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Nonprofit of the Month: UPMC Home Healthcare of Central Pennsylvania/Family Hospice

Years in Existence: 53

Total number of employees: 520

Type of Nonprofit: 501(c)(3)

Populations served: People of all ages and stages of life, depending on services needed

Area of focus: Health and human services

What services or programs does your nonprofit provide?

- Nurse-Family Partnership is a free home visitation program in which nurses mentor income-eligible first-time mothers and provide education and support from early pregnancy through the child’s second birthday.

- The Women, Infants and Children nutrition program provides funding for nutritious foods and education for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women; infants and children under age 5.

- Early Intervention services help children from birth to age three to learn, grow and work toward developmental milestones where they are: at home, in the community and in day care.

- Pediatric Home Connection provides shift-duty care for medically fragile children who have complex needs, including ventilators, tube feedings and IV therapy.

- The Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program offers free services after the death of a loved one. Services include peer support sessions in Altoona and Ebensburg, in-school support groups and a lending library of resources.

- Private Duty Home Care provides personal care, household management services and companionship for clients to safely remain in the comfort of home.

- The AIDS Intervention Project (AIP) provides community-based and confidential services, including case management, education and outreach activities, for those with HIV/AIDS.

UPMC Home Healthcare assists patients in recovering after illness, injury or surgery. Short-term skilled services are provided for patients of all ages under a care plan approved by the patient’s physician.

- Family Hospice provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for patients whose goal is quality of life. Care focuses on pain and symptom management to allow the patient and family to live life to the fullest.

Upcoming events: The Lights of Love holiday giving campaign allows people to donate and “shine a special light” in honor or memory of someone dear to them. All proceeds benefit Family Hospice and Grief Services with a visual tribute in lights at the Sheraton Drive, Altoona office from Nov. 22-Jan. 7. White lights represent Family Hospice, and blue lights represent grief services for children, adults, and families.

Contact Information: 1-800-445-6262

www.upmchomehealthcare.com

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