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Cost of Massachusetts Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Massachusetts is $1,408 per month.

The monthly base rate for Massachusetts adult day care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Massachusetts is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for in Massachusetts. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Massachusetts$1,408
New Hampshire$1,408
Rhode Island$1,441
U.S.$1,492
Connecticut$1,679
New York$1,842
Vermont$2,678

Researching Massachusetts Adult Day Care? Ask these questions:

  • Does Massachusetts require adult day care agencies to be licensed?
    If so, is the agency licensed to provide adult day care in Massachusetts?
  • What is the operating schedule of the Massachusetts adult day care center?
    Does this operating schedule comply with Massachusetts requirements?
  • Does the adult day care agency meet Massachusetts's minimum standards?
    These would cover Massachusetts requirements for having a proper emergency plan, proper nutrition for meals, snacks and beverages, identification of the health needs of the clients and proper social services attention.
  • What staff are available at the adult day care center?
    Does the staff meet the Massachusetts requirements?
  • How does the adult day care agency handle medication administration?
    Ensure the management of medication by the agency meets Massachusetts guidelines.
  • Does Massachusetts require the adult day care facility to have an ample means of transportation?
    If so, what type for transportation does the adult day care center offer?
  • Are there specific dementia requirements for adult day care in Massachusetts?
    Find out if and how the agency serves Alzheimer's and dementia participants.
  • Does Massachusetts review and inspect adult day care centers?
    If so, what was the latest rating of the center? Have complaints been filed?
  • Does Medicaid cover adult day care services in Massachusetts?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the agency accept Massachusetts Medicaid waivers?

Helpful Massachusetts Resources for Seniors

Looking for guidance about your care? The local Massachusetts long-term care ombudsman can help offer guidance about your care needs. Your Massachusetts ombudsman is a helpful resource. You can contact them at:
Executive Office of Elder Affairs of Massachusetts
800ageinfo.com
Local: (617) 727-7750
Tollfree: (800) 243-4636
As a Massachusetts Medicare or Medigap consumer, do you have questions about your policy and coverage options? The Massachusetts state department of insurance can help, contact at:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
mass.gov
Local: (617) 521-7794
Local TDD: (617) 521-7490
Tollfree: (877) 563-4467
Are you familiar with every health-based program available to Massachusetts residents? There may be Massachusetts health-based programs and services that you are not aware of. Contact your Massachusetts Health Department at the following:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
mass.gov
Local: (617) 624-6000
Tollfree: (866) 627-7968
Are you in Massachusetts and are on a low income or having trouble covering your medical bills? There may be help. Contact your Massachusetts medical assistance office at:
Office of Health and Human Services of Massachusetts
mass.gov
Tollfree: (800) 841-2900
Are you familiar with the Massachusetts Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

Massachusetts Area Agencies on the Aging provide numerous services and assistance to those 60 and over. Your local AAA offers guidance on insurance counseling, transportation, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals and more.

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
413-538-9020
Mystic Valley Elder Services, Inc.
Malden, MA
(781) 324-7705
North Shore Elder Services, Inc.
Danvers, MA
(978) 750-4540

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