MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Aug. 18, 2021) - LeadingAge PA President and CEO Adam Marles today issued the following statement on President Joe Biden's mandate that all nursing home workers be vaccinated:

"LeadingAge PA encouraged our members to mandate vaccination because it's the best way to keep both residents and staff safe, but we acknowledged the flexibility needed by individual providers to make choices based on their circumstances. We are supportive of the federal mandate but remain concerned about the negative impact this may have on an already worsening hiring crisis. The vaccines are safe -- and they work. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of the older adults we serve."

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About LeadingAge PA:

LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 380 quality senior housing, health care, and community services across the commonwealth. These providers serve more than 75,000 older Pennsylvanians and employ over 50,000 dedicated caregivers on a daily basis. Services our members offer include Life Plan Communities/Continuing Care Retirement Communities, skilled nursing communities, assisted living residences, personal care homes, and affordable senior housing. LeadingAge PA advocates on behalf of our members at the state and local levels to influence positive change and affect a healthy vision for the delivery of quality, affordable, and ethical care for Pennsylvania's seniors. For more information about LeadingAge PA and our envisioned future of senior services, visit www.leadingagepa.org

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