45 Assisted Living Facilities near Needham, MA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Needham, MA

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Wingate Residences at Needham

Provides: Assisted Living
235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494
"My parents will be moving to The Residences at Wingate. It's a relatively new place at only three years old. It has a very nice, clean feeling, a lot of lights, very open, and on the smaller side...." More

North Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
865 Central Ave, Needham, MA 02492
"I have been in North Hill for five years now, and I'm very pleased with it. It's been a great experience, and the level of care is outstanding. I don't have any complaints or concerns at all...." More

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Wingate Healthcare

Provides: Assisted Living
63 Kendrick Street, Needham, MA 02494
"Wingate is a lovely place. It's brand new and the people there are very easy to work with, very friendly and very helpful. They're going to do a very good job. I'm a nurse and I know some of the..." More

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Caring Star 2020

Mary Ann Morse at Heritage

Provides: Assisted Living
747 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701
"I liked Heritage at Framingham Senior Living a lot. It's a very nice and friendly place. The staff was very nice. I liked the common rooms a lot. The dining area, the living rooms, the outdoor..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Brookdale Cushing Park

Provides: Assisted Living
300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702
"We are looking to possibly move to Brookdale Cushing Park. The food looks lovely; I had dinner there. I think it is a community atmosphere. The maintenance is on a par, and there are a lot of..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Sunrise of Wayland

Provides: Assisted Living
285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778
"Sunrise of Wayland had a higher staff ratio and a different philosophy than some of the other places which appealed to me. It had a lot of independence for the residents and a very homey atmosphere..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA 02135
"My wife moved in to the memory unit of Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle, but now she has moved to the traditional/assisted living unit. It's excellent and very clean. The staff is very nice, and..." More

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Caring Star 2020

New Pond Village

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
"I really liked New Pond Village and everything I saw about it. It would have been a place I would have gone back for a second round, to get a little more specific, and eat lunch there with my..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Atria Marina Place

Provides: Assisted Living
Four Seaport Drive, North Quincy, MA 02171
"My overall impression of Atria Marina Place was positive. It seemed like a vibrant community, and the food seemed to be good, and the staff pleasant. The facilities looked good. They have a gym...." More

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Maplewood at Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
"My parents moved to Maplewood from Florida in November 2019 to be closer to the rest of our family, mostly in the Boston area. While they have had some challenges in adjusting, as well as some..." More

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Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

Provides: Assisted Living
615 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
"Wingate at Chestnut Hill was very nice and had a very nice feel. It's a smaller place and with great common areas. We saw several apartments that were very nice. The staff was great. They had a..." More

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Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Cr...

Provides: Assisted Living
126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451
"The leadership staff has provided incredible support to help my mom feel comfortable. My mom's requests and any concerns were listened to attentively, and a sincere effort is made to meet her..." More

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Landmark at Longwood

Provides: Assisted Living
63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
"The marketing manager at Landmark at Longwood was very detailed. She explained everything to me, including prices. She answered my questions and toured me around. I like everything except the size..." More

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Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

Provides: Assisted Living
40 Clapboardtree Street, Norwood, MA 02062
"Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree was my number two of the places I went to, and I liked that as well. It was a new facility, but I thought the layout of where the activities were and where..." More

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Evans Park at Newton Corner

Provides: Assisted Living
430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
"Evans Park did not look like a cookie cutter copy of all the other assisted living facilities we’ve seen. It’s a unique building. I liked that there seemed to be a piano concert and lively people..." More

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Providence House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
"I was able to visit Providence House, and the experience was very positive. It has a steel feel to it. No frills. I met their marketing personnel. I had lunch there, and the food was excellent. I..." More

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Sophia Snow Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1205-1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
"Sophia Snow Place is a very nice place. I had lunch, and the food was excellent. The director showed me around. They served all your meals and had high-quality stuff. The place was immaculate, and..." More

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Sunrise of Norwood

Provides: Assisted Living
86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA 02062
"My visit at Sunrise of Norwood was very positive. We saw several of the rooms, dining rooms, and various rooms that residents could visit. They have a library, a recreational area, and a place..." More

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Sunrise of Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
135 North Avenue (Route 117), Weston, MA 02493
"I toured Sunrise of Weston. I had something there to eat and the staff who assisted me was terrific. The food and everything there was superb and the people who helped me were phenomenal. All their..." More

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Waterstone at Wellesley

Provides: Assisted Living
27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
"Epoch is a very clean and nice facility. It's expensive, but I know it's a first class facility although I don't really know well enough to have a detailed opinion of the place. " More

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Cadbury Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
66 Sherman Street , Cambridge, MA 02140
"We’re in Cadbury Commons. They offer mixed independent and assisted-living because my wife needs assisted living. The staff is wonderful; they are very friendly, very courteous, and competent, and..." More

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Brigham House

Provides: Assisted Living
341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"Brigham House is in a residential area, which is two blocks from my mother's house. We went in, and we enjoyed everything. We talked to the people living there, and they seemed to really like the..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Sunrise of Arlington MA

Provides: Assisted Living
1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
"My mom is at Sunrise, and we love it. They are wonderful. I went to a number of them, and that one is the best. I like their program and their care for dementia patients. My mom is in a..." More

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The Falls at Cordingly Dam

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA ...
"I went and visited The Falls at Cordingly Dam. That's the place I like for my parents. Basically what I like about it was if somebody is not totally like needing memory care, they have an assisted..." More

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Susan Bailis Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
"I visited Susan Bailis. That place was to die for with a cute setup. The room was a one-bedroom with a living room. The people were very nice. The sitting area was very quaint, and it smelled good..." More

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Wingate Residences at Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
75 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
"The staff at Epoch has been phenomenal. They have gone out of their way to be present every day in my mother's life, from physical care to encouraging her to engage in activities making a point of..." More

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The Residence at Watertown Square

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"I have had lunch several times at the Residence at Watertown Square with my friends who sold their home and moved there, and they are really happy with it. The food was very good. It was very..." 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

Visiting Nurse Assisted Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144
"My mother moved to the VNA Residence on Lowell Street a bit over two years ago and the sparkle has returned to her eyes and spirit thanks to the care and respect and beauty that surrounds her..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Traditions of Dedham

Provides: Assisted Living
735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
"My entire family loved Traditions of Dedham, the Management and staff are amazing. The Executive Director always has her door open for all. The staff is treated well, so they treat the residents..." More

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Brightview Arlington

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474
"Brightview Arlington was beautiful and clean. I loved it. The staff was very kind and generous. The location was lovely. If I could afford to live there, I would find it very comfortable. " More

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The Linden at Dedham

Provides: Assisted Living
391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026
"When I visited my cousin I was really impressed with the place and all the activities going on. All the people living there seemed happy and interested in the game they were playing. We had a..." More

Visiting Nurse Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
405 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville, MA 02144
"My parents have moved in to Visiting Nurse Association. Their building is fairly new and it's very clean. Their apartment is very small, but it has a walk-in bathroom and kitchenette. We went there..." More

Newbridge on The Charles

Provides: Assisted Living
7000 Great Meadow Road , Dedham, MA 02026
"NewBridge on the Charles was very nice. I toured several others; this was the nicest one I've seen, and I liked it the best. Everything about it was nice. The rooms were well organized and in good..." More

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Carriage House at Lee’s Farm

Provides: Assisted Living
134 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
"I like Carriage House at Lee’s Farm very much. They had very nice rooms and very friendly staff. The dining area looked good. The rooms looked good. It was a warm nice atmosphere. I would recommend..." More

Youville House Assisted Living Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
"Youville is the one that I like very much. It's a good place. Our visit there was fine. The facility was beautifully appointed. It was very new and it had a homey feeling. They did have very good..." More

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Fox Hill Village

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Longwood Dr, Westwood, MA 02090
"ln total we had a long term relationship with Fox Hill. My mom was in a waiting list for a year. She lived there for 9 years. From the beginning, they were very particular about details and asking..." More

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Traditions of Wayland

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
"I loved everything about Traditions; the staff was very warm, caring, and aware of the residents. I really liked the space provided, I was impressed with the menu, and they had great activities. I..." More

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Cooperative Elder Services at Youvill...

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Pelham Rd., Lexington, MA 02421
"Youville Place was a very expensive but excellent place, and I know it has a good reputation. It’s a very high end place, so it’s quite lovely. They have a chapel and masses -- which is quite good...." More

Golda Meir House

Provides: Assisted Living
160 Stanton Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
"The Golda Meir House was an excellent assisted living facility for my grandmother. Although she moved away from her close friends, several states away, in order to live near her children and..." More

Meadow Green Nursing and Rehabilitation

Provides: Assisted Living
45 Woburn St, Waltham, MA 02452

Foley Senior Residences (Assisted Liv...

Provides: Assisted Living
249 River St., Mattapan, MA 02126

Leland Home

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Newton St, Waltham, MA 02453

Carmel Terrace Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
933 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701

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Brightview Canton

Provides: Assisted Living
125 Turnpike St., Canton, MA 02021
" Conveniently located in Canton, Massachusetts, Brightview Canton features Independent Living apartments on a monthly rental basis with no large entrance fee. The all-inclusive monthly fee..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Needham

    Needham lies in eastern Massachusetts and is conveniently located just 10 miles west of Boston. Seniors may enjoy exploring Needham’s humble downtown shopping district before returning home to one of three assisted living facilities (ALFs) in town or one of 60 located nearby. The Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs governs the policies of ALFs. They are defined as facilities that provide a residential setting for seniors and may offer services such as 24-hour supervision, assistance with daily living and medication management.  

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Needham

    • The Needham area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

    • Seniors with limited mobility may have difficulty navigating the winters due to a heavy snowfall average of 52 inches, which is double the national average of 26 inches. The average low temperature in January is 17 degrees, but seniors can enjoy warm summers with an average temperature of 83 degrees in July, so they can explore walking trails and enjoy outdoor activities with ease.

    • Seniors and their loved ones can feel safe and secure living in Needham due to the low crime rates. Violent crime is rated at 20.2 out of 100 (1 being the safest), which is significantly lower than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is rated at 19.3, quite low compared to the national average of 38.1.

    • The air quality in Needham could be a potential concern for some seniors. While the American Lung Association gave this area a Particle Pollution 24-hour score of A, the ozone score was ranked a D which could aggravate the health of those with a respiratory illness.

    • Seniors can easily get from place to place in Needham using the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s public bus system. Buses are handicap accessible and offer discounted fare to seniors. 

    • Seniors who enjoy the performing arts can choose from three theatres located right in Needham: Theater on the Roof, Arlekin Players Theatre, or the Needham Community Theatre


    Paying for Assisted Living in Needham

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $9,385.00 Wellesley
    $6,375.00 Needham
    $5,700.00 Newton
    $5,405.00 Brighton
    $5,280.00 Norwood
    $4,950.00 Waltham
    $4,630.00 Dedham
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Needham start around $6,375 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 Needham 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 Needham

    Seniors on a budget who are eligible may apply to the Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI-G), both state Medicaid programs, to receive financial aid for covering assisted living costs. Seniors may also apply to the non-Medicaid plan, the Supportive Senior Housing Initiative Program, for help with these costs.

    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 Needham

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Needham

    Needham-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 Needham, MA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Needham

    • Review of North Hill

      My father lives in this facility. It has both good and not-so-good points. The nurses are very good and so are the restaurant/cafe dining areas. The cleanliness is not great and they have a real... Read more

      gardengirl22
    • Review of Wingate Residences at Needham

      My parents will be moving to The Residences at Wingate. It's a relatively new place at only three years old. It has a very nice, clean feeling, a lot of lights, very open, and on the smaller side. ... Read more

      Chris656356
    • Review of North Hill

      I have been in North Hill for five years now, and I'm very pleased with it. It's been a great experience, and the level of care is outstanding. I don't have any complaints or concerns at all. Every... Read more

      Arthur17
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