LeadingAge PA responds to President Biden's statement on nursing home reforms
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (March 3, 2022) – LeadingAge PA, the leading voice for senior services across Pennsylvania, today commented on the White House statement on improving safety and quality of care in the nation’s nursing homes.
“As our nursing homes continue to struggle through a historic workforce and funding crisis across the nation, LeadingAge PA is appreciative of the president acknowledging this in his statement. Along with our national affiliate, we continue to explore every available avenue to communicate the severity and devastating outcomes the future holds for many nursing homes across the commonwealth if real solutions for the long-standing workforce challenges and significant Medicaid reimbursement funding shortfalls are not addressed. We cannot allow the quality of care to our older adults to be compromised as they’re forced to sell to organizations with a different mission and standards of care. The president understands there is no quality care for our seniors without a healthy, quality workforce; yet, additional oversight and regulations are offered, as opposed to addressing the root of the problems and taking the opportunity to truly transform a broken system.”
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About LeadingAge PA:
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 370 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 about LeadingAge PA and our envisioned future of senior services, visit LeadingAgePA.org.
La Torre Communications for LeadingAge PA
David La Torre