Download the 2022 Dignity Alliance Massachusetts Annual Report (pdf). See full work group reports below.
Heard this week:
“These [nursing home] corporations are engaged in buying and selling of real estate with very favorable tax rewards. The corporations can practice medicine and also profit from Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs that can be hijacked for the corporation’s benefit rather than for the benefit of those in their care.”
Gray Panthers’ Statement on the American Nursing Home System: “Restructure the Industry and Defund the Existing System.” Tallgrass Economics, May 27, 2023, Restructure the NH Industry
The truth is that the federal and state governments allow for a charade in which facility-specific costs are submitted without any clarity about cash flowing to holding companies and parent corporations. We don’t really know how much Medicaid and Medicare revenue in the privatized nursing home system is extracted for dividends, and executive pay.
David Kingsley, The State of Nursing Home Financial Reporting in Post Truth America, Tallgrass Economics, May 24, 2023, Financial Reporting Post Truth America
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.
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Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Homes has essential information on nursing homes in MA.
- 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, June 5, 2023 – Focus on Aging Webinar: Resilience in Dementia Caregiving
- 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, June 14, 2023 – Webinar on Addressing Sexual Assault Against People with Disabilities
- 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, June 28, 2023 – Fostering Dementia Friendly Communities
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
2023-05-29 Spotlight: A Woman of Valor: Arlene Germain
Read More about Arlene Germaine
Open Letter from DignityMA regarding Masking, Patient Safety, and Trust
Read More about Masking and Patient Safety
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- The MA Senate released a report in response to COVID-19. Read more, including the DignityMA response, on the Policies page.
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- Learn to use and leverage Social Media at our workshops: Engaging Everyone: Creating Accessible, Powerful Social Media Content.