Brockton is a Plymouth County city about 30 minutes south of downtown Boston and home to nearly 105,000 residents. Seniors comprise 13.4% of the population, which is below the national average of 16.8%. The city has much to offer its older residents, including museums, baseball at Campanelli Stadium and an average cost of living below the state median.
Brockton's assisted living facilities provide holistic care for seniors who can't perform activities of daily living without help, such as bathing and dressing. They're homelike places, often with comfortable rooms decorated with residents' own furnishings and private bathrooms designed for safety. Housekeepers typically clean rooms, change linens and do laundry, so residents shouldn't need to handle these chores. Meals are usually chef-prepared and served three times daily in the dining room. The median fee for assisted living in Brockton is $6,063 per month, which is more than the country's average but below the norm for Massachusetts.
This guide considers the advantages and disadvantages of living in Brockton and compares the cost of assisted living with other types of senior care. It also looks at ways to pay for care and lists some free and low-cost resources for seniors in the area.