36 Assisted Living Facilities near Tewksbury, MA
With an average cost of $5,449 in Tewksbury, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Tewksbury, MA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Tewksbury
Tewksbury, a suburb of Lowell, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest Colonial settlements, with a rich Pre-Revolutionary history stretching back to the 1630s, and it has a population of 31,000, 18 percent of whom are retirees aged 65 and older. As these seniors age, many of them will need accommodations in assisted living.
To house these individuals, Tewksbury is home to two assisted living communities. Assisted living facilities in Tewksbury, as in all of Massachusetts, are licensed and regulated by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Stipulations include certification for staff and around the clock access to nursing care.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tewksbury
Weather in Tewksbury means warm, mild summers and cold winters with lots of snow and ice. Seniors who have health conditions aggravated by colder temperatures or mobility challenges may be uncomfortable in the winter, as January lows dip into the teens. For seniors sensitive to high heat, however, summers may bring relief, with July temperatures rarely reaching into the high 80s.
Cost of living in Tewksbury is 142, compared to the national baseline of 100. Housing costs, more than double the U.S. average, may cause assisted living fees to increase, as these homes may have higher operating costs. Healthcare costs, important to seniors over 65, are notably lower than the U.S. average, at 82 compared to 100.
- Crime rates in the United States are measured on a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the safest. Tewksbury's violent crime rate is 15, compared to the U.S. average of 23, while property crimes are 21 compared to the average of 35.
- Massachusetts does not tax Social Security income, which may help Tewksbury residents better afford assisted living. Further tax credits include one specifically for those older than 65, as well as certain disabilities and other qualifications, which may help seniors stretch a limited budget.
- Tewksbury is home to world-class medical facilities, including Tewksbury Hospital and Lowell General Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Tewksbury residents have access to the Lowell Regional Transit Authority's light rail and bus lines. Seniors aged 60 and older, as well as those with a qualifying disability, may be eligible for reduced fares. Paratransport and dial-a-ride services are also available for this group.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Tewksbury
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Tewksbury start around $5,449 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 Tewksbury 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 Tewksbury
Seniors in Tewksbury, as in all of Massachusetts, may be eligible for state supplements for assisted living in addition to federal aid. The State Supplement Program (SSP) offers assisted living supplemental payments depending on the individual's living arrangements. This is referred to as 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.
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 Tewksbury
Tewksbury 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 Tewksbury, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tewksbury
Tewksbury-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 Tewksbury
Review of Bayberry at Emerald Court
Everyone of the staff at BayBerry have been amazing and supportive of my Mom's needs since the first day we visited. The Marketing Director, Michelle took the time to visit my Mom for the intake a... Read more
Review of Bayberry at Emerald Court
Bayberry at Emerald Court is a very attractive facility. My mom's care and resources are excellent. The residents are outstanding. I couldn't say enough good things about it. They have two-bedroom ... Read more
Review of Blaire House of Tewksbury
We chose Blaire House of Tewksbury because we had the lowest number of memory care patients on the floor. We thought that they provided a little bit more personalized care because it was a small gr... Read more