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Cost of Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Massachusetts is $5,300 per month.
The monthly base rate for Massachusetts assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Massachusetts is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Massachusetts. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.
Researching Massachusetts Assisted Living? Ask these questions:
What terms does Massachusetts require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
Massachusetts may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
What is the Scope of Care offered?
Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Massachusetts. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Massachusetts. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
Massachusetts probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
There are sure to be specific requirements in Massachusetts - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Massachusetts?
Massachusetts will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
Does the facility offer the available required staff?
Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Massachusetts requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
Is memory care offered?
Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Massachusetts.
Are Medicaid waivers available for Massachusetts for this specific facility?
If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Massachusetts Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at mass.gov.
Helpful Massachusetts Assisted Living Resources
Tollfree: (800) 243-4636
Tollfree: (866) 627-7968
The Massachusetts AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Massachusetts regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.
Find your local Massachusetts AAA below:
Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities by City
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- What is Assisted Living?
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- Putting Together a Financial Plan
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- Planning Your Social Security to Better Pay for Retirement
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- Choosing an Assisted Living Facility
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