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Hartford, CT Hospice Care

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has provided patients in the Hartford area with comfort since 1983. We understand the heartache that comes along with any life-limiting illness and offer our patients multiple care options, including: in-home,  palliative care, pediatric care and in-patient hospice care located in Danbury, CT. We provide support for those needing end-of-life care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Home Hospice

Our hospice care is available at your Hartford home, assisted living residence, or nursing facility, regardless of age or illness.

Inpatient Hospice

We offer our patients only the best care, including private suite hospice center amenities and family accommodations located in beautiful Danbury, CT.

Palliative Care

To help your loved one improve and/or manage pain and stress from their advanced illness we provide specialized medical care and treatments.

Pediatric Care

Our youngest patients who come here with terminal conditions are cherished by our staff members and are given medical and loving 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 Hartford

Since 1983 Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has served thousands of individuals and families throughout Connecticut, including those right here in Hartford, live out their remaining time as comfortably as possible.

After years of detailed planning we can now offer our beloved patients with Connecticut’s first and only private suite hospice center, Center for Comfort Care and Healing in CT.

In order to help and assist every patient that enters our lives we are happy to provide our services at our brand new facility in addition to our in-home hospice care.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Our patients and families can take comfort knowing around the clock hospice care is available here at Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide our renowned services to patients in the comfort of their homes or facilities, as well as right here with us at the Center for Comfort Care and Healing.

With a staff full of physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers, we are able to customize treatment plans based off of each patients needs and wishes, and offer occupational, speech, and physical therapy when necessary.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
We understand the difficult time you and your loved one are going through, and we will support and care for them like they were our family. We treat each patient with the utmost compassion, peace, and dignity.

Comfort Versus Curative
When a loved one is presented with a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less, or a child is suffering from a terminal illness, it may be time to start the conversation on end-of-life services. We are here to offer only the best care to your loved one and maintain a certain quality of life while they live out their remaining time with us.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
There are a variety of people and facilities that can refer your loved one to receive hospice care, including: hospitals, clergy and family members, friends, and staff members at other home care agencies. Our patients are admitted under a physician’s direction, and for those looking for a different referral source we offer a hospice form you can fill out online to request care.

Hospice is Affordable
Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurances cover hospice care, reducing some of the financial burden that comes along with end-of-life services, and provides your loved one with quality care.

Home Hospice Care in Hartford

Home Hospice Care will treat and care for you out of the comfort of your own 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.

Sometimes our Hartford patients find themselves receiving hospice care in a facility or nursing home that has a contract with Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. We have trained volunteers on hand when caregivers are in need of a break. These volunteers are able to provide companionship to their patients, run errands, and even share special skills.

Family in park

Inpatient Hospice Care

Sometimes the best care and comfort can be found outside of your loved ones house. We provide exceptional end-of-life care for our Hartford patients at our Inpatient Hospice Center in Danbury, CT. Let us make you and your loved one feel right at home while providing the right medical, spiritual, and emotional support they need.

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 are happy to offer our patients and their families gourmet meals prepared by our exceptional kitchen staff, led by Chef Jonathan LeFebvre. He will never turn down a request and will likely become a friend to you and your family as he’s done with so many others.

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Palliative Care for Hartford Residents

Our experienced staff in our Palliative Home Care Program can administer certain medical treatments to help those suffering from advanced illness live more comfortably.

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 can be an option for those suffering from serious illnesses. This specialized medical care can help patients manage pain and symptoms while teaching loved ones and their families coping methods on how to overcome the challenges of living with a serious illness. It is sometimes used with other curative methods as well.

The Palliative Home Care Program works closely with your loved ones physicians, allowing them more outlets to seek specialized treatments from. Many Hartford patients who utilize this program are either homebound or have specific needs, and is very helpful when symptoms are difficult control.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

With our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Program, Hartford families can seek out physical, emotional, and spiritual support to help them cope with their babies terminal condition or death. Throughout your journey we will provide medical support and psychological guidance from pregnancy to remembrance.

Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice care includes visits by healthcare professionals who specialize in perinatal care, and can guide families on how to care for their baby at home. They will also assist you in connecting with community resources for further 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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Since 1983 Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has served patients in the Hartford area suffering from life-limiting illnesses, providing them and their families with unconditional love, support, and medical care. Contact us today to talk about your loved ones options with us and start their journey to a more comfortable life.