The time is right to build a national model for senior care right here in Pa. | Opinion
There is a tremendous opportunity to help all aging services providers and their employees build a comprehensive senior care system.
Pa. long-term care facilities to share in $14.2M to ease staffing crunch | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The money from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention comes at a pivotal time for the industry.
The new Pa. budget helped. Let’s keep supporting long-term care | Opinion
Here are the legislative steps that Congress and state lawmakers can take next.
Wolf, senior care advocates celebrate budget investments for long-term care, nursing facilities
Wolf, a Democrat who leaves office in January 2023, touted the 2022-22 spending plan’s investments in long-term care and nursing facilities.
Health Department says nursing homes need 80 percent of staff vaccinated — or increase testing
All Pennsylvania skilled nursing facilities should have at least 80 percent of staff vaccinated for the coronavirus by Oct. 1, the state Department of Health announced Thursday.
Wolf admin. announces its first round of fixes to Pa.’s nursing home regs
The first package of proposed regulations will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin by July 31. This will begin a 30-day public comment period
Report: Number of Americans who need long-term care will double by 2065 | Wednesday Morning Coffee
By age 90, more than half of all U.S. adults require help bathing, eating, and with other activities of daily life.
Wolf to sign $40.8B budget that spends on education, saves billions for the future
“This year’s budget reflects resilience,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said.
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 […]
My family’s long-term care story – and what it says about the challenges we all face | Ray E. Landis
There's no one way to do it, but we need to do a better job of preparing families for the decisions that are coming.
To help workers, residents, Pa. needs to boost nursing home staffing ratios | Opinion
That 4.1 hours of care per resident means more attention and time to each resident, which means fewer accidents and better overall quality of life for our Pennsylvania seniors.
A year full of lessons from COVID-19’s impact on older Pennsylvanians | Opinion
Gov. Tom Wolf's budget again flat-funded Medicaid at a time when nursing homes and long-term care facilities desperately need help.