RE:    Calls to Legislators Needed to Support the Nursing Facility Recovery and Sustainability Proposal 

Date:  October 21, 2021 We need your urgent support for Massachusetts Senior Care Association’s Nursing Facility Recovery and Sustainability ProposalWe are asking that you make a phone call to legislators in support of the Nursing Facility Recovery and Sustainability proposal which would make a historic $559 million investment in three fundamental areas: workforce, quality resident care and experience and modernizing the infrastructure of nursing facilities. 

This is a unique opportunity to allocate American Rescue Plan Act federal funds and surplus state funding to support nursing facility residents, their families and caregivers following the pandemic. To assist in making calls, please find the contact information for your legislators here and sample talking points.

Sample Talking Points To assist you in calling your legislators, below is a sample script. You most likely will speak to an aide, who will pass your message along to the legislators.
“Hello. My name is __________ and I am calling from (Name of Nursing Facility in City/Town) to ask the (REPRESENTATIVE/SENATOR) to please support Massachusetts Senior Care Association’s Nursing Facility Recovery and Sustainability Proposal. The proposal would provide vital investments for nursing facilities to retain their dedicated workforce, hire critically needed new staff, invest in quality resident care, and modernize nursing facility infrastructure. This will allow us to continue caring for and protecting our Commonwealth’s seniors and most vulnerable citizens. Thank you for your consideration.” Participation Form – Share Your Feedback Mass Senior Care staff is actively tracking the progress of member calls and any feedback you receive. Once you have made the call(s), please complete the participation form.

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