Research Tools & Strategic Information

The aging services industry is constantly changing and evolving. As a member of LeadingAge PA, you have a wide variety of resources, tools, and educational materials at your disposal to help you stay ahead of the latest senior living trends and changes.

On this page, you'll find easy access to valuable resources designed to help reach your goals and position your organization moving forward – from reports that analyze your organizational performance, to case studies and strategic planning tools. Click on the links below to explore the many ways LeadingAge PA can support your organizational success.


  • Five-Star Analysis Reports - The Five-Star Analysis report explains the three components of the Five-Star rating: inspections, staffing hours per resident day, and the quality measures. The facility-specific reports are provided exclusively to LeadingAge PA members quarterly, and indicate where to focus improvement efforts in resident care to increase your rating. Please contact with any questions, or to request a report or on-site training. 


  • Pennsylvania County Benchmarks - The Staffing and Skilled Nursing Facility Occupancy benchmarks offer members interactive databases that allows you to sort by county and other descriptors, as well as an interactive graph and table illustrating how a provider compares to others within the same county. Tutorial videos are also available to help you make the most of these resources for your community. Access the member-only benchmarks here


  • Long-Term Care Stats Book - LeadingAge PA's Long-Term Care Services and Supports: Statistics and Information is a comprehensive reference, with statistics and analysis about the continuum of senior care services and setting in Pennsylvania. Prepared entirely by LeadingAge PA staff data and statistic experts, our 2018 report is much more extensive than previous editions to give you the information you need to fully understand and appreciate senior services in Pennsylvania. Download the most recent book here.



  • Senior Living Market Trends - A variety of summary data sheets that are useful with helping your organization navigate future challenges.


Other Resources
  • LeadingAge -  Our national partner offers the following resources that are included with your LeadingAge national membership:
  •  Quality Apex - LeadingAge PA has partnered with LeadingAge New York to bring you this affordable, secure, web-based analytics tool that translates your most current MDS 3.0 data into actionable information to improve quality and outcomes. Click here to learn more about it and  to view Quality Apex demos.
    • $850 for members / $1,250 for non-members and Annual Subscription Fee
    • Subscription benefits include a qualified, knowledgeable RN on staff to answer clinical questions and help you understand your data, available technical support, and informative training webinars.
  • Global Market Update from Lockton Companies: Insurance carriers are trying to get as much as 70% increases in the senior living subsector, 40% or more in traditional med mal, and similar increases in many other subsectors, such as behavioral health, rehabilitative care, etc. Put your full loss strategy on display for property/casual insurance carriers and get out ahead of renewals early to better position your organization for any storms on the horizon. 

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