Heart of the Matter Blog

  • This article originally appeared as an Op-Ed by LeadingAge PA member, Beth McMaster. Beth McMaster, NHA, is the president and CEO of United Church of Christ Homes in Camp Hill.
    Proposed Federal Nursing Home Mandates Would Limit Access to Care

    November 2, 2023

    This article originally appeared as an Op-Ed by LeadingAge PA member, Beth McMaster. Beth McMaster, NHA, is the president and CEO of United Church of Christ Homes in Camp Hill.
  • Ageless Art and Timeless Treasures: A celebration of creativity and community

    October 12, 2023

    In a world that moves at a fast pace, there is something profoundly beautiful about celebrating the timeless and ageless aspects of life. The LeadingAge PA Ageless Art and Timeless Treasures Gala did just that, creating a heartwarming and inspiring event that brought nearly 200 guests together to view the incredible talents of artists living in member communities across the state.
  • 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.