Springfield is the capital of Massachusetts and a city of 153,600 people, more than 12% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. Located on the east bank of the Connecticut River, the city is home to the state government, the Basketball Hall of Fame and several advanced medical facilities, notably Baystate Medical Center, that accept Medicare and provide excellent senior care. Senior care in a nursing home in Springfield costs an average of $11,568 a month, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, which is significantly less than the average in the rest of Massachusetts, $12,623, and in several other cities around the state. 

Nursing homes provide rehab, postacute and long-term care that helps support seniors who need closer supervision and assistance than other types of care provide. Residents of a nursing care home can expect typical services that include nursing aides, skilled nurses and 24-hour caregiver support. Seniors who need less intensive care may find a more affordable option in assisted living or home health care.

This guide covers cost averages for nursing home care and other senior living options in the city of Springfield, as well as many local resources for seniors.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Springfield, MA

Wingate at Springfield

215 Bicentennial Highway, Springfield, MA, 01118

Going to see a family member in a facility is extremely difficult as it is so knowing they’re being taken care of is extremely important. When I first walked into the facility I felt a warm happy feel … (read more)
Going to see a family member in a facility is extremely difficult as it is so knowing they’re being taken care of is extremely important. When I first walked into the facility I felt a warm happy feel … (read more)

Chapin Center

200 Kendall Street , Springfield, MA, 01104

Avoid this place at all cost. I never saw a doctor. I was given the wrong medication. The admin and owner do not care about people lives. It’s terrible and should be shut down.
Avoid this place at all cost. I never saw a doctor. I was given the wrong medication. The admin and owner do not care about people lives. It’s terrible and should be shut down.


Reeds Landing Nursing Center

807 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, MA, 01109


Loomis House

298 Jarvis Avenue, Holyoke, MA, 01040

My wife is in Loomis House. The rooms are OK. Care is OK too. It is more for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. It is only six miles from my house and four miles from my daughter. The value is good to … (read more)
My wife is in Loomis House. The rooms are OK. Care is OK too. It is more for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. It is only six miles from my house and four miles from my daughter. The value is good to … (read more)

Heritage Hall West

61 Cooper Street PO Box 325, Agawam, MA, 01001

I have had many experiences with loved ones in a skilled nursing facility. Heritage Hall West by far has been the best! My Brother in law was a patient there very recently and the care and attention h … (read more)
I have had many experiences with loved ones in a skilled nursing facility. Heritage Hall West by far has been the best! My Brother in law was a patient there very recently and the care and attention h … (read more)

Mary’s Meadow at Providence Place

12 Gamelin St, Holyoke, MA, 01040

Providence Place at Ingleside was beautiful. They had a restaurant with waiters and waitresses in uniforms. You could order off of a delightful menu and have ice cream. They had so many unbelievable p … (read more)
Providence Place at Ingleside was beautiful. They had a restaurant with waiters and waitresses in uniforms. You could order off of a delightful menu and have ice cream. They had so many unbelievable p … (read more)

The Suffield House

1 Canal Road , Suffield, CT, 06078

My husband was at Suffield House for rehab. The experience was really good, the food was good, and the staff was friendly. It was very bright, and they have a glass ceiling, so it was very open. They … (read more)
My husband was at Suffield House for rehab. The experience was really good, the food was good, and the staff was friendly. It was very bright, and they have a glass ceiling, so it was very open. They … (read more)

Heritage Hall East

464 Main Street, Agawam, MA, 01001

Heritage Hall East is an assisted living facility located in the heart of Agawam, Massachusetts, offering short and long-term housing options for retired seniors in what family members praise as a saf … (read more)
Heritage Hall East is an assisted living facility located in the heart of Agawam, Massachusetts, offering short and long-term housing options for retired seniors in what family members praise as a saf … (read more)

Heritage Hall South

65 Cooper Street, Agawam, MA, 01001

Spacious rooms. Many are formerly 3 bed turned into 2 bed. Staff is readily available for any of your concerns. The majority of nurses and CNAs are excellent. My mother was there for 3 years and was v … (read more)
Spacious rooms. Many are formerly 3 bed turned into 2 bed. Staff is readily available for any of your concerns. The majority of nurses and CNAs are excellent. My mother was there for 3 years and was v … (read more)

JGS Lifecare

770 Converse Street, Longmeadow, MA, 01106

Very poor communication from administration. Social worker was quite rude and refused to communicate with me regarding my mother. I also attempted to speak with the executive director who has not both … (read more)
Very poor communication from administration. Social worker was quite rude and refused to communicate with me regarding my mother. I also attempted to speak with the executive director who has not both … (read more)

Wingate at West Springfield

42 Prospect Avenue, West Springfield, MA, 01089

Wingate was the only one that has a bed available when my mother was discharged from the hospital. She’s been there a number of times and they know her. I’ve had meetings with the social worker before … (read more)
Wingate was the only one that has a bed available when my mother was discharged from the hospital. She’s been there a number of times and they know her. I’ve had meetings with the social worker before … (read more)

Mont Marie Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

36 Lower Westfield Road, Holyoke, MA, 01040

My father was at Mont Marie for rehab. Their nurses were fabulous and overworked. I think there weren’t enough of them, although it was COVID. I was only inside once, but the nurses were wonderful. Ev … (read more)
My father was at Mont Marie for rehab. Their nurses were fabulous and overworked. I think there weren’t enough of them, although it was COVID. I was only inside once, but the nurses were wonderful. Ev … (read more)

CareOne at Redstone

135 Benton Drive , East Longmeadow, MA, 01028

The in house doctors misdiagnosed cellulitis and lymphedema and failed to treat either! Many times the food did not meet my diet restrictions and had to be sent back. One of the rehabilitation thera … (read more)
The in house doctors misdiagnosed cellulitis and lymphedema and failed to treat either! Many times the food did not meet my diet restrictions and had to be sent back. One of the rehabilitation thera … (read more)

Westfield Gardens

37 Feeding Hills Road, Westfield, MA, 01085

I have a friend who has gone to Westfield Gardens to do a little rehab after a short hospital stint. I speak to her daily. She is diabetic. The food they give her is NOT geared to a proper diabetic m … (read more)
I have a friend who has gone to Westfield Gardens to do a little rehab after a short hospital stint. I speak to her daily. She is diabetic. The food they give her is NOT geared to a proper diabetic m … (read more)

East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center

305 Maple Street , East Longmeadow, MA, 01028

Facility was really beautiful, my mother was there for rehab. Staff was kind and always took care of her needs whenever she needed anything. We would absolutely have her return if she ever needed reha … (read more)
Facility was really beautiful, my mother was there for rehab. Staff was kind and always took care of her needs whenever she needed anything. We would absolutely have her return if she ever needed reha … (read more)

Mount Saint Vincent

35 Holy Family Road , Holyoke, MA, 01040

This facility is very good at making sure that if you go in, even for a short respite, you’ll only be leaving one way. Staff says they will cover for each other if questioned about problems or inci … (read more)
This facility is very good at making sure that if you go in, even for a short respite, you’ll only be leaving one way. Staff says they will cover for each other if questioned about problems or inci … (read more)

Governors Center

66 Broad Street , Westfield, MA, 01085

When I brought my mother to the facility they had a very small wheel chair to bring out to the car. I asked for a larger more comfortable chair. The staff asked another staff where another wheel chair … (read more)
When I brought my mother to the facility they had a very small wheel chair to bring out to the car. I asked for a larger more comfortable chair. The staff asked another staff where another wheel chair … (read more)

Life Care Center Of Wilbraham

2399 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA, 01095



Nursing Home Costs in Springfield, MA

Nursing home care in Springfield costs an average of $11,568 for a semiprivate room. Private rooms in the area run $12,298 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The average monthly cost of a semiprivate room in a Springfield nursing home is $11,568, which is somewhat less than the state average of $12,623. Both of these rates are significantly higher than the national median cost of $7,756 for similar care. Springfield’s costs are close to the other cities in the state. Pittsfield’s costs are slightly less, at $11,102. Prices are higher in both Barnstable Town and Worcester, at $13,326 and $12,486 a month, respectively, while Boston is the highest in the state at $13,383 per month.

$11568

Springfield

$12623

Massachusetts

$7756

United States

$13383

Boston

$13326

Barnstable Town

$11102

Pittsfield

$12486

Worcester

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home care is not the right choice for everyone. Seniors in Springfield who need less intensive care might find a more affordable option in one of the other levels of care available in the area. Adult day health care, for example, costs an average of $1,452 a month, while home care and home health services both cost $5,015 a month. Assisted living offers less supervision than a nursing home at an average cost in Springfield of $5,750 a month. Seniors who opt for a private room in a Springfield nursing home can expect to pay an average of $12,298 a month.

$5015

Home care

$5015

Home health care

$1452

Adult day health care

$5750

Assisted living

$11568

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$12298

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Springfield, 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 Springfield, MA

The resources listed in this table exist to help seniors in Springfield and the surrounding area remain independent and healthy while aging in place. Some resources support seniors’ need for nutritional services, ride services and social services with other seniors in the area. A few also provide case manager support and referrals to help seniors find and apply for all of the benefits they may be eligible to receive.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(800) 649-3641


Greater Springfield Senior Services operates numerous programs aimed at helping seniors stay active, healthy and safe in their communities through no-cost support services. Programs offered include in-home caregiver assistance, adult protective services, advice and counseling for benefits and legal issues, housing resources and healthy living classes. Case manager support is also available to help seniors find and sign up for any programs they may be eligible for.

(413) 495-1891


The West Springfield Council on Aging offers a number of senior programs. Meals on Wheels delivery service is available for senior nutritional support, as are volunteer senior outreach services and home visits for companionship and in-home care. The center can help seniors find free local transportation for personal and medical trips within a limited radius. Recreation and social events are also accessible through the council's West Springfield office.

(413) 750-2893

Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone (SHINE) is the Massachusetts senior health insurance counseling program (SHIP). Volunteer SHINE counselors help Medicare-eligible seniors and younger adults with disabilities understand their health insurance benefits and apply for coverage. SHINE counselors can help seniors with choosing their insurance coverage, filling out forms and filing appeals for denial of coverage.

(413) 263-6500


Springfield Partners for Community Action offers several support services for area seniors. Supported programs include Check and Chat, a daily check-in service for isolated seniors, home energy and efficiency services and assistance with tax and legal forms.

(413) 787-6141


Springfield Veterans Services helps honorably discharged seniors, family members and qualifying dependents in the Springfield area access veterans benefits they may be eligible for. VA workers provide case manager services for finding and applying for benefits, referrals for medical and mental health care and cash benefits for eligible veterans.