7 Assisted Living Facilities near South Yarmouth, MA

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in South Yarmouth, MA

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Thirwood Place

Provides: Assisted Living
237 N Main St, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
"My mother spent 4 wonderful years at Thirwood before she passed away. She got a new lease on life after she moved in. She was in a beautiful apartment with a second bedroom for visiting family...." More

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Maplewood at Brewster

Provides: Assisted Living
820 Harwich Road, Brewster, MA 02631
"Maplewood at Brewster has been fantastic regarding Assisted Living for my mother. She had lived in assisted living for the past five years. My mother was well cared for and kept safe during the..." More

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Brookdale Cape Cod

Provides: Assisted Living
790 Falmouth Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
"I was very impressed with Brookdale Cape Cod. It looked very, very good, and very well-kept. The staff was very good too. It was a very nice tour experience." More

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Maplewood At Mill Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
164 MA-28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
"Beautiful spacious Modern facility with many amenities and activities. Staff is very dedicated and extremely helpful and caring." More

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Maplewood at Mayflower Place

Provides: Assisted Living
579 Buck Island Road, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
"Maplewood at Mayflower Place was a beautiful facility with very nice staff and residents. It's very clean, very up to date, with great amenities and great services. There wasn't anything we didn't..." More

Heatherwood At Kings Way

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Heatherwood Dr., Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
"Heatherwood at Kings Way has a nice setting. The buildings are clean and attractive. I have friends who live there and they enjoy it. They like the community. The food is good. Assisted living is..." More

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Rehabilitation & Health...

Cape Regency Rehabilitation & Health...

Provides: Assisted Living
120 South Main Street , Centerville, MA 02632
"The caregivers are very good at Brookside Regency. They are on their fourth care director so clearly they have management problems. My mother was in a dementia unit and she was not crazy about the..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in South Yarmouth

    South Yarmouth is one of three villages that make up the community of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, situated along the coast of Cape Cod.  Around 32.4 percent of South Yarmouth's population of 11,000 are seniors aged 62 and older; Yarmouth itself has a population of 23,500, of whom 35.2 percent are over the age of 62. For those seeking assistance with daily living tasks, South Yarmouth is home to 11 assisted living facilities, one of which is in the village itself. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in South Yarmouth

    • Weather in South Yarmouth means cold, snowy winters and mild summers. The proximity to the Atlantic coast may mean storms from the ocean. July high temperatures average 78 degrees, while January lows dip down to an average of 23. Seniors who are sensitive to cold temperatures or have difficulty negotiating icy surfaces may not enjoy living here. 
    • The cost of living in South Yarmouth is 125.8 compared to a U.S. average of 100. Grocery costs and healthcare are fairly close to the national average of 100, at 105.7 and 83. Housing, however, raises the overall cost of living. At 170 compared to the national base of 100, the higher housing costs may affect assisted living prices. 
    • On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the safest, violent crime rates in South Yarmouth are 41.6 compared to the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crimes are also higher, at 40.9 compared to the national average of 38.1. Seniors are advised to use caution and common sense when venturing out. 
    • South Yarmouth is serviced by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, providing fixed route bus services in Yarmouth and around Cape Cod. Seniors over 60 and those with a qualifying disability are eligible for reduced fares. 
    • South Yarmouth is home to world-class medical facilities, including Cape Cod Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Massachusetts does not tax Social Security income, which may leave more money available for assisted living costs. There is a specific state tax exemption for those over 65, as well as several other exemptions for seniors and those with a qualifying disability. 

    Paying for Assisted Living in South Yarmouth

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $6,076.00 Plymouth
    $5,950.00 Sandwich
    $5,935.00 South Yarmouth
    $5,500.00 West Yarmouth
    $5,250.00 Brewster
    $5,095.00 Falmouth
    $4,000.00 US
    $920.00 Hyannis

    Assisted Living costs in South Yarmouth start around $5,935 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 South Yarmouth 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 South Yarmouth

    The State of Massachusetts provides assistance for assisted living room and board through the State Supplement Program (SSP). This offers assisted living supplemental payments depending on the individual's living arrangements. It's called an SSI-G. SSI-G beneficiaries use the benefit to buy room and board in assisted living. The program is income-based and open to all who qualify. 

    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 South Yarmouth

    South Yarmouth 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 South Yarmouth, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in South Yarmouth

    South Yarmouth-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 South Yarmouth

    • Review of Thirwood Place

      I visited Thirwood Place for my father, and it was quite impressive. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I saw a two-bedroom in the assisted living portion, and it was very nice and clean. The... Read more

    • Review of Thirwood Place

      My mother is at Thirwood Place. It's very well managed, clean, and well laid out. The staff has been very helpful, and they've been very protective during this period of COVID-19. Right now, all th... Read more

    • Review of Thirwood Place

      My mother spent 4 wonderful years at Thirwood before she passed away. She got a new lease on life after she moved in. She was in a beautiful apartment with a second bedroom for visiting family. Sh... Read more

      Marcy S.
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