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Senior housing types near Weston, MA

  • 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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  • Maplewood at Weston

    Maplewood at Weston

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

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  • Traditions of Wayland

    Traditions of Wayland

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

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  • Waterstone at Wellesley

    Waterstone at Wellesley

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

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  • The Falls At Cordingly Dam

    The Falls At Cordingly Dam

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

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  • 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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  • Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

    The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brightview Arlington

    Brightview Arlington

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

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  • Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

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

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  • Carmel Terrace

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

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  • 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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  • Providence House

    Providence House

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

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  • The Linden at Dedham

    The Linden at Dedham

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

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  • 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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  • Brightview Country Club Heights

    Brightview Country Club Heights

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

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  • The Gables at Winchester

    The Gables at Winchester

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

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  • 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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  • Sophia Snow House

    Sophia Snow House

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

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  • Landmark at Longwood

    Landmark at Longwood

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

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  • New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

    New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

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

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  • Traditions of Dedham

    Traditions of Dedham

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

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  • The Residence at Valley Farm

    The Residence at Valley Farm

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

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook

    Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook

    10 Devon Drive, Acton, MA 01720
    (6)
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    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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  • Zelma Lacey House

    Zelma Lacey House

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

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  • Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

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

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  • Brightview Concord River

    Brightview Concord River

    199 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821
    (10)
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    One of our newest communities, Brightview Concord River is located in Billerica, Massachusetts. This beautiful new Brightview community brings together Assisted Living residences, personalized service and our award-winning Wellspring Village for Alzheimer's Care. This is Assisted Living and...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

    Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

    One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801
    (6)
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    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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  • 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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  • The Residence at Melrose Station

    The Residence at Melrose Station

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

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  • Sunrise of Norwood

    Sunrise of Norwood

    86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA 02062
    (23)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Standish Village

    1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124
    (11)
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    Standish Village offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease...

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  • Atria Maplewood Place

    Atria Maplewood Place

    295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
    (29)
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    At Atria Maplewood Place, you'll find a friendly, family-like environment in a peaceful New England town. Residents are close to shopping, the theater, movies, places of worship and Revere Beach. Atria Maplewood Place combines the convenience of city life with the comforts of country living. Atria...

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  • Prospect House

    Prospect House

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

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  • New Pond Village, a CCRC

    New Pond Village, a CCRC

    180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
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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...

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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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  • Atria Marina Place

    Atria Marina Place

    Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171
    (24)
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    At Atria Marina Place, you'll find a welcoming senior community just 10 minutes from Boston on the seaside enclave of Marina Bay. Invite friends and family to enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the water or participate in one of more than 250 monthly activities. Atria Marina Place offers a choice...

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  • 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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  • Assisted Living at Fenno House

    Assisted Living at Fenno House

    540 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02170
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    Fenno House has provided senior housing in the Wollaston section of Quincy for 42 years. Developed by Wollaston Lutheran Church and HUD, Fenno is not-for-profit and non-sectarian. Our residents come primarily from Boston and South Shore towns. Fenno House has offered certified Assisted Living for 12...

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What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community? 

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Assisted Living in Weston, Massachusetts

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is one kind of senior care that provides 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 residents receive nursing services night and day, residents in assisted living typically have access to personnel 24 hours a day while additionally enjoying engaging activities and a solid sense of community. Sometimes, assisted living communities give support for seniors with certain medical requirements such as for example cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related type of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Deciding what type of senior care you or your family member needs is a challenging decision. To be sure you are deciding on the right level of care, speak with a medical professional. You can also call our Senior Living Advisors who are ready 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 communities provide a variety 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
  • Fitness and nutrition programs
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication management
  • Transportation services

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

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

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

  • Are the current residents friendly and content?
  • Are there services not contained in the monthly cost? If so, what are they and exactly how much do they cost?
  • Is a nurse usually available night and day?
  • Is an initial assessment required before entry?
  • 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 outside?
  • What are your unit accommodation alternatives?
  • What are your billing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What does the exterior of the facility look like? Is it clean and in good appearance?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the team members interested? Nice?
  • What's your discharge policy?
  • What's your prescription administration plan?
  • What kind of experience and training do your staff 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 important role in paying for some senior care.

But, it is crucial to comprehend what Medicare can 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 up to 100 days, if your doctor recommends it.

Medicare has four primary parts:

  1. Part A, Hospital Insurance: This helps pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing community (following a hospital stay), home health care and hospice care.
  2. Part B, Medical Insurance: This helps pay for services supplied by doctors and 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 choose to receive all their healthcare services, including Part D prescription drugs if a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) is selected, through among these provider organizations under Part C.
  4. Part D, Prescription Drug Coverage: This can help pay for prescription medications.
  5. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only if you will 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 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 info on 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 aren't required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours a day
  • Provide assistance and supervision with bathing, dressing, and mobility to all residents which have these activities in their service plan
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan which includes a doctor’s evaluation and evaluation

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the assisted living community that is right for you and your loved one is normally one of the most crucial decisions you can make. During your visit, consider the caliber of attention that a loved one may receive. The decision of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you and your loved one, so think about what factors are actually important to you. Also you can read through a few of the 605 reviews about communities in the greater Weston area. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Activities: It’s smart to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with community activities. Ask the manager if you can check out the activities and even participate. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the staff seem to be to be appreciating the experience as well? Check out the facility calendar of get-togethers. Do they meet your loved one’s likes and dislikes? Do the activities and get-togethers vary in size and type? Do they incorporate outings and trips from the facility? If it is important to your household, don’t forget to inquire about faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility feel orderly and fresh? Be sure to look beyond furnishings and into baseboards, edges, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping is offered in the non-public living space. Be sure you get total details on the types of maintenance provided and the expected response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Request specifics on what's available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the personnel are of the utmost importance. Make sure that you observe several staff members interacting with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to receive a good understanding of the staffing pattern. Just how many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Make sure you obtain an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals of the community. It's important that you have confidence in the property’s staff.
  • Meals: As with almost all of us, the dining room experience is vital to seniors. When touring facilities, it is important to go over entree choices and find out about dining hours, options, and procedures. Be sure you and your loved one enjoy a meal at facility. It's not only a great way to sample the cuisine, but it’s a great opportunity to meet other residents. Make sure to discuss what happens if a resident cannot make it to the dining area for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and families, past and present, for his or her honest thoughts about the community. Various facilities include a resident council that will be happy to answer all of your questions.
  • Security and safety: Safety and security features are incredibly important and offer reassurance 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 a crisis within their living area. Find out about other safety features available in living quarters and through the entire community. Be sure to find out about staffing schedules 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 facility assist or manage people’ medication requests?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, make sure you consider yourself or your family member actually living at the community. Can you imagine your loved one feeling contented? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents receptive, inviting and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Weston, MA?

The typical cost of assisted living in the state of Massachusetts in 2018 was $5,495 monthly while the average monthly price for Weston ranges from $1500 to $11390 monthly. Charges for assisted living facilities may differ widely depending on amenities, neighborhood, and services, so if the cost is an issue consider looking into close by areas and towns might give you more versatility in your spending budget.

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 Pay for Assisted Living

Many families encounter sticker shock when beginning their search for senior living. How exactly to finance senior care can be an obstacle for care. Many families pay for a move to assisted living through the sale of a residence or personal savings, but for some people, this might not exactly be a choice.

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

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior getting into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be in a position to liquidate the policy and receive funds right now to cover senior care costs. Different restrictions and regulations apply according to the kind of insurance policy you have, so call a economic advisor or eldercare legal professional to find out more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage can be a good approach for just one person to move into assisted living while another remains at home. A reverse mortgage allows homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. For more information, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to discover a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area or contact the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many veterans are unaware that they are eligible for senior care benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit has helped numerous families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must 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 current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to determine if your family member may qualify for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see get in touch with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Affairs or visit www.va.gov.

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

Five Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Community

There’s no question that choosing an assisted living facility are generally overwhelming. However, considering these five important things when thinking about making the move to assisted living will help you make a better-educated decision:

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

Email us for more details about what to search for when visiting an assisted living facility.

What Else Should I Consider Think about choosing a Facility?

There’s no shortage of senior care options in Weston - this is why we have Senior Living Advisors prepared to help. They are experts in helping match seniors to the facilities that are the best fit for their budget, care requirements, and personality.

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

  • Concentrate on current circumstances. What does your family member need now? Do they need help bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited vision or special diets? Think about the here and today, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years ago.
  • When possible, tour at least three communities. Focus on planned tours and consider having meals with the residents. If none seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options and don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.
  • Look at Facility through your family member’s lens - not your own. It is easy to be 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 family member. Would they enjoy the benefits of a bigger community or be more comfortable in a small, more intimate setting?

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

Phone A Place for Mom today - we can help relieve your stress while saving you money and time, ultimately finding a location that meets your price range 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 having access to big city conveniences while also enjoying picturesque East Coast charm. The state has four distinct seasons, boasting stunning fall foliage, scenic winter countryside, bright spring flowers, and hot summertime days to be enjoyed at the state’s shoreline.

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

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