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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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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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If you’re an active, independent older adult looking for senior housing in Boston, senior citizen apartments in Boston might be the right fit. Apartments for seniors typically don’t include personal care services, but may offer amenities, activities, and maintenance for a stress-free, social lifestyle.

A Place for Mom can help older adults navigate how to apply for senior housing in Boston and consider their options. With 284 senior rentals in Boston, MA, we can help you find the right apartment for your budget and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for upscale Boston 55-plus apartments or low-income senior apartments for rent in Boston, A Place for Mom can simplify your search.

We are also serving top senior housing in surrounding neighborhoods like Waterfront, St Marks, and Fort Point. You may also consider nearby communities such as Andover, Bedford or Burlington.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Boston, MA

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Atria Draper Place

25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747

4.2
(34 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Draper Place offers a relaxing senior community in the historic New England town of Hopedale. Residents enjoy taking a stroll down to the pond or quietly reading a book from the public library. A variety of lectures and entertainment provide social interaction for residents, friends and...

Sunrise of Plymouth Beach

97 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360

4.4
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Set in a quiet, seaside neighborhood on the bay, Plymouth Senior Living offers gorgeous water views from our wooded campus. Here, you will receive the very best in personalized care from our expertly trained team, including assisted living and memory care. Let us take care of the everyday details...

Sunrise of Braintree

618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184

4.2
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Sunrise of Norwood

86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA 02062

4.3
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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Ledgewood Bay

43 Ledgewood Dr, Milford, NH 03055

4.2
(32 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Methuen Village

4 Gleason Street, Methuen, MA 01844

4.2
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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

The Village At Willow Crossings

25 Cobb Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

4.1
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossings

254 Amesbury Rd, Haverhill, MA 01830

2.4
(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Bentley Commons at Bedford

66 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110

4.3
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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

All American Assisted Living at Hanson

1074 West Washington Street, Hanson, MA 02341

4.3
(27 reviews)

2 Bed, Semi-Private

All American Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in tranquil Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Hanson has many things people love in small town life and it is a nice quiet place to raise a family and settle down. Rural roads and natural beauty are part of Hanson's charm....

The Enclave of Franklin

656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038

4.1
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

4.4
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Longmeadow Place is a welcoming senior community nestled in a wooded area of Burlington, Massachusetts. The community is adjacent to town conservation land and located directly across the street from the world-renowned Lahey Clinic. Residents at Atria Longmeadow Place enjoy the best of both...

The Residence at Pearl Street

75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867

3.8
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Wingate Residences on the East Side

One Butler Avenue, Providence, RI 02906

4.6
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Imagine spending every day as you wish enjoying friends and family, participating in stimulating cultural and social activities, and surrounding yourself with familiar furnishings in the privacy of your own home. Wingate Residences on the East Side is the area's premiere assisted living community...

Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

20 Charnstaffe Lane, Billerica, MA 01821

4.4
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Sunrise of Leominster

6 Beth Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453

4.2
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise Assisted Living of Leominster is centrally located at the corner of Central Street and Beth Ave, surrounded by a residential neighborhood with easy access to Routes 2, 12 and 190. Inside and out, we offer superbly decorated common areas including beautiful dining areas, living room with...

Atria Lincoln Place

612 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI 02865

4.8
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Chapel Hill Senior Living

10 Old Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864

4.2
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Sunrise of Gardner Park

73 Margin Street, Peabody, MA 01960

4.5
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise at Gardner Park, which provides both Assisted Living as well as Reminiscence (memory) Care, has been serving the needs of seniors and their families since 1994. Famous for it's 'Bed and Breakfast' ambiance, Gardner Park is housed within a gracious Victorian Mansion. Besides the 55 private...

Dodge Park Rest Home

101 Randolph Rd, Worcester, MA 01606

4.7
(22 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Welcome to Dodge Park, Thank you for your interest in Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club. Dodge Park Rest Home is pleased to continue its tradition of service to the community. This year (2012) will be a milestone for Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club, when we will celebrating our 45 years...

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Cost of senior apartments in Boston, MA

The average cost of senior living in Boston is $1,826 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Ashland, MA with an average of $1,440 per month.

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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 are senior apartments?

Senior apartments offer a no-frills housing option for active and independent seniors. Units are often designed with senior-friendly features for accessibility, such as elevators and wide doorways. In general, senior apartments don’t provide health care services or daily assistance. Many senior apartments include:

  • Utilities
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Security
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Services for seniors in Boston, Massachusetts

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Senior activities

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

Financial assistance

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

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Transportation

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.

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Health care

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.

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Senior activities

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.

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Boston, Massachusetts

 

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Proximity to hospitals might be an important consideration when determining the best retirement home. 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

Cost of living is a major factor when choosing which destination fits best. Boston has a median home value of $455,371 and the median cost of rent is about $1,964 per month. The rent burden for Boston is around 22.6% of the average person’s monthly income. Boston has a sales tax of 6.25%.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

The humidity, air temperature, and air quality of a city can have a profound influence on the health of your loved one. Boston has a humid subtropical type of climate. Monthly, Boston measures approximately 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain usually happens in October with an average of 5 inches in a month. Boston receives on average 48.10 inches of snow. On average, the humidity level for Boston is approximately 64%. Humidity ratings reach their peak in September at around 69%. On average, the air quality index rating in Boston is about 48.3. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating reaches 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. During the summertime, Boston is approximately 73F. The low summer temperature is roughly 59F in June. The summer high rises to approximately 85F in July. In wintertime, the temperature sinks to around 33F. The winter high gets to about 45F during the month of December. The low winter temperature is roughly 22 F during the month of February.

Demographics and Values

Based on gender, 51.9% are female and 48.1% are male. The median age of Boston is 32 years old. 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. Boston has a population density of 5,472 people per square mile. The current population of Boston is growing at a rate of 0.009%. Of the population of Boston 47.4% have a college degree, 20.9% have a high-school diploma, and 21.3% have a graduate degree. In terms of crime, Boston has 22.5 property crimes per 1000 residents and 7.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In the previous presidential election, 81.8% voted Democrat, 4.1% voted for a third party candidate, and 14.1% voted Republican in Suffolk county. 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. Racially, the population of Boston is 19.4% Hispanic, 4.9% mixed race, 0.4% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 9.5% Asian, 7.2% other or not specified, 25.3% black, and 52.8% white. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Boston 48.2% practice Catholicism, 4.9% practice another Christian faith, and 2.0% are Baptists. In Boston, 37.2% are nonbelievers. 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 Boston, 12.3% have some form of disability, 68.9% participate in the labor force, 20.5% live in poverty, and 3.9% do not have health insurance.

State Information

An overview of Massachusetts

There are 78 general hospitals and 129 health centers that provide care for 6,941,273 Massachusetts residents. Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. In terms of personal well-being, Massachusetts ranks 2nd in healthcare and 8th in quality of life compared to other states. The natural beauty of Massachusetts is ranked 26th in the nation. 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

The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 33% of Massachusetts residents voted Republican and 60% voted Democrat. 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 Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges. The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

During the summer, the average temperature in Massachusetts is 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. 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 humidity across the state is 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. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.10 inches. On average, the state receives 4.04 inches of precipitation a month. 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 tornadoes.

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 butterfly weed, white spruce, sycamore, and eastern red cedar. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyotes, the new England aster, the cutleaf coneflower, or the bobcats. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.

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