Westport, CT Hospice Care

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

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Home Hospice

Hospice care in your Westport home, assisted living residence, or skilled nursing facility available for any terminally ill patient, non-discriminatory of age with health, emotional and spiritual support. ​

Inpatient Hospice

Connecticut's only state-of-the-art private suite hospice center belongs to Regional Hospice and includes amenities, gourmet meals, accommodations for families, care and therapies for your loved one. Located in beautiful Danbury ,CT.

Pediatric Care

We give support and compassion to families with babies and children diagnosed with a terminal condition with prenatal and pediatric hospice care. You can expect our full support you through the whole experience. ​

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 Westport?

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. Westport 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

Wherever you decide to receive our services, whether it’s in your Westport home or facility, or at our home, the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, you can expect superior and helpful, hospice care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Regional Hospice.

The staff of our facility, including physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers will all follow individualized care plans made specifically or each patient’s needs for pain management and symptom control. This plan includes special services like speech, physical and occupational therapy.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity

During this difficult time, we will always be there to support you and your loved ones by you by being compassionate, peaceful, and treating you with the dignity you and your family deserve. Our work includes symptom and pain management so end-of-life Westport patients can achieve new goals with an improved quality of life.

Comfort Versus Curative
We recommend considering hospice with the presence of a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less (including a disease that has run its normal course) or a child that is suffering from a life-limiting illness. We want to ensure the highest quality of life during final portion of your loved one’s time.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
There are no specifics to people who can request hospice care. A referral can be completed online through our website by a hospital, clergy, family, friend or other home care agency. The patient will be admitted under a physician’s direction.

Hospice is Affordable
You won’t have to worry about cost because hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurances, so you can give your loved one high-quality care.

Home Hospice Care in Westport

No need to worry about travel because Home Hospice Care comes your home, assisted living residence or skilled nursing facility.

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.

Your hospice care may include hospice Care in a skilled nursing/assisted living facility under contract with Regional Hospice. Trained volunteers who are available to give caregivers a break, provide companionship, run errands, or share special skills including music and integrative/complementary therapies.

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Inpatient Hospice Care

For end-of-life care, if your Westport home is not the most viable option, let us know what would make you and your loved ones the most comfortable. Our Center can give patients and their families the most superior quality hospice care away from their home. We also acknowledge their personal needs while treating them as an individual in our Inpatient Hospice Center located in Danbury, CT.

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)

Whatever food you like to have, we can create a gourmet meal you will be sure to love. Chef Jonathan LeFebvre and his kitchen staff are always taking requests. They have become cherished members of our staff because they know food is a comforting universal language.

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Perinatal & Pediatric Care

When you work with our Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice Programs, you can expect us to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support for Westport families whose babies have been diagnosed with a terminal condition or have died. We will support families with every step of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance.

Pediatric & Perinatal Hospice care is comprised of visits by expert perinatal healthcare professionals, instruction in caring for babies at home, and support of other community 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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Regional Hospice has mission to provide comfort and assistance for those with life-limiting illness. We have been helping and support families and their loved ones in Westport since 1983. Please contact us today so we can assist you.