9 Assisted Living Facilities near Pittsfield, MA

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Pittsfield, MA

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Caring Star 2018

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place

Provides: Assisted Living
140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201
"My mother lived at Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place for the past 5 years until her death last month. Her/our experience with this facility was outstanding in every aspect: the physical..." More

Rosewood Homestyle Assisted

Provides: Assisted Living
318 Onota Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
"I really like this facility mostly because I know a lot of the staff and they know me and my family. They treat us very well here and they feed her very well. They have hi speed internet access..." More

Side by Side

Provides: Assisted Living
120 Onota St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
"Picking an assisted living facility for my father was difficult since he insisted on staying in his home of the last 60 years. He was 91 years old at the time and was in failing health and had..." More

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Springside of Pittsfield

Provides: Assisted Living
255 Lebanon Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing..." More

Kimball Farms

Provides: Assisted Living
235 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240
"We liked Kimball Farms. The staff was very helpful. I liked that it was a very active community. They had a lot of activities and good transportation in the area. The rooms and the dining room were..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Sugar Hill Senior Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
45 Main Street, Dalton, MA 01226
"I had my mother at Sugar Hill. The staff is excellent, and it is fabulous for the money; you couldn't find a better place. My mother raved about the food. They did have wonderful activities going..." More

Lee HealthCare

Provides: Assisted Living
600 Laurel Street, Lee, MA 01238
"Laurel Lake seemed very nice. It is an assisted living facility and they seem very flexible. He can go there for a week or two weeks, if my father wants to come up and visit, which is great. He..." More

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Lenox Schoolhouse Apartments

Provides: Assisted Living
109 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240
"Cameron House is an assisted living community located just minutes from quaint downtown district of Lenox, Massachusetts. Opened in 1999, the house features 44 apartments and features a staff of..." More

The Landing at Laurel Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
600 Laurel St, Lee, MA 01238
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    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pittsfield

    Pittsfield is a relatively safe place to live for seniors, and the town even earned a ranking from Farmer's Insurance as one of the most secure locations for residents in the United States. Seniors can find four assisted living residences in Pittsfield. Another four assisted living facilities are located in nearby communities including Dalton, Lee and Lenox. At these facilities, seniors received room and board along with personal care services that include assistance with medication management and with the activities of daily living, including bathing, grooming and dressing.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pittsfield

    • Pittsfield sits right next to the renowned Tanglewood performing arts center, which attracts musicians from all over the world. Other local attractions include the Norman Rockwell Museum, where seniors get $2 off admission price daily.

    • The Pittsfield area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Berkshire Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • The nearby mountains block the worst of winter weather in Pittsfield, though the town experiences heavy snow and frequent cold snaps. Warmth and humidity during the summer are moderated a bit by the nearby presence of Lake Ontario, and evenings tend to be pleasant for seniors that enjoy sitting on patios.

    • Pittsfield has an array of community resources for seniors, including Elder Services of Berkshire County, an organization that provides long-term care counseling, Meals on Wheels, prescription drug insurance and health insurance counseling and advocacy, as well as one senior center in Pittsfield and six others throughout Berkshire County.

    • Pittsfield's cost of living sits almost exactly at the national average, only .8 percent below the national cost of living, so seniors in the area aren't impacted one way or the other economically.

    • Pittsfield and all of Berkshire County are members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that their 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.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Pittsfield

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $5,125.00 Canaan
    $4,488.00 East Greenbush
    $4,300.00 Pittsfield
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,744.00 Troy
    $3,034.00 Albany

    Assisted Living costs in Pittsfield start around $4,300 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 Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield

    Eligible seniors in Pittsfield have several options available to provide financial assistance if they need help paying for assisted living. Government sources of assistance include the Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) and Group Adult Foster Care, or GAFC, services accessible through Medicaid and Mass-Health, and Supplemental Security Income Category G, or SSI-G is available through the Social Security Administration.

    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 Pittsfield

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pittsfield

    Pittsfield-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 Pittsfield, MA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Pittsfield

    • Review of Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place

      My mother lived at Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place for the past 5 years until her death last month. Her/our experience with this facility was outstanding in every aspect: the physical facil... Read more

    • Review of Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place

      Our dad decided to come here to Melbourne 17 years ago. He chose an apartment overlooking Mt. Greylock. He is as happy today as he was on day 1! Read more

    • Review of Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place

      Everybody, all employees, treat myself and my mother with respect, and are very attentive, personable, and caring. I sleep well at night knowing that my mother is safe and well taken of at Wingate. Read more

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