25 Assisted Living Facilities near Burlington, MA
Also serving communities of Wilmington.
There are 25 Assisted Living Facilities in the Burlington area, with 3 in Burlington and 22 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Burlington is $5,043 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Woburn with an average starting cost of $4,255.
To help you with your search, browse the 163 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Burlington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Burlington 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Billerica with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 11 families in Burlington find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Burlington, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Burlington, MA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Burlington
Burlington, MA, is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Its estimated population as of July 2017 is 27,176 residents, 19.5 percent of whom are 65 or over. In the Burlington area, there are 24 assisted living facilities to accommodate its senior population. Three of them are located in Burlington, and the other 21 are in nearby communities, including Wilmington, Billerica, Waltham and Arlington.
Massachusetts officially refers to assisted living facilities as Assisted Living Residences, or ALRs. They are regulated and awarded certification by the state's Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA).
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Burlington
Weather in Burlington is pleasant in the spring, summer and fall. The area has beautiful foliage during the fall months, and summers tend to be warm and pleasant. Winters in Burlington, however, can be challenging, especially for seniors who find snow and cold difficult -- the area receives an average of 55 inches of snow per year.
- The cost of living in Burlington is slightly higher than the state average of 139, which is based on a cost of living index where the national average is 100. Burlington scores at 165 on this index, which is higher than Massachusetts, but not as high as some other nearby communities.
- Burlington has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Burlington Council on Aging, an organization that provides a wide range of activities for seniors, including exercise classes, billiards, cards, board games, low-cost lunches, educational lectures, transportation services and social outings to community and cultural events, as well as one senior center.
- The Burlington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Burlington's Council on Aging provides senior-only transportation during the week for medical appointments in the area or to Burlington Medical, New England Rehab or Baldwin Place in Woburn. Transportation is also available on Saturdays for shopping and general activities, such as hair appointments.
- Massachusetts is considered moderately tax-friendly for retirees. The state does not tax Social Security income or public pensions, but it does apply its income tax rate of 5.1 percent to public pension income and IRA and 401k withdrawals.
Paying for Assisted Living in Burlington
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Burlington start around $4,943 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 Burlington 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 Burlington
MassHealth, which is Massachusetts's state Medicaid plan, pays for services in Assisted Living Residences (ALRs), Adult Foster Care (AFC) homes and other elderly housing types for individuals who meet specific criteria.
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 Burlington
Burlington 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 Burlington, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Burlington
Burlington-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 Burlington, MA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Burlington
Review of Sunrise of Burlington MA
I toured Sunrise of Burlington MA for my mom. It was fresh, clean, and open. It looked like they're either very well kept, or they just did a renovation or remodel; everything looked very nice. T... Read more
Review of Atria Longmeadow Place
BERNADETTE D. is an aide who is very pleasant and most helpful. My wife says that Bernadette gives the best showers. Both my wife and I take an abundance of pills at various times of the day. Berna... Read more
Review of Atria Longmeadow Place
I took my father to look at assisted living facilities a couple years ago. We looked at several in the area and Atria was a stand out. Not only was it beautifully appointed but so homey at the same... Read more