Heart of the Matter Blog

  • Reflections from the LeadingAge PA Annual Conference

    May 16, 2024

    The 2024 LeadingAge PA conference at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Poconos brought together professionals to ignite change and spark inspiration, celebrating connections, gratitude, and deeper engagement through keynote speakers Clint Pulver, Heather R. Younger, and Michael Easter.
  • Courage Ignited: 5 Reasons to Attend the LeadingAge PA Annual Conference

    April 22, 2024

    The LeadingAge PA annual conference, held from May 7th to 9th in the Poconos region, is a must-attend event for aging services professionals eager to stay ahead with the latest trends. Featuring diverse educational sessions and ample networking opportunities, attendees can collaborate, learn, and explore innovative products and services to enhance care quality.
  • Organizational Transformation through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

    March 28, 2024

    LeadingAge PA has developed a toolkit to aid aging service providers in fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within their organizations. It emphasizes the need for comprehensive integration of these principles, going beyond general initiatives to create genuine inclusivity and belonging. The resource aims to support organizations in navigating toward a future where differences are celebrated and barriers to inclusion are dismantled.
  • Strategies & Resources for Overcoming Workforce Challenges in Aging Services

    March 14, 2024

    Workforce challenges remain one of the most common struggles reported by LeadingAge PA members. This Careers in Aging month, why not take the opportunity to start fresh by evaluating current trends and patterns, and employing new strategies to positively impact your organization? Analyzing a workforce strategy doesn’t have to be a lengthy, complicated task; there are many resources available through LeadingAge and LeadingAge PA to support those efforts.
  • Advocating for Change: The Crucial Need to Stand with Pennsylvania’s LIFE Programs

    February 20, 2024

    Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE) is a unique aging services program designed for individuals who wish and are able to age in their homes and communities while receiving needed support. The model is a perfect fit for many, but it is at risk due to insufficient reimbursement and the need for a reliable rate-setting process.
  • LTSS Evolve: Standing Up for Change
    LTSS Evolve: Standing Up for Change

    February 15, 2024

    According to CMS provider data, over 3,000 Pennsylvania nursing home beds have been delicensed over the last decade. Even more concerning? 84% of those beds were delicensed within just the last four years.
  • How to Make the Most of your LeadingAge PA Membership
    How to Make the Most of your LeadingAge PA Membership

    February 1, 2024

    Embarking on a new year as a member of LeadingAge PA opens the door to a wide range of benefits and a peer network of over 400 mission-driven providers of aging services. So how can you make the most of your membership in 2024? Here are some ways to make sure you, your organization, and your fellow team members are benefiting from all that a membership in LeadingAge PA has to offer.