COVID-19 UPDATES

Homeland — Homeland Center, Homeland Hospice, Homeland HomeCare, and Homeland HomeHealth — is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop on a daily basis. Our protocols are being adjusted as needed, and we will be sure to communicate any changes to you.

The most up-to-date information regarding Homeland Center and Homeland at Home services can be found on this Homeland COVID-19 Resource Page. Please check back regularly for updates from us as well as links to the most trusted resources.

Homeland Center Residents and Families:

Homeland Center has not experienced any COVID-19 cases among its residents or any significant outbreak, and therefore happy to report the initiation of our Reopening Implementation Plan.

Homeland’s reopening status is based upon several criteria, including: facility Covid status, testing capacity, staffing, access to personal protective equipment (PPE), and community case status. In the event the Governor moves Dauphin County into the Red Phase, Homeland Center will immediately move back to Phase I and close Homeland Center’s Campus to resident visitors, and non-essential personnel and vendors. Independent of the Governor’s reopening plan, Homeland Center reserves the authority to move back to Phase I and/or limit access to portions of Homeland Center as deemed necessary to maintain safety of staff and residents.

Visitation hours will occur for 15 minute intervals between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Visitation space is arranged such that a minimum of 6 feet is maintained between visitors and residents. To ensure fairness and equity associated to the scheduling process, Resident’s names will be randomly generated for scheduling. As the name is pulled, the Social Work and Activities departments will contact the Resident’s family members to schedule a visit. More details can be found on our Reopening Implementation Plan.

Prior to coming to visit your loved one at Homeland Center, it is important you take the time to read our In-person Visitation Guidelines.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Homeland at Home (Hospice, HomeCare, HomeHealth) Clients, Patients and Families:

How to protect yourself and those you love:

April 7, 2020 – COVID-19 Patient Instructions from DOH – A new update from DOH regarding COVID-19 Instructions for Self Isolation while awaiting laboratory tests. Please go to the DOH website for more information.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Learn more from these trusted resources:

Question for Homeland?

Please contact Barry Ramper II, President and CEO at 717-221-7902.

You can also call the Homeland Center Information Hotline at (717) 303-8833.