Advocacy

Center for Medicare Advocacy
Non-profit law organization that advocates for fair access to Medicare and quality health care for the elderly and people with disabilities.

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts – Founded 2020, and MANHR is a co-founder.
Grassroots coalition of aging and disability service and advocacy organizations and supporters dedicated to securing fundamental changes in long-term services, support and care.

Long-Term Care Community Coalition
Provides research on national and state policies and laws to improve the care and lives of elderly and disabled people in nursing homes, assisted living, and other residential settings.

Massachusetts Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Includes link to Ombudsman contacts by city and town.

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
Leading national voice representing consumers in long-term care issues.

Legal Services

MassLegal Services
Sliding fee and/or free legal services for Massachusetts nursing home residents.

Massachusetts Senior Legal Helpline
1-866-778-0939
Free legal information, advice and referral services for Massachusetts senior citizens (60 years or older) in most areas of civil law, including guardianship, MassHealth, Medicare, nursing homes, Social Security/SSI, and many others.  Helpline operates in collaboration with the Massachusetts Office of Elders Affairs, Legal Advocacy & Resource Center, Massachusetts Justice Project and Massachusetts legal services providers.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)-Massachusetts Chapter
Professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to the elderly; includes attorney locator to find lawyers in your area.

To Help Elders Live at Home

800 AgeInfo
Massachusetts information and resources on elder care services to assist consumers, caregivers, and professionals.

Aging Life Care Association-New England Chapter
Specialists who assist older people and their families in designing plans for the elder which maximize independence and well-being.

MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs  

Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging

Massachusetts Aging Service Access Point Agency (ASAP)
Municipally appointed agencies linking elder needs and resources by developing and/or coordinating services, community education and advocacy.

Other Resources

AARP-Massachusetts: Advocacy

Alzheimer’s Association-Massachusetts

Brain Injury Association-Massachusetts

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

CaringInfo
National consumer education and engagement program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

Massachusetts Guardianship Association
Non-profit organization that offers information and resources to individuals, families, and professionals on guardianship and conservatorship issues.

National Center on Elder Abuse

PHI (formerly Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute)
Nation’s leading authority on direct care workforce.

Pioneer Network
National leader of Culture Change Movement advocating for person-centered care.

→ See also: Federal and MA Nursing Home Laws & Regulations

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