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Assisted Living in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge is home to two of the most famous universities in the world: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Overall, the population of Cambridge skews towards the younger side, but seniors over the age of 65 still comprise 11.1% of the residents in a city with a population of 118,927.

Although the senior population is relatively smaller than the national average of 16.5%, there are many pastimes available for seniors in the city. Both universities feature lectures and performances open to the public year-round, often with world-famous lecturers and entertainers. Cambridge enjoys average winters and pleasant summers. It has above average air quality and exceptional water quality ratings.

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Cambridge, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, is $6,100. This changes depending upon the facility chosen and the services offered.

2 Assisted Living communities in Cambridge, MA | 20 nearby communities

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1. Cadbury Commons

66 Sherman Street , Cambridge, MA, 02140

Assisted Living

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Youville House Assisted Living, Cambridge, MA

2. Youville House Assisted Living

1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

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

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20 matching communities nearby Cambridge

1. Brookdale Quincy Bay

99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA, 02169

Assisted Living

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2. Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA, 02493

Assisted Living

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3. Windsor Place of Wilmington

92 West Street, Wilmington, MA, 01887

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

20 Charnstaffe Lane, Billerica, MA, 01821

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. Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA, 02135

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Sunrise of Burlington MA

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803

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 Wayland

285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA, 01778

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA, 02451

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Sunrise of Braintree

618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA, 02184

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

615 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Wingate Residences at Needham

235 Gould Street, Needham, MA, 02494

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

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. The Commons in Lincoln

One Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA, 01773

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. 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) 897-5038

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17. 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) 949-3278

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18. Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA, 02148

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. 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) 996-2447

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20. Landmark at Longwood

63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA, 02120

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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 Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Cost of Assisted Living in Cambridge

With an average cost of living of $6,100 a month, Cambridge is just a few dollars above the state average of $6,085 a month, and both are higher than the national average of $4,300. Of its neighbors, New York has the lowest cost of $4,800 a month, with Rhode Island next at $4,950. Only New Hampshire and Connecticut have a higher monthly cost of assisted living at $6,650 and $6,300, respectively. 

$6100

Cambridge

$6085

Massachusetts

$4300

The United States

$4950

Rhode Island

$6650

New Hampshire

$4800

New York

$6300

Connecticut

The cost of assisted living is higher in Cambridge than in most cities in Massachusetts. Only Barnstable on Cape Cod is higher at $6,338 a month. Otherwise, prices tend to be lower across the state. Worcester costs $5,488 a month and Springfield is $5,750. Pittsfield, near the New York border, is $5,789 a month while Taunton has the lowest cost of assisted living at $4,950 a month.

$6100

Cambridge

$6085

Massachusetts

$5488

Worcester

$6338

Barnstable

$5750

Springfield

$5789

Pittsfield

$4950

Taunton

Note: Data for Cambridge was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Boston, was used instead.

Cambridge Assisted Living Financial Assistance

A range of financial assistance programs can help Cambridge seniors afford assisted living. Those receiving MassHealth who need assistance with at least one activity of daily living (ADL) may qualify for Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC). Seniors who are eligible for SSI may also qualify for the Massachusetts Optional State Supplement.

For more information about these programs, as well as eligibility and how to apply, visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

Cambridge Assisted Living Resources

 ContactDescription
Somerville Cambridge Elderly Services(617) 628-2601A nonprofit elderly services organization, also selected as the local Area Agency on Aging, Somerville Cambridge Elderly Services provides nutrition and wellness programs as well as information and resources for seniors on a wide variety of issues related to aging, caregiving and disabilities.
Citywide Senior Center(617) 349-4300Cambridge operates two senior centers in the city, with the Citywide Senior Center located in Davis Square being the largest. It is a one stop shop that offers a multitude of services for seniors and others who live in the surrounding area. Programs include arts and craft classes, ESL and computer classes, line dancing, meals served several days a week, exercise programs and a senior food pantry.
Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services(617) 210-5480The department works to help veterans and their families with information on a variety of programs such as health care and potential benefits. The goal of the department is to ensure that all military veterans and their families acquire all the benefits to which they are entitled. The department also has two Soldiers Homes for Veterans, including one in nearby Chelsea, both of which offer residential and long-term care.
Cambridge Council on Aging(617) 349-6220The goal of the council is to encourage, coordinate and promote existing and new services that enhance the quality of life for seniors in Cambridge. it can also refer seniors to benefits, activities and programs that are available in the area.
SHINEOffice appt: (617) 349-6220In-home appt: (617) 628-2601Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone (SHINE) is a program composed of volunteer health benefits counselors. They have been certified and trained to provide free information and assistance on health benefits and insurance for seniors, their families or caregivers.

Cambridge Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

As in all of Massachusetts, assisted living communities in Cambridge must be certified by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and comply with all applicable state laws and regulations. More information on these laws and regulations can be found by visiting our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.