Family Resources

The Senior Living Answers You Need

Family-focused for 75 years, Welch Senior Living is committed to helping South Shore seniors and their families make the best decisions about housing and care options. These family resources are designed to simplify the process and lead to the best possible family decision.

Navigating the Decision Process

Timing It Right

It is never too early to consider senior living. Moving sooner rather than later provides an opportunity to build friendships, explore new interests, and take full advantage of all of the benefits of senior living.

Signs To Notice

Families often wonder how they will know when it is time for their loved one to move to an assisted living or memory care community. If your loved one is having difficulty with self-care tasks, has a hard time getting around, is getting overwhelmed with bills and household chores, or has lost interest in cooking and eating, it may be time to consider a more social, supportive environment.

Memory lapses can be a normal part of aging, but if you notice increasing confusion and distraction, be sure to consult your family physician. Specialized memory care neighborhoods can increase safety and quality of life.

Having The Conversation

While you may expect to encounter resistance when discussing assisted living, for many seniors it is actually a relief to let go of the day-to-day worries about maintaining a home, finding transportation for shopping and errands, and preparing meals. Plus, living alone can be incredibly isolating, and in an assisted living community, there are always opportunities to visit with friends and neighbors. 

Stay positive and listen to your loved one’s concerns. Share these when you visit communities so the senior living consultant can address them and show you and your loved one how much living in a community will enhance daily living.

Finding The Right Community

Every assisted living community has its own personality. To find the right fit, be sure to tour and talk with current residents and family members. Sample a meal or attend an event. Ask lots of questions. Once you find the right assisted living community, you and your whole family will feel right at home.

Consumer Guide

Download the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs publication “Assisted Living in Massachusetts: A Consumer Guide.”

Paying for Senior Living

Assisted living costs vary from community to community and depend on the level of additional personal care services an individual may need or want. At Allerton House Hingham, Assisted Living residents pay a monthly service fee. There is no buy-in.

Most residents pay for Assisted Living through a combination of savings and investments, the sale of real estate, participation in reverse mortgage programs, or Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits. Some Assisted Living costs may be tax deductible. Talk to a financial professional or a member of our team to learn more.

Cost Comparison Guide

Our cost comparison guide shows you how cost-effective senior living can be.

Making the Move

Making the transition to Allerton House Hingham Assisted Living needn’t be overwhelming. Our Marketing Director and Move-In Coordinator are here to help. They can pinpoint resources to assist with the removal of clutter and cleaning before the move, arrange for movers, and assist on move-in day with the careful placement of your most cherished belongings.

What You Can Expect

Choosing an assisted living community often brings an initial sense of relief – both that a decision has been made and that new opportunities await. With the move to an assisted living community comes:

  • Freedom from daily chores and ongoing maintenance
  • New opportunities for friendships and connections with others
  • An exciting assortment of activities, events and groups
  • New dining experiences
  • The confidence that staff is on-site 24 hours a day