MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (June 1, 2020) - Adam Marles, president and CEO of LeadingAge PA, the voice of nonprofit senior care in Pennsylvania, today issued the following statement as Governor Tom Wolf signing into a law $500 million in emergency funds for long-term care facilities: 

"We give our sincere thanks to Governor Wolf and the General Assembly for recognizing the extraordinary costs borne during this crisis by long-term care providers in passage of Emergency CARES Act funding. This is a great step in supporting all nursing facilities and long-term care providers across Pennsylvania, particularly our LeadingAge PA members.

"LeadingAge PA continues to advocate for liability protections of its members--and a need to recommit to Medicaid funding at appropriate levels next year. Years of flat funding have left nursing homes without an ability to make large-scale investments in the staff and care our older adults deserve."

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About LeadingAge PA:
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 360 nonprofit 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.

Media Contact:
Christina Carden
ccarden@leadingagepa.org