State Rep. DeLis­sio re­ceives award for sup­port­ing long-term care ser­vices.

The Review - - FRONT PAGE - A press re­lease from the of­fice of state Rep. Pamela DeLis­sio

HAR­RIS­BURG >> State Rep. Pamela A. DeLis­sio, D-194, re­ceived the Cham­pion for Long Term Care Award from the Penn­syl­va­nia Health Care As­so­ci­a­tion Dec. 5 in Har­ris­burg.

DeLis­sio was rec­og­nized for her pas­sion, ad­vo­cacy and sup­port for leg­is­la­tion that ad­dresses the com­mon­wealth’s long-term care ser­vices and sup­ports sys­tem.

“Rep. DeLis­sio be­gan her ca­reer in long-term care, and she has never for­got­ten her roots,” PHCA CEO Russ McDaid said. “She has been a fan­tas­tic ad­vo­cate for the providers, the direct-care work­ers and the se­niors in her dis­trict and across the com­mon­wealth. We are proud to present her with this award.”

A mem­ber of the Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Ag­ing’s Long-Term Care Coun­cil and the House Ag­ing & Older Adult Ser­vices Com­mit­tee, DeLis­sio said she is a strong part­ner for stake­hold­ers of long-term care due to her pro­fes­sional back­ground in pro­vid­ing hous­ing and ser­vices to older adults with lim­ited in­comes. Prior to her elec­tion to the leg­is­la­ture in 2010, DeLis­sio had nearly 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the fields of longterm care and small busi­ness own­er­ship.

She also played a ma­jor role in re­view­ing the state’s de­liv­ery of longterm care ser­vices and sup­port for in­de­pen­dent and care de­pen­dent older Penn­syl­va­ni­ans as mem­ber of the Joint State Gov­ern­ment Com­mis­sion’s Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee on Long Term Care Ser­vices and Sup­ports for Older Penn­syl­va­ni­ans.

“The Penn­syl­va­nia Health Care As­so­ci­a­tion is a statewide ad­vo­cacy or­ga­ni­za­tion for Penn­syl­va­nia’s most vul­ner­a­ble older res­i­dents and their providers of care,” said Zach Sham­berg, PHCA’s direc­tor of ad­vo­cacy and leg­isla­tive af­fairs. “Our mem­bers in­clude for-profit, non­profit and gov­ern­ment providers. To­gether, they rep­re­sent more than 500 longterm care and se­nior ser­vice providers who care for more than 50,000 el­derly and dis­abled in­di­vid­u­als across the com­mon­wealth.”


State Rep. Pamela A. DeLis­sio, D-194, re­ceives the Cham­pion for Long Term Care Award from the Penn­syl­va­nia Health Care As­so­ci­a­tion.

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