Senior Living Websites and Resources
Choosing the right housing setting or care center for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. We are always happy to meet with families to discuss their specific situation and the best fit for their needs. These resources provide more insight into choosing a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or assistance in living community.
CARF International: an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services including aging services and continuing care retirement communities (CCRC).
National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL): The assisted living advocacy arm of the American Health Care Association.
American Health Care Association (AHCA): A non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 11,000 non-profit and for-profit nursing care, assisted living, developmentally-disabled, and sub-acute care providers that care for approximately one million elderly and disabled individuals each day.
Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA): A non-profit association serving as the voice of assisted living in Massachusetts and is a state affiliate of Argentum, the national association for senior living communities. Get answers to questions about assisted living in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Senior Care Association: The state’s largest association of long-term care providers, representing more than 500 nursing and residential care facilities, hospital-based transitional care units, assisted living residences and retirement communities.
LeadingAge: Non-profit organization comprised of 5,000+ not-for-profit organizations across the field of aging services and focused on education, advocacy, and research.
LeadingAge Massachusetts: Represents the full continuum of non-profit housing, health care, and services providers in the state.
AARP®: A non-profit organization providing a wide range of resources to empower people with the choice to decide how they live as they age.
WestMass ElderCare: A private, non-profit, Holyoke-based agency offering information, resources, and long-term care services for older adults.