Charles “Chuck” Quinnan joined LeadingAge Pennsylvania as senior vice president and chief of government affairs starting Jan. 31. Quinnan succeeds Anne Henry, who has retired, according to the organization....
Senior care needs staffing help, but price gouging isn’t helpful
Nov 29, 2021
In mid-September, we at the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) reached out to our members, including nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living communities, to better understand the...
Movement to cap nurse-agency pay rates advances in another state
Nov 15, 2021
Lawmakers could introduce legislation as early as this week that would regulate temporary staffing agencies and set maximum pay rates for agency healthcare personnel in Pennsylvania.
Stress? Resolve? Hope? You can feel it in their voices
James M. Berklan
Oct 15, 2021
Today, for the first time at mcknights.com, you can read about and HEAR about agency staffing and other key issues straight from providers’ mics.
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News Newsmakers Podcast with Zach Shamberg
Oct 14, 2021
In this podcast, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News Senior Editor Kimberly Marselas interviews Zach Kim Marselas and Zach Shamberg of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association discuss staffing and funding...
Local vaccine mandates adding punishing pressure
Oct 14, 2021
Philadelphia is among several cities and states to adopt their own mandates ahead of federal rule for healthcare workers that is expected later this month. Fast-approaching deadlines may trigger an avalanche...
Turning residents away may be only option for nursing homes to operate, exec says
Oct 07, 2021
Long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania are considering turning new resident admissions away due to ongoing workforce shortages.
A ride in the skies: Facility helps resident fulfill dream of riding hot air balloon
Sep 22, 2021
A Pennsylvania long-term care resident spent an early evening floating across the skies after facility leaders made her lifelong dream of riding a hot air balloon come true.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Aug. 17
Aug 17, 2021
NIH: A single skills-based class relieves lower back pain … Still no mandate, but Pennsylvania wants 80% of SNF workers vaccinated by October … Federal scientists develop faster COVID-19 test … APIC...
Providers: State should have consulted with LTC stakeholders before announcing vaccine goal
Aug 17, 2021
Pennsylvania health officials should have first consulted with local long-term care stakeholders before enacting a new order that requires providers to meet an 80% staff COVID-19 vaccination goal by Oct....