Assisted Living in Hingham, Massachusetts
Situated on historic Boston Harbor, Hingham is a Boston suburb with a population of slightly under 25,000, 20.7% of whom are senior citizens aged 65 and over. The Hingham Historical Society offers abundant opportunities to delve into the area’s colonial past, while nearby Boston offers all the cultural, medical, entertainment and shopping amenities of a world-class modern city. The Hingham Recreation Department has many programs and classes geared toward older adults, and the Hingham Silver Senior Program offers free membership for those aged 75 and over that allows them to access a variety of activities and classes at the recreation department’s fitness center.
The average cost of assisted living in Hingham is $6,100 per month, which is significantly more than the national average but only several dollars more than the Massachusetts average. Prices at individual assisted living communities within Hingham vary, however, depending on location and what amenities and services they provide.
Note: Data for Hingham was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Boston, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Hingham, Massachusetts
The Cost of Assisted Living in Hingham
At an average of $6,100 per month, the cost of assisted living in Hingham is slightly more expensive than the overall average for the state of Massachusetts of $6,085. Prices are lower in the surrounding states of Vermont at $5,310 and New York at $4,800. Prices in the neighboring states of New Hampshire and Connecticut are higher at $6,650 and $6,300, respectively.
The lowest costs of assisted living within the state of Massachusetts are found in the western part of the state in Worcester at $5,488, Pittsfield at $5,789 and Springfield at $5,750. Those south of Boston in Barnstable Town pay Massachusett’s highest costs at $6,338. Prices rise in Manchester to $7,560 across the northern border in New Hampshire and to $7,838 to the south in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Hingham Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Massachusetts residents who qualify for federal Supplemental Security Income benefits may be able to receive cash assistance from Massachusetts’ State Supplement Program. Those who qualify for Medicaid who reside in assisted living communities may be able to receive reimbursement for personal care services through the Group Adult Foster Care Program. Please see our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page for more information.
Hingham Assisted Living Resources
|Hingham Elder Services Department ||(781) 741-1458||As the local Area Agency on Aging, Hingham Elder Services Department provides direct and indirect services to local seniors, their families and caregivers. Services include relevant referrals to local programs designed to promote independence and a good quality of life among local seniors, case management and opportunities for lifelong learning. |
|Hingham COA Senior Van||(781) 741-1458||Seniors and disabled persons can access transportation to the senior center, shopping venues and other types of trips from Hingham COA Senior Van. The service operates Monday through Friday with Wednesdays and Thursdays designated for on-demand service within Hingham. Regular services are free, although there is a small charge for special trips. |
|Hingham Senior Center||(781) 741-1458||Hingham Senior Center is a 5,000-square-foot facility maintained by the Hingham Department of Elder Services. Those aged 60 and over can access congregate meals, get help with their taxes, take a fitness class, join their peers for a game of cards or enjoy a group outing to local attractions and events. Health screenings and wellness clinics are also available. |
|Hingham Veterans Services||(781) 741-1440||Veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces can get help applying for service-based financial and medical benefits from Hingham Veterans Services. The agency also maintains a crisis line for veterans and provides referrals to local resources. |
|Massachusetts Assisted Living Ombudsman ||(617) 727-7750||Seniors residing in assisted living communities within the state of Massachusetts who are concerned that their legal rights are being violated can receive assistance from the Massachusetts Assisted Living Ombudsman. All services are free of charge and confidential. Friends, relatives, caregivers and other concerned adults are welcome to contact this office as well if they know a senior who needs advocacy services. |
Hingham Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Long-term care facilities located in Massachusetts must comply with all local, state and federal rules and regulations regarding their operations. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs regulates these facilities in Massachusetts. Our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page has more information on these laws and regulations.