Ms. Margie Zelenak, our Executive Director of PALA, testified at a recent informational meeting on the state of Assisted Living Residences in Pennsylvania. Rep. Tim Hennessey, Committee Chairman, held the meeting to discuss the lack of licensed Assisted Living Residences (ALR) and the barriers that Personal Care Homes (PCH) encountered in their desire to seek an ALR license. PALA is preparing comments for the Committee to make changes to the Law that would enable more PCH providers to become licensed ALR should they choose to do so.
You can view the Informational Meeting and Margie's testimony select the February 10, 2016 meeting CLICK HERE
Who is your legislator? Use this link to determine who your legislators are. Please contact them and let them know that you would like to be a resource for them on issues pertaining to assisted living and personal care. Many legislators need to be educated on the differences and the services provided by Assisted Living Residences and Personal Care Homes. PALA can help you to advocate with your legislators. Contact the office for more information.
Pennsylvania General Assembly
Your Key State Legislators!
Governor Tom Wolf
Website for Governor Wolf
House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee Information
Committee Chairman Tim Hennessey
Senate Aging & Youth Committee Information
Committee Chairwoman Michelle Brooks