14 Assisted Living Facilities near Franklin, MA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Franklin, MA

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Caring Star 2016

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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The Enclave of Franklin

Provides: Assisted Living
656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038
"The Enclave of Franklin was really nice. The apartments were really nice. They were a bigger facility with nice grounds and a nice setting. It was very much like a country setting. I had a nice..." More

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Caring Star 2020

New Pond Village

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
"I had an in-person tour at New Pond Village. The representative was excellent and she was very informative. It was a very welcoming and very clean community, which is very important to me for my..." 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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The Branches of North Attleboro

Provides: Assisted Living
40 Robert F. Toner Blvd, Attleboro Falls, MA 02763
"I went to The Branches of North Attleboro. I saw the dining area. It's very open, they have four-seat tables, and six-seat tables. They were all situated six feet apart, and there's a big deck with..." 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

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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 was very nice, clean, the people were friendly, and the rooms were fine. We looked at the double occupancy, and it's 2 different rooms joined by a shared..." 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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Caring Star 2018

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

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

All American Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
30 Ledgeview Way, Wrentham, MA 02093
"My husband has moved into All American in Wrentham. It's working out very well. I'm very satisfied with them and I'm very happy with the things they are doing with him. The staff are excellent. He..." More

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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

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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

    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

    $6,084.00 Walpole
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,846.00 Franklin
    $3,760.00 Wrentham
    $3,400.00 Cumberland
    $3,326.00 Milford

    Assisted Living costs in Franklin start around $3,846 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.

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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 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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    Assisted Living near Franklin, MA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Franklin

    • Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

      Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill was pleasant, welcoming, very neat, and clean. The staff was informative, thorough, and pleasant. It felt homey. It was modern and a newer construction, so it ... Read more

    • Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

      My parents moved into Benchmark in Franklin last week. We found the place also last week, and we were able to come to an agreement. They also had vaccination and it kind of prompted us to sign the ... Read more

    • Review of The Enclave of Franklin

      The Enclave of Franklin was really nice. The apartments were really nice. They were a bigger facility with nice grounds and a nice setting. It was very much like a country setting. I had a nice fee... Read more

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