Background

Honor HealthCare Group
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: (717) 715-8700
Fax: (717) 715-8704

Angels On Call
32 Red Hill Court
Newport, PA 17074

Phone: (717) 567-7937
Fax: (717) 567-7956

Angels on Call
1205 South 28th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Phone: (717) 715-8700
Fax: (717) 715-8704

Angels on Call
717 Market Street, Suite 103
Lemoyne, PA 17043

Phone: (717) 963-8077
Fax: (717) 317-9126

Legacy Hospice & Palliative Care
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: (717) 715-8700
Fax: (717) 715-8704

Home Remedy Skilled Nursing
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: (717) 715-8700
Fax: (717) 715-8704

House Calls Rx
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: 1-877-MD4YOU1
Fax: (717) 715-8704

Legacy Hospice provides an individualized program of physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical care for people in the last phases of a life-limiting illness. We utilize a philosophy of care focused on comfort and palliative control of pain and other symptoms.


~ Because Each Day Matters


Legacy Hospice


Legacy Hospice strives toward the provision of care with a focus on the following:


• Dignified care for the patient, allowing for quality of life and independence in familiar surroundings, as long as possible.
• Support and resources not only to the patient, but also to the family/caregivers who provide for the emotional and physical needs of the patient.
• An individualized plan of care, unique to each patient, keeping in mind where each are physically, emotionally, spiritually in their journey, incorporating their individualized faith/spirituality, cultural background, family needs.


When is it time for Legacy Hospice and Palliative Care?


• If you have a sudden or overall decline in your health
• You or your physician feel that aggressive treatment is no longer an option
• If you would like to live your last days comfortably or symptom free
• When you need an experienced team to guide you through the process and give you the opportunity to direct the care that you need

Legacy Hospice Services


• The expertise of nurses, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, home health aides, volunteers, dieticians, medical directors, and the attending physician
• Equipment, medications, and supplies related to the terminal illness
• Volunteer services including respite time for the family, pet therapy, companionship, and extra visits for the patient, tailored to their unique interests and needs
• In-patient stays for comfort
• Respite short-term stys in a nursing facility for caregiver relief
• 24-hour / 7 day-a-week on-call service • Our staff offers multi-lingual capabilities and ASL
• Bereavement services for 13 months

Methods of Payment


If approved, Medicare Part A pays 100% for all hospice-related medications, equipment, visits and services.

If approved, Medicaid pays 100% for all hospice-related medications, equipment, visits and services.

Hospice may be covered by certain private insurance plans. Contact our office or your insurance carrier directly to see if you may be covered or have any applicable co-payments for service.

Legacy Hospice may also admit patients for service who do not currently have insurance or those who are pending approval for medical assistance benefits. Some co-payments may apply. Please contact Legacy Hospice directly for more information.

Medicare Requirements


Medicare requires the following to pay for your hospice services:


• Are eligible for Medicare Part A
• Are terminally ill and have a life expectancy of six (6) months or less, confirmed by the Attending Physician, and Legacy Hospice Medical Director
• Meet criteria related to your terminal diagnosis
• Are willing to sign an election statement that identifies services to be provided by hospice - services that are palliative not curative.
• Agree to give up traditional Medicare benefits, related to the terminal diagnosis, after signing onto the hospice benefit.
• Are residents of site-specific approved counties. • Have an available relative or friend willing and able to act as primary caregiver.

Medicaid Requirements


Medicaid requires the following to pay for your hospice services:


• Are eligible for Medicaid and currently have a Medicaid number.
• Are terminally ill and have a life expectancy of six (6) months or less, confirmed by the Attending Physician, and Legacy Hospice Medical Director
• Meet criteria related to your terminal diagnosis
• Are willing to sign an election statement that identifies services to be provided by hospice - services that are palliative not curative.
• Agree to give up traditional Medicare benefits, related to the terminal diagnosis, after signing onto the hospice benefit.
• Are residents of site-specific approved counties. • Have an available relative or friend willing and able to act as primary caregiver.

Our Team Approach


Hospice utilizes an interdisciplinary approach towards team members, to provide for the unique physical, emotional, social, spiritual dynamics of the patient and family.


Click on one of the team member roles below to find out more…

Attending Physician
Medical Director
Nurse Case Manager
Home Health Aide
Spiritual Care Coordinator
Social Worker
Bereavement Coordinator
Volunteer
Dietary Counselor

Attending Physician


You have the right to choose your own attending physician who will oversee your care.


Our hospice staff will make your attending physician aware of the hospice plan of care and changes/concerns that are seen throughout your journey on hospice services.

Medical Director


Our medical director oversees your plan of care and also offers medical support and education to our staff to be sure your needs are being met, as you describe them.

Nurse Case Manager


Acting under the direction of the attending physician and the medical director, our nursing staff will provide the care that your phsyician has ordered.


This can include:

• Providing ongoing assessments for the impact of illness on the patient's physical, functional, and environmental needs and activities of daily living.
• Assessing illness and symptom management.
• Performing prescribed medical treatments.
• Teaching and educating on disease processes and end-of-life care.

Home Health Aide


Our home health aides are specially trained in caring for individuals at the end-of-life.


With each act is an emphasis on patient choice, keeping in mind their right to dignity, privacy, and thorough, competent care.


Home health aides can provide one-on-one help to our patients, as determined by the needs of the patient family, and in accordance with the plan of care created by the nurse and attending phsyician.


Services may include support with:

• Bathing
• Dressing
• Grooming
• Eating
• Light Housekeeping

Spiritual Care Coordinator


Our spiritual care coordinators have an education in working with people of diverse spiritual backgrounds, and are trained in the spiritual dynamics of people and families at end-of-life.


The services provided will be tailored toward comfort and the spiritual needs of patients and families.


Services may include:

• Direct support and assessment of the specific spiritual needs of the patient and family.
• Coordination of services already in use by the patient/family (local clergy and other individuals).
• Reaching out to community spiritual outlets not already in use by the patient/family.
• Administering prayer, communion, and anointments, in accordance with each patients’ specific faith backgrounds.
• Assistance in facilitating funeral services, as needed.

Social Worker


Our social workers have an educational background in working with diverse patient and family systems, and are trained in the philosophy of end-of-life needs and services in the community.


Services provided may include:

• Counseling related to end-of-life losses and the grief process.
• Aid and referral with financial assistance needs.
• Referral and coordination of resources and agencies within the community that reinforce and assist in the care and needs for the patient and family.
• Support and assistance with end-of-life planning and health care issues (funeral planning, Power of Attorney, Living Will).
• Assist in long-term placement process.

Bereavement Coordinator


Our bereavement coordinator is a counselor specifically trained in the grief and loss process. Their purpose is to help educate and counsel families up to 13 months after their loved one’s death and/or provide support and education to patients and their families as they are going through changes in the disease process. The purpose of the bereavement coordinator will be to facilitate a normal grieving process, and to help individuals identify outside support systems, with the eventual goal of preparing individuals and families to healthily cope independently.


Bereavement services include:

• One-on-one family counseling visits with a focus on processing grief and loss events (both past and present) and evaluating and identifying positive ways to cope and support systems already in use.
• Phone support contacts.
• Education and information on the grieving process (including newsletters).
• Referral to outside support groups, counselors, agencies, resources.
• Bi-annual Memorial Services for Legacy Hospice patients who have passed.


The following are eligible for the Bereavement Program:

• Any patient currently on Legacy Hospice services.
• Any primary caregiver of a Legacy Hospice patient (both currently on service or who has passed).
• Any person identified by the patient or caregiver who could benefit from support during hospice services or after is eligible for the bereavement program.

Volunteer


Volunteers can provide additional non-medical supportive visits to patients and respite to caregivers and families. Volunteers can provide services, as deemed safe and appropriate by the volunteer manager and the interdisciplinary team.


Ideas of how to spend time with your volunteer may include:

• Companionship
• Respite to families and caregivers
• Talking, Story Telling, and Listening
• Hand-holding
• Reading favorite books, newspapers, scripture
• Presence
• Going outside on a nice day
• Reminiscing
• Music and singing
• Pet therapy
• Writing down life stories and memories to give to your loved ones
• Assistance with crafts and artwork projects
• Card-playing
• Going through photo albums
• Writing letters and cards for special occasions
• Attending activities at a nursing home
• Non-medical tasks, as deemed appropriate by the volunteer manager


Please contact your Legacy Hospice if you are interested in receiving volunteer services.

Dietary Counselor


Assists and educates hospice personnel and family/caregivers in determining effective ways of managing the nutritional needs of hospice patients and families.

Hospice Resources


Here you can find links to various Hospice related resources…


Legacy Hospice Patient Handbook

Bereavement Services Sheet

4 Levels of Care Sheet

Legacy Hospice Brochure