Quincy is a city on Boston’s southern border, populated by 101,636 residents, of which 16.7% are seniors. Known as the City of Presidents for being the birthplace of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, it’s popular with seniors who enjoy vibrant suburban living. Dining in the plethora of restaurants that line the boardwalk at Marina Bay is a favorite pastime, as is taking in the city’s many historical sites. Adams National Historical Park returns visitors to the days of the earliest presidents, while the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum is a must for anyone interested in sea warfare.

Seniors determined to remain autonomous but finding some everyday tasks difficult, such as housekeeping, might want to consider assisted living as an alternative lifestyle. These facilities don’t encroach on their residents’ independence, other than to ensure they get three meals a day, clean rooms and someone to manage their medications. A typical placement in Quincy costs $6,100 per month, which is only $15 more than the state average.

The remainder of this guide considers the benefits and drawbacks of living in Quincy and senior care costs in the region. It also lists some useful resources specifically for older residents.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Quincy, MA

2015

Brookdale Quincy Bay

99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA, 02169

Brookdale Quincy Bay is situated in Quincy, Massachusetts, conveniently located near shops, churches, a hospital and transportation lines. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility’s apartmen … (read more)
Brookdale Quincy Bay is situated in Quincy, Massachusetts, conveniently located near shops, churches, a hospital and transportation lines. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility’s apartmen … (read more)

The Assisted Living Residences at Hancock Park

164 Parkingway, Quincy, MA, 02169

The Assisted and Nursing Home are the best and have no problems with staff. Place very clean and have many things to do in the assisted living part. You get to no the staffs names very quickly. The fo … (read more)
The Assisted and Nursing Home are the best and have no problems with staff. Place very clean and have many things to do in the assisted living part. You get to no the staffs names very quickly. The fo … (read more)

Fenno House

540 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02170

Fenno House is OK. The people were very nice. The rooms were nice. The building is a little bit old. There is some construction going on in front of the building. The staff who accommodated me was ver … (read more)
Fenno House is OK. The people were very nice. The rooms were nice. The building is a little bit old. There is some construction going on in front of the building. The staff who accommodated me was ver … (read more)

Quincy Health and Rehabilitation Center

11 Thomas J Mcgrath Hwy, Quincy, MA, 02169

I hae been here copious amount of times to visit my grandfather. He lives with another elderly roommate, who he gets along well with. Kindred have been great to my grandfather, they placed him with a … (read more)
I hae been here copious amount of times to visit my grandfather. He lives with another elderly roommate, who he gets along well with. Kindred have been great to my grandfather, they placed him with a … (read more)

2013, 2022

Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, North Quincy, MA, 02171

Atria Marina Place was very lovely and was more upscale than the other place I toured. It was very nice, very well-appointed, and clean; it looked like a hotel. The staff that we met were very friendl … (read more)
Atria Marina Place was very lovely and was more upscale than the other place I toured. It was very nice, very well-appointed, and clean; it looked like a hotel. The staff that we met were very friendl … (read more)

2013

Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA, 02135

Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle is tucked into Brighton, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and Beacon Street. Visitors are impressed by the spaciousness of the studio apartments … (read more)
Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle is tucked into Brighton, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and Beacon Street. Visitors are impressed by the spaciousness of the studio apartments … (read more)

Sunrise of Braintree

618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA, 02184

Sunrise of Braintree was lovely. The staff was excellent, very informative, very nice, and answered all our questions. It was very cozy. It was a very grand place, and it was very big. The apartments … (read more)
Sunrise of Braintree was lovely. The staff was excellent, very informative, very nice, and answered all our questions. It was very cozy. It was a very grand place, and it was very big. The apartments … (read more)

Evans Park at Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA, 02458

Evans Park at Newton Corner is located on the northeast end of Newton, Massachusetts, a short distance from the freeway off-ramp. Many guests live in studio apartments that are furnished with sinks, k … (read more)
Evans Park at Newton Corner is located on the northeast end of Newton, Massachusetts, a short distance from the freeway off-ramp. Many guests live in studio apartments that are furnished with sinks, k … (read more)

Orchard Cove

1 Del Pond Drive, Canton, MA, 02021


Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

40 Clapboardtree Street, Norwood, MA, 02062

My mother moved into Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree. I just came back from there yesterday and they were having a St Patrick’s Day, little party at the Bistro. There’s food, and they had it … (read more)
My mother moved into Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree. I just came back from there yesterday and they were having a St Patrick’s Day, little party at the Bistro. There’s food, and they had it … (read more)

Springhouse Senior Living

44-46 Allandale Street, Boston, MA, 02130

We looked at Springhouse Senior Living. It was a lovely facility, and the tour was given by a very experienced person in the field. She did a nice job of explaining what they offered. She helped us se … (read more)
We looked at Springhouse Senior Living. It was a lovely facility, and the tour was given by a very experienced person in the field. She did a nice job of explaining what they offered. She helped us se … (read more)

Providence House Assisted Living

180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA, 02135

Providence House Assisted Living is located in Brighton, Massachusetts, near St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, parks and restaurants. Residents report being impressed with the delicious food. The facili … (read more)
Providence House Assisted Living is located in Brighton, Massachusetts, near St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, parks and restaurants. Residents report being impressed with the delicious food. The facili … (read more)

Sunrise of Norwood

86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA, 02062

Sunrise of Norwood was very nice. It’s a fairly new facility and it looks like it’s maintained well. I was there near lunchtime and there were residents there that were walking towards the cafeteria. … (read more)
Sunrise of Norwood was very nice. It’s a fairly new facility and it looks like it’s maintained well. I was there near lunchtime and there were residents there that were walking towards the cafeteria. … (read more)

The Parc at Harbor View

46 Lincoln Street, Winthrop, MA, 02152

We chose The Parc at Harbor View for my aunt. It’s very warm, cozy, and beautiful; beautiful in architecture, and everything about it. It’s a nice, warm place when you first step in. The staff is very … (read more)
We chose The Parc at Harbor View for my aunt. It’s very warm, cozy, and beautiful; beautiful in architecture, and everything about it. It’s a nice, warm place when you first step in. The staff is very … (read more)

Brigham House

341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA, 02472

Brigham House is located in a residential neighborhood in historic Watertown, Massachusetts. Visitors love the facility’s grounds, which include a well-landscaped park, patios and gardens, and they re … (read more)
Brigham House is located in a residential neighborhood in historic Watertown, Massachusetts. Visitors love the facility’s grounds, which include a well-landscaped park, patios and gardens, and they re … (read more)

The Residence at Boylston Place

615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467

I chose The Residence at Boylston Place because Josh, the CEO, and the staff that I met were very gracious and friendly. I felt comfortable with them. They have lots of interesting, varied, and age-ap … (read more)
I chose The Residence at Boylston Place because Josh, the CEO, and the staff that I met were very gracious and friendly. I felt comfortable with them. They have lots of interesting, varied, and age-ap … (read more)

Sophia Snow Place

1205-1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA, 02132

Sophia Snow Place is a mid-large sized facility, with 36 supportive living suites and 66 for independent living, tucked away in a beautiful area of West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Surrounded on almost al … (read more)
Sophia Snow Place is a mid-large sized facility, with 36 supportive living suites and 66 for independent living, tucked away in a beautiful area of West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Surrounded on almost al … (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 Newton

431 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458

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 getting … (read more)
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 getting … (read more)

Sunrise of Cohasset

125 King Street (Rt 3A), Cohasset, MA, 02025

Everything is very nice at Sunrise of Cohasset, but the rooms are a little bit older. The amenities seem very good. The cafeteria is right there in the main hallway, so it’s very easy to get to and it … (read more)
Everything is very nice at Sunrise of Cohasset, but the rooms are a little bit older. The amenities seem very good. The cafeteria is right there in the main hallway, so it’s very easy to get to and it … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Quincy

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs is directly responsible for licensing, monitoring and regulating assisted living facilities in the state. Its work includes making unannounced inspections to ensure facilities are complying with the Assisted Living Certification Regulations. Facilities found to be noncompliant can have their licenses revoked if they fail to raise their standards within a stipulated time period.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Quincy

  • Massachusetts is among the top 5 most expensive states in the union, so it’s not surprising that Sperling’s Best Places records the average cost of living in Quincy as significantly more than the national average. However, it also found that health care costs, which include assisted living, are below the costs paid in the typical American city. 
  • It would be unfair to compare Quincy’s climate with that of some southern states. However, when compared to other cities in the region, Quincy’s seniors enjoy more favorable conditions. Although the area sees 45 inches of snow per year, far above the national average of 28, there are also 202 sunny days, only three short of the average. Temperatures drop to a chilly 20 degrees in the winter months but this is offset by summer temperatures that regularly reach 82 degrees.
  • The health of Quincy’s seniors is capably served by a large number of hospitals in the surrounding area. The primary facility is the South Shore Medical Center, while the Boston metro area contains some of the finest hospitals in the country, such as Massachusetts General Hospital, ranked #5 by U.S. News & World Report. 
  • Although instances of violent crime are about the same, Quincy experiences much less property crime, making it generally safer than the average city. Also, crime tends to target specific areas, such as the neighborhoods nearest the city’s center. A benefit for seniors in assisted living is that many facilities provide 24/7 surveillance and security and there’s almost always a staff member nearby.
  • Seniors without other means of transport can easily get around Quincy. The Medical Transportation Program is a free service that can take them to medical appointments within the city and to major Boston hospitals. The Trans-Van Program for Social Transportation is fee-based (although subsidized), costing $25 for every three months. This service can take seniors anywhere within the city for any purpose.

Paying for Assisted Living in Quincy

According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the typical monthly fee for an assisted living placement in Quincy is $6,100. This is $15 per month more than the state average and significantly above the national average of $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Barnstable is the only city in Massachusetts with higher costs than Quincy, averaging $6,338. More affordable options are available, such as Springfield at $5,750 per month and Worcester at $5,488.

$6100

Quincy

$6085

Massachusetts

$4300

The United States

$6338

Barnstable

$5488

Worcester

$5750

Springfield

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors fit enough to attend adult day health care centers can get looked after during the day for around $1,782 per month in Quincy. Those who are housebound will need to pay more for professional caregivers to come to them, typically $5,720, regardless of the service including basic medical support or not. For an additional $380 per month, seniors can live in an assisted living facility, getting on-site care and accommodation for the cost difference. Nursing home care is traditionally more expensive, due to the intensity and diversity of the care involved. A typical semiprivate room in Quincy costs $13,383, while another $1,126 gets a private room.

$5720

Home Care

$5720

Home Health Care

$1782

Adult Day Health Care

$6100

Assisted Living

$13383

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$14509

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Quincy

Eligible seniors in the Quincy area can apply for state-funded financial assistance to help pay for assisted living costs. Two government programs are offered: Group Adult Foster Care and Supplemental Security Income Category G.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Massachusetts

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 Quincy

Quincy’s seniors live in a city and state that offers an array of free and subsidized resources. The examples below include ways of using retirement time productively, reducing care costs, and getting help if care providers fail their residents. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 841-2900

Masshealth is the Medicaid program for Massachusetts. Although it can't pay for room and board in an assisted living facility, it can, under specific circumstances, cover some costs, such as medications and transport to medical appointments. An alternative for seniors who don't qualify is the Personal Care Attendant program, which enables the senior to pay a personally chosen caregiver directly from benefits provided by the program.

(617) 727-7750

Seniors in assisted living facilities who can't resolve disputes with their care providers can call on the Assisted Living Ombudsman for help. The ombudsman advocates for seniors, investigates their complaints and seeks resolutions that are agreeable to them. If a complaint suggests criminal behavior, such as elder abuse, the ombudsman will refer it to the proper authority.

(617) 376-1247

SHINE is a state-funded service that aids seniors with Medicare and those preparing to enroll. SHINE counselors provide confidential and impartial information, advice and support to seniors planning for their long-term health care. The counselors can help seniors understand their Medicare plans and identify the best options for their needs. Sometimes, this may include suggesting private health care insurance, although the counselor will not try to sell seniors private plans.

(617) 376-1192

Veterans Service Officers (VSO) are veterans who help other vets identify and access the local, state, federal, and veterans benefits they're entitled to. They can also help with applications. These benefits can potentially include tax exemptions, low-cost insurance and VA Aid and Attendance payments, which can help meet some residential care costs.

(781) 329-5728

RSVP connects seniors who want to help their communities with a wide range of nonprofit organizations and government departments looking for volunteers. These can include large organizations, such as the American Red Cross, and small local charities. The senior decides how much time they can spare and the type of work they have the skills for and RSVP finds the nonprofit that fits.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Quincy

Quincy-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 Massachusetts