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Cortland, NY Hospice Care

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been providing comfort, care and compassion to individuals with life-limiting illnesses or those who suffer losses since 1983. Our dedicated caregivers provide in-home or in-patient hospice care as well as palliative care and pediatric care to many individuals and families throughout Greater Cortland.

We not only provide compassion and care but peace and dignity for loved ones in need of end-of-life care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Home Hospice

We provide hospice care, including health care as well as emotional and spiritual support, in your Cortland home, assisted living residence, or in a skilled nursing facility and provide comfort and care to young and old alike.

Inpatient Hospice

Our state of the art facility in Danbury offers private suites, gourmet meals, and accommodations for family members, in addition to care and treatment for loved ones.

Palliative Care

An interdisciplinary approach to specialized medical care and treatments for life-limiting and advanced illnesses with a focus on pain relief as well as mental and physical stress and providing a better quality of life.

Pediatric Care

Support and care for those families with children diagnosed with terminal conditions including prenatal and pediatric hospice care. We provide support that helps family members through their challenging experience.

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 Cortland

Providing compassionate, caring end-of-life services to our Connecticut community including those in Cortland since 1983, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has helped thousands of patients spend their remaining days in the comfort of their own home. Specialized care and treatment is provided to those confined to nursing care facilities also.

Regardless of where patients live their final days, we ensure they enjoy the peace and dignity they so deserve. We also provide specialized emotional and spiritual support to family members.

We have, after years of careful consideration and planning, constructed Connecticut’s first and only, state-of-the-art, private suite hospice center in Danbury, CT, the Center for Comfort Care and Healing. Our center provides loved ones and their families with all the comfort and care as well as healing processes needed.

With this newest construction, we not only take pride in our superior in-home hospice care and treatment, but now we are proud to afford our extraordinary services at our own Danbury private suite hospice center as well.


Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Whether within your own Cortland home, a nursing home facility or within our Center for Comfort Care and Healing, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care takes pride in providing 24/7 hospice care to patients.

Our dedicated physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers follow customized, individual care plans that are designed to meet the individual needs of all patients. Customized care plans include pain management and symptom control as well as special services rendered with regard to speech, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
We provide much needed support to you and your loved ones during a very difficult time in your lives. Services are rendered with the utmost compassion and with a goal of providing peace and dignity to your loved ones. As part of our treatment, we work closely with our end-of-life patients to help achieve new goals and improve their overall quality of life.

Comfort Versus Curative
When a loved one receives a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less, or a child has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, consider our specialized hospice care. We are committed to providing loves ones with an increased quality of life in their final days.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
A referral to our hospice center is not necessary. Anyone may request our hospice care and will be admitted under the care of a physician. Online hospice referrals can be submitted through our website.

Hospice is Affordable
Hospice care needed by your loved ones is covered by Medicare and Medicaid as well as most private health insurance plans. Coverage allows you to provide loved ones with much needed care in their final weeks and days.

Home Hospice Care in Cortland

Home Hospice Care can be administered wherever you live, whether in your Cortland home, in an assisted living community or in 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.

Hospice Care rendered in a skilled nursing home or an assisted living facility is typically performed under contract with Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. Trained volunteers are available to provide companionship, run needed errands, or provide complementary therapies to patients while offering caregivers the break they need from time to time.

Family in park

Inpatient Hospice Care

If you find that end-of-life care administered directly in your Cortland home is not the best option for your loved one, then our Center for Comfort Care and Healing may be your ideal choice. Our Danbury Center provides patients and their families with the highest quality of care away from home. We give focus to the personal needs of all our patients at our Danbury Inpatient Hospice Center.

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)

At the Center, Chef Jonathan LeFebvre and his kitchen support staff provide the highest quality gourmet meals for patients and their families when requested. Chef LeFebvre has been accepted by many as a beloved family member because of his overwhelming concern for patients.

fully furnished room

Palliative Care for Cortland Residents

Our Palliative Home Care Program provides relief from pain to help patients with advanced illnesses live more 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 is often the care of choice by families of those who are suffering from an advanced illness, since it integrates effective pain and symptom management with curative treatment in order to achieve the highest quality of patient care.

The Palliative Home Care Program works in collaboration with your physician’s care and affords patients specialized treatment options. This program is ideal for homebound patients who suffer from uncontrollable pain symptoms and are in desperate need of some type of relief.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

For those Cortland families with babies and young children who have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses or may have recently passed on, our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs provide all the physical, emotional, and spiritual support needed.  We are on hand to help families every step of the way from pregnancy, labor, and birth, to lifespan and even remembrance.

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice care includes not only ongoing healthcare visits and support with perinatal care, but also instructs families on proper at home care of their babies and will also assist with other community 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, since 1983, has been committed and dedicated to providing the utmost care, comfort and compassion to those with life-limiting illnesses and life losses as well. Our caring team of professionals are on staff to help and support Cortland families and their loved ones with all their specialized needs. To learn more about our services, our team and our Danbury in-patient Hospice Care Center, reach out to one of our staff members today.