Elmsford, NY Hospice Care

A distinguished nonprofit hospice provider since 1983, Regional Hospice walks alongside Elmsford 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― benefit from our in-patient 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 Elmsford.

Providing comfort, care and compassion to those with life-limiting illnesses since 1983, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been recognized for our top of the line in-home and in-patient hospice care. We also provide superior palliative care and pediatric care to patients and families throughout Elmsford and the surrounding towns.

Providing end of life care 24/7, we take pride in affording our many patients the compassion, peace and dignity need and deserve in their final days.

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Home Hospice

Home hospice care includes health care, as well as emotional and spiritual support to patients in their Elmsford homes as well as those in assisted living residences, or in skilled nursing facilities.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is provided for life-limiting and advanced illnesses. Here at Regional Hospice we use an interdisciplinary approach to care and treatment for pain relief as well as mental and physical stress.

Pediatric Care

For those families with terminally ill children, we take pride in providing prenatal and pediatric hospice care and our team is dedicated to helping families on their very challenging journey.

Home Hospice

Home hospice care includes health care, as well as emotional and spiritual support to patients in their Elmsford homes as well as those in assisted living residences, or in skilled nursing facilities.

Inpatient Hospice

For in-patient hospice care and treatment our state-of-the-art facility in Danbury is equipped with private suites as well as accommodations for family members and even gourmet meals for patients and their families.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is provided for life-limiting and advanced illnesses. Here at Regional Hospice we use an interdisciplinary approach to care and treatment for pain relief as well as mental and physical stress.

Pediatric Care

For those families with terminally ill children, we take pride in providing prenatal and pediatric hospice care and our team is dedicated to helping families on their very challenging journey.

Our Patients’ Stories

Beverly Dieringer

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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 Elmsford?

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. Elmsford 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.

Since 1983, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been providing superior end-of-life care to all our Elmsford patients and many patients in the surrounding towns. Our specialized care and treatment assists thousands of hospice patients when it comes to enjoying a better quality of life while in the comfort of their own homes or confined to a nursing home or even an assisted living residence.

Whether in their Elmsford home, at a nursing home or in an assisted living community, patients, when in their final days, are able to embrace the peace and dignity they deserve while our team of professionals provides emotional and spiritual support to their family members.

Today we take tremendous pride in our newly designed and constructed private suite Hospice Center located in Danbury, CT. Our Center for Comfort Care and Healing is not only state of the art, but is designed to provide your loved ones with all the comfort, compassion and care they need.

Our Center for Comfort Care and Healing allows us to provide the same superior care and treatment we provide patients in the confines of their own Elmsford homes, within the walls of our newly constructed Danbury Hospice Center that is equipped with private suites and additional family accommodations.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care provides care and treatment 24 hours per day, 7 days per week regardless of where treatment is rendered.

Our dedicated physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers provide customized treatment options that meet the individual needs of our many patients and may include pain management, symptom control, speech therapy as well as physical and occupational therapies.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
Compassion, peace and dignity are the primary goals of our team of dedicated caregivers. We strive to provide treatment plans that help to improve the overall quality of life for end-of-life patients.

Comfort Versus Curative
A terminal prognosis of 6 months or less or a child diagnosed with a life-limiting illness deserves specialized hospice care that allows patients to experience a quality end of life. Regional Hospice and Palliative Care does just that.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
There are no referrals needed for Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, but referrals can be submitted online. Anyone who requests our hospice care will be admitted under the care of one of our many caring physicians.

Hospice is Affordable
Most private health insurance plans as well as Medicare and Medicaid provide Hospice care coverage for your loved ones giving you the peace of mind needed that they can and will receive the specialized Hospice care they need.

Home Hospice Care in Elmsford

Our hospice care can be administered anywhere you choose, whether your Elmsford home, a nursing home or an assisted living community. We come to you, wherever you are.

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 other insurances.
  • Special services like speech, physical and occupational therapy are available for patients.
  • Our support line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for symptom management as well as medications and equipment and emotional and spiritual support.

Skilled nursing homes or assisted living facilities typically contract with Regional Hospice and Palliative Care when providing hospice care. Caregivers and trained volunteers provide everything a patient needs from companionship and running errands, to complementary therapies such as music.

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Inpatient Hospice Care

We have many families who are not comfortable with in-home care. For these families we are proud to offer inpatient hospice care at our newly constructed Center for Comfort Care and Healing. If you are not comfortable receiving needed treatment in your Elmsford home then surely our Danbury Inpatient Hospice Center may be the ideal solution for you. At our Hospice Center we provide patients with the highest quality of hospice care away from home and our team is committed to meeting all the individual needs of our patients.

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
  • Complimentary therapies (massage, Reiki, music & Pet Partner program)

Chef Jonathan LeFebvre and his culinary team provide gourmet meals for patients and their families. Chef LeFebvre, to many of our hospice families, is looked upon as a beloved family member because of both his dedication and caring commitment to end-of-life patients and their families.

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Palliative Care for Elmsford Residents

Our Palliative Home Care Program is specifically designed to provide pain relief to patients and to help them live out the remainder of their lives in comfort.

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 an ideal option for those suffering from an advanced illness because it provides patients with the highest quality of care.

The Palliative Home Care Program works in collaboration with your physician’s care and is ideal for in-home patients who suffer with consistent pain and are looking for relief from the pain.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs offer Elmsford families with babies or children diagnosed with life-limited illnesses physical, emotional and spiritual support. Our caring staff is on board to assist families by providing comfort and care during pregnancy, labor, birth, life and even loss and remembrance.

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice specialized care and treatment includes healthcare visits and ongoing support with perinatal care. It also helps to guide and teach families about proper at home care for their babies or children and offers assistance with other available 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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The team at Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been providing specialized care and comfort, as well as treatment and compassion to those diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses since 1983. We have also provided comfort and guidance to those family members suffering from the loss. For more information about Regional Hospice and Palliative Care or to learn more about our Danbury in-patient Hospice Care Center be sure to reach out to one of our team members today.