Residence at Hilltop Director Elected to State Board

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Walter H. Young, executive director of The Residence at Hilltop in Monongahela has been elected the Independent Personal Care Representative for the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association or PHCA.

A resident of Whitehall, Mr. Young is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) and a Licensed Personal Care Administrator (PCA) who was hired in 2009 to manage The Residence at Hilltop, a subsidiary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc., the parent company ofMonongahela Valley Hospital.

The Pennsylvania Health Care Association advocates for compassionate, quality long-term care for Pennsylvania’s elderly and disabled residents. As the Independent Personal Care Representative, Mr. Young will work at the state level to lend a voice to independent personal care homes, defined as those which are not owned by chains.

“I’m very fortunate to enjoy a tremendous amount of support in this endeavor (from the board of Residence at Hilltop),” said Mr. Young. “This is the strongest support I’ve had at any of my jobs and I’ve been an administrator for 24 years.”

A seasoned professional, Mr. Young brings the leadership experience he gained in various administrative roles at other personal care facilities in the region. He is also an instructor in Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administrator Training at the Community College of Allegheny County.

In the past, he served on the PHCA’s board of directors and on the Personal Care Advisory Committee of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. He received the H. Lee Jarvis award from the PHCA for outstanding leadership and efforts on behalf of assisted living residents.

The Residence at Hilltop combines housing, support services, personal assistance and health care to the elderly and others who need help with the activities of daily living but who do not require around-the-clock skilled care.