Newburyport is a small coastal city north of Boston. Of the total population of 18,289, seniors make up 20.5%. As a historic sailing center, this picturesque town is both popular with tourists and boasts many amenities for seniors who settle in the area. The community is well-served by Anna Jacques Hospital and Cancer Center (part of Beth Israel Lahey Health). Additionally, some of the state’s, and the country’s, best medical facilities, such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, with cardiology and geriatrics specialties, are just a few miles away in Boston. 

Many of Newburyport’s vulnerable aging demographic may eventually require Nursing Home Care. This type of care provides medical and personal assistance to residents in a facility around the clock. Because it is the most expensive form of care, averaging $14,402 per month in Newburyport, seniors who need less intensive support may want to investigate home health care or assisted living options instead.

This guide offers insights, information and resource listings aimed at seniors requiring or considering nursing home care in Newburyport, MA, and their families.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Newburyport, MA

Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation

180 Low Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950

My mother is at the Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation Newburyport. The upkeep and the cleanliness are above average. She shares a room with another woman. They keep the room spotless. It’s … (read more)
My mother is at the Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation Newburyport. The upkeep and the cleanliness are above average. She shares a room with another woman. They keep the room spotless. It’s … (read more)

Port Healthcare Center

6 Hale Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950

I can’t say enough about the nurses, CNAs, and therapist at Port. The are caring and kind to everyone who enter the building. Therapy was top notch. If my dad needs to re-enter a nursing home this i … (read more)
I can’t say enough about the nurses, CNAs, and therapist at Port. The are caring and kind to everyone who enter the building. Therapy was top notch. If my dad needs to re-enter a nursing home this i … (read more)

Anna Jaques Hospital Subacute Unit

25 HIGHLAND AVENUE, Newburyport, MA, 01950




RiverWoods Exeter

7 Riverwoods Drive , Exeter, NH, 03833

The Riverwoods facility is a fairly new facility and very up to date. It has modern amenities and is very clean and new. It was built with somewhat cheaper materials in some areas but for the most par … (read more)
The Riverwoods facility is a fairly new facility and very up to date. It has modern amenities and is very clean and new. It was built with somewhat cheaper materials in some areas but for the most par … (read more)

Lakeview House Nursing Home

87 Shattuck, Haverhill, MA, 01830

Very Clean & The staff is Amazing.
Very Clean & The staff is Amazing.

Penacook Place, Inc

150 Water Street, Haverhill, MA, 01830

Penacook Place, Inc. is a large nursing home facility located near the shores of the Merrimack River close to the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The staff receives warm reviews for th … (read more)
Penacook Place, Inc. is a large nursing home facility located near the shores of the Merrimack River close to the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The staff receives warm reviews for th … (read more)

Hannah Duston Healthcare Center

126 Monument Street, Haverhill, MA, 01832

The Hannah Duston Healthcare Center is a nursing home facility nestled beside Hannah Duston Park just off of Highway 495 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Its central location places it near popular shops, … (read more)
The Hannah Duston Healthcare Center is a nursing home facility nestled beside Hannah Duston Park just off of Highway 495 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Its central location places it near popular shops, … (read more)

Wingate at Haverhill

190 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA, 01830

The Wingate at Haverhill Rehab and Skilled Nursing Residence is located in Haverhill, Massachusetts in the lower northeast portion of the state where there are a variety of specialty museums and the W … (read more)
The Wingate at Haverhill Rehab and Skilled Nursing Residence is located in Haverhill, Massachusetts in the lower northeast portion of the state where there are a variety of specialty museums and the W … (read more)

Sea View Skilled Nursing & Rehab Services

50 Mansion Drive, Rowley, MA, 01969

Not recommended constant change in management and staff
Not recommended constant change in management and staff

Baker-Katz Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

194 Boardman Steet, Haverhill, MA, 01830

Baker-Katz Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located just minutes away from the Merrimack River in Haverhill, Massachusetts, with easy access to Highway 113. Relatives appreciate the great … (read more)
Baker-Katz Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located just minutes away from the Merrimack River in Haverhill, Massachusetts, with easy access to Highway 113. Relatives appreciate the great … (read more)

Maplewood Center

6 Morrill Place, Amesbury, MA, 01913

My favorite part about my stay here is the therapy. They are good and kind. The aides are very friendly and helpful. They are patient, “old ladies don’t move fast.” I’ve been in a lot of rehab … (read more)
My favorite part about my stay here is the therapy. They are good and kind. The aides are very friendly and helpful. They are patient, “old ladies don’t move fast.” I’ve been in a lot of rehab … (read more)

Amesbury Village

22 Maple Street, Amesbury, MA, 01913


The Oxford

689 Main Street , Haverhill, MA, 01830


Oceanside Center

22 Tuck Rd, Hampton, NH, 03842



Nursing Home Costs in Newburyport, MA

In Newburyport, Nursing Home Care is quite expensive, though costs may vary from facility to facility. The average monthly cost is $13,155 for a semi-private room and $14,402 for a private room. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Across the state of Massachusetts, Nursing Home Care averages $12,623 a month for care in a semi-private room. This is substantially higher than the national average of $7,908 per month. Monthly averages are lower in some Massachusetts centers such as Springfield where Nursing Home Care costs $12,623 and Barnstable, which costs $12,836. Costs are lower still away from the coast in Pittsfield where it averages $11,406 per month and Worcester where it averages $11,863.

$13155

Newburyport

$12623

Massachusetts

$7908

The United States

$12623

Springfield

$11406

Pittsfield

$11863

Worcester

$12836

Barnstable

Note: Care cost data for Newburyport was not available, so data for the closest city, Boston, MA, was used instead.

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing Home Care is the most expensive form of senior care and it’s for residents who need some form of medical and personal care 24/7. Assisted Living in a communal facility is much less costly at an average of $6,819 per month in Newburyport. In-Home Care, which does not have a medical component and Home Health, which does, cost an average of $6,292 and $6,244 respectively. The least expensive form of senior care is Adult Day Health Care at $1,614 per month on average.  

$6819

In-Home Care

$6244

Home Health Care

$1614

Adult Day Health Care

$6819

Assisted Living

$13155

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$14402

Nursing Home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Newburyport, 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 in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible 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 any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Newburyport, MA

Seniors requiring or considering Nursing Home Care have a number of resources for information or assistance. These free resources are available to seniors living in Newburyport, or nearby.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(978) 462-0430

The Council operates the Community Senior Center in Newburyport and offers a range of services and programs for seniors at various stages of their aging journey. They also run Meals on Wheels and grocery pick-up programs.

(617)
727-7750

An important advocate for the most vulnerable members of society, the Ombudsman's Office investigates and resolves problems related to the health, welfare and rights of individuals living in nursing homes, and assisted living residences. Ombudsmen regularly visit facilities in person to meet with individual residents or groups and resolve conflicts in a timely manner.

(800)
892-0890

AgeSpan is a non-profit dedicated to helping people in northeast Massachusetts as they age with a number of services and programs. As one of 25 Massachusetts Aging Services Access Points, AgeSpan serves as an information and referral hub, advocates for resident seniors and provides counseling.

(978) 462-0430

Standing for "Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone", SHINE fields three volunteer counselors in the Newburyport area. They can assist with applications for prescription drug programs, Medicare and MassHealth, as well as provide information about the benefits of health insurance programs and health maintenance organizations.