Assisted Living in Brockton, MA
Located in Plymouth County, Brockton is a culturally diverse city with shopping malls, eateries and multiple points of interest. There are several parks and museums for senior outings and with around 204 sunny days per year there’s plenty of opportunities to explore. The city has approximately 106,000 residents and a senior population of nearly 13% aged 65 and older. It’s also home to the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and the Good Samaritan Hospital, which both provide care for accidents and illnesses.
Seniors who want to retire in Brockton and are looking for a residential care community have a choice between three assisted living communities within the city limits. There are also 14 communities located nearby. These facilities have an average monthly cost of around $4,950.
Paying for Assisted Living in Brockton, MA
The Cost of Assisted Living in Brockton
Seniors who live in assisted living communities in Brockton pay around $4,950 per month for room and board and services, according to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is much lower than the state average of $6,085 per month, but $650 more than the national average. New Hampshire and Connecticut communities both cost more at $6,650 and $6,300 per month, while those in New York are less at $4,800.
Most cities in the surrounding area have higher assisted living costs than those in Brockton. Worcester residents are closest in costs at $5,488 per month, while Barnstable residents have one of the highest costs at $6,338. Pittsfield and Springfield are similar in price at $5,789 and $5,750 per month, while Worcester seniors pay approximately $538 more than those in Brockton.
Note: Data for Brockton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Providence, RI, was used instead.
Brockton Assisted Living Financial Assistance
The Frail Elder Waiver (FEW) helps low-income seniors aged 60 and older pay for home and community-based services in long-term care facilities. The waiver covers services and support including chores, companionship, meals, education, grocery shopping, housekeeping and peer support. Learn more about this waiver and what it covers at our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.
Brockton Assisted Living Resources
|Brockton Council on Aging||(508) 580-7811||The Brockton Council on Aging addresses the needs of seniors aged 60 and older within the community. The agency provides information, support to family members and caregivers and programs to seniors. These programs include meals, tax counseling, health insurance counseling, transportation and case management.|
|Old Colony Elderly Services||(508) 584-1561||Old Colony Elderly Services helps support the independence of seniors aged 60 and older within the community through programs and services that include nutrition education, caregiver support, money management, elder protection and health insurance counseling. The organization also offers workshops and health screenings to the community.|
|Dorn Davies Senior Center||(508) 580-8700||The Dorn Davies Senior Center offers programs and activities for seniors throughout the surrounding area. The center offers health and fitness, educational programs, transportation, meals, arts and crafts, games, health monitoring and scheduled outings.|
|Brockton Area Transit (BAT)||(508) 584-5530||Brockton Area Transit offers the DIAL-A-BAT service that serves the elderly and those with disabilities throughout the county. Rides must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday. Limited services are available to and from hospitals outside of the Brockton region Wednesdays only.|
|Massachusetts Long-Term Care Ombudsman||(617) 727-7750||The long-term care ombudsman resolves problems in long-term care facilities related to welfare, health and the rights of seniors. The ombudsman visits assisted living communities regularly to serve as a voice for residents and to ensure staff members and the facility maintain the standards set by state and federal agencies.|
Brockton Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Brockton are regulated by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). All communities must comply with certain rights and responsibilities and policies and procedures as outlined by state and local officials. Learn more about these regulations at our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.