pa-nursing-homes

COMMENTARY

Nursing home reform needs to cross the finish line | Opinion

BY: - August 30, 2021

When there is enough staff to take care of physical and emotional needs, without being rushed, without feeling like it’s an assembly line, it makes all the difference for quality of life.

COMMENTARY

In a hiring crisis, Pa. nursing homes push back against Biden’s vaccine mandate | Friday Coffee

BY: - August 20, 2021

Trade groups said the industry already is struggling to keep workers - and fear that the White House's vaccine mandate will make it worse

COMMENTARY

Wolf admin.’s proposed nursing home regulations come with costs | Ray E. Landis

BY: - August 3, 2021

The Department of Health has begun their attempt to respond by issuing the first of what will be five sets of proposed regulations to update the commonwealth’s rules for long-term care nursing facilities. 

COMMENTARY

Enough is Enough: Pa. needs to protect seniors, respect caregivers | Opinion

BY: - June 6, 2021

Too many people have died because of greed and inaction. There are no more excuses.

Worried over its future, some Cumberland Co. residents call for ‘pause’ on sale of county-owned nursing home

BY: - March 21, 2021

The October 2020 announcement from county officials calling for bidders is on par with statewide trends that have seen an increase in the sale of county-run nursing homes over the past decade. 

New Pa. guidelines allow for families, others to provide in-person care at nursing homes

BY: - September 3, 2020

The new guidelines will allow what the state calls “compassionate caregivers” – oftentimes friends or family members – to visit nursing home residents if the caregiver has tested negative for COVID-19 in the last seven days, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said. 

COMMENTARY

The pandemic proves it: We have to reimagine nursing home care from the ground up | Ray E. Landis

BY: - August 7, 2020

We cannot throw money at long-term care then walk away without ensuring needed changes are taking place. That's not the answer.