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Cost of Massachusetts Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Massachusetts is $10,737 per month.

The monthly base rate for Massachusetts nursing homes 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 in Massachusetts. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Massachusetts, the average cost is $11,632.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Rhode Island$7,756
New Hampshire$9,612
New York$10,980

Massachusetts Nursing Home Statistics

Massachusetts contains 408 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 46,755 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 84% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Massachusetts skilled nursing homes is 3.5 which ranks 25 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Massachusetts facilities.

Overall Ratings of Massachusetts Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Massachusetts

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Massachusetts

Percent of Massachusetts Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Massachusetts Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Massachusetts Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Massachusetts

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Massachusetts? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Massachusetts?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Massachusetts nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Massachusetts?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Massachusetts.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Massachusetts facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Massachusetts nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Massachusetts?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Massachusetts's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Massachusetts nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Massachusetts Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Massachusetts

Have a complaint about a Massachusetts Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Massachusetts have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Massachusetts, report it to:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Local: (617) 753-8000
Tollfree: (800) 462-5540
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Massachusetts or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Executive Office of Elder Affairs of Massachusetts
Local: (617) 727-7750
Tollfree: (800) 243-4636
As a Massachusetts resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Massachusetts state department of insurance at:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Local: (617) 521-7794
Local TDD: (617) 521-7490
Tollfree: (877) 563-4467
Are you aware of all the Massachusetts health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Massachusetts Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Local: (617) 624-6000
Tollfree: (866) 627-7968
Are you on a low income in Massachusetts and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Massachusetts medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Office of Health and Human Services of Massachusetts
Tollfree: (800) 841-2900
Are you familiar with the Massachusetts Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Massachusetts residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Massachusetts AAA below:

Elder Services of Berkshire County
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 499-0524
Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.
Springfield, MA
(413) 781-8800
Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging
West Boylston, MA
(800) 244-3032
SeniorCare, Inc.
Gloucester, MA
(978) 281-1750
Greater Lynn Senior Services
Lynn, MA
(781) 599-0110
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services
Somerville, MA
(617) 628-2601
Minuteman Senior Services
Bedford, MA
(781) 272-7177
Springwell, Inc.
Waltham, MA
(617) 926-4100
Baypath Elder Services
Marlborough, MA
(508) 573-7200
HESSCO- Health & Social Services Consortium, Inc.
Sharon, MA
(781) 784-4944
South Shore Elder Services Inc.
Braintree, MA
(781) 848-3910
Old Colony Planning Council Area Agency on Aging
Brockton, MA
(508) 583-1833
Coastline Elderly Services, Inc.
New Bedford, MA
(508) 999-6400
Elder Services of Merrimack Valley
Lawrence, MA
(978) 683-7747
Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly
Boston, MA
(617) 635-4366
Bristol Elder Services, Inc
Fall River, MA
(508) 675-2101
Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands
South Dennis, MA
(508) 394-4630
LifePath, Inc.
Greenfield, MA
(413) 773-5555- (978) 544-2259
Highland Valley Elder Services
Florence, MA
(413) 586-2000
WestMass ElderCare
Holyoke, MA
Mystic Valley Elder Services, Inc.
Malden, MA
(781) 324-7705
North Shore Elder Services, Inc.
Danvers, MA
(978) 750-4540

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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