Darien, CT Hospice Care

A distinguished nonprofit hospice provider since 1983, Regional Hospice walks alongside Darien 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 Darien.

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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.

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

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. Darien 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

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 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 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.

fully furnished room

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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Since 1983, Regional Hospice 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.