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Housing Resources

Continuing Care Retirement Communities
From the Mass. Office of Elder Affairs, includes a directory of CCRCs in Massachusetts.

Guide to Senior Housing in the City of Quincy

Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association
Includes detailed residence listings.

Nursing & Long Term Care Facilities

Adult Day Centers

  • Hancock Park Adult Day Health, 164 Parkingway, Quincy, 617-773-4222
  • Salvation Army Adult Day Health Program, 6 Baxter St., Quincy, 617-479-3040
  • Quincy Tower Adult Day Health (Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center), 5 Oak St. West, Boston, 617-426-1628


Best Places to Retire
From CNN and Money Magazine, this is not just a list of places, but a tool to compare cities, by cost of housing, available health care, entertainment, etc.

A Fun, Busy Place to Retire
This is a basic article on what to consider when you are choosing an active adult community. From Money Magazine.

Housing and Communities
Sponsored by HUD, this site helps you begin to think about the various options for housing as you get older. Explore options from staying in your own home and modifying it to assisted living to living in a nursing
home. Also take a look at what health insurance will cover and what you can afford.

Reverse Mortgage Consumer Information
A basic looking site, but it is loaded with information questions and answers about reverse mortgages. Useful calculators for various types of reverse mortgages. From the National Center for Home Equity Conversion.

Reverse Mortgage Loans
Consumer information from the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.

Reverse Mortgages
A comprehensive website from AARP which helps you decide if a reverse mortgage is for you and what types of reverse mortgages exist. Alternatives are given for reverse mortgages.

Senior Living
SeniorLiving.Org includes the whole range of senior living options from independent living to hospice, including independent living, assisted living, nursing homes and memory care. Search by state or zip code.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living Directory
A directory of assisted living facilities and senior care options, searchable by state and city/town.

Assisted Living Online
A directory of assisted living and senior housing in the U.S. and Canada, searchable by state/province.

Assisted Living Search
Search for assisted living by state and city or country. Will generate lists according to your parameters. Lists have little additional information. From Nelson & Wallery, Ltd., a financial services and Internet marketing consulting firm specializing in the senior care industry.

Find a Senior Living Community
There are searchable lists of assisted living communities here as well as informational brochures and checklists about assisted living. If the community has a website, a link is included. From the Assisted Living Federation of America.

Senior Living Map
With 36,146 listings, Senior Living Map is the most comprehensive map-based senior and assisted living search engine..

Nursing Homes

Massachusetts Long Term Care Ombudsman
A Long Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents living in long term care facilities. Ombudsmen offer a way for residents and their loved ones to voice their complaints and have their concerns addressed so that residents can live their lives with dignity and respect. This page includes information about choosing, assessing, applying to a long term care facility.

Massachusetts Nursing Home Consumer Info
Includes information on choosing a nursing home, plus a Nursing Home Survey Performance Tool. From the Mass. Department of Public Health, Division of Health Care Quality.

A consumer-focused website developed for the people who will use or need information about the continuum of long term care services and facilities available across Massachusetts.

Nursing Home Compare
The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Be aware that this site is often late in listing nursing home violations. From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Nursing Home Fact Sheets
These fact sheets cover many topics, including how to select a nursing home, getting quality care, residents' rights, and more. From the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care.

Nursing Homes in Massachusetts
Carepathways.com Nursing Home Inspector helps you evaluate nursing homes
in your area with comparison rankings and ratings. Examine nursing home
complaints, nursing home reviews, patient problems, nursing home certification,
nursing home negligence, and nursing home staffing levels.

Skilled Nursing Facilities
This senior care resource offers a nationwide directory of nursing homes, including detailed Medicare quality ratings, inspection information and filed complaints to help consumers research the best skilled nursing care options.

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