A Pennsylvania-based home care division has recently merged operations with a larger home care and hospice organization, Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania, the two organizations announced on Tuesday.
Effective July 1, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries’ three home care programs—Diakon Hospice Saint John, Diakon Home Health, and Diakon Help at Home—was integrated into Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc., with pending final licensure review.
“LSS is pleased that we will be able to offer clients in the expanded service area the same level of exceptional service currently provided by our team.” said Robert Rundle, LSS CEO. “LSS and Diakon share similar missions focused on serving and caring for people in need. It makes this a natural partnership and gives us more opportunity to support persons in achieving an optimal quality of life while enjoying the comforts of their own home.”
Staff members from the three Diakon programs have joined Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc., to provide home health, in-home support, home health telemonitoring, and hospice care to the northern Maryland through northeaster Pennsylvania region.
Diakon Home Care’s offices in Allentown, Wyomissing, and Hazelton remain in operation with no service disruption.
“This venture allows us to pool resources and gain operational and cost efficiencies while fulfilling Diakon’s mission to love the neighbor through acts of service,” said Mark Pile, Diakon CEO.
Written by Alyssa Gerace