Heart of the Matter Blog

  • Jobs in PA: How Careers to Love is Amplifying Senior Living Recruitment in 2023

    September 21, 2023

    A lot of people say that they “fell” into senior living. It’s less common for someone to choose this career path outright, and yet, time and time again we hear from individuals who found themselves in this field and never want to leave. They find purpose and community and know that this is a place where they can make a difference.
  • Reaching for the Stars
    Reaching for the Stars: Navigating CMS Five-Star Quality Rating Reports

    August 3, 2023

    As aging services providers in pursuit of excellence, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)’s Five-Star Quality Rating Reports can provide a roadmap toward achieving the highest levels of skilled nursing facility excellence, especially in the eyes of consumers and oversight agencies. The CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System reports for nursing facilities look at three important measures: health inspection, staffing, and quality measures. Let’s take a closer look at this rating system and explore what it means to reach for that fifth star.
  • PAC-ing a Punch in 2023
    PAC-ing a Punch in 2023

    July 20, 2023

    In the political universe, where battles for influence and power are waged, a group of warriors emerge, armed with their own unique set of skills and resources. They call themselves Political Action Committees (PACs), the unsung influencers of the political realm, quietly gaining strength from its supporters and PAC-ing a punch that can be felt across the political landscape. Join us as we dive into our world of our PAC with the purpose and determination to make a resounding impact on aging services.
  • Unlocking New Horizons in Dementia Care
    Unlocking New Horizons in Dementia Care

    June 15, 2023

    We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Carrie Chiusano and Marcy Keibler to offer enhanced knowledge and skills in dementia care. Carrie has 30 plus years of long-term care experience with Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, 15 of which were spent helping to shape and implement the Woodside Place philosophy of specialty care for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.
  • What’s Your Why?

    June 1, 2023

    At LeadingAge PA’s annual conference, attendees heard heartfelt stories and valuable insights from industry leaders. Among them, Vicki Loucks, VP & Chief Operating Officer of Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare captivated the audience with her emotional “why” statement. She revealed the reasons behind her decision to embark on a career in the aging services field and shed light on the unwavering motivation that fuels her even in the face of adversity.
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    LeadingAge PA congratulates Distinguished Service winners making a difference in their senior care communities

    May 10, 2023

    50th anniversary of awards recognizes leaders, caregiving professionals, volunteers across PA MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May, xx, 2023) – LeadingAge PA, an association representing more than 370 aging services providers, today announced the winners of the 50th annual LeadingAge PA Distinguished Service Awards. The awards honor exceptional people who give their time, talents and abundant energy to their communities and demonstrate a deep commitment to serving seniors.
  • Successful Appeal: LeadingAge PA Helps Remove Unfounded Citations in Inspection

    April 20, 2023

    After the annual inspection at Granite Farms Estates, Brian Levesque, Executive Director of Normandy Farms Estates, took the time to review three citations he felt were unfounded and unreasonable. Once Brian deliberated over the citations, he turned to Anna Warheit to discuss his interpretation and any possible recourse they might have: “Although the inspection went relatively well, there were three deficiencies that we disagreed with,” Brian said. Recognizing that there was not a formal appeal process to go through, I reached out to Anna for assistance.”