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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the New Bedford area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 12 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in New Bedford
  • Read more than 95 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of New Bedford is $6,063, which is lower than the state average of $6,500 and considerably higher than the national average of $4,300.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in New Bedford, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 12 communities in the New Bedford area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the New Bedford area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Anchor Bay at East Providence
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $3,700, Memory Care Starting At: $4,995
Anchor Bay at East Providence is a pet-friendly senior living community with scenic views of the water. Care teams complete health evaluations and create personalized care plans for each resident upon admission. Highly trained caregivers are available 24/7 to help residents with daily tasks such as bathing, transfers and medication management. Anchor Bay provides an on-site beauty salon, movie theater and resident gardens. Amenities include internet and cable television service and escorted transportation to appointments and errands. Chef-prepared meals with seasonal ingredients are served in a restaurant-style dining room. Activities coordinators organize customized fitness programs, academic classes, happy hours, arts and crafts workshops and live entertainment. Residents can also participate in group trips to nearby attractions such as shopping centers, museums and the One Hundred Acre Cove Nature Preserve.
What Residents are Saying:
Families praise attentive, caring staff. One relative says, "My parents lived at Anchor Bay for 3 years and we could not have been happier for the care, environment and kindness. First, their health and safety is paramount... Their activities are varied... But really, the best thing is the staff. They pay attention and provide care in the kindest possible way."
4.48 out of 5 stars
(54) Reviews
1440 Wampanoag Trl., East Providence, RI 02915
Atria Aquidneck Place
Atria Bay Spring Village
Atria Fairhaven
Autumn Glen at Dartmouth
Brookdale Sakonnet Bay
Prosper at Fall River
The Cottages at Dartmouth Village
The Residence at Cedar Dell
Whaler's Cove Assisted Living

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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