Kent, CT Hospice Care

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

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Home Hospice

Emotional, spiritual, and physical support for those in the Kent area who are in need of hospice care at home, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home.

Inpatient Hospice

Our inpatient care has many appealing benefits. Your loved ones will experience a private suite hospice center with many amenities, such as gourmet meals and family accomodations.

Pediatric Care

Families in Kent, CT with children suffering from life shortening diagnoses will receive resolute care and 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 Kent

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. Kent 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

Patients will receive unwavering compassion and support in the comfort of their own home or at our center. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers follow care plans individually designed for each patient. We focus on the individuals symptoms, condition, and pain levels to create a plan of action. We may also suggest certain therapies like speech, physical and occupational.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
During this difficult time, we will always be there to support you and your loved ones by you by being compassionate, peaceful, and treating you with the dignity you and your family deserve. Our work includes symptom and pain management so end-of-life Kent patients can achieve new goals with an improved quality of life.

 Comfort Versus Curative

When a loved one is suffering from a terminal illness we provide unwavering  care to ensure they are experiencing the best quality of life possible.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Anyone may request hospice care, we offer patients an online referral form for their convenience. A patient is typically referred by a hospital, clergy, family, friend or other home care agency and will be admitted under a physician’s orders.

Hospice is Affordable
You won’t have to worry about cost because hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurances, so you can give your loved one high-quality care.

Home Hospice Care in Kent

We are ready to provide you and your loved one with the care and support needed regardless of where you live.

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.

When working with outside of For our Kent patients who are living in a skilled nursing facility or an assisted living home, we establish a comfortable and trusted contract through Regional Hospice. This allows for the visitation and care of our properly trained hospice volunteers. These individuals can provide companionship for our patients, help with various therapy programs, and also provide a break for hard working caregivers.

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Inpatient Hospice Care

For some, staying at home to receive hospice care is no longer an option, this is where we step in with our quality inpatient services. At our Inpatient Hospice Center in Danbury we accommodate our patients and their families while providing top medical care and respecting each patient’s goals. We do everything we can to create a calming and comfortable atmosphere here at The 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 joyous part of the Center. 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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Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs provide you and your children with physical, emotional, and spiritual support. We accompany Kent  families throughout the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance.

Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice care can help provide instruction on caring for your baby at home, connect you with experienced healthcare professionals, and connect you with community resources for further support.

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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For the individuals and families of Kent, CT, Regional Hospice is here to serve you. We provide support, comfort, and peace for our patients at end-of-life times, helping them feel comfortable and improve quality of life.