On May 5, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty visited Regional Hospice and Home Care’s new Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury to take a tour of the brand new hospice center and meet with patients, families, nurses, volunteers and other staff.
While giving a tour of the 36,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art center, Regional Hospice & Home Care CEO and President Cynthia E. Roy, MS, LCSW, CHA, described its importance to the state. “This is the first and only nonprofit, family focused, all-private-suite hospice center in Connecticut,” she said. “We expect to serve more than 1,000 patients during our first year, many of them children.”
Cynthia E. Roy, CEO and president of Regional Hospice and Home Care, and Rep. Elizabeth Esty on the Healing Hearts Playground outside the Regional Hospice and Home Care Center for Comfort Care & Healing.
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During the visit, family members of patients repeatedly told Esty how “this area really needed this,” and they “don’t know how they would have take care of” their loved ones at home.
“The new facilities at the Regional Hospice and Home Care’s Center for Comfort Care & Healing will go a long way in providing patients and their families the support and comfort they need during the most difficult of times. I enjoyed my visit to the center, and I look forward to Regional Hospice and Home Care’s continued success and positive impact on our community,” said Congresswoman Esty.
“A passing should be sacred. It should be honored. It should be witnessed,” said Roy. “We are hospice workers. We are witnesses to this final sacred moment in someone’s life. We are blessed to help our patients and their families during this deeply personal time.”