woman and man with walker for alternatives to nursing home care

Without Emma and her team from Springwell, it would not have been possible for my husband to move back from the nursing home.

Alternatives to Nursing Home Care

Residents of nursing facilities often have complex, but sometimes not insurmountable barriers to discharge. A skilled team working in coordination with a motivated patient, can often help them return to a more comfortable, and less expensive, living environment.


Springwell RN’s and social workers help residents of nursing facilities identify barriers to discharge and work with the resident, family, and nursing facility staff to overcome obstacles and assist with discharge planning. We are there to advocate for you and help you move back into the community.


Springwell’s RNs and Social Workers, with the backing of our experienced multi-disciplinary staff, understand the supports that are necessary to support a move out of a nursing facility. Our Community Discharge Specialists can meet with residents and their family members to discuss whether they would like to live in the community, attend nursing facility discharge planning meetings, assist with the discharge planning process and coordinate community services.


This is a free service


  • Any nursing facility resident,
  • Age 22 and older,
  • Dually eligible (Medicare and MassHealth) or only MassHealth

Mr. West came home from a nursing home after nearly a year with the help of Springwell.

Contact Us

To request a meeting with a Springwell staff member call and ask for Springwell’s Community Transitions Program Manager at (617) 926-4100, or fill out and submit this contact form.

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