What Makes Us Different?
There is a difference.
Hospice & Community Care has a rich history in providing the highest quality hospice and end-of-life care in Lancaster County and neighboring communities since 1980. The organization is one of the largest hospice care providers in the state of Pennsylvania, and opened the first free-standing hospice inpatient center, the Essa Flory Hospice Center in 1996, providing another level of care when care at home is not possible. This facility cared for thousands of patients in its 12-bed facility, offering patients and families 24-hour management of pain and other difficult symptoms.
This facility is now the Essa Flory Center and houses Hospice & Community Care’s Home Hospice program, Volunteer Services, Medical Services and Education, a Palliative Medicine Outpatient Clinic, and the organization’s offices. In 2008, Hospice & Community Care opened the Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center near Mount Joy, providing 24 additional inpatient beds. All inpatient care is now provided at the Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center, enabling the organization to consolidate care and utilize its resources most efficiently.
Hospice & Community Care is…
- Quality hospice care, fulfilling our not-for-profit mission of compassionate care and comfort to help patients and families live better at end of life.
- Comprehensive hospice and palliative care with services available in Lancaster and York Counties and parts of Adams, Berks, Chester, Dauphin, and Lebanon Counties.
- Clinical staff on-call around-the-clock and 24-hour admissions.
- Professional hospice and palliative care in homes, senior care facilities and hospitals.
- 16 physicians and nurse practitioners on staff, including a full-time medical director, all board certified in hospice and palliative medicine.
- The Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Hospice Center that offers 24-hour care for patients and families in a home-like atmosphere for symptom management, respite and end-of-life care.
- Services, care and support for all ages, including pediatric patients, facing any serious illness.
- Services available for all in our community regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for care and support.
- Palliative Medicine Consultants, a specialty of Hospice & Community Care, which provides relief from the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness.
- Outpatient Palliative Medicine Clinic at Hospice Center on Good Drive.
- The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss that offers support options that are available to all adults, teens, and children in the community—not only those whose loved one has received hospice care—with most programs available free of charge.
- Geriatric Nurse Practitioner specialized in caring for patients with Dementia.
- Wound Care Nurse Practitioner.
- Sunflower Pediatric Palliative Care.
- Level IV Partner, National We Honor Veterans Program.
- Trained volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks including reading to patients, house and yard work, and to provide companionship visits, and music and pet therapy visits.
- Programs, technology aids and resources available for non-English speaking and deaf and hard of hearing patients and families.
- Care and spiritual support for varied faiths and cultures to meet patients’ unique end-of-life values, beliefs and traditions.
- Care and comfort for patients and families since 1980.
For more information, please call (717) 391-2421.