Daily News Clippings

The Latest News That Impacts PHCA Members

Provided by Pennsylvania Legislative Services

Former aide enters plea in nursing home abuse case

Posted on February 15, 2018 by New Castle News

A former nurse’s aide entered a plea in court Wednesday to charges that accused her of abusing dementia patients. Ashley N. Wilcox, 23, of 2087 Martin Road, entered an Alford plea — in which a defendant in a criminal case accepts the plea but does not admit to…

Nursing homes sound alarm on Wolf budget

Posted on February 15, 2018 by Central Penn Business Journal

Long-term care centers and their advocates are blasting Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed state budget for failing to meet the rising costs of senior care.

Residents to commissioners: Don’t sell Pleasant Acres

Posted on February 14, 2018 by York Dispatch

More than 100 people spoke with one voice to York County commissioners on Tuesday: Don’t do this. The commissioners are considering the sale of county-owned Pleasant Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and they have more than a dozen potential buyers. But on Tuesday, Feb. 13, many people spoke out against those plans during…

Wandering and dementia: What caregivers should know

Posted on February 14, 2018 by Philadelphia Inquirer

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that as many as 60 percent of people with dementia will wander. That’s harmless if it’s just aimless walking around a house or nursing home, but it can turn deadly this time of year if seniors go outside alone and get disoriented….

Donald Trump’s Nasty Budget

Posted on February 13, 2018 by New York Times

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump told the “forgotten men and women of our country” that he would champion them. As evidence that he was a different kind of Republican, he promised not to cut Medicare, Medicaid and other programs that benefit poor and middle-class families….

Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Washington Post

The budget that President Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public health insurance and federal housing vouchers, while trying to tilt the programs in more conservative directions….

Pets an important part of retirement living

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Reading Eagle

Many communities in the region allow people to bring their furry family members with them.

Making the decision to move

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Reading Eagle

Selling their home and transitioning to an independent living facility, a family copes with change.

His elderly mother wandered out into the cold and died. Whose fault was it?

Posted on February 11, 2018 by Philadelphia Inquirer

On a frigid night last March, Ellen Hinds, who was 85 and had dementia, left her apartment building in her retirement community north of Philadelphia wearing only light pajamas. There was snow on the ground, and her feet were bare. She carried a potted plant but no key. It was 2:15…

Administration Imposes Sweeping Limits on Federal Actions Against Companies

Posted on February 11, 2018 by New York Times

The Trump administration has adopted new limits on the use of “guidance documents” that federal agencies have issued on almost every conceivable subject, an action that could have sweeping implications for the government’s ability to sue companies accused of violations….

Partner spotlight

With more than 50 years of experience, Essity Hygiene Products AB ("Essity") is the worldwide leader in the management of incontinence, providing products and services for individuals and healthcare organizations throughout 105 countries. Under the brand name TENA®, Essity provides a full range of absorbent products tailored to the distinct needs of men and women, including pantiliners, daytime and overnight pads, male guards, protective underwear, briefs, skin care products, and underpads. With the TENA® brand, Essity is at the forefront of developing products that minimize the impact of incontinence and improve the everyday lives of people living or working with bladder leakage or incontinence. TENA® products feature innovative technologies, such as comfortable QuickDry™ topsheets, super-absorbent Lock Away Core™, and Advanced Odor Protection, to ensure protection, comfort and discretion for wearers.

Learn more about our business partners
Find Care in PA

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Personal Care

  • Search by type of care, and by location
  • Map the results
  • Research the facilities