The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Wilbraham, MA for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Wilbraham, MA

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Orchard Valley at Wilbraham

Provides: Assisted Living
2387 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095
"I liked the whole atmosphere of Orchard Valley at Wilbraham. I was greeted well. I went in there before my time was supposed to be and they took good care of me and explained everything to me. The..." 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

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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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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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The Reserve at East Longmeadow

Provides: Assisted Living
741 Parker Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
"I toured The Reserve at East Longmeadow. I like the place, it's very nice. We did not go with them because there's no difference between independent and assisted living, it's the same price. They..." 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

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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

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wilbraham

    Wilbraham is a suburb of the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, which is known as the New England Knowledge Corridor. The city area is home to the historic Springfield Armory, a Titanic museum and eight assisted living facilities (ALFs) to choose from. Two facilities are in Wilbraham itself, and another six are close by. The Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs regulates the policies for these ALFs, which are defined as facilities that provide a supervised residential setting for seniors. Services that may be offered include assistance with daily living, provided meals and medication management. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wilbraham

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

    • Seniors may have difficulty being active all year round due to the climate. The summers are warm, with a high average of 83 degrees in July, but the winters are cold with a low average of 16 degrees and have a heavy snowfall of 43 inches, compared to the national average of 26 inches.

    • Crime rates are low in Wilbraham, so seniors can feel safe. Violent crime is rated at 29.8 out of 100 (1 being the safest), which is low compared to the national average of 31.1. Property crime is rated at 26.7, which is much lower than the national average of 38.1.

    • Seniors can enjoy visiting local shopping centers and running errands easily thanks to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority. The PVTA fixed bus routes are handicap accessible and offer discounted rides to seniors.

    • Seniors living in Wilbraham can explore Wilbraham’s history at the Old Meeting House Museum. Others might like to catch a performance by the Theatre Guild of Hampden at auditoriums in the area. 

    • Seniors with a severe respiratory condition should consider how living in Wilbraham might affect their health. The American Lung Association gave this area a Particle Pollution 24-hour score of A, but on the other hand, the ozone score was poor with a D ranking. 


    Paying for Assisted Living in Wilbraham

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $5,120.00 Suffield
    $4,495.00 Springfield
    $4,100.00 East Longmeadow
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,800.00 Wilbraham
    $3,000.00 West Springfield

    Assisted Living costs in Wilbraham start around $3,800 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 Wilbraham 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 Wilbraham

    Seniors seeking aid for assisted living costs may be eligible through the state’s Medicaid Assisted Living Benefit programs, the Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI-G). Some seniors may also have access to the non-Medicaid Supportive Senior Housing Initiative Program for financial aid.

    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 Wilbraham

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wilbraham

    Wilbraham-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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    Other Options in Wilbraham, MA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Wilbraham

    • Review of Orchard Valley at Wilbraham

      I liked the whole atmosphere of Orchard Valley at Wilbraham. I was greeted well. I went in there before my time was supposed to be and they took good care of me and explained everything to me. The ... Read more

      Gerald
    • Review of Orchard Valley at Wilbraham

      My brother moved into the Orchard Valley at Wilbraham two weeks ago. The place is very, very nice, and he was welcomed very much when he went there by other people, not only the staff but also the ... Read more

      Tom
    • Review of Orchard Valley at Wilbraham

      I liked the Orchard Valley at Wilbraham. The person I interviewed took the time to go through some of the apartments with me. He also took the time to sit down with me, go over different options fo... Read more

      Michael
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