• Assisted Living

    The Office of Elder Affairs certifies Assisted Living Residences in Massachusetts and offers the Assisted Living Ombudsman Program to provide advocacy, information and complaint resolution to consumers.
  • Supportive Housing

    The Supportive Housing Initiative was developed by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (Elder Affairs) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to create an "assisted living like" environment in state funded public elderly/disabled housing.
  • Congregate Housing

    Congregate Housing is a shared living environment designed to integrate the housing and services needs of elders and younger disabled individuals. The goal of Congregate Housing is to increase self-sufficiency through the provision of supportive services in a residential setting. Congregate Housing is neither a nursing home nor a medical care facility.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

    CCRCs are different from other types of senior housing because these communities provide housing, personal services, and health care, usually at one location. CCRCs offer an environment and the services necessary for residents to "age in place". In other words, as a person's personal and health care needs change, they are able to remain at the retirement community.
  • Providers

    Elder Affairs provides support and information to elder care service providers as well as facility developers.
  • Reverse Mortgage Counselors