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Mass Home Care Part of End-of-Life Care Coalition

BOSTON, May 12, 2016 — Mass Home Care is one of the statewide groups that is participating in a new coalition to help people of all ages to make their wishes known about end of life care. Eighty-five percent of Massachusetts residents believe that physicians and their patients should talk about end-of-life care – but […]

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Health care & long term care: Two different worlds

By Al Norman State policymakers are once again trying to change the health care system to save money, produce better health outcomes, and increase the consumers’ satisfaction with their care. If the subject of long term services and supports (LTSS) ever comes up, it is usually in the context of the larger health care system. […]

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Boston rally to stop entitlement cuts attracts thousands

The Nov. 9 turnout was described as historic, coming roughly two weeks before the Supercommittee is scheduled to submit its findings to the full Congress.

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Elder Abuse is a social pandemic, according to lawmakers

ctor Mickey Rooney told Congress, March 2, that he was left powerless by a family member who took and misused his money. “I felt trapped, scared, used and frustrated,” Rooney told a special Senate committee considering legislation to curb abuses of senior citizens. “But above all, when a man feels helpless, it’s terrible.”

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Elders, caregivers fare ok in Gov. Patrick’s $30.5B Mass. budget plan

Programs and services for elderly and caregivers suffered some cuts, but for the most part, were level funded at last year’s levels.

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Loss of fed. $ means Bay State seniors, caregivers will suffer

“Our vulnerable residents should not be bearing the brunt of budget cut after cut – especially in tough economic times.” — Jessica Costantino, AARP Massachusetts

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