Advocate for critical supports to help older adults and people with disabilities live healthy lives in the community

Older adults and people with disabilities want to remain safely in their homes as they age. Many state programs and independent organizations exist to help people remain connected with friends, families, and communities while avoiding costly institutional care, but these programs need legislative commitment and strong funding. Please join us at the Statehouse to urge your legislators to fund and support quality, effective community-based services for older adults!

Event Details:

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Massachusetts State House, The Great Hall

24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133

Featured Speakers:

Senator Patricia D. Jehlen

Representative Thomas M. Stanley

Why It Matters

53%

The majority of Massachusetts residents prefer to remain in their home to receive services. For the first time, more than half (53%) of Medicaid LTSS spending for older people and adults with physical disabilities went to Home and Community-Based Services

This is up from 37% in 2009.

$1.95

A major workforce crisis exists in nursing home care... In Massachusetts, (direct care worker) wages are $1.95 lower than other entry level jobs.

32%

The population of Massachusetts residents ages 65+ increased by 32% between 2010 and 2020.