Located less than 10 miles north of Boston, Malden is a cozy woodland New England community just north of the Mystic River that traces its roots back to the colonial period and settlement by the Puritans. Malden has a population of just over 60,000, 12.7% of whom are 65 and older. It has a low crime rate, four seasons, low health care costs, many parks and historical landmarks and is just minutes away from famous sites important in the nation’s history, such as the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museums.

With an average cost of $6,100 in the Boston area, many families may find it challenging to find affordable high-quality care for their loved ones who need assistance with daily living activities but don’t require full-time institutionalized care. Assisted living costs in the Boston area are higher than the national average but similar to the average rates in Massachusetts and comparable to many other cities in the state. At Caring.com, our mission is to help families by making the process of gathering information about long-term care options less complicated and time-consuming.

This guide enables you to quickly compare communities in and around Malden to help you narrow your search. It also provides information and reviews about assisted living in the city, including rates, amenities, images and more.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Malden, MA

2013

Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA, 02148

My friend is in Atria Maplewood Place in Malden. The great thing about it is — and this was very critical when I was making the final decision — the demographics of the facility. I looked at ten fac … (read more)
My friend is in Atria Maplewood Place in Malden. The great thing about it is — and this was very critical when I was making the final decision — the demographics of the facility. I looked at ten fac … (read more)

Forestdale Park

341 Forest Street, Malden, MA, 02148

My mother is in Forestdale Park. It is an outstanding facility. It’s newly renovated, and it’s beautiful. The staff is outstanding, very caring, and very supportive. I haven’t found a better place yet … (read more)
My mother is in Forestdale Park. It is an outstanding facility. It’s newly renovated, and it’s beautiful. The staff is outstanding, very caring, and very supportive. I haven’t found a better place yet … (read more)

2019, 2022

Windsor Place of Wilmington

92 West Street, Wilmington, MA, 01887

Windsor Place of Wilmington is located in Wilmington, Massachusetts, conveniently close to Interstates 93 and 95. Residents of this facility highlight the the respectful and compassionate staff, who a … (read more)
Windsor Place of Wilmington is located in Wilmington, Massachusetts, conveniently close to Interstates 93 and 95. Residents of this facility highlight the the respectful and compassionate staff, who a … (read more)

2013

Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA, 02135

Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle is tucked into Brighton, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and Beacon Street. Visitors are impressed by the spaciousness of the studio apartments … (read more)
Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle is tucked into Brighton, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and Beacon Street. Visitors are impressed by the spaciousness of the studio apartments … (read more)

Sunrise of Burlington MA

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803

Situated across the street from the Boston Marriott Burlington, Sunrise of Burlington is located in the quaint city of Burlington, Massachusetts, a short drive from Boston. The facility is described b … (read more)
Situated across the street from the Boston Marriott Burlington, Sunrise of Burlington is located in the quaint city of Burlington, Massachusetts, a short drive from Boston. The facility is described b … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of Lynnfield

55 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA, 01940

Sunrise of Lynnfield is situated close to the stores, restaurants and hotels of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, and near Intersate 95. Family members commend this facility’s pretty surroundings, high-qualit … (read more)
Sunrise of Lynnfield is situated close to the stores, restaurants and hotels of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, and near Intersate 95. Family members commend this facility’s pretty surroundings, high-qualit … (read more)

Boylston Place – Chestnut Hill

615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467

I went to Wingate Residences at Boylston Place. It’s opulent. The rooms are average. They said that they want people to be out of their rooms like 70 percent of their time and socializing more. It’s v … (read more)
I went to Wingate Residences at Boylston Place. It’s opulent. The rooms are average. They said that they want people to be out of their rooms like 70 percent of their time and socializing more. It’s v … (read more)

2022

Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803

BERNADETTE D. is an aide who is very pleasant and most helpful. My wife says that Bernadette gives the best showers. Both my wife and I take an abundance of pills at various times of the day. Bernadet … (read more)
BERNADETTE D. is an aide who is very pleasant and most helpful. My wife says that Bernadette gives the best showers. Both my wife and I take an abundance of pills at various times of the day. Bernadet … (read more)

The Residence at Pearl Street

75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA, 01867

My mother-in-law is in The Residence at Pearl Street. They have good assistance that she needs daily, which is the main thing right now. She’s only been there a couple of weeks. They have Bingo and di … (read more)
My mother-in-law is in The Residence at Pearl Street. They have good assistance that she needs daily, which is the main thing right now. She’s only been there a couple of weeks. They have Bingo and di … (read more)

The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA, 02176

The Residence at Melrose Station was extremely luxurious. It just opened and it’s like a 5-star hotel. It was beautiful. It was on the pricier side, but when they first opened they were offering huge … (read more)
The Residence at Melrose Station was extremely luxurious. It just opened and it’s like a 5-star hotel. It was beautiful. It was on the pricier side, but when they first opened they were offering huge … (read more)

Evans Park at Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA, 02458

Evans Park at Newton Corner is located on the northeast end of Newton, Massachusetts, a short distance from the freeway off-ramp. Many guests live in studio apartments that are furnished with sinks, k … (read more)
Evans Park at Newton Corner is located on the northeast end of Newton, Massachusetts, a short distance from the freeway off-ramp. Many guests live in studio apartments that are furnished with sinks, k … (read more)

The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA, 02472

My mother was a here for assisted living. The facility is clean and bright, the food is good, and there are lots of activities for the diverse residents — some still very active, others more infirm … (read more)
My mother was a here for assisted living. The facility is clean and bright, the food is good, and there are lots of activities for the diverse residents — some still very active, others more infirm … (read more)

Landmark at Longwood

63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA, 02120

Landmark at Longwood is located in a suburban area of Boston, Massachusetts, with close access to medical centers, churches and historic attractions. Residents and visitors applaud the facility’s char … (read more)
Landmark at Longwood is located in a suburban area of Boston, Massachusetts, with close access to medical centers, churches and historic attractions. Residents and visitors applaud the facility’s char … (read more)

Providence House Assisted Living

180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA, 02135

Providence House Assisted Living is located in Brighton, Massachusetts, near St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, parks and restaurants. Residents report being impressed with the delicious food. The facili … (read more)
Providence House Assisted Living is located in Brighton, Massachusetts, near St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, parks and restaurants. Residents report being impressed with the delicious food. The facili … (read more)

Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

1 Cedar Street, Woburn, MA, 01801

Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn is conveniently situated between Interstates 93 and 95 in Woburn, Massachusetts, just down the road from the Cranberry Bog Conservation Area. Relatives consistently p … (read more)
Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn is conveniently situated between Interstates 93 and 95 in Woburn, Massachusetts, just down the road from the Cranberry Bog Conservation Area. Relatives consistently p … (read more)

Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown

9 W School Street, Boston, MA, 02129

Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown is located on a quiet street in the historic neighborhood of Charlestown in Boston, Massachusetts. Visitors are impressed with the facility’s beauty and cleanliness an … (read more)
Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown is located on a quiet street in the historic neighborhood of Charlestown in Boston, Massachusetts. Visitors are impressed with the facility’s beauty and cleanliness an … (read more)

2013

Sunrise of Arlington MA

1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02476

Sunrise of Arlington MA is located in Arlington, Massachusetts, close to shopping centers, eateries and the Lexington Bike Path. Visitors describe the facility as immaculate and beautiful with a frien … (read more)
Sunrise of Arlington MA is located in Arlington, Massachusetts, close to shopping centers, eateries and the Lexington Bike Path. Visitors describe the facility as immaculate and beautiful with a frien … (read more)

Brigham House

341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA, 02472

Brigham House is located in a residential neighborhood in historic Watertown, Massachusetts. Visitors love the facility’s grounds, which include a well-landscaped park, patios and gardens, and they re … (read more)
Brigham House is located in a residential neighborhood in historic Watertown, Massachusetts. Visitors love the facility’s grounds, which include a well-landscaped park, patios and gardens, and they re … (read more)

Cadbury Commons

66 Sherman Street , Cambridge, MA, 02140

Cadbury Commons is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a short distance from Alewife Brook Parkway Shopping Center, Fresh Pond Mall and numerous parks. Visitors note the community’s urban setting, sp … (read more)
Cadbury Commons is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a short distance from Alewife Brook Parkway Shopping Center, Fresh Pond Mall and numerous parks. Visitors note the community’s urban setting, sp … (read more)

The Parc at Harbor View

46 Lincoln Street, Winthrop, MA, 02152


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Malden

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs oversees the assisted living residences (ALRs) in Massachusetts and ensures that they conform to state regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Malden

  • In addition to the CHA Malden Family Medicine Center, which is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in the heart of Malden, there are three other hospitals within 5 miles of the city: Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, and Massachusetts General Hospital, which is the nation’s largest hospital-based research program.
  • Malden’s cost of living is 39.2% higher than the rest of the country. Groceries and utilities are higher, but health care costs are lower than the U.S. average.
  • The winters are cold with lows around 19 and temperatures falling below 0 Fahrenheit a few days a year, while averaging 48 inches of snow. Summers are mild with an average high of 82. The city has 198 sunny days a year, which is close to the US average of 205.

  • 31.8% of residents use mass transit that directly connects Malden to Boston. Public transportation is a safe, reliable means to visit historical sites and attractions in the greater Boston area.
  • Malden is a relatively safe city, with low violent crime and property crime rates.

Paying for Assisted Living in Malden

Average monthly assisted living costs in the Boston area run an average of $6,100, while the national average monthly cost is $4,300, according to the most recently reported data from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The average monthly cost of assisted living in the Boston area is comparable to that in Massachusetts as a whole, which is $6,085, and it’s much higher than the national average of $4,300. Barnstable Town, another city near the coast, is even higher with a rate of $6,338, while further inland, Pittsfield ($5,789), Springfield ($5,750), and Worcester ($5,488) are somewhat lower.

$6100

Boston

$6085

Massachusetts

$4300

The United States

$6338

Barnstable Town

$5789

Pittsfield

$5750

Springfield

$5488

Worcester

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Cost comparisons of assisted living to other types of long-term care in the Boston area are often helpful when making decisions about long-term care. Adult day health care, which runs $1,782 monthly, is the least costly option on average. Home care and home health care both run an average of $5,720 per month; they are almost $400 lower than the assisted living average monthly rate of $6,100. Nursing homes are more than double the rate of assisted living, with semiprivate rooms carrying average monthly rates of $13,383 and private rooms running even higher at $14,509.

$5720

Home care

$5720

Home health care

$1782

Adult day health care

$6100

Assisted living

$13383

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$14509

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Malden

Seniors in Malden who require assistance with the cost of services at an ALR are fortunate to have a number of options at their disposal. As part of the Massachusetts Medicaid State Plan, seniors can receive financial aid through the Group Adult Foster Care program and Money Follows the Person (MFP) waiver program. Low-income seniors are also eligible to apply for an optional state supplement (OSS) to be added to their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Malden

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 Malden

Malden and the surrounding area hosts many agencies and nonprofit organizations that help seniors and their families avoid institutionalized care. This assistance includes help in finding long-term care solutions and providing services, such as transportation, legal advice and assistance, activities and health and wellness programs.

ResourceContact Service
Mystic Valley Elder Services


(781) 324-7705Mystic Valley Elder Services helps residents 60 years and older receive the support that they need to live independently for as long as possible. This organization is the region’s leader in home and community-based programs for seniors and those with disabilities, serving 20,000 residents a year in the greater Boston area through active involvement with members from the community.
City of Malden Veterans’ Services(781) 397-7139The City of Malden Veterans’ Services offers guidance to those who have served in the military and may be eligible for assistance with the costs of assisted living through various benefit programs. The services and benefits available from this state-mandated office extend to veterans, their spouses and their dependents.
Greater Boston Legal Services(617) 371-1234Greater Boston Legal Services provides no-cost legal assistance to seniors and low-income families to help them with certain legal matters. Many agencies refer clients to the organization for legal assistance.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Malden

Malden-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 Malden