BENEFITING: Massachusetts Advocates For Nursing Home Reform
EVENT DATE: Apr 26, 2017
Imagine being forced to live in a nursing home where care is poor, you have
limited freedoms and abuse is a distinct possibility. And now imagine you have
no voice to speak out against bad care and get help. And imagine you are only
allowed to keep $72 month in spending money due to Medicaid rules. And on
top of all that, you are facing a billion-dollar nursing home industry fighting to get
rid of much-needed protections that you need.
That’s the reality for thousands in Massachusetts nursing homes – and hundreds
of thousands across the country in every state. The Massachusetts Advocates
for Nursing Home Reform – MANHR – is the only consumer advocacy group in
Massachusetts fighting for nursing homes residents and their loved ones and we
need your help. Whether it is the fight for dementia special care units, great
quality of care, increased staffing or ensuring written consent for administration of
certain drugs, MANHR is the ONLY consumer advocacy group in the state
waging that fight.
MANHR exists because the 40,000 residents in Massachusetts nursing homes
are often forgotten. While family members advocate on their loved-ones’ behalf,
often nursing homes bristle at providing the most basic, healthy and dignified
care. The Commonwealth freely admits it does not have the resources to
effectively monitor and punish nursing homes that abuse residents and/or
violate laws on quality care.
Into this void comes MANHR. We need your help. The 40,000 nursing home
residents in Massachusetts need your help. Their families and loved ones need
your help. And most importantly, as a society, we need to take better care of
some of our most vulnerable citizens. Will you help?
(For more information, go to donatetomanhr.org)
(MANHR is a 501c3 and your donations through Crowdrise are 100% tax deductible)
Reduce nursing home abuse & neglect
Your donation will help MANHR call greater attention to nursing home neglect and abuse across the state and motivate the regulators to do more to protect our loved ones.
Fight for laws that will protect nursing home residents
Your donation will help MANHR continue to fight for laws that benefit nursing home residents by
1) Strengthening standards for quality care;
2) ensuring there is written consent before mood and behavior-altering drugs are administered to residents;
3) Increasing basic protections for nursing home residents;
4) increasing the quality and quantity of staffing in nursing homes; and so much more.
Public awareness campaign
Your donation will help ensure nursing home residents are not “the forgotten ones” and make certain their plight is not ignored by state officials, the media and everyone that can make a difference.
Support Families & Loved Ones
Your donation will help MANHR create the state’s ONLY user-friendly website designed to help families and loved ones when they need to understand how to best look for, evaluate and choose a nursing home.
A model for every state in the country
Every state has the same nursing home issues as Massachusetts and your donation will help MANHR make a difference for nursing home residents here and be a shining example for advocates in 49 other states who face the same challenges.