IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

 
 

Care. Compassion. Community.

Promoting the independence, dignity, and well-being of the elderly and disabled through the coordination and delivery of high-quality, affordable home and community-based care.

 
 

How you can help.

In Massachusetts, six out of ten elders who live at home cannot afford basic necessities such as food, housing and medications, let alone the care they need to be safe at home.

 
 

Join Our Team!

We are currently hiring for positions within the Community Relations, Home Care and Counseling & Supportive Services, and Administration Departments. Positions range from program coordination to client services. Ethos serves a very diverse clientele and our 115+ staff reflect that diversity. People of color and those who speak a foreign language are encouraged to apply. All applicants are welcome.

 
 

Home Care

The home care program provides a variety of services to people 60 and over who meet state-mandated guidelines for income and physical need for services. If the need for services includes relief for a caregiver, there are not any income limits. In all cases, there is a sliding fee scale.

Support Our Seniors

We need your help to give back to those who have already given so much to our community.

Featured Programs

Home care

The home care program provides a variety of services to people 60 and over who meet state-mandated guidelines for income and physical need for services. If the need for services includes relief for a caregiver, there are not any income limits. In all cases, there is a sliding fee scale.

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Personal Care Attendant

The Personal Care Attendant program (PCA) is available to people of any age who have MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth and need assistance with at least two activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, taking medications, eating, transferring or moving inside of the home.

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Nutrition

The Ethos Nutrition program started in 1973 and is one of more than 5,000 local Senior Nutrition Programs in the United States. Through its home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) and congregate meals (Community Cafés)  programs, Ethos provides well over 1,200 meals to seniors who need them each day.

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Resources for Older Adults

Coronavirus Update

Home Care

Meals on Wheels

Community Meals

Mental Health

Recent News

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Videos

Life at Ethos during the pandemic

AgeWell

Fridays in May: Boston, a Great Place to Age

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFjgv9rM-9Q In this presentation, the Age Strong Commission joins us to give an overview of programs and services provided by the City of Boston, and other governmental organizations, such as transportation, tax relief, home repair, to name a few, that…
Testimonials

Ann, from Jamaica Plain on the Boston Money Management Program

The program has been helpful to me. The BMMP facilitates paying my rent, Comcast, the Eversource electric and my health plan. Yes, indeed it’s very helpful to have these bills paid on my behalf. I think the staff are great.…

ETHOS

Our History

In 1972, Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs issued a call for grassroots coalitions to support a program to keep elders out of nursing homes. Called “Home Care,” it was one of the nation’s first efforts to create an alternative to the institutional models of caring for the elderly that had prevailed since the poorhouse. […]

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