New Milford Hospice Care

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

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Home Hospice

We can provide hospice care at any house, assisted living residence and skilled nursing facility. We do not discriminate against the types of patients no matter how old, and give them support emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Inpatient Hospice

If your loved one stays in our Danbury hospice center, they will have gourmet meals, comforting luxuries in our private suites, accommodations for families, therapeutic treatments and caring for them.

Pediatric Care

For terminally ill children and other young family members, we offer support and care with prenatal and pediatric hospice care. We make sure they can feel happy and loved in their premature last stage of life.

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 Milford

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 Milford 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

Regional Hospice provides the highest quality and most convenient hospice care services at any day and any time, regardless of whether your loved one is using in-home or in-patient treatment.

Different people including physicians, social workers, chaplains, registered nurses, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers help patients follow individualized health care plans designed for pain management and symptom control. They also work to maintain special services such as speech, physical and occupational therapy.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
We provide support and comfort while you, the patient and your family are going through this turbulent time. We make sure to maintain compassion, peace and dignity in your lives, and work with their situation to improve their quality of life and strive for new goals in the last stage of their lives.

Comfort Versus Curative
Hospice care should be thought about if the patient is a child suffering from a grave illness or if there is a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less, which is when a disease runs its normal course. We want to give your loved one the best possible way to spend their remaining days.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Anyone may request hospice care. Whether your loved one is referred by a New Milford hospital, clergy or through friends and family, an online hospice referral can be completed through our website, and will be admitted under a physician’s direction.

Hospice is Affordable
Medicare, Medicaid and many private health insurances cover hospice care, which allows you to provide them with safe and exceptional care.

Home Hospice Care in New Milford

Whether your loved one lives at home, in assisted living or in a skilled nursing facility, Home Hospice Care will come to you and accommodate your needs.

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.

Trained volunteers are available to show off special skills like music or integrative/complementary therapies. They also provide companionship, can run errands or just give caretakers a break. Your plan may include hospice care in a nursing/assisted living facility under contract with Regional Hospice.

Family in park

Inpatient Hospice Care

For end-of-life care, if your Danbury home is not the best option, what would make you and your loved ones feel most cared for and comfortable? The Center provides patients and their families options for the highest quality hospice care away from home, while supporting their personal needs and respecting their individuality in our Danbury Inpatient Hospice Center.

If you are unable to use your home in New Milford, perhaps the Center for Comfort, Care and Healing can make your loved one feel more comfortable and tended to. It gives the families of patients a variety of options for astounding hospice care quality out of the house, while respecting individual personalities and supporting their needs.

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)

Chef Jonathan LeFebvre and his kitchen staff are always available for request, which can help him and his team bond with you and your loved one. Many people have said they become like part of the family because his food provides comfort and friendship.

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Perinatal & Pediatric Care

For New Milford parents handling the treatment of a terminally ill child or grieving those who lost one, we can assist and present parents with high-quality care and a chance to move forward in an incredibly stressful time. Pediatric and Perinatal Hospice Programs arranges visits by healthcare professionals to help parents care for their babies and accompanies them through the phases and challenges of moving forward without their child. 

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 past 35 years, Regional Hospice has dedicated itself to support New Milford families and their loved ones in one of the most difficult times of their lives. A life-limiting illness is not easy to deal with, and we give them compassion and love for their remaining days.