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
Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Homes has essential information on nursing homes in MA.
Urgent Action Items
Recruitment – MassHealth members who have been stuck in nursing facility for 60 days or more
Read More about Stuck in NH
Recruitment – Nursing Home residents who lived with more than 2 people in a room
Read More about More than 2 per room
DignityMA Seeks Expertise re: resident room limits
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
Read More about Profitable Poverty
Disabled and Elderly Jurors Nondiscrimination Act
Read More about Juror Discrimination
2023-03-20 Spotlight: Everyone in a nursing home deserves a single room
Read More about Single Rooms
Visit News and Views for more.
- The MA Senate released a report in response to COVID-19. Read more, including the DignityMA response, on the Policies page.
- Join our Work Groups.
- Learn to use and leverage Social Media at our workshops: Engaging Everyone: Creating Accessible, Powerful Social Media Content.
Download the 2021 Dignity Alliance Massachusetts Annual Report (pdf).