FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is “senior living?” What makes it different from a nursing home?

Senior living encompasses a range of living options for older adults, including “independent living,” “assisted living,” “supportive living” and “memory care.” The Gables offers assisted living and provides services and amenities like full-service dining, housekeeping, transportation, 24-hour staff – plus a well-rounded schedule of social, educational and cultural opportunities. Our assisted living community also provide discreet assistance with daily tasks like medication reminders, some assistance with bathing and getting dressed, incontinence care, and getting to and from meals and events. Senior living is a residential community offering services and amenities like a hotel, and help with daily tasks if needed. A nursing home is a medical institution designed to provide advanced, skilled medical care for those who need it.

How do I know if the Gablescan meet my care needs?

The Gables assisted living has a licensed nurse on staff who performs an assessment of potential residents to determine if we are the right fit. These assessments help us see that our residents receive appropriate care and are among the factors we consider in determining and monitoring staff levels. Even if the assessment determines that the Gables is not appropriate for you, we will help you find somewhere that is. To learn more or schedule an assessment, contact the Gables at 978-343-8789

How much does it cost to live at the Gables?

The Gables offers private-pay residences. Terms are month-to-month requiring 2 months notice to terminate.  We require a security deposit equal to one month’s rent and, and a small community fee of $3200 but there is no “buy-in” fee. Residents pay a single monthly rental rate that includes dining, events, housekeeping and cleaning services, utilities, apartment and community maintenance, and scheduled transportation.

Is living at the Gables tax-deductible?

You may be eligible for certain deductions on your federal tax return depending on the types of services and the level of care you require. This is an issue that you should discuss with your financial advisor.

Can I bring my own personal furnishings to my new Home?

Absolutely. This is going to be your home, and you should have all the comforts and furnishings you enjoy. At the Gables residents take pride in decorating their apartments and adding their own personal touches to their homes.

Can I bring my pet to The Gables?

With prior permission, The Gables does allow residents to keep some types of pets in their apartment. If permission to bring a pet is granted, we would require that all vaccinations and licenses are current, an agreement that includes a plan for how the resident will care for the pet and who will take the pet in the resident’s absence. We also require the one-time fee of $500.00 to have the pet.

Is smoking allowed at Gables?

We are sensitive to the health needs of all of our residents; so our community is a non-smoking environment. However, we do offer designated outside areas for our residents and their guests that need to smoke. Check with us for more details.

What if I have a medical emergency?

All of our residents have LifeLine emergency call pendants that alert our staff of their need for service. Our well-trained staff are on duty 24 hour per day to respond to your call and to contact emergency services if they are required.

What kind of activities and events are offered?

The Gables’ Activity Director creates a full calendar of activities every month. The activities include opportunities for learning, creativity, exercise and entertainment. From concerts and guest lectures, theater and exercise, games and classes, services and celebrations, civic and volunteer opportunities, trips for shopping and to museums, movies, and much more, you can remain as active and involved as you like.

How’s the food at The Gables?

Another area in which we take pride is our food service department. We provide our residents with three nutritious restaurant quality meals every day. Our chefs create several delicious meal choices for each meal of the day. Residents dine with their neighbors in our beautiful dining room. We are also able to accommodate many special dietary requirements to fit our resident’s needs.

Will I have privacy at The Gables?

Yes, you will enjoy the same privacy that you have in your own home. While most residents enjoy the socialization and company of their neighbors and our staff, it is always nice to relax and enjoy the privacy of your own apartment.

Is there transportation and is it wheelchair accessible?

Yes, The Gables includes scheduled transportation to local appointments, errands and outings as a benefit of your residence. We have a comfortable van that is wheelchair accessible and provides “door to door” transportation for your convenience.