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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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About Independent Living

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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About Nursing Homes

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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About Senior Apartments

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 looking for assisted living in Boston, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in Boston or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in Boston. From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Boston for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs.

With 343 assisted living facilities in the Boston area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

Assisted Living Facilities in Boston, MA

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Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

4.7
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located just minutes from Symphony Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, residents of the Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community live in the heart of Boston's thriving cultural and entertainment world. Convenient to nearby shopping, restaurants, and a host of...

Pacifica Senior Living Victoria Court

55 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston, RI 02920

4.6
(64 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Our comforts of home philosophy provides elders with a gracious lifestyle in a home-like setting. We offer genuine care and concern for each person in a friendly atmosphere while encouraging independence and freedom of choice. Our goal is to service and accommodate each individual’s needs and...

Atria Marland Place

15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA 01810

4.3
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

For more than 18 years, Atria Marland Place has been the senior living provider of choice for Andover's wisest older adults. Building on this foundation of trust, they've recently completed a thoughtful, thorough renovation to expand and enhance their community — including the addition of Atria...

Whitcomb House

245 West Street, Milford, MA 01757

4.4
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Make yourself at home in the warm, welcoming community of Whitcomb House in Milford, MA, where abundant amenities and thoughtful features provide comfort and convenience. Our Assisted Living residents enjoy regular live entertainment as well as several family events throughout the year. Imagine...

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Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

4.3
(47 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

At Atria Maplewood Place, you'll find a friendly, family-like environment in a peaceful New England town. Residents are close to shopping, the theater, movies, places of worship and Revere Beach. Atria Maplewood Place combines the convenience of city life with the comforts of country living.Atria...

Sunrise of Burlington MA

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

4.6
(43 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise of Burlington is nestled right in the heart of this great town. Our attractively designed apartments overlook suburban neighborhoods, forests and a town baseball field. Enjoy watching baseball and lacrosse practices in your own backyard! If you are a proud Burlington resident you will be...

Brookdale Cushing Park

300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702

4.2
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Quality Care Today and TomorrowIf 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...

Langdon Place of Nashua

319 East Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062

4.7
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Langdon Place of Nashua is located in historic and scenic Nashua, New Hampshire, the only city to be voted 'The Best Place to Live' by Money magazine on two separate occasions. Our lovely city is quaint and welcoming with plenty of recreational, cultural and religious opportunities that our...

Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493

4.4
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Brookdale Eddy Pond West

669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501

4.0
(43 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Freedom to Live WellGet ready to exchange cooking, cleaning and laundry for a rich and full retirement experience. At our assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts, we handle the household chores so you can spend more time doing the things you love. With cozy private...

Greenwich Farms at Warwick

75 Minnesota Avenue, Warwick, RI 02888

4.4
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Greenwich Farms at Warwick located in Warwick, RI is a Benchmark Senior Living independent living residential community 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?...

Atria Merrimack Place

85 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950

4.3
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport, MA in Essex County is a senior living community for active, independent-minded seniors. Our community resides on beautiful grounds, with lush greenery in a quiet residential area. We're located in close proximity to the Interstate 95 and surrounded by the...

The Linden at Dedham

391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026

4.1
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

The Linden at Dedham is nestled in an inviting green country setting in a quiet wooded area conveniently located off of Route 95. Although we are not the “shiny penny” in our market, we offer all the comforts of home with unparalleled nursing care, coupled with longevity amongst its staff. As a...

Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171

4.2
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

The Linden at Danvers

220 Conant St, Danvers, MA 01923

3.6
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Linden at Danvers is a highly regarded senior care community in Danvers, Massachusetts providing assisted living and memory care services. Our stunning and inviting home-like community enjoys a prime location next to the world famous Cherry Hill Creamery and is just minutes from grocery...

Atria Bay Spring Village

147 Bay Spring Avenue, Barrington, RI 02806

4.3
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Atria Bay Spring Village, residents will find a picturesque senior living community with a vibrant social calendar. Enjoy reading a book or chatting with friends in cozy community lounges, or on sunny days, relax in our beautiful, serene courtyards. Atria Bay Spring Village is near Barrington...

Brookdale Quincy Bay

99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA 02169

4.1
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to the Good LifeIf you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores for scenic views of Quincy Bay and the breathtaking Boston skyline, our independent and assisted living community is the place for you. You can enjoy all the conveniences of the city without sacrificing the...

Greystone Farm at Salem

242 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079

3.9
(40 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Surrounded by natural woodlands, Greystone Farm at Salem evokes the serenity of a bygone era. In the country kitchen sits a beautifully restored antique loom, brought here by its original owner, fully restored and now a reminder of a simpler time. Thoughtfully designed apartments and amenities...

Bedford Falls

5 Corporate Drive, Bedford, NH 03110

4.1
(36 reviews)

1 Bed, Semi-Private

Bedford Falls is a welcoming assisted living community located in Bedford, New Hampshire of Hillsborough County. Our beautifully landscaped community allows residents to feel right at home while enjoying the cozy gazebo or relaxing on the patio with fellow residents and friends. Home of the...

Brookdale Attleboro

100 Garfield Avenue, Attleboro, MA 02703

4.1
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

We can help with the little things so you can go do more of what you love.If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, Brookdale Attleboro with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. With assisted...

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Cost of assisted living in Boston, MA

The average cost of senior living in Boston is $5,590 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Somerville, MA with an average of $4,900 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 is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
Complete guide to assisted living

Services for seniors in Boston, Massachusetts

Financial assistance

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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Learn More About Assisted Living in Boston, MA

Assisted living communities in Boston, MA provide residential communities and assistance for seniors who might require support with everyday activities such as showering or mobility. Services provided often involve help with ADLs, and inhabitants may be kept under monitoring and assessment. Under certain circumstances, communities may provide skilled nursing, dementia care, or respite care. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance, including resident reminders and observation during administration. The state of Massachusetts has a number of provisions associated with this type of community, and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs licenses this community type. It is required to have at least one staff member on duty 24 hours a day.

Cost of Assisted Living in Boston, MA

The median cost for assisted living in Boston, MA is about $5,850 per month in the city proper, and $6,249 per month in the metropolitan area. In Massachusetts, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $67,680.

Public assistance is available through the Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver program, and this type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include timely assistance with urgent or emergency needs, assistance with instrumental activities of daily living, assistance with activities of daily living, and management of self-administered prescription or over-the-counter medications.

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Cost of Living

The cost of living in Boston is much higher than the national average as the city competes with other major metropolitan centers in the region for the title of most expensive city on the East Coast. The city scores much higher than the national average of 100 in both cost of living and the cost of essentials like groceries.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
182 106 $1,964 22.6% $455,371 $62,021 The top estate tax rate is 16% (exemption threshold: $1 million) 6.3%

Local Hospitals

There are 19 general hospitals that provide emergency medical care to Boston and the surrounding metropolitan area. The top-rated hospitals in Boston include:

Weather and Climate

Boston has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the city experiences warm to hot summers and cold winters. On average, the humidity level for Boston is roughly 64%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of September at roughly 69%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
73°F 85°F (July) 59°F (July) 33°F 45°F (December) 22°F (February)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
48 (Good) 59 during December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
4” 5” (October) 48” Hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), and tornadoes

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election Results for Boston

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
81.80% 14.10% 4.10%

Population Statistics

Population city proper Population metro area Population density Population trend
4,637,537 685,094 5,472 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.92%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
32 20% 8% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
21% 47% 21%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander White Two or more
9.6% 25.3% 19.7% 0.3% <1% 44.5 5.1%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
20,256 23 7

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
7% 69% 12% 21% 4% 3%

Boston is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Boston is home to a strong community of youthful artists who have self-organized new, exciting art galleries to pair with renowned museums.

For sports fans, living in Boston has a wealth of winning options to choose from, no matter the season. Teams and sports include the Boston Celtics (NBA), New England Patriots (NFL), Boston Red Sox (MLB), and the Boston Bruins (NHL).

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