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Page Reviewed / Updated – April 30, 2023

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At the northern end of Massachusetts Bay, the historic fishing town of Gloucester sits on the rocky peninsula of Cape Ann. Residents enjoy coastal views and unique recreational activities, such as whale watching from a chartered schooner or touring seaside lighthouses.

The city of Gloucester has a growing population of older adults, with more than 24% of residents over age 65. Efficient access to health care can be found at Addison Gilbert Hospital or several other hospitals in the neighboring cities of Beverly and Salem. Although winters are colder than average, the region is known for pleasant summer highs around 80 degrees.

According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, the cost of assisted living Gloucester is an average of $6,819 per month. While that amount is $2,319 more than the national average, it is only $319 more than the average across the state. Seniors can find savings in health care and transportation to help offset these costs.

Note: Data for Gloucester was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Boston, was used instead.

In this guide, individuals and families can read about some of the highest-rated assisted living facilities in the Gloucester area.

The Residence at Riverbend

The Residence at Riverbend takes the pressure off senior living by providing a maintenance-free lifestyle with compassionate support. Professional staff members are certified by the National Institute for Dementia Education to provide a continuum of care. This pet-friendly community encourages outdoor activities in the landscaped gardens and walking the paths leading to the Ipswich Watershed. Hospitality specialists offer activities and events catering to residents' interests and can schedule complimentary transportation for shopping and medical appointments. The well-kept campus includes dedicated spaces for fitness, movies and plenty of opportunities for fun with friends.

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  • Individual outdoor garden plots for residents
  • "Anytime Dining" in the dining hall between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The Linden at Danvers

The Linden at Danvers is featured on our list for being voted among the Best Assisted Living 2022-23 by U.S. News and World Report. Its proximity to the cities of Salem and Beverly and the community's hospitality-based approach to senior care encourages new experiences at the many shopping, recreational and entertainment venues in the region. Visiting physical and occupational therapists, dentistry and podiatry services complement the community's Prime Fitness Wellness program, offering a total approach to health and well-being. The pet-friendly campus provides walking paths and landscaped gardens for relaxing outdoors, while cozy places indoors by the fireplace offer quiet spots to enjoy good company.

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  • On-staff nursing and 24-hour emergency call system
  • Mobility and escort assistance

Herrick House

Tucked into a private, wooded setting on the upper campus of Beverly Hospital, Herrick House works within the Beth Israel Lahey Health system to coordinate health care services and provide residents with timely access to physicians and ancillary care. The compassionate staff of nurses and resident aides are available 24-7 to assist with resident calls by wireless pendant alert system. Private apartments overlooking the landscaped grounds have kitchenettes and emergency pull cords installed in bathrooms. Seniors can benefit from on-site amenities, such as the Heel Tapper Pub to gather with friends or a relaxing massage at the Oceans Dream spa.

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  • Includes up to six hours per week of personal care assistance
  • Medication management with oversight by licensed nurses

Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm

Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm overlooks residential neighborhoods from its hilltop location, lending this smaller assisted living community a quiet, homey atmosphere. Seniors can benefit from coordinated health services and courteous staff always ready to help with activities of daily living and personal care. Amenities such as weekly housekeeping and linens, chef-inspired dining with seasonal menus and 24-hour emergency maintenance cater to a hassle-free lifestyle. Spacious one and two-bedroom apartments are pet-friendly and wheelchair-accessible. Residents can take fitness classes in the wellness center, enjoy their favorite films in the movie room, and socialize in the lounge over games, scheduled mixers and events.

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  • Recreation room with bridge, poker and pool tables
  • On-site general store

Windsor Place of Wilmington

Family-owned and operated, Windsor Place of Wilmington sits on beautifully wooded grounds offering walking trails and landscaped gardens. Designed for single residents and couples, the community provides a multi-tier approach to senior living that allows for a continuum of care as needs change. Standard assisted living includes up to one hour of personal care services per day, while the enhanced care plan allows up to two hours per day. Residents can choose from studio, one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, wall-to-wall carpeting and accessible bathrooms. A monthly calendar of events and various daily activities help seniors stay fit and discover new hobbies and interests.

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  • In-room motion monitoring safety system
  • Main-level lounges and an outdoor patio

Sunrise at Gardner Park

Sunrise at Gardner Park is recognized on our list for maintaining the rigorous standards set by WELL Health Safety Rating and the International WELL Building Institute, demonstrating its commitment to innovation, health and safety. Seniors entering the community are evaluated before move-in to establish a personalized plan of care suited to individual needs. The welcoming campus offers an on-site cyber-cafe, hair salon and spa, social clubs and energizing activities, such as drama and gardening. Resident meals are served tableside from a menu of signature dishes with accommodations for physician-prescribed diets. Community pets add to the homey atmosphere within the campus.

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  • Sunrise CareConnect electronic health records system
  • Telehealth option for visits with health care providers

Sunrise of Lynnfield

Located close to shopping and dining, Sunrise of Lynnfield offers tailored assisted living and is highlighted on our list for attaining the Bronze Quality Award given by AHCA/NCAL. This pet-friendly community offers studio, one and two-bedroom suites with kitchenettes designed for safety and accessibility. Caregiver staff can assist with personal care and household tasks to create a hassle-free lifestyle in a supportive environment. An active calendar of events, games and art and fitness classes encourages senior engagement and socialization in the many common areas inside the building and outdoors in the fresh air of the patio.

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  • On-site dental and podiatry, with geriatric physician house calls
  • Weekly outings via the community transportation van

Holiday Maplewood Place

Situated in a residential neighborhood just 10 miles north of Boston, Holiday Maplewood Place uses innovative activity programs to encourage seniors to engage in life and the wide community outside the campus. Residents can enjoy access to the conveniences of city life while maintaining a hassle-free lifestyle with support as needed. While encouraging independence, residents in assisted living are monitored by a licensed nurse and can receive help with personal grooming and incontinence, self-administered medications and escorts for ambulation to activities and events. Chef-prepared meals are served three times daily, with catering options for celebrating birthdays and family milestones.

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  • Volunteer opportunities encourage civic involvement in the community
  • Learning-based activities, such as creative writing and origami

The Residence at Pearl Street

Occupying the site of a former school in a quiet neighborhood, The Residence at Pearl Street continues a history of nurturing the community with its dedication to senior well-being. Its 24-hour nursing staff can assist with medication management and offers the option of crushed medications for easier administration. Coordinated advanced care services with third-party health providers assure a continuum of care as needs evolve. Residents can choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchenettes, offering housekeeping and linen services for maintenance-free living. Meals are served restaurant-style three times daily and can be served in-room if needed.

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The Residence at Melrose Station

Seniors living at The Residence at Melrose Station can benefit from its proximity to Main Street and complimentary transportation to shopping and dining. The community uses the latest technologies, such as full-coverage Wi-Fi and Amazon Echo, to provide engaging programming and a safer environment. A staff of professional chefs prepares gourmet meal options served all day restaurant-style in the elegant dining room. A monthly calendar of classes and events offers a multitude of opportunities to learn new hobbies, exercise the mind and body, and socialize through cultural arts and entertainment, lending the community to a luxury resort atmosphere.

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  • Rooftop patio deck and vegetable garden
  • Afternoon happy hour with appetizers