Ethos is a Boston-based, not-for-profit organization that assists over 2,000 elderly and disabled persons remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Its mission is to promote personal well-being, dignity and independence through high quality, affordable and culturally-competent home and community-based care.
Founded in 1973, Ethos specializes in care coordination, crisis intervention, nutrition and healthy aging programs and activities. It operates a budget of $14 million, employs a multidisciplinary staff of more than 100, and utilizes over 250 community volunteers. Programs include Home Care, Protective Services, Meals on Wheels, Money Management, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Companionship, Caregiver Support, Care Options Counseling and a community-based aging-in-place initiative called AgeWell West Roxbury. Services are person-centered and tailored to suit individual needs based on language, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity and physical or mental ability.