Washington, CT Hospice Care

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

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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 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.

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

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. Washington 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

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 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. 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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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 care, please reach out to us.