Choosing The Best Care Option

Massachusetts has a broad array of care options and a national reputation for quality. Explore the different types of health care services offered by Massachusetts providers and learn which care option best fits your needs:

  • Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility

    Short term care options are available at skilled nursing facilities for individuals who have been hospitalized and need a period of medical monitoring and/or rehabilitation before returning home.  Nursing facilities also provide long term care options for people who are unable to live safely and comfortably at home and require 24-hour nursing care and support.


  • Assisted Living Residence

    Assisted living residences are for older people who no longer feel comfortable or safe living alone, but do not need 24-hour nursing and medical care.


  • Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

    CCRCs combine independent retirement housing, assisted living services and nursing facility care, usually on the same campus, to allow elders to have their current and future care needs met at one location. As a senior's needs change, he or she can choose from among the services and care settings available.


  • Other Care Options

    Adult Day Health Programs, Adult Foster Care, Congregate Housing, Home-Based Services, Hospice, Residential Care Facilities/Rest Homes, Respite Care, and Senior Housing/Independent Living