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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

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Meals on Wheels

Community Meals

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Recent News

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2021 Candidate Forums

Hear directly from candidates running for office in Boston! Ethos, as Boston’s first community-based nonprofit solely devoted to keeping elders at home, has always created opportunities to bring issues that are relevant to older adults to the forefront of debate…
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ETHOS TO REQUIRE ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19

ETHOS TO REQUIRE ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 BOSTON, MA – September 2, 2021 – Ethos today announced it will make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all of its employees. This is another step in the organization's ongoing effort…
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2021 Farmers Market Coupons for Seniors

Free Farmers Market Coupons for Seniors Beginning Tuesday, July 6, Ethos will begin distributing free Senior Farmers Market Coupons, at our Community Cafes and other locations throughout Boston. These coupons can be exchanged for eligible foods such as fresh and…

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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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