Living in The Meadows
The Meadows apartments, on the other hand, provide "very
independent" living accommodations. Most rates for units
in The Meadows buildings run between $2,000 and $3,400 and include
a full American-style
breakfast every morning for one resident per apartment. Residents may choose additional amenities such as three full meals daily, housekeeping, and acces to scheduled transportation. The rate for all Meadows
units also includes heating, air-conditioning and hot water, as
well as maintenance, parking, snow removal, etc.
There is no extra charge for more
than one person occupying the same unit of The Meadows, other
than the cost of any meals selected by the additional occupant.
There are also 24 fully independent units called "The Cottages."
Suites for one or two occupants, with no meals provided, begin
at just $995 per month.
Living in New Horizons
Independent living suites in the main New Horizons building at
400 Hemenway Street are relatively all-inclusive, except for personal
care services if they are later needed. All New Horizons rates,
for both independent living or assisted living units, include
three gourmet meals daily. They also include weekly housekeeping
services and much more comprehensive activities programs and physical
fitness classes, including a very large indoor, waist-deep, heated
lap swimming pool. Local transportation is also included for New
Horizons residents for scheduled shopping trips, as well as trips
to local events, pre-scheduled medical appointments, etc.
Monthly rates for independent
living suites in New Horizons mostly range from $2,900 per month
for studio apartments, from $3,400 for one-bedroom apartments,
and from $4,100 for two-bedroom apartments. Again, the New Horizons
charge for a spouse in any of these apartments is just $100 per
month, additional, including three meals daily for both residents.
Residents who need personal care assistance with the activities
of daily living may add that service at any time, even if they
do not need any assistance when they first move in. Personal care
services are provided through a customized care plan as needed.
This service is actually provided
by New Horizons' third-party care provider. The cost for a standard care plan
currently adds about $1,200 per month to the rates shown for independent
living suites (just above).