The information provided on the MANHR website primarily addresses how family can help their loved one in a nursing home.  However, not every nursing home resident has family.  Thus, friends, health care proxies, guardians, or other legal representatives can also provide this assistance.  (This is the case unless the resident states that he/she does not want family/others involved.)  Of course, residents also should use the information on this website to advocate for themselves.  It’s important to remember the role of family and others is to always communicate the resident’s needs and preferences and advocate for the resident. These needs and preferences may be different than what you think is best.  However, the resident’s needs and wishes should always be respected.

Privacy Policy

The Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (“MANHR”) is committed to protecting your right to privacy. Any information you give to MANHR will be protected, and will not be used in ways to which you have not consented.  Any information collected at this site (including, but not limited to, email addresses, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers) will be kept confidential and will not be sold, rented, loaned or otherwise disclosed without your permission.

Within the website, we offer the opportunity to enlist as a MANHR member. For family-run councils and other member organizations, we maintain and may publish a list of MANHR group members. However, MANHR honors all requests of any such group member to not share its name with any outside organization, group, or person.


The information provided herein has been researched and is offered with good intent; however, it should not be relied upon as legal, business, or medical advice; and, while working hard to ensure accuracy, Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (MANHR) does not warrant or make any representations as to the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links, and other items, contained on this website.  These materials have been compiled from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice.

MANHR cannot be held responsible for any damage to any user’s computer or other equipment while accessing its website or an affiliated website.

If misleading, inaccurate, or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove it.