The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Brewster, MA for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Brewster, MA

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Maplewood at Brewster

Provides: Assisted Living
820 Harwich Road, Brewster, MA 02631
"Maplewood at Brewster has been fantastic regarding Assisted Living for my mother. She had lived in assisted living for the past five years. My mother was well cared for and kept safe during the..." More

Pleasant Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation...

Provides: Assisted Living
383 South Orleans Rd, Brewster, MA 02631
"The Woodlands was a better option because that's where my mom lives. It's better to leave her up there than to move her down to Florida with me. It's a great place and I love the staff. It's a real..." More

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Thirwood Place

Provides: Assisted Living
237 N Main St, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
"My mother spent 4 wonderful years at Thirwood before she passed away. She got a new lease on life after she moved in. She was in a beautiful apartment with a second bedroom for visiting family...." More

Heatherwood At Kings Way

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Heatherwood Dr., Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
"Heatherwood at Kings Way has a nice setting. The buildings are clean and attractive. I have friends who live there and they enjoy it. They like the community. The food is good. Assisted living is..." More

Broad Reach Healthcare

Provides: Assisted Living
390 Orleans Road, North Chatham, MA 02650
"The caring of the staff is evident. The dining room is elegant, food beautifully served. There were optional programs available to participate in; the grounds are lovely. " More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Brewster

    Brewster is a quiet coastal town located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Its population as of July 2017 was 9,836 residents, 30.5 percent of whom are age 65 or over. There are seven assisted living facilities in the Brewster area to accommodate this elderly population, with three located in Brewster and four located in the nearby communities of South Yarmouth, Harwich, Yarmouth Port and North Chatham.

    In Massachusetts, assisted living communities are officially known as Assisted Living Residences (ALRs). The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) is responsible for their regulation and certification.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Brewster

    • Weather in Brewster is pleasant most of the year, especially in the summer. It's a popular beach destination for tourists around the country, especially in New England. The average high in July is around 77 degrees, making it pleasant for outdoor activities on or off grounds of assisted living communities. The area also gets much less snow compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as Brewster receives an average of 25 inches each year; this is much lower compared to Boston, which averages 52 inches.
    • The cost of living in Brewster is on par with Massachusetts's average. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100, Massachusetts is 139 and Brewster is 144. Seniors may want to keep this mind as they search for assisted living communities in this area.
    • Crime rates in Brewster are a bit higher than surrounding areas. Violent crime in Brewster is 34.9 on a scale of one (low crime) to 100 (high crime). This is about the same compared to the Barnstable Town Metro average of 34.7. Property crime in Brewster is 36.7, a bit higher than the surrounding area rate of 28.7. Seniors searching for assisted living communities in Brewster may want to inquire about existing security measures to help them feel safe. 
    • The Brewster area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Cape Cod Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Brewster has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Council on Aging, a group of area residents that support and advocate for older adults in Brewster and their families by providing programs and services that help them live a better quality of life. Brewster also has Senior Dining opportunities and a number of senior-based activities. Brewster has one senior center.
    • Massachusetts is considered to be moderately tax-friendly for seniors. Private pension funds, IRAs and 401ks are taxed at the state's income tax rate of 5.1 percent. However, other forms of retirement income, including Social Security and public pension, are fully tax exempt. This can help keep more money in seniors' pockets when budgeting for assisted living expenses.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Brewster

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $7,300.00 Sandwich
    $6,500.00 South Yarmouth
    $6,325.00 Plymouth
    $6,295.00 Falmouth
    $5,500.00 West Yarmouth
    $5,385.00 Hyannis
    $5,250.00 Brewster
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Brewster 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 Brewster 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 Brewster

    For seniors who meet specific criteria, the Medicaid State Plan in Massachusetts, called MassHealth, pays for assisted living services.

    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 Brewster

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Brewster

    Brewster-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 Brewster

    • Review of Pleasant Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

      The communication with the patient and proxy is severely lacking! There is a case manager assigned to coordinate the services provided to the inpatient. A weekly meeting is held with case mgr. an... Read more

      J R C
    • Review of Maplewood at Brewster

      Maplewood at Brewster has been fantastic regarding Assisted Living for my mother. She had lived in assisted living for the past five years. My mother was well cared for and kept safe during the mos... Read more

      Jennifer Mc
    • Review of Maplewood at Brewster

      The people at Maplewood at Brewster assisted living were very professional, the food is great, and my brother is very well taken care of. It's also very clean and has a nice setting. He's brain-dam... Read more

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