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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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About 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.

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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 Bedford, Burlington or Cambridge.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Boston, MA

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Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings

311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

4.3
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Residents of Shrewsbury Crossings enjoy the pleasure of a close-knit community, the privacy of a spacious apartment home, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing our staff is always available to cater to their individual needs. Our spacious assisted living apartments have room for favorite...

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...

Ashland Farm at North Andover

700 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA 01845

4.5
(21 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...

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...

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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...

All American Assisted Living at Londonderry

1 Button Drive, Londonderry, NH 03053

4.1
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Grace Morgan House

489 Prospect St., Methuen, MA 01844

4.4
(23 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

The Grace Morgan House is a 25 Resident, independently owned and operated assisted living residence located in Methuen, Massachusetts. The size of the Grace Morgan House leads naturally to highly personalized relationships between staff, residents and families and individualized care at a...

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 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...

The Residence at Salem Woods

6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079

4.0
(20 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...

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...

Atria Fairhaven

391 Alden Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719

4.5
(19 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...

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...

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...

Cornerstone at Milford

11 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757

4.6
(17 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...

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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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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
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Services for seniors in Boston, Massachusetts

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Health care

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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