Federal Funding Awarded to 7th District, Says Wentling
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced that more than $700,000 in federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding was awarded to four long-term care facilities in the region. The goal is to help sustain quality care as the Commonwealth’s population ages and residents’ needs change.

The facilities and its awards are as follows:
• St. Paul Homes (Greenville) - $300,000.
• The Heritage at St. Paul Homes (Greenville) - $250,000.
• Ridgewood at Shenango Valley (Hermitage) - $104,000.
• The Ridgewood at St. Paul Homes (Greenville) - $104,000.

The grants were awarded through the Long-Term Care Quality Investment Pilot program, which was open to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), personal care homes (PCHs), assisted living facilities (ALFs) and intermediate care facilities (ICFs) enrolled in the state’s LTC RISE program’s quality improvement work initiative.

Criteria for this program is based on a variety of factors, which include the Social Vulnerability Index based on ZIP code level data and the number of Medicaid days or number of residents with Supplemental Security Income.

Representative Parke Wentling
7th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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