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165 Chestnut St, Brookline, MA 02445

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Goddard House

Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline is committed to providing residents with a healthful, stimulating lifestyle and the perfect recipe of services delivered with the kindness and compassion that inspired its founding over a century ago. This vibrant and innovative community offers both traditional assisted living and memory care in an exquisite setting just outside of the city, along Boston’s Emerald Necklace park system.

Goddard House offers Brookline area seniors a unique environment including an art gallery, urban farming project featuring vegetable and herb gardens, chicken coop and bee hives, and Olmsted Place Memory Support Neighborhood. Goddard House embraces the aging experience for seniors living in the Boston area by operating a high-quality assisted living community and by creating innovative programs which support our need for purpose, engagement, autonomy and choice as we age.

Goddard House Assisted Living and Memory Support in Brookline is a not-for-profit organization serving elders in Massachusetts for more than 160 years and has been at the forefront of serving the needs of older adults in the Boston area since 1849 when it opened the first private, nonprofit home for elders in Massachusetts.

We serve local seniors throughout Brookline, MA as well Newton, and the abutting Boston neighborhoods of...

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Amenities
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Healthcare Services

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

Meals & Dining

  • Vegetarian
  • Special Dining Programs
  • Organic
  • Professional Chef
  • Restaurant Style Dining
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Low / No Sodium
  • Guest Meals
  • Meals Provided
  • No Sugar

Room Amenities

  • Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Kitchenette

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

  • Café or Bistro
  • Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Property Convenient to Public Transit
  • Uncovered Parking
  • Resident Parking Available

Pets

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Cats Allowed

Common areas

  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Outside Patio
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Computer or Media Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • TV Lounge

Recreational areas

  • Game Room
  • Arts and Crafts Center
  • Raised Garden Beds

Services

  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning
  • Beautician
  • Housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English

Activities

  • Holiday Parties
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Happy Hour
  • Birthday Parties
  • Tai Chi
  • Cooking Classes
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Brain fitness / Dakim
  • Yoga / Chair Yoga
  • Activities Off-site
  • Art Classes
  • Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning
  • Gardening Club
  • Day Trips and Outings
  • Activities On-site
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Stretching Classes
  • Trivia Games
  • Devotional Activities On-Site

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A Place for Mom has scored Goddard House with 3 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 2 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Goddard House has 2 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 1.8 out of 5.
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February 14, 2024
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Worst administration I’ve experienced
My mother has been here now for several years and if I could afford to move her I would. The stars are for the wonderful caregivers- they get a 5, and it’s why my mom is happy there. The families on the other hand are incredibly frustrated. My mother moved in and we received no welcome packet- neither of us. There was not a single meeting with my mother or me after she moved in ever. reaching the head nurse to set up an appt was impossible. Why? Who knows. The turnover of the directors and the head nurses are annual- this director has lasted 2 years, but she is the 4th in 5? 6? Years. We can’t even keep up with their names! The AM receptionist is great, but none of the others know what’s going on day to day- not the support groups, hair stylist, et -how do you not know who is coming in the facility each day, or their schedules? the director doesn’t even know! NO Mediterranean diet. Pizza. Turkey tetrazzini. Wings. & tons of sugar from morn to eve. It used to be great 10 yrs ago
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April 25, 2022
0.5
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The tour itself and the follow-up paperwork was a nightmare.
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