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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hingham

Hingham, Massachusetts, is a suburb of Boston located along the Atlantic seaboard. Residents of this community may enjoy spending time in one of the area parks or meeting new friends at the Hingham Senior Center. The population of Hingham is 23,000, 22% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. This is a demographic that may need to transition into assisted living to care for their needs as they age. 

To accommodate, this population's assisted living needs, Hingham is home to two facilities, with a further 14 more nearby. Assisted living facilities in Massachusetts and in Hingham are licensed by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hingham

  • Seniors in Hingham, as in all of Massachusetts, are exempt from state income tax for their Social Security benefits. In addition, those aged 65 and older qualify for a special exemption, and there are others for those 60 and older, as well as a qualifying disability. 
  • The weather in Hingham includes long winters with plenty of snow and lows dropping into the teens. Seniors with health conditions affected by the cold and damp may be uncomfortable here, although the warm summers, with high topping the mid-80s, may bring relief for seniors sensitive to high heat.  
  • Crime rates in the United States are measured on a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the safest. Property crime rates are rated at 21.7, compared to the U.S. average of 35.4; while violent crimes are at just 8.6, compared to the nation's average of 22.7. While seniors will enjoy the relative safety of Hingham, they may want to use caution when traveling into Boston.  
  • The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority serves citizens in the greater Boston metro area. Seniors and those with a qualifying disability may be eligible for reduced fares on the MBTA's light rail and bus lines. 
  • Hingham is home to world-class medical facilities, including South Shore Hospital and Nashoba Valley Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Hingham, 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.

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

Paying for Assisted Living in Hingham

Assisted Living costs in Hingham start around $6,335 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 Hingham 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.

Cities in Massachusetts

Canton

$8,000

Hingham

$6,335

Boston

$5,772

Braintree

$5,070

US

$4,000

Quincy

$2,815

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hingham

Hingham seniors may be eligible for the state's assisted living program, the State Supplement Program. This is income-based and open to all those who qualify. The SSI-G allows beneficiaries to buy room and board in an assisted living community. 

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

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 Hingham

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hingham

Hingham-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Massachusetts

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Review of Linden Ponds

I asked for information when we were looking for a place for mom. Mom went somewhere else and has since passed but Linden Ponds wont stop sending huge brochures. I called and asked them to stop...

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Sheardreams

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Linden Ponds

My Dad was there for almost 3 years and it was awesome for him most of the time. It is a beautiful place to spend the autumn of your life. I wish he had moved there sooner. I give the facility...

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CB

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Allerton House at Harbor Park

I liked Allerton House at Harbor Park very much. It's very bright and has a very warm feeling. My mother did end up going into the memory unit. I can't say enough good things about it. I think it...

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