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PALA offers three different membership opportunities. 

The Provider membership is for any for-profit or not-for-profit organization that owns or operates a licensed Personal Care Home or Assisted Living Residence in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Annual membership dues are based on resident capacity.  This membership type includes new communities that are under construction. 

The Industry Partner membership is for any individual or organization that provides good or services to Personal Care Homes or Assisted Living Residences.  Annual membership dues are a flat rate.

The Associate membership is for an individual or agency interested in advocating for Pennsylvania's Personal Care and Assisted Living Communities.  This membership is availalbe to government agencies, students, retirees but does not include those who are currently employed by or operating a community in Pennsylvania.

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About Us

Our Mission Statement

PALA provides education, unity, advocacy and interaction a full time undertaking with our sole purpose of raising awareness through education of the public, private, regulatory and legislative sectors.

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.