About Hospice Care

Hospice is a philosophy of care rather than a place. Hospice care is a specialized field that focuses on caring and comforting, rather than curing those with life-limiting illness. HCP provides care in the place that you call home. That may be your home, an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, or in our personal care home called Carolyn’s House.

Who provides hospice care?

Hospice care is delivered by an interdisciplinary team made up of physicians, social workers, nurses, chaplains, certified nursing assistants and volunteers. In addition to these services, Hospice of Central PA is pleased to offer additional treatment such as palliative massage and music therapy.

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What makes hospice care so valuable?

Research tells us that most people want to be at home with their family, pets and things. Hospice of Central PA can make that possible in most cases. Our interdisciplinary team will visit you and your family in your home and help to control symptoms and discomfort, so that you can enjoy time with your loved ones.


When is it time for Hospice?

If you have questions about qualifying for hospice care, please call and we will help you. The fundamental requirement for hospice care is to have a terminal illness. A terminal illness is defined as one having a prognosis of 6 months or less if the disease or illness runs its normal course. Your personal physician and one of our Hospice of Central PA physicians will review your condition and must both agree on your prognosis.