MOUNT CARMEL —Family Home Medical was founded in 1991 with a vision to provide quality home health services to the elderly in a 30-mile radius of Mount Carmel. That dream was fulfilled and those services continue today.

In 2005, the company was purchased by a local businessman, Warren D. Altomare. The business has been family owned and operated since 1955. With the passing of Altomare in June 2018, his wife, Kathleen Hoffman, who joined the company in 1996, continues to run the business.

Family Home Medical will continue to be driven in the future by its motto, “Where you become family,” as it continues to be the premier home health agency in the area.

The company is guided by a tradition of personal, clinical and technological excellence. Hoffman leads an excellent and highly dedicated team of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

Support Services is the private duty arm of the organization. It is committed to providing the ultimate individualized family service. Services are designed to meet the needs and preferences of the entire family unit in a cost-effective manner. Services are contracted within four counties for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging waiver and other county affiliated programs.

Providing companions, respite care, bathing, errands and meal preparation are just a few of the many services provided by Support Services. Support Services stands ready to meet all private duty needs. In 2012, Support Services launched its successful “Our Family Homes” project, an innovative alternative to nursing home care (see accompanying story).

In 2011, Family Home Medical added Family Home Medical Hospice Inc. The hospice has established a leadership role in innovation and caring. As hospice providers, the focus is on the ability to provide care that is tailored to an individual’s physical, spiritual and emotional needs. Support to families is provided not only through a loved one’s illness, but also beyond the journey, through bereavement services.

For information on Family Home Medical’s many services, call 570-339-4049 or toll-free at 1-877-339-4049.

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