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May 29, 2020

CARES Act legislation signed by Governor Wolf. $50million appropriated to Personal Care and Assisted Living

Governor Wolf signed HB 2510 that appropriates the Federal funds from the CARES Act. PALA has advocated for assistance for Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living Residences that have additional financial costs to provide for the residents and staff during COVID19. PALA also advocated for the communities that provide for SSI residents. We applaud the General Assembly in providing $5million for these communities that serve SSI residents. Below is information from HB 2510 on the distribution:

(III)  THE SUM OF $50,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING PAYMENTS TO ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES AND  PERSONAL CARE HOMES, WHICH SHALL BE ALLOCATED AS FOLLOWS:

      (A)  OF THE AMOUNT UNDER THIS SUBPARAGRAPH,  $45,000,000 SHALL BE DISTRIBUTED AS A ONE-TIME  PAYMENT TO EACH ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE AND  PERSONAL CARE HOME, WHICH SHALL BE DETERMINED AS  FOLLOWS:

      (I)  DIVIDE:
      (A)  THE OCCUPANCY OF THE ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE OR PERSONAL CARE HOME, AS  DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN  SERVICES’ MOST RECENT INSPECTION ON OR BEFORE  APRIL 1, 2020; BY

      (B)  THE TOTAL OCCUPANCY OF ALL ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES, INCLUDING THOSE WITH A  SPECIAL CARE DESIGNATION, AND PERSONAL CARE  HOMES, AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF  HUMAN SERVICES’ MOST RECENT INSPECTIONS ON OR BEFORE APRIL 1, 2020.

      (II)  MULTIPLY:
      (A)  THE QUOTIENT UNDER SUBCLAUSE (I); BY
      (B)  $45,000,000.
      (B)  OF THE AMOUNT UNDER THIS SUBPARAGRAPH,  $5,000,000 SHALL BE DISTRIBUTED AS A ONE-TIME PAYMENT  TO EACH PERSONAL CARE HOME, WHICH SHALL BE DETERMINED  AS FOLLOWS:
      (I)  DIVIDE:
      (A)  THE PERSONAL CARE FACILITY’S NUMBER  OF INDIVIDUALS FOR WHOM THE FACILITY RECEIVED  A PAYMENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME IN  MARCH 2020; BY
      (B)  THE TOTAL OF ALL PERSONAL CARE  FACILITIES’ INDIVIDUALS FOR WHOM PAYMENTS FOR  SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME WERE MADE BY THE  DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IN MARCH 2020.

      (II)  MULTIPLY:
      (A)  THE QUOTIENT UNDER SUBCLAUSE (I); BY
      (B)  $5,000,000.

 

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