Active since 2000, the Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (“MANHR”) is the sole statewide consumer group working for improvements in the quality of care for MA long-term care residents. We are a committed group of long-term care consumers, their families and friends, and citizen advocates who are proud of the organization’s achievements.
- Provides resources to individuals seeking advice on long-term care issues;
- Established and supports a statewide network of Family-Run Councils in MA nursing homes;
- Represents MA long-term care residents and their advocates on various state level coalitions; and
- Authored Family Council state legislation enacted in 2004 (MA is the third state in the country to champion this legislation).
MANHR is the “thread” that connects advocates around the state, and provides a voice to a population that is often forgotten and overlooked – not only elderly long-term care residents, but also younger residents with disabilities.
Working together, we can improve the lives of all MA long-term care residents.
Consumer Support – maintain “helpline” (toll-free phone # and e-mail), offering advice and resources on long-term care issues;
Family-Run Councils – create new Councils and support existing Councils by providing materials, training, and mentor services;
MANHR Members – distribute informative e-mails on long-term care issues; and hold membership meetings, providing an opportunity for mutual support and a forum for strategizing positive change in long-term care facilities; and
Public Education – outreach to elder service groups and agencies to raise awareness of long-term care issues; provide information and resources through our website and materials.
Active member of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (formerly NCCNHR), a national grassroots organization providing leadership on long-term care issues.