Grace Morgan House Assisted Living

Why Grace Morgan House? -
19 Online Reviews of GMH and Letters from Families
More Letters from the Families of our Residents - Read what the people who know us have to say
If you have limited or no assets, Grace Morgan House can still be right for you
Take a Photo Tour
Services and Fees
FAQs - Answers to Your Questions
A useful Wall Street Journal article on pricing assisted living
Contact Us
Built in 1746 - the History of Grace Morgan House


 NOTE: As of today, 2-20-20, we are still working on rebuildiing this website to provide the best possible information. What is below is work in progress and we hope to complete the rebuild by 3-1-20.  In the meantime, please direct any questions you may have to me by telephone at 978 682 4324 (sorry for any inconvenience).


Finding the right assisted living is probably one of the hardest things that you will ever do.

It can be very confusing.

This Website is designed not only to tell you about the Grace Morgan House, but provide you with ways of thinking about assisted living and help you make the best decision no matter where you go.

In the end, we believe that "there is a right place for eveyone." The purpose here is to help you figure out the "right place."


Chosing an assisted living is not a repeat buying decision. It is not like buying a pair of shoes or a pound of cheese. Most people find themselves trying to puzzle this out only once (maybe twice) in their entire lives. So it is not unusual or exceptional that people find the choices and options confusing and intimidating.

The most important thing is to know what questions to ask.


Here are (some) of the questions that you should know the answers to (there are links to the "answers"  to provide the room to make the answers more complete):

1.What is the difference between a nursing home, assisted living and independent living?

2.When would my family member be considered to "needy" or inappropriate for assisted living (are they inappropriate now?)

3.What levels and types of confusion would require memory care versus traditional (non-lockdown) assisted living?

4 What will happen to my famiily member when their funds have run out and they can no longer pay?

5.What features or aspects of an assisted living are most important for someone in their eighties and nineties?

6 What is the profile of the "typical" person who needs assisted living?

7 How is assisted living priced?

8 What criteria do we have to meet to qualify for a low income program? 

9 What do the people who have actually lived, or had relatives live in the place have to say about it?