The Department of Health today announced plans to distribute approximately $11.7 million in federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding to help long-term care facilities build resilience to sustain quality care as the population ages and needs change.
“We want to make investments that will contribute to the long-range success of facilities that care for some of our most vulnerable residents,” said Acting Secretary of Health and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson. “These funds will be invested in key areas including workforce development, staff retention and infrastructure developments that support infection prevention control and emergency preparedness.”
The “Long-Term Care Quality Investment Pilot RFA” Request for Applications is open to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), personal care homes (PCHs), assisted living facilities (ALFs), and intermediate care facilities (ICFs). Facilities must be enrolled by December 9 in the state’s LTC RISE program’s quality improvement work initiative in order to be considered eligible to receive funding. Philadelphia facilities are not eligible for this funding, as the Philadelphia Department of Public Health received its own funding. The application deadline is 1:30 p.m. on December 31, 2022. Funds are anticipated to be awarded in the second quarter of 2023.