The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Wayland, MA for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Wayland, MA

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Caring Star 2015

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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The Residence at Paine Estates

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
"I loved everything about them; 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 only..." 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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Maplewood at Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
"Maplewood is a lovely, warm and inviting assisted living facility. My mother-in-law moved into Maplewood about three months ago and we have been so impressed with every aspect of the community. The..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Brookdale Cushing Park

Provides: Assisted Living
300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702
"My mother has been in Brookdale Cushing Park for over four years now, and she loves the people there, but she needs additional assistance than she can get in assisted living. The overall experience..." More

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Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Cr...

Provides: Assisted Living
126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451
"We went to look at Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings. The people who met up with us were all very nice. They were willing to answer any questions. They were very friendly and gave us a..." More

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Caring Star 2022

Mary Ann Morse at Heritage

Provides: Assisted Living
747 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701
"I liked Heritage at Framingham Senior Living a lot. It's a very nice and friendly place. The staff was very nice. I liked the common rooms a lot. The dining area, the living rooms, the outdoor..." 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 Branches of Framingham

Provides: Assisted Living
518 Pleasant Street, Framingham, MA 01701
"The tour at The Branches of Framingham was excellent, and the lady that was running it was excellent. The staff was friendly, courteous, and very welcoming. We got to taste the food and we got to..." 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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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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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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Orchard Hill - Sudbury

Provides: Assisted Living
761 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
"Orchard Hill was just top notch; I loved absolutely everything about it. The rooms were nice, the dining area was very nice too, and I only had raving reviews for everything about it. The value was..." 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

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

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

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

Carmel Terrace Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
933 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wayland

    Wayland is a quiet, peaceful community located in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. The town prides itself on its efforts to preserve of natural resources and local history. Its population as of July 2017 is 13,954, and 17.8 percent of these residents are age 65 or over. To accommodate this population of seniors, there are 20 assisted living communities, known as Assisted Living Residences (ALRs), in the Wayland area.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wayland

    • The weather in Wayland is relatively comfortable year-round. The area averages around 201 sunny days a year, which offer plenty of outdoor opportunities for seniors. Winters are cold and snowy in Wayland, as they are in much of New England. Wayland receives an average of 48 inches of snow each year, and the average low in January is around 16 degrees. 
    • The cost of living in Wayland is more expensive than many other regions of Massachusetts, and seniors may want to keep this in mind as they consider their assisted living budgets. On a cost of living index where 100 is the national average, the cost of living in Wayland is almost twice that at 199. This is much higher than the Massachusetts average of 139. Housing is the biggest factor in cost of living differences: Wayland's housing score is 400, about twice the Massachusetts average of 210.
    • Crime is extraordinarily low in Wayland, so seniors can have peace of mind and safely live in this community. Violent crime in Wayland ranks at 12.5 and property crime at 9.1 on a scale of one (low crime) to 100 (high crime). These numbers are well below the national averages, state averages and Boston-Cambridge-Metro area crime rate averages.
    • Wayland has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Council on Aging, an organization that provides programs and outreach services on behalf of Wayland seniors to help enhance their quality of life.
    • The Wayland area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Framingham Union Hospital, part of MetroWest Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Massachusetts is considered to be relatively tax-friendly towards retirees. Income from Social Security and public pension funds are tax exempt, but retirement income from other accounts, including 401ks, IRAs and private pensions are fully taxed at the state income tax rate of 5.1 percent.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Wayland

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $9,385.00 Wellesley
    $8,022.00 Weston
    $6,516.00 Newton
    $6,375.00 Needham
    $5,612.00 Wayland
    $4,688.00 Framingham
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,545.00 Waltham

    Assisted Living costs in Wayland start around $5,612 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 Wayland 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 Wayland

    Medicaid's State Plan in Massachusetts, called MassHealth, pays for services in Assisted Living Residences but not room and board.

    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 Wayland

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wayland

    Wayland-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 Wayland

    • Review of Sunrise of Wayland

      Go here if you like a dingy environment and simpleton food. The food is reminiscent of cafeteria food for elementary school kids. The place has a dingy feel. It's unclear how old the rugs are. The... Read more

      Bethany Carr
    • Review of Sunrise of Wayland

      The rooms at the Sunrise of Wayland were way too small. The closet was tiny. The menu was awful. They said that a barber comes in about once a week. The facility is very old. It's very depressing. ... Read more

    • Review of Sunrise of Wayland

      My mother moved into Sunrise of Wayland. It's a positive experience. They have a restaurant-style dining area, they take care of the meds for my mother, they come in and clean the room in a reasona... Read more

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