Assisted Living in Burlington, MA
Burlington is a suburb in the larger Boston metropolitan area, with a population of 26,377 and 19.2% of its population over the age of 65. It’s a great area for those residing in an assisted-living facility, as Boston has some of the best hospitals, doctors and medical facilities in the nation and in the world. Boston is a dream come true for sports fans, with the Bruins, Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics title contenders every year in their leagues. For seniors who enjoy the outdoors, fall colors across Massachusetts and the rest of New England make the region a cornucopia of color each fall.
Overall, Burlington is home to about 17 assisted living facilities. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Burlington is $6,100. This may appear quite high but as you’ll see below, numerous financial assistance programs are available to help seniors with the cost of assisted living.
Paying for Assisted Living in Burlington
The Cost of Assisted Living in Burlington
According to the Genworth Cost of Care Server 2020, the cost of assisted living in Burlington is $6,100 a month. That’s $1,800 a month more expensive than the national average of $4,300 a month, and $15 a month more than the Massachusetts average of $6,085.
In terms of nearby states, Massachusetts falls in the middle. The average cost in Connecticut is $6,300 a month, while New Hampshire averages $6,650 a month. In Rhode Island, assisted living costs an average of $4,950 a month. New York enjoys the least expensive regional costs at $4,800 a month.
Barnstable on Cape Cod has the highest assisted living costs in the state of $6,338 a month. Burlington is next at $6,100. Worcester averages $5,488 a month, and Springfield costs $5,750 a month. Pittsfield, close to the border with New York, is $5,789 a month. However, the least expensive location for assisted living in Massachusetts is Taunton, to the south of Boston, which averages $4,950 a month.
Note: Data for Burlington was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Boston, was used instead.
Burlington Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Several programs offer financial assistance for seniors in Burlington, including the Senior Care Options program, which is a Medicaid/Medicare partnership that combines health services with geriatric support and respite care for families and caregivers. Seniors in Burlington don’t need to be on Medicare to apply for the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which combines medical, social, recreational and wellness services.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.
Burlington Assisted Living Resources
|Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services
|The mission of the Department of Veteran Services is to ensure that every veteran, their families or their survivors have access to all the federal, state and local benefits to which they are entitled. The department helps veterans apply for benefits such as health care or housing. It can also help eligible veterans gain admittance to one of the two soldiers’ homes in the state, which offer residential, assisted living and long-term care facilities.
|Executive Office of Elder Affairs
|The Executive Office of Elder Affairs offers resources and information on a wide variety of topics of interest to seniors, including assisted living in Massachusetts. The office also offers seniors resources on problems associated with residing in an assisted living facility, including how to file a complaint if they feel they’ve been mistreated, consumer guides about assisted living and information on their rights as a resident of an assisted-living facility.
|Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC)
|The GAFC program is aimed at low-income seniors. It reimburses GAFC-certified assisted-living facilities (normally smaller facilities) for personal care services, such as grooming, bathing and medication management. Applicants must be at least 65 and residents of Massachusetts. Seniors who want to know if they are eligible for the program and are interested in applying should contact the Burlington Council on Aging.
|Health Insurance Counseling — SHINE
|Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone (SHINE) provides free and unbiased counseling on Medicaid, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare, Medigap and long-term care insurance. Seniors can request one-on-one sessions with a trained counselor. All conversations are confidential, and none of the counselors works for a health care company.
|Councils on Aging and Senior Centers
|Councils on Aging and Senior Centers (known in other states as Area Agencies on Aging) provide services and resources to seniors, their families or their caregivers in communities around Massachusetts, including in Burlington. These councils provide transportation, health screenings, fitness and recreational activities, educational opportunities and socialization. Each Council on Aging determines priorities based on the needs of local seniors and what resources are available. Senior centers provide an important link for seniors to their communities for all seniors regardless of their living arrangements.
Burlington Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
In Massachusetts, an assisted-living facility must make an individual service plan for each resident. Within a month of the senior being admitted to the facility, the plan must be reviewed. All prepared plans must be reviewed periodically.
More information on the laws and regulations can be found by visiting our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.