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Branford, CT Hospice Care

Residents across the state, including those right here in Branford, have been able to find comforting support here at Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. We offer our patients both in your Branford home and at our Danbury in-patient hospice care center, along with palliative care and pediatric care for anyone suffering from an advanced illness.

Our patients can receive our care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We understand that pain and symptoms can flare up at any hour of the day and we do our best to provide exceptional accommodations.

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

Home Hospice

Hospice care in Branford at your home, assisted living residence, or skilled nursing facility for anyone suffering from an advanced illness, despite their age or condition. We provide physical, spiritual, and emotional support.

Inpatient Hospice

We offer Connecticut’s one and only private suite hospice center in Danbury to our patients and their families. Experience high end care with gourmet meals and specialized therapies.

Palliative Care

Through specialized medical care and treatments we can help patients control their pain and symptoms that can result from their life-limiting illness. We try to help each patient obtain a high quality of life.

Pediatric Care

Support and love for those whose babies or children have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. We will help you throughout each step with our prenatal and pediatric hospice care.

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 Branford

Since 1983 Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has supported patients and their families through end-of-life care with dignity, respect, and compassion. We provide emotional, spiritual, and physical care for those suffering from life-limiting illnesses. We can come to you in your Branford home or invite you into our inpatient facility in Danbury.

After careful planning over the last few years, we are proud to offer patients Connecticut’s only private suite hospice center, the Center for Comfort Care and Healing in CT.

It has been an honor to help those in need of hospice care in the comfort of their own homes, and now we can provide our services in our home as well.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

We are here to provide you with convenient hospice care inside your Branford home or facility with the Center for Comfort Care and Healing. Regional Hospice and Palliative Care provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers follow customized care plans designed to help with pain and symptom management. We also offer additional services such as speech, physical and occupational therapy.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity

Our entire staff works closely with each patient, providing them with care, peace, and respect. We work to control symptoms and manage pain, doing our best to offer exceptional end-of-life care and help patients achieve new goals and improve the quality of life.

 

Comfort Versus Curative

Hospice care is recommended when there is a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less or if a child is suffering from a life-limiting illness. Our entire staff works hard to improve their quality of life during their end-of-life care.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary

A patient may be referred by a hospital, clergy, family, friend or other home care agency and will be admitted under a doctor’s orders. Anyone can request our services, we have an online hospice referral on our website for your convenience.

Hospice is Affordable

Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurances, letting your loved one receive quality care.

Home Hospice Care in Branford

Home Hospice Care can come to your Branford home, assisted living residence or skilled nursing facility.

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.

We have skilled nursing/assisted living facilities under contract with Regional Hospice and Palliative Care letting more patients receive our services. Trained volunteers can takeover when caregivers need a break. They can provide companionship, run errands, or share special skills like music and integrative/complementary therapies.

Family in park

Inpatient Hospice Care

If your Branford home becomes an unfit place to care for your loved one you have the option to bring them into our home to our Inpatient Hospice Center in Danbury. The Center provides patients and their families quality accommodations, gourmet meals, and endless support. We always keep our patients wishes and goals in mind while caring for them.

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)

Chef Jonathan LeFebvre and his kitchen staff can take requests from both our patients and their families, we know that food can bring comfort and fond memories to our patients and we are happy to offer such quality meals everyday.

fully furnished room

Palliative Care for Branford Resident

Our Palliative Home Care Program offers our Beacon Falls patients specialized medical care and treatments. The goal of this program is to relieve the pain and symptoms that can accompany an advanced illness.

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 patients suffering from a serious or advanced illness. It uses pain and symptom management in conjunction with curative treatments to increase the patients quality of life.

The Palliative Home Care Program collaborates with top physicians while keeping an open line of communication with the patient so they can try other specialized treatments when needed. We recommend this care for those who are homebound with a special skill, and have symptoms that are difficult to control.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support for Branford families whose babies have been diagnosed with a terminal condition or have died. We provide a line of support from pregnancy to remembrance.

Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice care includes visits by healthcare professionals with perinatal experience, instruction in caring for babies at home, and help reaching out to local resources.

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 helped patients throughout the Branford area find peace and comfort during their end-of-life care. We assist anyone, regardless of age or condition, who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. Let us lend a hand to help you and your family during this time. Call us today for more information.