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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Boston nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options. But a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Boston, MA may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Boston or another care type is right for you. Browse 200 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Boston.

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Sunrise of Norwood

86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA 02062

4.3
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Ledgewood Bay

43 Ledgewood Dr, Milford, NH 03055

4.2
(32 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Ledgewood Bay Assisted Living, Independent Living & Memory Care is nestled in a quaint planned community in beautiful Milford, New Hampshire. This picturesque hilltop, with fantastic views of the White Mountains, community is close to Route 3, 101 and 101A and centrally located near numerous...

Methuen Village

4 Gleason Street, Methuen, MA 01844

4.2
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a secure residential Compass Memory Support Neighborhood for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Our community features gracious accommodations, numerous amenities, and expansive grounds...

The Village At Willow Crossings

25 Cobb Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

4.1
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Village at Willow Crossings is an active Senior community situated on a 20-acre woodland campus in the heart of Mansfield, MA. Manicured gardens grace the winding drives that travel through the picturesque campus, accented by the white picket fences of the charming cottage neighborhood. The...

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Sunrise of Braintree

618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184

4.2
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise of Braintree is located minutes from Route 128, Interstate 93 and Route 1, just minutes from South Shore Plaza. Our Victorian-style Mansion was built in 2007 and is set back from the road to provide a tranquil, peaceful environment, surrounded by lush landscaping, green lawns, and paved...

Bentley Commons at Bedford

66 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110

4.3
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Opened in 2008 and located in one of the most charming communities in the State of New Hampshire, Bentley Senior Living is a state of the art community that offers a full compliment of amenities and supportive services designed to maximize independence and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. ...

Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossings

254 Amesbury Rd, Haverhill, MA 01830

2.4
(53 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossing is an assisted living community in the riverfront city of Haverhill, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Our attractive, spacious community sits on a large, landscaped lot overlooking mature woods and lush farmland near Kenoza Lake, downtown shops and the...

The Enclave of Franklin

656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038

4.1
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Set in Norfolk County in the historic town of Franklin, The Enclave of Franklin is a senior living community where older adults can live comfortably and more independently, with discreet support from a caring, 24-hour staff. In addition to independent and assisted living options, The Enclave of...

Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

4.4
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Atria Draper Place

25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747

4.2
(30 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...

The Residence at Pearl Street

75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867

3.8
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Conveniently located adjacent to the town center of Reading, Massachusetts and within walking distance to the town common, post office, churches, banks, restaurants and many shops and services found in the thriving town center, our community recently received a $3 million full community...

Arbors of Bedford

70 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110

3.1
(37 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

The Arbors of Bedford is a dedicated memory care assisted living residence. Unlike other senior living communities, we are exclusively dedicated to caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of memory impairment.We offer an innovative and award-winning memory care program, Live...

Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

20 Charnstaffe Lane, Billerica, MA 01821

4.4
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica CrossingsAssisted Living at Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica CrossingsBenchmark Senior Living at Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings in Billerica, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need...

Chapel Hill Senior Living

10 Old Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864

4.2
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Chapel HIll is a luxury senior living community in the tranquil village of Chapel Four Corners in Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island. Our community is located just off Route 295, offering a convenient and short drive from the major cities of Providence, Boston, New Haven and Hartford....

Atria Lincoln Place

612 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI 02865

4.8
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Lincoln Place is a popular Rhode Island retirement community that offers an active, warm atmosphere with all the comforts of home. A diverse calendar of events provides daily opportunities for staying healthy and socializing. Residents interested in exercising may work out with an...

Benchmark at Rye

295 Lafayette Rd, Rye, NH 03870

3.5
(33 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Evolve Senior Living at Rye ~ assisted living care and compassion. Residents live their lives here with dignity in a safe, secure, and peaceful setting. We are an open, welcoming community and always have a place at the table at meal times for family members and visitors.Coastal architecture in a...

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...

Sunrise At Gardner Park

73 Margin Street, Peabody, MA 01960

4.5
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings

311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

4.3
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Dodge Park Rest Home

101 Randolph Rd, Worcester, MA 01606

4.7
(22 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...

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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

Boston, Massachusetts

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is an establishment that provides residence to two or more seniors who have no familial relation to the administrator. This type of complex offers its inhabitants 24-hour care by registered nurses. These nurses offer care for people who cannot adequately care for themselves.

Nursing homes can be a convenient and easy care choice for persons 65 years or older, however nursing homes will usually individuals 55 and greater which is unusual for other senior care types.As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to make complaints, have protections against involuntary transfer or discharge, exercise your rights as a U.S. citizen, and spend time with visitors. Nursing homes are required to provide specialized rehabilitative services (treatment for mental illness or intellectual disability), pharmaceutical services, a professionallly directed program of activities, and routine personal hygiene items to residents. Some services come at an extra cost which can include personal reading materials, special care services not included in the community’s Medicaid payment, and personal clothing. Examples of amenities and servicesoffered at nursing homes can include care coordination and case management, personal care (including dressing, bathing, and toilet assistance), senior centers, and wound care for pressure sores or a surgical wound. Often times persons might prefer to live in a nursing home due to a mental or physical condition that prevents them from easily accomplishing their lifestyle goals.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Proximity to hospitals can be an important factor in choosing the most suitable retirement home for you or your loved one. The top hospitals in Boston include Massachusetts General Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital, and Brigham And Women’s Faulkner Hospital. In total, there are 13 hospitals located in Boston which offer emergency services and other healthcare.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of care for a community is determined by the community where it is located. The rent burden for Boston is about 22.6% of the average person’s monthly income. The median monthly cost for rent in Boston is $1,964 and the median value for a house for Boston is around $455,371. In Boston, the cost of living index is 181.6 where a score of 100 is the average rating, and any score over 100 is considered costlier than the national average. Boston has a grocery index of 105.7.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

Weather and climate, in particular air quality and moisture, can be a big factor in selecting which location meets the needs of you or your loved one. Boston has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, Boston has a humidity level of approximately 64%. The average humidity levels are highest in the month of September at around 69%. In the summer, Boston is about 73F. The low summer temperature falls to approximately 59F during the month of June. The summer high temperature rises to approximately 85F in July. Over the wintertime, the average air temperature in Boston drops to around 33F. The high winter temperature is about 45F in the month of December. The lowest winter temperature will rise to around 22 F in the month of February. The average air quality index rating in Boston is about 48.3. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating is at its max rating during December at around 58.7. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Monthly, Boston measures around 4 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually falls in October with an average of 5 inches during the month. Boston gets an average of 48.10 inches of snow in a year.

Demographics and Values

In terms of education, 20.9% have a high-school diploma, 47.4% have a college degree, and 21.3% have a graduate degree. Out of the total city population, 48.1% are male and 51.9% are female. In Boston, 20.4% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.1% are over the age of 60, 4.5% are over the age of 70, and 2.9% are over the age of 80. The median age of Boston is 32 years old. The current population of Boston is growing at a rate of 0.009%. Boston has a population density of 5,472 people per square mile. Demographically, Boston is 0.4% Native American, 9.5% Asian, 7.2% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 52.8% white, 4.9% mixed race, 19.4% Hispanic, and 25.3% black. In terms of crime, Boston has 22.5 property crimes per 1000 residents and 7.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In Boston, 20.5% live in poverty, 4.1% are widows, 3.9% do not have health insurance, and 12.3% have some form of disability. During the previous presidential election, 14.1% voted Republican, 81.8% voted Democrat, and 4.1% voted for a third party candidate in Suffolk county. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Boston, out of the total population 0.7% practice Judaism, 1.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 1.1% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Boston 48.2% practice Catholicism, 4.9% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 2.0% are Baptists. In Boston, 37.2% are nonbelievers. In Boston, 2.9% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Boston is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community.

State Information

An overview of Massachusetts

The natural beauty of Massachusetts is ranked 26th in the nation. There are 78 general hospitals and 129 health centers that provide care for 6,941,273 Massachusetts residents. 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. The state of Massachusetts has a cost of living index of 133.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 113.9 and a housing index rating of 170.3.

Social demographics of the state

In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican. In Massachusetts, 23% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 4,200 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

On average, the humidity rating for Massachusetts is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 71%. On average, the state receives 4.04 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.10 inches. On average, Massachusetts has an air quality index rating of around 38.9 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 47.5 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 45F in the month of January. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 7F in the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. The average high summer temperature is around 85F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 50F in the month of June. 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 tornados.

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 eastern red cedar, American beech, flowering dogwood, and white spruce. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the obedient plant, the bats, the blue flag, or the coyotes. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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