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Housing Resources

Adult Day Centers


  • Best Places to Retire
    AARP's lists for best places to retire that are broken down by various criteria, including retiree's relationship status, weather and sporting and outdoor opportunities. 
  • 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 Loans
    Consumer information from the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.
  • Reverse Mortgages
    A comprehensive website from AARP that 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 thousands of 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 is an advocate 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.
  • Massachusetts Nursing Home Consumer Info
    Includes information on choosing a nursing home and regulations by which homes must abide. From the Mass. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Mass. Long Term Care
    Information on nursing facilities, residential care homes, assisted living facilities and other supervised living facilities for older adults. From the Mass. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • 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.
  • Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Factsheets
    These fact sheets cover many topics, including how to select a nursing home, getting quality care, residents' rights, and more.
  • 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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