The Boston Home is McKnight’s Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living Gold Award in the Innovator of the Year category in the McKnight’s Technology Awards — Connect Our World. The Boston Home was honored for its Wheelchair Enhancement Center.
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The Boston Home, based in Dorchester, Massachusetts, is a not-for-profit specialized care residence for 96 adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases. Exceptional clinical care, compassion, and innovative programs have earned us the designation “Center for Excellence in Long-term Care” from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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Boston, MA April 30, 2013—As part of its Disability Inclusion Initiative, The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation has granted The Boston Home $25,000 to launch an innovative collaborative project that will support better access to gently-used durable medical equipment (DME) in Greater Boston. Manual and power wheelchairs (and other devices) that are no longer used by families or individuals are donated, sanitized, refurbished, and redistributed to individuals without the need for daunting approval processes and other bureaucratic hoops. This will help more individuals with disabilities obtain fast access to needed equipment at low or no cost. The first collaboration of its kind in Massachusetts, Greater Boston DME Reuse Council project will be a collaboration among more than 20 key organizations serving children, adults, and seniors with disabilities and will address a serious gap in services identified by the Council members.
Norfolk resident Alex Burnham has been promoted to Director of Rehabilitation Services for The Boston Home, a residence and center for care of adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases. "Alex takes a holistic, innovative approach to his work and he is a creative leader," said Marva Serotkin, President and CEO of The Boston Home. "Many of our residents have significant speech and swallowing challenges and he has worked successfully with many of them to improve their quality of life."