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Support S406 – Small House Nursing Homes

Download Jim Lomastro’s testimony (docx): Elder Affairs S406 Small Homes DAM. Good morning.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak about Senate Bill 406, “An Act Relative to Small House Nursing Homes.”  My name is Jim Lomastro, and I am a member of Dignity Alliance Massachusetts. This bill is a strong start toward the transformation […]

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Support S413, H733

June 30, 2021 Download the pdf: Testimony on S413 and H733 An Act to Improve Employee Standards for MA Nursing Homes Senator Patricia Jehlen, Chair Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, Delivered by email: Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov Representative Thomas M. Stanley, Chair Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, Delivered by email: Thomas.Stanley@mahouse.gov Dignity Alliance Massachusetts (Dignity Alliance) is providing […]

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Support S414, H727

June 30, 2021 Download the pdf: Testimony on S414 and H727 An Act to Ensure Quality of Care in Nursing Homes Senator Patricia Jehlen, Chair Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, Delivered by email: Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov Representative Thomas M. Stanley, Chair Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, Delivered by email: Thomas.Stanley@mahouse.gov Dear Chair Jehlen and Chair Stanley:Dignity Alliance […]

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Response to RFI Rescue Plan Act

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts’ Response to the Request for Information American Rescue Plan Act Home and Community-Based Community HCBS Initiatives May 2021 (See Glossary for description of abbreviations) Download the DA American Rescue Plan RFI.docx Access to Services and Supports and Community Integration Amendments to the Frail Elder Waiver to Support New Services Add Residential Services […]

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Testimony: Applications for Determination of Need from Long-Term Care Facilities

Testimony to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Determination of Need Program relative to its Memorandum on Applications for Determination of Need from Long Term Care Facilities dated October 6, 2020.  This response is being presented on behalf of the members of Dignity Alliance Massachusetts. Download the written testimony: DignityAllianceDPHDON.docx. The Need for Skilled Nursing […]

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Budget Items for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Read FY 21 Budget Letter to Ways and Means.docx to learn about DAM’s specific recommended improvements to the budget. Note: The following letter was also sent to Aaron Michelwicz, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committe, with copies to House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and House Majority Leader Ronald Mariano. November 1, 2020 Dear […]

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Act To Address Estate Recovery Issues Due To COVID-19

Download the testimony: Dignity Alliance Estate Recovery Testimony 20890.docx October 30, 2020 H4978 / S2818 Dear Chairs of the Judiciary Committee: Representative Claire Cronin and Senator Jamie Eldridge, The Dignity Alliance submits this testimony in support of H4978/S2818 An Act To Address Estate Recovery Issues Due To COVID-19 filed by Representative Christine Barber and Senator […]

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Covid-19 Testing in Congregate Settings

Download the Letter to Governor Baker about Covid-19 Testing.docx. Covid-19 testing for older adults and persons with disabilities living in independent housing complexes and other congregate living situations Dear Governor Baker: cc: Secretary MaryLou Sudders, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Secretary Elizabeth Chen, Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Commissioner Monica Bharel, […]

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National Legislation on Infection Reporting

Stakeholders urge Congress to empower CDC to protect patient safety in legislation to help address the COVID emergency Download the entire detailed testimony: DAM Letter on Infection Reporting.docx. September 13, 2020 sent to MA Senators and Congress People September 13, 2020 sent to MA Senators and Congress People …Among the many improvements needed to improve […]