Retire in Boston

Health and Safety

Get health and safety information on Boston.

Healthcare Overview

Number of ranked counties in state: 14

County Rank Within State

Health Outcomes:

12

Health Factors:

12

Health Behaviors:

10

Quality of Life:

12

Clinical Care:

6

Percentile Within State

Health Outcomes:

14%

Health Factors:

14%

Health Behaviors:

29%

Quality of Life:

14%

Clinical Care:

57%

Source: County Health Rankings

Providers

# of Primary Care Physicians: 1172
Number of residents per primary care physician: 645:1
State average number of residents per primary care physician: 940:1
# of Dentists: 1408
Number of residents per dentist: 545:1
State average number of residents per dentist: 1:1
# of Mental Health Providers: 4953
Number of residents per mental health provider: 155:1
State average number of residents per mental health provider: 200:1

Hospitals

# of hospitals within 25 miles: 29

Average ER Wait Time: 64 minutes
National Average ER Wait Time:24 minutes

Sample hospitals

Joint Comm Accreditation
# of beds
ER Services
ER Wait Time (in minutes)

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes within 25 miles:

172

58

49

26

26

13

Percentage with 4 or 5 stars

62%

Costs

Healthcare Type

Monthly Cost
State Median Cost
Projected Montly Cost (20 years from now)
Homemaker services:
$ 4,767
$ 4,738
$ 8,610
Home Health Aide:
$ 4,957
$ 4,767
$ 8,953
Adult Day Health Care:
$ 1,473
$ 1,426
$ 2,660
Private, 1br assisted living:
$ 6,200
$ 5,463
$ 11,198
Nursing Home, Semi-private Room:
$ 11,437
$ 11,254
$ 20,656
Nursing Home, Private Room:
$ 12,167
$ 12,015
$ 21,975

Source: Genworth Financial

Safety

  • Area
  • National Average

Hurricane Risk

3

Tornado Risk

1

Wildfire Risk

2

Earthquake Risk

2

Nuclear Reactor Within 20 Miles

No

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