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Nursing Home Costs in Melrose, MA

Seniors in Melrose can expect to pay $13,155 per month for a semi private nursing home room and $14,402 for a private room. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Melrose’s nursing home costs are high compared to state and national norms. The average price in Massachusetts is 4% lower than the cost in Melrose while the national average is almost 40% lower. Other surveyed cities in Massachusetts are also more affordable than Melrose, including Pittsfield at $11,406 per month. In Worcester seniors pay 9.8% less and costs in Springfield are 4% lower. Barnstable Town’s prices are closer to Melrose’s but still lower at $12,836. 

Melrose

$13,155

Massachusetts

$12,623

United States

$7,908

Pittsfield

$11,406

Springfield

$9,764

Worcester

$11,863

Worcester

$11,863

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The high level of medical services provided in nursing homes makes it the least affordable senior care option. The cost of a semi-private room is $13,155 per month, while a private room costs $14,402. However, older adults in Melrose do have other choices. Adult day health care is the most affordable at $1,614 per month. Non Medical in-home care averages $6,292, while those who need medical assistance at home can access home health care for $6,244. Seniors who want a residential living environment but don't need daily medical assistance pay $6,819 for assisted living. 

In-Home Care

$6,292

Home Health Care

$6,244

Adult Day Health Care

$1,614

Assisted Living Facility

$6,819

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$13,155

Nursing Home Care (private room)

$14,402

Note: Data for Melrose was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Boston, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Melrose, MA

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one's stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those who need long-term care will have to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid:Medicaid covers most of the cost of living expenses in a skilled nursing facility for qualifying seniors. Care and room and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras such as specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility requirements are strict and complex, so not all seniors qualify for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren't available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Yelpreview

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Golden LivingCenter - The Elmhurst

They never answer the phone. Maybe after 13 rings. We were given no care plan. We have no idea what the daily maintenance was. We have no plans for discharge and can't reach anyone in the middle of...

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Tom

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Golden LivingCenter - The Elmhurst

My mother is getting the care she needs at The Elmhurst HealthCare. It's expensive, but it's great. They're doing a good job, and she's doing well there. They're caring for her medically and...

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Sam F

I visited this facility

Review of Golden Livingcenter - Melrose

Hectic, dirty, obvious that there's no management, whoever the big boss guy was he didn't care to greet us, to busy fighting with patient. Run.

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