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The Arbors at Amherst

130 University Dr, Amherst, MA 01002

4.2
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Wellington at Springfield

942 Grayson Dr, Springfield, MA 01119

4.2
(95 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Be inspired to live life to the fullest when taking up residence at The Wellington at Springfield. Our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Springfield, MA Sixteen Acres/East Longmeadow/Wilbraham line, enriches the lives of seniors by providing an environment that is...

River Ridge at Avon

101 Bickford Extension, Avon, CT 06001

4.3
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

River Ridge at Avon is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood in the heart of beautiful Farmington Valley. We are conveniently located off Route 44 in the charming town of Avon, minutes from wonderful shops, dining, entertainment, and medical offices. Our superb location complements the...

Brookdale Eddy Pond West

669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501

4.0
(40 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Freedom to Live WellGet ready to exchange cooking, cleaning and laundry for a rich and full retirement experience. At our assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts, we handle the household chores so you can spend more time doing the things you love. With cozy private...

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The Village at Buckland Court

432 Buckland Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

4.1
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Village at Buckland Court is a charming 'country estate' nestled amidst beautiful farm land, with expansive lawns and gardens. Inspiring outdoor sitting areas, a gazebo, and an herb garden provide the setting for arts, leisure, and fitness activities. Private walking paths and gazebos grace...

Armbrook Village

551 North Road, Westfield, MA 01085

4.6
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Armbrook Village offers seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle. The community features both independent and assisted living options as well as a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss...

Brookdale West Hartford

22 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT 06117

4.0
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Live The Life You WantNo one deserves to spend their golden years worrying about being alone in the event of an emergency or caring the heavy burden of family care alone. That’s why our assisted living and memory care community is here to provide personalized care plans, spacious and comfortable...

Atria Greenridge Place

One Elizabeth Court, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

4.4
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Atria Greenridge Place, you'll enjoy all the comforts of home and just the right amount of discreet support to help you live independently. This inviting community is situated in a residential neighborhood in Rocky Hill, next to Wethersfield and Newington. You'll find warm, friendly neighbors...

The Residence at South Windsor Farms

200 Deming Street, South Windsor, CT 06074

4.3
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Windsor, our beautiful, new community is nestled on spectacular farmland, boasting easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, Wapping Park, I-84 and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area.We offer 80 apartments; a combination of 31 studio, 27 one-bedroom...

Atria Draper Place

25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747

4.2
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Draper Place offers a relaxing senior community in the historic New England town of Hopedale. Residents enjoy taking a stroll down to the pond or quietly reading a book from the public library. A variety of lectures and entertainment provide social interaction for residents, friends and...

Brookdale South Windsor

1715 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

3.9
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Brookdale South Windsor is now open for in person visits and move ins!!! Such exciting news - we can now share our family like community with you and your loved one in person ( with safety precautions of course) but you all can see the apartment of your choice. We can also move new resident in...

Sunrise of Leominster

6 Beth Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453

4.2
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise Assisted Living of Leominster is centrally located at the corner of Central Street and Beth Ave, surrounded by a residential neighborhood with easy access to Routes 2, 12 and 190. Inside and out, we offer superbly decorated common areas including beautiful dining areas, living room with...

Prosper at Monastery Height

110 Monastery Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089

3.9
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Built in 1923 and prominently overlooking the city of West Springfield, Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery was renovated in 1999 to become Landmark at Monastery Heights, Senior Living Community. The beautiful building overlooks 18 spectacular acres of lawns, walking paths, and gardens and house 105...

Orchard Valley At Wilbraham

2387 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA 01095

4.3
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Orchard Valley at Wilbraham blends the best of assisted living with a small town atmosphere. Known for its working farms and annual peach festival, our community embodies close family ties, fond memories and lasting traditions. Just a short drive from Main Street in Wilbraham, MA, Orchard Valley...

Addison Place at Glastonbury

1177 Hebron Ave, Glastonbury, CT 06033

4.0
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Situated just south of East Hartford, bordering Bell-Hebron Linear Park on 14 wooded acres, Addison Place at Glastonbury is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being.This inviting residence offers a selection of...

The Oasis at Dodge Park

102 Randolph Rd, Worcester, MA 01606

4.7
(20 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

The Oasis at Dodge Park provides Dementia and Alzheimer's care in Worcester MA. The Alzheimer's Program at the Oasis is designed to promote independence within a comfortable and safe environment. The goal of the program is to help individuals maintain the optimum level of functioning and to...

Dodge Park Rest Home

101 Randolph Rd, Worcester, MA 01606

4.7
(21 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Welcome to Dodge Park, Thank you for your interest in Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club. Dodge Park Rest Home is pleased to continue its tradition of service to the community. This year (2012) will be a milestone for Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club, when we will celebrating our 45 years...

Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings

311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

4.2
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Residents of Shrewsbury Crossings enjoy the pleasure of a close-knit community, the privacy of a spacious apartment home, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing our staff is always available to cater to their individual needs. Our spacious assisted living apartments have room for favorite...

The Hearth at Glastonbury

281 Western Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033

3.8
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Hearth is proud to offer Viking Pure Solutions’ electrochemically activated cleaning and disinfecting systems for our residents in each of our communities! This revolutionary safe and effective cleaner provides protection for our residents, teams, and families providing state of the art...

Brookdale Chatfield

One Chatfield Drive, West Hartford, CT 06110

4.1
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

From the moment you walk through the door of our Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care community in West Hartford, you will feel peace and comfort. To be honest, you might even feel a little bit giddy. It may have something to do with the beautiful common areas, private...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

Amherst, Massachusetts

Nursing Homes

A nursing home community offers lodging to two or more persons who have no familial ties to the administrator. This type of residence offers its inhabitants 24-hour care by on-site nurses. These nurses offer healthcare services for seniors who cannot adequately take care of their needs due to the effects of aging.

This type of community is a helpful and comfortable living alternative for individuals 65 years or older, however nursing homes will commonly allow persons 55 and greater which is for other senior care types. Types of amenities and services offered at nursing homes might include senior centers, skilled nursing or medical care, intravenous or nutrition therapy, and 24-hour emergency care. A large portion of nursing home inhabitants are persons who experience difficulty seeing and hearing, have mental or physical disabilities, require assistance with daily tasks such as walking, or have incontinence issues. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to make complaints, exercise your rights as a U.S. citizen, to manage your money, and get information on services and fees. The most frequent mental condition experienced by residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can hinder their and their sense of familiarity with their surroundings, memory function, and decision making capabilities. A large number of inhabitants tend to be bachelors or widows with less social support, and almost 50% of nursing home residents are older than 85 years old.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a major influence when choosing which community is best for your loved one’s needs. The median monthly cost for rent in Amherst is about $1,562 and the median price for a home for Amherst is about $349,353. The rent burden for Amherst is about 17.4% of the average person’s monthly income.

Demographics and Values

Based on gender, 50.1% are female and 49.9% are male. The median age of Amherst is 21 years old. In Amherst, 3.2% do not have health insurance, 6.1% have some form of disability, 56.5% participate in the labor force, and 2.1% are widowed. Amherst has a population density of 557 people per square mile. The current population of Amherst consists of 39,880 people. Of the population of Amherst 66.7% have a college degree, 42.3% have a graduate degree, and 11.9% have a high-school diploma. In Amherst, 1.8% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Racially, the population of Amherst is 0.6% Native American, 1.0% other or not specified, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 6.1% Hispanic, 12.9% Asian, 75.8% white, 6.1% black, and 3.6% mixed race.

State Information

An overview of Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts has 78 hospitals and 129 health centers, providing care to a population of 6,941,273. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. Massachusetts is ranked 8th in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Massachusetts ranks 26th in the nation. In terms of resources, Massachusetts has a cost of living index of 133.8, a grocery index rating of 113.9, and a housing index rating of 170.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average.

Social demographics of the state

During the latest presidential election, 33% voted for the Republican candidate while 60% voted for the Democratic candidate. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 23% of Massachusetts’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 4,200 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

The average air quality index rating in Massachusetts is 38.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.5 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 71% in the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Massachusetts is around 68F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 85F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 50F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 45F in the month of January. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 7F during the month of December. On average, the state receives 4.04 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Massachusetts mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Massachusetts can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.

Wildlife to be found in Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of white spruce, eastern hemlock, sycamore, and flowering dogwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the blue flag, the cardinal flower, the coyotes, or the cutleaf coneflower. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Massachusetts

Cedarbrook Village at Ware NOW OPEN, The Arbors at Westfield and McLean a CCRC are the top rated nursing homes near Amherst, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

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