Welcome

The 100-year life is here. We’re not ready.”

The Stanford Center on Longevity, The long-life paradox, DealBook – New York Times, January 21, 2023

Addressing the failures of the health care system will require uncomfortable reflection and bold action.

Doctors Aren’t Burned Out from Overwork. We’re Demoralized by Our Health System. *New York Times, February 5, 2023

Direct care workers in our community can make more money flipping burgers. Those that stay are facing burnout due to being overworked.

CAREGIVER NEEDED: How the Nation’s Workforce Shortages Make It Harder to Age Well at Home, USAging, Undated

Mission

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

Visit Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Homes (MANHR) for essential information on Nursing Homes in Massachusetts.

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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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In the News

2023-02-06: Spotlight on the Ensign Group

Tallgrass Economics Finance & Politics February 4, 2023
THE ENSIGN GROUP 4TH QUARTER REPORT: MARVELOUS IF YOU ARE AN INVESTOR (BUT ...
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Healey should settle, not litigate, disability lawsuit

Avoid unnecessary institutionalization in nursing homes. January 27, 2023 by Alex Green and Bill Henning EVERY DAY, thousands of Massachusetts ...
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Dignity Endorsed Legislation for 2023-2024

The Dignity Dozen The Legislative Work Group has released their initial list of 13 bills supported by Dignity Alliance Massachusetts ...
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Visit News and Views for more.

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