14 Assisted Living Facilities near Lowell, MA

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Lowell, MA

Merrimack River Valley House

Provides: Assisted Living
520 Fletcher Street, Lowell, MA 01854
"I am happy to have had the pleasure of working at this facility. God Bless all of the staff and residents as they go through this time of transition. Best to each and every one during the upcoming..." More

Willow Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
30 Princeton Blvd, Lowell, MA 01851
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing..." More

Fairhaven Healthcare Center

Provides: Assisted Living
476 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01854

11 Assisted Living Facilities near Lowell, MA

Caring Star 2017

Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica ...

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Charnstaffe Lane, Billerica, MA 01821
"Benchmark was lovely; there's a beautiful level for the normal people, and there's the jail for people with dementia, but I did not find Benchmark to be a jail. The upper floors were very nice and..." More

Caring Star 2015

Benchmark Senior Living at Chelmsford...

Provides: Assisted Living
199 Chelmsford Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824
"Benchmark Senior Living at Chelmsford Crossings was very nice and well maintained. The people who worked there were very nice and very friendly. The grounds were lovely. It would have been far more..." More

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Brookdale North Chelmsford

Provides: Assisted Living
4 Technology Drive, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
"Brookdale North Chelmsford has all kinds of things going on and off campus, like classes, movies, internet cafes, and a shuttle that goes a couple days a week back and forth to Walmart. I have a..." More

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Atria Marland Place

Provides: Assisted Living
15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA 01810
"My mom is now at Atria Marland Place. We interviewed with them and decided that we like what they offered. At Atria Marland, they were upfront with everything. Unlike just about every place that we..." More

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Blaire House of Tewksbury

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Erlin Terrace, Tewksbury, MA 01876
"We chose Blaire House of Tewksbury because we had the lowest number of memory care patients on the floor. We thought that they provided a little bit more personalized care because it was a small..." More


Bayberry at Emerald Court

Provides: Assisted Living
2000 Emerald Court, Tewksbury, MA 01876
"I liked Bayberry at Emerald Court and it was the best. It was very clean, friendly, and had a lot of activities for the residents. I just enjoyed it. They had nice food and outdoor areas like nice..." More

The Arbors at Dracut

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Broadway Road, Dracut, MA 01826
"My mother-in-law moved to The Arbors approximately a year and half ago when the facility was just opening. She was extremely nervous about this move but we knew it was in her best interest. To our..." More


Brightview Concord River

Provides: Assisted Living
199 Concord Rd., Billerica, MA 01821
"My mother was a resident there for 1 year following my father's death. She was on their Wellspring unit which catered to those suffering with Alzheimer's and dementia. The entire staff were..." More


Westford House

Provides: Assisted Living
3 Park Dr, Westford, MA 01886
"My family visited Westford House when we were initially considering placing our loved one in assisted living. She was beginning to need help with daily activities and routines and we wanted to..." More

Palm Center

Provides: Assisted Living
40 Parkhurst Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
80 Boston Road, North Billerica, MA 01862
"rooms were very clean. staff were very involved great music activities LIE CARE CENTER IN BILLERICA AS AN AMAZING FACILITY FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF TO NURSING, REHAB, TO HARD..." More

Assisted Living near Lowell, MA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lowell

  • Review of Merrimack River Valley House

    I am happy to have had the pleasure of working at this facility. God Bless all of the staff and residents as they go through this time of transition. Best to each and every one during the upcoming ... Read more

    Kathy Dolan
  • Review of Merrimack River Valley House

    After touring a half-dozen assisted living facilities in the Merrimack Valley, we had become used to seeing the same things at each location: large seating areas, activity spaces, dining rooms, et... Read more

  • Review of Merrimack River Valley House

    When I visited her there was a good community feel to the facility. She was able to have a social life with her peers that was unavailable to her when she lived in her own apartment. It was also ... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lowell

Lowell is home to both the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Middlesex Community College, making it a good location for seniors who want to take advantage of retirement to expand their own education. Seniors looking for an assisted living residence, which is the technical name for assisted living facilities in Massachusetts, have three to choose from in Lowell and another 42 in neighboring communities such as Nashua, Chelmsford, and Burlington. At these facilities, aging adults can receive assistance with medication management as well as activities of daily living such as dressing, nutrition and mobility. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs oversees assisted living facilities in Lowell and in all of Massachusetts.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lowell

  • Because Lowell doesn't receive the ocean breezes enjoyed by communities closer to the coast, its summer days tend to be quite hot, sometimes interspersed with thunderstorms or showers. During the winter, locals can expect snow on the ground and heavy precipitation with freezing temperature possible half of the year. Lowell is not the most ideal option for seniors who want to spend their time outdoors.

  • The entire state of Massachusetts 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.

  • The cost of living in Lowell runs about 23.2 percent higher than the national average, so it's not a premium location for seniors on a budget.

  • The Lowell area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Lowell General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Lowell is home to many theaters, art galleries and museums that foster a love of the arts, and seniors can take advantage of discount nights and free admission for special exhibits. The Tsongas Center hosts major touring concerts, as well as NCAA basketball and hockey games, and the Lowell Memorial Auditorium presents touring Broadway musicals, concerts and dance shows.

  • Lowell has an array of community resources for seniors, including Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, an organization that provides behavioral health services, financial support to seniors in need, Meals on Wheels and protective services, as well as two senior centers.

Paying for Assisted Living in Lowell

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Massachusetts

$6,195.00 Andover
$5,370.00 Tewksbury
$4,800.00 North Andover
$4,000.00 US
$3,500.00 Methuen
$3,300.00 Billerica
$3,300.00 Chelmsford

Assisted Living costs in Lowell 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 Lowell 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 Lowell

In Lowell and all of Massachusetts, eligible seniors can apply to the statewide program Group Adult Foster Care, or GAFC, to offset the costs of assisted living services. Supplemental Security Income Category G, or SSI-G, is also available for residents of assisted living communities. The two benefits GAFC and SSI-G may be combined for maximum financial assistance. 

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 Lowell

Lowell 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 Lowell

Lowell-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.