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1380 Columbia Road, South Boston, MA 02127

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5.0
Exceptional Customer Service and Friendlyness
Compass on the Bay and there staff have been a blessing in my mother's life and in our lives. My mother is so happy to be part of their Community. Compass just had a celebration luncheon for my mother. All her kids and spouses, aunts and uncle attended. The staff was amazing at making

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Compass on the Bay

Compass on the Bay is a state-of-the-art Memory Support Assisted Living community offering research-based treatment programming for those with varying levels of memory loss, including Mild Cognitive Impairment (early memory loss) and diagnosed Alzheimer's disease in a comfortable dignified residential setting.

The community, serving Greater Boston and the South Shore, features 38 apartments as well as bright and airy living and dining areas with water views overlooking Dorchester Bay toward the JFK Presidential Library.

Innovative programs include a curriculum-based adult learning program, specialized brain-healthy diet, and individual resident case review through their affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Center. Compass on the Bay also offers short-term trial and respite stays. Families have peace of mind knowing they offer their loved one the very best of care at Compass on the Bay.

Senior living options offered

Memory Care

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Compass on the Bay

1380 Columbia Road, South Boston, MA 02127

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Amenities
at Compass on the Bay

Healthcare Services

  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Incontinence Care
  • Memory Care
  • Non-Ambulatory Care
  • Medication Management
  • Diabetic Care

Meals & Dining

  • Gluten-free
  • Low / No Sodium
  • Restaurant Style Dining
  • Guest Meals
  • International Cuisine
  • No Sugar
  • Professional Chef
  • Meals Provided

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioned
  • Respite or Short Term Stays Offered

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

  • Café or Bistro
  • Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

  • Complimentary Transportation

Common areas

  • Central Fireplace
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Beauty Salon
  • Outside Patio
  • Meeting Room

Services

  • Beautician
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Activities

  • Art Classes
  • Holiday Parties
  • Tai Chi
  • Stretching Classes
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Gardening Club
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Sensory-based Programs
  • Dances
  • Reminiscence Programs
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Karaoke
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Birthday Parties
  • Activities On-site
  • Trivia Games
  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Day Trips and Outings
  • Yoga / Chair Yoga
  • Pet-focused Programs
  • Cooking Classes
  • Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning

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14 reviews
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1 star
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4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
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4.5
Value for Cost
4.4
A Place for Mom has scored Compass on the Bay with 0 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 0 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Compass on the Bay has 14 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.5 out of 5.
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anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
May 1, 2019
5.0
Exceptional Customer Service and Friendlyness
Compass on the Bay and there staff have been a blessing in my mother's life and in our lives. My mother is so happy to be part of their Community. Compass just had a celebration luncheon for my mother. All her kids and spouses, aunts and uncle attended. The staff was amazing at making us all feel welcome and provided a wonderful lunch and an award plaque for my mother. She was thrilled!!! Compass always goes above and beyond to help everyone feel at home and part of the community. So blessed to have my mother at Compass. Sincerely, [Name removed]
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
4.5
Activities
5
anonymous - Industry reviewer
Memory Care
June 3, 2018
0.5
Stay Away just overpriced for what you get
I would not recommend Compass on the Bay for care. I recently Visited and noticed that residents were just sitting doing nothing. There were no events or any engagements going on. Management was rude when i asked what the activities for the day were. Location was nice. But im not sure for the over expensive price that i would want my mom just sitting doing nothing all day. So we will be looking at other communities.
Cleanliness
0.5
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anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
September 18, 2015
5.0
Spoke with Matt. Like their approach on diet, holistic, activities what they used to do to re-engage the brain. Do an off site activity once a week. 28 residents in memory household. Still have geriatric care. Has PACE and they tailor a program called PACE Plus where it's a combination of subsidy and private pay. Does not have an immediate availability. Possiably within 20-45 days
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
September 1, 2015
5.0
Verified Review
We are very very happy with it.
We are very very happy with it. She struggled at first with the move, but they worked really well with her, and have been very patient. They really seem to understand the dementia population. They have plenty of activities, and they will go and get her because they know she enjoys them. The food is good, no complaints there. We like that it's smaller than a lot of others, not institutional feeling, we liked the homey environment.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
K. Wilson - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 1, 2014
5.0
Home away from home
My father in law has been at Compass on the Bay for a bit over a year. IT was not an easy decision to place his in a care facility, as he is getting up in age and needs some assistance with day to day living, but is also independent. At Compass on the Bay, they encourage him to exercise, socialize and do as much for himself as possible, but are also there is assist for anything. The activities are a bit hit or miss, as they have to appeal to the whole group, but he does enjoy the daily exercise, the social gathering and of course, meal time. We are very pleased with the staff and care, they are like an extended family! The facility is beautiful, with a beautiful porch and view of the bay, and it really does have a "home like" feel - and doesn't feel like an institution at all. It is very sad when a loved one needs more care than you can provide, but we really feel like we made the right choice with Compass on the Bay.
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
4.5
Loved One - Family/friend
Memory Care
March 26, 2014
5.0
Verified Review
Things are going very well for our lo...
Things are going very well for our loved one here! She's still mentally on the ball, and they've got a lot of things for her to do here. She's engaging with the other residents and smiling and laughing with them! She treats all the staff very well, and they treat her well in return! She's not crazy about the dinner selection, though. She is in the nicest room, too! She has views of the bay, and when the weather gets nice, she will be able to see all the bicyclists and dog walkers outside. Most importantly, she came from a big community where it was easy to get overwhelmed and lock herself in her room. Now that she's in a smaller setting, she's able to join in on the activities, like exercises, BINGO, and sing-a-longs, and is able to interact more with others! We've seen a real improvement since she's moved here!
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Boston Blackie - Family/friend
Memory Care
February 20, 2014
5.0
Verified Review
Compass on the Bay, a wise decision
Our initial contact with the community was Lindsay Willis. Exec. Dir. I doubt a more warm, caring, compassionate person exists in this universe--or any other. Care for our memory-impaired, elderly mother was expected. We got that and so much more. Lindsay has shown empathy, too, for family members, sincerely concerned with our well-being, also. A decision to place a loved one in the care of Ms. Willis & her staff would be a wise investment, both in terms of the dedicated care your family member would receive as well as the support offered to families unable to provide the necessary care, support, safety needed by one immersed in the depths of the Alzheimer's abyss.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Jack - Family/friend
Memory Care
February 14, 2014
5.0
Verified Review
I can't say enough good things about them.
I can't say enough good things about them. They bent over backwards to help us. They had everybody out trying to help us. They worked very hard to make her comfortable, and worked with us to keep the room available when things went differently than planned.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Son - Family/friend
Memory Care
December 17, 2013
4.0
Verified Review
Overall very good
So far we're very happy with this community. We wanted a smaller sized community so that Dad and the staff could get to know each other more personally, learn names, etc. So far the staff have been great, very friendly and personable. There's a bit of room for improvement when it comes to some of the smaller details, and the food could always be better. But overall we're very pleased, and Dad seems well taken care of.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Memory Care
October 3, 2013
4.0
Verified Review
Took this tour and liked th...
Took this tour and liked this very much. May still be a possibility for dementia care. Would like to get something closer if possible.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
Satisfied Customer - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 3, 2013
4.5
Verified Review
Memory care within budget
We chose this community because its location was very convenient for our family. The staff was really great. They have a memory care unit that we liked. A big factor in our search was to keep it within our budget and this community provided us with what we need for the budget we had.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
3.5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Memory Care
March 2, 2013
5.0
Verified Review
Very nice a clean, small community, e...
Very nice a clean, small community, excellent care. Residents seemed very happy.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Memory Care
December 25, 2012
5.0
Verified Review
Staff was very friendly and professio...
Staff was very friendly and professional. The facility is clean and modern, rooms are in great condition. They have outings for the residents and outdoor space. I would rate this facility as top notch.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Memory Care
December 19, 2012
5.0
Verified Review
Lovely community
Lovely community
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
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