Discussing the State Budget with Representative Gifford
WAREHAM, MA – May 15, 2019: Residents, staff, and family met with State Representative Susan Williams Gifford, to a packed crowd, to help bring attention to the growing financial gap in funding nursing home care in Massachusetts. Representative Gifford toured the center and spoke with staff, residents and family members regarding the direct impact the state budget has on the center. The center has worked with legislators to educate them on the changes that have taken place in their center, as well as nursing homes across the state over the past few years. A primary goal of the tour and meeting was to help the legislators better understand who nursing homes care for and how they provide that care and how the lack of increased funding over the past 12 years has affected everything at the center, from care to recruitment and retention of staff.