Assisted Living in Woburn, Massachusetts
Located 10 miles northwest of Boston, the quaint city of Woburn, Massachusetts, is a mixture of wooded conservation areas and residential neighborhoods. Approximately 16.4% of Woburn’s 40,228 residents are aged 65 and older. The city of Woburn is known for its classic New England architecture and was first settled in 1640. Warm summers and wet winters with below-freezing temperatures are typical of Woburn. Temperatures vary between 20°F to 82°F, allowing residents to experience all four seasons, including a spectacular display of autumn leaves. Woburn is surrounded by many natural parks such as the Horn Pond Reservation, Forest Park and Shaker Glen. There are 245 assisted living facilities near the city and seniors have access to 36 hospitals, as well as a very high number of Medicare-registered physicians.
Assisted living care in Woburn costs an average of $6,442 per month. Care costs vary depending on location, services and amenities available to residents.
Paying for Assisted Living in Woburn, Massachusetts
The Cost of Assisted Living in Woburn
The median monthly cost of assisted living care in Woburn is $6,442, according to the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. The cost of care in Woburn is higher than the statewide average of $5,640. The national average for assisted living is $1,589 lower than assisted living costs in Woburn. Costs are higher than Rhode Island’s median monthly cost of $5,199 and Connecticut’s assisted living cost of $4,880. The only state with a higher assisted living cost in New England than Woburn, MA, is New Hampshire ($7,021).
The cost of assisted living care varies throughout the state of Massachusetts. Boston has the highest assisted living cost in the state at $6,442. Pittsfield, the largest city in Berkshire County, has the lowest assisted living costs in the state, with a median monthly cost of $3,013. Worcester has similar assisted living care costs as the statewide average ($5,634).
Note: Data for Woburn was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Boston, was used instead.
Woburn Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Medicaid in the state of Massachusetts is known as MassHealth. The program offers financial assistance for eligible seniors with limited financial resources to help offset the costs associated with assisted living. Statewide programs the Supplemental Security Income Category G (SSI-G) and the Moving Forward Plan Residential Supports Waiver. Learn more about MassHealth, additional waiver programs and eligibility requirements by visiting our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.
Woburn Assisted Living Resources
|Woburn Council on Aging||(781) 937-7789||The Woburn Council on Aging is a volunteer organization that helps to identify the needs of older adults living in the area and provide them with resources to support aging with dignity. The organization works to educate the Woburn community and advocates for the design and implementation of services that benefit the elderly. The Woburn Council of Aging is part of the Woburn Senior Citizen Center, which also provides transportations services, meal programs and support groups.|
|Minuteman Senior Services||(781) 272-7177||Minuteman Senior Services has supported older and disabled adults in Woburn and the surrounding area for over four decades. Specialized support is given to caregivers and there are over 20 programs and services available to help older adults maintain their independence for as long as possible. These include care management, elder protective services, legal services, senior nutrition, money management, and a general information center. Many services are free, including health benefits counseling. Services areas include Woburn, Wilmington, Concord, Stow, Maynard, Littleton, Burlington, and Winchester.|
|The Woburn Veterans Office||(781) 897-5825||The Veteran’s Services Department aids and assists veterans and their families with services such as short and long-term medical assistance, financial aid, assistance with applying for veterans benefits and administrative services. The Veterans Affairs office also helps former members of the armed services determine eligibility for pensions, such as the Social Security Special Earnings for Military Service and Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP). The Aid and Attendance benefit is available to Veterans who need financial help for in-home care or to cover costs associated with assisted living and nursing homes.|
|Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)||(617) 727-7750||The mission of the EOEA is to promote the independence, empowerment, and well-being of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers. A wide range of programs and services are available to older adults throughout the state of Massachusetts, including advocacy services, family caregivers support, health insurance counseling, and prescription drug assistance. 350 local agencies provide local outreach, social and health services, and grassroots organizations such as Dementia Friendly Massachusetts help to advocate and support elderly persons experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related issues. All programs are part of the Department of Transitional Assistance for Seniors.|
|Commonwealth Care Alliance||(866) 610-2273||Commonwealth Care Alliance is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organization that works to improve care for individuals with complex medical needs that are eligible for both MassHealth (Medicaid) and Medicare. The Senior Care Options (HMO SNP) program serves adults aged 65 and older. It covers prescription drugs, doctor visits, hospital stays, and products and services that are needed for seniors to live independently at home for as long as possible. Other benefits include free eye exams, dental services, hearing exams and medical equipment and supplies.|
Woburn Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
All assisted living communities must adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). Visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page for more information about these laws.