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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Acton

Acton, located at the head of Boston Bay in Central Massachusetts, offers plenty of activities to keep the area’s 2,411 seniors busy. Seniors can spend their days visiting area museums, going for a stroll at the Acton Arboretum or Nathaniel Allen Recreation Area Park, taking in a show at Theater III, scoring a strike or a spare at Acton Bowladrome & Arcade or even enjoying a tasty treat at The Happy Chocolatier.

Seniors who need help with basic care can turn to one of the city’s two assisted living facilities, or one of the four additional cities located in nearby communities. The facilities are certified by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, throughout the entire state including Acton.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Acton

  • Acton seniors may find that the tax policies in Massachusetts result in more money for them to put toward their monthly expenses. The state doesn't tax Social Security benefits or public pensions.
  • Seniors with respiratory illnesses may breathe more easily in Acton. The city has an air quality rating of 72, which is 14 points higher than the national average of 58.
  • Seniors can rest assured that Acton is a safe place to retire. The city has a violent crime rating of 11.2, which is half of the national average of 22.8. The city’s property crime rating is less than half of the national average at 15.1, compared to the U.S. average of 35.4.
  • Acton’s cost of living is 168.7, significantly higher than both the state average of 139 and the U.S. median of 100, driven primarily by higher housing costs. Although seniors here can expect to pay less for healthcare and transportation than they would throughout the state or the country, they will pay slightly more for groceries. The high housing costs in the area could result in higher assisted living fees due to higher operating costs.
  • The Acton area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Concord.
  • Acton gets 10 more inches of rain and 34 more inches of snow each year than the respective national averages of 38 and 23 inches, which may make it difficult for seniors who rely on wheelchairs and walkers to navigate the city during certain times of the year.

Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

Paying for Assisted Living in Acton

Assisted Living costs in Acton start around $4,915 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Acton and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Cities in Massachusetts

Weston

$8,022

Wayland

$5,845

Acton

$4,915

Chelmsford

$4,610

US

$4,000

Billerica

$3,750

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Acton

There are two Massachusetts Medicaid programs that can help Acton seniors with their assisted living costs, known as the Personal Care Attendant Program and the Group Adult Foster Care waivers.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

Financial Assistance in Massachusetts

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Acton

Acton and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free assisted living resources in Acton, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Acton

Acton-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Massachusetts are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Massachusetts

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My tour of Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook was excellent. They showed us how the place operates, and the manager took us through all the finances, activities, and everything else in there....

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We're leaning towards Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook for my mom. It's very nice, it had a little bit more character and is a little bit more upscale than other places I've seen. We saw...

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Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook was very nice. I'd want to live there honestly. The staff was amazing. The facility was great. Jay gave us the tour and he was amazing and very patient. The...

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