Compass on the Bay - South Boston, MA

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  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Available
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
  • No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
  • Hospice Available

Customer Reviews

Exceptional Customer Service and Friendlyness

Compass on the Bay and there staff have been a blessing in my mother's life and in our lives. My mother is so happy to be part of their Community. Compass just had a celebration luncheon for my mother. All her kids and spouses, aunts and uncle attended. The staff was amazing at making us all feel welcome and provided a wonderful lunch and an award plaque for my mother. She was thrilled!!!
Compass always goes above and beyond to help everyone feel at home and part of the community.
So blessed to have my mother at Compass.
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Spoke with Matt. Like their approach on diet, holistic, activities what they used to do to re-engage the brain. Do an off site activity once a week. 28 residents in memory household. Still have geriatric care. Has PACE and they tailor a program called PACE Plus where it's a combination of subsidy and private pay. Does not have an immediate availability. Possiably within 20-45 days

We are very very happy with it.

We are very very happy with it. She struggled at first with the move, but they worked really well with her, and have been very patient. They really seem to understand the dementia population. They have plenty of activities, and they will go and get her because they know she enjoys them. The food is good, no complaints there. We like that it's smaller than a lot of others, not institutional feeling, we liked the homey environment.

Home away from home

My father in law has been at Compass on the Bay for a bit over a year. IT was not an easy decision to place his in a care facility, as he is getting up in age and needs some assistance with day to day living, but is also independent.

At Compass on the Bay, they encourage him to exercise, socialize and do as much for himself as possible, but are also there is assist for anything.

The activities are a bit hit or miss, as they have to appeal to the whole group, but he does enjoy the daily exercise, the social gathering and of course, meal time.

We are very pleased with the staff and care, they are like an extended family! The facility is beautiful, with a beautiful porch and view of the bay, and it really does have a "home like" feel - and doesn't feel like an institution at all.

It is very sad when a loved one needs more care than you can provide, but we really feel like we made the right choice with Compass on the Bay.

Things are going very well for our lo...

Things are going very well for our loved one here! She's still mentally on the ball, and they've got a lot of things for her to do here. She's engaging with the other residents and smiling and laughing with them! She treats all the staff very well, and they treat her well in return! She's not crazy about the dinner selection, though. She is in the nicest room, too! She has views of the bay, and when the weather gets nice, she will be able to see all the bicyclists and dog walkers outside. Most importantly, she came from a big community where it was easy to get overwhelmed and lock herself in her room. Now that she's in a smaller setting, she's able to join in on the activities, like exercises, BINGO, and sing-a-longs, and is able to interact more with others! We've seen a real improvement since she's moved here!

Compass on the Bay, a wise decision

Our initial contact with the community was Lindsay Willis. Exec. Dir. I doubt a more warm, caring, compassionate person exists in this universe--or any other. Care for our memory-impaired, elderly mother was expected. We got that and so much more. Lindsay has shown empathy, too, for family members, sincerely concerned with our well-being, also.

A decision to place a loved one in the care of Ms. Willis & her staff would be a wise investment, both in terms of the dedicated care your family member would receive as well as the support offered to families unable to provide the necessary care, support, safety needed by one immersed in the depths of the Alzheimer's abyss.

I can't say enough good things about them.

I can't say enough good things about them. They bent over backwards to help us. They had everybody out trying to help us. They worked very hard to make her comfortable, and worked with us to keep the room available when things went differently than planned.

Overall very good

So far we're very happy with this community. We wanted a smaller sized community so that Dad and the staff could get to know each other more personally, learn names, etc. So far the staff have been great, very friendly and personable. There's a bit of room for improvement when it comes to some of the smaller details, and the food could always be better. But overall we're very pleased, and Dad seems well taken care of.

Took this tour and liked th...

Took this tour and liked this very much. May still be a possibility for dementia care. Would like to get something closer if possible.

Memory care within budget

We chose this community because its location was very convenient for our family. The staff was really great. They have a memory care unit that we liked. A big factor in our search was to keep it within our budget and this community provided us with what we need for the budget we had.

Very nice a clean, small community, e...

Very nice a clean, small community, excellent care. Residents seemed very happy.

Staff was very friendly and professio...

Staff was very friendly and professional. The facility is clean and modern, rooms are in great condition. They have outings for the residents and outdoor space. I would rate this facility as top notch.

Lovely community

Lovely community

From the Community

Compass on the Bay in South Boston is an assisted living community dedicated exclusively to those with memory loss featuring Compass Memory Support, a renown, research-based treatment program for those with dementia, from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-causing diseases. This senior community offers multi-track therapeutic programming tailored to varying levels of memory loss, a highly trained team with expertise in dementia care, spacious outdoor courtyards and gardens, as well as a unique one-floor environmental design that makes it easy for those with cognitive issues to navigate. The community is managed by Senior Living Residences of Braintree, MA and is affiliated with Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BUADC). Learn more at