Who is the hospice team


Your Family

Your Physician

Hospice Medical Director

Hospice Nurse

Social Worker

Certified Nursing Aides

Bereavement Services



Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists


Why Now?

Not all Hospices are the same.
To ensure that you receive the services explained here from 

Hospice For All Seasons, please ask for us by name or call us toll free at 1-855-234-2555 with any hospice related question or referral.   

It is never too early to start the conversation.    

We believe in educating and empowering families to carefully consider their needs and personal wishes, now, before a medical crisis arises. The sooner hospice services are started, the greater the benefits are for patients and their families.

Hospice For All Seasons provides services without regard to ability to pay, age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or lifestyle.

Hospice care is not about hastening death or giving up hope.

It's about living each day to the fullest.

​In every season ... we'll be there.

717-234-2555 or 570-573-6204

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Hospice neither hastens nor prolongs death. Our goal is to help patients live the remainder of their lives as fully and comfortably as possible. When curative treatments are no longer working and/or a patient no longer desires to continue them, hospice is an available treatment option. Most people, if asked, will say they dream of a peaceful, comfortable end of life experience, surrounded by their loved ones. Our interdisciplinary team of trained professionals work together to deliver hospice services that can make that dream a reality.

​​​​​Why Hospice?

What is Hospice?

Hospice is a special way of caring for someone facing a life-limiting illness. The Hospice philosophy focuses on the care, not the cure. Hospice care provides pain relief and symptom control, as well as addressing the emotional, soical, and spiritual impact of the illness.  

How is hospice paid for?

Hospice is paid for the same way as other medical services.  Hospice is a benefit that is 100% covered under Medicare, most Medicaid plans, and many private insurance plans. Our team can assist you in determining eligibility.  We are committed to providing superior end-of-life care regardless on one's ability to pay.

How are services started?

​Under the direction of your physician, hospice care begins with a physical assessment by a registered nurse.  Our nurse will evaluate your needs and create an individualized plan of care that includes a physical assessment, medication review and education on all of our support services. With hospice, care shifts from cure to comfort, focusing on pain and symptom management and quality of life.

What conditions does hospice care for?
We serve patients of all ages who have a variety of life-limiting diseases or conditions. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • End-stage cardiac disease
  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • ALS
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Certain other conditions related to aging

Is it time for Hospice?
Signs indicating a patient may meet the medical guidelines

for hospice include:

  • Patient has been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition with a prognosis of six months or less if their disease runs its normal course
  • Increased or uncontrolled pain
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Decline in ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Frequent infections
  • Frequent hospitalizations or ER visits
  • Increased weakness and/or fatigue
  • Increased skin problems
  • Withdrawal, confusion, bed-bound
  • Progressive decline, in spite of curative medical therapies.

Hospice For All Seasons patients receiving care at home have access to our medical professionals 24 hours a day.  If there is a medical crisis, patients and their families often have the choice of staying home instead of going to a hospital.

Services Provided

 Among its responsibilities the interdisciplinary hospice team:

  • Manages the patient's pain and symptoms
  • Assists patients and their families with emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs
  • Provides needed medications, supplies and medical equipment, related to the hospice diagnosis
  • Coaches and supports family members on how to care for the patient
  • Provides a Respiratory Therapist to assess cardiopulmonary needs
  • Coordinates special services like speech, physical and occupational therapy when necessary for palliation
  • Coordinates increased levels of hospice care if necessary, which may include: respite, continuing care or inpatient level of hospice care
  • Provides bereavement support to surviving family and significant others for at least 13 months