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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Dartmouth, MA
In southeastern Massachusetts, the historic coastal town of Dartmouth is a popular destination for seniors wanting to stay busy and active during their retirement. Of the 34,188 inhabitants, almost 20% of them are seniors who call Dartmouth home.
With a scenic coastline that borders Buzzard’s Bay and forests and parklands in the north, Dartmouth has plenty of beaches and parklands for days out with visiting family, including Demarest Lloyd State Park with picnic areas, hiking trails, fishing and kayaking. While January and February can be quite cold, May to October is ideal for exploring this picturesque part of Massachusetts. Dartmouth also offers many attractions to enjoy in the chillier months, with vineyards, historic homes, galleries, shopping malls and an array of events and celebrations that are held throughout the year.
The average cost for assisted living in Dartmouth is $5,199 per month, which varies depending on the services and amenities provided. Although this is above the national average of $4,051, it’s much lower than the assisted living costs in other cities within Massachusetts, as the state median cost is $5,640.
Note: Information for Dartmouth wasn’t available, so data from its closest city, Providence, RI, was used.
Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living communities in Dartmouth and find the right one for you.
The Cottages at Dartmouth Village
The Cottages at Dartmouth Village is situated in a beautiful woodland area, giving seniors the sense of living in the country while having the convenience of amenities on their doorstep. The community hosts daily activities and events so residents always have something to keep them active, such as painting classes, ballroom dancing, games sessions and fashion shows. Seniors can also join regular excursions to local art museums, restaurants and concerts. Meals are served in a family-style dining room and residents can choose from a variety of menus. Special dietary needs are catered for, including sodium-restricted, low-fat and reduced sugar.
The Residence at Cedar Dell
The Residence at Cedar Dell offers seniors a choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and different lifestyle options so they can live as independently as possible. The community’s Engagement Program ensures residents remain physically, mentally and socially active through a range of educational, wellness, cultural and fun activities. In their free time, seniors can get pampered in the on-site salon, have a snack in the bistro, read in the library or relax in the garden. We included The Residence at Cedar Dell in our list for its continuity of care as the needs of residents change.
Brookdale Sakonnet Bay
Brookdale Sakonnet Bay is located 20 miles west of Dartmouth in the coastal town of Tiverton, RI, and offers seniors views of historical Newport and the Sakonnet River. Instead of worrying about household chores, residents can spend their days as they wish by making use of the community’s many amenities. Seniors can start the day with an exercise class in the fitness center, followed by a game of billiards or cribbage in the games room, an afternoon matinee in the theater and finish the day listening to live music or socializing with neighbors in the campus pub. Transportation services are available to take residents for shopping trips and excursions in the local area.
Landmark at Fall River
Landmark at Fall River is less than 15 minutes drive from Dartmouth. The campus offers views of the Braga Bridge and is close to boutiques, a cultural center and the Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove, which is ideal for seniors who like to get out and about. An activity schedule of games, exercise classes, art classes and socials ensures residents remain physically and mentally active and engaged with the community. Meals are served in the community dining room or seniors can choose to dine in the country cafe. Residents can enjoy the fresh air in the courtyard and are welcome to attend services at the on-site chapel.
Atria Fairhaven is located 5.5 miles from Dartmouth and offers seniors a warm, supportive environment to live an independent lifestyle while receiving assistance as needed. The community’s Engage Life program features more than 200 activities every month and provides opportunities for learning, exercise, creativity and spirituality. When not taking part in organized activities, residents have the use of the community amenities that include a library with fireplace, an outdoor courtyard with grill area, a cafe, and the on-site Cooke’s Pub. Atria Fairhaven is on our top 10 due to its Out to Lunch Club and its involvement with the Red Hat Society.
- Full-service salon and spa offering styling, manicure and pedicure services
- 24/7 assistance with activities of daily living, medication reminders and incontinence management
Whaler's Cove Assisted Living
Whaler’s Cove Assisted Living is situated in New Bedford, a 10-minute drive from Dartmouth. It offers seniors a range of living options and services to promote an independent lifestyle during their retirement. Residents can keep busy with an activities program that features pet therapy, religious and education programs, exercise classes and games. In their free time, seniors can read in the library, relax in the sunroom or indoor garden, pick up supplies from the on-site country store or challenge a neighbor to a game of billiards. Whaler’s Cove Assisted Living regularly invites local musicians into the community to perform for residents.
Autumn Glen at Dartmouth
Autumn Glen at Dartmouth is situated on 16 acres of land and is home to more than 85 residents. The community’s S.T.A.R. Club is a holistic program to engage and enrich the lives of residents through body and health workshops, intellectual stimulation, arts and science, travel and adventure and reminiscence. Seniors can also take part in the Artists in Residence program where professional artists provide instruction in a variety of artistic mediums. Residents have access to the community’s many amenities, including a wood-paneled pub, sunroom, library and landscaped walking paths. We include Autumn Glen at Dartmouth in our list for its convenient location between two major hospitals.
Atria Bay Spring Village
Located 25 miles outside of Dartmouth, Atria Bay Spring Village is close to Barrington town center and within walking distance of the marina and harbor, ideal for seniors who like to explore. Residents can choose from a variety of floor plans, all with emergency alert systems and cable or satellite TV. An events calendar offers daily opportunities for exercise, creativity, fun and socialization. In their free time, residents can enjoy a drink in the cocktail lounge, read in the library, get a manicure in the salon or spend time outdoors in the community grounds that include walking paths, a patio and a resident gardening area. Scheduled transportation is available for residents to attend appointments and events in the local area.
Anchor Bay at East Providence
Anchor Bay at East Providence is 30 miles from Dartmouth and located close to shops, restaurants and Hundred Acre Cove, allowing seniors to stay as active and independent as possible. A calendar of organized activities means residents can begin their days with an exercise class, test their knowledge of wildlife with some bird watching, take part in word games, join their neighbors for an afternoon social and end the day with a movie night in the theater. Meals are served in the restaurant-style dining room and private dining rooms are available for entertaining family and friends. Anchor Bay at East Providence is in our top 10 for its Life2.0 program, a holistic approach to senior living that focuses on the mind, body and spirit.
Atria Aquidneck Place
Atria Aquidneck Place is in Portsmouth, RI, 25 miles east of Dartmouth, and located near Montaup Country Club, Green Animals Topiary Garden and St. Mary’s Pond, ideal for days out with visiting family. Seniors have a choice of spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments featuring kitchenettes with granite countertops, cherry cabinetry and hardwood floors. The community organizes over 200 activities every month, from guest lectures and fitness groups to art classes and a knitting club, which donates caps and legwarmers to the pediatric ICU at Newport Hospital. Residents can also join planned outings to local beaches, parks, festivals and events, and then they can choose to dine in the restaurant-style dining room or casual bistro.