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  • White Oak Cottages

    White Oak Cottages

    6 Longwood Drive, Westwood, MA 02090
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    Our goal at White Oak Cottages is to offer our residents homes where they enjoy excellent quality of life and quality of care. The home itself has been thoughtfully designed with the happiness and well being of our residents in mind. The White Oak Cottages are homes where people want to live and...

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  • Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood

    Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood

    140 University Avenue, Westwood, MA 02090
    (7)
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    Peace of Mind for Massachusetts Seniors and Their Families, located in Westwood, MA, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Bridges® by EPOCH at Westwood is built exclusively for area seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Here, our compassionate team, easy-to-navigate households and...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    40 Clapboardtree St, Norwood, MA 02062
    (6)
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    At Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree, we are committed to ensuring that our every service and amenity will help create the enriched, active life you deserve. It starts with our surroundings. Our community beautifully balances privacy, safety and security, with well-appointed dining rooms and...

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  • Traditions of Dedham

    Traditions of Dedham

    735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
    (14)
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    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...

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  • The Linden at Dedham

    The Linden at Dedham

    391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026
    (25)
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    Brookdale Dedham is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Dedham, Massachusetts. Our community boasts an ideal location surrounded by conservation land on the Charles River just minutes from some of the country's best shopping, dining and medical centers. Dedham has a rich history...

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  • Sunrise of Norwood

    Sunrise of Norwood

    86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA 02062
    (23)
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    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...

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  • NewBridge on the Charles Memory Care

    NewBridge on the Charles Memory Care

    6000 Great Meadow Rd, Dedham, MA 02026
    (1)
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    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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  • New Pond Village, a CCRC

    New Pond Village, a CCRC

    180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
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    Benchmark Senior Living at New Pond Village located in Walpole, MA provides independent living for active seniors who are looking to socialize, stay active, and no longer want the worry of owning a home. Are you ready to enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle? Wouldn’t it be great to have...

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  • The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

    The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

    235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494
    (17)
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    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...

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  • Cornerstone at Canton

    Cornerstone at Canton

    175 Revere Street, Canton, MA 02021
    (11)
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    The new Cornerstone at Canton, opening Spring 2015, 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...

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  • The Falls At Cordingly Dam

    The Falls At Cordingly Dam

    2300 Washington St, Newton, MA 02462
    (12)
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    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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  • Rogerson House

    Rogerson House

    434 Jamaica Way, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
    (7)
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    Originally opened as the Boston Alzheimer’s Center in 1997, Rogerson House was the first community in the Boston area to provide care exclusively to individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Rogerson House continues to be recognized as both a pioneer and leader in the field...

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  • Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

    50 Sutherland Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
    (11)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle in Brighton, 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...

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  • Whitney Place at Natick

    Whitney Place at Natick

    3 Vision Dr, Natick, MA 01760
    (7)
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    Whitney Place combines all the comforts and more convenience than you could ever find at home. It’s a warm and gracious setting for seniors needing a little help with daily routines, featuring private or shared apartments. Residents receive individual attention from our nurses, dedicated Alzheimer’s...

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  • Standish Village

    1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124
    (11)
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    Standish Village 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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  • Wingate Residences at Weston

    Wingate Residences at Weston

    75 Norumbega Rd, Weston, MA 02493
    (4)
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    Wingate Residences at Weston is ideally located overlooking the Charles River. We have an onsite hair salon, Greenhouse and Patio area. We offer a full recreational program that meets the needs of the individual resident. Our community offers 24-hour skilled nursing for short and long term care...

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  • Maplewood at Weston

    Maplewood at Weston

    99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
    (14)
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    Maplewood at Weston is located along the Charles River in one of the most desirable suburbs in the country. Surrounded by the tranquil countryside, our community is just minutes from the many cultural attractions of Boston, including the Museum of Fine Arts and The Boston Symphony Orchestra. We are...

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  • Evans Park At Newton Corner

    Evans Park At Newton Corner

    430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
    (20)
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    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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  • Providence House

    Providence House

    180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135
    (4)
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    Providence House at Corey Park offers independent and assisted living for people age 62 and over who want or need supportive services. The non-sectarian community was co-developed by the Archdiocese of Boston Planning Office for Urban Affairs and E.A. Fish Associates, and is managed by Welch...

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  • Landmark at Longwood

    Landmark at Longwood

    63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
    (8)
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    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 the...

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  • Sunrise of Wayland

    Sunrise of Wayland

    285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778
    (10)
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    In beautiful, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care 24 hours a day/7 days a week 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...

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  • Bridges by EPOCH at Sudbury (NOW OPEN)

    Bridges by EPOCH at Sudbury (NOW OPEN)

    1 Farmstead Lane, Sudbury, MA 01776
    (1)
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    Designed exclusively for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, Bridges by EPOCH at Sudbury offers exceptional care and an engaging, fulfilling lifestyle to individuals living with dementia in Middlesex County, as well as peace of mind for their families. Our community is...

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  • The Residence at Watertown Square

    The Residence at Watertown Square

    20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472
    (10)
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    We are located in the heart of historic Watertown, steps from the Charles River and an easy proximity to shopping, houses of worship, recreation and the many cultural attractions that the area offers. We serve the communities surrounding us including Belmont, Newton, Waltham and Cambridge. The...

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  • Sunrise of Braintree

    Sunrise of Braintree

    618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184
    (24)
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    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...

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  • The Residence at Valley Farm

    The Residence at Valley Farm

    369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA 01721
    (6)
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    Located in historic Ashland, our brand-new community boasts easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, I-495 and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 80 apartments for 84 residents; a combination of 29 studio, 29 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom...

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  • Atria Marina Place

    Atria Marina Place

    Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171
    (24)
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    At Atria Marina Place, you'll find a welcoming senior community just 10 minutes from Boston on the seaside enclave of Marina Bay. Invite friends and family to enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the water or participate in one of more than 250 monthly activities. Atria Marina Place offers a choice of...

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  • Traditions of Wayland

    Traditions of Wayland

    10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
    (16)
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    Traditions of Wayland is a senior community located in Wayland, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County, which offers assisted living, independent living and Alzheimer's memory care. Based in a stunning New England estate, the residence is surrounded by acres of beautiful land but is still within close...

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  • Compass on the Bay

    Compass on the Bay

    1380 Columbia Road, South Boston, MA 02127
    (13)
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    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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  • Brookdale Cushing Park

    200 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702
    (33)
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    Quality Care Today and Tomorrow If you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores and maintenance for a lifestyle rich in comfort and quality care, prepare to savor the good life. Nestled on more than 100 acres in Framingham, Massachusetts, our community offers a wonderful quality of life...

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  • The Atrium at Faxon Woods

    The Atrium at Faxon Woods

    2003 Falls Boulevard, Quincy, MA 02169
    (22)
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    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 residence...

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  • Neville Place

    Neville Place

    650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (7)
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    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 Center...

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  • The Branches of Framingham (Now Open)

    The Branches of Framingham (Now Open)

    518 Pleasant Street, Framingham, MA 01701
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    The Branches of Framingham in Framingham, 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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  • Heights Crossing

    Heights Crossing

    35 Christy Pl, Brockton, MA 02301
    (5)
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    At Heights Crossing, we've mastered the art of living well! We offer the highest quality Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Memory Support Neighborhood. At Heights Crossing we work hard to make every corner of the residence feel like your home. We've designed for gracious country living inside...

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  • Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

    Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

    747 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701
    (12)
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    Heritage at Framingham is an Assisted Living community where seniors find the services and security they need without giving up the traditions and independence they cherish. Located in eight park-like acres in the Nobscot region of Framingham, Heritage at Framingham offers seniors personal care and...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

    126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451
    (15)
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    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. At...

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  • Sunrise of Arlington

    Sunrise of Arlington

    1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
    (22)
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    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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  • Allerton House Weymouth

    Allerton House Weymouth

    43 School House Rd, Weymouth, MA 02188
    (8)
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    Allerton House Weymouth provides pleasant, private apartments and a host of personal services, which emphasize independence, dignity and well-being. Help is available 24 hours a day. We offer: Choice of studio, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments Help with personal care: bathing, dressing, etc. is included...

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  • Windrose at Weymouth

    Windrose at Weymouth

    670 Main St, South Weymouth, MA 02190
    (7)
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    Conveniently located on Main Street (Route 18) in South Weymouth, just down the street from South Shore Hospital, Windrose at Weymouth is a purpose-designed and service-enhanced assisted living community exclusively dedicated to those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss. Its...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038
    (15)
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    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 to...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    One Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA 01773
    (2)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons is a state-of-the-art assisted living community for people living with Alzheimer's or dementia and is located in Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Our campus facilities are tailored for the individual needs of residents with dementia in the historic...

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  • The Village At Willow Crossings

    The Village At Willow Crossings

    25 Cobb Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
    (27)
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    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 nine...

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  • Leonard Florence Center for Living

    Leonard Florence Center for Living

    165 Captain's Row, Chelsea, MA 02150
    (1)
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    The Leonard Florence Center for Living, a state-of-the-art, 100-bed skilled nursing home sponsored by the Chelsea Jewish Foundation, is now accepting resident applications for its February opening. Located on Admiral's Hill in Chelsea, MA, the Leonard Florence Center for Living is the first urban...

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  • The Enclave of Franklin

    The Enclave of Franklin

    656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038
    (22)
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    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...

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  • The Residence at Five Corners

    The Residence at Five Corners

    678 Depot Street, Easton, MA 02356
    (9)
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    The Residence at Five Corners is located in the heart of Easton's Five Corners neighborhood, with close proximity to many of the town's historic landmarks, and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 84 apartments for 90 residents; a combination of 32 studio,...

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  • Cornerstone at Milford

    Cornerstone at Milford

    11 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (13)
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    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...

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  • Connemara Senior Living

    Connemara Senior Living

    25 East Nilsson Street, Brockton, MA 02301
    (7)
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    Connemara Senior Living Campello (formerly Emmanuel House Residence) offers safe, enjoyable and affordable assisted living within an attractive apartment retirement community. A wide range of individualized services are available, enabling residents to enjoy their independence to the fullest. Our...

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  • Artis Senior Living of Lexington NOW OPEN

    Artis Senior Living of Lexington NOW OPEN

    430 Concord Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
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    Our residents are cared for by a team of nurses and care partners around the clock. In addition, we have our Advisory Physician, Dr. Cherie Noe, who is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine available to serve as primary care physician for our residents if desired. Dr. Noe...

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  • Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham

    Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham

    1 Sgt. William B. Terry Drive, Hingham, MA 02043
    (3)
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    Bridges by EPOCH, set in picturesque Hingham, MA, is an assisted living community that offers beautiful outdoor areas, with peaceful, comfortable seating, gorgeous planters and colorful gardens. The staff and care-givers at Bridges by EPOCH have a unique and sincere respect for the many...

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  • Prospect House

    Prospect House

    420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151
    (11)
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    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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  • Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living

    One Railroad Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (6)
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    Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living offers compassionate care in a peaceful neighborhood setting. We are located less than half a mile west of the Charles River and also enjoy activities at nearby parks and natural areas. We enjoy easy access to shopping and restaurants as well as day trips to...

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Westwood, Massachusetts

Nursing Homes

A nursing home facility provides lodging to at least two persons who are not related by blood or by marriage to the administrator. This type of residence provides its inhabitants with around-the-clock care administered by on-site nurses. These caregivers provide healthcare services for those who are unable to care for their needs because of mental or physical conditions, including age.

This type of facility is a convenient and comfortable living alternative for persons 65 years or older, however nursing homes will routinely allow access to individuals 55 and greater (a rarity in theworldof senior care).Many residents of nursing homes are humanswith interpersonal social issues, which can encompass verbal lash-outs, resisting support, or a tendency to wander. Nursing homes are required to provide pharmaceutical services, emergency dental services, dietary services, and nursing and related services to residents. Often times seniors might decide to live in a nursing home over another type of facility due to a physical or mental condition that makes it difficult for them to accomplish their lifestyle goals. A large number of inhabitants tend to be single women who have smaller social support groups, and almost fifty percent of nursing home residents are over the age of 85. The most frequent mental issue effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can hinder their and familiarity, memory function, and decision making capacities.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a major factor when choosing which care option meets the needs of you or your loved one. The rent burden for Westwood is about 19.2% of the average monthly income. Westwood has a median home value of about $662,125 and the median cost of rent is around $2,528 per month per month.

Demographics and Values

Westwood has a population density of 553 people per square mile. The total population of Westwood consists of 15,597 people. Based on gender, 48.7% are male and 51.3% are female. The median age of Westwood is 45 years old. In Westwood, 7.9% have some form of disability, 67.6% participate in the labor force, 6.4% are widows, and 0.9% do not have health insurance. In terms of education, 70.4% have a college degree, 33.7% have a graduate degree, and 11.9% have a high-school diploma. Racially, the population of Westwood is 7.6% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.6% mixed race, 1.9% Hispanic, 89.5% white, 0.0% Native American, 1.1% other or not specified, and 0.3% black. In Westwood, 7.1% of the people are veterans of the United States military.

State Information

An overview of Massachusetts

The quality of life enjoyed by the average Massachusetts citizen is ranked 8th nation-wide. Additionally, Massachusetts is ranked 2nd by standards of healthcare. 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. Residents of Massachusetts enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 26th in the United States. 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

In terms of religion, 23% of Massachusetts residents attend religious services among the 4,200 different congregations that are available in the state. 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. In terms of diversity, Massachusetts ranks 16th in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. 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.

State-wide weather information

Massachusetts experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 71% in the month of December. On average, Massachusetts has an air quality index rating of around 38.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.5 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Massachusetts drops to around 28�F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 45�F during the month of January. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 7�F during the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Massachusetts is around 68�F. The average high summer temperature is around 85�F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 50�F in the month of June. 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. 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 sycamore, eastern red cedar, flowering dogwood, and american beech. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the spotted geranium, the spike gayfeather, the cardinal flower, or the black bears. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.