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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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The Atrium at Faxon Woods

2003 Falls Boulevard, Quincy, MA 02169

3.9
(27 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

The Atrium at Faxon Woods is an assisted living residence designed exclusively to serving the needs of individuals with memory loss. Our goal, in everything we do, is to create an environment that feels safe and familiar, empowering and fulfilling. Each detail of our unique, single story...

The Lighthouse at Lincoln

425 Albion Road, Lincoln, RI 02865

4.4
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Lighthouse at Lincoln is Rhode Island's only specialized memory care assisted living community, providing research-based treatment for older adults with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss.Our community is collaborating with McLean Hospital, The Center for Brain/Mind Medicine...

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...

Bridges by Epoch at Andover

254 Lowell St., Andover, MA 01810

4.1
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Bridges® by EPOCH at Andover is a memory care assisted living community located in Essex County offering exceptional care and an engaging, fulfilling lifestyle for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairment. Bridges® by EPOCH communities have been purposefully designed and...

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Sunrise of Arlington

1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

3.7
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038

4.1
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is Franklin's first senior living community. Located on Forge Hill Road less than a mile from routes 140 and 495, Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is a state of the art community that offers a full complement of amenities and supportive services designed...

Halcyon at West Bay

2783 West Shore Rd, Warwick, RI 02889

4.3
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

You’ll have the care you need if you need it so you can focus on having fun. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our senior living community with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. You...

Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings

157 South Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

4.7
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Plymouth Crossings is a lively suburban hideaway, convenient to shops and amenities, and just minutes from historic, artistic, cultural and retail centers. Our community is a place people love to call home whether their favorite activity is catching up with friends, watching a performance or...

Ashland Farm at North Andover

700 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA 01845

4.5
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Ashland Farm is the premier assisted living community in the Merrimack Valley offering traditional assisted living as well as the Harbor Program for the memory impaired. Ashland Farm provides residents with personalized service plans tailored to meet their unique needs. If you need help with...

Sunrise of Lynnfield

55 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940

4.3
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 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...

Langdon Place of Exeter

17 Hampton Road, Exeter, NH 03833

4.3
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Langdale Place of Exeter is a Genesis senior living community nestled in the historic riverside town of Exeter, NH, the perfect backdrop to our cozy community. Located on the New Hampshire and Massachusetts border, our scenic New England town was home to some of the earliest colonists and honors...

The Pines Of Newmarket

9 Grant Road, Newmarket, NH 03857

4.5
(20 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

The Pines Of Newmarket have served the residents of New England since 1999. At The Pines of Newmarket, our residents enjoy an array of services managed by a staff whose single goal is to help them enjoy life by creating a fun, loving and safe environment. We provide quality assisted living and...

The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176

4.9
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

All American Assisted Living at Londonderry

1 Button Drive, Londonderry, NH 03053

4.1
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458

3.6
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Putnam Farm at Danvers

9 Summer Street, Danvers, MA 01923

4.5
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Designed to capture the residential flavor of the neighborhood, Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm boasts features that create the air of a country manor, including a spacious porch with wonderful hilltop views. The community offers residents and families close proximity to the Geriatric Care...

Tatnuck Park At Worcester

340 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602

4.6
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Resting at the foot of Worcester's western hills is the historic village of Tatnuck... a place filled with family, fond memories and tradition. Today, traditions continue at Tatnuck Park at Worcester, a respected and valued assisted living community. Built on the site of a former family estate,...

The Residence at Freeman Lake

4 Technology Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01863

4.2
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Home Sweet HomeLocated in the beautiful town of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, our assisted living and memory care community is a place where you can thrive. Enjoy a full and active life knowing our care team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you with anything you need. You...

Bayberry at Emerald Court

2000 Emerald Court, Tewksbury, MA 01876

4.1
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to a new way of life at Bayberry at Emerald Court. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Tewksbury, MA, Bayberry is an assisted living community ideally located just minutes from major shopping, entertainment and medical centers with easy access to I-93 and I-495. Bayberry offers...

The Residence at Salem Woods

6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079

4.0
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Resting on a beautiful campus in Salem, New Hampshire, The Residence at Salem Woods is a brand new community scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. The community will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care services to seniors.The Residence at Salem Woods is proudly operated...

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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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