Assisted Living in Massachusetts
Is assisted living the right care option for you?
Determining the amount of attention you or your loved one requires is an important first step. Assisted living facilities are perfect places for aging senior citizens who require aid with particular day to day activities but don’t demand 24-hour supervision. Assisted living communities provide a good support program for senior citizens that happen to be trying to find a lot more than quick in-home services. If assisted living meets your requirements, study all you can about each community and the services they supply. All registered health care providers must meet policies laid out by the state but supplemental care services and amenities will differ from service provider to provider.
Which care services are usually supplied in assisted living communities in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts authorities check out certified care providers regularly to ensure that assisted living facilities offer residents with certain care services. Residents should expect to find these care programs and much more at each licensed care community:
- Wellness Programs
- Central Dining Program
- Nursing Care and Medical Services
- Emergency Call Systems
- Exercise and Social Activities
How much does it cost each month to live in an assisted living community in Massachusetts?
At NLO, we like to refer to Genworth’s annual expense of care questionnaire that has the price of assisted living care in Massachusetts to be $5,640 per month on average. That is much higher than the national average in the US that was reported at $4,000 each month. The cities that revealed many of the more expensive costs of care included Boston, Newton, Brookline while cities in Western Massachusetts like Springfield and Worcester were below the state average.
Find more information on state licensing for senior communities in Massachusetts with New LifeStyles.