Bravo for expanding the property tax/rent rebate program. Now let’s find a better way to fund it.
Gov. Josh Shapiro and members of the General Assembly are taking a victory lap around Pennsylvania touting the expansion of the commonwealth’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program. There’s a great deal more to this legislation than the expansion of a popular program for low-to-middle income seniors, however. It speaks to the use of lottery […]
We’re older than we used to be, especially in these states | Analysis
As states age, the need for senior-friendly health care and housing grows; Pa. among ranks of oldest states.
Nursing home workers authorize strikes statewide; extra funding on Harrisburg priority list
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 […]
A second look: Diving into Pa.’s State Plan on Aging | Ray E. Landis
Here is a look at the highlights of what else Pennsylvania has determined are priorities for older Pennsylvanians over the next four years.
Pittsburgh is redefining what it means to grow old. Pennsylvania needs to follow suit | Ray E. Landis
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.
Feb. 22 is Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day | Capital-Star letters
Get yourself checked or encourage a loved one to get their heart checked. It could save a life.
Let’s prioritize Medical assistance for vulnerable seniors | Opinion
Gov. Tom Wolf and Pa. lawmkaers must make compassionate care for seniors a cornerstone of the coming debate over the 2020-21 state budget.
Wolf, lawmakers need to remember non-profit nursing homes during budget season | Opinion
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.