9 Assisted Living Facilities near Ayer, MA

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Ayer, MA

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Nashoba Park Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer, MA 01432
"I chose Nashoba Park. The place is great and on the smaller side. The people are very friendly, and the staff is very welcoming and easy to work with. They made us feel welcomed right away when Mom..." More

Apple Valley Center

Provides: Assisted Living
400 Groton Rd, Ayer, MA 01432
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing..." More

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Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster...

Provides: Assisted Living
1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
"Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings was very well maintained and clean. It seemed like a very nice environment and a really decent place. The dining room was very nice. The quality and..." More

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Manor on the Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
450 N Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
"I chose Manor on the Hill for my Dad, after he was diagnosed with cancer and couldn't live alone anymore. My brother and I toured at least 6 places and felt that the Manor offered the friendliest..." More

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Rivercourt Residences

Provides: Assisted Living
8 West Main Street, West Groton, MA 01450
"River Court is fifteen minutes away from all of us. Everything has been great. It is very good. It is not that far, so it is easier for us to go to. They have everything going on in there. I have..." More

Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
191 Foster Street , Littleton, MA 01460

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Westford House

Provides: Assisted Living
3 Park Dr, Westford, MA 01886
"My family visited Westford House when we were initially considering placing our loved one in assisted living. She was beginning to need help with daily activities and routines and we wanted to..." More

Life Care Center Of Acton

Provides: Assisted Living
One Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
"Staff here are very nice but the overwhelming smell of urine in the air is appalling. I don’t know how the staff deals with it all day, or perhaps they have become desensitized to it. PLEASE..." More

Village Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
446 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ayer

    With strong historical links to the railroad system, the town of Ayer, Massachusetts, is home to over 8,100 residents along with a vibrant downtown center and convenient rail service to Boston. Adults aged 65 years and older make up 12.3% of the population, some of whom may benefit from the care services offered at an assisted living facility.

    Nearly 30 of these communities are available in the town and surrounding communities, and are known in Ayer and across Massachusetts as assisted living residences (ALRs). The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) is responsible for certifying and regulating each of these residences.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ayer

    • Rates of both violent and property crime in Ayer are lower than those in the nearby capital city of Boston as well as the U.S. national average, which may be reassuring for seniors. Out of 100, it is rated 21.3 for violent crime and 22.7 for property-related offenses.
    • Ayer has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Leominster.
    • Though it's higher than the U.S. national average, at 125.6, the cost of living in Ayer is lower than statewide average of 139, which could benefit seniors on a tight budget.
    • Ayer has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Ayer Council on Aging, an organization that provides a variety of activities, services, educational opportunities and outreach programs, hosted at the senior center.
    • Summers in Ayer are pleasant, with highs in the mid-80s, however, winters can be quite harsh. The town expects to see an average of 56 inches of snow, and temperatures can drop as low as 14 degrees.
    • The state of Massachusetts offers full tax exemptions Social Security retirement benefits and income from public pension funds, which could leave Ayer seniors with more money to put toward the cost of living in an ALR.

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


    Paying for Assisted Living in Ayer

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $6,750.00 Acton
    $4,995.00 West Groton
    $4,000.00 Clinton
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,746.00 Leominster
    $3,300.00 Chelmsford

    Assisted Living costs in Ayer start around $0 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 Ayer 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 Ayer

    Moving to an ALR can be expensive, so to help seniors cover the cost of assisted living, the Massachusetts Medicaid State Plan offers a variety of waiver programs to provide financial aid. These programs include the Money Follows the Person (MFP) waiver and Group Adult Foster Care program. Seniors with low incomes are also eligible to apply for an optional state supplement (OSS) to help cover room and board costs.

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

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    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 Ayer

    Ayer 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 Ayer, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ayer

    Ayer-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Ayer

    • Review of Nashoba Park Assisted Living

      I chose Nashoba Park. The place is great and on the smaller side. The people are very friendly, and the staff is very welcoming and easy to work with. They made us feel welcomed right away when Mom... Read more

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