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Are you planning to retire in Massachusetts and are searching for the best assisted living community to cater to your needs as you age? Then you must have explored the various senior living options in the state.  At this stage, it’s good you know what assisted living communities in Massachusetts do, the services they provide, and whether you need that type of care or not. For the most part, assisted living facilities offer support with tasks related to daily living, personal care, medical management, and housekeeping. However, many of these facilities also include memory care for seniors who have dementia.

Who is the ideal senior for assisted living in Massachusetts?

Although you may not need intense care, if you struggle to have a bath, get dressed, drive, cook or even do the laundry, then you might benefit from the services offered by assisted living communities in the state of Massachusetts. Most facilities offer memory care as well, so you might not need to search for separate memory care either for yourself or for your aged loved one.

Facts about assisted living in Massachusetts

There are many assisted living facilities in Massachusetts. Generally, they have a higher occupancy rate than assisted living communities in other states. Most times, the occupancy rates can rise above 90%. Most of these facilities include Special Care Residence, too, which is designed for seniors with various mental health issues such as dementia. However, there are more communities dedicated to this type of care than others offering senior care services.

Cost and Payment Options for Assisted Living in Massachusetts

Statewide in Massachusetts, the cost of assisted living is well above the national average. The Massachusetts state average is $5,495 monthly, though it’s still much cheaper than a retirement home in the state of Massachusetts. The most expensive cities are the larger, more well-known metropolitan areas of Worcester and Boston. The range between both those metro areas swings between a very high range of $5,735 and $5,850 per month for assisted living.

The least expensive cities for assisted living in Massachusetts, which is not saying much in this case, are still far enough above the national average. They are Pittsfield and Springfield at $4,200 and $4,950 per month respectively. Looking into neighboring states may be something to research when considering assisted living for your loved one. Massachusetts is quite expensive at its base-rate and not every family can afford assisted living here. And this is not even including the possibility of Massachusetts memory care or any other specialized care.

Memory care is close to $2,000 more over the top, with a price range between $1,099 and $1,648 above assisted living per month.

Medicaid does not currently have any programs that will pay for assisted living in Massachusetts directly. But there is a waiver called Group Adult Foster Care Program that does help supplement the cost of room and board for assisted living facilities in Massachusetts. The stipulation is you have to qualify for Medicaid. The income cap is at $1,041 per month maximum. There may be programs available to assist you if your income does not meet the requirement.

If you have a challenge in paying for Massachusetts assisted living, then there are some options you may want to look into. If there are no waivers to assist you with assisted living directly, then timing of when the senior enters a senior care facility may need to be considered. Why? Because there are waivers that do cover some limited personal care in other facilities such as adult day care, adult foster care and at home care. Foster care is the same as the senior being at home in the community. Massachusetts has plenty of senior living options, but if assisted living is what your loved one needs, consider the information above in helping you research the right facility.

Questions to Ask Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities

If you are researching Massachusetts assisted living, here are some questions you need to ask either the senior living counselor or the staff at the assisted living facility.

  • What is the scope of care offered in the facility?

According to the rules and regulations governing assisted living in Massachusetts, there is a minimum level of care or services that these communities must provide to their residents. It’s good if you find out what these services are and the scope of care offered.

  • Ask how the facility handles medications

How does the facility care for its residents and administer their medications to them when the need arises? Do they have a standard procedure for it? If you or your loved one will need help with medication during your stay in the facility, then you must find answers to this question before choosing any community to call home.

  • What is the best time to move into the facility?

Most assisted living facilities in Massachusetts tend to have a high occupancy rate during specific times of the year. It’s best you find out when they are most likely to accept new residents and the process it requires.

  • What are the admission requirements to live in the facility?

Each state has different admission requirements for their assisted living communities and Massachusetts is no different. Find out if there are any restrictions regarding age or physical health status to enable you to know whether you fit in or not. Asking these questions will allow you to understand the assisted living options available and decide the one that suits your needs the most.

Assisted Living Regulations in Massachusetts

Assisted Living licensure term for the state of Massachusetts is Assisted Living Residences. In Massachusetts, assisted living communities are certified which is seen legally as licensed. The governmental department that handles assisted living certification is the Department Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)

Whether single or double occupancy, assisted living facilities in Massachusetts must provide doors that are lockable by the resident on the main entrance of the unit. There must be a kitchen or cooking facilities. A full kitchen is not required to be present at the assisted living unit, but the access to cooking and food preparation and storage must be provided in each senior care unit.

There are no actual requirements for what the minimum square feet for each assisted living apartment needs to be.  If it is considered a special care unit after October 1, 2015, there must be a secure outdoor area. Two residents are allowable per senior living unit.

If the Massachusetts assisted living facility was built after 1995, each unit must provide a full bathroom, a toilet and a bathtub or shower.  Each living unit must have minimum a half bathroom with a toilet and sink. This setup is for every 3 residents.

Top 10 Assisted Living in Massachusetts

    Brighton House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

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  1. Brighton House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
  2. Brighton House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center provides assisted living care in Brighton, Massachusetts. It can accommodate a maximum of 78 elderly adults at a time. With a location at 170 Corey Road, in the 02135 area code inside Suffolk county, Brighton House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center assists those older adults who need assistance with activities of daily living. Some of the amenities offered by Brighton House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center include a fitness center, private laundry service and incontinence management. Brighton House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is fully licensed by Massachusetts to provide assisted living services, with license number 225770.

    Scandinavian Living Center

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  3. Scandinavian Living Center
  4. Scandinavian Living Center specializes in providing assisted senior living in Middlesex county, Massachusetts. It includes a total of 40 studio and 1-bedrooom apartments for retirees. Scandinavian Living Center is pet-friendly and can provide assistance with moving around, eating and putting on clothes to any senior citizens living in West Newton, MA and surrounding areas. Scandinavian Living Center is located at 206 Waltham Street, 02465 zip code. Scandinavian Living Center includes amenities like: a library area, medication administration and incontinence management.

    Grace Morgan House

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  5. Grace Morgan House
  6. When searching for assisted senior living in Methuen, Massachusetts, you will find Grace Morgan House as an excellent upscale senior care option. It has a total of 86 assisted living units. It is located at 489 Prospect Street, 01844 zip code and provides services such as a reading area, a licensed nurse and a memory care program. Grace Morgan House offers assisted living not only to Methuen residents, but also to all Essex county residents as well.

    Wingate At Hampden Rehabilitative & Skilled Nursing Residence

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  7. Wingate At Hampden Rehabilitative & Skilled Nursing Residence
  8. If you need help with everyday tasks, Wingate At Hampden Rehabilitative & Skilled Nursing Residence, situated at 34 Main Street in the 01036 zip code area can assist you or your loved one to locate the assistance and care you need in Hampden, Massachusetts. Wingate At Hampden Rehabilitative & Skilled Nursing Residence has a total capacity of 100 senior citizens. It offers all snacks and meals, 24/7 supervision and scheduled bathroom reminders. Wingate At Hampden Rehabilitative & Skilled Nursing Residence is licensed with Massachusetts and its license number is 225265.

    Blackstone Nursing Home

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  9. Blackstone Nursing Home
  10. Blackstone Nursing Home has a capacity of 33 senior citizens. Blackstone Nursing Home offers amenities that include: vacuuming and dusting, medication help and memory care services. It is located at 8 Butler Street, and it is fully equipped to provide assisted living services to Blackstone, MA older adults. Blackstone Nursing Home is licensed with Massachusetts and its license number is 225725.

    Bridgewater Nursing Home

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  11. Bridgewater Nursing Home
  12. Located at 16 Pleasant Street, inside 02324 zip code area in Plymouth county, Bridgewater Nursing Home provides assisted senior living to Bridgewater, MA senior citizens and includes amenities such as a library room, laundry service and memory care services. Bridgewater Nursing Home can accommodate up to 43 seniors at a time. Bridgewater Nursing Home has official license # of 225616.

    Whitney Place At Northborough

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  13. Whitney Place At Northborough
  14. Situated at 238 West Main Street, Northborough, Massachusetts, 01532, Whitney Place At Northborough can assist any Worcester county elderly adult with daily tasks and provides services such as a beauty and barber shop, gardens and dementia care services. Whitney Place At Northborough can provide long-term assisted living to a maximum of 106 senior citizens at a time.

    Southbridge Rehabilitation & Health Care Center

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  15. Southbridge Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
  16. Older adults looking for senior assisted living in Southbridge, Massachusetts will find Southbridge Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, located at 84 Chapin Street inside 01550 zip code as a wonderful option for all of their care needs. Southbridge Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is able to care for up to 144 older adults and allows seniors to stay with pets. Massachusetts records show that Southbridge Rehabilitation & Health Care Center has a license number of 225293. With services that include a beauty shop, personalized service plans and continence management, Southbridge Rehabilitation & Health Care Center will be a perfect choice for any older adult.

    Arbors At Taunton

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  17. Arbors At Taunton
  18. With a location at 763 County Street in Bristol county, Arbors At Taunton excels at providing assisted living services for older adults in Taunton, MA as well as those who live in nearby cities. Arbors At Taunton offers amenities such as a bistro, specialized intervention program and a staff dietitian. Arbors At Taunton is capable of caring for a maximum of 62 Taunton elderly adults and provides several levels of care.

    Lakeview House Skilled Nursing And Residential Care Facility

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  19. Lakeview House Skilled Nursing And Residential Care Facility
  20. Lakeview House Skilled Nursing And Residential Care Facility, located at 87 Shattuck Street offers senior assisted living services in Haverhill, Massachusetts and provides amenities such as a studio for arts & crafts, personal laundry and Alzheimer’s care services. Lakeview House Skilled Nursing And Residential Care Facility is equipped to care for up to 26 seniors from 01830 zip code in Essex county and surrounding areas. Lakeview House Skilled Nursing And Residential Care Facility is licensed to provide assisted senior living services in Haverhill, Massachusetts, with license # 225401.

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