Resource Guide and Consumer Guide

Mass-ALA serves to educate our members and the general public about the philosophy of assisted living through a comprehensive, statewide guide to assisted living: Assisted Living in Massachusetts – Resource Guide.


This publication is free to Mass-ALA members as well as the general public.


  • The Mass-ALA Assisted Living Resource Guide is a user-friendly list of Massachusetts assisted living residences in alphabetical order. The guide includes frequently asked questions as well as the consumer checklist. The back section of the guide contains a glossary of terms and all Mass-ALA members listed by profession and alphabetically. To order a print copy of this guide, please complete the Resource Guide Request Form.
  • The EOEA Consumer Guide was created to help individuals and families considering assisted living, including for those with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This guide includes general advice for selecting an assisted living residence as well as information about Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss and dementia, and provides resources to help you as your search for an assisted living residence progresses.
  • Argentum Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Community covers a range of topics to help consumers make informed decisions about prospective assisted living communities. This 12-page brochure includes a handy checklist covering topics such as checklist covering topics such as services, residency agreements, costs, activities, and other more in-depth questions. Download a free PDF.


For questions about either of these publications, please contact Mass-ALA at 781-622-5999 or