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Page Reviewed / Updated – March 7, 2023

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Seniors who choose Agawam, MA, as home will join a community of 28,494 residents, of whom a large portion — 20.4% — are 65 years of age or older. Both Agawam and Massachusetts are members of the AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, signaling a prioritization of senior services and opportunities.

With low property and violent crime rates, Agawam is safer than the typical American locale. It is also a relatively inexpensive place to live, especially for Massachusetts. The Baystate Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center offer the region’s residents health care services.

In Agawam, assisted living facilities charge $5,048 per month on average, per Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. That cost comes in $548 higher than the national average of $4,500, but it is a relative bargain compared to the Massachusetts statewide average, which is $6,500. Options to the east of Agawam, such as Worcester, Barnstable and Boston, are noticeably pricier.

Note: Data for Agawam was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Springfield, was used instead

To help older adults and their families assess options, this guide describes the top 10 assisted living facilities in the Agawan area.

Ruth's House

Because Ruth's House is part of the JGS Lifecare campus, it offers comprehensive health care and can ease seniors' transitions as their needs change. Among the community's on-site professionals are a primary care geriatrician, nurses and a dietitian. It has studio apartments, plus one-bedroom units in three sizes. A life-enrichment team keeps residents engaged through outings and activities, including concerts and holiday celebrations. Seniors also receive reminders to take medication. The facility's multidenominational religious programming may appeal to residents of faith, and there is an on-site rabbi. To oversee seniors' diets, the community has a registered dietitian.

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  • Residents can access pet therapy
  • Offers kosher meals and always-available kosher snacks

The Wellington at Springfield

With a lineup of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, The Wellington at Springfield offers an array of floor plan choices. Caregivers and a concierge meet seniors' needs 24/7. Giving medication reminders and helping with bathing and grooming are among the staff's capabilities. The staff provides incontinence care as well. To help seniors maintain and improve mobility, the community conducts classes incorporating exercise, walking and balance activities. A culinary team handles all meal preparation. This community has received a Best of Senior Living distinction based on its reception from consumers.

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Keystone Commons

Rated as free of deficiencies by the American Health Care Association, Keystone Commons was an easy inclusion on this list. Its assisted living apartments include studio and one- and two-bedroom units with kitchenettes and emergency call systems. Around the clock care associates are on-site. This facility has a unique blend of wellness services, including hearing aid checks, foot care and dental care. Through its activities program, seniors can attend religious gatherings and partake in outings and classes. The staff serves three meals per day in a dining room designed for assisted living residents.

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Prosper at Monastery Heights

Prosper at Monastery Heights spreads over 18-acres of land and is unique because of its former use as a monastery. Stained glass windows, a chapel and a historic dining room are some of the community's striking features. With three community rooms, Prosper at Monastery Heights has ample areas for socialization. Incoming residents can pick between studios and one-bedroom apartments. Serving three meals per day, the staff can accommodate dietary needs such as low-salt or vegan food. Regular religious services are provided, as well as activities focused on physical health, intellectual stimulation and socialization.

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  • Transportation program offers personal rides
  • Staff performs three safety checks daily

The Reserve at East Longmeadow

The Reserve at East Longmeadow partners with residents to develop customized care plans. Along with providing personal assistance, the staff handles laundry and trash removal. Seniors can enroll in the community's Revolution in Motion program to work on their mobility and physical fitness. Other programming fulfills residents' needs for social and spiritual connections and intellectual engagement. A dining services director oversees the community's food preparation process, which delivers three meals per day.

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  • Has emergency-response procedures for urgent situations and maintenance-related matters
  • Features more than 20 floor plans, including studio and one- and two-bedroom units

Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks

Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks has studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments, many of which feature balconies. The facility gives seniors emergency pendants or wristbands to summon help when needed. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurses' aides are among the caregivers. After enrolling in customized care plans, seniors receive help with needs such as medication administration and hygiene maintenance. Housekeeping and meal preparation services are also available. The activity options are diverse, spanning from happy hours and movie watching to meditation and religious gatherings.

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  • Staff can assist residents with mobility challenges
  • The fitness center's equipment is senior-friendly

Orchard Valley at Wilbraham

Orchard Valley at Wilbraham caters to seniors with a wide range of abilities and needs. Management and maintenance staff members and caregivers are available around the clock for emergencies. Seniors seeking one-bedroom or studio units can find both here. Housekeeping and laundry services remove those tasks from seniors' schedules, and a dining team takes care of meal preparation. When residents want relaxing outdoor time, they can visit the community's patios, gardens or walking paths. The staff conducts both on-site activities and outings into the local area.

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  • Has controlled-access entry
  • The Concierge helps with appointments and transportation

Southwick Village

Southwick Villages deserves notice because of its personalized dining program and its sprawling size. The community's grounds cover 46 acres, much of which is scenic woodland. Licensed caregivers tend to assisted living residents' needs, making tasks such as moving around, taking medication and keeping track of appointments easier to manage. Help is on hand 24/7, and care from a licensed nurse is available. To stay apprised of residents' condition, the staff performs regular wellness checks.

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  • Provides oxygen assistance, companion care and incontinence care
  • Staff coordinates with residents' medical professionals

Suffield by the River

After setting up a personalized care program for each resident, Suffield by the River's staff can help with tasks such as bathing, showering and transferring. Through service coordination and support, this facility cares for seniors with significant levels of need. Health clinics and exercise classes offer ways to maintain physical health. Staff members, including security personnel, are always present. Transportation is free. The activities calendar contains educational, social and entertainment options.

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  • Staff aids seniors in adopting morning and evening routines
  • In-room dining is an option

The Arbors Assisted Living at Westfield

The Arbors Assisted Living at Westfield stood out to this list's curators because of its Reader Raves award for Best Assisted Living Community. The staff prioritizes communicating with families and keeping them a part of residents' lives. Caregivers are present around the clock, and they provide daily assistance with personal care tasks. Housekeeping and linen services take place once per week. The community runs activities targeted at improving seniors' physical health and social lives, and it is adept at supporting veterans. One- and two-bedroom units are available.

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  • Has a trial stay program
  • Apartments are ready for internet, cable and phone hookups