15 Assisted Living Facilities near Franklin, MA

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Franklin, MA

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Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038
"We had a very good visit at Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill. The people who showed us around were very nice. They knew the residents by name, and they greeted them. The staff also came up to..." More

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Atria Franklin

Provides: Assisted Living
656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038
"It was very nice when we visited The Estate. The staff was informative and very nice. The rooms and dining facility is very nice. They have everything going on while I was there. They were playing..." More

13 Assisted Living Facilities near Franklin, MA

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New Pond Village

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
"My mom has been living in New Pond Village for seven years now. We have been very happy with it. The staff is friendly. They love my mother and take good care of her. Overall, the day-to-day..." More

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Chapel Hill Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Old Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI 02864
"Brookdale Cumberland was excellent, very nice, clean, and very well run. They have a lot of things to do and a lot of places to go. I couldn’t believe the list of activities in one day. We looked..." More

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Whitcomb House

Provides: Assisted Living
245 West Street, Milford, MA 01757
"Whitcomb House is newer and nice, and seemed smaller compared to the other places I've looked at. They have a nice lobby with a really nice receptionist. I had a nice tour. I saw the cafeteria,..." More

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The Branches of North Attleboro

Provides: Assisted Living
40 Robert F. Toner Blvd, Attleboro Falls, MA 02763
"The Branches of North Attleboro was very interesting, but expensive. It's really based on community. The unit that I saw was a tiny vestibule that had a little kitchenette available, and you could..." More

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Atria Draper Place

Provides: Assisted Living
25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
"Atria Draper Place was great. We thought it would be perfect. Beverly, who accommodated me, was awesome, sweet, genuine, very caring, and understanding. We didn't eat while we were there, but they..." More

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Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
One Railroad Street, Milford, MA 01757
"Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living had this personal touch because it looked more like a home. They were doing a little Easter Festival with an Easter banquet while we were there. The staff..." More

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Pond Home

Provides: Assisted Living
289 East Street, Wrentham, MA 02093
"When my loved on first came to Pond Home, they started in the main house. Then we got familiar with Becky when we moved them over to the assisted living facilities. Eventually, we moved them to the..." 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

Wyndemere Woods

Provides: Assisted Living
1044 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895
"The facilities were very clean and looked relatively new and well cared for. The staff was very helpful and friendly in terms of showing us around. They seemed to be genuinely interested in helping..." More

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Cornerstone at Milford Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
11 Birch St, , Milford, MA 01757
"Cornerstone was wonderful, they took us to all the different rooms, and they answered every question possible. It was a beautiful facility, and everyone that was there seemed to love it. We had..." More

Villa at St Antoine

Provides: Assisted Living
400 Mendon Road, North Smithfield, RI 02896
"My mother-in-law is at Villa at St Antoine. The facility is wonderful, and they have really good people. Their staff are very well trained, and I like the care that they are able to provide to..." More

Autumn Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
3579 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI 02864
"They are very happy to see the people, and they talk really nicely to them at the Autumn Villa. It is just a really nice, small community, and everybody is nice to each other there. The nurses know..." More

Evergreen Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
116 Green Street, Woonsocket, RI 02828

Assisted Living near Franklin, MA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Franklin

  • Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    I like everything about Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill, but I think it should be painted and updated. They definitely should improve the lobby because the furniture's nice, but it’s old. The... Read more

    EP
  • Review of Atria Franklin

    We were impressed that all of the rooms at the Estate at Franklin were studios for singles with their own full bathrooms. It is a brand-new facility that has only been open for about 2 years, so th... Read more

    Keith270062
  • Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill was very nice. Their memory care was small, and you had to share rooms with a roommate. Their price was competitive. Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Franklin

Franklin is a town in Massachusetts located about 46 miles southwest of Boston. Its population is estimated to be 32,996 as of July 2017, and 11.8 percent of these residents are 65 or over. To help support this senior population, there are 15 assisted living facilities in the Franklin area. Two of them are located in Franklin, and the other 13 are in nearby communities, including Walpole, Milford, Wrentham and Hopedale.

Assisted living facilities are officially known as Assisted Living Residences, or ALRs, in Massachusetts. The state's Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) is responsible for the regulation and certification of these ALRs.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Franklin

  • The year-round climate in Franklin is relatively comfortable, especially in the spring, summer and fall. The average high in July is around 84 degrees. Winters in Franklin are generally cold and snowy, as the area receives about 41 inches of snow each year and the average January low is 15. Seniors who find winters challenging may want to keep this in mind as they search for assisted living communities.
  • Crime is relatively low in Franklin, so seniors can feel safe living here. On a scale of one (low crime) to 100 (high crime), Franklin's violent crime is 24.1 and property crime is 18.8. These are both below state averages of 31.6 and 21.1, respectively, and the averages for the Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro area of 34.2 (violent crime) and 34.5 (property crime).
  • The cost of living in Franklin is about on par with state averages, but is slightly higher. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100, Franklin is 152, and the Massachusetts average is 139.
  • The Franklin area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Milford Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • The Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) provides bus service for the Franklin area. They offer discounted rates for seniors and stop at many popular places in town.
  • Massachusetts is moderately tax-friendly for retirees. Social Security and public pension income are fully tax exempt, while other forms of retirement income, including a 401k, IRA and private pension are subject to the state's income tax rate of 5.1 percent.


Paying for Assisted Living in Franklin

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Massachusetts

$6,240.00 Walpole
$4,047.00 Franklin
$4,000.00 US
$3,760.00 Wrentham
$3,553.00 Milford
$3,250.00 Cumberland

Assisted Living costs in Franklin start around $4,047 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 Franklin 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 Franklin

MassHealth, which is Massachusetts's Medicaid state plan, pays for assisted living services in ALRs. It also helps seniors pay for Adult Foster Care (AFC) and other forms of elderly housing. Seniors have to meet certain criteria to qualify for MassHealth.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page. Financial Assistance in Massachusetts Financial Assistance in Massachusetts

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 Franklin

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


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Franklin

Franklin-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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