For the second year straight, Homeland Center received a perfect score from U.S News and World Report, receiving a 5.0 rating in the publication’s Best Nursing Homes 2017-18 released today and available at https://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes/area/pa/homeland-center-395475
The recognition comes as Homeland this year celebrates its 150th anniversary. Established after the Civil War to shelter the area’s women and children whose husbands and fathers had died in the Civil War, Homeland is the region’s longest continuously operating healthcare facility.
“Receiving this designation from U.S. News & World Report for two years in a row is a testament to the dedication of our staff and all involved, who truly care about our residents and have a commitment to our mission,’’ said Barry S. Ramper II, Homeland’s President and CEO. “Homeland Center remains committed to providing the highest quality of care to the Central Pennsylvania community for all services we provide.’’
According to U.S. News, only 15 percent of the more than 15,000 nursing homes evaluated nationwide achieved “Best” status by earning a rating of at least 4.5. Homeland also received a perfect rating.
Earlier this year, a poll of Harrisburg Magazine’s more than 50,000 readers resulted in Homeland Center receiving the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Long-Term Care Facility for the sixth straight year.
Homeland is one of the few skilled nursing care facilities in the Central Pennsylvania region to earn the CMS Five-Star rating repeatedly. In judging facilities, U.S. News said it looks at CMS data as part of its overall assessment. More information about U.S. News’ process is available here: https://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/articles/2017-10-31/us-news-names-best-nursing-homes-for-2017-18
In keeping with its goal to meet the community’s needs, in 2016 Homeland unveiled two new services 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.
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/donate .
“Our mission has changed since our founding in 1867, but our commitment to providing quality care has never wavered,’’ Ramper said. “In keeping with the spirit of our founders, Homeland continues to expand services providing the highest level of individualized quality outcomes.’’