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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Worcester

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Worcester Assisted Living Facilities on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Marlborough, MA 01752

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4.3 (18)
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5.0 (14)
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4.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

New Horizons is a not-for-profit senior living community located in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Set on 40 acres of conservation land, the facility offers amenities for the residents' enjoyment, such as a theater, hair salon, fitness center, heated pool, and full-service pharmacy. To stay healthy and engaged, the seniors can participate in a full calendar of activities and events, such as book and cinema club, beach volleyball, and group outings to restaurants.

Fitchburg, MA 01420

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4.6 (6)

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Based in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, the Gables of Fitchburg has been offering care and compassion to its assisted living residents for over 30 years. It provides residents with personal care and assistance designed to meet each resident's specific needs and promote a sense of independence as well as a sense of fellowship. Group exercises and social activities, a variety of dining options, and scheduled transportation are just some of the ways Gables residents benefit from its caring, inclusive atmosphere.

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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3.8 (17)
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4.2 (5)

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The Residence at Orchard Grove in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, is a pet-friendly community offering independent and assisted living, as well as reflection memory care. The staff is available 24 hours a day and committed to making the community experience a loving and enjoyable one. While Individual apartments allow privacy for residents, spacious common areas, such as an on-site restaurant, bistro, salon, and theater, allow for social interaction. Recreational and spiritual activities ensure residents maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Leominster, MA 01453

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5.0 (3)

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Manor on the Hill is a family-owned senior living care facility in Worcester, Massachusetts. The team provides weekly housekeeping and laundry services. Residents can participate in group outings to local cultural and social events. Personal outings are also an option, with a companion to help with shopping and mobility. Personalized wellness programs help residents stay active, healthy, and happy with the help of a dietitian, a podiatrist, and an audiologist.

Worcester, MA 01605

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4.9 (7)
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3.7 (6)

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Christopher Heights of Worcester, Massachusetts, is an assisted living facility with studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each unit comes equipped with an emergency response system in the living room and bathroom. Residents are assisted by the full-time staff with daily tasks, including personal hygiene and walking. Exercise and social programs are available daily, along with quilting, bridge, and travel clubs. Residents explore Worcester through cultural outings to local museums, movies, and shows at the local theatre.

Ashland, MA 01721

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4.2 (16)

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The Residence at Valley Farm, located in Ashland, Massachusetts, provides quality senior care in a community-oriented environment. Residents enjoy on-site barbers and salons, a theater, nutritious restaurant-style meals, numerous daily activities, and scheduled trips. They also have access to the facility's amenities, such as the cafe, exercise room, and outdoor patio. Highly trained staff are available to provide comfort and support while assisting seniors with dressing, bathing, and medication management.

Charlton, MA 01507

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4.7 (19)

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The Overlook is a senior living community in Charlton, Massachusetts, that offers assisted living services. Since its founding in 1911, the facility has been supported by the Masonic Health System of Massachusetts and welcomes residents into a vibrant community. Residents are treated to restaurant-style dining as well as an exercise program to help with strength and balance. Seniors are also free to enjoy amenities, including an arts center, game room, and woodworking shop.

Worcester, MA 01606

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4.8 (37)
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1.0 (2)

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Dodge Park is a senior residential living community in Worcester, Massachusetts. Staff is available 24 hours a day to help residents with bathing, dressing, and eating, as well as to provide reminders for medication and other activities. Residents can partake in the monthly calendar of events, such as pet and music therapy, tai chi, and trivia. Dodge Park has been voted the best residential and memory care in Massachusetts from Caring.com.

747 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701

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4.9 (26)
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4.4 (9)

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Mary Ann Morse at Heritage is a nonprofit assisted living facility. Its team, with over 75 years of combined experience, helps residents with bathing, grooming, and medication management. While the staff handles housekeeping and laundry, residents can enjoy the better things in life, including social and therapeutic activities and outings to Boston or Worcester. Three nutritious meals are served every day in the family-style dining room. Other program options include traditional, memory care, and mental health care assisted living communities, as well as a social day program.

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Worcester, MA 01606

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4.9 (31)
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4.8 (5)
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4.0 (1)

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Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, has been providing a warm, personalized assisted living program for over three decades. Its friendly care attendants assist with dressing, bathing, and medication reminders. Meals are provided daily for the residents, and they can enjoy a full activity program, including bingo and craft activities. Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community also offers services for residents with memory loss limitations through their memory support program.

FAQs

  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.