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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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All American Assisted Living at Raynham

1084 Broadway, Raynham, MA 02767

4.3
(18 reviews)

Studio, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

All American Assisted Living is a premier assisted living community for those looking to settle near Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Our quiet and spacious home is in Broadway, a strategic rural township that enjoys the best infrastructure in Raynham. The area offers tranquility to...

Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451

3.9
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Waltham Crossings is a comfortable and casual senior living community, with easy access to the surrounding Metrowest area. Residents of Waltham Crossings enjoy chatting with friends in the fireplaced living room, barbecuing among the gardens, or joining in on a game of cards in the Cape Cod room....

Bridges by EPOCH at Westford

108 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886

4.3
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Bridges® by EPOCH at Westford is a memory care assisted living community located in Middlesex 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...

Blaire House of Tewksbury Assisted Living

10B Erlin Terrace, Tewksbury, MA 01876

3.7
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Blaire House of Tewksbury is a 131-bed skilled nursing center. We are family owned and operated by the Essex Group Management Corp, servicing the health care needs of seniors for over 50 years. We specialize in Short and Long Term care, Rehab, Sub-acute care, and Alzheimer's Specialty care....

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Atria Fairhaven

391 Alden Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719

4.4
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Fairhaven is an inviting senior community located in a charming seaside town. Residents gather with friends and family in one of several beautiful common spaces and an array of exciting daily activities provides many opportunities for social engagement. Atria Senior Living is a leading...

The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494

4.1
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Voted Best Assisted Living in Boston in 2014 & 2015 by SENIORADVISOR.COM and Voted Best Retirement Living Residence in Needham and Surrounding Communities by the Readers of Hometown Weekly in 2014. The Residences at Wingate is an Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Community in...

Brookdale Eddy Pond East

667 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501

4.8
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Brookdale Eddy Pond East is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts. Our community has an ideal location off Route 20 and convenient to I-395 just minutes from grocery stores, banks, restaurants, shopping and three world-class hospitals. Auburn is a historic...

Sunrise of Cohasset

125 King Street, Cohasset, MA 02025

4.6
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Our community in Cohasset sits on historic Route 3A and is minutes from the South Shore coastline. Our activities program is second to none and we implement quite bit of outdoor excursions and trips. Some of the trips we take our seniors to include musicals, theatre, concerts, Scituate and...

Cornerstone at Milford

11 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757

4.5
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Cornerstone at Milford 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...

Highlands on the East Side

101 Highland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906

4.6
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

WE ARE NOW OPEN! Exclusively created to celebrate you, your wisdom, your spirit, and your life — The Highlands on the East Side is a newly designed Assisted Living residence with all the comforts of home...and more! We pride ourselves as being the value choice for senior living by offering...

Laurelwood at The Pinehills

10 Golf Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360

3.8
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Situated within a beautiful woodland of trees, hills and valleys, Laurelwood at The Pinehills, proudly takes its place as the newest neighborhood within The Pinehills, a village in the heart of Plymouth, recently named 2015 Community of the Year in the Best in American Living Awards by the...

The Atrium at Veronica Drive

1 Veronica Drive, Danvers, MA 01923

3.9
(19 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

When looking for long-term care for your loved one who has dementia, you’ll want to make sure it provides the right type of certified memory care specialists and a safe environment with constant monitoring. Will your loved one have personal assistance? Have access to meaningful activities and...

Capitol Ridge at Providence

700 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908

4.0
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Capitol Ridge at Providence is a cozy urban retreat situated in historic Providence, overlooking downtown and of course the State Capitol. The beautiful, historic setting is accented by manicured gardens, private walking paths and gazebos. A terrace off the main dining room offers seasonal...

Traditions of Dedham

735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026

4.6
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Since 2002, Traditions of Dedham has been committed to not only our residents, but also the Dedham and neighboring community seniors for over 15 years. We are your trusted choice with a great reputation for quality and care. Here you'll find an active, vibrant senior community at Traditions of...

Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings

1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453

3.9
(17 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Residents of Leominster Crossings enjoy attractive apartments, comfortable community rooms, a lovely outdoor patio and garden and an ever-changing program of social and fitness activities. 24- Hour assistance is personally tailored to each resident's changing needs and is provided by a caring...

Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings

674 West Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03062

4.2
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings in Nashua, NH 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...

Anchor Bay at Pocasset

12 Old Pocasset Ln, Johnston, RI 02919

3.7
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

Each member of our team is truly committed to our residents' overall well-being and happiness.' Pocasset Bay Retirement Living is nestled in a sheltered country setting with beautiful gardens, walking paths and outdoor sitting areas. The community is conveniently located off Interstate 295 on...

Artis Senior Living of Reading

1100 Main St, Reading, MA 01867

4.7
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Artis—where empowerment, pride and fulfillment define memory careAt Artis Senior Living, our mission is to provide the finest level in Memory Care through individually designed programs combined with a passionate dedication to each resident’s individualized comforts and needs. The...

The Gables of Fitchburg

935 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420

4.8
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Residents at The Gables enjoy their spacious apartments in a quaint community with the affordability they deserve.The Gables of Fitchburg is locally owned and offers Assisted Living in the privacy of your own apartment.We offer deluxe studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and two bedroom suites...

Anchor Bay at East Providence

1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915

4.0
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Anchor Bay East Providence, our residents enjoy private apartment homes overlooking our wooded grounds and marshland. Residents choose from a variety of apartment floor plans and layouts to find the best apartment home for them. Each home includes individual climate controls, balconies or...

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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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