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About Lutheran Home Care & Hospice

Founded in 1978, Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc. is a not-for-profit, faith-based home care agency dedicated to a mission to serve and care. A ministry of Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania, Lutheran Home Care & Hospice provides home health care, home health telemonitoring, hospice and in-home support services throughout south central and eastern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.

In-Home Support Services- For those who need non-medical help to remain at home. Services range from one hour to 24 hours a day. Services include bathing and dressing, meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, transportation and shopping, labs and companionship.

Home Health Care- For those who need medical care at home. We provide skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, phlebotomy, personal care and medical social services.

Home Health Telemonitoring- For those who want peace of mind knowing that someone is monitoring their health status daily. Home health telemonitoring uses innovative technology to collect vital signs and monitor health status from the comfort of home. It allows detection of health problems before they become serious issues which could require emergency care or hospitalization.

Hospice Care- For those living with a terminal illness and their families. We strive to manage pain and symptoms so the client and family can concentrate on important issues and live the last months, weeks and days together to the fullest.

We accept Medicare, Medicaid and insurance for home health care and hospice services. In home support is private pay. Home health telemonitoring is part of our standard of care for clients in our home health care program but is also available through private pay.

All caregivers are background checked, drug tested and employed by our agency so they are covered under our liability insurance.

Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Services and Certifications

  •   Nursing Care
  •   Physical Therapy
  •   Occupational Therapy
  •   Speech Pathology
  •   Medical Social
  •   Home Health Aid
  •   State Home Care Member-Organization that Represents Hospice and/or Home Care Agencies
  •   State Licensed Agency
  •   Home Care
  •   Medicare
  •   National Association for Home Care & Hospice Member

Medicare Evaluation of the Quality of Care

The quality of care given at Lutheran Home Care & Hospice is periodically evaluated by Medicare. The results of the most recent evaluation period are listed below to help you compare home care agencies in your area. More Info

Among patients with a recent hospital stay, the number of patients at this agency that were re-admitted to the hospital was worse than expected and the number that went to the ER without being re-admitted was the same as expected.

Quality of Care:
This
Agency

MD
Begins Patient Care in Timely Manner:

93%

90%
Teaches Patients or Family About their Drugs:

98%

92%
Checks Patients Risk of Falling:

100%

97%
Checks Patient For Depression:

97%

97%
Checks on Patients Flu Shot:

80%

72%
Checks on Patients Pneumonia Shot:

77%

73%
Foot Care For Diabetes Patients:

97%

93%
Checks Patients For Pain:

99%

98%
Treats Patients Pain:

99%

97%
Treats Heart Failure Symptoms:

99%

96%
Took Doctor Ordered Action to Prevent Bed Sores:

99%

94%
This
Agency

MD
Included Treatments to Prevent Bed Sores:

100%

96%
Checked Patients For the Risk of Bed Sores:

100%

99%
How Often Patients Improved Walking:

73%

66%
How Often Patients Improved Getting Out of Bed:

78%

62%
How Often Patients Improved Bathing:

82%

70%
How Often Patients Had Less Pain Moving Around:

77%

71%
How Often Patients Breathing Improved:

76%

0%
How Often Patients Wounds Healed After Operation:

94%

91%
How Often Patients Improved Taking Medication by Mouth:

65%

57%
How Often Patients Had to be Admitted to the Hospital:

19%

16%
How Often Patients Needed Urgent Care From the ER:

12%

12%

Reviews from Patient Surveys

These Lutheran Home Care & Hospice reviews tell you the opinions of the patients receiving care from agencies that are Medicare-certified. Every participant took the same survey so it is a useful way to compare Lutheran Home Care & Hospice to other home care agencies. More Info

Patient Surveys:
This
Agency

MD
Home Health Team Gave Care in a Professional Way:

90%

88%
Communicated Well With them:

91%

85%
Discussed Medicines Pain & Home Safety:

82%

82%
Gave their Home Health Agency a Rating of 9 or 10:

87%

82%
This
Agency

MD
Would Recommend the Home Health Agency to Friends & Family:

86%

78%
Completed Surveys:28313,765
Response Rate:

42%

28%

Cities Served by Lutheran Home Care & Hospice

Lutheran Home Care & Hospice serves ZIP codes that encompass all or part of each of the cities listed below.

Big Pool, MD
Boonsboro, MD
Brunswick, MD
Cascade, MD
Cavetown, MD
Clear Spring, MD
Dickerson, MD
Emmitsburg, MD
Fairplay, MD
Finksburg, MD
Frederick, MD
Funkstown, MD
Gettysburg, PA
Hagerstown, MD
Hampstead, MD
Hancock, MD
Hanover, PA
Hanover, MD
Ijamsville, MD
Jefferson, MD
Keedysville, MD
Keymar, MD
Knoxville, MD
Manchester, MD
Maugansville, MD
Middletown, MD
Monrovia, MD
Mount Airy, MD
Myersville, MD
New Market, MD
New Windsor, MD
Rocky Ridge, MD
Rohrersville, MD
Sabillasville, MD
Sharpsburg, MD
Smithsburg, MD
Sykesville, MD
Taneytown, MD
Thurmont, MD
Union Bridge, MD
Walkersville, MD
Westminster, MD
Williamsport, MD
Woodbine, MD