Elder Lobby Day February 27


Hundreds of Elders Take Issues To New Legislative Session Contact: Al Norman, Mass Home Care, 978-502-3794, info@masshomecare.org Elder advocacy groups from across the state will be gathering at the State House on Monday, February 27th to…

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Cuts to Adult Foster Care begin in 28 days


The countdown to cuts is on. On March 1, the Baker Administration will begin cutting as much as $5.6 million from the Adult Foster Care program. The cuts will continue through the last four months…

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Civil Rights & the Older Americans Act


Martin Luther King Jr. day is upon us which makes me think of civil rights. Dr. King led the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950’s and 60’s that led to the Civil Rights Act being…

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Outpatient Observation Status


Click the image below for an infographic on “Observation Status” during a hospital stay and the implications for Medicare patients.

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BILL AIMED AT ASSISTING FAMILY CAREGIVERS NEARS BAKER’S DESK


By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE People looking after ill and aging family members would be given more information to aid in their care, under a bill now approved by both branches of the…

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National Family Caregivers Month, 2016


  BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation was founded on the fundamental ideal that we all do better when we look out for one another, and every day,…

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Mass Home Care September 1 Newsletter Now Available


Mass Home Care, a statewide network of nonprofits aimed at helping elderly people enjoy life in the least restrictive setting possible, publishes a monthly newsletter discussing various legislative issues regarding Elders and Adults with Disabilities….

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Mass Home Care August 2016 “At Home” Newsletter


Click here to read the August 2016 “At Home” newsletter.

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“Rightsized” Budget for Fiscal year 2017 Will Mean Elders On Home Care Wait Lists


Mass Home Care, an elder rights group says that seniors will be put on a wait list for home care as a result of cuts made in the final days of the FY17 budget process….

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Medicare Counseling Funding at Risk


Help Us to Save This Critical Program. NOW is a critical time to tell your members of Congress to reject this proposed cut and make needed investments in SHIP (SHINE). SHINE, Serving the Health Insurance…

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