35 Assisted Living Facilities near Boston, MA

6 Assisted Living Facilities in Boston, MA

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Landmark at Longwood

Provides: Assisted Living
63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
"The marketing manager at Landmark at Longwood was very detailed. She explained everything to me, including prices. She answered my questions and toured me around. I like everything except the size..." More
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Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown

Provides: Assisted Living
9 W School Street, Boston, MA 02129
"I really love Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown. It's very homey and very quaint. If we get my mother in a place, I would like her there. It's a very nice company. I was impressed because most of..." More

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Susan Bailis Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
"I visited Susan Bailis. That place was to die for with a cute setup. The room was a one-bedroom with a living room. The people were very nice. The sitting area was very quaint, and it smelled good..." More

Standish Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124
"My aunt has moved into Standish Village. It's easy for me to get there, so I settled on them. Overall, we are happy with it. It is a beautiful, clean place. The staff is good and seasoned. There..." More

Compass on the Bay Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1380 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02127
"i am 70 ys old after my wife demise my grandson convinced me to shift to ol age home as i was not able to daily chores, was difficult for me to accept his advice but then i thought it is god for me..." More

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Compass on the Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
1380 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02127
"ou want the best for your family and when the telltale signs of memory loss are revealed, finding the right answer can be challenging… until your family finds your way to Compass on the Bay...." More

29 Assisted Living Facilities near Boston, MA

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Brookdale Quincy Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA 02169
"Brookdale Quincy Bay was very nice. The sizes of the rooms were very good. The facilities were excellent. Everybody there seemed very friendly and happy. I didn't see anybody sitting around..." More

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Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA 02135
"My wife moved in to the memory unit of Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle, but now she has moved to the traditional/assisted living unit. It's excellent and very clean. The staff is very nice, and..." More

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Atria Marina Place

Provides: Assisted Living
Four Seaport Drive, North Quincy, MA 02171
"My overall impression of Atria Marina Place was positive. It seemed like a vibrant community, and the food seemed to be good, and the staff pleasant. The facilities looked good. They have a gym...." More

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Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

Provides: Assisted Living
615 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
"Wingate at Chestnut Hill was very nice and had a very nice feel. It's a smaller place and with great common areas. We saw several apartments that were very nice. The staff was great. They had a..." More

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Evans Park at Newton Corner

Provides: Assisted Living
430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
"Evans Park did not look like a cookie cutter copy of all the other assisted living facilities we’ve seen. It’s a unique building. I liked that there seemed to be a piano concert and lively people..." More

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Providence House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
"I was able to visit Providence House, and the experience was very positive. It has a steel feel to it. No frills. I met their marketing personnel. I had lunch there, and the food was excellent. I..." More

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Sophia Snow Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1205-1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
"Sophia Snow Place is a very nice place. I had lunch, and the food was excellent. The director showed me around. They served all your meals and had high-quality stuff. The place was immaculate, and..." More

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Cadbury Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
66 Sherman Street , Cambridge, MA 02140
"We’re in Cadbury Commons. They offer mixed independent and assisted-living because my wife needs assisted living. The staff is wonderful; they are very friendly, very courteous, and competent, and..." More

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Brigham House

Provides: Assisted Living
341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"Brigham House is in a residential area, which is two blocks from my mother's house. We went in, and we enjoyed everything. We talked to the people living there, and they seemed to really like the..." More

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Sunrise of Arlington MA

Provides: Assisted Living
1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
"My mom is at Sunrise, and we love it. They are wonderful. I went to a number of them, and that one is the best. I like their program and their care for dementia patients. My mom is in a..." More

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Prospect House

Provides: Assisted Living
420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151
"I recently toured this facility. I found the staff very attentive and the experience enjoyable . It seemed as though it was very close knit and the residents and staff were harmonious in their..." More

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The Residence at Watertown Square

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"I have had lunch several times at the Residence at Watertown Square with my friends who sold their home and moved there, and they are really happy with it. The food was very good. It was very..." More

Goddard House

Provides: Assisted Living
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline, MA 02445
"My father is at Goddard House. It's beautiful, nice, and clean. The care is good, and the people are very nice and very helpful. They have quite exciting programs which is nice. They have a spa,..." More

The Estates on Admiral�s Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150
"I am living in Coheen Florence Levine Estate. They have a snack bar, and there's brewed coffee, tea, and pastries during the day. There a room we go into for activities. You may have snacks in your..." More

The Residence at Melrose Station

Provides: Assisted Living
158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
"The Residence at Melrose Station was extremely luxurious. It just opened and it's like a 5-star hotel. It was beautiful. It was on the pricier side, but when they first opened they were offering..." More

Visiting Nurse Assisted Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144
"My mother moved to the VNA Residence on Lowell Street a bit over two years ago and the sparkle has returned to her eyes and spirit thanks to the care and respect and beauty that surrounds her..." More

Visiting Nurse Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
405 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville, MA 02144
"My parents have moved in to Visiting Nurse Association. Their building is fairly new and it's very clean. Their apartment is very small, but it has a walk-in bathroom and kitchenette. We went there..." More

Winchester Mount Vernon House

Provides: Assisted Living
110 Mount Vernon Street, Winchester, MA 01890
"Visiting the Mount Vernon House was very pleasureable experience for me. Every part of the building is in pristine condition. It looks more like a luxury hotel than an assisted living facility...." More

Leonard Florence Center for Living

Provides: Assisted Living
165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150

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Atria Maplewood Place

Provides: Assisted Living
295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
"I liked Atria very much, the building itself was very well maintained, and it would be very convenient for us. The staff seemed very pleasant and knowledgeable. The rooms looked beautiful and very..." More

Life Care Center of Stoneham

Provides: Assisted Living
25 Woodland Road , Stoneham, MA 02180
"The service at Life Care Center of Stoneham Assisted Living is one of a kind. The staff here treat you like family. We are more than just residents we are one big family. The Meals are great and..." More

Neville Place

Provides: Assisted Living
650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
"We chose Neville Place because they have good security. The staff is caring, and the place has a good feel. My mother joins their activities, and they take their residents out a lot. More..." More

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Brightview Arlington

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474
"Brightview Arlington was beautiful and clean. I loved it. The staff was very kind and generous. The location was lovely. If I could afford to live there, I would find it very comfortable. " More

Youville House Assisted Living Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
"Youville is the one that I like very much. It's a good place. Our visit there was fine. The facility was beautifully appointed. It was very new and it had a homey feeling. They did have very good..." More

The Cambridge Homes

Provides: Assisted Living
360 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
"I was able to eat at The Cambridge Homes and can say that the food is very good. The dining area seemed very nice. The service was very good, too. The staff and management seemed very good. " More

Katzman Family Center for Living

Provides: Assisted Living
17 Lafayette Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150

Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Ce...

Provides: Assisted Living
289 Elm St, Everett, MA 02149
"The several times I visited the facility I tried to get as much information about her treatments, her assisted living nurse and her medications. The first time I visited the facility I noticed..." More

Foley Senior Residences (Assisted Liv...

Provides: Assisted Living
249 River St., Mattapan, MA 02126

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Courtyard Nursing Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Governors Ave, Medford, MA 02155
"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

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Boston

    Boston, located in central Massachusetts, offers seniors free historical walking tours, an array of museums, galleries and theatres and close to 30 farmers markets to explore. Some of the city's 62,000 seniors may be in need of assisted living services. There are seven assisted living facilities in Boston to care for these seniors, with another 29 located in nearby communities.

    Assisted Living Residences (ASRs), as assisted living facilities are known in Boston and the rest of Massachusetts, are licensed by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA).

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Boston

    • Boston's public transportation options are operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which offers discounts to seniors age 65 or older.
    • In Massachusetts, social security benefits and public pensions are not taxed, but retirement savings account income and private pensions are fully taxed. Seniors in Boston may want to keep these tax laws in mind when preparing their assisted living budgets.
    • Boston has poor air quality. On a scale where 100 represents areas with the best air quality, Boston ranks 43, 14 points lower than the national average of 58. Seniors with respiratory issues might want to consider smaller towns and cities in Massachusetts where the air quality might be better. 
    • Boston is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
    • The cost of living in Boston is 181.6, more than 81 points higher than the national average of 100, which may be a problem for seniors living on a low or fixed income.
    • Residents of Boston enjoy all four seasons, with July highs reaching 83 degrees and winter lows dropping to 20. The area gets 49 inches of rain and 47 inches of snow annually, much higher than the national averages of 39 and 26 inches, respectively.  Seniors who don't enjoy cold winters might want to look elsewhere for assisted living. 


    Paying for Assisted Living in Boston

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $5,770.00 Arlington
    $5,500.00 Watertown
    $5,255.00 Brighton
    $5,200.00 Cambridge
    $4,033.00 Boston
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Boston start around $4,033 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 Boston 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 Boston

    Seniors residing in assisted living residences in the Boston area have three options for financial assistance — Supplemental Security Income Category G, which is known as SSI-G, the Group Adult Foster Care program and the Moving Forward Plan Residential Supports Waiver. All of these programs are run by the state and available to all Massachusetts residents who meet the program requirements.

    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 Boston

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Boston

    Boston-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 Boston

    • Review of Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown

      I really love Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown. It's very homey and very quaint. If we get my mother in a place, I would like her there. It's a very nice company. I was impressed because most of th... Read more

      Marian
    • Review of Landmark at Longwood

      The marketing manager at Landmark at Longwood was very detailed. She explained everything to me, including prices. She answered my questions and toured me around. I like everything except the size ... Read more

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    • Review of Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown

      We liked Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown very much. We were very impressed and we loved it. The place is extremely clean and we just went cold turkey. We didn't make an appointment. We just walked... Read more

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