Homeland Hospice Cares
At Homeland Hospice, our entire staff is committed to a special concept of care that is focused on providing comfort, relieving pain and offering support - including spiritual and bereavement counseling -- for persons with life-limiting health conditions and their families. Our service area covers Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lebanon and York counties.
Homeland Hospice provides patients with pain and symptom relief, as well as emotional and spiritual support, typically in the last six months of life, as certified by a physician. Our care occurs in the setting wherever a person calls home. Hospice is not a "place". Patients receive hospice care at home -- and home is broadly defined. It may be a person's residence, or it could be a skilled-care or a personal-care facility - such as at our affiliated Homeland Center.
Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death, but focuses on improving the quality of life for the patient and family. If a patien's condition improves during hospice care, or if the patient desires, hospice care can be discontinued at any time and patient can return to aggressive curative treatment.
Homeland Hospice is open to people of all ages who have differing medical conditions. While approximately two-thirds of hospice patients are over the age of 65, hospice care is available across the lifespan, including children in our pediatric palliative care program.