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Stratford, CT Hospice Care

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is your trusted partner for terminal illness and conditions. Caring for our patients is top priority in everything that we do, and it has been since our beginning in 1983. With over 25 years of service, we have been able to provide Stratford and surrounding Connecticut cities with exceptional and professional care for both individuals and their loved ones. We are available 24 hours a day for 7 days a week.

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Home Hospice

Our hospice care can come directly to your Stratford home. If you are located in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or other residency, our services can accommodate.

Inpatient Hospice

Regional Hospice offers our Stratford patients the only available inpatient center for hospice care, complete with unique therapy programs and family services.

Palliative Care

Our palliative treatments are designed around individualized medical care for patients with long-lasting symptoms to help relieve pain.

Pediatric Care

For your young children or babies, our pediatric care is a trusted choice for the Stratford area. We support both the child and the family during the whole process.

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 Stratford

The foundation of Regional Hospice and Palliative Care was built on serving our patients and helping them during this difficult time. Our services are created to aid in improving their quality of life, supporting their family members, all with compassion, understanding, and dignity.

 To fulfill our mission of serving our Stratford patients in the best way possible, we developed Connecticut’s very first inpatient private suite hospice center. Titled the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, it is a new and improved experience for hospice patients.

We give our most dedicated attention to every service we provide. This includes our in-home hospice care, as well as our inpatient care. Wherever we serve you, you can count on quality care.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Our professional and exceptional services are available throughout Stratford all around the clock. 24/7, whenever you need our assistance, we are there for you. These services are available to all of our patients — in-home, inpatient, palliative, and pediatric.

 In order to accomplish our mission of providing the best service for our Stratford patients, our teams are comprised of expert and committed individuals. These teams are made up of physicians, registered nurses, social workers, and more to help with pain control and life quality. Trained volunteers also help with therapy programs where appropriate.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
Regional Hospice and Palliative Care takes great pride in the services offered, including full familial support. We make sure there is peace and comfort for all we help serve. We also strive to help our patients achieve goals and improvements they would like to see. All of our services are provided with the utmost understanding.

Comfort Versus Curative
We generally suggest hospice consideration when there is a terminal prognosis or a life-limiting illness, specifically with a diagnosis of 6 months of less. This can be a difficult time, which is why we provide the highest quality of living for your loved ones during this period.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Regional Hospice tries to make its services available to anyone and as convenient as possible. Hospice care requests can come from anyone — family, friends, hospital, clergy. We even offer an online referral system through our website for a simple referral process.

Hospice is Affordable
Our services would not be the trusted choice for Stratford without being affordable for our patients. Our hospice care is covered by most private health insurance policies, including Medicaid and Medicare.

Home Hospice Care in Stratford

We provide exceptional and respectable hospice care all throughout Stratford. Wherever our patients are, whether that’s in home, at an assisted living residence, or other, we are there to serve.

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.

When we work with our patients who are living in an assisted living home or other nursing facility, we typically develop a contract through Regional Hospice and Palliative Care to oversee the program and development more carefully. This usually includes involving properly trained volunteers to aid local caregivers.

Family in park

Inpatient Hospice Care

With terminal conditions or life-limiting illnesses, we believe it is important for patients to experience the most care and comfort they can. That is what led us to develop our very own Center for Comfort Care and Healing. This inpatient hospice suite provides professional and exceptional care away from home with the same physical and emotional support as all of our other services.

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)

One of our unique elements of our Center for Comfort Care and Healing is the dining plan. Our delicious and gourmet meals are prepared by Chef Jonathan LeFebvre and his expert kitchen staff. They believe in providing nourishing and warming meals for all of our patients.

fully furnished room

Palliative Care for Stratford Residents

Chronic pain and symptoms related to developing illnesses are addressed and treated through our Palliative Home Care Program. We apply individualized medical treatments to give comfort for each of our Stratford patients.

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

The Palliative Home Care Program is set up through Regional Hospice as a service to decrease pain from symptoms. We manage the pain with professional treatments, all designed to provide comfort for our patients.

Through the help and program-development of trained physicians, specialized treatments are used for our palliative program patients. It can help patients experience relief from pain, particularly for illnesses with hard to control symptoms.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

For Stratford families who are have a child with a terminal condition or have experience a loss of a baby, our Pediatric and Perinatal Hospice Program is here to provide you with understanding support. We stand by our families through the entire process, from pregnancy to birth and beyond.

Our Pediatric and Perinatal care is usually overseen by perinatal professionals with exceptional expertise in healthcare. They are trained in caring for young children and infants at home, combining this care with local resources.

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 and Palliative Care has been the trusted service-provider for terminal conditions. We provide support for our Stratford patients 24/7, giving them the most comfortable service at all times.