Watertown, CT Hospice Care

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

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Home Hospice

Regardless of age or illness, home hospice care will provide patients with compassion, peace, and dignity.

Inpatient Hospice

While our staff cares for your loved one, your family may stay in our comfortable on-site accommodations, allowing you to spend your time focusing on the one you love.

Pediatric Care

Families who are grappling with a terminal illness of a child or baby can expect a compassionate health, emotional and spiritual support during this time. Our services are offered regardless of age to Watertown residents.

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 Watertown

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. Watertown 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.

Volunteers

Why Choose the Regional Hospice Center

Regional Hospice is dedicated to giving our Watertown patients and their families care and comfort. Our team will provide personalized care and support to help live out remaining days happy and pain free.

In addition to pain and symptom control, our skilled staff can provide special services such as speech and occupational therapy when needed. Each patient has unique needs and we work to meet those. Our team consists of many professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides, and trained volunteers.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
The team at Regional Hospice believes patients deserve to spend their end-of-life pain free and with dignity. We offer a respite to family caregivers and allow patients peaceful time to cherish with their loved ones.

 Comfort Versus Curative

Our team aims to give the highest quality of life to you and your loved one during final portion of their time. With a prognosis of six months or less, managing symptoms and pain can improve one’s quality of life.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Hospice care is available to anyone and everyone who is considering it without a doctor’s referral. A patient is able to be referred by a hospital, clergy, family, friend or other home care agency and will be admitted under a physician’s direction. You can use our online hospice referral as well.

Hospice is Affordable
Regional Hospice is committed to providing quality care for everyone. Most private health insurances, Medicaid, and Medicare cover some or all of the costs of hospice care.

Home Hospice Care in Watertown

Whether you are located in a Watertown home, assisted living residence, or skilled nursing facility, our home hospice care team 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.

Through our Hospice and Care center we offer various volunteer opportunities. Volunteers who love to spend quality time with patients, run-errands, and share special skills with patients. Volunteers are the heart of our company and provide more options of companionship and form special bods with our patients.

Family in park

Inpatient Hospice Care

If your Watertown home is not the most comfortable option for end of life care. Our Center for Comfort Care and Healing is a home-like setting with around-the-clock, compassionate care. We understand how precious your final days are with your loved one and give you the privacy you need to spend them together. Our lovely facility located in scenic Danbury, CT offers love and care for you and your loved one.

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)

At our Center, we understand proper nutrition is important. With our in-house chef, Jonathan LeFebvre, he is dedicated to making it delicious as well. His kitchen staff works hard to provide warm and enjoyable meals for our patients, including open requests.

fully furnished room

Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs accompany families throughout the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance. Our center offers emotional, physical, and spiritual support for families from Watertown.

Our skilled pediatric and perinatal health care professionals will be available for perinatal care and advice on caring for your newborn at home. Our team can also recommend resources within the Watertown community to help you in 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

Regional Hospice is devoted to providing compassion, peace, and dignity for people and families in Watertown suffering from life-limiting illness and loss . We are here to help and support families and their loved ones in their time of need. Please contact us.