40 Assisted Living Facilities near Waltham, MA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Waltham, MA

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Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Cr...

Provides: Assisted Living
126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451
"Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings is excellent. They're the No. 1 choice on my list. They went out of their way to deal with the rehab center for my uncle. They have really extended..." More

Meadow Green Rehabilitation and Nursi...

Provides: Assisted Living
45 Woburn Street, Waltham, MA 02452
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Leland Home

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Newton St, Waltham, MA 02453

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Maplewood at Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
"The Staff was extremely friendly and courteous to every member of my family that came to visit my grandmother during her stay. She still raves about staff still months after her stay. The..." More

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Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA 02135
"I went to Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle. It was very high end, it had that high-end feeling definitely, it was definitely for people with money. The rooms were small. It was stellar in upkeep...." More

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Atria Longmeadow Place

Provides: Assisted Living
42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
"BERNADETTE D. is an aide who is very pleasant and most helpful. My wife says that Bernadette gives the best showers. Both my wife and I take an abundance of pills at various times of the day...." More

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Sunrise of Wayland

Provides: Assisted Living
285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778
"Sunrise of Wayland had a higher staff ratio and a different philosophy than some of the other places which appealed to me. It had a lot of independence for the residents and a very homey atmosphere..." More
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Evans Park at Newton Corner

Provides: Assisted Living
430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
"I toured Evans Park at Newton Corner. I liked it a lot. The staff is typically there like seven years average, and that is important. It is a lively space with lots of activities. You have your..." More

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Wingate Residences at Needham

Provides: Assisted Living
235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494
"My parents will be moving to The Residences at Wingate. It's a relatively new place at only three years old. It has a very nice, clean feeling, a lot of lights, very open, and on the smaller side...." More

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The Residence at Watertown Square

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"My mother was a here for assisted living. The facility is clean and bright, the food is good, and there are lots of activities for the diverse residents --- some still very active, others more..." More

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Springhouse Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
44-46 Allandale Street, Boston, MA 02130
"We chose Springhouse for Mom because it's very close to our home, and the people were very nice. It wasn't the cheapest or the most expensive. It would be a good fit for her. The staff was very..." More
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Providence House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
"I liked Providence House Assisted Living. It was bright, and it was accessible. There was parking there. The staff was very nice. It's very clean. I was surprised by how bright it was. It didn't..." More

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Scandinavian Living Center

Provides: Assisted Living
206 Waltham St, West Newton, MA 02465
"Scandinavian Living Center was an absolutely lovely facility. Great staff, beautiful, lots of recreational and educational opportunities, and good food. It had beautiful rooms, small, intimate..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Sunrise of Arlington MA

Provides: Assisted Living
1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
"I toured Sunrise of Arlington MA. It was in an older neighborhood, but it was still very nice inside. The lady who gave me the tour was lovely, she was very helpful. In the dining area, the people..." More
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The Falls at Cordingly Dam

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA ...
"We went to The Falls at Cordingly Dam. We looked at both assisted living and memory care. It was beautiful, it felt like home, and it was a very warm place. All the nursing staff reached out and..." More

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Brigham House

Provides: Assisted Living
341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"My father has been in Brigham House for about a week now. It's just perfect, and they are incredibly helpful. I was looking for an economical alternative in Massachusetts, and Brigham House accepts..." More

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The Residence at Boylston Place

Provides: Assisted Living
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..." More

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Sophia Snow Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1205-1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
"Sophia Snow Place is all inclusive, so Mom has assistance with anything she needs. She has meal choices, 3 times a day plus the pastry cart in the morning, help with showering and meds, does yoga..." More

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Sunrise of Newton

Provides: Assisted Living
431 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458
"I like Sunrise of Newton. I like the openness of the hallways and the elevators. Because it's new, they were able to have more space. They took time to follow up and answer my questions. They have..." More
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Waterstone at Wellesley

Provides: Assisted Living
27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
"Epoch is a very clean and nice facility. It's expensive, but I know it's a first class facility although I don't really know well enough to have a detailed opinion of the place. " More

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Traditions of Wayland

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
"I loved everything about Traditions; the staff was very warm, caring, and aware of the residents. I really liked the space provided, I was impressed with the menu, and they had great activities. I..." More

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The Gables at Winchester

Provides: Assisted Living
299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890
"The Gables at Winchester went above and beyond to provide a wonderful experience for my family. My mother-in-law was a resident here. We looked at 4-5 properties, but finally chose this one. ..." More

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Wingate Residences at Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
75 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
"The staff at Epoch has been phenomenal. They have gone out of their way to be present every day in my mother's life, from physical care to encouraging her to engage in activities making a point of..." More

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Brightview Arlington

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474
"Brightview Arlington was very nice. The rooms were also nice. They had an exercise class, a Catholic mass, activities for gathering in the living room where a lot of people were there all the time,..." More

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Landmark at Longwood

Provides: Assisted Living
63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
"The marketing manager at Landmark at Longwood was very detailed. She explained everything to me, including prices. She answered my questions and toured me around. I like everything except the size..." More

Visiting Nurse Assisted Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144
"My mother moved to the VNA Residence on Lowell Street a bit over two years ago and the sparkle has returned to her eyes and spirit thanks to the care and respect and beauty that surrounds her..." More

Newbridge on The Charles

Provides: Assisted Living
7000 Great Meadow Road , Dedham, MA 02026
"NewBridge on the Charles was very nice. I toured several others; this was the nicest one I've seen, and I liked it the best. Everything about it was nice. The rooms were well organized and in good..." More

Visiting Nurse Association Senior Liv...

Provides: Assisted Living
405 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville, MA 02144
"My parents have moved in to Visiting Nurse Association. Their building is fairly new and it's very clean. Their apartment is very small, but it has a walk-in bathroom and kitchenette. We went there..." More

Winchester Mount Vernon House

Provides: Assisted Living
110 Mount Vernon Street, Winchester, MA 01890
"Visiting the Mount Vernon House was very pleasureable experience for me. Every part of the building is in pristine condition. It looks more like a luxury hotel than an assisted living facility...." More

Goddard House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline, MA 02445
"Goddard House in Brookline is very nice, but it's too expensive for us. The tour was very good. Everybody we met was very informative. They asked us questions; we asked them questions. They have a..." More

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Brightview Country Club Heights

Provides: Assisted Living
3 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801
"My mom is at Brightview Country Club Heights. The place, as expected, has nice accommodations. The common areas are pleasantly appointed, and my mom's apartment is very spacious. The staff is..." More

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Carriage House at Lee’s Farm

Provides: Assisted Living
134 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
"I like Carriage House at Lee’s Farm very much. They had very nice rooms and very friendly staff. The dining area looked good. The rooms looked good. It was a warm nice atmosphere. I would recommend..." More

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Cadbury Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
66 Sherman Street , Cambridge, MA 02140
"I chose Cadbury Commons for my friend because of its location, it's clientele, its reputation, and I knew someone who is there, but it's not the least expensive from the ones I looked at. Their..." More

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Youville Place

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Pelham Rd., Lexington, MA 02421
"My mother-in-law is at Youville Place. The staff is very professional. They're very engaged with the people who are there. They're very good staff. Both its layout and its upkeep are really, really..." More

Whitney Place at Natick

Provides: Assisted Living
3 Vision Drive, Route 9W, Natick, MA 01760
"I am blown away by the level of care and deliberative memory care activities at Whitney Place assisted living memory care. They have THREE dedicated recreational activities staff with activities..." More

Youville House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
"Youville is the one that I like very much. It's a good place. Our visit there was fine. The facility was beautifully appointed. It was very new and it had a homey feeling. They did have very good..." More

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New Horizons at Choate

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Warren Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801
"New Horizons at Choate is a not-for-profit retirement community located in a residential neighborhood near Woburn's Horn Pond and offering independent and assisted living. Sponsored by Cummings..." More

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Wingate Healthcare

Provides: Assisted Living
63 Kendrick Street, Needham, MA 02494
"Wingate is a lovely place. It's brand new and the people there are very easy to work with, very friendly and very helpful. They're going to do a very good job. I'm a nurse and I know some of the..." More

Golda Meir House

Provides: Assisted Living
160 Stanton Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
"The Golda Meir House was an excellent assisted living facility for my grandmother. Although she moved away from her close friends, several states away, in order to live near her children and..." More

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Courtyard Nursing Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Governors Ave, Medford, MA 02155
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Waltham

    Waltham, Massachusetts, is a historic city located just outside of Boston. In the mid-1800s, the Waltham Watch Company became the first American company to mass produce pocket watches. The company’s success earned Waltham the nickname “Watch City.” The city has just over 60,000 residents, and approximately 13% are seniors. Within city limits, there are three assisted living facilities, and another 36 are located nearby.

    Waltham’s assisted living facilities, like those in the rest of the state, are licensed by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Waltham

    • There are many arts and culture opportunities for Waltham seniors. They can visit the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation to learn about the area’s role in the Industrial Revolution. The city’s famous watch factory is now home to an upscale restaurant. Nearby Boston is home to more historical attractions, including the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum.
    • Compared to other similarly sized cities across the country, Waltham has a low crime rate. Residents of this city have a 1 in 77 chance of becoming a victim of a property or violent crime. Seniors who want to live in a safe, small city may choose to relocate to Waltham.
    • The Waltham area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mass General Waltham, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • While the state is known for its high cost of living, Waltham is expensive even by Massachusetts standards. The city’s seniors will encounter housing prices that are over three times the national average. Other budget items, such as transportation and groceries, are also pricier in this city.
    • Seniors who dislike winter weather conditions may prefer to retire elsewhere. In Waltham, an average of 50 inches of snow falls each year, nearly twice the U.S. average. Winter lows can drop into the teens.
    • The American Lung Association ranks the Boston-Worcester-Providence metropolitan area among the top 50 most polluted cities for two air quality measures: high ozone days and annual particle pollution. Seniors with respiratory conditions may prefer to live somewhere with cleaner air.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Waltham

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $6,602.00 Weston
    $6,107.00 Newton
    $6,105.00 Watertown
    $5,872.00 Brighton
    $5,779.00 Arlington
    $5,200.00 Cambridge
    $4,635.00 Waltham
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Waltham start around $4,635 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 Waltham 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 Waltham

    MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program, supports a waiver that may help low-income seniors pay for care in assisted living residences. Waltham seniors who live in these facilities may be eligible for additional financial support from the Massachusetts State Supplement Program.

    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 Waltham

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Waltham

    Waltham-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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    Assisted Living near Waltham, MA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Waltham

    • Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

      I went to visit Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings. I like almost everything about the facility. What I could see, I was pleased about it. I met one staff and I talked to the manager. He ... Read more

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    • Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

      My mother stayed at Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings for one month. The staff was very nice, helpful and kind. She just ended up needing more assistance than they were able to provide a... Read more

      Debbie
    • Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

      We went to Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings. It was very nice. The location is great. The staff is very friendly and outgoing. The facility is quite nice. They are able to offer an outd... Read more

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