Newtown, CT Hospice Care

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

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Home Hospice

We provide hospice care at any house throughout Newtown, assisted living residence and skilled nursing facility.

Inpatient Hospice

We offer gourmet foods, private suites, and therapy for patients at our state-of-the-art care facility in Danbury, Connecticut.

Pediatric Care

For terminally ill or deceased children, we offer support and guidance with our 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 Newtown?

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. Newtown 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

The Regional Hospice Center caters to you. Whether inside your Newtown home or facility, or at our home, the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, Regional Hospice provides high quality hospice care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Different people including physicians, social workers, chaplains, registered nurses, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers help patients follow customized 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 understand how emotionally draining this process is. We support you and your loved ones with the compassion, peace and dignity they deserve. We strive to improve their quality of life through symptom and pain management treatment and care.

Comfort Versus Curative

Consider hospice when there is 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. We want to give your loved one the best possible care during their remaining days.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Anyone may request hospice care. A patient may be referred by a hospital, clergy, family, friend or other home care agency and will be admitted under a physician’s direction. An online hospice referral can be conveniently completed through our site.

Hospice is Affordable
Medicare, Medicaid and many private health insurances cover hospice care, which allows you to provide your loved ones with the safe and exceptional care they deserve.

Home Hospice Care in Newtown

It is our mission to provide home hospice care for patients, wherever they may reside.

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 bond with patients by showing off special skills like music or integrative/complementary therapies. They, can also run errands and give our hard working 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

If your Newtown home is not the most comfortable living situation, it’s important you inside out inpatient hospice care program. 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.

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 often become beloved members of a family. His food provides comfort and happiness for families and patients alike.

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Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs provides support and guidance for families who have a child suffering from a terminal illness or have passed. We can accompany families throughout the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance.

Pediatric and Perinatal Hospice Programs arranges visits by healthcare professionals to help parents care for their babies and is alongside them through each phase and challenge throughout the process.

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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Regional Hospice has been devoted to providing exceptional care and comfort for all our Newtown, CT patients and families. Dealing with life-limiting illness and loss is difficult, and we are here to comfort you during your time of need. Reach out to us today.