48 Assisted Living Facilities near Cambridge, MA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Cambridge, MA

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Cadbury Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
66 Sherman Street , Cambridge, MA 02140
"We’re in Cadbury Commons. They offer mixed independent and assisted-living because my wife needs assisted living. The staff is wonderful; they are very friendly, very courteous, and competent, and..." More

Youville House Assisted Living Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
"Youville is the one that I like very much. It's a good place. Our visit there was fine. The facility was beautifully appointed. It was very new and it had a homey feeling. They did have very good..." More

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Sunrise of Burlington MA

Provides: Assisted Living
24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
"My mother is at Sunrise of Burlington right now. Our experience has been good. The rooms, the staff, services, the food, and the dining setup is good. The dining room is restaurant style. She's on..." More

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Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA 02135
"My wife moved in to the memory unit of Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle, but now she has moved to the traditional/assisted living unit. It's excellent and very clean. The staff is very nice, and..." More

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Atria Marina Place

Provides: Assisted Living
Four Seaport Drive, North Quincy, MA 02171
"My overall impression of Atria Marina Place was positive. It seemed like a vibrant community, and the food seemed to be good, and the staff pleasant. The facilities looked good. They have a gym...." More

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Maplewood at Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
"My parents moved to Maplewood from Florida in November 2019 to be closer to the rest of our family, mostly in the Boston area. While they have had some challenges in adjusting, as well as some..." More

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Wingate Residences at Needham

Provides: Assisted Living
235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494
"My parents will be moving to The Residences at Wingate. It's a relatively new place at only three years old. It has a very nice, clean feeling, a lot of lights, very open, and on the smaller side...." More

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Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

Provides: Assisted Living
615 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
"Wingate at Chestnut Hill was very nice and had a very nice feel. It's a smaller place and with great common areas. We saw several apartments that were very nice. The staff was great. They had a..." More

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Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Cr...

Provides: Assisted Living
126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451
"The leadership staff has provided incredible support to help my mom feel comfortable. My mom's requests and any concerns were listened to attentively, and a sincere effort is made to meet her..." More

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Landmark at Longwood

Provides: Assisted Living
63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
"The marketing manager at Landmark at Longwood was very detailed. She explained everything to me, including prices. She answered my questions and toured me around. I like everything except the size..." More

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Atria Maplewood Place

Provides: Assisted Living
295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
"I liked Atria very much, the building itself was very well maintained, and it would be very convenient for us. The staff seemed very pleasant and knowledgeable. The rooms looked beautiful and very..." More

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Evans Park at Newton Corner

Provides: Assisted Living
430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
"Evans Park did not look like a cookie cutter copy of all the other assisted living facilities we’ve seen. It’s a unique building. I liked that there seemed to be a piano concert and lively people..." More

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Providence House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
"I was able to visit Providence House, and the experience was very positive. It has a steel feel to it. No frills. I met their marketing personnel. I had lunch there, and the food was excellent. I..." More

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Sophia Snow Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1205-1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
"Sophia Snow Place is a very nice place. I had lunch, and the food was excellent. The director showed me around. They served all your meals and had high-quality stuff. The place was immaculate, and..." More

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Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown

Provides: Assisted Living
9 W School Street, Boston, MA 02129
"I really love Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown. It's very homey and very quaint. If we get my mother in a place, I would like her there. It's a very nice company. I was impressed because most of..." More

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Sunrise of Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
135 North Avenue (Route 117), Weston, MA 02493
"I toured Sunrise of Weston. I had something there to eat and the staff who assisted me was terrific. The food and everything there was superb and the people who helped me were phenomenal. All their..." More

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Waterstone at Wellesley

Provides: Assisted Living
27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
"Epoch is a very clean and nice facility. It's expensive, but I know it's a first class facility although I don't really know well enough to have a detailed opinion of the place. " More

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Brigham House

Provides: Assisted Living
341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"Brigham House is in a residential area, which is two blocks from my mother's house. We went in, and we enjoyed everything. We talked to the people living there, and they seemed to really like the..." More

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Sunrise of Arlington MA

Provides: Assisted Living
1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
"My mom is at Sunrise, and we love it. They are wonderful. I went to a number of them, and that one is the best. I like their program and their care for dementia patients. My mom is in a..." More

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The Falls at Cordingly Dam

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA ...
"I went and visited The Falls at Cordingly Dam. That's the place I like for my parents. Basically what I like about it was if somebody is not totally like needing memory care, they have an assisted..." More

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Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801
"I chose Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn for my dad because I like the location; it's right off the highway. I like the people. They all seemed very friendly. I also like the whole activities..." More

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Prospect House

Provides: Assisted Living
420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151
"I recently toured this facility. I found the staff very attentive and the experience enjoyable . It seemed as though it was very close knit and the residents and staff were harmonious in their..." More

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Susan Bailis Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
"I visited Susan Bailis. That place was to die for with a cute setup. The room was a one-bedroom with a living room. The people were very nice. The sitting area was very quaint, and it smelled good..." More

Fenno House

Provides: Assisted Living
540 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02170

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The Parc at Harbor View

Provides: Assisted Living
46 Lincoln Street, Winthrop, MA 02152
"At The Parc at Harbor View, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that..." More

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The Gables at Winchester

Provides: Assisted Living
299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890
"The Gables at Winchester went above and beyond to provide a wonderful experience for my family. My mother-in-law was a resident here. We looked at 4-5 properties, but finally chose this one. ..." More

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Wingate Residences at Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
75 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
"The staff at Epoch has been phenomenal. They have gone out of their way to be present every day in my mother's life, from physical care to encouraging her to engage in activities making a point of..." More

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The Residence at Watertown Square

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"I have had lunch several times at the Residence at Watertown Square with my friends who sold their home and moved there, and they are really happy with it. The food was very good. It was very..." More

The Residence at Melrose Station

Provides: Assisted Living
158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
"The Residence at Melrose Station was extremely luxurious. It just opened and it's like a 5-star hotel. It was beautiful. It was on the pricier side, but when they first opened they were offering..." More

Visiting Nurse Assisted Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144
"My mother moved to the VNA Residence on Lowell Street a bit over two years ago and the sparkle has returned to her eyes and spirit thanks to the care and respect and beauty that surrounds her..." More

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Brightview Arlington

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474
"Brightview Arlington was beautiful and clean. I loved it. The staff was very kind and generous. The location was lovely. If I could afford to live there, I would find it very comfortable. " More

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The Linden at Dedham

Provides: Assisted Living
391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026
"When I visited my cousin I was really impressed with the place and all the activities going on. All the people living there seemed happy and interested in the game they were playing. We had a..." More

Visiting Nurse Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
405 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville, MA 02144
"My parents have moved in to Visiting Nurse Association. Their building is fairly new and it's very clean. Their apartment is very small, but it has a walk-in bathroom and kitchenette. We went there..." More

Winchester Mount Vernon House

Provides: Assisted Living
110 Mount Vernon Street, Winchester, MA 01890
"Visiting the Mount Vernon House was very pleasureable experience for me. Every part of the building is in pristine condition. It looks more like a luxury hotel than an assisted living facility...." More

Leonard Florence Center for Living

Provides: Assisted Living
165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150

Newbridge on The Charles

Provides: Assisted Living
7000 Great Meadow Road , Dedham, MA 02026
"NewBridge on the Charles was very nice. I toured several others; this was the nicest one I've seen, and I liked it the best. Everything about it was nice. The rooms were well organized and in good..." More

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Brightview Country Club Heights

Provides: Assisted Living
3 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801
"We visited Brightview Country Club Heights. It was very open and welcoming. The staff there was incredibly kind. They went over the top. They showed us the place. The manager sat down and talked to..." More

The Arbors at Stoneham

Provides: Assisted Living
140 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
"The Arbors at Stoneham is a very nice place, and I'm very impressed with the people there. We made an appointment, we went there and saw the place, and toured the building. I was very impressed..." More

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Cooperative Elder Services at Youvill...

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Pelham Rd., Lexington, MA 02421
"Youville Place was a very expensive but excellent place, and I know it has a good reputation. It’s a very high end place, so it’s quite lovely. They have a chapel and masses -- which is quite good...." More

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Wingate Healthcare

Provides: Assisted Living
63 Kendrick Street, Needham, MA 02494
"Wingate is a lovely place. It's brand new and the people there are very easy to work with, very friendly and very helpful. They're going to do a very good job. I'm a nurse and I know some of the..." More

Golda Meir House

Provides: Assisted Living
160 Stanton Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
"The Golda Meir House was an excellent assisted living facility for my grandmother. Although she moved away from her close friends, several states away, in order to live near her children and..." More

Life Care Center of Stoneham

Provides: Assisted Living
25 Woodland Road , Stoneham, MA 02180
"The service at Life Care Center of Stoneham Assisted Living is one of a kind. The staff here treat you like family. We are more than just residents we are one big family. The Meals are great and..." More

Katzman Family Center for Living

Provides: Assisted Living
17 Lafayette Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150

Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Ce...

Provides: Assisted Living
289 Elm St, Everett, MA 02149
"The several times I visited the facility I tried to get as much information about her treatments, her assisted living nurse and her medications. The first time I visited the facility I noticed..." More

Meadow Green Nursing and Rehabilitation

Provides: Assisted Living
45 Woburn St, Waltham, MA 02452

Foley Senior Residences (Assisted Liv...

Provides: Assisted Living
249 River St., Mattapan, MA 02126

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Courtyard Nursing Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Governors Ave, Medford, MA 02155
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing..." More

Leland Home

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Newton St, Waltham, MA 02453

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Cambridge

    Cambridge, located north of Boston near the beautiful Charles River, is where artistic, eclectic and intellectual people converge among the "Squares of Cambridge," historical neighbors each with their own ambiance, offering a variety of food, music, art, museums, theatres and shopping for residents and visitors of all ages. 

    Seniors make up 11 percent of population in Cambridge and have six assisted living facilities (ALF) in Cambridge to choose from. Another 54 assisted living communities are located nearby in communities including Brighton, Needham and Chestnut Hill. Assisted Living Residences (ALRs), as they're known in Massachusetts, are regulated by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Cambridge

    • As home to both MIT and Harvard University, Cambridge is at the heart of a world of educational opportunities and arts and culture experiences. Seniors can take advantage of lectures, entertainment and other events open to the public.

    • Cambridge's weather can be challenging to those not accustomed to it, especially during the winter when nor'easter storms bring heavy snow and rain. Fog occurs year-round, and summers can get hot, though temperatures are cooler during all seasons if you're near the ocean.

    • As part of the greater Boston area, the cost of living in Cambridge is quite high, running almost double that of the national average. This can make it a difficult place to live for seniors on a budget.

    • Most neighborhoods in Cambridge, especially near the center of town, are highly walkable. Public transportation is excellent in Cambridge and throughout the greater Boston area, though traffic is often notoriously congested. Seniors who have difficulty with public transportation can take advantage of the Volunteer Escort Transportation Program of Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services by calling ahead to arrange rides for any reason, especially transportation to medical appointments.

    • The Cambridge area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • The state of Massachusetts is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. This means the state's elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Cambridge

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $6,500.00 Watertown
    $5,770.00 Arlington
    $5,405.00 Brighton
    $5,200.00 Cambridge
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,966.00 Boston

    Assisted Living costs in Cambridge start around $5,200 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge

    Government assistance is available to help seniors pay for assisted living in Cambridge. If you believe you're eligible, apply for financial assistance from Group Adult Foster Care and from Supplemental Security Income Category G.

    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 Cambridge

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cambridge

    Cambridge-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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    Assisted Living near Cambridge, MA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Cambridge

    • Review of Cadbury Commons

      Cadbury Commons was a lovely place with a very nice atmosphere. It's for intelligent people like my mother who love music and lots of good things. It was very welcoming with very nice amenities, li... Read more

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    • Review of Cadbury Commons

      We’re in Cadbury Commons. They offer mixed independent and assisted-living because my wife needs assisted living. The staff is wonderful; they are very friendly, very courteous, and competent, and ... Read more

      Stuart5
    • Review of Cadbury Commons

      Cadbury Commons is a suitable choice for elders who are in relatively good health, like intellectual activities and proximity to Cambridge, Harvard etc.. It is not a top choice for Alzheimer's care... Read more

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