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Bristol, CT Hospice Care

Since 1983 Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has provided patients and their families with expert care and supporting love. With in-home care, in-patient care, palliative care, and pediatric care we serve patients throughout the Bristol area no matter their specific needs. We offer state of the art,loving in patient hospice care located in Danbury. We provide compassion and respect for your loved one in need of end-of-life care, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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Home Hospice

We provide hospice care at your home, assisted living residence, or nursing facility for those of any age with an incurable illness.

Inpatient Hospice

We provide our Bristol patients with top care and gourmet meals at our world-renowned hospice center located in Danbury. Our patients receive therapy and medical care in our private suites.

Palliative Care

With specialized medical care for those with accelerated illnesses, patients can receive relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.

Pediatric Care

We provide only the best care and support for families whose babies or children are diagnosed with a terminal illness or condition.

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 Bristol

Since 1983 Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has provided medical and emotional care to those throughout Connecticut. We continue to help patients ease their symptoms and create a comfortable life while they live out their time with us.

Not only do we provide expert medical staff and tailored treatment plans, we also offer Connecticut’s one and only advanced private suite hospice center, Center for Comfort Care and Healing in CT.

We want our Bristol patients to be as comfortable as possible, and it may turn out they find that comfort right here with us in one of our private suites.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

For our Bristol patients who are at home or a facility, or at our home, the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care provides expert and quality hospice care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With a variety of physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers we are able to tailor treatment plans to each individual patient based on their needs and wishes. We customize pain management and symptom control services, providing speech, physical, and occupational therapy when needed.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
Take comfort in knowing that our entire staff will treat you and your loved one with compassion, peace,and dignity. We tailor our treatment plans to each patient allowing them to reach new goals while maintaining a certain level of comfort and quality of life.

Comfort Versus Curative
We recommend considering hospice care when a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less is presented to your loved one, or if a child is suffering from a life-limiting illness. While with us, we will treat you and your loved one with only the best care and support during their time with us.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
It is not necessary to have a referral to receive our hospice services, though you may find yourself referred by a hospital, clergy, family member, friend, or other agency and can be admitted under a doctor’s orders. In addition, we offer future patients an online hospice referral which can be found on our website.

Hospice is Affordable
Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurances, allowing your loved one to receive the best quality care.

Home Hospice Care in Bristol

Home Hospice Care is available wherever you are, whether at home, an assisted living residence, or a 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.

For some patients your hospice care will occur in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility that is contracted with Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. We have trained and loving volunteers who provide backup for caregivers. They are available to run errands for patients, provide comfort and bond over special skills like music or integrative therapy.

Family in park

Inpatient Hospice Care

For some patients, at home care isn’t the best option, which is why we are happy to offer your loved one our Inpatient Hospice Center. We care for those all over Connecticut, including patients right here in Bristol. We maintain a high level of quality and care, striving to make you and your loved one feel right at home, conveniently located in Danbury, CT.

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)

No matter what you crave, our beloved chef Jonathan LeFebvre and his staff can whip it up with flavor and love. We know food can be a great source of comfort for our patients and their families so never hesitate to put in a request, you won’t be let down!

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Palliative Care for Bristol Residents

For patients suffering from a serious illness we can offer our Palliative Home Care Program where they can gain a degree of relief from symptoms and pain associated with their 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 is for individuals suffering from serious illnesses. This specialized medical care treats pain and symptoms, provides an extra layer of support, and sometimes is even used with curative treatments.

The Palliative Home Care Program works alongside our physicians treatment, which allows patients to continually receive customized care plans. This program is extremely useful for any patients that are homebound or need special medical help.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs help families, whose babies have a terminal condition or have passed, cope throughout the entire journey. We provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to our Bristol families from pregnancy to bereavement.

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice care includes visits by healthcare professionals specialized in perinatal care, along with advice on caring for babies at home, and assistance finding and connecting with community resources and outlets.

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

We have been proud to serve patients in the Bristol area since 1983 here at Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. Our dedicated staff helps you and your loved one manage pain and receive only the best service when it comes to end-of-life care. We are here to answer any questions and walk you through the entire process, please contact us today for further information.