New Canaan, CT Hospice Care

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

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Home Hospice

Our home hospice care services at your New Canaan home, assisted living residence, or skilled nursing facility for any family member with terminal illness, no matter their age with health, emotional and spiritual support. ​

Inpatient Hospice

Regional Hospice has the only state-of-the-art private suite hospice center amenities, gourmet meals, accommodations for families, care and therapies for your loved one in Connecticut. Our facility is convenietly located in Danbury, CT.

Pediatric Care

We will be there to support you every step of the way for those families with babies and children diagnosed with a terminal condition. Our services include 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 New Canaan

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. New Canaan 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

No matter where you receive our services, whether it is in your New Canaan home or facility or our Center for Comfort Care and Healing, you can always expect accommodative and superior hospice care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 Our staff include physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides, and trainer hospice volunteers. These individuals follow unique care plans created with each patient’s pain management needs and symptom control in mind for specific services including speech, physical, and occupational therapy.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
We understand this is a difficult time, and we will support you and your loved ones by treating your family with kindness, dignity, and serenity. Our work includes symptom and pain management so end-of-life patients can have an improved quality of life.

Comfort Versus Curative
Hospice should be considered when a patient has a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less (such as a disease that has run its normal course) or a child experiencing life-limiting illness. Our mission is to provide your loved one the highest quality of life during their final days.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Hospice care is not strictly available with a doctor’s referral, but is available through a hospital, clergy, family, friend, or other home care agency referral. The patient is admitted under a physician’s direction. Conveniently complete an online hospice referral through our website.

Hospice is Affordable
Most private health insurances in addition to Medicare and Medicaid cover hospice. This can allow you to give your loved one high-quality care without worrying about cost.

Home Hospice Care in New Canaan

No matter where your loved one resides, Home Hospice Care comes to you, whether it is in a 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.

You can expect your hospice care of Regional Hospice to include the services in a skilled nursing/assisted living facility under contract with us. Our trained volunteers can offer services such as giving caregivers a break, providing accompaniment, completing errands, or contribute their skills such as music or integrative/complementary therapies. 

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Inpatient Hospice Care

If your New Canaan home is not the most beneficial option for end-of-life care, we want to know what would make you and your loved ones feel the most comfortable. Our facility located in Danbury, CT offers patients and families hospice care of the highest quality while they are not at home by treating them as unique individuals and supporting their personal needs at our 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)

No matter what type of food you like, Chef Jonathan LeFebvre can create a gourmet meal you will be sure to love. Our kitchen staff is treasured at our facility because they are always open to any request and our food can warm the soul.

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Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support for New Canaan families whose babies have been diagnosed with a terminal condition or have died. We can accompany families throughout the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance. 

For New Canaan families with babies diagnosed with a terminal condition or have passed away, our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs contributes physical, emotional, and spiritual support. We are there for every step of the way: pregnancy, labor, birth, life, and remembrance.

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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Ever since 1983, Regional Hospice has dedicate itself to providing comfort and kindness to those individuals with life-limiting illness and loss. Our mission is to help and support families and their loved ones in New Canaan. Please call us today so we can help.