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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. Monday, June 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Disability Advocates Advancing our Healthcare Rights (DAAHR) will hold a virtual forum on the IAE. Overview Recently the Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) […]

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Marsters Lawsuit

Final order approving a landmark cross-disability Settlement Agreement in Marsters v. Healey. June 18, 2024 – Following the fairness hearing on June 17, 2024, at the United States District Court in Boston, Judge Nathaniel Gorton entered a final order approving a landmark cross-disability Settlement Agreement in Marsters v. Healey. Marsters Lawsuit Settlement Agreement Reached April […]

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Benjamin Healthcare Center Saga

The news below, on Benjamin Healthcare Center’s announced closing, is listed most recent first. DignityMA Offers Help to Attorney Feaster Below are excerpts from an April 5 email sent to Attorney Feaster as he begins to navigate the conditions and options at Benjamin Health Care Center. Best case is for the Center to remain open, […]

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Facilities Overview

Private Equity

The toxic effects that Private Equity investments have had on healthcare, caregiving, durable medical equipment and nursing homes is a hot topic at DignityMA. We have compiled several opinions and resources on this issue. Updates will be added. March 1, 2024: DignityMA (Senator Richard Moore and the Legislative Workgroup) has prepared detailed testimony in Code […]

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Assisted Living

Assisted Living has become a popular option for older adults. These facilities are not Nursing Homes, have few requirements and protections for residents, vary significantly from one another and can be expensive. The information and links below may help to demystify Assisted Living. The New York Times published “What to Know about Assisted Living” by […]

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Nursing Home Staffing

Nursing Home Staffing has been an issue for some time. Insufficient staffing results in a poor quality of life for residents, resident safety and staff retention issues. DignityMA has compiled current information on the topic. There are a number of reasons for inadequate staffing. DignityMA is focusing on what the standard should be, problems achieving […]