There is a difference.
Hospice & Community Care has a rich history in providing the highest quality hospice and end-of-life care since 1980. As the largest hospice care provider in Pennsylvania, the organization opened the first free-standing hospice inpatient center, The Essa Flory Center in 1996, providing another level of care when care at home is not possible. This facility cared for thousands of patients in its 12-bed facility, offering patients and families 24-hour management of pain and other difficult symptoms.
The Essa Flory Center now houses Hospice & Community Care’s Home Hospice program, Volunteer Services, Medical Services and Education, a Palliative Medicine Outpatient Clinic, and the organization’s offices. In 2008, Hospice & Community Care opened the Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center near Mount Joy, providing 24 additional inpatient beds. All inpatient care is now provided at the Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center, enabling the organization to consolidate care and utilize its resources most efficiently.