Since 1918

About Our Home


Founded in 1918, The Fitch is filled with rich history. A mission-driven non-profit, The Fitch is the local gem of assisted and senior living—providing independence and community, safety, flexible quality care and affordability on spacious and serene waterfront property, 8 miles north of Boston, in desirable Melrose

With a rich history and nearly a century of experience in helping seniors enjoy their life, The Fitch has earned praise from its residents and their families alike.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our residents and the community by providing a real home environment, affordability, quality care, with a minimum of restrictions, and a maximum of comfort in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Non-Profit retirement Home

As a non-profit retirement home, directed by our board of trustees, we are committed to providing excellent service and care.

Choosing a new residence takes careful planning. Whether you are looking for yourself or helping a relative or friend find their next home, The Fitch is an excellent place to live.

Our Staff

At the core of our organization is our amazing dedicated staff.

5-star-rated Senior Living


The Fitch is renown for it's reputation as one of the area's best Senior living homes. Visit us and find out why.

Dear Maria,

Before time slips away as it seems to do these days, I want to formally acknowledge all the great staff members of the Fitch Home. Since March 2018 Polly and Mary have been well cared for by a professional and compassionate team of great people. It has been great comfort to know that my aunts have been safe and happy.
During the last few weeks it has been especially evident that each Fitch Home worker is in a field he/she loves. Staff went above and beyond to support the sisters and family. A sad experience was made quite beautiful.
Mary often wore to family parties a special pendant ~
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller
Thank you for taking the sisters into the Fitch Home - and heart!

We Look Forward to Welcoming You to Our Home!