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Get Pricing & Availability for Assisted Living in Barnstable County, MA

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Home to many well-known summer vacation spots, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, appeals to seniors seeking a quintessential New England coastal lifestyle during their retirement years. Individuals aged 65 and older make up 31.4% of the 212,990 residents of the county. To better serve these older residents, communities including Barnstable, the county seat, have joined AARP’s age-friendly network.

Seniors planning their retirement budget can expect the cost of living here to be higher than some other locations across the country. However, healthcare costs are noticeably lower, at just 84.3% of the national average. A higher-than-average number of doctors practice in the area, and the air quality here is very good. The mild summer weather offers four months with ideal temperatures, during which seniors can take advantage of local outdoor recreational opportunities and explore the county’s parks.

The cost of assisted living in Barnstable County averages $6,338 per month, which is slightly higher than the Massachusetts’ statewide average of $6,085. Actual costs can vary based on an individual community’s services, amenities and location.

Note: Information for Barnstable County was not available, so data from the nearest city, Barnstable Town, was used.

Check our list of the 10-best assisted living facilities in Barnstable County to find a community that’s right for you or your loved one.

Atria Woodbriar

Atria Woodbriar is nestled in a wooded setting next to James Pond. Its 15-acre property features paved walking trails and outdoor seating areas that let seniors enjoy the beautiful scenery up close. The community offers independent living, assisted living and memory care services. Discreet enhanced support is also available through an on-site nurse to help seniors monitor vital signs and manage chronic conditions such as diabetes. Residents can access on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy and participate in a robust selection of daily activities and social events.

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  • Environmentally friendly campus with LEED Gold certification
  • Room service and catering for family parties

Thirwood Place

Thirwood Place supports seniors' daily activities and personal needs through professional 24-hour assisted living services. Respectful staff members perform regular safety checks and monitor residents' medications and health through a personalized care plan. Daily exercise sessions are held to encourage healthy activity and include low-impact options such as chair yoga, tai chi and stretching. The community's brightly lit apartments are fully equipped for comfort and safety, featuring individual climate controls, emergency call systems and kitchens with a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Graciously designed guest suites are also available.

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Maplewood at Brewster

Maplewood at Brewster is a luxurious senior living community featuring resort-style design elements and amenities, such as a dramatic two-story lobby and a state-of-the-art spa and salon. Its grounds offer gardens and terraces where seniors and their peers can dine al fresco or gather around cozy fire pits for conversations. Daily movies are shown in a comfortable theater room, and a library, art studio and engagement center are well-stocked with supplies to support seniors' favorite pastimes. Nursing services, a medical office and a wellness center are on-site to enhance residents' overall health.

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  • Life-enriching technologies such as Eversound, Rendever and IN2L
  • Farm-to-table dining program

Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay

Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay helps seniors manage their health and care needs so they can continue to live full, independent lives. Its inviting campus is located next to the Cape Cod Canal, which offers residents beautiful views of the waterfront, and a putting green and bocce court are available for outdoor recreation. Housekeeping and maintenance tasks are completed by friendly staff members so residents can focus on attending the daily offering of fitness classes, on-site entertainment and social events. Activities can include book clubs, worship services, shopping trips, concerts, parachute golf and bingo.

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Mill Hill Residence, a Maplewood at Mayflower Place Community

Mill Hill Residence, a Maplewood at Mayflower Place Community, provides a full range of senior living services to ensure residents can comfortably age in place. Residents receive discreet and compassionate assistance with their medical and personal needs in the comfort and privacy of their apartments. The on-staff nurses create a care plan for each resident that meets their personal needs and preferences. Resources such as a brain fitness center, exercise programs and therapies are available on-site to help seniors enhance their overall wellness.

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Decatur House

Decatur House earned a spot on our 10-best list because of its senior-focused, homelike environment. Residents are encouraged to participate in engaging activities and events and forge friendships with other community members. Personal care, housekeeping and laundry services are completed in a timely manner thanks to the community's high staff-to-resident ratio. Concierge scheduling makes it easy for seniors to track and update their appointments, and in-house medical services are available for their convenience. Residents are treated to three delicious meals each day, and in pleasant weather, they can choose to dine in the lavishly decorated community space or on the outdoor patio.

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Maplewood at Mayflower Place

Maplewood at Mayflower Place easily made our best assisted living facility list thanks to its thoughtful amenities and services that enhance seniors' daily quality of life. Its personal residences feature oversized windows which fill the private spaces with abundant natural light. Residents can prepare a light meal in the kitchenette of their deluxe studio or one-bedroom apartment, or join their peers in the community restaurant-style dining room or bistro. The menu features chef-prepared dishes tailored to seniors' palates and crafted from locally sourced, nutritious ingredients. Additional campus amenities include a fitness club, library and country store.

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Brookdale Cape Cod

Brookdale Cape Cod offers older adults comfortable living accommodations in a resort-style environment. Trained staff members are on hand around the clock to answer assistance requests, and a 24-hour electronic security and emergency response system enhances residents' safety and peace of mind. Postal, concierge and salon services are available on-site for convenience. Lovely indoor common areas, such as a community kitchen, arts and crafts studio, fireside living room and game room, offer residents plenty of spots to relax or spend quality time with their peers. A robust calendar of activities is offered every day to provide residents with engagement and entertainment, and a courtyard, walking paths and greenhouse offer opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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Heritage at Falmouth

Heritage at Falmouth is sited on a tranquil property bordered by the historic Beebe Woods. The campus is accented by mature plantings, and wildlife and birds are frequently spotted exploring the gardens. Residents can decorate and furnish their apartments to suit their personality and style, and have access to a well-stocked library, salon and barbershop, lounge and game tables. Staff members plan daily activities and events, including holiday parties, sing-alongs and book clubs, to nourish social bonds and engagement. Heritage at Falmouth earned a spot on our list because of the medical support available to residents through affiliated Cape Cod Healthcare.

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Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings

Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings provides seniors with personalized attention and carefully designed services by a highly trained caregiving team. The community offers transportation, housekeeping, laundry and concierge services in addition to assistance with daily living activities. A calendar of scheduled events, including musical entertainment, crafts, exercise classes and parties, keep individuals physically and socially active. The property's shaded patio spaces with fire features, raised garden beds and walking paths offer ample opportunities for outdoor enjoyment. Chef-prepared, seasonal menus help create a luxurious dining experience, and residents can request catering for special events, such as parties with their families.

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