Jun

26

2020

June 26, 2020

Many of the same issues that plagued the Wolf Administration’s management of long-term care facilities at the outset of COVID-19 still remain a problem four months into the pandemic, according to testifiers at a Senate Aging and Youth Committee hearing on Thursday. [Read More]

Jun

23

2020

June 23, 2020

The Senate Aging and Youth Committee will get an update on measures to protect residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic during a public hearing on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

At a Senate hearing today, some of the state’s leading medical experts and county leaders outlined plans and objectives to protect Pennsylvania’s vulnerable senior populations as counties begin to safely reopen following the governor’s COVID-19 shutdown. [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

Two Senate committees will hold a public hearing on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to hear testimony from county officials about efforts to begin to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as from medical experts who are treating our most vulnerable senior population and researching the virus COVID-19. [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

After a Senate hearing last week tackled inadequacies in COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities, the administration reversed course and announced today that they will begin widespread testing of residents and employees. [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

A pair of Senate committees took a closer look at some of the most serious challenges facing nursing homes and personal care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic at a joint public hearing today. [Read More]

May

06

2020

May 06, 2020

The Senate Aging and Youth Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will examine some of the unique challenges facing nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic during a joint hearing on Thursday, May 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m., according to committee chairs Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Senator Michele Brooks (R-50). [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

As Chairman of the Senate Aging & Youth Committee, Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) held a voting meeting to approve bills that strengthen penalties for failing to report child abuse and better track reports of infants born with drug or alcohol addiction. [Read More]

Jun

03

2019

June 03, 2019

As Chairman of the Senate Aging & Youth Committee, Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) held a voting meeting to consider bills that will re-establish adoption subsidies for foster youth as well as proposals to further assist Pennsylvania seniors with the cost of prescription medications. [Read More]

Apr

26

2019

April 26, 2019

The Senate Aging and Youth Committee, chaired by Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry), will hold a joint public hearing next week with the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee on the county based system for monitoring elder abuse in Pennsylvania. [Read More]