56 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
"I chose Cadbury Commons for my friend because of its location, it's clientele, its reputation, and I knew someone who is there, but it's not the least expensive from the ones I looked at. Their..." More

Youville House Assisted Living

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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Maplewood at Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
"Maplewood provided a respite apartment for my father on short notice when an urgent need emerged. They provided a seamless transition incorporating him in the community with activities, care, and..." More

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Atria Marina Place

Provides: Assisted Living
Four Seaport Drive, North Quincy, MA 02171
"I toured the assisted living of Atria Marina Place. I thought the area itself was really beautiful. I liked it because I've been around the Marina Bay area before. It was in a very quiet, sort of..." More

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Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA 02135
"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...." More

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Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Cr...

Provides: Assisted Living
126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451
"Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings is excellent. They're the No. 1 choice on my list. They went out of their way to deal with the rehab center for my uncle. They have really extended..." 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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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
"I toured Evans Park at Newton Corner. I liked it a lot. The staff is typically there like seven years average, and that is important. It is a lively space with lots of activities. You have your..." 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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The Residence at Watertown Square

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"My mother was a here for assisted living. The facility is clean and bright, the food is good, and there are lots of activities for the diverse residents --- some still very active, others more..." More

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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

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Springhouse Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
44-46 Allandale Street, Boston, MA 02130
"We chose Springhouse for Mom because it's very close to our home, and the people were very nice. It wasn't the cheapest or the most expensive. It would be a good fit for her. The staff was very..." More
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Providence House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
"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..." More

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Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801
"My father was at Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn for respite, and they were great. I talked to probably ten different places and they were the most personable, and they honestly made it feel like..." More

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Scandinavian Living Center

Provides: Assisted Living
206 Waltham St, West Newton, MA 02465
"Scandinavian Living Center was an absolutely lovely facility. Great staff, beautiful, lots of recreational and educational opportunities, and good food. It had beautiful rooms, small, intimate..." More

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Sunrise of Arlington MA

Provides: Assisted Living
1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
"I toured Sunrise of Arlington MA. It was in an older neighborhood, but it was still very nice inside. The lady who gave me the tour was lovely, she was very helpful. In the dining area, the people..." More
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The Falls at Cordingly Dam

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA ...
"We went to The Falls at Cordingly Dam. We looked at both assisted living and memory care. It was beautiful, it felt like home, and it was a very warm place. All the nursing staff reached out and..." More

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Brigham House

Provides: Assisted Living
341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"My father has been in Brigham House for about a week now. It's just perfect, and they are incredibly helpful. I was looking for an economical alternative in Massachusetts, and Brigham House accepts..." More

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The Residence at Boylston Place

Provides: Assisted Living
615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
"I chose The Residence at Boylston Place because Josh, the CEO, and the staff that I met were very gracious and friendly. I felt comfortable with them. They have lots of interesting, varied, and..." More

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Sophia Snow Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1205-1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
"Sophia Snow Place is all inclusive, so Mom has assistance with anything she needs. She has meal choices, 3 times a day plus the pastry cart in the morning, help with showering and meds, does yoga..." More

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Sunrise of Newton

Provides: Assisted Living
431 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458
"I like Sunrise of Newton. I like the openness of the hallways and the elevators. Because it's new, they were able to have more space. They took time to follow up and answer my questions. They have..." 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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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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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

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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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The Linden at Dedham

Provides: Assisted Living
391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026
"I like the appearance of The Linden at Dedham. It was very colonial in appearance and modern. The location was pleasant. It was too far from amenities, but it is attractive. The staff was very..." More

Standish Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124
"My aunt has moved into Standish Village. It's easy for me to get there, so I settled on them. Overall, we are happy with it. It is a beautiful, clean place. The staff is good and seasoned. There..." 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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Brightview Arlington

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474
"Brightview Arlington was very nice. The rooms were also nice. They had an exercise class, a Catholic mass, activities for gathering in the living room where a lot of people were there all the time,..." 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

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

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

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

Visiting Nurse Association Senior Liv...

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

Goddard House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline, MA 02445
"Goddard House in Brookline is very nice, but it's too expensive for us. The tour was very good. Everybody we met was very informative. They asked us questions; we asked them questions. They have a..." More

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Winter Valley Residences Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
600 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
"I toured Winter Valley. They have a beautiful set-up. The place is clean. However, I just found that with their assisted living, they don't have a 24-hour nurse like they would have to go to the..." More

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Brightview Country Club Heights

Provides: Assisted Living
3 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801
"My mom is at Brightview Country Club Heights. The place, as expected, has nice accommodations. The common areas are pleasantly appointed, and my mom's apartment is very spacious. The staff is..." 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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Youville Place

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Pelham Rd., Lexington, MA 02421
"My mother-in-law is at Youville Place. The staff is very professional. They're very engaged with the people who are there. They're very good staff. Both its layout and its upkeep are really, really..." More

Forestdale Park

Provides: Assisted Living
341 Forest Street, Malden, MA 02148
"My mother is in Forestdale Park. It is an outstanding facility. It's newly renovated, and it's beautiful. The staff is outstanding, very caring, and very supportive. I haven't found a better place..." More

Fenno House

Provides: Assisted Living
540 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02170
"There is nothing fancy about Fenno House. But the care that is giving to their residents is outstanding. CNA and nursing are very attentive and caring. Remodel being done at the present time,..." More

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New Horizons at Choate

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Warren Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801
"New Horizons at Choate is a not-for-profit retirement community located in a residential neighborhood near Woburn's Horn Pond and offering independent and assisted living. Sponsored by Cummings..." 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

Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Ce...

Provides: Assisted Living
289 Elm St, Everett, MA 02149
"I was checking in on one of my relatives and the costumer service was outstanding. Every question I had was answered. They was good to me while I visited. My aunt loves it there. Her living space..." More

Meadow Green Rehabilitation and Nursi...

Provides: Assisted Living
45 Woburn Street, Waltham, MA 02452
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Katzman Family Center for Living

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

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

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Leland Home

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

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Oosterman's Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
93 Laurel St, Melrose, MA 02176
"If you want to increase the quality of your life and enjoy professional care in a safe environment, Oosterman Rest Homes offers a high level of services for both short-term and long-term care in..." More

    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

    $5,552.00 Watertown
    $5,505.00 Brighton
    $5,323.00 Arlington
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,966.00 Boston
    $3,795.00 Malden

    Assisted Living costs in Cambridge start around $0 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

      I chose Cadbury Commons for my friend because of its location, it's clientele, its reputation, and I knew someone who is there, but it's not the least expensive from the ones I looked at. Their foo... Read more

      Reviewer RC#0110
    • 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

      Kate747528
    • 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
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