13 Memory Care Facilities near Boston, MA

3 Memory Care Facilities in Boston, MA


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
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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


Compass on the Bay

Provides: Memory Care
1380 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02127
"ou want the best for your family and when the telltale signs of memory loss are revealed, finding the right answer can be challenging… until your family finds your way to Compass on the Bay...." More

10 Memory Care Facilities near Boston, MA

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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
"At Atria Marina Place, you'll find a welcoming senior community just 10 minutes from Boston on the seaside enclave of Marina Bay. Invite friends and family to enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the..." More


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


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


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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Sunrise of Arlington MA

Provides: Memory Care
1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
"Sunrise of Arlington is located on Massachusetts Avenue, just minutes from the charming town centers of Arlington and Lexington, and only five minutes from Route 128. Our community sits in a..." More


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


The Residence at Watertown Square

Provides: Memory Care
20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"Every senior community has its own character, look and feel. The Residence at Watertown Square is a brand new community for Independent, Assisted and Memory Care residents that combines warmth and..." More

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Atria Maplewood Place

Provides: Memory Care
295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
"At Atria Maplewood Place, you'll find a friendly, family-like environment in a peaceful New England town. Residents are close to shopping, the theater, movies, places of worship and Revere Beach...." More


Brightview Arlington

Provides: Memory Care
1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474
"The design-build community features residential apartments and personalized assistance and care services for seniors who need some support services and are looking for a vibrant lifestyle in a..." 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

    $9,655.00 Malden
    $6,927.00 Brighton
    $6,373.00 Revere
    $5,925.00 Cambridge
    $5,550.00 Quincy
    $4,897.00 US
    $4,840.00 Arlington
    $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 $4,897 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.

    Memory Care near Boston, MA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Boston

    • 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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