Our sponsored legislation is posted at Advocacy -> State Legislative Endorsements.

Heard this week:

“How many years do I have left? I want to live those as well as I can. But to some degree, you lose your dignity.”

Alex Morisey, a 82-year-old man who lives in a Philadelphia nursing home, In nursing homes, impoverished live final days on pennies, AP News, March 15, 2023

“There’s no doubt we have a full on housing crisis in Massachusetts. There’s not enough housing to meet the current demands at all levels — not market rate, not affordable, certainly not truly affordable for our most vulnerable populations. And we really are trying to partner with communities and make sure they have the tools they need. We’re focused on production.”

Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll, On Big Issues, Driscoll Taking “We’ll See” Approach, *State House News, March 13, 2023


Dignity Alliance Massachusetts is dedicated to transformative change to ensure the dignity of older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.  We are committed to advancing new ways of providing long-term services, support, living options, and care, while respecting choice and self-determination.  Through education, legislation, regulatory reform, and legal strategies, this mission will become reality throughout the Commonwealth.

As a grass-roots coalition of aging and disability service and advocacy organizations and supporters, Dignity Alliance Massachusetts works to secure fundamental changes.

MANHR – a Program of DignityMA

Older and younger woman talking

Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Homes has essential information on nursing homes in MA.

Get Involved


Urgent Action Items

Recruitment – MassHealth members who have been stuck in nursing facility for 60 days or more

Simmons v. Healey: An ADA Class Action Seeking to Compel Massachusetts to Stop the Unnecessary Institutionalization of People with Disabilities ...
Read More about Stuck in NH

Recruitment – Nursing Home residents who lived with more than 2 people in a room

Seeking Current or Former Nursing Homes Residents who lived in room with more than two residents could help this care. ...
Read More about More than 2 per room

DignityMA Seeks Expertise re: resident room limits

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts is seeking expertise regarding: RIVER TERRACE OPERATOR, LLC, et al. vs. COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, et al. Superior ...
Read More about Room Limits

In the News

2023-03-27 Spotlight: Centene Corp’s Annual Financial Report Indicates That Poverty is Profitable for Investors

Courtesy of our colleagues from Tallgrass Economics (Economics, Finance & Politics of Aging) March 23, 2023, By David Kingsley The ...
Read More about Profitable Poverty

Disabled and Elderly Jurors Nondiscrimination Act

March 17, 2023. This legislation, sponsored in the U.S. Senate by Senator Edward Markey, has been endorsed by 21 members ...
Read More about Juror Discrimination

2023-03-20 Spotlight: Everyone in a nursing home deserves a single room

The government should require that owners give residents private space — or it should take over the facilities and replace ...
Read More about Single Rooms

Visit News and Views for more.

Download the 2021 Dignity Alliance Massachusetts Annual Report (pdf).