Avita of Needham

880 Greendale Avenue, Needham, MA, 02492

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July 29, 2011

By Clinical Social Worker 7

I visited this facility

This is a new facility"”so far, very good at marketing and finding a niche as the memory care specialists in the area. Even though it is located conveniently just off the main road, it's set back in a woodsy spot that feels private. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with a secured garden area and the facility inside is beautiful and tastefully decorated. As mentioned Avita specializes in memory care"”and to that end, offers a lot of structure and routines to lessen residents' anxiety and to stimulate their cognitive levels as much as possible. Residents are assigned to their living areas based on the level of care they require. There are lots of common areas, all beautifully designed and appointed. And there is a huge kitchen and buffet available for residents, which offers lots of options for food choices. A very positive sign, even in the early days of Avita's operation: The staff is good about saying whether or not they can manage a resident and meet his or her needs, which sets realistic expectations for all involved.

July 13, 2011

By SheilaGPranskyGCM

I visited this facility

This is a new, all memory impairment facility, in a part of Needham that's a little more isolated. It's on a busy road, not walkable to anything nearby--and there's no public transportation. You have to drive 1-2 miles to get to shops and restaurants. But that's probably okay for the residents, since they're all in memory care. It's only been open about a month, and I've already been there three times. The facility itself is set back from the road about 100 feet, with green space around it. It's made up of four units, and each has its own garden where residents can walk around safely. There holds about 62 residents in all. Most of the apartments are private studios, but there are a few small 1-bedrooms. All the common spaces are attractive and open, and the overall physical layout is very nice. So far I've been impressed with the staff and management--and I've heard from others that the care is very good. They have an experienced team. The director has been doing this work for 15-20 years, and she's excellent. I've eaten there, and the food is outstanding. They have a program to use local produce, fresh foods. It appeals to an upscale population. The activities have been good, too, with lots of variety even though they only have residents in two units so far. The only downside I see is that because it offers only memory care, some people could be put off by that--especially those in the early stage of memory impairment.
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Features of Avita of Needham


  • Minimum Rate: $8095/month
  • Minimum Memory Cost: $6775/month
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Security Gate
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 60
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

About Avita of Needham

In everything we do, every day, our mission is to live well and love life! At Avita, we create a safe and fulfilling home-like environment where nurturing caregivers recognize each resident as a special and unique individual. Just because an individual may suffer from physical challenges or memory impairment does not mean they have lost their spirit. Our goal is simple - to make a positive difference in people's lives by creating a special place where residents can thrive and families can have peace of mind. That place is Avita of Needham.

We approach all of our care in a manner that looks holistically at the needs of our residents. In that way we believe we can maximize the abilities and minimize the losses of those in our care.

We know the health of our residents is important, but equally important is the quality of their social day. We have developed meaningful activities for our residents, ones that duplicate, as much as possible, the experience of living in one's own home.

We provide individualized activities to match the capabilities of each resident, from those as concrete as sensory activities, to more abstract activities.

The day for a resident at Avita of Needham will have a flow to it that allows for rest, normal day-to-day activities, spiritual enrichment, exercise, healthy food in an enjoyable environment, and plenty of laughter and fun, all delivered in a safe, clean, and supportive environment.

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