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Letter to the editor: Seniors deserve increased Medicaid funding for nursing homes

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Our commonwealth has the fourth oldest population in the nation, and our fastest growing population is individuals 85 and older. Many of these residents will increasingly need intensive around-the-clock care for such diseases as Alzheimer’s and dementia. And make no mistake: This segment…

Funding for Pennsylvania’s state-licensed long-term care facilities at a ‘crisis,’ officials say

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Norristown Times Herald

Pennsylvania’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities are grappling with increased costs and stagnant revenue, industry officials shared at a recent legislative committee. As talks on the state’s budget progress, members of the House Aging and Older Adults Services Committee recently took testimony from advocates and…

Editorial: Congress must address surprise medical billing

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Reading Eagle

The Issue: Unexpected out-of-network medical invoices are getting attention in Washington. Our Opinion: Bipartisan support and the president’s backing should lead to a fix to this problem. A surprise medical bill adds financial injury to whatever physical ailment…

Nurses crucial in patient care

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Altoona Mirror

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Residents at Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies receive care from an educationally diverse mix of nurses, said registered nurse Becky Wilson, director of nursing. The facility employs 90 certified nursing assistants, 35 licensed practical…

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