47 Assisted Living Facilities near Brighton, MA
Also serving communities of Chestnut Hill, Brookline.
There are 47 Assisted Living Facilities in the Brighton area, with 2 in Brighton and 45 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Brighton is $5,675 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,630. Cheaper nearby regions include Watertown with an average starting cost of $5,552.
To help you with your search, browse the 286 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Brighton. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Brighton 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Watertown with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Brighton, MA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Brighton
Brighton, Massachusetts, is officially considered a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, and is located in the northwest corner of the city. It is surrounded by the communities of Cambridge, Watertown, Newton and Brookline. Its population is 57,130 people, and while most of the population is between the ages of 20 and 30, there are many senior residents in this area as well. To accommodate them, there are over four dozen assisted living facilities, called Assisted Living Residences (ALRs), in the Brighton area.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Brighton
- Brighton is part of the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area, and it experiences a relatively comfortable climate throughout much of the year. The fall features beautiful foliage, and it's a great time for seniors to explore the outdoors around their assisted living community. The area also has warm summers: the average July high reaches 82 degrees. One drawback to Brighton's climate is the winter months. The area receives an average of 50 inches of snow each year.
- Crime is moderate in the Brighton area, and rates fall right around national averages for property and violent crime. The Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area scores 34.2 for violent crime and 34.5 for property crime. National averages are 31.1 and 38.1 respectively. These numbers for the Brighton area are a bit higher than the Massachusetts state averages for violent crime (31.6) and property crime (21.1). Seniors may want to inquire about security measures in place at assisted living communities they visit.
- The cost of living in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area is a bit higher than the state and national average. On a cost of living index where 100 is the national cost of living average, the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area ranks at 155, compared to the Massachusetts average of 139. Housing is the biggest factor in cost of living differences in this region.
- Brighton has an array of community resources for seniors, including FriendshipWorks, a volunteer organization in the greater Boston area that help reduce elderly isolation and enhance quality of life through volunteers who provide friendship, advocacy, assistance and emotional support to Boston's elderly population. Brighton also has the Veronica B. Smith Senior Center.
- Brighton is accessible via the B branch of the MBTA's Green Line rail service, which has 11 stops along Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton. The C branch is also in Brighton, and the D Line is nearby as well. Brighton is also served by several local MBTA bus routes. Seniors 65 and over enjoy reduced fares when they use a Senior CharlieCard.
- Massachusetts is moderately tax friendly for retired seniors. Public pension income and Social Security are tax exempt, but other forms of retirement income at the state's income tax rate, 5.1 percent. These accounts include a 401k, IRA or private pension.
Paying for Assisted Living in Brighton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Brighton start around $5,675 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 Brighton 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 Brighton
MassHealth, which is the Massachusetts Medicaid state plan, covers services for qualified individuals living in Assisted Living Residences.
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 Brighton
Brighton 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 Brighton, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Brighton
Brighton-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.
Other Options in Brighton, MA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Brighton
Review of Providence House Assisted Living
I liked Providence House Assisted Living. It was bright, and it was accessible. There was parking there. The staff was very nice. It's very clean. I was surprised by how bright it was. It didn't fe... Read more
Review of Providence House Assisted Living
My good friend lived in the Assisted Living facility at Providence House for about two years before needing memory care. Providence House was a wonderful, caring community. The nurses, aides, direc... Read more
Review of Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle
I went to Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle. It was very high end, it had that high-end feeling definitely, it was definitely for people with money. The rooms were small. It was stellar in upkeep. ... Read more