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Independent Living

Average starting price $4,999/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Melrose, MA
Greystone Farm at Salem
4.2

When I first approached my dad with the idea of assisted living, he was more open to it than I expected. Greystone Farm gave us the tour, and they spent a lot of time explaining things. At the end, he said "Yeah, I can see myself living here." Which completely surprised me. From the day he moved in until today, almost every day he tells me how much he likes it there, or how great this or that person is. I've been very happy with them and don't feel guilty about leaving him him here. He is so much better off. He's not alone, and he is very well taken care of. He really likes the aides and especially the nurses. His only complaints have been small and center around the food. He tells me they give him too much food. And then with Covid when food is delivered to his room, his CocaCola comes as a can of generic version, whereas in the dining room, it's true fountain CocaCola. But we can easily work around those things! Other than that, he is very happy there. It has been the prefect solution for him. People are in and out checking on him all day, but he doesn't feel like he's being watched. He has his own apartment, so when people come in, it's like a mini visit, and then they go. It has been wonderful for me being close by to Dod so I can do the same, drop in for a moment as often as I want or need to. I think it's very expensive, but he's getting all of these services that are so beneficial. And his happiness and wellbeing is the most important thing to me. He doesn't do a lot of the activities, but he really enjoys when they bring in different musicians - pianists violinists, etc. It has been a really great move for him and everyone in our family.

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Cadbury Commons in Cambridge, MA
4.5

Very good staff for the most part. It is a good environment with a lot of bright people. The community is quite clean and have housekeepers on each floor. The staff is very friendly and knew my name immediately. The activities are good and they offer good off-community trips and normal on-site games and such. The value is probably on par with others here at Cadbury Commons. The community is very well run.

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The Residence at Freeman Lake in Chelmsford, MA
4.1

My loved one is happy with the activities that the community offers. They have activities like church, cards, movie night, general get together and special activities like music outside with family. Overall I like this community, I am just concerned with the cost and some things seem a bit excessive.

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Youville Place

10 Pelham Rd, Lexington, MA 02421 | 8.1 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Youville Place is a unique assisted living residence located in Lexington, Mass. Surrounded by 12-acres of lush gardens and greenery, this assisted living residence is rooted not only in the region’s history but by its history and traditions. The only mission-oriented, not-for-profit assisted...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
5.0(11 reviews)

We couldn't be more grateful to have our mom in the loving and capable hands of the Youville community. The Memory Care Unit there is top-notch. To this day, given all the challenges with her Alzheimer's,...

The Arbors at Stoneham

140 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA 02180 | 2.1 milesfrom Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.8(12 reviews)

They are more than accommodating for my aunt's needs. The staff are friendly, very helpful, and concerned about her well being. I wish she would participate in activities, but they respect her choice. ...

Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801 | 4.3 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Assisted LivingBenchmark 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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(22 reviews)

My Father was put into the memory care unit at Benchmark Senior Living in January, 2022 after fighting Alzheimer’s Disease for 7 years. He needed multiple people to care for him 24/7. During his stay, the...

Holiday Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148 | 1.9 milesfrom Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
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4.4(35 reviews)

We chose Atria Maplewood Place because it was close to where his house is so he is familiar with the area and he would be more comfortable there. The apartment sizes are on the smaller side, he has a studio...

Sunrise of Newton

431 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458 | 9.8 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Sunrise of Newton, you will enjoy living in the lively suburban neighborhood of Newton Corner, just 20 minutes from downtown Boston, and with a unique car courtyard featuring ample visitor parking. Our community is also conveniently situated within easy reach of I-90 for excursions to the...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.5(4 reviews)

What has really stuck out to me about Sunrise of Newton is definitely the quality of care that they provide.

VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community

259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144 | 5 milesfrom Melrose center

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Beauty Salon
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5.0(1 review)

My mom is very happy here. The staff is very nice and helpful. She seems to be happy with the meals. She likes the activities that she is participating with the others. This community is clean and we would...

Zelma Lacey House

9 West School Street, Charlestown, MA 02129 | 5.5 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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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Beauty Salon
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5.0(3 reviews)

We like the care that is received. The staff are nice and caring to her needs. We like the menu and the good variety that is offered and they will help with any special needs if required. I like knowing that...

Neville Place

650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 6.5 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
5.0(5 reviews)

The grounds, which connect to fresh pond reservoir provide wonderful daily walking opportunities for my mom for whom being outdoors and moving through the world is of huge importance. City living would be...

Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 | 8 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Located just minutes from Symphony Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, residents of the Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community live in the heart of Boston's thriving cultural and entertainment world. Convenient to nearby shopping, restaurants, and a host of...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.8(4 reviews)

They have been friendly. The staff has been able to assist with people that are able to take my loved one to the doctor and other items. They have a coffee shop next door and close to other shopping...

Providence House

180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135 | 8.8 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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Beauty Salon
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4.7(3 reviews)

The cleanliness of the community is great, as well as the staff members. My experience so far has been great and the food is really good. The activities have been pretty limited due to the pandemic, but they...

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Kaplan Estates

240 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960 | 6 milesfrom Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome to Woodbridge, a friendly and vibrant assisted living community where safety and comfort are paramount. Located on a wooded knoll in Peabody, Massachusetts, on the North Shore of Boston, Woodbridge offers private rental apartments for seniors. Aviv Centers of Living May News: Aviv...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(9 reviews)

My loved one loves the food. My loved one has not utilized the activites but they have a list of dailiy activites. The cost is expensive but its a real nice place. It's cheery and very inviting. I would...

Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458 | 9.5 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
3.3(19 reviews)

I would definitely recommend Evans Park I can't imagine better assistant living then Evans Park I am very grateful for taking care of my husband

Sunrise of Gardner Park

73 Margin Street, Peabody, MA 01960 | 9.2 milesfrom Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise at Gardner Park, which provides both Assisted Living as well as Reminiscence (memory) Care, has been serving the needs of seniors and their families since 1994. Famous for it's 'Bed and Breakfast' ambiance, Gardner Park is housed within a gracious Victorian Mansion. Besides the 55 private...

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4.8(16 reviews)

The community itself seems to be very nice and overall the value is completely worth it. We aren't able to judge the meals because our loved one has to have pureed meals so its hard to know whether its good...

The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176 | (< 1 mile)from Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.7(19 reviews)

We've had to lean quite heavily on their expertise and caring recently. The people there are great - every single one of them are spectacular, from the cleaning crew, to the front desk, to nursing. We...

Sunrise of Burlington MA

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803 | 7.6 milesfrom Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.7(24 reviews)

My grandfather was a stoic Army veteran who drove tanks in Korea who always told me he wanted nothing to do with nursing homes/assisted livings when he was older. This all changed when he was living with the...

Brigham House

341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472 | 8.2 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.7(5 reviews)

My mom has recently made the move into this community and she is getting better day by day in her new living environment. I am overall comfortable with the care she has been receiving and the staff are...

New Horizons At Choate

21 Warren Ave, Woburn, MA 01801 | 5 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

New Horizons at Choate is a private, not-for-profit, non-denominational independent and assisted living retirement community located on the historic site of the former Charles Choate Memorial Hospital, in a lovely residential neighborhood near Horn Pond in Woburn. Beautiful, private...

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4.8(3 reviews)

It is restricted, as to who can apply, you have to live in a particular town or have family in the town. It's subsidized by a family foundation. They had good food. They really aren't set up for assisted...

Youville House

1573 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 6.5 milesfrom Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

Youville House in Cambridge is an urban oasis just minutes from Harvard and Inman Square. Residents enjoy active lifestyles; some continue to work or travel while others enjoy on-site concerts and lectures.Youville House offers the perfect balance of services and support to assist residents in...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.0(4 reviews)

In March, I finally forgo my fear of a stressful move & joined Youville. The move went smoothly, & I had a dinner partner to feel at home. The housekeeping staff helped me to sleep on my freshly made bed the...

Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living

92 West St, Wilmington, MA 01887 | 7.1 milesfrom Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(6 reviews)

Mom was not really eating much while she was there. Did hear from some residents they were less than thrilled with the food. Mom was not able to participate in most activities. Price is high but honestly...

Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803 | 7.9 milesfrom Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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4.5(11 reviews)

We moved my mom in a month ago after lots of deliberation and it was the best decision we made. The team here, led by the Executive Director [name removed], consistently exceed expectations. They are kind,...

Sunrise of Lynnfield

55 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940 | 4 milesfrom Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.5(14 reviews)

They are starting to bring back the activities which is great, that are being very careful. They also allow pets, so our loved one has her dog there which is huge plus. We really like that our loved one will...

The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472 | 8.8 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
Art Classes
3.7(9 reviews)

The staff members and the meals and dining service get 5+ everything has been amazing. We are not super familiar with all the activities just yet but we are sure they are wonderful. One thing we really love...

The Gables at Winchester

299 Cambridge St, Winchester, MA 01890 | 5.1 milesfrom Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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For over 30 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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(8 reviews)

My mom just recently moved into the Gables, and from start to finish it was a seamless experience. The atmosphere is warm, congenial and inviting, while the staff makes sure that the community’s needs are...

Aviva Country Club Heights

3 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801 | 5.3 milesfrom Melrose center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
Art Classes
4.4(7 reviews)

My mother has recently made the move into this community and so far everything seems to be going well for her. The staff have done a good job and have made sure to accommodate her needs to the best of there...

Brightview Arlington

1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474 | 5.8 milesfrom Melrose center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.4(7 reviews)

My brother is fine living at this community. The staff are providing care that he is suppose to get. He likes all the activities and goes places too. He is enjoying the outings. I would recommend them to my...

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Cost of independent living in Melrose, MA

The average cost of senior living in Melrose is 4,999 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Somerville, MA with an average of 4,850 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

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