Homeland Center and Homeland at Home Earn Deficiency-Free Survey Results from Pennsylvania Department of Health


Homeland Center and Homeland at Home, which provides a full continuum of services to care for residents, patients and clients, has earned deficiency-free survey results across all five of its care services based on routine annual examination by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for the survey year 2022-23. The results signify 100 percent survey compliance with all federal and state standards of care.

The five health care services earning the deficiency-free rating are Homeland Center Skilled Nursing and Personal Care at Homeland Center; and Homeland HomeHealth, Homeland HomeCare and Homeland Hospice.

“Our deficiency-free survey results are a testament to our sincere and endless commitment to our Residents, Patients and Clients, and the Families who entrust us to care for them,” said Homeland Center and Homeland at Home President and CEO Barry S. Ramper II. “Having all five of our service lines earn this outcome in the same licensure and certification survey period makes this achievement even more outstanding. It is our privilege to provide compassionate care to those whose lives we have been entrusted, and we will continue to relentlessly strive to maintain the standards that earned these deficiency-free results every moment of every day.”

Occupying a full block in uptown Harrisburg, Homeland Center is a licensed not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community offering personal care, skilled nursing care, memory care, and short-term rehabilitation. Homeland at Home provides hospice care (compassionate end-of-life care), home health services (in-home physician-ordered medical treatment), home care services (in-home non-medical daily living assistance) and palliative care (comfort and relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness).

Earlier in 2023, Homeland HomeHealth and Homeland Hospice were named 2023 CAHPS Honors Award recipients by HEALTHCAREfirst, a national provider of services for hospice and home health agencies. The awards recognize Homeland for continuously providing a positive patient experience and high-quality of care based on results of the Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey, a nationally recognized tool to assess and improve patient care and patient and caregiver satisfaction.

Homeland’s tradition of care began 156 years ago after the Civil War. Eighteen women from nine churches in the city of Harrisburg came together to consider what could be done to help orphans and widows. In 1867, the group chartered the “Society for the Home for the Friendless” and raised funds to begin operating what today is Homeland Center and Homeland at Home.