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The Boston Home Inc.

Offering exemplary clinical care to our community of residents and programs that care for the body, stimulate the mind and nuture the spirit.

aka The Boston Home, Inc.   |   Dorchester, MA   |  www.thebostonhome.org

Mission

The Boston Home seeks to make a compelling difference in the lives of adults with advanced progressive neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, through exceptional clinical care, compassion and innovative programs. The Boston Home seeks to continuously expand its role as industry leader and catalyst for change by conducting research and training, exporting our competencies to others in the health care community.

Ruling year info

1937

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms Christine Reilly

Main address

2049 Dorchester Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02124 USA

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Formerly known as

The Boston Home for Incurables

EIN

04-2103905

NTEE code info

Nursing, Convalescent (Geriatric and Nursing) (E91)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A world in which adults with advanced neurological disorders lead their best and most independent lives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

iPad Program

In response to an informal iPad enthusiasts group of six residents, 15 iPads were purchased with donated funds, and additional devices were purchased by resident family and friends. The iPads have been custom mounted onto the wheelchair of 30 resident participants. Each user receives an assessment, personalized training and the group meets regularly with the project coordinators, Dir. of Social Service, Assistive Tech Specialist, Director of PT. In a social as well as informative gathering, the users share and recommend applications and learn about using the devices for personal communications, tasks, creative projects. A report of the success of the pilot program with user goals as a measure was submitted to the primary funder. The iPad group continues to meet regularly and remains a popular place for residents to share their learnings and experiences with iPads.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

A socialization and wellness day program for adults with progressive neurological diseases and their caregivers. Participants who primarily come from the greater metro Boston area socialize with peers and develop skills to adjust and adapt to chronic diseases such as MS. Activities include physical fitness routines, mindfulness and meditation, community outings and support group activities. Virtual programming is also available with members participating from across the country. The four day a week program meets in a dedicated space at TBH or in the community at arts, sports or social events. At this time, thanks to philanthropic support, there is no charge to B.Fit! members to participate in the program.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

An initiative in response to a housing needs survey sent to 5,739 individuals with MS which confirmed a gap in services. The Boston Home constructed 40 accessible affordable apartments for individuals with physical disabilities on The Boston Home campus in close proximity to specialized support services and near public transportation. Harmon Apartments bridges a gap in housing for adults with disabilities. This innovative community expands the programs developed by The Boston Home, providing integrated technology and supportive services, included services sponsored by the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2011

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2011

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of fields trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since COVID-19 pandemic it has been impossible for us to engage a wheelchair van capacity to provide access to concerts, theatre or sporting events.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Be a Good Person. We are compassionate and kind. We honor, respect, and support one another.

Build an Empowering Community. We are caring and committed to helping members of our community reach their full potential. We embrace ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity.

Pursue Excellence. We achieve high standards of care for individuals with advanced neurological disorders.

Hold Each Other Accountable. We conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity. We manage resources responsibly to preserve our long-term success.

Formalize best practices and evolve services to fully meet the needs of our community

SMART Goal: TBH will build on their expertise in caring for its residents and their families, as well as TBH staff, by formalizing its policies and procedures for standards of care, improving its clinical pathways and treatment options, and implementing services and activities that enhance the quality of life of its residents and their families. These objectives will be in place by the end of 2026.

SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based.

Strong clinical leadership along with an engaged board

Added mental health capacity for assisting our resident
Rewriting clinical documentation
Provided increased nurse management staffing now on all shifts

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Boston Home Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Randy Hawthorne

independent

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Ms. Virgina Soybel

Babson College

Elizabeth Colburn-Moraites

Community Volunteer

Maureen Feeney

City of Boston

Randolph G. Hawthorne

Community Volunteer

Karen Quigley

Community Volunteer

Laura Saltonstall

Genzyme Corporation

James Seide

Community Volunteer

Virginia Soybel

Babson College

John Woodard

Community Volunteer

Samantha Budd Haeberlen

Biogen

Sally Michael

Saul Ewing, LLP

Karen Quigley

Retired

Virginia Mirisola

Retired

Kristen Cassetta

Holland and Knight

Lori Espino

National MS Society, New England Chapter

Carrie S. Hanover-Martin

EMD Serono, Inc.

Cherlie Magny-Normilus

Boston College Connell School of Nursing

David Rintell

Head of Patient Advocacy at Bridgebio

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/13/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
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Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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