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Whaler's Cove

114 Riverside Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02746

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About the community

Whaler's Cove Assisted Living has 120 safe and affordable rental apartments in a beautifully restored historic building.

Life at Whaler's Cove means living independently for senior adults who no longer want the responsibility of maintaining a home but may need a helping hand with personal care and other needs.

Located in Southeastern Massachusetts, on the site of the former Whitman Mills, bordering the Acushnet River, Whaler's Cove offers all of the comforts of home. Amenities include a spacious dining room, large sunroom, interior gardens, chapel, library beauty/barber salon and beautifully furnished lounge areas.

At Whaler's Cove, the professionally trained and dedicated staff are attentive to the ever-changing needs of the residents, assuring that they receive the services they need to maintain their independent lifestlyle.

Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing at Whaler's Cove

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

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Handicap accessible
Air conditioned

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Transportation & parking

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


Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room



Memory care services

Memory care only community

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Visiting chaplain or priest
Protestant services
Catholic services



(8 reviews)

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October 19, 2018
Rick - My loved one(s) live(s) or lived in this community
Very poorly run

I would not recommend whalers cove to my worst enemy. My mom complained numerous times about not getting her pain meds in a timely fashion. After she passed I scheduled salvation army to pick up items at her place. I made arrangements with Maureen the women in charge to let them in the apartment days ahead of time. Then the day of pickup they would not let salvation army into the apartment to remove items. Even when I was on the phone giving verbal permission. Whalers cove response was it was miscommunication and hopefully I can reschedule and still have everything out by the end of the month since my mom passed away. Very poorly run and I am not scrambling to make moving arrangements again. They can remove the items themselves and if they try to bill me they will get nothing. Very poorly run. And I also contacted them twice to get a removal fee for two items that were to old to be donated and after two weeks they still didn't get back to me. Please do not send loved ones to Whalers cove.

Reviewed on A Place For Mom

September 16, 2016

Very nice facility. High marks for [Removed], Asst. Executive Director, who met with us and gave us the tour. Services are very extensive. Good start to our researching the options.

Reviewed on SeniorAdvisor.com

July 9, 2016
Rose Santiago - I work in the industry
Horrible experience

Whalers cove is the worst place anyone could put there mom or dad in. The food is horrible they are always running out of something. The cna's there are just awful. The main boss is just a diagrace to the place. Its such a beautiful building but the way that lady runs whalers cove they will never have any help or residents. Dont move anyone you know into here!

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