Member Spotlight: The Boston Home

The Boston Home, based in Dorchester, MA, is a not-for-profit specialized care residence for adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases. Exceptional clinical care, compassion, and innovative programs earned The Boston Home the designation “Center for Excellence in Long-term Care” from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Established in 1881, The Boston Home touches the lives of thousands of people as it serves its residents, outpatients, and their families, and shares its knowledge with healthcare professionals nationwide through The Boston Home Institute.

Merva Serotkin, Henry Claypool, and Jim Brett

The Boston Home recently invited NEC President & CEO Jim Brett and members of the NEC Healthcare Committee to attend their Open House,which featured remarks from Henry Claypool, the Senior Advisor for Disability Policy to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Principal Deputy Administrator of the recently created Administration for Community Living (“ACL”). Mr. Claypool discussed the Administration’s goal of supporting the needs of both the aging and disability populations, reducing the fragmentation within programs that address the community living service and enhancing access to quality healthcare and long-term services and supports for all individuals.

“We have been so impressed by the opportunities presented by The New England Council to meet our peers and keep on top of issues important to us. Knowing we have the New England Council’s help in Washington is critical,” said Marva Serotkin, Chief Executive Officer of The Boston Home.

The Boston Home will hold its “Innovation & Inspiration” Gala on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter in South Boston. Biogen Idec CEO George Scangos will be honored. For more information about The Boston Home, visit

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