In an effort to continue to keep you all updated and the residents safe from the spread of COVID-19, we will be restricting all visitors.


Our residents are our top priority and this is the best way of keeping them safe from this virus. Our senior citizens are shown to be the most vulnerable and although younger people may not show symptoms, we may easily pass it to them unknowingly. Eliminating visitors is the very best way to mitigate this.

Please contact Maria Haggerty with any questions or concerns and thank you for your understanding.

Stay healthy,

The Fitch Home


Located in a charming neighborhood near downtown Melrose, The Fitch is a retirement home and senior living community with comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Whether you’re looking for a temporary or long term stay, we’re happy to help you to find the senior care option that makes the most sense for you.

With an experienced staff, an array of amenities and regularly scheduled activities, The Fitch is perfect for retirees who want to spend time and energy on what makes life most enjoyable.

What Makes Our Retirement Care Different

With our thoughtful, kind and dedicated staff, we offer exceptional retirement living options in Melrose. You can choose from different types of senior living care — independent living, temporary stay, and even assisted care.

Independent Living: Enjoy your independence while we help you take care of the day-to-day. Our independent living program for seniors includes a private room with bath or a suite that includes all meals, housekeeping, laundry and assistance with medications.

Respite: We can accommodate residents who are visiting for a short term stay. Whether a caretaker is on leave or you need respite care, you are welcome to stay at The Fitch Home.

Assisted Care: Our trained staff is available to provide support with personal assistance when needed.

Retirement Living Home in Melrose

The Fitch offers a truly unique experience for our residents. Enjoy gorgeous views of the natural beauty of Ell Pond, as well as convenient access to public transportation, shopping, restaurants, library, churches and much more!

Regardless of which type of care you select, you’ll have access to plenty of amenities while living at The Fitch. Our residence is designed to make you feel right at home — from inviting outside patio and porches, spacious grounds, off street parking, attractive common areas and comfortable private units with individual temperature control and cable/internet access. Some of the comforting amenities you’ll find at our retirement living home in Melrose include:

  • Delicious homemade meals and guest dining
  • Morning stretch and activity programs, as well as exercise machines
  • 24/hour staffing and daily wellness consult
  • Emergency call system
  • Personal assistance when needed

For more information about applying for residence at The Fitch, contact us by phone at 781-665-0521 or by email at info@fitchhome.org.