24-Hour Phone Number

(717) 560-8141

(877) 506-0149

24-Hour Phone Number

(717) 560-8141

(877) 506-0149

Hospice Care

Hospice & Community Care provides medical, emotional and spiritual support to individuals and families who are coping with a life-limiting illness. Hospice care focuses on comfort for individuals of all ages with any serious illness who have weeks or months rather than years to live.  Care may be provided at home, in a senior care facility, hospital, or at the Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center.

Who provides hospice care?

Hospice & Community Care patients are assigned to a team of professionals who are specially trained in hospice and end-of-life care. Part of the team is your own physician who continues to manage your medical care. Teams are made up of:

  • Registered nurses provide direct patient care and support to caregivers.  A nurse is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to all questions and concerns.
  • Licensed practical nurses will assist families and provide personal care to the patient under the direction of the  RN case manager.
  • Hospice aides are there to help with personal care, including bathing, dressing, oral and nail care and homemaker services.
  • Social workers are available to provide emotional support, counseling and assistance with community resources for families.
  • Spiritual care staff are available to patients, their families and caregivers, and work closely with designated clergy or other spiritual support systems in the community.
  • Hospice physicians and nurse practitioners may visit patients and families to help manage symptoms, discuss treatment options and plan medical care.
  • Complementary therapists including our on-staff massage and music therapists are available to patients to relieve pain, bring comfort and provide support.
  • Volunteers visit patients at home, in senior care facilities or in the Inpatient Center. Volunteers provide a friendly smile, a listening ear, and a helping hand.

For more information about hospice care, call (717) 391-2421.

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