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What is the state of nursing home and assisted living facilities within Pennsylvania and what are some ways to make them better?

To provide some insight on the state of assistant living and nursing home facilities within Pennsylvania and ways to make them better, Zach Shamberg, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association, Margie Zelenak, executive director of the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association and Anne Adams, 95-year-old assisted living resident in Lancaster, illustrator and author of the art book, The People I see, joined us on Monday’s The Spark.

By Aniya Faulcon

Two Central Pa. nursing homes must pay workers back wages

Spring Creek Rehab and Nursing Center in Harrisburg and Laurel Lakes Rehab and Wellness Center in Chambersburg owe a total of $513,368 in back wages and damages to 231 employees. 

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Thousands of Pa. nursing home workers may strike despite $600M for care in state budget

Workers for two for-profit companies fear the bulk of the money won’t be used to alleviate longer working hours, expanded job responsibilities, and even food rationing for residents.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

Pennsylvania care home workers accused of abusing residents

Two men who worked at a Pennsylvania residential facility are accused of abusing people who are not able to speak to report their injuries and lack the capacity to defend themselves.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press