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Facilities Home and Community Based Long Term Services and Support News Study Session

Bringing People Home – On Marsters for guardians, and supported decision-making personnel

A webinar for guardians, supporters in supported decision-making arrangements, and other advocates explaining the Marsters v. Healey Settlement Agreement After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Register in advance for the Marsters webinar. For questions about the Agreement, contact Kathy Walker, 413-341-5111 (kwalker@cpr-ma.org ) or Deborah Filler, 617-603-2716 […]

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Facilities Home and Community Based Long Term Services and Support News Study Session

Bringing People Home – Marsters Info for attorneys, paralegals, and legal advocates

A webinar for attorneys, paralegals, and legal advocates explaining the Marsters v. Healey Settlement Agreement Two webinar presentations have been scheduled. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For questions about the Agreement, contact Kathy Walker, 413-341-5111 (kwalker@cpr-ma.org ) or Deborah Filler, 617-603-2716 (dfiller@gbls.org). For questions about the […]

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Long Term Services and Support News Spotlight

2024-05-21 Spotlight: Nursing Home Closures in NE: Impact on Long-term Care, Labor Markets

Federal Reserve Bank of BostonBy Riley Sullivan, May 14, 2024 Nursing Home Closures in New England: Impact on Long-term Care, Labor Markets Editors note: See online text for the following charts and graphs: Key Takeaways The US population, particularly in New England, is aging rapidly—both the median age and the share of the population aged […]

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Home and Community Based Long Term Services and Support News Spotlight

2024-05-14 Spotlight: A Massachusetts disability rights warrior’s posthumous last battle against estate recovery

By Jason Laughlin*Boston Globe, May 12, 2024 In more than four decades of fighting for the rights of people with disabilities, Joe Tringali never got angry. But he sure was persistent. He called, emailed, called again, relentlessly, until he got legislators to listen. Most recently, Tringali’s steady but forceful activism focused on a practice by […]

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Advocacy Home and Community Based Long Term Services and Support Overview

Independent Assessment Entity (IAE)

Update: An RFI has been posted by MassHealth (RFI info below). The deadline to Reply to the RFI is June 28. Request for Responses (RFR) from EOHHS Recently the Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) released an RFR, looking to award a contract to a Single Assessment Entity. This single entity would conduct […]

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Aging Long Term Services and Support News Spotlight

2024-04-30 Spotlight: America’s graying. We need to change the way we think about age.

The Harvard Gazette, By Alvin Powell. April 25, 2024 People in their 70s, 80s, and even 90s run marathons, write books, and go to work daily. But the predominant national conversation on aging focuses on disability rather than ability, something experts say is a problem as participation of America’s older adults grows more important, economically […]

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Advocacy Facilities Home and Community Based Long Term Services and Support News Overview

Marsters Lawsuit

Overview for Providers – Bringing People Home Attorneys (Stephen Schwartz and Kathy Walker from the Center for Public Representation) for the plaintiffs have prepared a webinar presentation, Bringing People Home – Understanding the Settlement Agreement in Marsters v. Healey. The presentation targets individuals who have regular communication with nursing facility residents in order to brief […]

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Housing Long Term Services and Support News Spotlight

2024-04-16 Spotlight: Need, Access, Impact, and Opportunities: Findings From a Multi-Site Evaluation of Elder Justice Shelters in the U.S.

New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)By Elisa Fisher, MPH, MSW; Sheaba Daniel, MPH; Mayssa Gregoire, BSMarch 2024 Need, Access, Impact, and Opportunities: Findings From a Multi-Site Evaluation of Elder Justice Shelters in the U.S. IntroductionAt least one in 10 older adults in the U.S. experiences abuse or exploitation, a rate that is believed to have […]

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Home and Community Based Long Term Services and Support News Spotlight

2024-04-02 Spotlight: The Wisdom of Humpty Dumpty

By Richard MooreDignityMA’s poet laureate (aka, Chair, DignityMA’s Legislative Workgroup), with an AI assist Humpty Dumpty, policy bold,Sat on a wall, so we’re told.A vision of streamlining, a central core,For long-term care, they’d have us explore. All the Governor’s horses, men and women,Would centralize forms, again and again.No more local helpers, with faces so kind,Just […]

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Facilities Long Term Services and Support News Spotlight

2024-03-19 Spotlight: How for-profit nursing home regulators can use the powers they already have to fix growing problems with poor-quality care

By Charlene Harrington, RN, PhD, University of San FranciscoThe Conversation, March 14, 2024 Governments at both state and federal levels have yet to fully wield their authority to fight poor-quality care at for-profit nursing homes nationwide, leaving the pressing need for elder care accountability unmet. Medicare has the power to improve financial accountability at nursing […]