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American Association of Homes and Services A national trade association providing education and advocacy for not-for-profit organizations that serve older adults. AAHSA offers tips on choosing facilities and services as well as a searchable directory for consumers and family caregivers.
Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with dementia, family members and professionals.
CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
The Catholic Health Association A national directory of Catholic health and eldercare providers from the Catholic Health Association
Covenant Health A Catholic healthcare system sponsoring hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder services throughout New England. Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services is sponsored by Covenant Health.
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. (ESMV) is a private, non-profit agency founded in 1974 to serve older residents living in the 23 cities and towns in the Merrimack Valley. Elder Services helps to guide elders, their families, caregivers and a host of other professionals through a complex maze of programs and services designed to keep pace with the ever changing and diverse lifestyles of older people.
LeadingAge Massachusetts A statewide organization representing the full continuum of mission-driven not-for-profit providers of healthcare, housing and services for the elderlym MassAging provides education, advocacy and leadership on health and social service issues important to older adults.
The Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass-ALFA) is a non-profit association devoted to supporting the establishment and operation of quality assisted living residences in Massachusetts that provide appropriate supportive housing and services for individuals with varied needs and income levels.