The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Chelsea, MA for 2023
Also serving communities of Revere, Winthrop.
There are 33 Assisted Living Facilities in the Chelsea area, with 2 in Chelsea and 31 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 164 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Chelsea. Better rated regions include Malden with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Chelsea, MA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Chelsea
Chelsea's Recreation & Cultural Affairs Division offers a range of free and low-cost programs for people of all ages, providing area seniors with enhanced opportunities for socialization and activity. Chelsea is home to three assisted living residences, as assisted living facilities are known in Massachusetts, with another 104 in nearby communities such as Quincy, Danvers and Brighton. These assisted living facilities all provide room and board in a secure residential setting. They also offer seniors the personal care services they need, providing assistance with medication management, dressing, bathing and grooming.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chelsea
- The cost of living in Chelsea is 34.6 percent higher than the national average, although it's significantly lower than the cost of living in nearby Boston or Cambridge, making the area an economical choice for seniors wanting to remain in the region.
- The Chelsea and greater Boston 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.
Chelsea weather tends to be hot during the summer, though sticky summer heat is often mitigated by refreshing breezes off the ocean thanks to Chelsea's seaside location at the top of Boston Bay. Winters are cold, with heavy snow and rain as well as seasonal "nor'easter" storms blowing down the coast, so seniors may not be able to enjoy outdoor activities year round.
- Chelsea has an array of community resources for seniors, including the city's Elder Affairs Division, an organization that provides seniors with help with health insurance issues and offers exercise and arts classes through the Chelsea Senior Center.
- The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority serves the people of Chelsea with seven local bus lines, and Chelsea is also a stop on the Newburyport/Rockport line of the MBTA's commuter rail line. Seniors can travel at reduced prices with a Senior CharlieCard.
- The entire state of Massachusetts is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its 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 Chelsea
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Chelsea 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 Chelsea 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 Chelsea
Financial assistance may be available from federal and state programs to help eligible seniors in Chelsea pay for their assisted living residence fees. Group Adult Foster Care and the Senior Care Option are government programs available through Medicaid and Mass-Health.
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 Chelsea
Chelsea 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 Chelsea, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chelsea
Chelsea-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.