LeadingAge PA issues statement on Department of Health release of nursing and personal care home names with positive COVID-19 tests

By LeadingAge Pa
May 19, 2020

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 19, 2020) - Adam Marles, president and CEO of LeadingAge PA, the voice for nonprofit senior care in Pennsylvania, today issued the following statement on the decision by the state Department of Health to release the names of nursing and personal care homes that have had residents and employees test positive for COVID-19.

"While well over half of nursing and personal care homes in Pennsylvania have yet to have a positive test for COVID-19, LeadingAge PA has previously encouraged the sharing of this information. Our members have focused on providing information in a timely manner to residents, their loved ones, and their community--and that will not change. We look forward to working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health on a robust and comprehensive plan for testing to help all facilities in their continuing fight to defeat this pandemic."


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 LeadingAgePA.org.

Media Contact:
La Torre Communications for LeadingAge PA
David La Torre