Palliative Home Care

Serving Greater Danbury & Throughout Connecticut

Our Palliative Home Care Program offers specialized medical care and treatments that allow people to live more comfortably with relief from the symptoms and pain of an advanced illness. This results in better quality of life and plans for your future needs.

Palliative Home Care is an option, for those with serious or advanced illness, that integrates expert pain and symptom management, sometimes in conjunction with curative treatment, to achieve the highest quality of patient care. The Palliative Home Care Program works in collaboration with the care of physicians while allowing patients to actively seek specialized treatments. This program, for patients who are homebound and who have a skilled need, is especially helpful when symptoms are difficult to control.

Home Hospice Care vs. Home Palliative Care

The goal of palliative care is to help people with serious illnesses feel better. It prevents or treats symptoms and side effects of disease and treatment. Palliative care also treats emotional, social, practical, and spiritual problems that illnesses can bring up. The main goal of palliative care is to increase patient’s quality of life.

Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort for patients. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins once the treatment for the disease has stopped. When it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness it is most often offered only when the person is expected to live 6 months or less.

Who Receives Palliative Care?

Palliative care teams specialize in treating patients who suffer from the severe symptoms and stress of serious illnesses. Illnesses we’ve treated at Regional Hospice Include:

  • Various stages & types of cancer
  • Parkinsons
  • Alzheimers /Dementia
  • Kidney failure
  • Head trauma
  • Cardiac disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
What’s Included in Palliative Care

A physical illness affects the mind just as much, if not more than the body. It impacts all areas of that person’s life such as spiritual and emotional state as well as their family members and loved ones.

Physical side effects such as:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Shortness of breath

Some of our treatment options include:

  • 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
  • Integrative therapies
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Support groups & counseling

Regional Hospice is dedicated to providing physical, emotional, and spiritual treatment to aid in the healing process. 
We make sure to always comfort patients as well as their families during this journey.

Checkout our video detailing our palliative care options
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