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Guilford, CT Hospice Care

For over 35 years, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has provided comfort and compassion to those who are suffering from loss and life-limiting illnesses. We provide in-home hospice care in your Guilford home as well as in-patient care in Danbury, and palliative and pediatric care throughout the area. We provide compassion, peace and dignity for your loved one in need of end-of-life care, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Home Hospice

Guilford home hospice care can provide your loved one with spiritual, emotional and health support, whether the patient lives in a house, assisted living residence or skilled nursing facility.

Inpatient Hospice

Gourmet meals, hospice care amenities, accomadations for families and care and therapies are just a few things inside of our state-of-the-art private hospice center located in Danbury, CT.

Palliative Care

We help provide a better quality of life for end-of-life patients through specialized medical care and treatments to relieve the patients from difficult symptoms and pain that accompany their illness.

Pediatric Care

We support you through the experience of caring for your babies and children who have been diagnosed with a terminal condition through prenatal and pediatric hospice care.

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 Guilford

Since 1983, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has successfully helped thousands of patients live out their remaining days in the comfort of their own home or nursing care facility with peace and dignity, while supporting their families emotionally and spiritually. Through providing caring, end-of-life services to our Connecticut community, we have made it one of our missions to provide the best care possible to our patients.  

Additionally, we have built Connecticut’s first, and only, brand-new private hospice suite center – the Center for Comfort Care and Healing in CT.

We are not only proud of our decades-long reputation for superior in-home hospice care we are now honored to be able to welcome you into our home as well.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

The Center for Comfort Care and Healing, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care can provide exceptional, convenient hospice care services inside your Guilford home or facility. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our staff including physicians, registered nurses, chaplains and hospice care aides & volunteers follow customized health care plans designed to meet each patient’s needs. We provide pain management and symptom control as well as special services such as speech, physical and occupational therapy.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
We work with symptom and pain management to give your Guilford loved ones the compassion, peace and dignity they deserve, and will support you and your loved ones in this difficult time. We strive to improve the quality of life and achieve new goals in end-of-life patients.

Comfort Versus Curative
If there is a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less (a disease that has run its normal course) or if a child is suffering from a life-limiting illness, consider getting hospice care. We strive to give you and your loved one the highest quality of life before their untimely passing.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
A patient may be referred by a Guilford hospital, clergy, family, friend or other home care agency. Anyone may request hospice care and the patient will be admitted under a physician’s direction. An online hospice referral is conveniently available on our website.

Hospice is Affordable
You can provide high-quality hospice care with Medicare, Medicaid and many private health insurances helping you cover the payment, allowing you to care for your loved one fast.

Home Hospice Care in Guilford

Wherever you reside in Guilford – your home, assisted living residence, or skilled nursing facility – Home Hospice Care comes 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.

Your hospice care may include hospice Care in a skilled nursing/assisted living facility under contract with Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. You can utilize trained volunteers who may be used to give caregivers some rest, provide companionship for the patient and their family, run errands and use some special skills such as music and integrative/complementary therapies.

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Inpatient Hospice Care

For end-of-life care, if your Guilford home is not the best option, what would make you and your loved ones feel most cared for and comfortable? The Center provides patients and their families options for the highest quality hospice care away from home, while supporting their personal needs and respecting their individuality in 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)

Food is a universal language that nurtures warmth and friendship. Gourmet meals are available for whatever you crave. Chef Jonathan LeFebvre and his kitchen staff often become beloved members of a family because his window is always open for requests.

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Palliative Care for Guilford Residents

If your loved one needs to live more comfortably and in less pain from the symptoms of an advanced illness, use our Palliative Home Care Program’s specialized medical care and treatments.

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

For those with serious or advanced illness, Palliative Home Care is an option that integrates expert pain and symptom management to achieve the highest quality of patient care. Sometimes, it is in conjunction with curative treatment.

This program, for Guilford patients who are homebound and who have a skilled need, works in collaboration with the care of physicians while also allowing patients to actively seek specialized treatments. It is especially helpful when symptoms are difficult to control.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs can accompany families throughout the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance for Guilford families whose children have been diagnosed with a terminal condition or have died. We provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support for you and your loved ones in this extraordinarily difficult time.

Through this service we also provide instruction in caring for babies at home, assistance with additional community resources and visits by healthcare professionals with expertise in perinatal care.

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 has been dedicated to providing comfort and compassion for those with life-limiting illness and loss since 1983. We are here to help and support families and their loved ones in Guilford. Please reach out to us.