LeadingAge PA issues statement on Pennsylvania House and Senate passing emergency CARES Act funding and state budget
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 29, 2020) - Adam Marles, president and CEO of LeadingAge PA, the voice for nonprofit senior care in Pennsylvania, today issued the following statement on the Pennsylvania House and Senate passing the State Budget for Governor Wolf to finalize and a $2.6 billion funding package for the Emergency CARES Act:
"We commend the General Assembly for recognizing the extraordinary costs borne during this crisis by long-term care providers in passage of Emergency CARES Act funding. The $2.6 billion funding package is a great step in supporting all nursing facilities and long-term care providers across Pennsylvania, particularly LeadingAge PA members.
"Thank you to the members in the PA House and Senate for recognizing the needs of all nursing facilities and for their partnership and collaboration with our members. The allocation of direct funding to all nursing homes acknowledges the novel coronavirus as an indiscriminate infectious threat, and provides much-needed financial support to providers that have done an incredible job protecting and caring for their staff and residents throughout this crisis with limited support and resources."
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 www.leadingagepa.org.