3 Assisted Living Facilities near Sandwich, MA

1 Assisted Living Facility in Sandwich, MA

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Decatur House

Provides: Assisted Living
176 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
"My mother is in Decatur House for respite, and it's been amazing. Her apartment is very comfortable. The only complaint she has is it's just very quiet right now and we're gonna relate that to..." More

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Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
218 Main St., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
"My wife and I have been living here in Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay for two years now. They have an excellent staff and the place is constantly maintained. They've got some exercise classes, good..." More

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Laurelwood at The Pinehills

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Golf Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360
"My tour at Laurelwood at The Pinehills was wonderful. The community was beautiful. It has everything that you could want, but it was very expensive. If you can afford it, it's a great place. Some..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sandwich

    The quaint seaside town of Sandwich, Massachusetts, offers a community for seniors who desire tranquil living on Cape Cod and convenient access to Boston and Providence. It’s home to a sizable aging population; 18.7 percent of the residents are 65 and older. There are 14 assisted living facilities around the Sandwich area, including one within town limits, and they are called assisted living residences (ALRs). These are certified and regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA).

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sandwich

    • Aside from being a popular summer destination on the Upper Cape for its beaches and other forms of natural beauty, Sandwich experiences cold winters with an average low of 21.7 degrees in January, which is slightly lower than the national average.
    • The cost of living in Sandwich surpasses the U.S. average by 35 percent, primarily due to higher housing costs, transportation and utilities. However, social security income, public pensions and groceries are tax exempt in the state of Massachusetts, giving seniors some tax savings to compensate for other costs.
    • Sandwich has an overall crime rate that is 68 percent lower than the national average, with nonviolent theft having the highest number of reported occurrences. This makes the town a safer place for senior residents than 72 percent of other cities in the United States.
    • Known to be the oldest town on Cape Cod, Sandwich is rich in arts and cultural attractions. Aside from numerous museums and landmarks, the Glass Town Cultural District along Main Street provides trolley tours and year-round downtown events for seniors to enjoy. The local Council of Aging in Sandwich also offers painting, crafting, crochet and other enrichment classes for residents 60+.
    • Sandwich has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Bourne.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Sandwich

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $6,800.00 West Yarmouth
    $5,956.00 Plymouth
    $5,950.00 Sandwich
    $5,775.00 South Yarmouth
    $5,295.00 Falmouth
    $5,250.00 Brewster
    $4,000.00 US
    $851.00 Hyannis

    Assisted Living costs in Sandwich start around $5,950 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 Sandwich 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 Sandwich

    MassHealth, the Medicaid program of the state of Massachusetts, covers the cost of assisted living services through the Moving Forward Plan - Residential Supports (MFP-RS) waiver for eligible seniors in Sandwich or through the Supportive Senior Housing Initiative for residents of state-funded assisted living residences.

    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 Sandwich

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sandwich

    Sandwich-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 Sandwich

    • Review of Decatur House

      My mother is in Decatur House for respite, and it's been amazing. Her apartment is very comfortable. The only complaint she has is it's just very quiet right now and we're gonna relate that to most... Read more

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