14 Assisted Living Facilities near Framingham, MA

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Framingham, MA

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Caring Star 2016

Heritage at Framingham Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
747 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701
"Heritage at Framingham is a wonderful facility for anybody who doesn't worry about being near people. It's a good facility and it has a lot to offer. My friend has an apartment there that's very..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Brookdale Cushing Park

Provides: Assisted Living
300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702
"We are looking to possibly move to Brookdale Cushing Park. The food looks lovely; I had dinner there. I think it is a community atmosphere. The maintenance is on a par, and there are a lot of..." More

Carmel Terrace Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
933 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701

11 Assisted Living Facilities near Framingham, MA

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Caring Star 2015

Sunrise of Wayland

Provides: Assisted Living
285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778
"Sunrise of Wayland had a higher staff ratio and a different philosophy than some of the other places which appealed to me. It had a lot of independence for the residents and a very homey atmosphere..." More

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Orchard Hill - Sudbury

Provides: Assisted Living
761 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
"Orchard Hill was just top notch; I loved absolutely everything about it. The rooms were nice, the dining area was very nice too, and I only had raving reviews for everything about it. The value was..." 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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Caring Star 2016

Hearthstone at New Horizons Alzheimer...

Provides: Assisted Living
402 Hemenway Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
"New Horizons at Marlborough is a very nice place. I was looking at a very nice two-bedroom with kitchen and nice appliances. The staff was very nice, and the residents seemed very happy. The..." More

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Caring Star 2015

The Communities at Golden Pond

Provides: Assisted Living
50 W Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
"Everything was very nice at Golden Pond like the rooms and the dining room. There were lots of parking grounds. The outside had woods, and there was a pond next to it. It was a two story building;..." More

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The Residence at Valley Farm

Provides: Assisted Living
369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA 01721
"I have gone to the Residence at Valley Farm, and it was very nice. It is a little more expensive from my point of view. The food was good. It seemed like everybody was doing very well. Once, I saw..." More

Whitney Place at Westborough

Provides: Assisted Living
Five Lyman Street, Westborough, MA 01581
"From my point of view, Whitney Place was much more expensive. But it really was very nice, the food was superb, and the tour that we had was excellent. They did a tour on that day, but beforehand..." More

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Carriage House at Lee’s Farm

Provides: Assisted Living
134 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
"I like Carriage House at Lee’s Farm very much. They had very nice rooms and very friendly staff. The dining area looked good. The rooms looked good. It was a warm nice atmosphere. I would recommend..." More

Christopher Heights of Marlborough

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
"I stayed at Christopher Heights for two weeks. The staff was excellent. The food was excellent, and the atmosphere was excellent. " More

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Traditions of Wayland

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
"I loved everything about Traditions; the staff was very warm, caring, and aware of the residents. I really liked the space provided, I was impressed with the menu, and they had great activities. I..." More

Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center

Provides: Assisted Living
121 Northboro Road East, Marlborough, MA 01752
"do not go to this place. The long term care unit is horrible. It is a warehouse for elders. Your loved one will be confined to a chair every waking moment until they are put into bed. The hall is..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Framingham

    Framingham is a thriving suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. Its history stretches back to pre-Colonial times and the city prides itself on the diverse economy and cultural opportunities. 20.4 percent of Framingham's population of 63,000 are seniors over 65. To care for these folks, the city boasts 25 assisted living facilities. The State of Massachusetts regulates assisted living facilities in Framingham via the Executive Office of Elder Affairs

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Framingham

    • Framingham weather is marked by four distinct seasons, with warm and humid summers and cold, snowy winters. July high temperatures average 83 degrees, while January lows dip down to an average of 15. Seniors who are sensitive to cold temperatures or have difficulty negotiating icy surfaces may not enjoy living here. 
    • The cost of living in Framingham is 146.4 compared to a U.S. average of 100. Housing costs in Framingham are much higher than the national average, at 225 compared to the base of 100. Grocery and healthcare costs are closer to the mean, however, coming in at 105.7 and 83, respectively. The higher housing costs may affect assisted living costs. 
    • On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the safest, violent crime rates in Framingham are 42.3 compared to the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crimes are also higher, at 419. compared to the national average of 38.1. Seniors are advised to use caution and common sense when venturing out. 
    • Framingham is serviced by the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority, providing fixed route bus services in the town and into Boston. Seniors and those with a qualifying disability are eligible for reduced fares. 
    • Framingham is home to world-class medical facilities, including MetroWest Medical Center and Framingham Union Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Framingham, as a suburb of Boston, 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 Framingham

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $9,385.00 Wellesley
    $6,625.00 Weston
    $6,375.00 Needham
    $5,957.00 Wayland
    $4,122.00 Framingham
    $4,000.00 US
    $2,300.00 Marlborough

    Assisted Living costs in Framingham start around $4,122 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 Framingham 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 Framingham

    The State of Massachusetts supplements the federal SSI benefits for seniors going into assisted living. The State Supplement Program (SSP) offers assisted living supplemental payments depending on the individual's living arrangements. This is referred to as SSI-G. SSI-G beneficiaries use the benefit to “buy” room and board in assisted living. The program is income-based and is open to all those who qualify. 

    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 Framingham

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Framingham

    Framingham-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 Framingham, MA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Framingham

    • Review of Heritage at Framingham Senior Living

      My visit to Heritage at Framingham Senior Living was fine. I think the apartments were small for what my mom wanted, but they were fine. The staff was good, nice, and welcoming. All the amenities w... Read more

      Jennifer
    • Review of Brookdale Cushing Park

      Brookdale Cushing Park would have been my second choice. I liked the facility. It's in the middle of the park so the outside was just absolutely beautiful, and really nice. They have a library, and... Read more

      Jennifer
    • Review of Brookdale Cushing Park

      Brookdale Cushing Park has only two meals daily and assigned dinner seating. It has a $3,250 buy-in and you have 1-bedrooms and cottages. It was nice. I had an appointment, but the person I was sup... Read more

      Fred
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