Fairfield, CT Hospice Care

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

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Home Hospice

For end-of-life care and support in the home, assisted living facilities, and nursing facilities, Regional Hospice offers caring health, emotional, and spiritual support to families and patients in the Fairfield area.

Inpatient Hospice

Our inpatient hospice center, located in Danbury, is the only location in Connecticut to offer private suites for your loved one. We also have accommodations for families and cater delicious meals so you can focus on spending as much time as possible with your loved one.

Pediatric Care

Our pediatric care team offers babies and children with terminal conditions end-of-life care and support. Families of these children can expect to receive compassionate emotional and spiritual support during this time.

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 Fairfield?

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. Fairfield 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 skilled and caring staff offers around-the-clock care in either your home or ours. Whether caring for your loved one in their home, assisted living facility, or our Center for Comfort Care and Healing, you can trust they will receive the best care.

We understand that each patient has unique needs. In addition to pain and symptom management, we can deliver services such as speech, physical, and occupational therapies. We employ a number of professionals including physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides, and trained volunteers.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
Our team at Regional Hospice believes each individual deserves end-of-life care with dignity and compassion. We support families and patients during this time, giving patients the pain and symptom management tools they need to spend some peaceful moments with the ones they love.

Comfort Versus Curative
Our focus in hospice is on allowing the patient and family a semblance of normalcy during the final months of the patient’s life. We work to provide relief from pain and stress for the patient. Those who may want to consider this option are patients whose terminal illness has a prognosis of 6 months or less and children who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Though physicians can certainly refer patients in their care, anyone can request hospice care. We offer an online referral right here on our site for friends, family, clergy, and home care agencies to refer their loved ones within the Fairfield area.

Hospice is Affordable
Whether your health coverage is through a private company, Medicaid, or Medicare, hospice care can be covered.

Home Hospice Care in Fairfield

Our caring team comes to your residence whether it is a Fairfield home, assisted living residence, or 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.

Throughout our region, we have partnered with some assisted living and skilled nursing facilities to offer you trained volunteers in hospice. Some tasks they may perform are running errands, providing companionship, allowing caregivers to take a break, or even to share special skills like music therapy for our patients.

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Inpatient Hospice Care

Sometimes due to difficult to manage or complex symptoms, your home may not be an option for end-of-life care. In these situations, consider The Center for Comfort Care and Healing in Danbury. At our hospice center, we’re able to give care around-the-clock while also maintaining your privacy in a home-like setting.

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 available to take requests for comfort foods you or your loved one may want. Whether you’re in need of a break to gather your thoughts or your loved one has an appetite for a particular food, the kitchen is always open. 

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Perinatal & Pediatric Care

For families whose babies are lost during pregnancy or diagnosed with a terminal condition, we offer a Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Program. Our team is trained to assist your family from pregnancy through birth with the physical, emotional, and spiritual support you need. Your family will be able to make plans for memories of your child and our staff will be there to walk alongside you as you prepare to say goodbye.

Healthcare professionals will meet with families for expert care and advice on caring for your baby at home. Additionally, we’ll offer you contacts and resources within your Fairfield community for further support throughout the grieving process.

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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Regional Hospice has provided Fairfield area families with the compassionate care they deserve while dealing with terminal and serious illnesses. We understand the importance of creating a peaceful end-of-life plan, surrounded by those you love. If you or your loved one is in need of hospice care, we would be honored to walk through this time with you.