Cost of Assisted Living in Massachusetts
According to the 2012 A Place for Mom Senior Living Costs Survey, the median monthly cost to live in an assisted living one bedroom apartment in Massachusetts is $4,472.
A Place for Mom uses the term “assisted living” to indicate that the community provides some level of assistance with daily living activities. It is not intended to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care.
Best Cities for Successful Aging 2012
Boston Massachusetts: Ranked #1 for ages 80+. Excellent health care and access to top notch medical professionals. Downside – the cost of living is high and the price of assisted living is among the highest in the nation. (Best Cities for Successful Aging Index: Milken Institute July 2012 )
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Assisted Living Rules and Regulations in Massachusetts
State regulatory agencies can provide unique insight into the backgrounds of assisted living communities and help those looking for quality care services. However, public access to these records differ greatly depending on the state. Learn more about finding assisted living records in Massachusetts.
Public Records and License Status
Massachusetts has limited access into assisted living records, offering a residency list available in PDF only format and information that is over one year old. To gain greater insight into records, visit the Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs. For an inspection report, fax the Executive Office of Elder Affairs at 617-727-9368. You may also file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
Violations and Resident Protection
While the state of Massachusetts does make a list of licensed assisted living communities available online, the information is not current and not searchable by community. Additionally, they do not post information regarding violations, complaints, survey results or inspections online. They do have information regarding the capacity for each community but do not show information about special licensing for care, payment information, pricing of facilities or contact information for communities.
Massachusetts performs inspections every 24 months and can fine facilities for violations and non-compliance.