Home and Community Based Services

Goal – Supports and Services improvement and expansion of opportunities.

Objectives:

  • Support funding for age-friendly, ADA-compliant communities with affordable, accessible public transportation across the state
  • Provide a living wage to Homecare workers.
  • An end to ageism and ableism in every community in the Commonwealth.
  • Accessible, affordable, integrated housing to assist people to remain in their homes and communities.
  • Fully including older adults and people with disabilities in work and community spheres such as voting, serving on boards and commissions, and positions of leadership.
  • Policies for older adults and people with disabilities must recognize the those living in rural areas or in underserved neighborhoods in urban areas may lack broadband, access to technology, access to health providers, etc.
95 year old man, living in his own apartment with support

Facts and Issues

Legislation

See the State Legislative Endorsements page and the Federal Legislative Endorsements page for a list of all Dignity Alliance supported bills.

This 2019 rally for PCA wages predates DignityMA, however, DignityMA supports better working conditions for home and nursing home workers. Maura Healey was the Attorney General and supported the wage increases at the time.

News

Marsters Lawsuit

Marsters Lawsuit Settlement Agreement Reached April 16, 2024 Today, the Settlement Agreement regarding the Marsters v. Healey lawsuit was announced ...

DignityMA TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF H. 4138 – The Affordable Homes Act

Joint Legislative Committee on Bonding, Capital Debt and State Assets
April 2, 2024 Download (docx) Testimony in Support of H. 4138 ...

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

By Richard Moore
DignityMA’s poet laureate (aka, Chair, DignityMA’s Legislative Workgroup), with an AI assist Humpty Dumpty, policy bold,
Sat on a ...

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 ...

2024-01-18 Spotlight: Scrutinize private equity’s involvement in health care

*Boston Globe, January 17, 2024
By The Editorial Board Higher prices, worse outcomes don’t serve patients or providers. When Pamela Daly ...