Hospice Care

Our Philosophy of Care

Hospice of Central Pennsylvania cares for and supports our patients and their families through a team of compassionate professionals and volunteers who have been specifically trained to provide end of life care.

Our care begins with our staff gaining an understanding of our patient and his or her unique experience and needs. Because we seek to care for the whole family, we also spend time getting to know the caregivers and other family members and friends who may be involved in patient care.

Our Patient Centered Team

Hospice care involves skilled professionals and volunteers from many disciplines. The hospice care team that we bring to our patients and their families includes:

Care Locations

Our goal is to provide hospice services in the environment which best meets the needs of the individual patient, caregiver and other family members. To that end, we provide care in whatever setting our patient calls home:

Personal Home – When possible and desired, we help our patients remain at home during their terminal illness. Whether care is provided in the patient’s home or in a caregiver’s home, our team of professionals and volunteers makes sure that the appropriate equipment and supplies are placed in the residence so that it is as comfortable and well equipped as possible.

Nursing, Assisted and Independent Living Facilities – When caring for a patient who resides in a nursing home, an assisted living or an independent living facility, our hospice team complements the services and skills of the facility staff and works with that staff to care for the patient. In addition, we offer our full spectrum of support services to the patient’s family

Our Hospice Residence – When a patient is unable to remain at home during his or her terminal illness, we offer the next best thing – our home, the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence. This six-bed personal care residence provides a warm, home-like atmosphere in a serene wooded setting. Located on Linglestown Road in Susquehanna Township, our hospice residence allows us to provide 24 hour patient care in addition to all of our other hospice services.

Not Ready For Hospice Yet?

Hospice of Central PA also offers Palliative Care. Click here to learn more about what Palliative Care is and how it can help you and your loved one.

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.