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Hamden, CT Hospice Care

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has proudly served the Hamden community since 1983. We treat each patient with dignity and compassion providing them both in-home and in-patient care along with palliative and pediatric care. The in-patient service is only provided in the Danbury location. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for those in the Hamden area and further. Our staff members are all qualified and professionally trained to treat patients with peace and respect.

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Home Hospice

Hospice care in your Hamden home, assisted living facility, or nursing home for those suffering from life-limiting illnesses, no matter their age. We provide care through medical, emotional, and spiritual support.

Inpatient Hospice

With Connecticut’s one-and-only renowned private suite hospice center, we are proud to offer our patients with gourmet meals, comfortable accommodations, and advanced therapies.

Palliative Care

An approach that combines prevention and relief from symptoms for those suffering from life-limiting illnesses, in the hopes of a better quality of life for the patient.

Pediatric Care

We are here to support your baby and your entire family through this difficult experience. Our prenatal and pediatric hospice care is centered around proving medical and emotional support.

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 Hamden 

We have been serving our beloved Hamden patients and those all throughout the state here at Regional Hospice and Palliative Care since 1983. By providing a strong support system for your loved one they are able to find relief and comfort from one of our professional staff members. We help them through their end-of-life care always keeping their wishes as our priority.

 

We have built Connecticut’s first state-of-the-art private suite hospice center, the Center for Comfort Care and Healing. We are proud to provide such comfortable accommodations to our patients and their families.

 

After creating a strong reputation with our in-home hospice care we are thrilled to build a new one with our beautiful in-patient center.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We understand that pain doesn’t stop after regular business hours, there will always be a professional staff member there to help your loved one. We can welcome you into our home in Danbury, the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, or come to you at your Hamden home or facility.

 

We have a full staff of registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, trained volunteers, and hospice care aides that follow each patient’s individualized care plan. Everyone has different needs, different therapies, and different wishes, we treat each patient with respect and provide care as requested.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
By providing exceptional care and emotional counsel to both our patients and their families we are able to help those dealing with life-limiting illnesses. Each of our staff members has a compassionate soul and will treat your loved one with dignity and care.

Comfort Versus Curative
Hospice care should be considered when a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less has been given, or when a child is diagnosed with an advanced illness. We are here to keep them comfortable and provide companionship for them during this time.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Though our patients are admitted to us under the direction of a doctor, anyone can request our care. Some are referred to us by friends, family, hospitals, medical facilities, clergy, or other agencies. We have a convenient online referral form that can be filled out right here on our website.

Hospice is Affordable
Don’t let money technicalities interrupt time that should be spent with your loved one. Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private health insurances.

Home Hospice Care in Hamden

Whether you live at your home in Hamden, in an assisted living residence, or nursing home we can come to you will our skilled workers and expert care.

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.

For some patients our services will be received through a skilled nursing/assisted living facility under contract with Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. We staff trained volunteers who can step in for caregivers and run errands, provide companionship, and share special skills like music and integrative therapies.

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Inpatient Hospice Care

We strive to keep our patients comfortable, for some this can be achieved in their own homes, but for others who can no longer stay at home we can offer our inpatient services at our Danbury Inpatient Hospice Center. We treat your loved one exactly how you would treat them, with respect, care, and empathy.

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)

We believe that food can truly be a source of comfort, and our chef, Jonathan LeFebvre and his kitchen staff are here to cook up customized meals for you and your family with care, passion, and love.

The in-patient care is only located in the Danbury location.

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Palliative Care for Hamden Residents

We offer patients our Palliative Home Care Program which provides those in need with individualized medical care and treatments, ultimately decreasing pain and symptoms that can arise from advanced illnesses.

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

Our Palliative Home Care is best for those who can benefit from pain and symptom management with curative treatments in order to reach their optimal level of health.

 

The Palliative Home Care Program uses a multidisciplinary approach, working with physicians to allow patients to try new treatments that can help reduce their symptoms. We recommend this program to patients who are homebound and have a specific need.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

With extreme love and respect for our youngest patients, our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs can provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support for our Hamden families who are affected by this heartbreaking time. Our staff will be a source of help and comfort throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, life, and remembrance.

 

Through our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice care, families can find useful community resources, learn instruction on caring for their baby at home, and further perinatal care information.

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 helping patients in Hamden and throughout Connecticut since 1983, with such experience in the end-of-life care industry we have become leaders and continue to exceed our patients expectations. We are here to help you and your loved one navigate this difficult time with peace, care, and compassion. Call us today to learn more.