Home and Community Based Services

Goal – Supports and Services improvement and expansion of opportunities.


  • 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


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.


2023-09-25 Spotlight: For Disabled Couples, a Plea for Marriage

New York Times (free access)
By Tammy LaGorce, September 15, 2023 On Wednesday afternoon, 20 couples gathered in front of a ...

Dignity Alliance Wants to be Cool!

Media Release Calls for Executive Action and Legislation to promote cooling for older adults and people with disabilities As another ...

Increase the rate of payment for PCA’s to at least $25 per hour

June 19, 2023 Dignity Alliance MA supports increasing the payment for PCA's to at least $25 per hour. 45 individuals ...

Updates from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)

AARP Quarterly, Stakeholders Meeting, 16 February 2023 Download the Updates from EOEA (pdf). Topics include:

Healey should settle, not litigate, disability lawsuit

Avoid unnecessary institutionalization in nursing homes. January 27, 2023 by Alex Green and Bill Henning EVERY DAY, thousands of Massachusetts ...