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Bethel, CT Hospice Care

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been dedicated to providing Bethel patients with comfort and compassion since 1983. We understand the pain and heartache that accompanies life limited illnesses, which is why we provide in-home care as well as palliative care and pediatric care. Our in-patient hospice care, located in Danbury offers assistance to individuals and families throughout Greater Bethel. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.

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Home Hospice

Our hospice care is available at your Bethel home, assisted living residence, or skilled nursing facility.

Inpatient Hospice

Located in Danbury, we have CT's only state-of-the-art private suite hospice center. Offering care and comfort for your loved ones.

Palliative Care

We provide our patients with specialized treatment to alleviate painful symptoms and manage stress.

Pediatric Care

We offer care and support for families dealing with a child diagnosed with a terminal illness or has died.

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 Bethel

For over 30 years Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been providing caring, end-of-life services to our Bethel residents.It is our mission to give each and everyone of our patients the highest quality of life possible. We offer compassion, peace, and dignity to all our patients and their families.

Additionally, after years of careful consideration and planning, we can now provide our patients and their families with with Connecticut’s first and only private suite hospice center, Center for Comfort Care and Healing

Our families and patients can take comfort knowing we offer 24/7 care and comfort services. We happily provide assistance to patients in the comfort of their own home, or in our state-of-the-art facility.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Our hospice services are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. With a staff stacked with physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers, we are able to customize treatment plans based off of each patients needs and wishes, and offer occupational, speech, and physical therapy if needed.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
It is our mission to treat our patients and family with compassion, peace, and dignity. We work with symptom and pain management that allow end-of-life patients to have the highest quality of life possible.

Comfort Versus Curative
Consider hospice when there is a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less, (a disease that has run its normal course) or if a child is suffering from a life-limiting illness. We are here to provide your loved one with high quality care as they enter the last stages of their illness.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
There are a variety of people and facilities that can refer your loved one to receive hospice care, including:  clergy, family, friend or other home care agency and will be admitted under a physician’s direction. An online hospice referral can be conveniently completed through our site.

Hospice is Affordable
Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurances. Caring for your loved one is important without causing a financial burden.

Home Hospice Care in Bethel

Home Hospice Care comes to you, wherever you reside – your home, assisted living residence or skilled nursing facility.We’re dedicated to providing our services through wherever you are most comfortable.

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.

Sometimes our Bethel patients find themselves receiving hospice care in a facility or nursing home that has a contract with Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. We have trained volunteers on hand when caregivers are in need of a break. These volunteers are able to provide companionship to their patients, run errands, and even share special skills such as singing or telling jokes.

Family in park

Inpatient Hospice Care

If your Bethel home is not the best option for your end of life care, Regional Hospice offers inpatient hospice care. Located in Danbury, families and their loved ones will be supported at our state-of-the-art facility and friendly staff.

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)

Gourmet meals are available for whatever you crave. Chef Jonathan LeFebvre and his kitchen staff create positive relationships with our patients that stay at our facility.

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Palliative Care for Bethel Residents 

Our Palliative Home Care Program can provide specialized medical treatments to Bethel patients suffering from advanced illnesses comfortably.

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

Palliative Home Care can be an option for those suffering from serious advanced illnesses. This customized medical care can help patients manage painful symptoms while also providing emotional and spiritual support for families.It is sometimes used with other curative methods as well.

Many Bethel patients who utilize this treatment are homebound or have specific needs.The Palliative Home Care Program can be beneficial for patients seeking specialized treatment.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support for Bethel families whose babies have been diagnosed with a terminal condition or have died. We can accompany families throughout the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance.

Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice care includes visits by healthcare professionals with expertise in perinatal care, instruction in caring for babies at home, and will connect you with any further resources you may need.

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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Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been dedicated to providing comfort and compassion for Bethel patients for over 30 years. Contact us today to talk about your loved ones options with us and start their journey to a more comfortable life.