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About Assisted Living

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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About Care Homes

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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Veterans Resources

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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About Home Care

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.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Boston, MA

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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....

Village at Proprietors Green

10 Village Green Way, Marshfield, MA 02050

3.7
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

South Shore's new premier senior rental community with a continuum of care. Independent living offers spacious one and two-bedroom apartment homes with attractive dining options, fitness program, library, theatre and much more. The neighboring Allerton House provides exceptional Assisted Living...

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....

Anchor Bay at Pocasset

12 Old Pocasset Ln, Johnston, RI 02919

3.8
(19 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...

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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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings

1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453

4.0
(18 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Whitney Place at Sharon

675 South Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067

4.8
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

NOW OPEN!This community offers traditional assisted living residences and memory care assisted living—warm and gracious settings for older adults needing a little help with daily routines, featuring private and shared apartments. Residents there will receive individual attention from nurses,...

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...

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...

Whitney Place at Westborough

5 Lyman St, Westborough, MA 01581

4.0
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Established in 1995, Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Westborough is a warm and gracious setting for seniors who may or may not need a little help with their daily routines. In addition to private or shared apartments and individualized care, assisted living Residents enjoy delicious...

The Residence at Orchard Grove

258 Walnut St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

4.6
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Residence at Orchard Grove is a brand new monthly rental community in Shrewsbury. This luxury senior living community features independent and assisted living apartments along with a supportive neighborhood for those living with dementia and Alzheimer's. Featuring Anytime Dining in a...

Landmark at Ocean View

3 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915

3.2
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Landmark at Ocean View is a beautifully renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Beverly, close to shops, restaurants, churches, the public library and the town common. A community penthouse offers dramatic views of the ocean and city. One monthly fee includes both personal care and a...

Grove Manor Estates

160 Grove St, Braintree, MA 02184

4.6
(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

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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
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Services for seniors in Boston, Massachusetts

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Transportation

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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