About The Shaw Home

A Senior Community with Nursing Services

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Hannah B. Griffith Shaw Home for the Aged, Inc. is a forty bed residential care and twenty bed skilled nursing facility located in Middleboro, Massachusetts. Founded upon the death of its benefactress, the late Hannah Bartlett Griffith Shaw, the home opened its doors to twelve residents in 1941 as a not for profit corporation. The will of Hannah Shaw stated that the home was to benefit seniors who were unable to care for themselves.

The tradition of providing services to citizens of Southeastern Massachusetts continues as the home expands its services and offerings. Rooted in the traditions of home, the facility focuses on resident choice as fundamental to how we care for residents. Resident participation, coupled with family members and the professional interdisciplinary team yield some of the most positive outcomes in the nation in long term care. Rated twice by US News & World Reports in the top twenty-five facilities in the nation and three times by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health customer satisfaction surveys as number two in the state, Hannah B. Griffith Shaw Home for the Aged, Inc. should be considered as a potential home to place a loved one.

As a not for profit provider we are driven by the mission of the organization to care for seniors who no longer can care for themselves, or just need some assistance. Our goal is to allow residents to age in a senior community that affords them the same lifestyle, dignity, and respect they had living independently. We provide a secure environment that hopefully will not require future placement for their care.

The best way to experience the Hannah B. Griffith Shaw Home difference is to contact us for a visit.

"This is without a doubt, the most difficult letter I have ever written. How do you convey the deep feelings of gratitude to so many people? What can you say to let them know that you understand that mom lived a longer, richer, more meaningful life because of all of you? You held her hands when she was sick and you kissed her face to let her know you were nearby when she was dying. You lovingly cared for her body and for her heart. And in return she loved you and she, (and we), appreciated everything done for her. "
- Ruby, Stan and family