13 Assisted Living Facilities near Fitchburg, MA

3 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 mother-in-law moved to The Gables of Fitchburg, and it was really easy, quick, and worked out really well. It's like a five-star hotel, so it's really nice. The staff is warm and friendly. They..." 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 Avenue, Fitchburg, MA 01420

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Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster...

Provides: Assisted Living
1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
"Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings was very nice. They have several different rooms, which were very nice. The staff is very well-versed on what they have, very friendly, and competent." More

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Sunrise of Leominster

Provides: Assisted Living
6 Beth Avenue at Route 12, Leominster, MA 01453
"Sunrise of Leominster's staff was very accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable. I'd recommend the place. The community is a very nice area with very nice people. The staff is excellent and they..." More

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Manor on the Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
450 N Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
"I chose Manor on the Hill for my Dad, after he was diagnosed with cancer and couldn't live alone anymore. My brother and I toured at least 6 places and felt that the Manor offered the friendliest..." More

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Rivercourt Residences

Provides: Assisted Living
8 West Main Street, West Groton, MA 01450
"River Court is fifteen minutes away from all of us. Everything has been great. It is very good. It is not that far, so it is easier for us to go to. They have everything going on in there. I have..." More

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Nashoba Park Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer, MA 01432
"I chose Nashoba Park. The place is great and on the smaller side. The people are very friendly, and the staff is very welcoming and easy to work with. They made us feel welcomed right away when Mom..." More

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Heywood Wakefield Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Pine Street, Gardner, MA 01440
"She's been in Heywood Wakefield Commons for nine months now, and I'm very happy with the place. It's a very nice facility. Everything is inclusive: all the care that they need in assisted living,..." More

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Wachusett Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
32 Hospital Hill Rd, 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

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

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

Assisted Living near Fitchburg, MA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Fitchburg

  • Review of The Gables of Fitchburg

    My mother-in-law moved to The Gables of Fitchburg, and it was really easy, quick, and worked out really well. It's like a five-star hotel, so it's really nice. The staff is warm and friendly. They ... Read more

    Kevin
  • Review of The Gables of Fitchburg

    My 84 year old father is a very proud man who has always valued his independence. The Gables of Fitchburg has allowed my father to keep his independence while giving our family peace of mind becau... Read more

    bostongal0925
  • Review of The Gables of Fitchburg

    The Gables has to be one of the best kept secrets in the area! My mom has been there for two years and has received nothing but the best care and services around. Apartment style living makes the r... Read more

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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

$5,385.00 Peterborough
$4,500.00 Acton
$4,000.00 US
$3,880.00 Milford
$3,746.00 Leominster

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.

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.


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.