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New Haven County, CT Hospice Care

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been providing in-home and inpatient hospice care in our Danbury facility, as well as pediatric care and palliative care, for the past 35 years for New Haven families whose loved ones have a terminal illness.

Treating each patient with respect, compassion, and care, our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Do you have a question? Reach out, we can help.

Home Hospice

We offer home hospice care from our skilled nursing facility or assisted living residence for anyone in need. No matter how old the patient is, they deserve as much support as they can get spiritually, mentally and healthily.

Inpatient Hospice

Connecticut’s only private suite hospice center, providing patients and their families gourmet meals, expert therapies, and comfortable accommodations located in Danbury, CT.

Palliative Care

To help our patients live as comfortable as possible we offer custom medical care and treatments that aim to improve the quality of life and reduce the pain and symptoms that can accompany a terminal illness.

Pediatric Care

We provide support and comfort for our New Haven County families going through the process of having a child. Our prenatal and pediatric hospice care provides assistance throughout the entire journey.

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 Haven County

Regional Hospice has offered exceptions hospice and palliative care to patients in need for over 30 years. We want to make our patients in-home and inpatient care feel special and cared for as well as supporting the families who are going through this difficult time.

We have also built the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, Connecticut’s first and only private suite hospice center located in Danbury, CT. After decades of our good reputation as in-house carers, we open our doors to those in need.

We provide our New Haven County, CT patients with inpatient comprehensive care at our state-of-the-art facility in Danbury. We can’t wait to welcome you into our beautiful home.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care provides convenient and reputable hospice care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at your New Haven County home, nursing facility, or at our home, the Center for Comfort Care and Healing.

Speech, physical and occupational therapy are just some of the special services we provide to our patients. Physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers follow custom, personalized care plans to meet their needs for pain management and symptom control.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
We work with symptom and pain management so patients reaching the end of their lives can enjoy themselves for a little bit longer. We support you and your family during this difficult time and treat the patient with compassion, peace and dignity.

Comfort Versus Curative

We offer comfort and support for patients suffering from 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. It is our mission to treat your loved ones with respect during their final days.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Though anyone can request our hospice services, patients are admitted under a doctor’s orders, and are often referred by a hospital, clergy, family, friend or other home care agency. We offer an online hospice referral form on our website.

Hospice is Affordable
Hospice care should be affordable for everyone. At Regional Hospice and Palliative Care treats most major private insurance such as Medicare and Medicaid.

Home Hospice Care in New Haven County, CT

Whether your loved one lives in a house, assisted nursing residence or skilled nursing facility, we want to make sure patients are comfortable, wherever that may be.

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 may receive our hospice care from a skilled nursing home or assisted living facility under contract with Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. We provide trained volunteers who can give caregivers a break when needed. These compassionate volunteers can help with daily activities and errands, provide companionship, and share special skills.

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Inpatient Hospice Care

We understand the difficulties that can follow a terminal diagnosis. If your home is not the best place for your care, we welcome you into our home. The Inpatient Hospice Center in Danbury, CT offers an expertise staff who work hard to create a comfortable environment for your loved one, respecting their wishes and treating them with respect and peace while providing them quality end-of-life care. 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 an excellent way to make people feel loved. In our kitchen, our head Chef Jonathan LeFebvre and his kitchen staff cook our patients any food they desire.
fully furnished room

Palliative Care for New Haven County Residents

Our Palliative Home Care Program allows people to live more comfortably with relief from the symptoms and pain of an advanced illness through specialized medical care and treatments for patients in New Haven County.

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

Anyone suffering from a serious illness can benefit from Palliative Home Care. We combine pain and symptom management, sometimes with curatives treatments, to help patients feel comfortable.

The Palliative Home Care Program works in collaboration with the care of physicians while allowing patients to actively seek their specialized treatments when symptoms are are interrupting one’s quality of life.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support for New Haven families whose babies have been diagnosed with a terminal condition or have died. We help families go through the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance with care and compassion.

Assisting with additional community resources, caring for babies at home, and perinatal care, are just several of the practices our healthcare professional team takes pride in.

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 has helped hundreds of patients across New Haven County. Our entire staff treats our patients with kindness and compassion, call us today for more information on our services.