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Brewster, NY Hospice Care

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been providing in-home and inpatient hospice care, as well as pediatric care and palliative care, for the past 35 years for Brewster families whose loved one has a terminal illness. Our inpatient care is provided at our Danbury location.

We make it our mission to provide comfort and dignity for the end of the patient’s life whenever they are needed. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Do you have a question? Reach out, we can help.

Home Hospice

In your Brewster home, we can arrange for hospice care in your home, skilled nursing facility or assisted living residence for anyone with a short time to live. No matter how old the patient is, they deserve as much support as they can get spiritually, mentally and healthily.

Inpatient Hospice

We have Connecticut's only state-of-the-art private suite hospice center in Danbury, CT, a short ride from Brewster. At this facility we also offer amenities, gourmet meals, care and therapies for your loved one for a more comfortable stay. ​

Palliative Care

Advanced illness are given specialized treatments and medical care to allow patients to live more comfortably throughout their day, helping to provide a better quality of life.

Pediatric Care

Our hospice services include prenatal and pediatric care for young family members with terminal conditions, and support the family through the difficult time.

Our Patients’ Stories

Beverly Dieringer

The qualities that she adored about White Ironstone China could also be said of her: she is strong, practical, and has a classical elegance.

A Very Special Visit

Victor Clarizio, visited Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, which was a day to remember for Victor and all the people who love and care for him. Read more about this meaningful day.

In Memoriam to Karl

Karl was an amazing individual who helped so many in the community.  He was a tireless and unassuming advocate for the charitable causes he believed in.

Who We Are and Why We Serve Brewster

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has provided 35 years of caring for terminal patients with end-of-life treatments. Thousands of patients have been served by us, where we helped them live out their remaining days in in-house or inpatient care to move on with peace and self-respect. We also support the patients’ families emotionally and spiritually.

We have also built the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, Connecticut’s first and only private suite hospice center.

We will be honored to be able to bring your love one’s into a state of calm with superior hospice care. After decades of our good reputation as in-house carers, now you can bring them to our in-patient facility.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care provides astounding and convenient hospice care services. Whether you would choose to have us in your Brewster home or in the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, we are here to help.

Speech, physical and occupational therapy are just some of the special services we provide to our patients. Physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers follow custom, personalized care plans to meet their needs for pain management and symptom control.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
We work with symptom and pain management so patients reaching the end of their lives can enjoy themselves for a little bit longer. We support you and your family during this difficult time and treat the patient with compassion, peace and dignity.

Comfort Versus Curative
Our facility is meant to help our patients ease into the next stage of life. Consider us when it looks like the end of the road for your loved one, and we will nurture them for as long as they can still be here. Examples would include terminal prognosis of less than six months or if a child has a life-limiting illness.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
A patient may be referred by a Brewster hospital, clergy, family, friend or other home care agency to be admitted under a physician’s direction. Anyone can request it, and an online hospice referral can be completed through our website.

Hospice is Affordable
Our high-quality hospice care is covered by most private health insurances, along with Medicare and Medicaid.

Home Hospice Care in Brewster

We at Home Hospice Care will visit you, wherever you live – your home, skilled nursing facility or assisted living residence.

Commonly Asked Questions

  • Many diagnoses are considered: Alzheimer’s and related dementias, pulmonary and cardiac diseases, and cancer.
  • Hospice Care is a covered benefit under Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurances.
  • Special services like speech, physical and occupational therapy are available when needed.
  • Our support line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for symptom management; medications and equipment as well as emotion and spiritual support.

Trained volunteers may be included under your contract in the hospice care plan with Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. They can give caregivers a break, bond with the patients, run errands  or share special skills with the patients such as integrative/complementary therapies and music.

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Inpatient Hospice Care

If you feel like your home is not the best place to provide end-of-life treatment, they are welcome to stay in the Brewster Inpatient Hospice Center. Provided by the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, it provides high quality hospice care while supporting personal needs and respecting boundaries in the Brewster facility.

The Center for Comfort Care and Healing offers:

  • 12 private suites
  • A Multitude of Amenities
  • Accommodations for family overnight stays
  • Gourmet Meals
  • Emotional & volunteer support.
  • 24/7 Palliative-care-trained medical physicians and APRNs
  • Complementary therapies (massage, Reiki, music & Pet Partner program)

When you do inpatient care, gourmet meals are available upon request to Chef Jonathan LeFebvre and his kitchen staff. He and his crew become like beloved members of the family, as food can provide warmth and friendship when everyone is gathered at the dinner table.

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Palliative Care for Brewster Residents

Our Palliative Home Care Program allows people to live more comfortably with relief from the symptoms and pain of an advanced illness through specialized medical care and treatments.

Palliative Home Care offers:

  • Nursing care to meet a skilled need for a serious or chronic illness
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Emotional and spiritual support for both patients and families through social workers and clergy
  • Other services like speech, physical and occupational therapy when needed

It is an option, for those with serious or advanced illness to achieve the highest quality of patient care by integrating expert pain and symptom management, sometimes in conjunction with curative treatment.

The Palliative Home Care Program is helpful for when symptoms are difficult to control for homebound Brewster patients. It works in collaboration with the care of physicians while allowing patients to actively seek specialized treatments.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support for Brewster families whose babies have been diagnosed with a terminal condition or have died. We help families go through the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance with care and compassion.

In our program, we provide services such as healthcare professional visits, instruction in caring for babies at home, and any other assistance as required.

We Assist With:

  • Prenatal support
  • Childbirth education and preparation
  • Developing individualized birth plans to establish personal desires and needs
  • Coordinating discharge of baby to home, when appropriate
  • Creating cherished keepsakes and photographs
  • Preparing for memorial services and funerals
  • Facilitating support groups for parents, siblings and others
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We are Here to Support You – Learn More

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been dedicated to providing comfort and compassion for those with life-limiting illness and loss since 1983. We are here to help and support families and their loved ones in Danbury. Please reach out to us.