LeadingAge PA commends $250 million ARPA funding for long-term care
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 2, 2022) - LeadingAge PA, the voice for senior services in Pennsylvania, today lauds Gov. Tom Wolf for his American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding proposal outlined in a press conference, which includes $250 million for long-term care.
"As the pandemic continues, LeadingAge PA is appreciative of Gov. Wolf's support for our long-term care facilities and their health care heroes with this funding," said LeadingAge PA Interim President and CEO Bob Bertolette. "This is a critical acknowledgment and a step in the right direction, though this one-time funding doesn't address the years of underfunded Medicaid reimbursement rates for long-term care. We look forward to working with our elected officials to best allocate this funding to support the recruitment and retention of staff during this ongoing workforce crisis."
About LeadingAge PA:
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing 370-plus high-quality 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, visit www.leadingagepa.org.
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