Our Mission Statement
PALA’s mission is to strengthen the capability of its membership to provide affordable, community based, person centered care and services in high quality, state licensed personal care homes and assisted living residences throughout Pennsylvania.
PALA disseminates timely information to the membership regarding matters that affect the operation and success of their programs and services delivered throughout Pennsylvania.
PALA conducts education and training to the membership and to the general public for the purpose of enhancing the quality of personal care and assisted living services.
PALA engages in advocacy efforts before legislators and regulatory agencies to promote accessibility to and the delivery of affordable, high quality personal care and assisted living services in community based settings that enable residents to enjoy their everyday lives and to easily access necessary support as and when they need it.
What We Do
One of PALA’s primary objectives is to provide a unified voice of the homes we represent and the residents they serve by advocating for informed choice, quality care and accessibility for seniors residing in the Commonwealth. The relationship we have developed with the Department of Human Services, Bureau of Human Services Licensing, Office of Long Term Living and Standing Committees in the House and Senate allow PALA to maintain open lines of communication on regulatory and legislative issues affecting our industry.
Why We Do it
PALA remains committed and strives to meet Argentum’s Core Principles including: Mission, Vision, Regulatory Framework, Philosophy of Assisted Living, Licensure of Assisted Living, Consumer Disclosure, Informed Choice, Hospice Intervention, Resident Rights, Resident Assessments and Care Planning, Negotiated Risk Agreements, Staff Requirements, Staff Qualifications, Pre-employment Requirements, Medication Management, Physical Plant, Disaster Planning, and Certificate of Need.
What We Can Do Together
PALA’s membership allows for the recognition of different types of homes within the same industry to be represented by the only trade association dedicated exclusively to representing this very special residential care alternative. PALA provides a legislative voice in Harrisburg and our national affiliate- Argentum carries the concerns of our members to the Nation’s Capital. Our associations continue to uphold increasing the services and standards for operational excellence in Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living Communities.