News

  • The future is now for Quincy Village dining department: Robotic servers are joining the staff

    April 5, 2022

    Some of us are old enough to remember Rosie the robot on the 1970's Jetsons cartoon who cleaned, did the laundry, cooked and more for the Space-Age family from the 21st century. Now we have Roomba's at home doing the vacuuming for us and Alexa devices to turn the lights on and off with the sound of our voice. Quincy Village, a Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) community, is embracing the wave of technology by adding a robotic server to help support dining staff and serve residents.
  • General and Professional Liability Benchmark Report for Senior Living and Long-Term Care Providers

    March 29, 2022

    Participate in this study collecting critical information for industry stakeholders interested in understanding important trends, loss drivers and other factors impacting resident care and quality.
  • LeadingAge PA welcomes Garry Pezzano as President and CEO

    March 24, 2022

    LeadingAge PA today announced, EMBA, MS/CCC-SLP, FNAP, has been appointed the association’s new president and CEO. Pezzano comes to the association as a highly experienced clinical operations executive and post-acute care leader.
  • LeadingAge PA responds to President Biden's statement on nursing home reforms

    March 3, 2022

    LeadingAge PA, the leading voice for senior services across Pennsylvania, today commented on the White House statement on improving safety and quality of care in the nation’s nursing homes.
  • Report finds PA nursing homes Medical Assistance underfunded by nearly $1.2B

    March 1, 2022

    LeadingAge PA today announced that Pennsylvania’s nursing homes were underfunded by nearly $1.2 billion in Medicaid in 2019-2020, according to a report commissioned by the Association. To begin helping address this inequity, LeadingAge PA is calling for state lawmakers to approve a $294 million increase in funding for the 2022-23 state budget.
  • UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing opens in Harrisburg

    February 28, 2022

    UPMC and Harrisburg University today announced the opening of the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing at UPMC Harrisburg. The new school will help bring more critically important nurses to the region and give area residents the opportunity to pursue a career in nursing through an affordable, accelerated program.
  • White Horse Village adds robotic server to the team: “Robbie” adds a new dimension to the dining experience

    February 25, 2022

    White Horse Village, an active nonprofit senior living community, has added a new member to the dining services team, a robot Servi, which has been affectionately named “Robbie” by residents.
  • Presbyterian Senior Living CEO announces retirement

    February 11, 2022

    Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) has announced that James Bernardo, President and CEO will retire at the end of 2022. Mr. Bernardo has been employed at PSL for 37 years, serving in a number of positions from Executive Director to Chief Operating Officer and for the last three years as President and CEO.
  • LeadingAge PA issues statement on Wolf 2022-23 budget proposal

    February 8, 2022

    LeadingAge PA, an association representing more than 370 providers of services for seniors, today issued a statement from Interim President and CEO Bob Bertolette on the 2022-23 state budget proposal from Gov. Tom Wolf
  • LeadingAge PA commends $250 million ARPA funding for long-term care

    February 2, 2022

    LeadingAge PA, the voice for senior services in Pennsylvania, today lauds Gov. Tom Wolf for his American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding proposal outlined in a press conference, which includes $250 million for long-term care.
  • Four Ways to Protect Yourself From Phishing Emails

    January 24, 2022

    LeadingAge PA partner Paymerang shares this thought leadership piece on ways to protect yourself from phishing emails.
  • LeadingAge PA welcomes new SVP & Government Affairs Chief

    January 12, 2022

    LeadingAge PA announced today that Charles “Chuck” Quinnan will join the team as senior vice president and chief of government affairs. Quinnan will succeed Anne Henry and assume responsibilities on Jan. 31 in coordination with Henry’s planned retirement.
  • Agencies Issue Guidance on Coverage of OTC COVID Tests

    January 11, 2022

    On Jan. 10, 2022, the Depts. of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests. LeadingAge PA premier sponsor, L.R. Webber, provides a helpful breakdown and more information on the guidance.
  • HRSA opens PRF reporting portal for second period

    January 4, 2022

  • Tell the Senate to Act for Older Adults

    December 6, 2021

    As the U.S. Senate debates the historic expansions in housing, services, and workforce in the House-passed Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), we want to urge Senators Casey and Toomey to preserve these ground-breaking provisions and increase the funding for new construction of HUD Section 202 homes for low-income older people.
  • New Learning Portal offers on-demand training

    December 1, 2021

    LeadingAge PA is excited to announce the launching of our new Learning Management System that includes recorded webinars for both continuing education credit and training! Members can take advantage of free access to many trainings and webinars on hot topics in senior services today, as well as accredited webinars for a nominal fee. Non-members can also access both the on-demand sessions at a low cost.
  • Senior Housing Trends: 2021

    November 30, 2021

    Love & Company's third edition of Senior Housing Trends, updated for 2021, is a comprehensive collection of insights into the future of senior living from many of the field’s most innovative thought leaders. From the design, development and financing of new and repositioned communities, to operational initiatives such as addressing staffing challenges and enhancing health and wellness programs, to the latest thinking in opportunities to grow revenue and enhance marketing and sales, the ideas will help you and your organization prepare for a successful future.
  • LeadingAge provides vaccination mandate tools & resources

    November 12, 2021

    LeadingAge is gathering the most up-to-date resources on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Interim Final Rules mandating COVID-19 vaccination for organizations with more than 100 employees and all staff in CMS-certified settings. In partnership with Pathway Health, LeadingAge created a template of policy and procedures for the CMS Vaccine Mandate that nursing homes can use to outline elements of the plans required by the rules. This members-only template is available now (log into your My.LeadingAge.org account to access). And visit our Vaccine Mandates: Information, Tools & Resources page for additional resources.
  • LeadingAge PA welcomes interim president & CEO

    November 1, 2021

    LeadingAge PA today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Robert Bertolette, recently retired president and CEO of Riddle Village retirement community, as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Nov. 1. This appointment follows Adam Marles’ decision to step down and the LeadingAge PA Board of Directors commenced a search for a permanent CEO.
  • Get Ahead of Shifts in Health Care Talent

    October 27, 2021

    Mercer Blog: The talent shortages in healthcare are both vast and varied. As with the broader labor market, the pandemic had a different impact, depending on the type of job, the location, and several other factors. While nursing shortages are top of mind in some locations, in others there will be an oversupply of nurses but a lack of mental health professionals.