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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Newton, MA for 2024

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Newton

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs oversees assisted living facilities in Newton and the rest of Massachusetts. It publishes information on the rules assisted living facilities follow, and it fields and investigates reports regarding substandard care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Newton

  • Newton is among the more expensive places to live in Massachusetts, although programs such as the state’s Frail Elder Waiver may help qualified seniors afford local assisted living expenses. Overall, the local cost of living is double the national average and 30 percentage points higher than the state norm.
  • Newton gets 50 inches of annual snowfall, and winter temperatures are chilly with nighttime lows in the teens. Summers are comfortable, however, with relatively low humidity levels and daytime temperatures in the low 80s. Assisted living facilities have indoor and outdoor recreational activities throughout the year, and many provide individual climate controls in residents’ rooms to promote comfort.  
  • Crime is rare in Newton compared to a typical U.S. city, which may appeal to retirees seeking a safe environment. On a 100-point crime index, the city scores 9.7 for violent crime and 15.2 for property crime, compared to respective national norms of 22.7 and 35.4.
  • Seniors in Newton have high access to affordable health care, making the city a good option for those managing chronic health conditions. In general, health care costs come in 17% below national norms, and there are 371 doctors per capita compared to the national average of 210. The nationally recognized Newton-Wellesley Hospital is located in the city proper, offering access to surgical, medical and specialty programs and services.
  • Newton is listed on the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, meaning that its leaders have taken steps toward making the city a safe and comfortable home for residents of all ages.  
  • The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Metrowest Regional Transit Authority provide public transportation services to residents in the Newton region, supplementing what seniors access through assisted living. Older adults may also access transportation services through the local senior center, which offers ride-share services 7 days per week.   
  • The air quality is good in Newton, with the American Lung Association giving the city high marks in the three categories it surveys, including ozone, 24-hour particle pollution and annual particle pollution. This may support a safe, comfortable environment for those managing cardiovascular or respiratory conditions.

Paying for Assisted Living in Newton

Seniors in Newton pay approximately $6,819 monthly for assisted living.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

On average, assisted living facilities in Newton charge monthly rates of $6,819, which is high compared to the national norm of $4,500 and the Massachusetts median of $6,500. While rates are high compared to most other cities in the state, Newton may be an affordable alternative to Barnstable Town, where care costs are a couple of hundred dollars higher at $7,000. Seniors may save over $1,100 by opting for care in Worcester instead of in Newton, and in Springfield, rates are even more affordable at $5,048. In Pittsfield, care costs average about a third of the rate in Newton at $2,084.





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The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is among the costlier long-term care options in Newtown, with fees averaging $6,819 per month. This is considerably higher than in-home care and home health care costs, which average $6,292 and $6,244, respectively, and it significantly exceeds the cost of adult day health care, which comes in at $1,614. Even so, assisted living is an affordable alternative to nursing home care, which starts at $13,155 per month.

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Note: Data for Newton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Boston, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Newton

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 & Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources in Newton

Those who are considering assisted living in Newton have access to a broad range of nonprofit organizations and services to help them make informed decisions regarding their long-term care options. The following table highlights the top resources for seniors in the region, including the long-term care ombudsman program, the Aging Services Access Point and the local senior center. 

Springwell, Inc.(617) 926-4100Springwell provides escort services for medical appointments, as well as money management services, congregate meals and information and referrals for community-based services. It also has advisors who evaluate seniors’ needs and recommend local long-term care options, as well as a lending library stocked with materials relevant to aging.
Assisted Living Ombudsman(617) 727-7750The state’s assisted living ombudsman helps older adults navigate the process of choosing a residential facility and determining options for paying for services. The ombudsman also investigates complaints about an assisted living facility made by or on behalf of a resident.
Department of Veterans’ Services(617) 796-1090The Department of Veterans’ Services has a Veterans Service Officer in Newton who helps qualified individuals apply for benefits, such as Aid and Attendance, disability compensation and veterans’ and survivors’ pensions. The officer also provides information on VA programs, such as medical care and health insurance.
Newton Senior Services(617) 796-1660Newton’s Senior Services department operates social and recreational programs for older adults, including art classes, conversation groups and fitness programs. It also hosts health and hearing clinics and legal services throughout the month, and it distributes senior parking stickers.
MetroWest Legal Services(800) 696-1501MetroWest Legal Services provides free legal assistance to those aged 60 and over in the Newton region. Through this nonprofit organization, seniors can get one-on-one help with reviewing assisted living contracts and applying for public benefits that may help them cover services.
REquipment(800) 261-9841REquipment is a free program that provides durable medical equipment loans to seniors in Massachusetts. Through the Canton distribution center, seniors in Newton can obtain mobility aids, hospital beds and safety equipment, which may help them maintain their independence and reduce the need for expensive medical equipment purchases.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program(732) 777-1940RSVP is a federally funded volunteer program for those aged 55 and over. Through the local chapter, Newton seniors can connect with volunteer placement opportunities throughout Middlesex County, including in schools, museums, parks, charities and hospitals.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Newton

Newton Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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 Massachusetts

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of The Falls at Cordingly Dam

My wife and I are both in an assisted living accommodation at The Falls at Cordingly Dam. She's on the fourth floor and I'm on the first floor. I'm looking for an independent living accommodation...

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I visited this facility

Review of Evans Park at Newton Corner

I could see my uncle at Evans Park at Newton Corner and be happy there. I like that it seemed they would be very attentive. They also seemed to be able to have the staff and support that my uncle...

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I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Sunrise of Newton

My aunt has moved to Sunrise of Newton's assisted living, it's a new facility. There had been normal complaints like her loss of dependence, and the food, but now she's settling in. Now she's...

Provider response

Hi Frank, It is delightful to hear that you have been satisfied with the personalized support provided to your loved one by Sunrise of Newton. Our team members share a common goal of enriching...

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