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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.

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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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MY MOTHER IS HAPPY THERE. THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY. UPPER MANAGEMENT IS EXTREMELY EASY TO DEAL WITH AND AS HELPFUL. I MOVED MY MOTHER FROM ANOTHER ASSISTED LIVING BECAUSE OF NASTY CONDITIONS AND POOR...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Linden at Dedham is nestled in an inviting green country setting in a quiet wooded area conveniently located off of Route 95. Although we are not the “shiny penny” in our market, we offer all the comforts of home with unparalleled nursing care, coupled with longevity amongst its staff. As a...
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My loved one is currently a resident at The Falls At Cordingly Damn and his experience at this facility has been great so far. We moved him here from a previous facility and things have been so much better...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
A magnificent waterfall that once powered an 18th century mill creates a dramatic setting for The Falls at Cordingly Dam. Tucked away in a charming historic village, this is an extraordinary natural haven where fond memories and family traditions thrive. Inside, you'll find a familiar feeling of...
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I would give the sales team and front facing staff a 5. They are excellent and really want to find solutions and help. The nursing team gets a 3. I find that the nursing team cares for their residents quite...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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I am currently a resident at Edelweiss Village and everything has been very good for me at this facility so far. The cleanliness and friendliness are great! The staff, care services, food and value for cost...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Edelweiss Village, one of Boston’s premiere senior living communities, provides residents with opportunities to enjoy an active, healthy, and social lifestyle. Here you will find an exceptional level of assisted living senior care. Welcoming all faiths and backgrounds, residents enjoy delicious...
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My mother has been a resident for nearly two months. She has thoroughly enjoyed the social activities offered there and seems to feel at home. She is always well groomed, has a friendly rapport with the...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Avita of Needham is a unique Assisted Living Community, catering to memory support and care for seniors. We approach all of our care in a manner that looks holistically at the needs of our residents. In that way we believe we can maximize the abilities and minimize the losses of those in our...
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Compass on the Bay and there staff have been a blessing in my mother's life and in our lives. My mother is so happy to be part of their Community. Compass just had a celebration luncheon for my mother. ...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Compass on the Bay is a state-of-the-art Memory Support Assisted Living community offering research-based treatment programming for those with varying levels of memory loss, including Mild Cognitive Impairment (early memory loss) and diagnosed Alzheimer's disease in a comfortable dignified...
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My Dad lives at this community, and we love it! It's a beautiful community, and the staff and residents are wonderful. It provides all sorts of activities and care for a great price.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Springhouse is located in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston, across from the Faulkner Hospital and within walking distance of the Arnold Arboretum and public transportation. Springhouse is a not-for-profit community located on 13 acres of conservation land. We are within minutes of the Chestnut...
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My dad doesn't care too much for the food, so I find myself doing a lot of Uber Eats to satisfy his appetite. While Fenno House is on the lower end for pricing in the area, you get what you pay for. Yes, I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Fenno House has provided senior housing in the Wollaston section of Quincy for 42 years. Developed by Wollaston Lutheran Church and HUD, Fenno is not-for-profit and non-sectarian. Our residents come primarily from Boston and South Shore towns. Fenno House has offered certified Assisted Living for...
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My mom is doing great at The Residence at Melrose Station! The staff are taking very good care of her. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would absolutely recommend this community to other...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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Photo of Sunrise of Arlington
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I would recommend, but like most places they have a staffing issue that needs to be addressed. I picked this community because of the location.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Positioned to enjoy the greenery & peacefulness of the Lexington Bike Path on one side and the bustling in-town location of Massachusetts Ave. on the other side, Sunrise of Arlington has the best of both worlds under one roof. Our community is perfect for the resident who prefers an urban...
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Watertown is our home town, [name removed] is able to go shopping and take a walk in familiar surroundings. Biggest plus is when her money runs out, they will keep her and she gets a small amount of her...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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My family and I have nothing but positive things to say about Newbridge in the Charles. The staff couldn’t be kinder and more attentive to the residents. Most important to me, they have kept my dad engaged...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
You want the best for your loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. So do we. Strongly informed by research, memory care assisted living at NewBridge on the Charles offers comfortable and secure apartments and living areas, stimulating programming that keeps residents...
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I would tell my friends that this community was adequate and if someone had to go there it would be ok. The community seemed to be clean. The food at Pettee House was adequate and cold from my loved...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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It seems like a nice place to take care of my loved one. She's still getting used to it. But overall, we're pretty happy with the service so far. The staff are pretty good, although I think they could be...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Forestdale Park, located at the site of Malden’s former McFadden Manor, opened its doors in 2018 as the newest Volunteers of America Massachusetts Senior Residence.The community features Independent Living apartments, and studio and one bedroom Assisted Living apartments that feature our...
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This is an excellent community for my mom. The staff is always caring and attentive to her needs. I like that they are always making sure that she is engaging with the other residents. The community is very...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Landmark at Longwood is a memory care and assisted living community located in the city of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Our community is located at the epicenter of academics and is also proximal to the coastline. Boston is an ideal destination for family and friends who come to visit...
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I think they are very attentive to not only the patient's physical needs, but their emotional needs and adjustment needs. They also include the families and the social worker in the plan of care.
Provides: Nursing Homes
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center offers cutting-edge rehab and nursing care to patients with a wide variety of needs. We are conveniently located just a block away from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham. Our Alden Road neighborhood is dedicated to the post-hospitalization care...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Cambridge Homes is located in a historic Georgian-style building on Mount Auburn Street just a mile from Harvard Square and adjacent to Mount Auburn Hospital. A trusted senior community for over 125 years, the not-for-profit Cambridge Homes features 44 independent and assisted living...
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I used A Place for Mom to research assisted living facilities for myself. They were very helpful in making contacts and arranging calls for information. I moved to Cadbury Commons in North Cambridge in...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Cadbury Commons is a family owned and operated Assisted Living Community located across from Denehey Park in Cambridge, MA.  Seniors choose Cadbury as a residence that provides an independent lifestyle.  Assisted Living services are offered to foster that independence, not remove...
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The staff has opened their arms & welcomed my Mom. They listen to her concerns and address them in the best way to help her. They give a family feel to her assisted living care.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Prospect House is an assisted living community located in the oceanfront neighborhood of Revere. Opened in 2002, the house features 109 apartments and offers a staff of trained professionals and state-of-the-art services. New Spring Senior Communities is a group of four unique Massachusetts...
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Great place caring stay they clean everyday foods decent social director is Awesome highly recommend ????
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Leland Home is a 40 bed, non profit, licensed residential care facility that offers Independent Living with supportive services for seniors over 62 in Waltham since 1892. We offer a homelike setting with various amenities included at no additional cost. Medication administration, three meals...
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The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living is working out very well, it is a nice place and they take good care of him
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At The Parc at Harbor View, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Winthrop area. Residents have many opportunities to...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Somerville HomeThe Somerville Home is an assisted living community in Somerville, Massachusetts. Somerville is located just two miles north of Boston and is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States. Because of this, Somerville offers rich history and culture, and all the...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline is committed to providing residents with a healthful, stimulating lifestyle and the perfect recipe of services delivered with the kindness and compassion that inspired its founding over a century ago. This vibrant and innovative community offers both...
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Cost of nursing homes in Boston, MA

The average cost of senior living in Boston is $7,174 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Millis-Clicquot, MA with an average of $6,800 per month.

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Boston, MA vs. nearby cities

Boston, MA
$7,174/mo
$7,085/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Boston, MA vs. the state and national average

Boston, MA
$7,174/mo
U.S. national average
$4,889/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Boston vs. other types of senior living

$7,226/mo
Nursing Homes
$7,174/mo

Median monthly costs of Nursing Homes in Boston, MA by room type

Semi-Private
$6,791/mo
Studio
$7,290/mo
1 Bedroom
$8,129/mo
2 Bedroom
$9,137/mo

Average cost of Nursing Homes in Boston over time

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What families are saying about nursing homes in Boston

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Boston

Sunrise of Newton

5.0
I have been here since [date removed]. Every day I feel loved by the staff. I have notes because I can't member names and that embarrasses me. The food is better than I can prepare myself. This is a great place to be.

Putnam Farm at Danvers

4.3
Staff is really nice. They look out for my mother. Like if she misses a meal, they check in on her. Oh the appt transportation is a pain. It's only available 2 days a week half day. Have to get approval ahead of time. And the they drive you but do not assist into building. When it's a large ...
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The Gables at Winchester

4.3
I like living here, it’s close to Boston so we have interesting outings. The staff is friendly and competent. The apartments are spacious and clean. There are many windows in my apartment that have great views

Boston nursing homes services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Boston nursing homes communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Boston, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Boston nursing homes

Nursing homes communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of nursing homes partners in Boston that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
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Full medication management
Full medication management
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Doctor on call
Doctor on call
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24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
63.7%
26%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
74.3%
26.6%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
52.2%
9.8%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
21.2%
0.8%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
63.7%
22.8%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
50.4%
7%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
58.4%
17.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Boston nursing homes

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Boston Nursing Homes partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Boston, MANational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
44.2%
3.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
34.5%
0.2%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
35.4%
5.4%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
15.9%
1.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Boston nursing homes

Nursing homes communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Boston partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Boston, MANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
31.9%
0.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
46%
1.4%
No sugar
No sugar
41.6%
1.4%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
38.1%
3.5%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Boston nursing homes

Our nursing homes communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Boston communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Boston, MANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
40.7%
0.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
43.4%
0.5%
Room service
Room service
26.5%
0.4%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
20.4%
0.7%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Boston nursing homes

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered nursing homes communities in Boston offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Boston, MANational
Activity director
Activity director
49.6%
0.4%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
35.4%
0.2%
Community service programs
Community service programs
23%
0.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
41.6%
6.4%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
46.9%
0.4%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
48.7%
6.5%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
43.4%
0.4%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
30.1%
0.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
43.4%
0.3%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
46.9%
0.4%
Live performances
Live performances
47.8%
0.4%
Dances
Dances
20.4%
0.2%
Fitness center
Fitness center
25.7%
0.3%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
46.9%
0.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Research services for seniors in Boston, MA

In Boston, Massachusetts, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Boston is not car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Boston include a number of bus, commuter rail, subway, and ferry options managed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Boston has robust biking infrastructure and is walkable.

Boston offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical.

With one of the largest reputations in the county, the city of Boston boasts a wide set of attractions and a vibrant local culture. Some renowned and senior-friendly attractions throughout Boston include the Museum of Fine Arts, the New England Aquarium, and the historic Paul Revere House. The city is also home to a number of senior centers that host wide-ranging activities to fit a variety of interests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Brookmeadow at Blue Hills, Atria Longmeadow Place and Maplewood at Weston are the top-rated nursing homes facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

There are 113 nursing homes facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See the full list.

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