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State transitions from Regional Response Health Collaboration Program to Long-Term Care Taskforce during COVID-19

The Wolf Administration is urging Congress and the Biden Administration to resume greater support to state and local governments to assist long-term care facilities throughout the public health crisis

Thomas to reintroduce legislation to create state registry of medical directors

House Bill 2792 passed the House unanimously in the 2019-20 term, but did not have the opportunity to be voted upon in the Senate

Padbot robots used to connect with older adults

‘Addie the Advocate’ and ‘Pete the PEERbot’ are part of a pilot program launched during the COVID-19 emergency

LeadingAge PA, other senior care organizations take legal action against Wolf Administration

The advocacy organizations are demanding release of federal funding designated to support nursing homes

State officials call for reauthorization of Title 32, which allows National Guard to aid long-term care facilities during COVID-19

Without federal authorization, Pennsylvania would have to consider placing the Pennsylvania National Guard on State Active Duty, which the state would be financially responsible for

Long-Term Care Ombudsman seminar set for Oct. 14

The ombudsman program provides advocacy services and information on the rights of long-term care facility residents

Thomas bill to create registry of medical directors passes House

The registry would list medical directors in nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living facilities

Updated COVID-19 guidance released for assisted living facilities

Communal activities and visitation can resume if the level of community spread surrounding the long-term care facility is low enough, and the facility has no active cases or outbreaks

Thomas to introduce legislation requiring establishment of a registry of medical directors in nursing homes

House Bill 2792 would require maintenance of a registry of medical directors to be utilized by the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services

CARES funding distributed to PA direct care workers

These individuals made it possible for those with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians to live safely in their homes and near their families during COVID-19
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