Comfort During Final Months

Do You Need Hospice

Providing medical, emotional and spiritual support to you and your loved ones who are coping with serious illness.

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Hospice Careers

Reap the benefits of working for a reputable, local organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to help patients and families live better.

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Help ensure that your hospice is able to provide exceptional care to patients, families and the community when they need it most.

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Do You Need Hospice

Providing medical, emotional and spiritual support to you and your loved ones who are coping with serious illness.

Click Here

Hospice Careers

Reap the benefits of working for a reputable, local organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to help patients and families live better.

Click Here

Donate

Help ensure that your hospice is able to provide exceptional care to patients, families and the community when they need it most.

Donate

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice & Community Care provides medical, emotional and spiritual support for 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.  

Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes.  Support is provided to the patient’s loved ones as well.  At the center of hospice and palliative care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.

Hospice care may be provided at home, in a senior care facility, hospital, or at the Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center.

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

"Your response time, compassion, caring understanding and communications were second to none. The care you gave to our mother was superb. Although it was a blessing for our mother, it also provided much needed support for our family."

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"I didn’t know how to help my poor mom. Hospice came within 15 hours of me calling them. They were calm when I was so scared. It made me feel that things would be okay, that dying is a natural part of life. I am so grateful that they were part of our journey."

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Newly Bereaved Program (3-week series)

If your loss was recent, this free series held on Tuesdays, July 16, 23 and 30, provides an overview of common grief responses and will help you to begin to identify coping tools. Space is limited and registration is required....

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    Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Companion (Mount Joy)

    Are you grieving the death of someone you care about? Would you like to talk with others who have experienced...

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  • June 26, 2024

    Ladies Lunch – Lancaster (for bereaved women)

    The Pathways Center offers this social option for bereaved women. Each participant pays for her own meal. This gathering is...

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Recent News & Articles

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Congratulations to Vet-to-Vet Volunteer, Ken Smith!

Oct 6, 2023

Hospice & Community Care is thrilled to announce that Ken Smith has been awarded the distinguished honor of being named the 2023 winner of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice Award in...

  • Grandmother Makes Special Memories with Great‑Grandchildren

    May 14, 2024

    At 87 years old, Jean Anderson is not letting congestive heart failure or stage IV kidney disease keep her from...

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  • Hospice & Community Care Raises More Than $200,000 at Spring Fling

    April 10, 2024

    On April 3, Hospice & Community Care hosted its annual Spring Fling event, raising over $200,000 for children's bereavement services...

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  • Enhancing Patient-Centered Care through Servant Leadership

    January 29, 2024

    “I had one patient very early on in my career who I went to visit to address a concern,” shared...

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