The Massachusetts Senior Care Association represents a diverse set of organizations that deliver a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities.  Our members include nearly 400 nursing and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living residences, residential care facilities and continuing care retirement communities. 

Forming a crucial link in the continuum of care, Mass Senior Care facilities provide housing, health care and support services to more than 100,000 people a year; employ more than 45,000 staff members; and contribute more than $4 billion annually to the Massachusetts economy.

Since its founding in 1949, Mass Senior Care’s mission has been to improve the quality and delivery of long term care services in Massachusetts through research, education and advocacy. 

To fulfill its mission, the association:

  • Provides advocacy on legislative, regulatory and financing issues affecting care providers, residents, and consumers.
  • Collects and analyzes data relating to the delivery and financing of senior care services.
  • Develops and sponsors quality improvement and continuing education programs for facility staff.
  • Provides information and referral services to consumers through its toll-free consumer line (800-CARE-FOR), free consumer publications, and online at
  • Educates the public and policymakers about issues relating to the care of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

A nonprofit organization, Mass Senior Care is supported by member dues and governed by a board of directors elected by the membership.