We have been fortunate to partner with various organizations that share the same goal of providing quality health care, housing, and services to older adults.


The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center

In 2007 Carleton-Willard was designated a teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine. The BU ADC is one of 31 designated National Centers of Excellence in Alzheimer’s disease research, funded by the National Institute on Aging since 1996. The ADC conducts state-of-the-art research on Alzheimer’s disease, and provides education and clinical care throughout the greater Boston community.

The BU ADC provides continuing education and in-service professional training to the Carleton-Willard staff. Seminars and lectures are given by BU ADC experts to educate Residents and family members about memory loss, dementia, prevention, treatment, and caregiving. Residents also gain easy access to the BU ADC’s exciting research program and the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical research studies, including clinical trials of new treatments.

The collaboration with Boston University’s outstanding medical school enables our reputation as a center for excellence in gerontology to continue to grow. Please visit the BU ADC website to learn more.


Care Dimensions

Carleton-Willard has an affiliation with Care Dimensions (formerly the Hospice of the North Shore) which has an unparalleled breadth of services and depth of expertise. Care Dimensions staff works with our own to provide specialized pain and symptom management and emotional, spiritual, and social support to terminally ill patients and their families. Offering professional Hospice services is one component of Living Fully, Dying Well® — Carleton-Willard’s uniquely comprehensive program for supporting Residents at the end of life. Please visit Care Dimensions website to learn more.



LeadingAge is a national organization of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing quality health care, housing, and services to older adults. Carleton-Willard is proud to be a member of LeadingAge and its state affiliate, LeadingAge Massachusetts. Please visit their website to learn more.

LeadingAge Massachusetts

LeadingAge Massachusetts is a statewide association representing the full continuum of not-for-profit providers of aging services including nursing facilities, residential care communities, assisted living facilities, housing providers, continuing care retirement communities and community based service providers. Sponsored by religious, fraternal and other not-for-profit groups, LeadingAge Massachusetts members serve more than 25,000 older persons and employ more than 17,000 people. Please visit the associations website to learn more.

We are so very proud of our affiliation with Carleton-Willard Village. In particular, the Ross-Worthen Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia is the very best in the area. The staff are highly trained, experienced, and caring individuals who provide a safe, warm, active, and therapeutic environment for all its residents, using treatment approaches based on state-of-the-art research.

Dr. Robert Stern Director, Clinical Core, Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery Boston University School of Medicine