6 Assisted Living Facilities near New Bedford, MA

2 Assisted Living Facilities in New Bedford, MA


Whaler's Cove Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
114 Riverside Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02746
"Whaler's Cove is very nice but very expensive. From what I saw, the rooms and amenities were nice. I had a meal there and enjoyed it very much. The food was good and very tasty. " More

The Oaks

Provides: Assisted Living
4525 Acushnet Avenue , New Bedford, MA 02745

4 Assisted Living Facilities near New Bedford, MA

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The Cottages at Dartmouth Village

Provides: Assisted Living
274 Slocum Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747
"We love this place so much it has been a huge life savor for us. We moved my mother in a few months ago and I can already see a change in her. She is so happy and back to her old self. The staff..." More


The Residence at Cedar Dell

Provides: Assisted Living
628 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747
"I think in Cedar you had to spend time in the dining room, and they did in fact have a unit that had cooking facilities so that it’s possible to prepare something. It’s just that these places for..." More


Autumn Glen at Dartmouth

Provides: Assisted Living
239 Cross Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
"My grandparents both lived at Autumn Glen. From the housekeepers to the management, everyone there truly cares and they went above and beyond for my grandparents. They gave us an extra bed when my..." More

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Atria Fairhaven

Provides: Assisted Living
391 Alden Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719
"I choose Atria because of its proximity to our home, the size and the impression of warm and caring people there. Everyone is extremely helpful and everyone is available when mom needs them. They..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in New Bedford

    Bedford, part of Middlesex County, is located in the Greater Boston area and has open spaces, lakes, ponds, and walking trails for seniors for enjoy. Aging adults 65 and over make up over 17 percent of the population in Bedford. Those who can no longer manage daily tasks on their own can choose from 12 assisted living facilities near New Bedford with two in the New Bedford city limits and ten in nearby areas such as Dartmouth, Wareham and Fall River. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in New Bedford

    • In New Bedford, the summers are warm and humid with an average high temperature of 80 degrees F in July. The winters are very cold, wet and windy, with an average temperature of 37 degrees F in January, which may discourage those who want to be active outdoors year round from choosing a facility here. 

    • The cost of living in New Bedford is 16 percent higher than the average cost of living in the United States, but 16 percent less than the average for Massachusetts, making it one of the most affordable cities to live in in the state. 

    • New Bedford is safer than 11 percent of U.S. cities. The violent crime rate of 8.63 per 1,000 residents is over double the national average of 4 per 1,000, with the chances of being a victim of violent crime around 1 in 116, so seniors may want to consider security measures a factor when choosing their community.  

    • The New Bedford area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Luke's Hospital and the Vibra Hospital of Southern Massachusetts, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

    • New Bedford 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. 

    • New Bedford has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Brooklawn Senior Center, an organization that runs a variety of fitness classes and fun workshops, as well as two other senior centers.

    Paying for Assisted Living in New Bedford

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $5,200.00 Falmouth
    $5,090.00 Dartmouth
    $4,840.00 Tiverton
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,750.00 New Bedford
    $3,150.00 Fall River

    Assisted Living costs in New Bedford start around $3,750 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 New Bedford 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 New Bedford

    Residents of Massachusetts can qualify for the state's Medicaid program, MassHealth, or other benefits that are funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to help them to pay for the costs incurred from living in an assisted living facility. 

    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 New Bedford

    New Bedford 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 New Bedford, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New Bedford

    New Bedford-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 New Bedford

    • Review of Whaler's Cove Assisted Living

      Whaler's Cove is very nice but very expensive. From what I saw, the rooms and amenities were nice. I had a meal there and enjoyed it very much. The food was good and very tasty. Read more

    • Review of Whaler's Cove Assisted Living

      Whaler's Cove was a nice facility. The staff was informative, knowledgeable and friendly. The rooms were good sized and well kept. Read more

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    • Review of Whaler's Cove Assisted Living

      Whaler's Cove looked nice and clean and everything but it was just very big. It would be hard for my father-in-law to get around this type of facility. It did have many apartments; however, the vie... Read more

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