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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Allerton House Assisted Living a rental or buy-in community?
Allerton House Assisted Living at Harbor Park in Hingham is a monthly rental community with beautiful studio and one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, so there is no large deposit or purchase required.
Is there a cost associated with personal care services offered?
Each resident receives an hour a day of complimentary personal care services. This could include a reminder to take prescribed medication, assistance with showering or getting dressed, or help getting up in the morning or settling down at night time. If at some point a resident requires more care, additional services can be added to the care plan.
What kind of activities do you provide at Allerton House Assisted Living at Harbor Park?
We offer residents a variety of fun and stimulating activities, including fitness classes, arts and crafts, dance programs, and brain games. Musical and theatrical entertainment are also favorites, as well as offsite trips to local restaurants, shows and museums.
Describe a typical day at Allerton House Assisted Living.
The only thing ‘typical’ about a day at Allerton House Assisted Living is that it is filled with opportunities for activities, socializing, and enjoying nutritious meals.
Residents begin their day with a delicious, hot, made-to-order breakfast served in our sun-filled dining room. Then it’s off to a full day of crafts, exercise, current events, shopping and restaurant trips, scenic outings, card and word games, religious services, Bingo, and musical events. Activities are scheduled all day and are personally guided by our activity staff.
At midday, residents enjoy a fabulous lunch with many selections to ensure a palate-pleasing experience. In the afternoon, residents enjoy taking an art or fitness class, walking the beautiful pathways surrounding our scenic residence, or relaxing inside to the sounds of the piano.
Dinner is another social occasion, filled with conversation with friends. Plus, our wellness team is available throughout the day to provide assistance with medication reminders, escorts to meals and events, or bathing, dressing, and grooming. And at the end of the day, residents sleep well knowing our caring staff is available around the clock.
My mother is having trouble managing her medications. Can Allerton House help?
Yes. Our Self-Administered Medication Management (SAMM) program is included in available care services. Medications are owned by the resident and stored in their apartment. A Resident Care Assistant provides a reminder when it is time to take the medication and offers assistance if needed.
My parents need help with bathing and dressing. Is this something that Allerton House offers?
Yes. Resident Care Assistants can help with bathing, dressing, escort to meals or activities, and housekeeping. Our residency agreements include up to one hour of care every day that may be used throughout the day.
Are there payment options for assisted living?
Yes. There is no buy-in at Allerton House. Residents pay a small application fee and then the cost of monthly apartment rental. We provide the resource contacts to help with lowering the monthly expenses through programs such as the Aid & Attendance Benefit for Veterans & Surviving Spouses, which determines eligibility.
Is Allerton House Assisted Living managed locally?
Yes. Allerton House in Hingham is managed by Welch Senior Living, headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts. Welch Senior Living has been serving seniors and their families on Boston’s South Shore for over 65 years.
Could someone try out living in assisted living for a few weeks to see if this is the right choice for them, without making a commitment?
Yes. At Allerton House, we encourage people to try a short-term stay with us, particularly if they are not certain they should move to assisted living. We welcome the opportunity to make our residents feel right at home in their fully appointed respite apartments. In fact, many short-stay residents become permanent members of our community in a week. We have found that for some people, this transitional period allows the time needed to begin making new friends and participating in the rich and varied social life that Allerton House offers.