What’s the difference? Assisted Living vs Personal Care in PA (Coach’s Corner episode 2)

Unlike many other states, Pennsylvania provides two very similar yet different levels of care most often serving for older adults. Known as Assisted Living Residences and Personal Care Homes, these two services are often misunderstood and confused for one another, even after state legislation began licensing them separately in 2011. This episode explores the history and differences between the two and what you need to know when searching for this type of care.

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Matthew J. Gallardo

Matthew J. Gallardo

Matt is the Director of Community Engagement and Coaching at Messiah Lifeways. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in counseling, advocating, and guiding older adults and caregivers through many of life’s tough decisions. His diverse background of working in hospital and rehabilitation settings, community services, and senior housing gives him the breadth and depth of knowledge to provide unique solutions, opportunities, and help individuals proactively plan for the future. He serves as the Lifeways Coach and as a writer, blogger, podcaster, and speaker for Messiah Lifeways, located in Mechanicsburg, PA.

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