The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in West Springfield, MA for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in West Springfield, MA

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Landmark at Monastery Heights

Provides: Assisted Living
110 Monastery Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089
"Landmark at Monastery Heights was very clean and neat. The staff was very accommodating and the person who toured us was a wealth of information, very cooperative, and helpful. She understands my..." More

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Caring Star 2022

The Wellington at Springfield

Provides: Assisted Living
942 Grayson Dr, Springfield, MA 01119
"Beautiful grounds. I enjoyed touring the place. Friendly employees." More

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Caring Star 2019

Keystone Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
460 West Street, Ludlow, MA 01056
"Keystone Commons was very lovely and very clean. Everything was beautiful and well-kept. The staff was very kind, very engaging, considerate, and understanding. All the residents seemed to be in..." More

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Caring Star 2022

The Reserve at East Longmeadow

Provides: Assisted Living
741 Parker Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
"The Reserve at East Longmeadow was absolutely beautiful, we toured both the memory care unit and the regular assisted living facility. There was a woman there by the name of Kayla who was very,..." More

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Southwick Village

Provides: Assisted Living
802 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077
"Southwick Village is a senior living community, in the heart of historic New England, that celebrates the simple joy that comes with carefree living. The safety and security of community. The..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Suffield by the River

Provides: Assisted Living
7 Canal Road, Suffield, CT 06078
"My parents moved into Suffield by the River. My mom's in assisted living, and my dad's in independent living. Their activities are all exemplary. The staff was excellent. They have beautiful..." More

The Arbors at Westfield

Provides: Assisted Living
40 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085
"My mother is at The Arbors at Westfield. It's very good. The facility is clean and they offered many activities. They have bingo, they have therapy dogs, outings to different venues, games, and..." More

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Heritage Woods

Provides: Assisted Living
462 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001
"My mom has moved into Heritage Woods. The staff is knowledgeable and caring. From the executive director to the nursing staff to the aides, they have all helped my mom and made her feel welcome..." More

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Ruth's House

Provides: Assisted Living
780 Converse Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106
"We have chosen Ruth's House for my mom, and she will move in. I loved this facility. I found them to be friendly, and I thought the food was good. The facility was clean. I just loved that they had..." More

River Mills Assisted Living at Chicop...

Provides: Assisted Living
7 River Mills Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020
"River Mills Assisted Living was very beautiful and brand new. They've got beautiful rooms and friendly staff. The food smelled good, and they had tons of activities. They were planting in flower..." More

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East Village Place

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Benton Dr, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
"I liked East Village Place very much and the lady that took us around was nice. The rooms were just too small because it would be for two people. It's a cozy place and it's well kept. They had an..." More

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Mason Wright

Provides: Assisted Living
74 Walnut St., Springfield, MA 01105
"We chose Mason Wright for my mother, and she's set to move in there. We toured it in person, and it's beautiful, everything you could ever want. It's nice and pretty, sunny, and they've got a lot..." More

The Arbors at Chicopee

Provides: Assisted Living
929 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA 01020
"I toured The Arbors Assisted Living at Chicopee and I thought it was fantastic. It was very clean, the staff you see there were in there checking on the patients and just talking to them in..." More

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Life Care Center Of Wilbraham

Provides: Assisted Living
2399 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095
"My grandmother was at this facility initially for short term rehab. The nursing staff was pleasant most of the time and the physical therapist was phenomenal but overall we had a very bad..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in West Springfield

    West Springfield, incorporated in 1774, lies along the Westfield and Connecticut rivers and is the site of Storrowton, a recreated early New England village. Seniors in the West Springfield area can explore the charm of Old New England and choose from 43 assisted living facilities (ALFs) to call home. The policies and regulations for ALFs throughout the state are governed by the Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs. ALFs are defined as facilities that provide a supervised residential setting for seniors and offer assistance with daily living. They may also offer services such as prepared meals, social activities and medication management.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Springfield

    • The West Springfield area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mercy Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

    • West Springfield is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.

    • The climate in West Springfield has pleasant summers and chilly winters. The average high temperature in July is 83 degrees, and the average low temperature in January is 16 degrees. Seniors with limited mobility may have difficulty in the winter months due to heavy snowfall of 46 inches per year, which is 20 inches more than the national average.

    • Violent crime is rated at 56.6 out of 100 (1 being the safest), which is higher than the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crime is rated at 54.9, also higher than the U.S. average of 38.1. Seniors and their loved ones may feel unsafe living in this area.

    • Seniors with severe asthma or bronchial conditions may have complications living in West Springfield. While the American Lung Association gave Hampden County a Particle Pollution 24-hour score of A, its ozone score received a poor grade of D.

    • West Springfield has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Council on Aging, an organization that provides meals, outreach and recreation to seniors, and there are three other senior centers in the area. 

    Paying for Assisted Living in West Springfield

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $5,120.00 Suffield
    $4,684.00 East Longmeadow
    $4,495.00 Springfield
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,800.00 Wilbraham
    $3,000.00 West Springfield

    Assisted Living costs in West Springfield start around $3,000 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 West Springfield 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 West Springfield

    Seniors who are eligible may apply for and receive financial aid for assisted living costs through the state’s Medicaid programs, the Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI-G). Seniors are also able to apply for the non-Medicaid Supportive Senior Housing Initiative Program for assisted living costs.  

    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 West Springfield

    West Springfield 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 West Springfield, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Springfield

    West Springfield-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 West Springfield

    • Review of Landmark at Monastery Heights

      I toured Landmark At Monastery Heights. It was horrible, I didn't care for the place at all. The rooms were very small, it was very dark, it was old, and it was very rundown. The residents seemed v... Read more

    • Review of Landmark at Monastery Heights

      Landmark at Monastery Heights was very clean and neat. The staff was very accommodating and the person who toured us was a wealth of information, very cooperative, and helpful. She understands my s... Read more

    • Review of Landmark at Monastery Heights

      Landmark at Monastery Heights looks like more of a place for living than a warehouse for dying. I just had a positive impression of it. The staff was engaging with the residents. The place smelled ... Read more

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