Homeland Center named Harrisburg Magazine Readers’ Choice for 7th straight year


Harrisburg Magazine Readers' Choice 2018

Voters also pick Homeland at Home as 2018 Readers’ Choice for Health & Wellness

Homeland Center and the Homeland at Home network of outreach services were honored recently as the 2018 Readers’ Choice in Harrisburg Magazine’s Simply The Best competition announced earlier this year.

For Homeland Center, it marks the seventh straight year of winning the recognition, which this year was called the Readers’ Choice Award for best Retirement Facility/Independent Living. It also comes on the heels of U.S. News & World Report giving Homeland a perfect 5.0 rating for the second year in a row and including it in the publication’s Best Nursing Homes 2017-18.

Additionally, Homeland at Home was named by Harrisburg Magazine’s more than 50,000 readers as the 2018 Readers Choice for Health & Wellness. The outreach services, made up of Homeland Hospice, Homeland HomeCare and Homeland HomeHealth, also were named in the Carlisle Sentinel’s “Best of Cumberland 2018’’ contest.

“These recognitions and honors reflect the caring and dedication of our staff, who truly care about our residents and patients,’’ said Barry S. Ramper II, Homeland’s President and CEO. “Homeland remains committed to providing the highest quality of care to the Central Pennsylvania community for all services we provide.’’

Homeland HomeCare assists seniors with daily tasks such as meal preparation and transportation, while Homeland HomeHealth provides doctor-ordered medical assistance, ranging from wound therapy and cardiac telehealth care to physical and occupational therapy. Homeland Hospice works with patients and families faced with a life-limiting illness to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs to ensure quality time with loved ones.

Founded more than 150 years ago to look after Harrisburg residents left widowed and orphaned following the Civil War, Homeland Center remains true to its mission of providing care to those in need. Over the past year, Homeland has provided almost $3 million in charitable care for residents, bridging the gap between the actual costs of care and shrinking public reimbursements.

“We are continuing a proud tradition, founded by citizens of Harrisburg who saw a need and gathered the resources to address it,” Ramper said. “We are proud to carry on their legacy and to demonstrate, in our daily tasks and our outlook for the future, a history of caring.”