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Darien, CT Hospice Care

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been serving the Darien, CT area with compassionate care since 1983. Hospice services can be either in-home or in-patient at our Danbury location. Our caring staff provides support and care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so we are here when you need us.

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Home Hospice

Our skilled and compassionate team can support your loved one with end-of-life health care and pain management while offering emotional and spiritual support in your loved one’s home, nursing facility, or assisted living residence.

Inpatient Hospice

Connecticut’s only private hospice suites are located in Danbury, CT. While our staff cares for your loved one, your family may stay in our comfortable on-site accommodations which offer delicious meals, allowing you to spend your time focusing on the one you love.

Palliative Care

The focus of palliative care is to allow patients more comfort and a better quality of life while dealing with a serious or life-threatening illness. Our staff provides pain relief and therapies to help patients cope with their diagnosis.

Pediatric Care

Families who are grappling with a terminal illness of a child or baby can expect a compassionate health, emotional and spiritual support during this time. Our services are offered regardless of age to Darien area residents

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 Darien

Our Regional Hospice and Palliative Care team has been caring for Darien area residences with terminal illnesses at their residences since 1983. We are a team of compassionate, caring professionals who believe that each person deserves dignified and peaceful end-of-life care. In addition to skilled medical support, we offer families emotional and spiritual support.

We also have recently built our Center for Comfort Care and Healing in CT, the only private suite hospice center in the state. We offer advanced technologies and therapies designed to bring comfort to your loved one.

Darien area residents have been served for decades by our hospice team. Now, we are able to offer advanced technologies in s new way for those who need hospice care in a medical facility.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Our caring staff tends to our patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you will always be supported. Both in our Center for Comfort Care and Healing and in your residence, our team offers the support needed.

In addition to pain and symptom control, our skilled staff can provide special services such as speech and occupational therapy when needed. Each patient has unique needs and we work to meet those. Our team consists of many professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides, and trained volunteers.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
The team at Regional Hospice and Palliative Care believes patients deserve to spend their end-of-life pain free and with dignity. We offer a respite to family caregivers and allow patients peaceful time to cherish with their loved ones.

Comfort Versus Curative
Hospice care is a holistic approach focused on relieving symptoms and stress on the patient while controlling the disease. Hospice is available to those whose terminal illness has a prognosis of 6 months or less and children with a life-limiting illness.of 6 months or less and children who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Online hospice referrals may be completed by anyone including family, friends, and clergy through our website. Hospitals, physicians, and home care agencies can, of course, refer patients in the Darien, CT area as well.

Hospice is Affordable
Most private health insurances, Medicaid, and Medicare cover some or all of the costs of hospice care.

Home Hospice Care in Darien

Whether you are located in a Darien home, assisted living residence, or skilled nursing facility, our home hospice care team will come to you.

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.

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has partnered with some skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. These locations are under contract with us to offer support such as caregiver respite, companionship, running errands, and sharing special skills and therapies.

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Inpatient Hospice Care

If your loved one’s Darien home is not an option for the end-of-life care he or she needs, our Center for Comfort Care and Healing is a home-like setting with around-the-clock, compassionate care. We understand how precious your final days are with your loved one and give you the privacy you need to spend them together. Our lovely facility located in scenic Danbury, CT offers love and care for you and your loved one.  

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 are able to recreate a favorite dish you or your loved one may be craving. The kitchen is open to requests and each meal is served with love.

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Palliative Care for Darien Residents

Our Palliative Home Care Program focuses on relieving pain and symptoms of patients diagnosed with chronic or serious illnesses. Often combined with curative treatment efforts, palliative care can help patients to live more comfortably 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

Medical care and treatments are offered by skilled and highly qualified professional staff to improve the patient’s quality of life.

Homebound patients with difficult to control pain or symptoms are good candidates for our Palliative Home Care Program. We come directly to your Darien, CT location and collaborate with your physician to provide caring, personalized treatment plans.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

We offer support to Darien families who have lost babies during pregnancy and whose children have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses. Throughout pregnancy, labor, and birth, and life, we offer medical, emotional, and spiritual support in our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs. Our team will come alongside your family as you choose ways to honor the child you’ve lost.

Our skilled pediatric and perinatal health care professionals will be available for perinatal care and advice on caring for your newborn at home. Our team can also recommend resources within the Darien community to help you in this difficult time.

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

Since 1983, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been providing end-of-life care for those in the Darien area and allowing families the ability to embrace their remaining time together with peace and dignity. It would be our honor to support your family in its time of need.