53 Assisted Living Facilities near Braintree, MA
There are 53 Assisted Living Facilities in the Braintree area, with 2 in Braintree and 51 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Braintree is $5,885 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Quincy with an average starting cost of $3,245.
To help you with your search, browse the 269 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Braintree. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Braintree 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Walpole with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Braintree
Just ten miles south of Boston, the town of Braintree, Massachusetts, is a suburban community of around 37,000 residents. Rich in history, the town is the birthplace of many prominent American figures, including John Adams, John Quincy Adams and John Hancock.
Around 17% of the town's population is aged 65 and older. Those who require help with daily tasks can find care at one of the 50 assisted living communities located in Braintree and neighboring municipalities. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) is responsible for certifying and regulating these facilities, which are known in Braintree, and throughout Massachusetts, as Assisted Living Residences (ALRs).
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Braintree
- Braintree is not only home to a number of historic landmarks, but it's just a short ride from Boston, which offers many diverse attractions for seniors to enjoy, including Fenway Park, Boston Public Garden and a number of museums.
- Seniors can get around Braintree and visit nearby communities with the bus, rail and subway services provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA). The MBTA also operates the RIDE door-to-door, shared-ride paratransit service for seniors unable to use its regular service.
Winters in Braintree are cold and snowy, though they are warmer than many other cities across the state. Lows tend to hover around 20 degrees, and the area can expect 46 inches of snow on average each year, which may not suit the lifestyles of some seniors.
- Braintree is considered to be a safe community for seniors. In terms of violent crime, the town scores 14.4 out of 100, lower than both the national average of 22.7 and statewide average of 21.1.
- At 163, the overall cost of living in Braintree is considered quite high compared to the U.S. national average of 100. While housing and transportation costs are high, the area's low health-related costs may be beneficial to seniors.
- Braintree has an array of community resources for seniors, including South Shore Elder Services Inc., an organization that offers a variety of services, including a friendly visitor program to provide companionship, as well as a senior center run by the Department of Elder Affairs and the Marge Crispin Center that offers programs to assist the elderly.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Braintree
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Braintree start around $5,274 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 Braintree 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 Braintree
In Braintree, and throughout the state, assisted living services are covered by Massachusetts' Medicaid State Plan program, with additional financial assistance available through the Money Follows the Person (MFP) waiver program. Low-income seniors can also benefit from an optional state supplement (OSS) added to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to help with the cost of room and board at ALRs.
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 Braintree
Braintree 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 Braintree, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Braintree
Braintree-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 Braintree
Review of Sunrise of Braintree
I went to Sunrise of Braintree. I thought it was nice, but I was not comfortable with them showing me apartments of people living there without the people being present. There was no respect to the... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Braintree
Sunrise of Braintree is a beautiful facility. Some were large and some were small, but compared to the size of the rooms, they were overpriced. The admissions staff was outstanding and the dining a... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Braintree
We love Sunrise. There is nothing more heartbreaking than having to admit to yourself that you can’t manage taking care of your mother anymore. The guilt and fear of “putting her in a home” was nea... Read more