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Why aging middle-class people can’t afford assisted living

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Philadelphia Inquirer

Senior housing has a problem with middle-class affordability.

County officials discuss strategy to keep Berks Heim in county hands

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Reading Eagle

With Berks Heim sure to remain in county hands until at least 2025, Berks County officials are now shifting their focus to improving the nursing home’s long-term financial health. On Monday afternoon, county commissioners invited local state lawmakers and union officials to a special meeting at the Bern Township facility to get a…

PHCA: Flat-Funding From State, Staffing Shortages Continue to Pose Challenges…

Posted on April 22, 2019 by

  (Press Release)

A rush for nurses strains colleges and hospitals as health care booms in Pittsburgh

Posted on April 22, 2019 by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After 19 hours on a plane, Sandra Ajao fought off jet lag as she faced flashing neon lights, booming music and the crash of bowling pins on a recent weekday afternoon in Harmar. Inside a mostly vacant Zone 28 family fun center, dozens of people congregated around several lanes and a counter…

Health care fellows learn the tough task of discussing death and dying

Posted on April 22, 2019 by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Each Monday night for eight weeks, the group of aspiring physicians, pharmacists, social workers, medical ethicists and other future health care professionals met for three hours to talk about death — for the purpose of being better able to talk about death….

Gracedale nurses reach tentative deal to avert a strike vote

Posted on April 19, 2019 by Easton Express-Times

Nurses and social workers at the Northampton County-owned nursing facility have reached a tentative contract agreement, according to a union representative. Gracedale nurses were on the verge of a strike authorization vote three weeks ago, according to United Steelworkers Local 2599 President Jerry…

Gracedale nurses, Northampton County near contract agreement, likely averting a strike

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Allentown Morning Call

Registered nurses and social workers at Gracedale have reached a tentative agreement on a contract with Northampton County, a deal that would avoid a possible strike at the county-owned nursing home if passed. Jerry Green, president of United Steelworkers Local 2599, said the…

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