Pa. needs to use CARES Act money to help pay for COVID-19 testing at nursing homes | Opinion

BY: - July 19, 2020

State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf can solve our testing dilemma and move us toward a reopening that will safely reunite thousands of Pennsylvania families.

Levine orders nursing homes to complete universal testing by July 24

BY: - June 8, 2020

The order from Pennsylvania’s Department of Health is being issued, Levine said, to “rapidly detect asymptomatic residents and staff.”


We need to get creative to protect nursing home residents during a pandemic. Here’s how | Simon F. Haeder

BY: - May 27, 2020

Pennsylvania nursing homes were the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to apply the lessons of that canary in the coalmine experience.


This Pittsburgh nurse works on the front lines. Here’s what she needs from Harrisburg. | John L. Micek

BY: - May 21, 2020

Artinese Knight is a registered nurse. And she worries about lots of stuff: Whether she’ll have the personal protective equipment she needs when she shows up for work. If she can offer the care to her patients that they need and deserve. And, if she gets sick, whether she can afford to take the time […]

Amid calls for her dismissal, Health Secretary Levine says Pa. is evolving its strategies to fight COVID-19

BY: - May 19, 2020

Health Secretary Dr, Rachel Levine said she “[remains] committed to protecting the citizens of Pennsylvania, whether they agree with me or not.”

State Senate approves $507M funding measure for nursing homes and care facilities

BY: - May 12, 2020

Funding for the measure comes from the federal CARES Act, which sent $3.9 billion to Pennsylvania for COVID-19 recovery programs.

Pa. announces COVID-19 testing plan for nursing homes

BY: - May 12, 2020

Pennsylvania will begin a stricter testing regime for nursing homes, assisted living and other long term care facilities to contain the spread of COVID-19.


Why can’t Pa. protect seniors against COVID-19? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 9, 2020

Nursing home deaths make up the bulk of Pa.'s COVID-19 fatalities. What is the state doing to protect seniors against this threat?


My brother is in a nursing home where everyone is presumed to have COVID-19. All we can do is pray | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - April 14, 2020

The days are long but the nights are even longer. Those 3 a.m. wake-ups come more often. All we can do now is pray and wait.


COVID-19 has exposed a crisis in our long-term care system | Ray E. Landis

BY: - April 11, 2020

This crisis has exposed the serious flaws in the way our society cares for individuals who no longer can care for themselves.


Here’s how Wolf, lawmakers can help our nursing home heroes | Opinion

BY: - April 7, 2020

The state should put aside its past budgetary woes and implement a direct pass-through payment to our long-term care providers, workers and residents.

Short on staff and supplies in a pandemic, Erie nursing home employees say they’re not getting the help they need

BY: - April 3, 2020

The dispute over staffing and supplies also comes amid the employees’ ongoing effort to unionize.