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Nursing home workers authorize strikes statewide; extra funding on Harrisburg priority list

BY: - June 21, 2021

Employees at 12 Pennsylvania nursing homes voted to authorize strikes this week, citing low pay and short staffing, as closed-door negotiations wear on in Harrisburg on how to spend $7.3 billion in federal COVID-19 aid. The more than 1,000 nurses and caregivers, from Lancaster and Wilkes-Barre to Oil City, are taking the strike votes after […]

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A second look: Diving into Pa.’s State Plan on Aging | Ray E. Landis

BY: - December 10, 2020

Here is a look at the highlights of what else Pennsylvania has determined are priorities for older Pennsylvanians over the next four years. 

COMMENTARY

Pittsburgh is redefining what it means to grow old. Pennsylvania needs to follow suit | Ray E. Landis

BY: - February 14, 2020

Our elected officials at the state level must take a closer look at the success of Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh and recognize the need for similar conversations to occur in more communities.

COMMENTARY

Feb. 22 is Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day | Capital-Star letters

BY: - February 14, 2020

Get yourself checked or encourage a loved one to get their heart checked. It could save a life. 

COMMENTARY

Let’s prioritize Medical assistance for vulnerable seniors  | Opinion

BY: - January 29, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf and Pa. lawmkaers must make compassionate care for seniors a cornerstone of the coming debate over the 2020-21 state budget.

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Wolf, lawmakers need to remember non-profit nursing homes during budget season | Opinion

BY: - April 15, 2019

Pennsylvania is failing to keep pace with health care inflation as it ramps up regulations (and costs) on even the best of our not-for-profit nursing facilities.