5 Assisted Living Facilities near Brewster, MA
Also serving communities of North Chatham.
There are 5 Assisted Living Facilities in the Brewster area, with 2 in Brewster and 3 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Brewster is $5,250 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Hyannis with an average starting cost of $3,670.
To help you with your search, browse the 20 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Brewster. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Brewster 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include South Yarmouth with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Brewster, MA
3 Assisted Living Facilities near Brewster, MA
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
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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.
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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Brewster
Review of Maplewood at Brewster
It is a genuine pleasure to thank the staff of Maplewood for the excellent care and service I receive during my post-operative stay from hip replacement surgery in May 2019. Knowing that the medic... Read more
Review of Maplewood at Brewster
The rooms were spacious and beautiful. The staff was very outgoing and helpful when it came to my mother's needs. My mother spent a lot of time in activities socializing with other residents. Activ... Read more
Review of Pleasant Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
The facility we found was The Woodlands at Pleasant Bay, and it's excellent. The people are very caring with the residents that are there. The residents themselves are very friendly. They created a... Read more