Aging

AARP Pennsylvania Spotlights Importance of 50-Plus Voters in New Presidential Poll

AARP Pennsylvania released a new survey of likely Pennsylvania voters that found President Trump (46%) trails former Vice President Biden (49%). The survey, conducted by the...

Department of Aging Touts Food Programs Benefiting Seniors during Hunger Action...

To support Hunger Action Month, Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres and department staff joined volunteers with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to...

PA Health new Guidance for Compassionate Caregivers and COVID-19 Testing at...

Pennsylvania's Health Department provided revised recommendations for compassionate caregivers and when residents and staff at nursing homes should be tested for COVID-19. Compassionate caregivers which...

PA Marks Completion of Baseline Universal COVID-19 Testing for Long-Term Care...

Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced that all assisted living residences, personal care homes,...

PA Orders Further COVID-19 Protection for Long-Term Care Facility Staff  

In response to concerns from frontline workers, the Secretary of Health today issued an order requiring long-term care facilities to take additional steps to protect their...

Pennsylvania Lottery Generates More than $1 Billion for Ninth Year to...

The Pennsylvania Lottery generated $1.14 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians during the 2019-20 fiscal year. This was the ninth consecutive year the Lottery generated...

AARP Calls for Weekly COVID-19 Testing of PA Long-Term Care Residents...

AARP Pennsylvania said state officials must increase COVID-19 testing capabilities to better protect the lives of residents and staff at the state's nursing homes...

Conversation Game may reduce Disparity in End-of-Life Care for African Americans

A Penn State College of Medicine research team found that playing a simple conversation game may encourage African Americans to make plans for their end-of-life care....

Auditor General Releases Updated Nursing Home Guide to Help Consumers Make...

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an updated guide to help Pennsylvanians make informed decisions about nursing homes during the outbreak of COVID-19. “It is critically important...

349 Nursing Homes have Completed Universal COVID-19 Testing, Others to Complete...

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recognized nursing homes for reporting their COVID-19 facility information and 349 of the state’s 563 nursing homes for completing...

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