12 Assisted Living Facilities near Fitchburg, MA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Fitchburg, MA

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The Gables of Fitchburg

Provides: Assisted Living
935 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420
"My aunt is a resident at Gables and has been for the past 3 months. I find The Gables to be very clean, staff is extremely fridendly and helpful. The Gables serve 3 very well rounded meals per..." More

Penny Lane Seniors Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
222 South St., Fitchburg, MA 01420
"We visited Penny Lane for my father. It was more like a private home with a small amount of residents. As far as public transportation like a bus affiliated with the residents that drove them,..." More

The Highlands

Provides: Assisted Living
335 Nichols Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster...

Provides: Assisted Living
1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
"My sister is at Benchmark Leominster Crossings, I like it and she likes it too. It turned out perfect for her. It's not far from all the family and she's got friends in there that she worked with..." More

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Manor on the Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
450 N Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
"My mother has moved into Manor on the Hill. I can't say enough good things about the staff. They are very nurturing, supportive, and helpful. They pay a lot of individual attention to clients. They..." More

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Sunrise of Leominster

Provides: Assisted Living
6 Beth Avenue at Route 12, Leominster, MA 01453
"I visited Sunrise of Leominster and I thought it was great, I liked it. I only met the person who toured me but the facility itself and the look of it was really nice and I loved it. I thought it..." More

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Rivercourt Residences

Provides: Assisted Living
8 West Main Street, West Groton, MA 01450
"I toured Rivercourt Residences for my mother-in-law and it was very nice. The staff was very thorough, very, very nice, and very welcoming. The rooms were very nice, but they were a little bit..." More

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Heywood Wakefield Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Pine Street, Gardner, MA 01440
"We moved mom to Heywood Wakefield Commons. They're very caring, attentive, and patient. They try to get to know the residents and take care of their specific needs. They have a full calendar of..." More

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Wachusett Rehabilitation and Nursing ...

Provides: Assisted Living
32 Hospital Hill Road, Gardner, MA 01440
"Wachuset Manor was a great place to be. I was there for 9 days rehab ladies were wonderful to work with. Very nice people who work here." More

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Friendship Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
151 Main St, New Ipswich, NH 03071
"The staff was cheerful and pleasant, the setting beaucolic and the building was charming. I was just expecting a more modern facility, though she was quite pleased with the staff and other..." More

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Life Care Center of Leominster

Provides: Assisted Living
370 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453

Village Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
446 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fitchburg

    Fitchburg, Mass., located on the Nashua River, is mainly a rural city with a prosperous commercial center. Seniors account for over 13 percent of the population and have three assisted living residences (ALR) from which to choose in Fitchburg, with 13 more in nearby cities and suburbs. In general, ALRs in Massachusetts provide room and board and personal care services for aging seniors. The level of care is dependent upon the individual facility, but personal care services usually include assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), which encompasses bathing, eating and dressing. They may also provide assistance with self-administered medication. ALRs in Massachusetts are regulated by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fitchburg

    • Winters can be harsh in Fitchburg, as in the rest of New England. The area averages about 76 inches of snowfall per year, much higher than the US average of 26 inches. That being said, New England can have some beautiful weather in the summer, spring and fall — and for those who enjoy leaf peeping, Fitchburg is a great area to see some fall foliage.

    • Fitchburg's cost of living is about average for the U.S., and it's lower than the rest of Massachusetts overall. Although Massachusetts housing is generally on the more expensive side, Fitchburg is one of the more affordable areas in the state.

    • Fitchburg has a much higher violent crime rate compared to the rest of the United States and Massachusetts. On a scale of 1 to 100, Massachusetts rates at 31.6, and Fitchburg has a score of 65.8. For this reason, it may be important for families to select secure facilities.

    • The Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (MRTA) has 13 accessible bus routes that serve Fitchburg and the local communities of Leominster and Gardner.

    • The Fitchburg area is home to world-class medical facilities, including UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital, in the event of a medical emergency or illness.

    • Fitchburg has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Fitchburg Senior Center, an organization that offers a variety of activities and classes to enhance seniors' quality of life.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Fitchburg

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $4,995.00 West Groton
    $4,360.00 Leominster
    $4,000.00 Clinton
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,880.00 Milford

    Assisted Living costs in Fitchburg 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 Fitchburg 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 Fitchburg

    The State Medicaid Plan, MassHealth, covers services in ALRs and other types of elderly housing in Massachusetts. SSI-G also provides financial assistance for assisted living services are also available 

    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 Fitchburg

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fitchburg

    Fitchburg-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 Fitchburg, MA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Fitchburg

    • Review of The Gables of Fitchburg

      My aunt is a resident at Gables and has been for the past 3 months. I find The Gables to be very clean, staff is extremely fridendly and helpful. The Gables serve 3 very well rounded meals per da... Read more

      Jan Couture
    • Review of The Gables of Fitchburg

      I visited a friend in The Gables of Fitchburg. It was very nice and clean. They had a lot of activities for the clients. As this person needed more help, they always came up with excuses that they ... Read more

    • Review of The Gables of Fitchburg

      The Gables of Fitchburg was very nice. The only issue there was that they just had assisted living. We would definitely consider them, but my parents wanted a separate cottage place, more independe... Read more

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