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Assisted Living in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is the capital and most populous city in the state of Massachusetts, and serves as a historic and cultural hub for the East Coast. Residents can explore several museums, including the Old State House and the Museum of Fine Arts, or visit iconic historical sites, such as Fort Independence or the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The famed Boston Common is the oldest city park in the United States and is full of lush gardens and classical monuments. The city has a lively professional sports scene and is home to the Bruins, the Red Sox, the New England Patriots and the Celtics.

Assisted living in Boston costs an average of $6,442 per month. While the city has a relatively high cost of assisted living, it offers access to world-class health services and financial incentives for the elderly, including no taxes on Social Security income and property tax breaks for seniors.

5 Assisted Living communities in Boston, MA | 20 nearby communities

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1. Landmark at Longwood

63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA, 02120

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown

9 W School Street, Boston, MA, 02129

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Susan Bailis Assisted Living

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Burrage House, Boston, MA

4. Burrage House

314 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02115

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Cushing Manor Csf Inc, Boston, MA

5. Cushing Manor Csf Inc

20 Cushing Ave, Boston, MA, 02125

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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20 matching communities nearby Boston

1. Brookdale Quincy Bay

99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA, 02169

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Windsor Place of Wilmington

92 West Street, Wilmington, MA, 01887

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA, 02493

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA, 02135

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, North Quincy, MA, 02171

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Sunrise of Burlington MA

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Sunrise at Gardner Park

73 Margin Street, Peabody, MA, 01960

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Sunrise of Lynnfield

55 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA, 01940

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Sunrise of Braintree

618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA, 02184

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA, 02451

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

615 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. The Residence at Pearl Street

75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA, 01867

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA, 02176

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA, 02148

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA, 02472

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

40 Clapboardtree Street, Norwood, MA, 02062

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Sunrise of Norwood

86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA, 02062

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Evans Park at Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA, 02458

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. Providence House Assisted Living

180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA, 02135

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Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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Nearby Continuing Care

What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Boston, Massachusetts

The Cost of Assisted Living in Boston

Assisted living in Boston costs an average of $6,442 per month, according to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, which is higher than the state average of $5,640 and the national average of $4,051. Most upper East Coast states have higher costs than the national average, with neighboring Connecticut and New Hampshire coming in at $4,880 and $7,021 respectively. New York state averages $4,630, and further south, Virginia averages $4,800.

$6442

Boston

$5640

Massachusetts

$4051

The United States

$4880

Connecticut

$7021

New Hampshire

$4430

New York

$4800

Virginia

$3750

West Virginia

$4300

Maryland

Boston is the most expensive retirement destination in the state, with nearby Barnstable Town averaging $5,550 per month. In the center of the state, Springfield and Worcester come in at $5,350 and $5,634, respectively. Pittsfield is the most affordable retirement destination in the state, with an average monthly assisted living cost of $3,013. Just over the border in Rhode Island, the Providence area comes in at $5,199, and Connecticut capital Hartford averages $4,650.

$6442

Boston

$5640

Massachusetts

$3013

Pittsfield

$4650

Hartford, CT

$5199

Providence, RI

$5350

Springfield

$5550

Barnstable Town

$5634

Worcester

Boston Assisted Living Financial Assistance

MassHealth, the state Medicaid program, offers several Home and Community-Based Services waivers to help cover the costs of assisted living, home care and medical treatment. Seniors can also receive financial assistance for medical equipment, transportation and day services. To read more about these waivers and their eligibility requirements, visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

Boston Assisted Living Resources

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Boston Age Strong Commission(617) 635-4366As the area’s Agency on Aging, this organization offers a variety of senior resources, including nutrition services, health and wellness programs and in-home services. Legal assistance, educational workshops and emergency aid can also be found here. This body also operates the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, which is responsible for investigating and preventing elder abuse in care homes.
Citywide Senior Center(617) 349-6060This full-service senior center offers a day program with language and computer classes, exercise programs and educational workshops. Seniors can enjoy hot and nutritious breakfasts and lunches six days a week, and a food pantry offers fresh produce and non-perishables to be taken home.
Ecumenical Social Action Committee of Boston(617) 524-2555A United Way agency, this nonprofit offers several senior support programs, including a home maintenance program for small repairs or fall prevention renovations. Housing support and foreclosure prevention services are available, as is assistance with the state benefits enrollment processes.
Boston Vet Center(857) 203-6461Veterans and their families can access help with determining their eligibility and applying for various financial assistance programs. Education and employment placement assistance is available, as are mental health programs and pharmaceutical services.
Ethos(617) 522-6700Dedicated to improving the wellness of seniors and disabled adults, this charity offers a variety of home-based services, including delivered meals, social visits and wellness checks. Healthy aging and financial planning classes are available here, as are counseling and transportation services.
Catholic Charities of Boston(617) 464-8500This charitable organization offers a variety of senior services, including companionship visits for isolated or homebound elders. Seniors can also access counseling services and case management. Emergency support services, including rent and food assistance are also available.
Central Boston Elder Services(617) 277-7416Through the Little Necessities program, seniors can access mobility aids, household items and furniture at no cost. Financial assistance, nutritional services are offered, and an Elder Protective Services program advocates for seniors experiencing abuse.

Boston Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living facilities in Boston are regulated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and must abide by state standards for quality of care. To learn more about these laws, visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.