The Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA) is a professional not-for-profit trade association representing Assisted Living and Personal Care Home providers (for-profit and not-for-profit) in Pennsylvania that vary in size from small owners, to large state and national corporations.
PALA is recognized as the state association dedicated exclusively toward helping Assisted Living and Personal Care Home providers address relevant issues and challenges as they arise in this emerging industry.
PALA provides education, unity, advocacy and interaction with the sole purpose of raising awareness through education of the public, private, regulatory and legislative sectors.
PALA's guiding philosophy remains to be the state Association advocating "resident-centered care"!
Additionally, another of PALA's primary objectives is to provide a unified voice of the Residences and Homes we represent, and the residents we all serve, by advocating for informed choice, quality care and accessibility for seniors residing in the Commonwealth.
The relationships PALA has developed with the Department of Public Welfare - Bureau of Human Services Licensing, Office of Long Term Living, Governor of the state, and the Standing Committees in the Pennsylvania General Assembly allow the Association to maintain open lines of communication on regulatory and legislative issues affecting PALA members and their residents.