The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176

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About the community The Residence at Melrose Station

A vibrant, urban lifestyle awaits at The Residence at Melrose Station, in Melrose, Massachusetts, where retirement is a peaceful state of mind. Whatever your lifestyle desires, we’ve got a senior living solution for you. We work with you and your loved ones to envision your best life here, whether you’re an independent senior looking for a maintenance-free lifestyle, in need of assisted living services in a supportive environment, or are seeking a proven memory care program. And, as your needs evolve, don’t worry about uprooting—our care keeps pace with you. Discover more about all we offer by contacting an A Place for Mom advisory today!

Community Services and Activities

While you’re taking in the views of the Greater Boston area from our rooftop terrace, enjoying a decadent meal in the dining room, or joining in one of our many activities, our dedicated and friendly staff is readily available to provide attentive, considered services. Our modern building carries stylish, contemporary tastes throughout common areas. There’s no such thing as an average day here as our Life Enrichment program fills the calendar with opportunities for education, exercise, cultural experiences, off-site excursions, and plenty of fun. Anytime-dining allows you to order up three, chef-prepared meals...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing for The Residence at Melrose Station

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Semi-Private
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at The Residence at Melrose Station

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Nurse
Podiatrist
Dentist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Services

Beautician
Housekeeping
Laundry service / drycleaning

Pets

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Fitness center
Movie or theater room
Piano or organ

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro
Private dining room

Activities

Devotional activities offsite
Educational speakers / life long learning
Live well programs
Day trips and outings

Reviews for The Residence at Melrose Station

4.9

(16 reviews)

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5.0

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5.0

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5.0

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5.0

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4.9

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4.9

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1-16 of 16 reviews
5.0
September 28, 2021
Dan Sutherby - Resident/client
A Special Place with Very Special & Truly Caring Team Members

The decision of where/how to care for a parent is extremely emotional for any parent(s) & children. The Residences eased every anxiety from the moment we walked in the building and in turn as we met each team member. Every corner of The Residences is immaculately clean, bright & so classy; truly a beautiful "home-like" experience in every way. EVERY team member knew Dad well & genuinely cared about him, wherever he ventured within The Residences. Sincere thanks to all team members for the loving care & daily smiles they provided Dad. Heartwarming & appreciated beyond words. Dining room & food are amazing & the "anytime" food situation was fantastic. He enjoyed the daily wine/cheese gatherings & social interaction they provided. Regular daily "check-ins" on all members provided comfort for us. Also, each apartment has a 24/7 emergency call button w/team members responding literally in minutes. In summary, a truly special place & amazing, caring team members. THANK YOU!


4.5
May 20, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A great value and a very caring community

The common areas at The Residence at Melrose Station always look clean, especially when comparing to other senior living communities. The staff is very friendly. I am impressed that every time I call in, they know exactly who I am. The department heads are often the ones who answer my questions, which is very reassuring. Similarly, the care being provided is great. During the Covid-19 pandemic, they have really stepped up to protect the residents and are doing much more than they usually do for no added cost. Compared to other communities in the area, we believe The Residence at Melrose is a great value. The only negative about the price is that they charge a flat fee per care level, rather than per service. While they do offer great activities, the physical location where they take place tends to be a little inaccessible to those who are less mobile. If they could hold activities on each level of the community, it would make it a lot more accessible to everyone.


5.0
September 18, 2019
John Caron - Resident/client
It's like a Resort

I really can't give enough Stars for how good this place is! My Aunt [name removed] has been there since May and her life is so much better now, from the food to the staff, accommodations and more. She has her independence and we don't have to worry about her. From the little things like making sure she takes her medicine to exercise classes. She has met new friends and is so busy every day. I suggest going for a look see if you have an aging family member. Outstanding care!


5.0
March 20, 2019
Lynn Peters - Loved one of resident/client

My dad has been a resident in the Reflections community at the Residence at Melrose Station for nearly 2 years. In that time he has been loved and cared for in every way. The staff, from top executives to hands-on care providers, from nursing to dining services, from front desk to cleaning personnel, ALL know my dad and my family and treat us with welcome and respect. We have be so fortunate to know that we can trust the employees there to take good care of dad and to reassure us when decisions are difficult.

Response from The Residence at Melrose Station

April 19, 2019

Dear Ms. Peters, we are so happy to read such a great review about The Residence at Melrose Station! We believe in creating a warm family environment, where our residents feel completely at home with us. We are pleased to hear that you found this to be true. We can't wait to see you again, have a great day!


5.0
March 10, 2019
Pamela - Loved one of resident/client
Best move ever

Moving my independent, yet lonely mom from her home at the age of ninety was very difficult for her. As it should be. After two days of living in the Residence at Melrose she said, " this is the best thing ever suggested to me" She is correct. From the staff, who are always smiling and saying hello, to the care services, who are always there to help 100% of the time (day or night. Not one person can do enough for each residence. I am visiting my mom at least twice a week, at all different times. I have seen how calm the entire community of workers are during a possible crisis or problem. Large or small, they continue to impress me with their person care for each individual. If you are interested, take a tour, sample a meal, sit and observe the social activities of the wonderful community. It is not just a place to sleep, it truly is a home for each person living here.

Response from The Residence at Melrose Station

March 28, 2019

Pamela, thank you for your very wonderful review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the great team here at The Residence at Melrose Station! We're glad to hear we continue to deliver such great experiences. If there's anything further we can do for you, we are happy to help! Have an amazing day!


4.5
February 17, 2019
IH - Loved one of resident/client
Happy landing at the Residence at Melrose Station

My family chose the Residence at Melrose Station for my mother because of the staff’s unique combination of imagination and commitment. It was very important to us that our mother be intellectually challenged as well as physically cared for. My mother adapted quickly, has found new friends and is enjoying the movies, games, and delicious meals with other residents. During our move-in week, any concerns we had were addressed quickly by the staff. Everyone here is upbeat and wonderful to work with, and this includes the nursing staff, aides, dining room staff, building supervisor, receptionists, and housekeepers. My mother also enjoys walks outdoors. A great feature of this place is its closeness (2 blocks away) to a lovely Main Street, with shops, a grocery store, a pharmacy, and a post office. Nearby there is a commuter train station—great location! In spring we will enjoy the nearby parks and lakes. For assisted living support in the Boston area, we couldn’t do better.

Response from The Residence at Melrose Station

March 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your positive comments about The Residence at Melrose Station! We are happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team! We pride ourselves in creating a family environment in our communities through our extraordinary team of associates, our renowned Anytime Dining culinary experience and sophisticated engagement programming. Thank you again for your feedback! We hope you have an amazing day!


4.5
February 6, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
great staff, great location

My family chose the Residence at Melrose Station for my mother because of the staff’s unique combination of imagination and commitment. It was very important to us that our mother be intellectually challenged as well as physically cared for. After only one week, my mother adapted quickly, has found new friends and is enjoying the movies, games, and delicious meals with other residents. During our move-in week, any concerns we had were addressed quickly by the staff. Everyone here is upbeat and wonderful to work with, and this includes the nursing staff, aides, dining room staff, building supervisor, and housekeepers. My mother also enjoys walks outdoors. A great feature of this place is its closeness (2 blocks away) to a lovely Main Street, with shops, a grocery store, a pharmacy, and a post office. Nearby there is a commuter train station—great location! In spring we will enjoy the nearby parks and lakes.

Response from The Residence at Melrose Station

May 19, 2019

We strive for the best level of care and service possible, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at The Residence at Melrose Station. We take tremendous pride in our culinary experience and resident engagement programming. Our associates and residents are at the core of all that we do and we are happy that you found this to be true in your times with us. See you soon! We appreciate your kind words.


5.0
December 9, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

If you are thinking about having your loved one in an assisted living facility, I would encourage you to look at The Residence at Melrose Station. The moment you walk into the front door you think you’re in a beautiful hotel and you’re greeted so warmly by the receptionist. When we first met with [name removed], the sales and marketing director, she was so informative and caring. She showed us around and we were so impressed with the place. Once she knew what we needed she worked hard to get the best arrangements for us. The apartment we got is beautiful. We will always be thankful for her help. Both she and [name removed], the executive director, made our decision to choose their facility very easy. We thank the entire staff for being so kind and helpful. It’s a beautiful place and we have peace of mind knowing that our loved one is safe and in a wonderful environment. Check it out —you won’t be disappointed.

Response from The Residence at Melrose Station

December 21, 2018

We are very happy to have provided such positive experiences throughout your senior living journey. Thank you so much for sharing these very kind words. We look forward to seeing you again, have a great day!


5.0
November 26, 2018
Lou Ventino - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Holiday Meals

The culinary team does a great job, and made an extra special effort at the holidays to present a fantastic Thanksgiving feast. My Mom was thrilled!

Response from The Residence at Melrose Station

December 4, 2018

Dear Mr. Ventino, thank you for taking the time to review The Residence at Melrose Station and our culinary experience. Have an amazing day!


5.0
August 31, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Great place for retirement

A first class facility with a "hotel atmosphere." Exceptional staff throughout entire supporting cast. Friendly, courteous & helpful. Cleanliness beyond the "10" mark. A qualitative healthy menu


5.0
July 6, 2018
Joyful One - Resident/client
Best Mother's Day Ever!

Mother's Day was one of the most special occasions ever! It was my first Mother's Day away from my own kitchen and five-bedroom house. I was initially somber, sad and then upon going to the main dining ... oh my goodness! The decadent jumbo scallops, lobster, prime rib, chocolates, long-stem roses for all the moms! Wow! Best Mother's Day ever. The Executive Director James and Activities Director Michelle and Chefs Ken are FABULOUS!! They made certain that Mother's Day was special special speacial!! THANK YOU. MY FAMILY (15) LOVED IT! YOUR KINDNESS WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!

Response from The Residence at Melrose Station

July 13, 2018

Joyful One, we're so glad that we were able to go beyond your expectations! We will pass on your wonderful comments to the Melrose Station team! Thank you!


5.0
June 24, 2018
Thankful One - Resident/client
Thank you to my new family at Melrose Station

Thank you to my new family Residence at Melrose Station. I appreciate your love and support. I will always remember all of you and your kindness.

Response from The Residence at Melrose Station

June 25, 2018

Thank you for the great review! Again, we are could not be happier that you have joined our family.


5.0
June 22, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Great Location and a always Caring Staff

Hi I am writing this review to let anyone that might be look for a place for a family member the my parent have been living here and its been a great overall experience. This is an incredible facility and a great location. Its about a 5 minute walk for my parents to go to everything from a grocery store to CVS. Plus there are a unending amount of family owned business and restaurants in down town. The Residence at Melrose Station has a great restaurant inside the building that I have eaten at multiple times and its always been excellent. My parents are in the assisted living program and the staff has been great with my mom and dad but also with staying in contact and working with me on everything from helping find a local dentist to have laundry done and delivery medications all in a timely fashion. This part in very important to me as I live on the west coast and truly could not get all these smaller items done with out the continuous help I am offered. I will also so they have put together a great activities program and even a little happy hour every day or as my mom calls it "Wine Hour" All in all I would say its a great location, beautiful facility with a very attentive staff that actually cares TD

Response from The Residence at Melrose Station

June 22, 2018

Hello TD, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We love caring for your mom and dad. We are thrilled to have your family join ours!


5.0
May 13, 2018
D. Pan - Loved one of resident/client
FIVE STARS at Melrose Station!

FIVE STARS at Melrose Station! Our Mother LOVES LIVING HERE! Residence at Melrose Station is a most caring, warm, friendly, clean, nurturing, supportive and loving senior community. The Executive Director, [name removed] along with the nurses, activity directors, Chefs, staff are all truly dedicated to providing a happy home with the highest level of quality. Our family has peace of heart. FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY!!!


5.0
April 12, 2018
Daughter - Loved one of resident/client
A Wonderful Caring Community

From the first tour to moving in day it was and continues to be a wonderful experience and loving community for my mom. The building itself is beautiful, extremely clean and well maintained. All meals are provided in the restaurant and the menu is excellent. Not only do they provide daily living assistance to my mom, they have truly enriched her life through music, arts, exercise, excursions and most importantly friendship. The feeling you get from the administration, staff, and the people who live there is that of one big happy family. The residents truly care about each other and the staff goes above and beyond to accommodate them in any way they can. I cannot say enough about the Executive Director and his Department Directors and Staff, they are a wonderful team who care about each resident’s happiness and well-being. When we saw the sign go up before the building process began, little did we know that The Residence at Melrose Station would be the wonderful, caring community that my mom would soon join.


5.0
November 3, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Residence at Melrose Station

My sister-in-law stays at the residence at Melrose Station, and she seems very happy there. I think that the staff is always very attentive, kind, and nice, and I know my sister-in-law really enjoys them. She also really likes the activities they have there like games, Bingo, and movies. I also appreciate that the community is always very clean. I would definitely recommend Melrose to others.


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