About Us



The William B. Rice Eventide Home has a long and distinguished history of serving seniors on the South Shore. Through the pioneering efforts of our founder Dr. Elmon Johnson and stalwart Quincy resident Mrs. William B. Rice, the Rice Eventide Home was born in the 1920s and culminated in the opening of our current Home in 1936. For nearly 90 years we have provided high-quality nursing and supportive care to thousands of senior citizens, regardless of their income level. Today, it is the only not-for-profit community home for elders in the Quincy area.

The William B. Rice Eventide Home began as a retirement home with a small infirmary. Today, it is licensed by the Department of Public Health as a Level II long-term care facility and offers 24-hour skilled nursing care.

Our next chapter is the development of a vibrant model of senior living— Fairing Way, located in the exciting new community of SouthField. We are partnering with an award-winning developer, Rogerson Communities, to create an exceptional senior living environment for South Shore seniors. Fairing Way will offer the same legendary care and service that has defined Rice Eventide for the better part of a century, in distinctive apartment homes with a flexible approach to lifestyle and health needs.