Digest

The Dignity Digest is information compiled weekly by Dignity Alliance Massachusetts concerning long-term services, support, and care. We provide direct links to featured articles, upcoming webinars and study sessions, notable quotes and a guide to the digest.

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Issue #189 – May 28, 2024

Issue #188 – May 21, 2024

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

Issue #187 – May 14, 2024

Spotlight: A Massachusetts disability rights warrior’s posthumous last battle against estate recovery

Issue #186 – May 7, 2024

Issue #185 – April 30, 2024

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

Issue #184 – April 23, 2024

Spotlight: Biden administration finalizes controversial minimum staffing mandate at nursing homes

Issue #183 – April 16, 2024

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

Issue #182 – April 9, 2024

Spotlight: Care At Risk: Upheaval in the Nursing Home Industry

Issue #181 – April 2, 2024

Spotlight: Governor Healey’s budget proposal threatens 50 years of disability rights

Spotlight: The Wisdom of Humpty Dumpty

Issue #180 – March 26, 2024

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Issue #179 – March 19, 2024

Spotlight: For-profit nursing homes are cutting corners on safety and draining resources with financial shenanigans − especially at midsize chains that dodge public scrutiny

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

Issue #178 – March 12, 2024

Spotlight: The “hidden profits” in the nursing home industry

Issue #177 – March 5, 2024

Spotlight: Shedding Light on Nursing Home Industry Spending and Profits

Issue #176 – February 27, 2024

Spotlight: Aging in the United States

Issue #175 – February 20, 2024

Spotlight: Owner Incentives and Performance in Healthcare: Private Equity Investment in Nursing Homes

Issue #174 – February 13, 2024

Issue #173 – February 6, 2024

Spotlight: Harmful Findings at Bear Mountain Nursing Facility

Issue #172 – January 30, 2024

Spotlight: Fernald School: Waltham is letting a historic property fall apart

Issue #171 – January 25, 2024

Spotlight: Congressman Richard Neal honored by Dignity Alliance of Massachusetts

Issue #170 – January 18, 2024

Spotlight: Scrutinize private equity’s involvement in health care

Issue #169 – January 9, 2024

Spotlight: In a British Town, a New Way of Caring for Older People Is Bringing Hope

Issue #168 – January 2, 2024

Spotlight: U.S. Nursing Home Finances: Spending, Profitability and Capital Structure

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