46 Assisted Living Facilities near Arlington, MA
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There are 46 Assisted Living Facilities in the Arlington area, with 2 in Arlington and 44 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Arlington is $5,250 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,630. Cheaper nearby regions include Winchester with an average starting cost of $5,250.
To help you with your search, browse the 284 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Arlington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Arlington 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Winchester with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Arlington, MA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Arlington
Arlington, Massachusetts, is listed as one of the best suburbs to retire in the Boston area. Located six miles northwest of Boston, Arlington is home to more than 7,200 seniors. For seniors who require daily assistance, Arlington is home to two assisted living facilities, and there are 42 in nearby in places such as Winchester and Boylston Place.
In Arlington and the state of Massachusetts, assisted living residences (ALRs) are regulated by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). The state also has adult foster care (AFC), which is specifically for seniors who want to live in assisted living in a home-like atmosphere.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Arlington
- Seniors who don’t drive and need a ride to their doctor’s office, various errands or to other appointments can get a ride through the Minutemen Senior Services. This service helps match individuals with available transportation options throughout the city and area. Seniors receive discounted fares, and services are available both for scheduled routes and door-to-door services.
- Arlington is home to world-class medical facilities, including the McLean Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Arlington has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Arlington Seniors Association, an organization that helps to improve the lives of seniors in the area, and at least one senior center.
- The prices in Arlington are high compared to similar size cities within the U.S. Based on the national cost of living index of 100, Arlington has an index of 193.2. Seniors may have a hard time managing money when living in the area.
- Arlington has a low crime rate, which is ideal for seniors who enjoy getting out to explore the city. Based on the national property crime index of 35.4, Arlington is ranked 15.2. Violent crime is ranked 9.1, which is compared to the national average of 22.7.
- The climate in Arlington includes cold winter temperatures with average January lows around 18. Summers are mild with average July highs around 82. Summers in Arlington is ideal for exploring the city streets and surrounding green spaces.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Arlington
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Arlington start around $5,250 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 Arlington 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.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Arlington
Services in an ALF in Arlington are covered by the Medicaid State Plan program and the Money Follows the Person Residential Supports Waiver program. The program covers personal care, nursing and oversight. To help with room and board, the state also has an optional state supplement (OSS) that is added to the federal Supplemental Security Income payment (SSI).
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.
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 Arlington
Arlington 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 Arlington, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Arlington
Arlington-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Arlington
Review of Brightview Arlington
Brightview Arlington was very nice. The rooms were also nice. They had an exercise class, a Catholic mass, activities for gathering in the living room where a lot of people were there all the time,... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Arlington MA
I toured Sunrise of Arlington MA. It was in an older neighborhood, but it was still very nice inside. The lady who gave me the tour was lovely, she was very helpful. In the dining area, the people ... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Arlington MA
My 88 year old mother has been in assisted living at Sunrise for 9 months. So she arrived during covid of 2020. I knew as soon as I walked in that Sunrise was the place I wanted my Mom to live in. ... Read more