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Seniors & Eldercare

Throughout his career, Josh has stood up for the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians who have been taken advantage of by powerful interests. During this campaign, Josh has heard from struggling seniors across the Commonwealth who want access to affordable prescription drugs, quality healthcare, affordable housing, safe and affordable long-term care options, and the ability to plan for the future without worry. 

Josh has fought to protect seniors from scams, return lost savings back to them, and make it easy to report a scam online, over the phone, or by email. In his first term as Attorney General alone, he returned over $1 million to seniors and handled over 37,000 complaints from seniors, an increase of 40% from the prior Administration. As Attorney General, Josh also brought charges against fraudulent nursing home operators who were endangering the lives of thousands of senior Pennsylvanians by not meeting the staffing requirements needed to give proper care. 

Josh believes that no senior, many of whom are on a fixed income, should have to choose between meeting basic expenses and staying in their home. That’s why, as Governor, he will expand the Pennsylvania Rent Rebate Program to relieve the property tax pressure on seniors. Under Josh’s plan, any homeowner over 65 making under $50,000, or a renter over 65 making under $30,000, will be eligible for up to $1,000 in property tax relief. Josh will also ensure that seniors who want to stay in their homes or community living spaces have the option to do so. He will invest to ensure that long-term senior care facilities across the Commonwealth have the resources they need to protect our seniors and go after those owners who treat these facilities as money-making schemes. As Governor, he will hold bad actors accountable and improve transparency and accountability measures for care facilities. Josh will also address the healthcare workforce crisis and ensure more funding is available for recruitment and retention of nurses and home care aides.

As Governor, Josh will work every day to provide the care that seniors deserve without requiring that they spend their life’s savings to get it.