For fifth straight year Homeland Center Wins Harrisburg Magazine Readers’ Choice Award


For the fifth year in a row, a poll of Harrisburg Magazine’s more than 50,000 readers resulted in Homeland Center being selected as the Readers’ Choice for Best Long-Term Care Facility.

“We are honored to again be recognized for our quality service to the Central Pennsylvania region,’’ said Barry S. Ramper II, Homeland’s president and CEO. “Next year Homeland will celebrate its 150th anniversary and throughout our history we have always looked for way to meet the needs of our community.’’

In keeping with that goal, Homeland earlier 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. Homeland Center also is one of the few skilled nursing care facilities in the region to repeatedly earn Medicare’s top Five-Star rating.

“Homeland Center was established in 1867 to provide a home for our area’s women and children whose husbands and fathers had died in the Civil War,’’ Ramper said. “Our mission may have changed, but our commitment to providing quality care has never wavered.’’ 

To learn more

  • Homeland Hospice offers care for adults as well as providing the region’s only pediatric hospice program. For more information, go to  or 
  • To learn more about the new HomeHealth and HomeCare services, go to