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Seniors looking in Massachusetts for retirement housing or assisted living facilities will find history blended in everywhere. Boston is one of the most historic sites in the United States. From the first colonial settlements to signing the Declaration of Independence, much of America’s history took place here.
While Boston is the state’s capital and main metropolitan center for Massachusetts, a large grouping of communities that all offer assisted living housing and nursing home providers surrounds it. The area is heavily populated but many interesting events are within easy access for the arts and cultural entertainment. Other larger cities in the state include Worcester, Springfield, and Lowell.
The terrain of Massachusetts changes from the eastern coastal plains to the western mountains of the Appalachian range. The climate follows this change also with humid and hot summers for the coastal area and milder weather to the west. Winters are mild to cold with snow, the western areas can receive sever winter conditions at times.
The cost of living for the state is moderate to high depending on location. The state personal income tax is a flat rate of 5.3% and the sales tax of 6.25% covers retail sales except groceries and clothing up to $175.00. Tourism does contribute to the state's economy, with Boston and Cape Cod as the most popular locations. Other outdoor recreational activities are yachting, sailing, and freshwater or deep-sea fishing. Gloucester, Massachusetts offers whale-watching cruises and is a great way to see the Atlantic Oceans biggest mammals.
Assisted living communities are at all locations in Massachusetts, and the largest collection is around Boston and the coastal cities. But if seniors do wish for quieter country living, then the interior of the states rural farm country can offer it. Towns along the southeast coastal areas like Plymouth or the islands off the cape such as Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket offer assisted living at a higher cost.
The average annual cost for Massachusetts assisted living facilities is $54,900. The nursing home centers charge $110,775 yearly depending on location and added health care needs. If a senior only needs a helping hand, then adult day care health facilities charge $15,500 yearly for health care support. The Office of Elder Affairs certifies Assisted Living Residences in Massachusetts oversees assisted living providers. The Division of Health Care Quality - Massachusetts Department of Public Health watches all state health care needs.
The estimated population of Massachusetts is at 6,649,441 citizens. Of these, 908,565 are senior’s over the age of 65 with the largest groups in the communities of Fort Devens, Popponesset, Harwich Port, and Orleans. There are many choices across the state depending on the needs and wants of the senior looking for a retirement location. The many assisted living centers will provide the health care help needed.