Welcome

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts, a grass-roots coalition of aging and disability service and advocacy organizations and supporters, is dedicated to secure fundamental changes in the provision of long-term services, support, and care.  We are pursuing an array of efforts to secure new public policies and to expand access to essential service and care options and living alternatives emphasizing the dignity of those receiving the care as well as those providing it.  

To get the weekly Tuesday Digest, visit our Sign up for Emails page.

Current Objectives

These and other objectives are intended to ensure maximum health and dignity in fully integrated and coordinated settings and to support and appreciate workers who provide services and care. We passionately believe that Massachusetts frail elders and persons with disabilities have the right to expect to live their lives in dignity, with self-determination, and with respect to their privacy as much as any other resident.

Single Occupancy Rooms

The immediate creation of an initiative to demonstrate the efficacy of nursing facilities operating exclusively with single-occupancy rooms.  This addresses consumer demand and expectations for privacy, dignity, and choice as well as optimizes infection control protocols.

Covid Analysis

Legislative oversight hearings to determine why and how residents and workers disproportionately incurred the worst impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and what strategies, policies, and procedures are being developed to address any resurgence of Covid-19 or the spread of influenza and other infectious disease in nursing homes and other congregate living settings.

Worker Support

Immediate and comprehensive enhancement of supports, including, but not limited to, sufficient and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), testing, paid sick time, and compensation for frontline workers confronting the current coronavirus outbreak as well as anticipating future needs.

Increase Housing Options

Increase support for affordable and accessible housing, especially with service availability.  Many people remain in a facility long after they have recovered from an illness or injury because they cannot find suitable living accommodations.

In the News

FY 2022 Budget Amendment Endorsement 7004-9030

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts advocates for the adoption of the following amendment affecting Line Item 7004-9030: Alternative Housing Voucher Program, mobile ...
Read More on 7004-9030

FY 2022 Budget Amendment Endorsement: 4120-4000

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts advocates for the adoption of the following amendment affecting Line Item 4120-4000 (Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission): For a ...
Read More on 4120-4000

FY 2022 Budget Amendment Endorsement: 9110-1640

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts advocates for the adoption of the following amendment affecting Line Item 9110-1640 (Executive Office of Elder Affairs): ...
Read More on 9110-1640

Policy Statement on Holyoke Soldier’s Home

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts urges the Commonwealth to put aside the current proposal to construct a 235-bed, congregate care facility and, ...
Read More about Holyoke Soldier's Home Policy

Long Term Care – John Oliver

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – April 12, 2021 – John Oliver explains the industry behind nursing homes and ...
See Oliver video

Endorsement: Vaccine Equity for POC

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts endorses the petition letter of the Vaccine Equity NOW! Coalition and demand that Governor Baker take immediate ...
Read More about Vaccine POC

Get Involved – Take Action

No posts found.