Erwine Hospice Care - Overview

Hospice care is an approach to providing for individuals who have a limited life expectancy and choose palliative (comfort) measures rather than curative measures. Hospice addresses the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family/caregiver as a unit of care.

The goal of Erwine's hospice program is to keep the patient with the family/friends and maintain comfort - physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing. This care can be provided in the home, assisted living facility, or extended care nursing facility.

Care is available through a 24-hour on call service - a nurse is available to the patient and can secure necessary medication or equipment on a 24-hour a day basis.

Inpatient and respite services are available when care at home is not manageable.

Many insurance plans, including Medicare A, reimburses for services provided for hospice care. Call Erwine for an explanation of insurance coverage.


Services are available to patients in private homes, assisted living facilities and extended care nursing facilities.

Service Area

Erwine Health Care serves Wilkes-Barre / Scranton, Hazleton, the Poconos and surrounding NEPA counties: Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming, Columbia, Monroe, Bradford, Carbon and Susquehanna.

Related Services

Inpatient and respite services are available when care at home is not manageable. Erwine can also provide specially trained Home Health Aides to provide personal care, mobility assistance, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication pickup and more to help the patient maintain daily living activities.


Erwine Health Care is a Medicare Certified Agency. Erwine is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Home Health Services, Medicare and Commercial Insurance and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Home Health Agencies. Erwine also received Joint Commission Accreditation with Commendation in 1995 and again in 1998, 2001 and 2004. Erwine received CHAP Accreditation in 2006.

Questions, Information or to Start Services

Please contact Erwine for more information or to arrange services. You have questions and our friendly expert staff is ready to provide answers. Call 570-288-1013 or use our online form, We're here to help.



Erwine Hospice Care




Erwine Home Health and Hospice Inc, 270 Pierce St, Suite 101, Kingston, PA 18704 Phone 570-288-1013 Fax 570 283 3722

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