The Massachusetts Senior Care Association is active in representing the legislative and regulatory priorities of the senior care community before the Massachusetts legislature, state and federal agencies, and the United States Congress.
Each Mass Senior Care member can help by participating in the following three steps to help build the essential support needed to promote quality nursing home care. Contact the Mass Senior Care office if you need assistance in scheduling meetings or materials.
- SCHEDULE and ATTEND meetings with elected officials and participate in State House Advocacy Day
- INVITE elected officials to tour your facility and meet with staff, residents and families
- PARTICIPATE in ongoing advocacy activities and Action Alerts to call your legislators
Your Elected Officials Need to Hear from You!
Members of the Legislature value their constituents’ opinions and it is critical that we offer them the opportunity to see first-hand the quality care that we provide. Mass Senior Care staff can help you schedule facility tours and provide tips for communicating with elected officials.
- Tips For Communication With Your Legislators
Find several tips to assist you when meeting, calling or writing your legislators. When communicating with your legislators, it is always helpful to be brief, specific and to illustrate how the issue will affect the citizens who reside or work within the legislator’s district.
- Host a Facility Tour
Curious about hosting a legislator at your facility? We have tips and tools available to help you. Check out our “How To” Guide to Facility Tours for Elected Officials for tips on best practices.
Quality Jobs for Quality Care
The Path to a Living Wage for Nursing Home Workers
Since November 2015, Mass Senior Care along with other consumer and workforce organizations have been actively advocating for the Nursing Home Quality Jobs Initiative, which would provide nursing home staff with a pathway to a living wage, greater career advancement opportunities and promote a supportive work environment. A living wage for all nursing home staff is essential to ensure that workers can better support their families and help stabilize the workforce caring for frail elders and individuals with disabilities in nursing homes across the Commonwealth.Learn more at www.promisetocare.org.