Providing Quality End-of-Life Care for York County
Hospice & Community Care, your local non-profit hospice provider, began serving families who are facing serious illness in 1980. Hospice & Community Care is now the largest hospice provider in the state, serving more than 500 patients and their families each day in York and Lancaster counties, and in neighboring communities, with hospice, supportive and palliative care, and grief services. We are in your backyard offering services at The Ann B. Barshinger Hospice Center at 235 St. Charles Way, Suite 250, York.
In 2012, Hospice & Community Care formed an affiliation with WellSpan Health and began caring for WellSpan Health VNA patients in York with an initial staff of 20. Today, we have grown to 45 employees in York who serve nearly 100 hospice patients each day. Grief and loss support is also available for anyone in the community who has experienced a loss, regardless of whether their loved one was a hospice patient. Individual counseling and support groups are available at The Ann B. Barshinger Hospice Center.
Our team of professionals, includes board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, RNs, LPNs, hospice aides, and masters prepared social workers, chaplains, and bereavement counselors, many of whom have specialized certifications in hospice and palliative care. Hospice & Community Care is unique to other hospices in this area in that we have a full-time dedicated hospice physician, Dr. Lauren Smith, caring for our York County patients. Our goal is to continue our long-standing reputation for the highest quality hospice care and bereavement support.
Palliative Medicine Consultants at York Hospital provide palliative care support for patients in the hospital and in our outpatient clinic who need support in coping with their serious illness. Hospice services are provided throughout York and Adams counties for patients at home, in local senior living facilities and at our 24-bed hospice inpatient center. Our relationship with WellSpan Health continues to grow with an emphasis on caring for critically ill hospital patients who have a short time to live and are not able to be transported home due to the severity of their illness. These patients and their families receive compassionate support and end-of-life care in their final days.
Our Impact in York County
- Serving 100 patients a day in York and Adams counties
- Level IV Partner in the We Honor Veterans program with Veterans representing more than 20% of our patients
- 20% of our patients have dementia requiring specialty care as part of their diagnosis
- Patients are served in their homes, local hospitals, senior living communities and The Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center.
- Nearly 1,000 patients were served by Hospice & Community Care last year in York and Adams Counties.
- Hospice & Community Care’s Pathways Center for Grief & Loss in York provides support through individual counseling and 55 support groups annually to all community members healing from a loss of a loved one.
For more information, call (717) 391-2421 or (844) 422-4031.
Making a Gift – Give Local York
Circle May 3 on your calendars for York’s largest 24-hour online giving event – Give Local York. Please consider supporting Hospice & Community Care and help ensure every person living in our community receives the care and compassion they need while coping with serious illness, facing end of life, or experiencing the loss of a loved one.