PARCR - Posts Tagged with "Elder Abuse"

November 2013

11/8/2013 - PARCR Admin

Home Care Licensure – Since the passage of Act 69of 2006 The Home Care Licensure Act, LeadingAge PA has been involved in discussion with the Department of Health on the impact for CCRC’s and attempting to resolve the issue of exempting CCRC’s from requiring this license. (update 9-25-13)

House Bill 1702 – Community Respite Services Act. This bill may require additional licensure for Adult Day Services. (update 10-17-13)

Federal MA Match to be Reduced in Pennsylvania – (update 10-22-13) Preventable Serious Adverse Events (PSAE) Act- Discussions and upcoming meetings about the July, 2013 draft to update language of the Department of Public Welfare’s 2010 proposed bulletin identifying PSAE’s for nursing homes. (update 10-23-13)

Medical Directors to Weigh-In on PSAE- (update 11-6-13)

Highlights from LeadingAge Ziegler 100 – LeadingAge (national) announced the availability of the LeadingAge/Ziegler 100 report, which provides rankings and characteristics of the largest 100 not-for-profit multi-site senior living communites in the U.S. Pennsylvania based communities are once again well represented. (update 10-22-13)

“I’m Sorry” Bill becomes law – SB379 – This bill defines a benevolent gesture and its impact on litigation. (update 10-24-13)

LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Exposition – October 27-30 in Dallas, TX – How many members of your CCRC’s administration attended?

Elder Abuse –House Committee to hold hearings to assist the committee in drafting an amendment to the Older Adult Protection Services Act (OAPSA.) (update 11-7-13)

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Tidbits: Wrapping Up April 2015

4/30/2015 - PARCR Admin

Senate unanimously approves Ted Dallas as DHS Secretary

On April 22, the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee held a hearing on the appointment of Ted Dallas as Secretary of the Department of Human Services.

DHS announces adult protective services reporting requirements

This week, the Department of Human Services (DHS) announced mandatory reporting requirements regarding abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of adults ages 18-59 as covered by the Adult Protective Services Act of 2010.

LeadingAge PA resource on music licensing

Recently, LeadingAge PA has been contacted by members with questions about music licensing fees. Click here for information and links to resources about music licensing requirements.

U.S. House of Representatives THUD funding bill drastically cuts Section 202 PRAC program

The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittee released its 2016 funding bill, which drastically reduces the Section 202 account, cutting funds well below the $365 million that is necessary to renew existing PRAC contracts.

General Assembly back in session this week

May is upon us, and the governor’s budget has yet to be introduced in legislative bill form including the governor’s proposal to expand the sales tax to include nursing facility, residential care facilities and home healthcare services. With only six session days in May, it is difficult to say if anything meaningful will happen regarding the budget process. LeadingAge PA will keep members informed as the discussion on sales tax and the budget moves forward.

LeadingAge PA Annual Conference

Register today for LeadingAge PA's 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition June 17-19 at Hershey Lodge. The conference offers many educational sessions, networking opportunities, and vendors with new products and services of interest.

Please note: PARCR will have a display table at the conference.

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Legislative Tidbits March 2015

3/31/2015 - Laura Paist

SB 4 passed the full Senate on February 17, 2015 with a vote of 30 yays and 19 nays. SB 4, sponsored by Senator Aument (R-Lancaster), is a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of PA, providing for criteria for institutions of purely public charity. The bill has now been received in the House of Representatives and has been referred to the House Finance Committee. A date has not been set for the committee to consider SB 4. LeadingAge PA will continue to strongly advocate for passage of SB 4 and may be calling upon members for assistance with grassroots at some point in the future.

Active Shooter Scenario Training

  • April 6, 9:00AM-noon, Garden Spot Village, New Holland, PA (EAST)
  • April 7, 9:00AM-noon, Masonic Village, Sewickley, PA (WEST)

LeadingAge PA invites long-term care employees to participate in a live education program presented by Sorenson, Wilder & Associates that will provide background, details and training in realistic scenarios to provide long-term care employees with the knowledge needed to protect themselves and their residents during an active shooter event.

LeadingAge PA visited PA delegation during PEAK 2015

The week of March 16, 2015, members and staff from LeadingAge PA visited Congress in Washington D.C. as part of the LeadingAge's (national) PEAK Summit to raise awareness of long term care and senior service topics. Participants advocated for crucial issues such as “fixing” observation days, therapy caps, Medicare sequestration cuts, the Five Star “Quality” Rating System, and funding for low income housing.

Budget hearings are well under way in the state Capitol

Legislative budget hearings on Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal are well under way. These hearings allow each state agency to provide detail and answer questions posed by members of the legislative appropriations committees about their portion of the governor’s proposed budget. More…

Older Adults Protective Services Act

Rep. Tim Hennessey reintroduces legislation to amend the Older Adults Protective Services Act. Representative Tim Hennessey (R-Chester), chairman of House Aging and Older Adult Services, re-introduced legislation to update and make necessary improvements to the Older Adults Protective Services Act (Act 79 of 1987). More…

Legislator visits to LeadingAge PA member facilities

The LeadingAge PA Government Affairs team is available to assist members with visits from legislators in several different ways. If you are planning to host a legislator at your facility and would like some help from our team, we are happy to provide you with the legislator’s biography and important talking points. We are also available to attend the visits. If you host meetings with your legislators, we would like to know so that we track these in our database. Your personal relationships with legislators go a long way when the time comes for advocacy issues that are important to LeadingAge PA. Please contact Ana Puig, Director of Legislator Affairs, at <ana@leadingagepa.org> or (717)790-3948.

REMINDER: LeadingAge PA Legislative Breakfasts happening April-May!

Join LeadingAge PA’s Government Affairs team for one of our upcoming Legislative Breakfasts at a location near you. Come meet your elected officials to discuss the importance of the services your facility provides and how it benefits the seniors in your community. This is an excellent opportunity for members to connect with their representatives in an informal, social setting in order to build and foster these important relationships. See dates and locations/learn more…

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LeadingAge PA's Annual Conference & Exposition June 17-19 in Hershey PA

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