Homeland achieves perfect rating in U.S News’ Best Nursing Homes 2016 report


HARRISBURG, PA (November 16, 2016) – Homeland Center received a perfect 5.0 score in U.S News and World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2016-17 released today and available at https://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes/area/pa/homeland-center-395475

According to U.S. News, only 13 percent of the more than 15,000 nursing homes evaluated nationwide achieved “Best” status by earning a rating of at least 4.5.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from U.S. News & World Report, which is a testament to our dedicated and caring staff,’’ said Barry S. Ramper II, Homeland’s president and CEO. “Next year Homeland will celebrate its 150th anniversary, and this recognition underscores the commitment we have to provide the highest quality care to our community.’’

Homeland is one of the few skilled nursing care facilities in the Central Pennsylvania region to earn Medicare’s top Five-Star rating repeatedly. In judging facilities, U.S. News said it looks at Medicare’s 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/2016-11-16/us-news-names-best-nursing-homes-for-201617

In keeping with its goal to meet the community’s needs, Homeland this year unveiled two new services to help seniors remain in their home while receiving the quality care they need. Homeland HomeCare will assist seniors with daily tasks such as meal preparation and transportation, while Homeland HomeHealth will provide doctor-ordered medical assistance, ranging from providing intravenous therapy and other medications to physical therapy.

Homeland Hospice, which serves 13 counties, last year became the only service in central Pennsylvania to offer a dedicated pediatric hospice program.

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 fifth straight year.

“We will never waver in our full service commitment to those who have entrusted their lives to us,” Ramper said. “Our mission has changed since we were founded to care for those left widowed and orphaned following the Civil War, but our commitment to providing quality care has never wavered.’’