Bridgewater, CT Hospice Care

A distinguished nonprofit hospice provider since 1983, Regional Hospice walks alongside Bridgewater patients and their loved ones enabling those in our care to focus on what matters: living fully when facing life-limiting illness. Patients of all ages―from babies to adults―in private homes, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in four Connecticut counties benefit from our services. Our Danbury Center for Comfort Care & Healing is the first residential hospice center of its kind in Connecticut, offering all the comforts and amenities of home to patients throughout Bridgewater.

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Home Hospice

Some people find hospice care inconvenient, but Regional Hospice is here to work with your needs and location. Our home hospice care provides assistance at your home, a nursing facility, or assisted living home.

Inpatient Hospice

At our beautiful in-patient facility in Danbury, Bridgewater patients can enjoy a spa, gourmet cooking, and rooms with a balcony.

Pediatric Care

We will be there to support you every step of the way for those families with babies and children diagnosed with a terminal condition. Our services include 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 Bridgewater

Since 1983, Regional Hospice has provided care choices for terminal patients and their families during the sacred end-of-life transition. Our Center for Comfort Care & Healing is the first hospice residence of its kind in Connecticut and is available to anyone in the U.S. Bridgewater residents benefit from 24/7 clinical care in private suites with screened in balconies, wood furnishings and chef-prepared custom meals. The Center replicates the comforts of home, where loved ones can focus on quality time together.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Whether inside your Bridgewater home or facility, or at our home, the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, Regional Hospice provides exceptional, convenient, hospice care services around the clock.

The Regional Hospice center is where patients decide they no longer want to go through curative treatments that are difficult and painful, or that require them to go into a hospital.

Patients may also want to stay home and spend time with those they love while staying in a familiar space.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity

This sensitive time can be difficult for both patients and family members. We offer our complete support and trust, providing unparalleled care for our Bridgewater patients. We seek to minimize pain, provide symptom relief, all with respect to the wishes and goals of our patients.

Comfort versus Curative

Hospice care should be considered when a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less is made, or if a child is suffering from a terminal illness. Our entire staff works closely together to provide a comprehensive plan of care for your loved one.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Hospice care is not strictly available with a doctor’s referral, but is available through a hospital, clergy, family, friend, or other home care agency referral. The patient is admitted under a physician’s direction. Conveniently complete an online hospice referral through our website.

Hospice is Affordable
Regional Hospice aims to give high quality care at an affordable cost. Care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurances at your convenience.

Home Hospice Care in Bridgewater

Whether your loved one lives at home, in assisted living or in a skilled nursing facility, Home Hospice Care will come to you and accommodate your needs.

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 emotional and spiritual support.

When working with outside of home facilities, such as nursing homes and assisted living, we include a contract specifically with Regional Hospice. This allows for trained volunteers to help in the care process. Our volunteers seek to improve the quality of life for our patients, providing companionship, sharing talents, running errands, and more.

Family in park

Inpatient Hospice Care

Our inpatient care center open our doors to patients who find their Bridgewater home will not be the most comfortable setting for their end of life care. We provide our patients and their families with options for the highest quality hospice care away from home. Our care center amenities are made to make guests and families feel as comfortable as possible.

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 often become beloved members of a family because his window is always open for requests.

fully furnished room

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our health care specialists are dedicated to provide your terminally-ill child with special care, that will cease their fears and block out their pain. We can accompany and comfort families throughout the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance.

Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice care combines the access to expert healthcare professionals, with special instruction on caring for your baby at home. We can also provide information on local resources for our Bridgewater families in 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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For the past 35 years, Regional Hospice has dedicated itself to supporting Bridgewater families and their loved ones in one of the most difficult times of their lives. A life-limiting illness is not easy to deal with, and we give them compassion and love for their remaining days.