19 Memory Care Facilities near Boston, MA

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Boston, MA

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Landmark at Longwood

Provides: Memory Care
63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
"Landmark is an ideal retirement home for anyone seeking assisted living and memory care services in a spectacular location at an affordable rate. We are nestled atop a scenic hill within the New..." More

Compass on the Bay Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
1380 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02127
"Compass on the Bay is a memory support assisted living community located in a scenic area on the shores of Carson Beach in Boston, Massachusetts. The home has a close-knit community of just 55..." More

Rogerson House

Provides: Memory Care
434 Jamaicaway, Boston, MA 02130
"My husband moved into Rogerson House. We chose it because of its location, programming, longevity, the staff, and because I had several friends with husbands there. It's elegant, very pretty, and..." More

Standish Village

Provides: Memory Care
1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124

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Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

Provides: Memory Care
50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA 02135
"Chestnut Park provides residents with personalized service plans tailored to meet their unique needs. Assistance with personal care, housekeeping, 24-hour staff, three meals daily and a wide range..." More

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Atria Marina Place

Provides: Memory Care
Four Seaport Drive, North Quincy, MA 02171
"My wife moved into Atria Marina Place. I think they're all very, very good. Excellent. The most I like is their honesty with me with what's going on, but I wish they were more honest with me. I..." More

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Atria Maplewood Place

Provides: Memory Care
295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
"We toured all of Atria Maplewood Place. We liked the security, the way the facility was maintained, the cleanliness of the facility, and the location (because it's in the town that I live in). The..." More

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The Residence at Melrose Station

Provides: Memory Care
158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
"We visited The Residence at Melrose Station and it was good. The first thing was the proximity; it is in the same town as I live in. Second thing was it is a new building. The only thing that was..." More

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The Residence at Watertown Square

Provides: Memory Care
20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"We visited The Residence at Watertown Square for our friend and we were only there for the tour and it was impressive. It's seems like it was well planned, and they have a beautiful setting. It's..." More

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Adelaide of Newton Centre

Provides: Memory Care
157 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
"My family member has been there for a year. Not only is the facility beautiful but the staff is thoughtful, caring, and tries very hard to work within the limits of each resident. I had serious..." More

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Evans Park at Newton Corner

Provides: Memory Care
430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
"Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Evans Park meets the unique needs of residents with personalized service plans that include assistance with personal care, housekeeping, 24-hour staff, and three..." More

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Providence House Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
" From the moment you step into Providence House Assisted Living, you’ll feel right at home. Our inviting common areas provide comfortable places to gather with friends and neighbors, relax with..." More

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Cadbury Commons

Provides: Memory Care
66 Sherman Street , Cambridge, MA 02140
"As People age, their needs often change. At Cadbury Commons, we offer a vibrant, active environment for Seniors who like the security of knowing help is always nearby while maintaining..." More

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The Parc at Harbor View

Provides: Memory Care
46 Lincoln Street, Winthrop, MA 02152
"I moved my mom after 5 years in a facility very close to me and spent 7 nights a week there with her and the staff. I liked most of the staff however they didnt stay long. I had many issues with..." More

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Sunrise of Arlington MA

Provides: Memory Care
1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
"Focusing on your unique needs and preferences, Sunrise Senior Living takes a holistic approach to senior care. With us, you can expect consistent yet individualized care rooted in evidence based..." More
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Prospect House

Provides: Memory Care
420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151
"Health. Happiness. Hospitality. Conveniently located and easily accessible, Prospect House’s modern campus is close to home, beaches and the region’s numerous cultural attractions. Our modern,..." More

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Sunrise of Newton

Provides: Memory Care
431 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458
"We will offer seniors a highly personalized approach to assisted living and memory care, delivered by our experienced team of caregivers. We will have 85 suites available, serving up to 108..." More

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Brightview Arlington

Provides: Memory Care
1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474
"My mother lived at Brightview Arlington for the last 4 and a half years of her life. The staff was excellent - helpful and caring. Lisa Sabatino was especially helping in getting hospice services..." More

Forestdale Park

Provides: Memory Care
341 Forest Street, Malden, MA 02148
"Forestdale Park is fairly new. It's both assisted living and memory care. We're happy with the services that they're providing to my mother in the memory care unit. They have a memory care program..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Boston

    In Massachusetts, an estimated 130,000 residents have Alzheimer's or dementia. To support this population of seniors, Boston, the state's capital, is home to 58 memory care facilities, with three located in Boston proper and 55 located in nearby suburbs just outside the city limits. 

    In Massachusetts, memory care facilities are officially known as "Dementia Special Care Units" (DSCUs). Some assisted living facilities in Boston may also have special memory care wings to support residents with demenia or Alzheimer's. The state refers to these as "Special Care Residences" or SCRs.

    • As part of New England, Boston experiences four distinct seasons. Spring and summer are relatively pleasant, although it can get a bit humid in the summer, which seniors can combat with sufficient air conditioning. The fall offers plenty of scenic foliage within the city, but winters can be cold and snowy. Boston averages 52 inches of snow a year, higher than the national average of 26 inches.
    • The cost of living in Boston can be expensive depending on the memory care facility chosen, although the state offers financial assistance for seniors interested in memory care facilities. According to one cost of living index based on a U.S. average of 100, Boston's cost of living is 181, more expensive than Massachusetts as a whole, which sits at 139. Housing is the biggest difference in the cost of living in Massachusetts.
    • Massachusetts is considered moderately tax-friendly to retired seniors. While Social Security income is not taxed, other forms of retirement income are, including retirement account withdrawals and private pension income. Public pension income, however, is not taxed.
    • Boston is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Massachusetts General Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Memory Care in Boston

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $7,395.00 Malden
    $7,356.00 Quincy
    $7,190.00 Brighton
    $6,415.00 Arlington
    $6,373.00 Revere
    $5,925.00 Cambridge
    $5,050.00 US
    $4,000.00 Boston

    Memory Care costs in Boston start around $4,000 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,050 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Boston 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 Memory Care in Boston

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.

    Free Memory Care Resources in Boston

    Boston and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Boston, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Boston

    Boston-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Massachusetts are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page for more information about these laws.

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    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Boston

    • Review of Rogerson House

      I went to Rogerson House. I thought the admissions director was very nice, we talked for about an hour, then she showed me around, they were asking for $8400 a month, and when it came down to seein... Read more

    • Review of Rogerson House

      My husband moved into Rogerson House. We chose it because of its location, programming, longevity, the staff, and because I had several friends with husbands there. It's elegant, very pretty, and i... Read more

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