The 15 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Boston, MA

Searching for assisted living in Boston, MA can be a challenge; luckily we can help. Seniorly can help you quickly and easily sort through all the different assisted living communities in Boston, so that you can find the one that best suits your family's needs. Filter Boston assisted living communities by price, amenity, and other features to find your top contenders. Once you have a list of assisted living facilities you're interested in, you have the option to get in touch with a Seniorly Partner Advisor. Our Partner Advisors are local, and can offer you the inside scoop on senior living communities in Boston as well as schedule tours for you, and even accompany you on tours. They are experts in helping seniors find the ideal new home where they can thrive. Start narrowing your search for assisted living communities in Boston today.
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1. Chestnut Park At Cleveland Circle

50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA 02135Assisted Living
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2. Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171Assisted Living · Memory Care · Independent Living
$3,195 - $8,395
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3. Goddard House

165 Chestnut Street, Brookline, MA 02445Assisted Living · Memory Care
Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline is committed to providing residents with a healthful, stimulating lifestyle and the perfect recipe of services delivered with the kindness and compassion that inspired its founding over a century ago. This vibrant and innovative community offers both traditional assisted living and memory care in an exquisite setting just outside of the city, along Boston...
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$6,000 - $8,150
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4. Landmark At Longwood

63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120Assisted Living
Landmark at Longwood is located at the Haskell House, the former Baptist School of Nursing. Much of the school’s original beauty has been preserved during the restoration and renovation period. Situated on the New England Baptist Medical Campus, Landmark at Longwood offers our residents direct access to numerous religious, cultural, medical, and historical endeavors. Nestled on top of a hill, La...
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5. Providence House

180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135Assisted Living · Memory Care
Providence House is a senior living community offering assisted living and memory care in Brighton, MA, a suburb of Boston. The cost of assisted living starts at $6,200 per month, compared to the median cost of assisted living in the Boston area of $5,850 per month. The facility is conveniently located near Beacon Street and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, in proximity to many shops, restaurants, and...
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6. The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

46 Lincoln Street, Winthrop, MA 02152Assisted Living · Memory Care · Independent Living
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7. Youville House

1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138Assisted Living
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8. Neville Place

650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138Assisted Living · Memory Care
Neville Place at Fresh Pond in Cambridge, MA offers local seniors personalized assisted living and a residential Compass Memory Support Neighborhood® which caters to individuals with memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Residents of Neville Place have the best of both worlds – a convenient city location just off the Fresh Pond rotary in Cambridge accessible by public transportation and quiet ...
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$6,500 - $7,750
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9. Cambridge Homes

360 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138Assisted Living
A trusted senior living community for 130 years, the not-for-profit Cambridge Homes features 44 independent and assisted living apartments and offers residents a wide variety of cultural, educational, wellness and social programs. The Cambridge Homes is located in an historic Georgian-style building on Mount Auburn Street just a mile from Harvard Square and adjacent to Mount Auburn Hospital. The e...
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$6,050 - $8,175
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10. Susan Bailis

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115Assisted Living
Susan Bailis is a senior living community in Boston, MA that offers assisted living, memory care, respite care, and rehabilitation. The cost of the assisted living community starts at $5,200 per month, about 12 percent below the area's $5,850 average monthly cost of assisted living. Residents can choose between studio and one-bedroom living spaces that include kitchenettes, private bathrooms, hous...
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11. JFK Apartments

55 Essex Street, Cambridge, MA 02139Assisted Living · Independent Living
John F. Kennedy Apartments, an Affiliate of the Cambridge Housing Authority, offers affordable independent living and assisted care services for local seniors in the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The renovated top-of-the-line apartment building features 44 spacious “independent” apartments for the elderly and disabled, as well as 25 apartments for seniors who want or require the option of ...
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12. Ruggles Assisted Living

25 Ruggles Street, Boston, MA 02119Assisted Living
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13. Rogerson House

434 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130Assisted Living
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14. Zelma Lacey House

9 West School Street, Charlestown, MA 02129Assisted Living
$3,200 - $3,500
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15. Visiting Nurse Assisted Living

259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144Assisted Living
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16. Lighthouse Nursing Care Center

204 Proctor Ave, Revere, MA 02151Skilled Nursing Facility · Assisted Living
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17. Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center

120 Murray St, Medford, MA 02155Skilled Nursing Facility · Assisted Living
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18. Cadbury Commons

66 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140Assisted Living · Memory Care · Independent Living
$5,300 - $7,000
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19. Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148Assisted Living · Memory Care · Independent Living
$3,795 - $4,895
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20. Prospect House

420 Reservoir Ave., Revere, MA 02151Assisted Living · Memory Care
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Explore other types of communities in Boston, Massachusetts

Assisted Living
For seniors who need some help with daily activities and want a supportive community that’s active, social, and engaging.
Independent Living
For active older adults who want to downsize to a home in a retirement community but don’t need help to live independently.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
For seniors with more serious medical needs who require skilled care following a hospitalization, illness, or surgery.
Memory Care
A supervised and secured community designed to support engagement and quality of life for residents living with dementia.
Board and Care Home
Homes in residential neighborhoods that are equipped and staffed to provide daily care for a small number of residents.
Active Adult Communities (55+)
Communities of houses and apartments for residents 55 and older who live independently, enjoying an active, social lifestyle.

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Getting Ready to Move to Assisted Living in Boston

Preparing for a move can always be a big task, but by keeping some tips in mind, you or your loved one can go through the relocation process more smoothly and with less stress and discomfort. First, you'll want to take care of your current residence. This could mean canceling a rental lease or selling a home or RV. You'll also want to sell or donate your furniture and decor items, as assisted living communities near you in Boston are furnished residential options.

In addition, if you are helping a loved one, there are a few ways to make the process easier for everyone:

  • Encourage your loved one to visit a physician for a check-up. This means that when your loved one moves into the assisted living community, staff members will have up-to-date, accurate information about health and assistance needs.
  • Talk with the staff at the residence about what kind of items your loved one can bring, from photos and other sentimental items to practical needs.
  • Familiarize yourself with the policies of the assisted living community and the move-in process, so there are no surprises on moving day or immediately thereafter.
  • Support your loved one's desires and wishes for his or her new home. Assisted living honors seniors' independence, and their participation in the process is essential.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Boston?

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Boston is $5,599 according to Genworth Cost of Care survey 2017.

The cost of assisted living can vary greatly from community to community and location to location. There are a number of factors that can influence the cost, including the type of residence, level of care provided and assortment of amenities involved. Of course, the local cost of living is often a determining factor. There are several types of communities that can vary in price. Rent is one element of the total monthly cost, but care fees, community service fees and other items can also be involved.

While the average monthly cost to live in assisted living in the United States in 2017 was $3,750, the average monthly cost in Massachusetts was $5,599, according to Genworth. In the Boston area, average monthly costs for assisted living were $5,975, depending on the type of community and the services provided there.

Our local Seniorly Partner Agents often have the ability to negotiate monthly rent and fees on your behalf at many of the communities you might be interested in. This is a free service to you. To connect to a Seniorly Partner Agent email us now at or call (855) 866-4515.

What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living vs. Other Senior Care Types?

The difference between assisted living and other types of senior care is that assisted living sits on the continuum of care between independent living and skilled nursing facilities, sometimes called nursing homes.

There are a number of different types of communities in the Boston area designed to meet the needs of aging citizens. Assisted living communities are a great choice for seniors who need help with activities of daily living but not round-the-clock nursing assistance or medical care. Assisted living communities can help seniors to enjoy greater social interaction and a supportive environment that can help you or your loved one to thrive.

However, there are other types of communities that may be a better fit for some seniors, including:

  • Independent living or retirement communities, which offer community living, activities and social support, are not suited for those who need support with Activities of Daily Living.
  • Short-term care options are meant for seniors who need medical assistance and support for only a short time, such as following a surgery or serious illness.
  • Nursing homes or memory care facilities provide options for people who need round-the-clock nursing support, including specialized options for people living with Alzheimer's or dementia.
  • Hospice care is for people who are moving into an end of life situation and are no longer seeking aggressive treatment for terminal illness. They are designed to provide supportive care and maximum comfort at the end of life period.