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Assisted Living in Melrose, Massachusetts

Located just 7 miles north of Boston, Melrose, Massachusetts, is an ideal choice for assisted living. This historic community is home to 28,016 residents, including 4,819 senior citizens, who enjoy easy access to a rich array of art, culture and entertainment. Local attractions include Pine Banks Park, the Stone Zoo and the 2,500-acre Middlesex Fells Reservation plus a number of golf courses and local eateries. The community’s low crime rates also benefit older adults who may be vulnerable to scams and other offenses.

Although the cost of living is high in this Boston suburb, health care is 17% less expensive than the national average, and residents have access to world-class medical facilities, including Tufts, Massachusetts General Hospital and the MelroseWakefield Hospital. There are 20 assisted living facilities located in and around the community. These facilities typically charge $6,100 per month, which is well above the national average but just $15 higher than the state median.

1 Assisted Living communities in Melrose, MA | 20 nearby communities

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1. 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 (866) 882-3746

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20 matching communities nearby Melrose

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

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Atria Marland Place

15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA, 01810

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Windsor Place of Wilmington

92 West Street, Wilmington, MA, 01887

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm

9 Summer Street, Danvers, MA, 01923

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

20 Charnstaffe Lane, Billerica, MA, 01821

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, North Quincy, MA, 02171

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA, 02135

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Sunrise of Burlington MA

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Sunrise at Gardner Park

73 Margin Street, Peabody, MA, 01960

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Sunrise of Lynnfield

55 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA, 01940

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA, 02451

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

615 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. 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) 892-7839

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16. The Commons in Lincoln

One Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA, 01773

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. 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) 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. Landmark at Oceanview

3 Essex Street, Beverly, MA, 01915

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. 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 (866) 882-3746

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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 Melrose, Massachusetts

The Cost of Assisted Living in Melrose

According to data from Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living facilities in Melrose typically charge $6,100 per month, which is $15 higher than the state median. In Connecticut, assisted living costs $200 more, and New Hampshire residents pay $550 more per month. Rates in Vermont are $790 lower, and Rhode Island is comparatively budget-friendly at $4,950 although this is $650 higher than the national average of $4,300. List

$6100

Melrose

$6085

Massachusetts

$4300

The United States

$6300

Connecticut

$4950

Rhode Island

$5310

Vermont

$6650

New Hampshire

Melrose is one of the more expensive areas for assisted living in the commonwealth. Monthly rates in Barnstable on Cape Cod are about $240 higher. However, most communities are more affordable. In Springfield and Pittsfield, seniors pay $5,750 and $5,789 per month. Average rates are about $600 lower in Worcester, a savings of 10%.

$6100

Melrose

$6085

Massachusetts

$5488

Worcester

$5750

Springfield

$5789

Pittsfield

$6338

Barnstable

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

Melrose Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Seniors who need help paying for assisted living may be eligible for financial assistance through the Moving Forward Plan. The state’s MFP Residential Supports and Community Living waivers cover the cost of assisted living, personal care and physical therapy. There are income and asset limits, and some services are reserved for individuals who have been living in a nursing home for at least 90 days. Additional information is available in our guide to Assisted Living in Massachusetts.

Melrose Assisted Living Resources

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Mystic Valley Elder Services(781) 324-7705Located in nearby Malden, Mystic Valley Elder Services is equipped to handle all types of age-related questions and concerns. This nonprofit is part of a federally mandated service network established by the Older Americans Act. It offers one-on-one counseling to help seniors plan for their current and future needs, and it connects residents to home- and community-based services and support, including long-term care programs funded by Medicaid. Seniors can contact the agency for information about Medicare, chronic disease management and long-term care benefits.
Melrose Council on Aging(781) 665-4304The Melrose Council on Aging is one of 350 municipal agencies located in communities statewide. These organizations offer information, assistance and referrals to seniors and family caregivers who need help accessing healthy aging programs, senior-friendly recreation activities and accessible curb-to-curb transportation. The Council on Aging offers nutritional services, preventive health screenings, legal assistance and many other age-related services through the Milano Family Senior Center.
Milano Family Senior Center(781) 662-6886Operated by the Melrose Council on Aging, the Milano Senior Center is located in a 19th century West Foster Street carriage house that was part of the historic Beebe Estate. Since 1995, the center has offered fitness programs, arts and crafts workshops, tax preparation assistance and educational classes on topics like meditation and creative writing. Every year, it offers dozens of ongoing and seasonal programs that benefit more than 1,000 seniors in the Melrose area.
Northeast Legal Aid(978) 458-1465Northeast Legal Aid operates three regional offices that are dedicated to helping seniors and low-income residents. Staff members at its location in Lynn offer information, education and advice as well as full-service representation in some high-priority civil cases. This legal aid organization focuses on issues like housing, health care, estate planning, government benefit access, elder abuse, debt collection and consumer rights.
Wakefield Veteran Services Office(781) 246-6377The Wakefield VSO is the local point of contact for veterans and military families in the Melrose-Wakefield-Saugus area. It provides emergency assistance, supportive community-based services and confidential benefits consultations. These services help veterans learn more about state, local and federal programs, including VA health care, assisted living stipends, survivor’s benefits and transportation. The VSO serves veterans and their dependents.

Melrose Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living facilities in Melrose are certified by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). This agency establishes regulations regarding accommodations, staffing and care. It’s also responsible for inspecting facilities investigating complaints. Our page on Assisted Living in Massachusetts has more information about these rules.