About Us

Hospice of Central Pennsylvania was founded in 1979. Our mission is one of providing support for individuals and families who are coping with any type of life-limiting illness through professional, compassionate, people centered care. We care for individuals and families through the coordinated delivery of emotional, physical and spiritual support of the highest quality.

Started by a small group of individuals concerned about care for the dying, our agency was one of the pioneers of the hospice concept nationwide and the first hospice in Central Pennsylvania. In the mid 1990’s we responded to patients requiring more support then they could get a home, but who still wished to remain in a home-like setting. We opened the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence in 1996. This six bed residence, located on a serene, wooded setting, is the first and only stand-alone hospice residential facility in Central Pennsylvania.

Our caring and supportive staff and volunteers serve all of Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and Schuylkill Counties. We also serve northern York County and areas of Adams and Lebanon Counties. We care for patients and families in the most rural townships, as well as in the cities and surrounding suburbs and boroughs. Please click here for a map of our service area.

Hospice of Central Pennsylvania is an independent non-profit, community based organization. We work closely with hospitals and other health care facilities. Our agency is a United Way Program Partner with United Way of the Capital Region (www.uwcr.org) and United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County (www.carlisleunitedway.org). We also receive funding from the Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation (www.cahwf.org). In addition, we enjoy a broad range of support from individuals, corporations, churches, private foundations and other organizations.

What Makes Hospice of Central PA Different from other Hospices?


Medicare, Medical Assistance and most private insurers and HMOs have a hospice benefit that patients may utilize. These benefits typically cover the following services:

As a non-profit agency Hospice of Central Pennsylvania provides its services to anyone who needs hospice care regardless of insurance benefits or ability to pay. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disease, religion, race, sexual orientation or financial assets.

Hospice of Central Pennsylvania is certified by Medicare as a provider of hospice care. We are members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Pennsylvania Hospice Network.

*Notice of Privacy Practices

Hospice of Central PA provides services without regard to ability to pay, age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or lifestyle.