For the sixth year in a row, Harrisburg Magazine’s more than 50,000 readers voted Homeland Center as Readers’ Choice for Best Long-Term Care Facility.
The Readers’ Choice honor comes as Homeland is celebrating its 150th Anniversary and on the heels of achieving a perfect 5.0 score in U.S News and World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2016-17.
“This recognition is truly a testament to our committed staff, which both care about our residents and consider them family," said Barry Ramper II, Homeland’s president and CEO. “For generations, families have counted on Homeland to look after their loved ones and this recognition underscores the commitment we have to provide the highest quality care to our community."
Chartered as the Home for the Friendless in 1867, Homeland originally sheltered destitute women and homeless children, including Civil War widows and orphans. Today, occupying a full city block in uptown Harrisburg, Homeland is the home of 145 residents. Fifty individuals (some married couples) occupy contemporary suites; another 95 are cared for in Skilled Nursing Units, 24 of which are devoted to the care of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia related diseases.
No resident in financial distress has ever been asked to leave, and Homeland’s commitment to charitable, uncompensated care stands as a resource for the community. A nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, Homeland relies on the generous support of our friends and neighbors to continue helping the less fortunate. To find out how you can make a difference, call 717-221-7900 or go to www.homelandcenter.org/giving
In keeping with its goal to meet the community’s needs, Homeland unveiled two new services in 2016 to help seniors remain in their home while receiving the quality care they require. Homeland HomeCare assists seniors with daily tasks such as meal preparation and transportation, while Homeland HomeHealth provides doctor-ordered medical assistance, ranging from providing intravenous therapy and other medications to physical therapy.
Homeland Hospice, soon to celebrate 10 years of serving Central PA, has a team of caring professionals certified in both adult and pediatric care.
“Since we opened our doors 150 years ago our mission may have changed, but our commitment to providing quality care has never wavered," Ramper said. “We never stop looking for ways to meet the medical and social needs of Central Pennsylvania."