ALPHA – Alliance for Low-Income Personal Care Home Advancement

The Landscape of in 2024 Low-Income PCHs As of December 2023, Pennsylvania has witnessed a significant decline in the number of PCHs accepting the
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Supplement. This SSI Supplement is a combination Federal and State Supplement. The PCHs that accept the SSI
Supplement have dropped from 894 in 2008 to 402 in February 2024 – a staggering 55% decrease. This decline is mirrored in the number of residents
receiving the SSI Supplement, falling from 8,776 in 2008 to 3,918 in February 2024. This decrease is not from a lack of need of the Supplement, but rather an inability
to find an SSI PCH bed that is available.