Home to some of America’s oldest cities, Plymouth County is now part of the greater Boston area. On the banks of the Cape Cod Bay, the area has a relaxed coastal feel and is home to some of the safest cities in the country. It has just over half a million residents and a high senior population. The county is home to iconic historical sites such as Plymouth Rock, the location of the first pilgrim landfall. Residents can learn about early American culture at Plimoth Patuxet Museums or Burial Hill. The area also has several picturesque beaches, gardens and wildlife preserves for those who prefer to spend time in nature.

There is a wide selection of assisted living communities in Plymouth County. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, they share an average cost of $6,338 per month.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Plymouth County, MA

Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings

157 South Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360

Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings has been fabulous and the staff is wonderful. The facility is very clean and the food is fantastic. We chose it for my dad because all these things shine … (read more)
Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings has been fabulous and the staff is wonderful. The facility is very clean and the food is fantastic. We chose it for my dad because all these things shine … (read more)


2016

Allerton House at Harbor Park

15 Condito Road, Hingham, MA, 02043

I liked Allerton House at Harbor Park very much. It’s very bright and has a very warm feeling. My mother did end up going into the memory unit. I can’t say enough good things about it. I think it will … (read more)
I liked Allerton House at Harbor Park very much. It’s very bright and has a very warm feeling. My mother did end up going into the memory unit. I can’t say enough good things about it. I think it will … (read more)

Sunrise of Plymouth Beach

97 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA, 02360

Sunrise of Plymouth Beach was very nice. The people were very nice. We weren’t able to see a room, except from the hallway; we were only at the office. We did not get to sample the food, and we met so … (read more)
Sunrise of Plymouth Beach was very nice. The people were very nice. We weren’t able to see a room, except from the hallway; we were only at the office. We did not get to sample the food, and we met so … (read more)

All American Assisted Living at Wareham

300 Rosebrook Way, Wareham, MA, 02571

I went to both assisted living and memory care at All American Assisted Living at Wareham. It was a nice facility, and it’s almost new. Cleanliness and upkeep were very good. The staff was very good, … (read more)
I went to both assisted living and memory care at All American Assisted Living at Wareham. It was a nice facility, and it’s almost new. Cleanliness and upkeep were very good. The staff was very good, … (read more)

Connemara Senior Living

25 East Nilsson Street, Brockton, MA, 02301

Connemara Senior Living is centrally located in Brockton, Massachusetts. Reviews mention the beautiful appearance of the facility, as well as the cleanliness of the grounds and reception area. The din … (read more)
Connemara Senior Living is centrally located in Brockton, Massachusetts. Reviews mention the beautiful appearance of the facility, as well as the cleanliness of the grounds and reception area. The din … (read more)

Wingate Residences at Silver Lake

21 Chipman Way, Kingston, MA, 02364

The staff is so caring – from CNA to healthcare to leadership, all worked well to make our experience at Wingate great over the two years my dad lived there.
The staff is so caring – from CNA to healthcare to leadership, all worked well to make our experience at Wingate great over the two years my dad lived there.


Linden Ponds

300 Linden Ponds Way, Hingham, MA, 02043

My Dad was there for almost 3 years and it was awesome for him most of the time. It is a beautiful place to spend the autumn of your life. I wish he had moved there sooner. I give the facility itself … (read more)
My Dad was there for almost 3 years and it was awesome for him most of the time. It is a beautiful place to spend the autumn of your life. I wish he had moved there sooner. I give the facility itself … (read more)

Laurelwood at The Pinehills

10 Golf Drive, Plymouth, MA, 02360

Laurelwood at The Pinehills is a new facility, but the layout and the size of the one-bedroom are much too small, so we didn’t pursue that. We walked away from them because the rooms are super teeny, … (read more)
Laurelwood at The Pinehills is a new facility, but the layout and the size of the one-bedroom are much too small, so we didn’t pursue that. We walked away from them because the rooms are super teeny, … (read more)

2015

Stafford Hill

60 Stafford Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360

My parents moved into Stafford Hill. It is really nice and lovely. The room was what she was looking for. It is small and not really large; it is kind of intimate and it seems quiet. I like the staff … (read more)
My parents moved into Stafford Hill. It is really nice and lovely. The room was what she was looking for. It is small and not really large; it is kind of intimate and it seems quiet. I like the staff … (read more)

Guardian Center

888 N Main St, Brockton, MA, 02301

The Guardian Center of Brockton, Massachusetts, is nestled in the northern end of this peaceful town and easily accessed directly from Highway 28. It is a two-minute drive away from the green space of … (read more)
The Guardian Center of Brockton, Massachusetts, is nestled in the northern end of this peaceful town and easily accessed directly from Highway 28. It is a two-minute drive away from the green space of … (read more)

Life Care Center of West Bridgewater

765 West Center Street , West Bridgewater, MA, 02379

Life Care Center of West Bridgewater is located in a western neighborhood of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, near parks, shopping centers and Amvets Memorial Highway. Residents and visitors give the … (read more)
Life Care Center of West Bridgewater is located in a western neighborhood of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, near parks, shopping centers and Amvets Memorial Highway. Residents and visitors give the … (read more)

Tiffany II Rest Home

56 West Water Street, Rockland, MA, 02370

From the outside, the Tiffany II Rest Home in Rockland, Massachusetts, resembles an ordinary two-story dwelling, but inside, it contains a retirement community with assisted living options for seniors … (read more)
From the outside, the Tiffany II Rest Home in Rockland, Massachusetts, resembles an ordinary two-story dwelling, but inside, it contains a retirement community with assisted living options for seniors … (read more)

Life Care Center of Plymouth

94 Obery Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360

I cannot say enough about the staff at Lifecare in Plymouth. My mother was there for rehab after suffering a fall. Despite the pandemic, the staff was very communicative, arranged FaceTime calls, and … (read more)
I cannot say enough about the staff at Lifecare in Plymouth. My mother was there for rehab after suffering a fall. Despite the pandemic, the staff was very communicative, arranged FaceTime calls, and … (read more)

All American Assisted Living

1074 West Washington St, Hanson, MA, 02341

All American Assisted Living is a community-oriented facility located in Hanson, Massachusetts. Visitors frequently compliment the facility’s suite-style living quarters. Residents appreciate the priv … (read more)
All American Assisted Living is a community-oriented facility located in Hanson, Massachusetts. Visitors frequently compliment the facility’s suite-style living quarters. Residents appreciate the priv … (read more)

Life Care Center of the South Shore

309 Driftway, Scituate, MA, 02066

Don’t do it. Dad went in after back surgery and within 2 weeks, he was at death’s door. During COVID, we couldn’t see him. He had a follow-up with his surgeon who called me absolutely livid. They had … (read more)
Don’t do it. Dad went in after back surgery and within 2 weeks, he was at death’s door. During COVID, we couldn’t see him. He had a follow-up with his surgeon who called me absolutely livid. They had … (read more)

Allerton House at Proprietors Green

10 Village Green Way, Marshfield, MA, 02050

Allerton House at Proprietors Green looked beautiful, was very open, and very well decorated. It has plenty of activities and it’s in a great location because there’s a supermarket or a restaurant wit … (read more)
Allerton House at Proprietors Green looked beautiful, was very open, and very well decorated. It has plenty of activities and it’s in a great location because there’s a supermarket or a restaurant wit … (read more)


Chilton House Rest Home

3 Chilton St, Plymouth, MA, 02360


Paying for Assisted Living in Plymouth County

Because of Plymouth County’s proximity to Barnstable Town, it shares the town’s average assisted living price of $6,338 per month. This price is higher than the state average of $6,085, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Assisted living in Plymouth County is considerably more expensive than the national average, which comes to $4,300 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $6,338, Plymouth County has the highest assisted living prices in all of Massachusetts. The Boston area has the second-highest prices, averaging $6,100 per month. Costs are lowest in the central city of Worcester, which averages $5,488. This is $850 per month more affordable than assisted living in Plymouth County. Further inland, the Springfield area averages $5,750. Pittsfield has a similar assisted living price, at $5,789. Similar assisted living prices can be found elsewhere in New England, with Connecticut city New Haven averaging $6,445 and the nearby Hartford area averaging $5,753. Costs can be lower in neighboring Rhode Island, where Providence has an average assisted living price of $4,950 per month.

$6338

Plymouth County

$6085

Massachusetts

$4300

The United States

$4950

Providence, RI

$5488

Worcester

$5750

Springfield

$5753

Hartford, CT

$5789

Pittsfield

$6100

Boston

$6445

New Haven, CT

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Plymouth County

Seniors in Plymouth County who require assistance with the cost of services at an ALR are fortunate to have a number of options at their disposal. As part of the Massachusetts Medicaid State Plan, seniors can receive financial aid through the Group Adult Foster Care program and Money Follows the Person (MFP) waiver program. Low-income seniors are also eligible to apply for an optional state supplement (OSS) to be added to their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Plymouth County

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 Plymouth County

ResourceContact Service
Old Colony Planning Council Area Agency on Aging(508) 583-1833As the local Area Agency on Aging, this state body offers support and advocacy to seniors throughout Plymouth and surrounding counties. A long-term care ombudsman program helps residents of care homes resolve concerns about their treatment, and the Aging Service Access Point serves as a central collection of housing, medical and community resources.
Plymouth Center for Active Living(508) 747-1620Adults over 60 can get help with health insurance applications or access other social services such as legal aid and long-term housing counseling at this senior center. A wellness program offers low-impact exercise and dance classes and courses on nutrition and healthy aging. Members also have access to blood pressure and foot care clinics. Seniors can participate in language, computer and crafting classes or enjoy live entertainment and communal luncheons.
Cape Cod Vet Center(508) 778-0124Operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this organization supports service members with financial assistance for housing, health care and education. This body also acts as an access point for pensions, life insurance and disability benefits. Veterans can get individual and group mental health care as well as pharmaceutical and laboratory services through the VA medical system.
Old Colony Elder Services(508) 584-1561This nonprofit offers a wide range of educational services, which include classes on nutrition, chronic disease management and financial planning. Here, seniors can also get health insurance and housing options counseling as well as information on scams and consumer rights. An emergency assistance program can provide financial aid for rent, bills and sudden expenses.
South Shore Community Action Council(508) 747-7575Elderly and disabled adults can access a free transportation program that offers rides to medical appointments, errands and social engagements. This nonprofit body also offers case management services, emergency financial assistance programs and free help with filing taxes. The Consumer Aid Program offers information and resources designed to protect vulnerable populations from fraud and exploitation.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Plymouth County

Plymouth County-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Plymouth County