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Nursing Homes Limit Profits in Bid to Improve Care

Nursing homes receive billions of taxpayers’ dollars every year to care for chronically ill frail elders, but until now, there was no guarantee that’s how the money would be spent.

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Where In The World Is Daniel Schwartz?

The 71 year old disappeared from his home in Rockport, MA in May of 2017, and was relocated somewhere in  the Massachusetts elder services bureaucracy.

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Mass. Nursing Homes On Brink of ‘Colossal Collapse?’

Every spring, when Massachusetts lawmakers begin to take testimony on the state budget, the nursing home industry begins to crank out a chorus of press releases predicting a financial apocalypse is near.

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Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debates: No Elderly Issues

At the Oct. 9 debate, an elderly man submitted a question which stated: “My immediate need is property tax reduction.”

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Programs for elderly should not be touched

When state budget projections turn south, money for the elderly and disabled should be protected from cuts.

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A place not made for us

By Al Norman In his New York Times best selling book, Being Mortal, surgeon Atul Gawande explains the rise of nursing homes in America starting in the 1950s. “Hospitals couldn’t solve the debilities of chronic illness and advancing age,” he writes. “and they began to fill up with people who had nowhere to go.” The […]

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