Assisted Living in Framingham

15 Communities

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Heritage at Framingham Senior Living

747 Water Street, Framingham, MA
$$$$
14 reviews
Heritage at Framingham Senior Living is an independent living, assisted living and memory care community north of Framingham, Massachusetts, near Saxonville. The facility offers apartments from studios up to two-bedrooms, each featuring in-room kitchenettes, cable TV and Internet. Family members have said the facility is outstanding, with amenities such as a hair salon, spa, fitness and TV rooms, garden and reservable party space. Residents say it's easy to stay busy, with up... (read more)
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Brookdale Cushing Park

300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA
$$$$
18 reviews
Brookdale Cushing Park is in a scenic area of the city of Framingham, close to shops and medical facilities and surrounded by picturesque forests. Residents note the incredible staff who seem to care about everyone, and special mention is made of the chef, who makes delicious meals and bakes cookies in the afternoon. Brookdale Cushing Park residents are proud of the range of activities offered, including social hours with wine or ginger beer, walking trails, shopping trips an... (read more)
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Carmel Terrace Assisted Living

933 Central Street, Framingham, MA
$$$$
0 reviews
Carmel Terrace Assisted Living is a large, upscale facility located a short distance northeast of Framingham, Massachusetts, along the Sudbury River. There are many smaller medical facilities nearby, including specialists and larger medical centers to the south toward. Visitors and residents are first greeted by the sprawling lawns and large outdoor social areas, and once inside, they fall in love with the choice of living arrangements with fully carpeted apartments which inc... (read more)
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Sunrise of Wayland

285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA
$$$$
14 reviews
Sunrise of Wayland is an assisted living and memory care facility offering studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments to retired seniors south of Wayland, MA, near Cochituate. Family members say they've picked this facility because of its bright and cheerful atmosphere, with activities and entertainment such as three o'clock social hour, live music, exercise classes, bingo, church services and lecture discussions. Visitors have praised the number of convenient on-site amenities,... (read more)
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Orchard Hill - Sudbury

761 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
$$$$
7 reviews
Orchard Hill at Sudbury balances the convenience of nearby medical and shopping facilities with the charm of rural areas through the peaceful walking trails and apple orchards nestled on its 10-acre landscaped grounds. Visitors remark on the caring and attentive staff, delicious homemade meals and inviting atmosphere, which make residents feel like members of a family. Loved ones of residents enjoy knowing there are ice cream socials, music and dancing, picnics and visits wit... (read more)
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Waterstone at Wellesley

27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA
$$$$
6 reviews
Linda106218: "Our visit with Waterstone was fine. However, I did not like the urban setting without grass or trees. It was very industrial looking from the outside. We thought something with trees, grass, and walking grass would be better. The staff was very nice. We saw people socializing. The place had lots of dark wood and was very formal. It was competitively priced but a little hard to find. I'm sure they were excellent in what they do, but we wanted a rural setting. "
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New Horizons at Marlborough

400 Hemenway Street, Marlborough, MA
$$$$
15 reviews
New Horizons at Marlborough is conveniently located in Marlborough, Massachusetts close to hiking at the nearby Ghiloni Park and numerous options for shopping and dining. Visitors appreciate the facility's large new building with nice rooms and numerous high-quality amenities. Unique features of the facility include a swimming pool, indoor aquarium and communal kitchens on each floor. Loved ones praise the upbeat, friendly and efficient staff that helps create a lively atmosp... (read more)
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The Communities at Golden Pond

50 W Main Street, Hopkinton, MA
$$$$
13 reviews
PM: "The Communities at Golden Pond is a nice place and has all the levels of care. It seems that in every wing they have laundry, so you can either do it yourself or they will do it. I felt comfortable there. They had good cafeteria food."
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The Residence at Valley Farm

369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA
$$$$
2 reviews
Dick605753: "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 a show where they had a group over there. Right now I am totally independent and I don’t have a cane or a walker, but it seemed to me that they had more of these kinds of people around there. I’ve been on a tour; it was very nice, and the person doing it was very nice. And then, I ... (read more)
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Whitney Place at Westborough

Five Lyman Street, Westborough, MA
$$$$
4 reviews
Whitney Place at Westborough is located on the edge of Westborough, Massachusetts, a short drive from the town center and other plazas. Visitors have acclaimed the facility's memory care program as one of the most effective they have seen. In regard to both the interior and exterior, Whitney Place at Westborough has also been noted as neat, organized and well-kept. The facility features weekly activities, such as board games and card games that promote critical thinking. Resi... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 15 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Framingham is $4,122 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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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

$7,534.00 Weston
$6,375.00 Needham
$5,957.00 Wayland
$4,499.00 Waltham
$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.

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.


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.