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Westport, CT Hospice Care

From 1983 to now, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is mission-oriented in providing comfort and compassion for those with life-limiting illness and loss. When you work with us, we can provide in-home or in-patient hospice, located in Danbury, CT. Also including palliative care and pediatric care to patients and their families throughout Greater Westport. We promise to give kindness, peace and respect to your loved one in need of end-of-life care, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Do you have a question? Reach out, we can help.

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.

Palliative Care

Specialty medical care and treatments so Westport patients can live comfortably relieving them from the symptoms and pain that come with advanced illness. By doing this, we can help provide a better quality of life​.

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

The Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been providing has been since 1983 and includes kind, end-of-life services to our Connecticut community. Many patients live out their remaining days in the comfort of their own home or nursing care facility with peace and dignity due to our services while we support their families emotionally and spiritually.

We’re proud to announce that after years of consideration, we’ve constructed Connecticut’s first and only, state-of-the-art, private suite hospice center. This is our Center for Comfort Care and Healing in CT.

We are privileged to have a decades-long reputation for exceptional in-home hospice care. We now have the privilege of welcoming you into our home as well.

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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 and Palliative Care.

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 and Palliative Care. 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.

fully furnished room

Palliative Care for Westport Residents

The services of our Palliative Home Care Program includes medical care and treatments of various specialties allowing people to live more comfortably being relieved of the symptoms and pain of an advanced illness.

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

Palliative Home Care should be considered for those with serious or advanced illness. This service integrates experienced pain and symptom management, occasionally in conjunction with curative treatment. This lets us provide the highest quality of patient care. 

Our Palliative Home Care Program works in combination with physician care while letting patients actively seek specialized treatments. This program is intended for homebound patients with a skilled need and is particularly helpful when symptoms are difficult to control.

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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We are Here to Support You – Learn More

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care 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.