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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $5,735 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 51 assisted living facilities in Worcester County and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Worcester County, MA
A tradition of service and compassion spanning over 40 years, Dodge Park Rest Home provides exemplary assisted living, memory and nursing care for seniors in the Worchester area.
_________________________________________ A family owned and operated assisted living community in Leominster Massachusetts that offers a variety of care levels in a beautiful, loving, safe and comfortable home for active seniors is Manor On The Hill. Our community is nestled on…
Worcester Rest Home and Day Club Dodge Park Rest Home is a licensed sixty (60) beds residential care home in Worcester, MA licensed by the Department of Public Health (DPH) offering it’s residents all the amenities of a modern facility…
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Living at Shrewsbury Crossings in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts means seniors stay independent because of our 24-hour personal care in a socially active, dignified residential setting.
Built on the site of a former family estate, Tatnuck Park offers thoughtfully designed apartments and amenities, providing a comfortable, familiar feeling of home.
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Leominster Crossings provides the best of both worlds--the ability for seniors to remain independent in their own apartment, knowing that help is available 24 hours a day.
Sunrise of Leominster is a charming senior living community centrally located with quick access to downtown shops, restaurants and services, as well as nearby Fort Devens.
We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting…
Senior living has never been so luxurious! Atria Draper Place offers many features, from spacious homes and outstanding care to restaurant-style meals and compassionate staff.
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Blaire House Assisted Living is a family-owned and operated, new senior living residence built within an integrated care community, including; sub-acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, adult day health care, home care and senior transportation. As your needs change overtime, we can…
Imagine having more time to do the things that make you happy: catching up on the best-seller list, getting out to the theater with friends, learning a new language or just relaxing with the people you enjoy. Imagine life without…
Southgate is located in the picturesque town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Situated on 30 park-like acres, Southgate offers gracious apartment living with all the comforts of home. Amenities include a 200-seat theater, full service health club, heated indoor swimming pool, library,…
At The Overlook, you will find pristine New England countryside that is the perfect setting for a relaxing retirement. Settled on 450 acres of nature-filled grounds, you can relax, breathe the fresh air and enjoy the good things in life.…
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Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing personalized care programs to facilitate recovery and improve well-being.
Christopher Heights is an affordable assisted living community offering private apartments in a beautiful home-like setting. Dining At Christopher Heights you will enjoy three chef prepared meals served each day in our sunny dining rooms. In addition to the entree…
Anwelt Heritage Apartments is an environmentally friendly, affordable senior housing complex conveniently located near the Nashua River in Fitchburg, MA. Many shopping and dining opportunities are nearby, as well as museums, churches, and other amenities seniors can enjoy. This facility…
Moments away from centuries-old orchards, The Residence at Orchard Grove is set in a quiet neighborhood in Shrewsbury, MA, a short drive from parks, lakes and cultural attractions, such as the General Artemus Ward Museum and Willard House & Clock…
The neighborhood surrounding Dalton Rest Home offers various conveniences, including retail shopping, restaurants and houses of worship. Also, there are pharmacies within a mile of the home. Paved sidewalks are wide and perfect for strolls or to access the amenities…
Lincoln Hill Manor is a 30 bed facility licensed by the state providing assisted living facilities to ambulatory residents. We provide nourishing meals, activities, and medications. Lincoln Hill Manor is located on a peaceful, scenic street which is a five…
At Briarwood you'll experience the warm and vibrant feeling for yourself as you meet staff and residents. Briarwood is so friendly, active, and secure; you’ll wish you had found us sooner. Our continuum of care means that as you age…
The staff at Eisenberg Assisted Living have dedicated their careers to providing a home-like environment that is safe and has the highest level of care. It is a necessary and satisfying living option for older adults who want their independence…
The quality of life that your loved ones live depend so much on how well you respond to their needs. After all, this is what familial love and caring is all about. At Crescent Manor in Grafton, MA, we run…
At Goddard/Homestead we understand it seems that everywhere we go people are talking about how busy life has become. We also understand how difficult it can be to get everything accomplished that you want to do, in limited time. That…
Leominster Crossings is an independent assisted living facility located on Route 13. There is a courtyard and patio for outdoor entertainment. The activities room is located on the first floor which houses a baby grand piano. The residents are not within walking distance to shopping and restaurants; however, there are ...Read more Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings reviews
My mom is living at Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings, and it's fabulous. The initial impression we got when we visited was from the curb appeal. We met with the administrator who was phenomenal and explained everything. The cleanliness and just everything I know that my mom would be pleased with was ther...Read more Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings reviews
Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings was very nicely designed and beautiful. It was a gloomy day when we went, but it was very bright in there and very nice. We had a nice lunch there. They showed us rooms that were very nice. The people were a little older there than at the other place we saw. My sister is ...Read more Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings reviews
I like Tatnuck Park at Worcester. I thought it was very nice and really liked the location. They go on town trips to CVS or Wal-Mart and do activities inside like barbecues. They had a barbecue for Cinco de Mayo, which we were invited to attend. It was very nice. They were getting ready to go on bus trips somewhere, so...Read more Tatnuck Park at Worcester reviews
Brookdale Eddy Pond West was a little bit older; it has been around for a long time. The staff there was wonderful. The place there is good, and it's clean. It's not quite as up to date or elegant as the other place; however, it seemed a lot more friendly in some ways, and certainly a lot more flexible in what the resi...Read more Brookdale Eddy Pond West reviews
My parents have been in Brookdale Eddy Pond West for two weeks now, and everyone has been very helpful, very kind, and very happy there. They are comfortable and felt at home right after the first day. We've been able to get the services they need, which is a great relief to us. The place is clean and well kept, and th...Read more Brookdale Eddy Pond West reviews
Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study documents average monthly senior care costs throughout the country. The study shows that at $5,735, assisted living in Worcester County is significantly more expensive than the national average of $4,000 but only slightly above the state average of $5,495.
With the exception of Pittsfield ($4,200) and Springfield ($4,950), assisted living prices throughout Massachusetts are above $5,000 per month. Costs are highest in Boston ($5,850), the largest city in the state.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Worcester County, so data for Worcester, the county seat, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care costs in Worcester County range from $1,441 a month for adult day health services up to $11,710 per month for care in a semiprivate room in a nursing home. Assisted living costs $5,735 per month, while in-home care costs between $4,767 and $5,148 for 44 hours of weekly care.
When calculating the true cost of remaining at home it’s important to factor in the ongoing expenses involved. Seniors who opt to stay in their home continue to pay for groceries, utilities and property taxes on top of their care costs, while these day-to-day living expenses are included with assisted living care.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Low-income seniors in Worcester County may qualify for free health coverage through MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program funded by the federal and state government.
MassHealth provides a variety of benefits, including doctor visits, home health care, nursing facility care and hospital services. Additional benefits, such as dental and vision care, case management, physiotherapy and preventative health programs, may be offered through state-specific waivers.
For free MassHealth coverage with access to long-term care services, seniors must have a monthly income of $2,313 or less and own no more than $2,000 in countable assets. If only one spouse in a married couple requires care, any income earned by the community spouse is disregarded.
Certain assets are not counted under Medicaid rules, such as a home worth no more than $878,000 that the applicant and/or their spouse use as their principal residence.
Personal Care Attendant Program
Seniors with permanent disabilities who qualify for MassHealth coverage may be eligible for self-directed personal care services through the MassHealth Personal Care Attendant program.
The PCA is available to seniors who need help performing at least two activities of daily living. Seniors may be assigned up to 50 hours of personal care services weekly depending on their medical needs, and PCA participants can hire friends and family members to provide care giving services.
Moving Forward Plan Waivers
The Moving Forward Plan waivers are home and community-based waivers designed to help fragile seniors return to the community from an institutional setting, such as a nursing home.
To qualify, seniors aged 65 or older must have been in a nursing facility for at least 90 days, qualify for MassHealth coverage and be able to live in a community setting, such as assisted living, with MFP supports.
MFP services are assigned on a case-by-case basis and may include personal care, community support, a homemaker, rehabilitation therapy and skilled nursing care.
For more information on MassHealth, the PCA and the MFP waivers, contact MassHealth Customer Service Center at (800) 841-2900.
Massachusetts State Supplement Program
Seniors aged 65 and older who qualify for federal Supplemental Security Income benefits may be eligible for additional cash assistance through the Massachusetts State Supplement Program. Some seniors who don’t qualify for SSI due to excess income may be eligible for SSP benefits.
SSP benefits are based on the applicant’s income and living arrangements, and recipients who receive SSI benefits are paid the SSP benefits on the same day.
For more information contact the SSP client assistance line at (877) 863-1128.
Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly
Seniors who have been certified by the State as needing the level of care provided in a nursing home may qualify for enrollment in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
PACE is a managed care model that provides client-centered medical, social and wellness services that allow seniors to receive care in a noninstitutional setting, such as their home or an assisted living facility.
PACE services are delivered through an interdisciplinary team consisting of physicians, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, activation workers and personal care workers. Each participant is provided with personalized services based on their individual care plan, and most PACE programs and benefits are delivered at the local PACE center.
To qualify for PACE, seniors must:
Once seniors enroll in PACE, all MassHealth services are provided through PACE-affiliated caregivers. Seniors are free to leave PACE at any time.
For more information, contact Summit ElderCare, the PACE provider for Worcester County, at (877) 837-9009.
The Worcester Senior Center provides seniors with a wide range of fitness classes, art workshops, technology lessons and drop-in groups designed to promote wellness and community connections. The center also hosts special events, such as health fairs, blood pressure screening clinics and holiday celebrations.
Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence St., Worcester, MA 01604
Veterans and survivors can contact the Veterans Services Division to learn about local, state and federal benefit programs, submit claims applications and file appeals. Assistance is also available through the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services.
Outpatient VA health services are available at the Worcester VA Clinic, a part of the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System.
Veterans Service Division
455 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608
Worcester VA Clinic
605 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605-1901
Seniors and their caregivers who need information on local resources and services can contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at Elder Services of Worcester Area. In Worcester, the Center for Living and Working is the local ADRC member agency.
Center for Living and Working, Inc.
484 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608
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