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Washington, CT Hospice Care

Families in Washington have been trusting Regional Hospice and Palliative Care with providing the support and compassionate care their loved ones need since 1983.  Hospice services can be either in-home or in-patient at our Danbury location. Our partners are available to support your loved one and family 24 hours a day.


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Home Hospice

Our skilled staff offers hospice care in patients’ homes, nursing facilities, and assisted living residences. We support your loved ones and family in areas of health, emotional, and spiritual comfort regardless of the patient’s age.

Inpatient Hospice

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care of Danbury, CT offers the only private suite hospice center, giving your families the privacy they need to cherish remaining memories with your loved ones.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is designed to support and relieve pain for those dealing with a serious or life-threatening illness diagnosis. Our team can provide support and comfort measures to increase the patient’s quality of life.

Pediatric Care

We care for and support the children and babies and with terminal conditions and their families through our prenatal and pediatric hospice care program. ​We offer emotional and spiritual support, as well as medical support.

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 Washington

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been serving the Washington, CT area since 1983 because we believe each person deserves to live their last days with dignity. We understand the importance of cultivating a peaceful environment for those in end-of-life care within their own homes or nursing facility. Our compassionate staff is there for your family to be the emotional or spiritual support needed during this time.

 

Our Center for Comfort Care and Healing is new and the only private suite hospice care center in Connecticut. Here, we offer the same personalized and compassionate care with the advanced technology available to us in a medical facility. Because of this new facility, we’re now able to offer compassionate hospice care both in your home or residence as well as in our center.

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Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Our team offers 24 hour a day, 7 day a week care either your residence or in our Center for Comfort Care and Healing.

Our trained staff offers a range of specialized services for those who need them in addition to pain and symptom control. Speech, physical, and occupational therapies are all options in our customized care programs. Our team is comprised of physicians, RNs, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
Regional Hospice and Palliative Care works with patients and families to manage symptoms and pain to allow the patients a better quality of life. During this end-of-life care, we support both the patient and their families with pain and symptom management that increases quality of life.

Comfort Versus Curative
Patients who have a terminal illness with a prognosis of 6 months or less and families of children who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness may want to consider our hospice care. Our focus with hospice is on the holistic health of the individual in their remaining time. We work to relieve pain and stress while managing symptoms.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Physicians can certainly refer patients in their care. However, anyone, including friends, family, clergy, and home healthcare agencies can refer someone to hospice. If your loved one is located in Washington and needs our services, you can find an online referral form on our site.

Hospice is Affordable
Most private health insurances, Medicaid, and Medicare cover our hospice care.

Home Hospice Care in Washington

Whether in a Washington area home, assisted living residence, or skilled nursing facility, our caring hospice staff will come to you.

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.

Skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities in your area may be in partnership with Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. These partnering facilities provide volunteers who perform a range of tasks for those in our hospice care. They may run errands, stay with you while your caregivers take a break, provide music therapy, or simply be there for companionship.

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Inpatient Hospice Care

If your loved one is unable to be at their Washington home during their final days due to complex or difficult to control symptoms, consider our inpatient hospice care at The Center for Comfort Care and Healing in Danbury, CT. We understand the need for privacy and the space to cope with this difficult time. Our team is always there to answer questions and talk with the patient and family when we’re needed.

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)

Our kitchen is manned by Chef Jonathan LeFebvre who creates delicious meals for patients and their loved ones. If a patient or family member has a particular meal in mind, the kitchen is open to requests.

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Palliative Care for Washington Residents

Washington area individuals who suffer from a serious or chronic illness may want to consider our in-home palliative care program. This program focuses on controlling the symptoms of the illness and can be paired with a curative treatment program.

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

Our Palliative Home Care team consists of experts in pain and symptom management so you will receive the best care in for your symptoms.

In this program, we bring the skilled professionals to our homebound patients in Washington. We work jointly with your physicians to provide individualized pain and symptom management.

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Perinatal and pediatric hospice is available to families whose babies’ lives are expected to be brief or for those whose babies have died during pregnancy. Our staff is able to help you plan memorials and to support you throughout pregnancy and birth.

Our healthcare professionals are able to teach you how to care for your babies at home while giving expert care. We provide families with resources they need for within your Washington community to further support them during this difficult time.

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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We are Here to Support You – Learn More

Since 1983, we have been providing compassionate care to those dealing with a terminal illness. Patients and their families can count on our caring team to help shoulder some of the burdens of this difficult time. If you are in need of hospice or palliative care, please reach out to us.