privacy of your own apartment. We offer deluxe studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and two bedroom suites with...

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  • The Residence at Salem Woods

    The Residence at Salem Woods

    6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079
    (13)
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    Resting on a beautiful campus in Salem, New Hampshire, The Residence at Salem Woods is a brand new community scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. The community will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care services to seniors. The Residence at Salem Woods is proudly operated by...

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  • Ashland Farm at North Andover

    Ashland Farm at North Andover

    700 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA 01845
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Ashland Farm is the premier assisted living community in the Merrimack Valley offering traditional assisted living as well as the Harbor Program for the memory impaired. Ashland Farm provides residents with personalized service plans tailored to meet their unique needs. If you need help with daily...

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  • Greystone Farm at Salem

    Greystone Farm at Salem

    242 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079
    (34)
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    Surrounded by natural woodlands, Greystone Farm at Salem evokes the serenity of a bygone era. In the country kitchen sits a beautifully restored antique loom, brought here by its original owner, fully restored and now a reminder of a simpler time. Thoughtfully designed apartments and amenities...

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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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  • 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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  • Carmel Terrace

    933 Central St, Framingham, MA 01701
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ledgewood Bay

    Ledgewood Bay

    43 Ledgewood Dr, Milford, NH 03055
    (30)
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    Ledgewood Bay Assisted Living, Independent Living & Memory Care is nestled in a quaint planned community in beautiful Milford, New Hampshire. This picturesque hilltop, with fantastic views of the White Mountains, community is close to Route 3, 101 and 101A and centrally located near numerous...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Residence at Melrose Station

    The Residence at Melrose Station

    158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
    (13)
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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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  • 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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What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility? 

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Assisted Living in Westford, 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 can expect to receive 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 staff 24 hours a day while additionally enjoying engaging activities and a strong sense of community. In some instances, assisted living facilities offer support for seniors with particular medical requirements such as cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related kind of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding which kind of senior care you or your family member needs is a complicated decision. To be certain you are selecting the proper level of care, consult with a medical professional. You may also call our Senior Living Advisors who are standing by to answer all of your inquiries and help you find a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Services Are Available?

Amenities and assistance offered in assisted living may differ greatly in each facility. Generally, most facilities give a number of accommodation 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
  • Fitness 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 communities before choosing the best one suitable for you or your loved one. Touring multiple communities can help you discover what options can be found, what your own tastes are, and will ultimately help you make a decision. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we'll help you setup a tour at your preferred facility.

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

  • Are the current residents friendly and content?
  • 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 might it be before you can move in?
  • Will there be a courtyard or patio for people to enjoy space outdoors?
  • What are your unit accommodation choices?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What does the exterior of the facility look like? Is it orderly and in good appearance?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff engaged? Nice?
  • What is your discharge policy?
  • What is your prescription administration guideline?
  • What kind of knowledge and techniques 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 an essential role in paying for some senior care.

But, it is crucial to understand what Medicare will 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 physician recommends it.

Medicare has four primary parts:

  1. Part A, Hospital Insurance: This can help pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing community (following a hospital stay), home health care and hospice care.
  2. Part B, Medical Insurance: This helps pay for services provided 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 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 drugs.
  5. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only when you will need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions. To find out more on 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 communities that are updated frequently, and information regarding assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Provide adequate staff to care for residents, but are not required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours per 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 which includes a doctor’s assessment and evaluation

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the assisted living facility that is right for you as well as your loved one is definitely one of the most important decisions you can make. Throughout your visit, consider the quality of care that a family member may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you and your family, so think about what factors are actually important to you. You may also read through some of the 682 testimonials about communities in the greater Westford area. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Activities: It’s smart to try to schedule your tour together with community activities. Ask the manager when you can view the activities or even participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Will the staff appear to be enjoying the experience as well? Take a look at the facility calendar of get-togethers. Do they match your loved one’s likes and dislikes? Do the activities and occasions vary in size and type? Do they include outings and trips from the facility? If it is important to you and your family, don’t forget to ask about faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel tidy and fresh? Be sure to look past the furnishings and into baseboards, edges, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping is supplied in the non-public living space. Be sure to get full details on the types of repairs provided and the expected response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Request specifics on what is available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The frame of mind and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Ensure that you observe several workers interacting with current people. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to acquire a good understanding of the staffing pattern. How many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Be sure to obtain an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals of the community. It's important that you trust the property’s personnel.
  • Meals: As with most of us, the dining room experience is very important to seniors. When visiting facilities, it is important to discuss entree choices and find out about dining hours, options, and procedures. Be sure you and your family member try a meal at community. It's not only a great way to sample the cuisine, but it’s a great chance to meet other people. Be 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 families, past and present, for his or her honest thoughts about the community. Many facilities include a resident council that will be happy to answer any of your questions.
  • Security and safety: Safety and security features are extremely important and offer peace of mind for the caregiver. Ensure that bathrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents call the staff if they have an emergency in their living area. Find out about other security features available in living quarters and through the entire facility. Make sure you learn about staffing routines to determine who is on-site regularly to aid residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ during the night? How does the community assist or manage residents’ medication requests?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, be sure to think about yourself or your loved one actually living at facility. Can you imagine your family member feeling comfortable? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents receptive, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Westford, MA?

The average cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 per month while the average monthly price for Westford ranges from $1500 to $10050 per month. Costs for assisted living communities can vary widely depending on amenities, neighborhood, and services, therefore if the cost is an issue consider looking into nearby areas and towns might give you more overall flexibility in your spending budget.

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

How to Finance Assisted Living

Many families encounter sticker shock when starting their search for senior living. How to pay for senior care is definitely 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 exactly be an option.

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

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior getting into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you could be in a position to liquidate the policy and receive funds now to cover senior care costs. Different restrictions and regulations apply based on the kind of plan you have, so get in touch with a monetary advisor or eldercare attorney to find out more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage could be a good way for one person to go into assisted living while another remains in the home. A reverse mortgage allows property owners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. To learn more, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find 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 they are qualified to receive senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped many families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one 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 current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to find out if your family member may be eligible for benefits. To find out more on 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 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 Facility

There’s no question that choosing an assisted living community can be 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 on hand to assist during the night? Some assisted living facilities provide nursing personnel around the clock, while others may have more generalized help on hand 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 ahead! Popular communities can fill up fast. If the one you like is not available, ask about the waitlist and what the community’s plan is for administering it. Many facilities will require a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special health care needs.
  3. Will there be an outdoor space? Going to assisted living does not mean you or your loved one needs to let go of a beloved yard or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is definitely important for your loved one, visit a facility which offers residents that space. Various larger assisted living facilities provide a range of yards, with features such as jogging paths, gardens and BBQ spaces for community get-togethers.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of one personal care assistant for every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the facility, so make certain to ask about the facilities you would like. Ultimately, you need to find out if this facility can provide your loved one with the support they want?
  5. What services are as part of the monthly price? Understand what is included in the basic fee arrangement and what might incur additional cost before signing any deal. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they bill a monthly charge for rent and meals but additional charges for things like medication management. Others may use a tiered cost model where different degrees of health care are charged different costs. Eldercare lawyers can review these contracts and assist you to with any discrepancies.

Contact us for more info on 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 Westford - this is why we have Senior Living Advisors prepared to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the communities that will be the best fit for his or her budget, care needs, and personality.

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

  • Focus on current circumstances. What does 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 today, not what might have been their decision ten or 15 years back.
  • If possible, tour at least three communities. Focus on scheduled 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 notes while you’re there.
  • View the Community through your loved one’s lens - instead of your own. It could be easy to end up being swayed by the amenities and features you may decide for yourself, but ultimately it comes down to what will work best for your family member. Would they benefit from the benefits of a larger community or become more comfortable in a smaller sized, more intimate setting?

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

Phone A Place for Mom today - we can help relieve your stress and anxiety while helping you save money and time, ultimately finding a place that meets your price range and care requirements.

What Is Senior Living Like in Massachusetts?

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

When considering choosing senior living in Westford, MA, there are plenty of things to consider, from the amount of health care and support to standard of living, location and more. Massachusetts has many options available so you're able to make a confident and educated decision for your loved ones.

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