54 Assisted Living Facilities near Watertown, MA

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Watertown, MA

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Brigham House

Provides: Assisted Living
341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"Brigham House is in a residential area, which is two blocks from my mother's house. We went in, and we enjoyed everything. We talked to the people living there, and they seemed to really like the..." More

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The Residence at Watertown Square

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"I have had lunch several times at the Residence at Watertown Square with my friends who sold their home and moved there, and they are really happy with it. The food was very good. It was very..." More

52 Assisted Living Facilities near Watertown, MA

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Sunrise of Burlington MA

Provides: Assisted Living
24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
"My mother is at Sunrise of Burlington right now. Our experience has been good. The rooms, the staff, services, the food, and the dining setup is good. The dining room is restaurant style. She's on..." More

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Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA 02135
"My wife moved in to the memory unit of Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle, but now she has moved to the traditional/assisted living unit. It's excellent and very clean. The staff is very nice, and..." 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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Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

Provides: Assisted Living
615 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
"Wingate at Chestnut Hill was very nice and had a very nice feel. It's a smaller place and with great common areas. We saw several apartments that were very nice. The staff was great. They had a..." More

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Evans Park at Newton Corner

Provides: Assisted Living
430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
"Evans Park did not look like a cookie cutter copy of all the other assisted living facilities we’ve seen. It’s a unique building. I liked that there seemed to be a piano concert and lively people..." 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
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Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Cr...

Provides: Assisted Living
126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451
"Benchmark Waltham Crossings was very nice and had a nice layout, beautiful rooms, and a nice location. They had an outdoor courtyard with grills. They had entertainment for them, like singers and..." More

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Maplewood at Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
"Spacious, clean, beautiful rooms. The residents and staff are wonderful here. The staff at Weston are very helpful and would do anything for their residents. The residents enjoy going on outings,..." More

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Providence House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
"I was able to visit Providence House, and the experience was very positive. It has a steel feel to it. No frills. I met their marketing personnel. I had lunch there, and the food was excellent. I..." More

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Sophia Snow Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1205-1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
"Sophia Snow Place is a very nice place. I had lunch, and the food was excellent. The director showed me around. They served all your meals and had high-quality stuff. The place was immaculate, and..." More

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Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown

Provides: Assisted Living
9 W School Street, Boston, MA 02129
"I really love Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown. It's very homey and very quaint. If we get my mother in a place, I would like her there. It's a very nice company. I was impressed because most of..." More

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Atria Longmeadow Place

Provides: Assisted Living
42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
"The residents at Atria Longmeadow Place are all very friendly. I've eaten there a couple of times and in the eating area, the people are chatting, laughing, and having a good time. The staff is..." More

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Sunrise of Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
135 North Avenue (Route 117), Weston, MA 02493
"I toured Sunrise of Weston. I had something there to eat and the staff who assisted me was terrific. The food and everything there was superb and the people who helped me were phenomenal. All their..." More

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Cadbury Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
66 Sherman Street , Cambridge, MA 02140
"We’re in Cadbury Commons. They offer mixed independent and assisted-living because my wife needs assisted living. The staff is wonderful; they are very friendly, very courteous, and competent, and..." More

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Sunrise of Arlington MA

Provides: Assisted Living
1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
"My mom is at Sunrise, and we love it. They are wonderful. I went to a number of them, and that one is the best. I like their program and their care for dementia patients. My mom is in a..." 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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The Falls at Cordingly Dam

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA ...
"I went and visited The Falls at Cordingly Dam. That's the place I like for my parents. Basically what I like about it was if somebody is not totally like needing memory care, they have an assisted..." More

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Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801
"I chose Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn for my dad because I like the location; it's right off the highway. I like the people. They all seemed very friendly. I also like the whole activities..." More

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Prospect House

Provides: Assisted Living
420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151
"I recently toured this facility. I found the staff very attentive and the experience enjoyable . It seemed as though it was very close knit and the residents and staff were harmonious in their..." More

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Susan Bailis Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
"I visited Susan Bailis. That place was to die for with a cute setup. The room was a one-bedroom with a living room. The people were very nice. The sitting area was very quaint, and it smelled good..." 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

North Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
865 Central Ave, Needham, MA 02492
"I have been in North Hill for five years now, and I'm very pleased with it. It's been a great experience, and the level of care is outstanding. I don't have any complaints or concerns at all...." 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

Goddard House

Provides: Assisted Living
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline, MA 02445
"My father is at Goddard House. It's beautiful, nice, and clean. The care is good, and the people are very nice and very helpful. They have quite exciting programs which is nice. They have a spa,..." More

The Estates on Admiral�s Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150
"I am living in Coheen Florence Levine Estate. They have a snack bar, and there's brewed coffee, tea, and pastries during the day. There a room we go into for activities. You may have snacks in your..." More

The Residence at Melrose Station

Provides: Assisted Living
158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
"The Residence at Melrose Station was extremely luxurious. It just opened and it's like a 5-star hotel. It was beautiful. It was on the pricier side, but when they first opened they were offering..." 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

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The Linden at Dedham

Provides: Assisted Living
391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026
"When I visited my cousin I was really impressed with the place and all the activities going on. All the people living there seemed happy and interested in the game they were playing. We had a..." More

Visiting Nurse Senior Living

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

Leonard Florence Center for Living

Provides: Assisted Living
165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150

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Atria Maplewood Place

Provides: Assisted Living
295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
"I liked Atria very much, the building itself was very well maintained, and it would be very convenient for us. The staff seemed very pleasant and knowledgeable. The rooms looked beautiful and very..." 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

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

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Brightview Country Club Heights

Provides: Assisted Living
3 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801
"We visited Brightview Country Club Heights. It was very open and welcoming. The staff there was incredibly kind. They went over the top. They showed us the place. The manager sat down and talked to..." More

Life Care Center of Stoneham

Provides: Assisted Living
25 Woodland Road , Stoneham, MA 02180
"The service at Life Care Center of Stoneham Assisted Living is one of a kind. The staff here treat you like family. We are more than just residents we are one big family. The Meals are great and..." More

Neville Place

Provides: Assisted Living
650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
"We chose Neville Place because they have good security. The staff is caring, and the place has a good feel. My mother joins their activities, and they take their residents out a lot. More..." More

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Brightview Arlington

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474
"Brightview Arlington was beautiful and clean. I loved it. The staff was very kind and generous. The location was lovely. If I could afford to live there, I would find it very comfortable. " More

The Arbors at Stoneham

Provides: Assisted Living
140 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
"The Arbors at Stoneham is a very nice place, and I'm very impressed with the people there. We made an appointment, we went there and saw the place, and toured the building. I was very impressed..." More

Youville House Assisted Living Residence

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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Cooperative Elder Services at Youvill...

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Pelham Rd., Lexington, MA 02421
"Youville Place was a very expensive but excellent place, and I know it has a good reputation. It’s a very high end place, so it’s quite lovely. They have a chapel and masses -- which is quite good...." More

The Cambridge Homes

Provides: Assisted Living
360 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
"I was able to eat at The Cambridge Homes and can say that the food is very good. The dining area seemed very nice. The service was very good, too. The staff and management seemed very good. " 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

Compass on the Bay Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1380 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02127
"i am 70 ys old after my wife demise my grandson convinced me to shift to ol age home as i was not able to daily chores, was difficult for me to accept his advice but then i thought it is god for me..." More

Katzman Family Center for Living

Provides: Assisted Living
17 Lafayette Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150

Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Ce...

Provides: Assisted Living
289 Elm St, Everett, MA 02149
"The several times I visited the facility I tried to get as much information about her treatments, her assisted living nurse and her medications. The first time I visited the facility I noticed..." More

Meadow Green Nursing and Rehabilitation

Provides: Assisted Living
45 Woburn St, Waltham, MA 02452

Foley Senior Residences (Assisted Liv...

Provides: Assisted Living
249 River St., Mattapan, MA 02126

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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

Leland Home

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

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Compass on the Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
1380 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02127
"ou want the best for your family and when the telltale signs of memory loss are revealed, finding the right answer can be challenging… until your family finds your way to Compass on the Bay...." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Watertown

    Founded in 1630, Watertown was one of the first Massachusetts Bay Colony settlements, and once had a population greater than Boston. The area is now home to more than 34,500 residents, 16% of whom are aged 65 and older, and may require assistance with daily activities.

    In municipalities across Massachusetts, including Watertown, communities known as Assisted Living Residences (ALRs) provide this type of care for seniors. There are 50 ALRs located in Watertown and its surrounding communities, all of which are licensed by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA).

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Watertown

    • As safety can be a concern for older residents, seniors may be comforted by Watertown's low crime rates. On a scale to 100, which represents high crime, the town receives a 12 for violent crime and 20.8 for property crime. These rates are far lower than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively.
    • Budget-conscious seniors may need to plan their finances carefully when choosing to settle in Watertown. At 171.5, the overall cost of living is higher than both the U.S. national average of 100 and the statewide average of 139.
    • The Watertown area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mt. Auburn Hospital, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, McLean Hospital and Newton /Wellesley Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • While seasonal temperatures are slightly warmer in Watertown than many other Massachusetts areas, winters can still be harsh. On average, 53 inches of snowfall is expected annually, and temperatures can drop to 19 degrees.
    • Watertown has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Watertown Council on Aging, an organization that focuses on helping the town's older residents stay connected to the community through social, health, educational, recreational, advocacy and support programs, as well as a senior center.
      • Several transportation options are available to help seniors get around Watertown. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) offers a pass that entitles seniors to reduced fares on its bus, subway and rail services, as well as a door-to-door program for those who can't use regular services. The city's Council on Aging also offers transportation services to take seniors to medical appointments, as well as a shuttle to take seniors grocery shopping.

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


      Paying for Assisted Living in Watertown

      Average Monthly Costs

      Cities in Massachusetts

      $5,770.00 Arlington
      $5,700.00 Newton
      $5,500.00 Watertown
      $5,255.00 Brighton
      $5,200.00 Cambridge
      $4,000.00 US
      $3,200.00 Waltham

      Assisted Living costs in Watertown start around $5,500 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 Watertown 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 Watertown

      The Medicaid State Plan in Massachusetts covers the costs associated with assisted living services for many residences through several waiver programs, including the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. An optional state supplement (OSS) is available for low-income seniors to help supplement the cost of room and board at ALRs.

      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 Watertown

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


      Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Watertown

      Watertown-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 Watertown

      • Review of Brigham House

        Brigham House seemed very nice and very appealing. I was looking for a short-term stay for a month or so, but they required a longer term, so it didn't fit with what I was looking for. I would've p... Read more

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      • Review of The Residence at Watertown Square

        I have had lunch several times at the Residence at Watertown Square with my friends who sold their home and moved there, and they are really happy with it. The food was very good. It was very tasty... Read more

        Charles
      • Review of The Residence at Watertown Square

        Great community, the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Amazing food as well! Read more

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