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UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA and Family Hospice – Altoona

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UPMC Home Healthcare and Family Hospice provides a wide range of home health care services for patients of all ages. Our home health experts treat every patient with the compassion, quality and dedication for which UPMC is known.
  UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA and Family Hospice Service Areas

Part of your community

UPMC Home Healthcare and Family Hospice is part of your community. Our nurses and therapists live and work in their home communities, providing individualized, timely care to patients and their families — in their homes — while they recover from injury, illness, or surgery.

Our Caregivers

UPMC Home Healthcare and Family Hospice employs home health and hospice experts that live and work in their local community. Our care team includes specialized nurses, highly skilled rehabilitation therapists (physical, occupational and speech), social workers, dietitians, home health aides, and trained administrative staff. Our goal is to provide each patient with personalized care in their home while ensuring the best possible experience.

Specialized Nursing Services

Our specialized nurses teach you about your condition and how to follow a self-care plan. They help you with medication and symptom management. These nurses have advanced training in one or more specialties such as:

Heart conditions   Pediatrics   Mother-Baby Care
Lung Disease   Joint Replacement   Diabetes
Cancer   Orthopaedic surgeries   IV (intravenous therapy)
Geriatrics   Bariatrics  


If you need rehabilitation after an illness, injury or accident, our physical, occupational and speech therapists are highly trained and will work with you to help you on the road to recovery.

Wound Care

To heal wounds as quickly and painlessly as possible, our specialty-trained nurses work with the most current techniques and wound care products available. They will teach you how to comfortably follow a self-care plan to hasten your healing.

Nutrition Support

Our unique nutrition service lets you consult a nutrition specialist at your home or on the phone. Registered dieticians can assess and advise you about specific needs related to your health condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity.

Medical Social Workers

Our medical social workers know how to connect you and your family to the right services and resources in the community, whether you need a support group, an assisted living facility or financial aid.

Home Health Aides

During recovery, it may be difficult or impossible to perform daily personal care. Our home health aides can help you with dressing, bathing, and other tasks. All have successfully completed a certified nursing assistant program.

A COVID-19 message to our patients and caregivers

UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA and Family Hospice – Altoona
20 Sheraton Drive
Altoona, PA 16601
Toll free: 1-800-445-6262

Request your medical record

Attention: Medical Records
20 Sheraton Drive
Altoona, PA 16601
Fax: 814-949-7054
Phone: 814-947-7028

In addition to UPMC Home Health's standard services, Altoona also provides the following services.

Adult Private Duty Home Care

Private duty services are available to patients and their families for a variety of needs including companionship and supervision, assistance with daily activities, housecleaning and more. Patients can ask for a consultation to assist in identifying their needs. As circumstances change, our services can adapt to meet your needs.

Hospice Care

Family Hospice strives to help patients live peacefully and comfortably at the end of life by providing compassionate hospice care wherever they call home. Care can be provided in a patient’s home, personal care facility, skilled nursing facility, or hospital. Hospice care helps terminally ill patients live out their final days with dignity, comfort and the best possible quality of life.

Pediatric Home Connection

Pediatric Home Connection provides shift duty nursing care for medically fragile children. Our qualified and specialized nursing staff is competent in ventilators, tube feedings, IV therapy, and medication administration.

Care is offered in a variety of settings. Patients from birth to age 21 can be cared for at home, have a nurse accompany them to school, and in some cases, have nurses accompany them to physician appointments to enhance care coordination.

Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program

The Healing Patch provides free supportive services and resources for children and families grieving the death of a loved one. By engaging in activities and projects with those their own age, children and adults can find hope and healing after a loss. In addition to Family Sessions, the Healing Patch offers in-school peer support groups, educational presentations for students, professionals, and the community, and a comprehensive lending library of death and grief resources.