8 Assisted Living Facilities near Gardner, MA

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Gardner, MA

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Wachusett Rehabilitation and Nursing ...

Provides: Assisted Living
32 Hospital Hill Road, 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

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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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Manor on the Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
450 N Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
"My mother has moved into Manor on the Hill. I can't say enough good things about the staff. They are very nurturing, supportive, and helpful. They pay a lot of individual attention to clients. They..." More

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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

Broadview, Inc. Assisted Living Facility

Provides: Assisted Living
547 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01475
"What a beautiful Assisted Living. Grand Entrance, beautiful gazebo room for all kinds of daily activities. Everyone is very friendly and such a safe place!" 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 Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Life Care Center of Leominster

Provides: Assisted Living
370 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gardner

    Known as the Chair City of the World for its historical roots in furniture manufacturing, Gardner, Massachusetts, is a city of almost 21,000 located in Worcester County. Nearly 16% of its residents are aged 65 and older and may benefit from the care services offered by one of the area's 12 assisted living facilities. In Gardner, and throughout the state, these communities are referred to as assisted living residences (ALRs), and are certified and regulated by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA).

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gardner

    • Compared to the average cost of living in Massachusetts, Gardner is an affordable option for seniors looking to put more of their funds toward an ALR. Its overall cost of living is rated 101.2, which is lower than the statewide average of 139.
    • Seniors in Gardner have a number of arts and culture opportunities, such as the Gardner Museum, as well as many community events, including a food truck festival, summer concerts and movies in the park.
    • Despite its pleasant summer climate, winter conditions in Gardner can be quite unfavorable. With an average of 68 inches of snow and a low of 11 degrees, winter means seniors may be limited in the time they spend outdoors.
    • The Massachusetts Regional Transit Authority (MART) provides transportation to 22 Massachusetts cities and town, including Gardner, and offers discounted fares for seniors. MART also has a partnership with the Gardner Senior Center to provide scheduled in-town trips for seniors aged 60 and up.
    • On a scale to 100, with 100 representing a high rate of crime, Gardner scores a 34.8 for both violent and property crime. These rates are quite high, especially compared to regional scores of 21.2 and 22.3 in the same categories, which may be something for seniors to consider.
    • Gardner has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Gardner Council on Aging, an organization that seeks to identify the needs of local seniors, educate the community about these needs and offer services and programs to serve the needs, as well as a senior center.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Gardner

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $4,995.00 West Groton
    $4,360.00 Leominster
    $4,000.00 Clinton
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner

    Seniors in Gardner can access financial assistance to help cover the cost of care at an ALR through a number of Massachusetts Medicaid State Plan programs, including the Group Adult Foster Care program and Money Follows the Person (MFP) waiver program. Additionally, an optional state supplement (OSS) can be added to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments of low-income seniors.

    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 Gardner

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gardner

    Gardner-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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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Gardner

    • Review of Heywood Wakefield Commons

      I toured Heywood Wakefield Commons. My big problem with it was the lack of green space. They only provided two options for the meals. When I asked them what about people who can't eat that food, th... Read more

    • Review of Wachusett Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

      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. Read more

    • Review of Wachusett Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

      Fabulous place, very accommodating and staff are always super friendly. Would highly recommend for rehab or long term care Read more

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