Living Options resources


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The federal government agency that provides information on housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative, or friend. Contact a HUD-approved housing counselor with your questions.


Beacon Hill Village

A member-driven organization for Boston residents 50 and over, providing programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives, while living in their own homes and neighborhoods.


Brookline Community Aging Network (BrooklineCAN) is a model organization for older Brookline residents which promotes services and activities to enable independent living and improve quality of life so that older residents remain a vital part of the town's social, cultural, and civic life.


Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass-ALFA)

A non-profit organization dedicated to professionally operated assisted living residences in Massachusetts that provide housing and services for individuals with varied needs and income levels; maintains a directory of assisted living communities.


Mass Home Care

A state-funded program of support services to help Massachusetts seniors live independently in their own homes. The program also offers respite services to caregivers. 


Hebrew Senior Life

The largest non-profit, non-sectarian provider of elder care in the Boston metropolitan area since 1903; affiliated with Harvard Medical School.


Massachusetts Skilled Nursing Home Facilities

Offers a directory of over 400 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes, with a total of 47,862 available beds for skilled nursing residents (with an estimated 88% of beds full). The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Massachusetts skilled nursing homes is 3.5 which ranks 12 nationally.

Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders (HOME)

Provides comprehensive, in-home counseling to elder homeowners on their housing, financial, and resource options-helping them to pursue these options through HOME's network of housing and elder service agencies, community lenders, attorneys, and other personally service-oriented professionals.


Housing Solutions Center

AARP Foundation's Housing Solutions Center connects 50+ at-risk homeowners to free HUD-certified counseling, resources and education that will help them avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes.