20 Assisted Living Facilities near Worcester, MA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Worcester, MA

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Caring Star 2022

Dodge Park Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
101 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01606
"Dodge Park is a very clean facility and all the staff members are friendly and very caring. " More

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Caring Star 2022

Oasis At Dodge Park

Provides: Assisted Living
102 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01606
"The staff are absolutely wonderful. They treat my mom with the utmost respect. They are wonderful with her, very caring. She loves all the acttrbey have, they keep her very busy." More

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Tatnuck Park at Worcester

Provides: Assisted Living
340 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602
"I went to Tatnuck Park at Worcester. It was a beautiful facility, and the staff was very friendly. They had beautiful rooms. I like the layout a lot. Some of the hallways are a little smaller, and..." More

The Willows at Worcester

Provides: Assisted Living
101 Barry Road, Worcester, MA 01609
"At The Willows at Worcester, the rooms were extremely nice, and the place looked very nice. We liked everything about it. It was large, well kept, and relatively new. The lady that showed us around..." More

Notre Dame du Lac

Provides: Assisted Living
555 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01605
"Notre Dame is a topnotch facility. It's an excellent place. My friend is there and he is now considering it his home and he is very happy there. Everybody was so welcoming and all of them are..." More

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Eisenberg Assisted Living Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
631 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609
"We chose the Eisenberg because it was nearby. The people there all seemed wonderful and happy. We did a lot of research, and we liked the space of the secure memory unit. " More

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Christopher Heights of Worcester

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Mary Scano Drive, Worcester, MA 01605
"This place seems like a sincere senior Care facility. No place that I know of has so many pleasant personalities. The activities keep many of the residents active. They cheer eachother on filling..." More

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Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury...

Provides: Assisted Living
311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
"Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings was very clean and very cheerful. The lady that was the representative there was very helpful. She had a lot of good points and she explained..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Golden Pond Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
50 W Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
"I have to start out by saying that the situation with my mom was fluid and we were not getting a lot of information from the hospital she was admitted to. It was evident, based on the situation,..." More

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Brookdale Eddy Pond East

Provides: Assisted Living
669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501
"My father only lived at Brookdale Eddy Pond East for a few days. It's a beautiful place. He just didn't do well there, which wasn't their fault. They did a wonderful job. They were great. They're a..." More

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The Residence At Orchard Grove

Provides: Assisted Living
258 Walnut St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
"The Residence at Orchard Grove is a beautiful facility. The food is available 24/7 if you want to eat and it's been very easy and a very wonderful experience for my father. There's a refrigerator,..." More

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Brookdale Eddy Pond West

Provides: Assisted Living
669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501
"I toured Brookdale Eddy Pond West and had a long interview with Melissa, who was giving the tour and doing the outreach. I asked her lots of questions, and she asked me a lot of questions too. It..." More

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Corcoran House

Provides: Assisted Living
40 Walnut Street, Clinton, MA 01510
"I toured Corcoran House. All they could supply was a studio, and I was looking for a one bedroom. The facility was nice, and the girl that I spoke with was really helpful. They just didn't have..." More

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The Overlook

Provides: Assisted Living
88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA 01507
"I cannot say enough about how my mother was treated while in the dementia unit at Overlook. The staff was beyond exceptional. From the moment you walk into the doors you are greeted by a..." More

Whitney Place at Northbridge

Provides: Assisted Living
85 Beaumont Drive, Box 940, Northbridge, MA 01534
"My mother is doing really good at Belmont (Whitney Place). They do excellent too, and it’s very clean as well. The staff is very courteous and helpful. They’re helping my mom get back on her feet..." More

Whitney Place at Westborough

Provides: Assisted Living
5 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA 01581
"From my point of view, Whitney Place was much more expensive. But it really was very nice, the food was superb, and the tour that we had was excellent. They did a tour on that day, but beforehand..." More

Whitney Place at Northborough

Provides: Assisted Living
238 West Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532
"The tour we had with Whitney Place at Northborough was very informative. The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. It looks like a great place, and that's why we're putting my dad there...." More

Christopher Heights of Marlborough

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
"I stayed at Christopher Heights for two weeks. The staff was excellent. The food was excellent, and the atmosphere was excellent. " More

Life Care Center of Auburn

Provides: Assisted Living
14 MASONIC CIRCLE, Auburn, MA 01501
"I thought that the rooms were very clean and nice in this facility. Each room had 2 patients with room for visitors. The rooms were set up like a home, not clod like a hospital at all. in fact the..." More

Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center

Provides: Assisted Living
121 Northboro Road East, Marlborough, MA 01752
"do not go to this place. The long term care unit is horrible. It is a warehouse for elders. Your loved one will be confined to a chair every waking moment until they are put into bed. The hall is..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Worcester

    "The Heart of the Commonwealth," Worcester, Mass., is a mid-sized city with a population of over 185,000. Approximately 20 percent are college students at one of the nine colleges in the city while seniors ages 65 and over make up over 12 percent of the city's residents.

    Worcester is home to seven assisted living residences, as assisted living facilities are called in Massachusetts, with another 27 in nearby communities, including Framingham, Shrewsbury and Auburn. In these facilities, aging adults can receive personal care services in addition to room and board. Personal care services typically include assistance with grooming, dressing, bathing and medication management. Within the state of Massachusetts, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs regulates assisted living residences.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Worcester

    • Worcester has a long history as a cultural center for Central Massachusetts. Locals go to The Hanover Theatre to see touring Broadway productions and concerts, while the Worcester Art Museum serves as the flagship for the local arts community. The arts and cultural offerings available in Boston are about an hour's drive away.

    • The entire state of Massachusetts 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.

    • Worcester's weather is comparatively moderate thanks to the mountains to the west, which protect the city against storm systems. Residents can expect cold snaps in the winter, with winter lows averaging 17 degrees Fahrenheit, and summertime thunderstorms.

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

    • Even though Worcester is less than 50 miles from Boston, where certain neighborhoods have a cost of living double the national average, Worcester's cost of living sits at only 6.8 percent above the national average.

    • Worcester has an array of community resources for seniors, including Elder Services of Worcester Area, an organization that assists seniors with money management and protective services, as well as a dedicated senior center and another five senior dining centers.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Worcester

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $6,225.00 Worcester
    $5,000.00 Hopkinton
    $4,547.00 Shrewsbury
    $4,462.00 Auburn
    $4,000.00 Clinton
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,478.00 Milford

    Assisted Living costs in Worcester start around $6,225 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 Worcester 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 Worcester

    Several sources of financial assistance are available to eligible seniors in Worcester, including Senior Care Options through Medicaid and Mass-Health, and Supplemental Security Income Category G, which is accessible through the Social Security Administration.

    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 Worcester

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Worcester

    Worcester-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 Worcester

    • Review of Oasis At Dodge Park

      The staff are absolutely wonderful. They treat my mom with the utmost respect. They are wonderful with her, very caring. She loves all the acttrbey have, they keep her very busy. Read more

    • Review of Dodge Park Rest Home

      Dodge Park is a very clean facility and all the staff members are friendly and very caring. Read more

      Ellen c
    • Review of Dodge Park Rest Home

      The number one strength of Dodge Park is its staff and directors. They have had to navigate a very difficult few years as the result of the pandemic. But they use their focus on the well being of ... Read more

      S. Sheila
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