The Executive Office of Elder Affairs maintains this website to improve access to our office. This website is continually under construction. While we try to keep the information current and accurate, we make no guarantees. We do, however, make every effort to correct errors brought to our attention, and we urge you to contact us at if you notice any error.

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs provides basic information about the services and programs that are generally available in most Massachusetts communities to assist elderly persons and their caregivers. The legal staff at the Executive Office of Elder Affairs does not provide legal advice to others, nor should any information contained on this website be construed as legal advice.

This homepage contains documents and information created and maintained by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, as well as by other public and private organizations. Please be aware that we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of particular items in this website is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by a particular organization.

Please note that this web page may provide links to the text of Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) and the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR). This electronic text is NOT the official version of the MGL or the CMR. The electronic version may also not reflect the most recent changes to the law. While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the data provided, do not rely on this information without first checking an official edition. If you are in need of legal advice or counsel, consult a lawyer.

Some of the regulations that appear on this Web site are derived from documents used by the Secretary of State in preparing the official Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR). Their content and format may or may not have been subsequently modified. Other regulations may appear in a format specifically created for service providers, in which case the official regulation has been modified by adding a header on every page. Although we try to keep the regulations on our Web site up-to-date, that is not always possible. In the case of any discrepancy between the version on our Web site, and the official Code of Massachusetts Regulations published by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State's version takes precedence.

Our Office is not responsible for and does not in any way guarantee the accuracy of information in other sites accessible through links herein. While we attempt to provide links to sites that will be of use to consumers, the links to sites beyond our Office's site do not constitute an endorsement by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These links are provided for convenience only.