39 Assisted Living Facilities near Newton, MA
With an average cost of $5,460 in Newton, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 17 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 3 facilities in Newton.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Newton, MA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Newton
A suburban city in Middlesex County, the city of Newton features 13 distinctive villages and often makes top 10 lists of best places to live. It features beautiful homes, open spaces and three colleges: Boston College, Mount Ida College and Lasell College. In addition to enjoying these amenities, seniors may like cheering on runners who pass through the city during The Boston Marathon.
Assisted living facilities throughout Massachusetts are called assisted living residences (ALRs). The Newton area features 54 assisted living residences, with three located directly in Newton and 51 located in nearby areas, including Brighton, Boston and Cambridge.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Newton
- Newton 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.
- Residents of Newton see more rain and snow than average for the US, with about 50 inches of each per year, which can put a damper on lifestyle for seniors that enjoy the outdoors.
- The overall cost of living in Newton is more than double the U.S. average. The cost of housing is more than four times the national average. Most of the assisted living residences in Massachusetts charge the market value for rentals, so the housing expenses may be significant, which is an important concern for seniors.
Newton ranks safer from crime than 75 percent of US cities. The rates of property crime and violent crime are lower for Newton than the metro and US averages, providing peace of mind for those who choose to settle into an ALR in the area.
- Seniors 65 and older can apply for a Senior CharlieCard to pay reduced fares for the bus, subway, ferry and commuter rail rides with Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The city of Newton also offers discounted taxi fare to numerous locations for seniors 60 and older with the Yellow Voucher Transportation Program.
- Newton features a variety of senior-friendly settings and activities throughout the year for local arts and culture, such as the NewtonSERVES Day of Community Service, the Newton Festival of the Arts, the Holiday Lighting Ceremony, the Newton Centre Garden and the Newton Theatre Company.
Paying for Assisted Living in Newton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Newton start around $6,107 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 Newton 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 Newton
Seniors with limited resources and certain health care needs may be eligible for financial assistance through MassHealth waivers. People with low income may also receive state supplements for Social Security to help pay for their rental units, as room and board is a separate expense from personal care.
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 Newton
Newton 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 Newton, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Newton
Newton-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 Newton
Review of Evans Park at Newton Corner
My mom moved into Evans Park at Newton Corner a month ago. It was very clean and calm. They had programs running all around. Every time I was there, something was going on. They have loud music, gr... Read more
Review of Evans Park at Newton Corner
I liked Evans Park at Newton Corner because of its proximity to our house, and it would be a good fit for the personality, types, and interests of our in-laws. The staff I met was great. They all w... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Newton
Sunrise of Newton is smaller than the others I went to. It's a newer facility, and they're still working things out. It was nice, the rooms were average, the food was fine. The staff member was ver... Read more