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Tradition of Care

Homeland Center, which occupies a full block in uptown Harrisburg, is a licensed not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community offering exceptional personal care, skilled nursing care, memory care and short-term rehabilitation. Homeland consistently receives Medicare’s highest recognition for quality care, staffing, and safety – ranking it among the best in the country.

155-year History 

Homeland’s tradition of care began 155 years ago after the Civil War. Women of nine churches in the city of Harrisburg came together to consider what could be done to help widows and children. In 1867, the group chartered the “Society for the Home for the Friendless” and raised funds to begin operating in a rented house at Third and Mulberry streets. In 1870, they broke ground for a house at Fifth and Muench that still stands today. An ambitious project was undertaken in 1909-10 to expand and modernize the “Home for the Friendless.” During the 1950s, an era of renaissance in the city, the home transformed into Homeland Center, including additional wings and an upgrade of the “infirmary” into a skilled nursing unit.

Homeland is Home For every Homeland resident, Homeland is what its founders intended it to be: a home. We are a community within the Harrisburg community, sizable enough to provide the highest level of care and small enough to feel like family. Our sense of community and our tradition of caring runs deep. We believe the little things are everything. And we strive, every day, to make Homeland feel like home in every way we can.

Individualized Care Homeland Center offers four types of care to meet our residents’ individual needs.

  • Personal Care enables Homeland residents to be as active and independent as possible, while providing help with daily tasks.
  • Skilled Nursing Care provides 24-hour physician-directed nursing services to residents who require short- or long-term assistance.
  • Memory Care is offered in our Ellenberger unit, a safe, compassionate setting for residents who have advancing memory loss.
  • Rehabilitation services provide physician-directed care to help residents recover from conditions that require short-term rehabilitation.

Care at Home Homeland Center is part of Homeland’s broader continuum of care. Homeland at Home, our community outreach program, provides quality care and support to patients in the comfort of their own home. Services include compassionate end-of-life hospice care; daily non-medical assistance and companionship; and at-home physician-ordered medical treatment. Contact us to discuss the right Homeland service for your specific needs.