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Connecticut Hospice

Providing Quality, Comprehensive, and Compassionate Care for Patients and Their Families Since 1974

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Celebrating 50 Years Gala

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Please join us for a waterside evening of food, drink, and entertainment under the stars Celebrating 50 Years of Hospice Care.
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Established in 1974, Connecticut Hospice is America’s first hospice. To this day, we continue to set the national standard for home and inpatient hospice care in CT, and have become a leader in palliative care, as well. 

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Hospice Hospital and Palliative Care Hospital in Branford, Connecticut

Our non-profit, waterfront, licensed inpatient hospital is located in Branford, CT. We provide quality, compassionate, and competent interdisciplinary hospice and palliative care to patients suffering from irreversible illness, and to members of their families. 

Our experienced, skilled, and caring staff allows us to offer comprehensive inpatient and home care services to eligible patients. We collaborate with more than 50 Connecticut hospitals, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and home care providers.

Inpatient Hospital

Flexible, Customized Plans Palliative and Hospice Care

Connecticut Hospice engages and empowers patients and families to develop customized plans that respond to each patient’s particular needs and help them live life as fully as possible.  Offering care where it is needed, whether that be hospice care at home, palliative care at home, continuous care at home, or palliative care or hospice services at our waterfront inpatient hospital.

Learn more about our comprehensive support, including medical and emotional care, such as bereavement support and complementary therapies.

Flexible Care
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New Haven County, CT Community Connections

Deep connections to the greater New Haven county community, and financial support from generous donors allows us to marshal community resources to help deepen support and keep care costs as low as possible.

About Us

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About Us

Our Care Services

Our comprehensive approach to hospice and palliative care is delivered by a medically directed, nurse-coordinated, interdisciplinary team, which consists of hospice and palliative board-certified physicians, nurses and pharmacists.

Care Services

Hospice Care

Compassionate, comfort-oriented care to people facing a progressive, life-limiting illness with an expected prognosis of 6 months or less.

Hospice Care

Palliative Care

Appropriate for all stages of serious illness, starting at diagnosis. Palliative Care empowers the patient to make informed choices that are best suited to their unique needs.

Palliative Care

Respite Care

Temporary relief to caregivers, helping to ease the burden for families and caregivers. We offer short-term 24/7 respite care for up to five (5) days at our inpatient facility.

Respite Care

When is the right time for hospice or palliative care?

Hospice and Palliative care are most beneficial when they are provided for months rather than weeks or days. If you're not sure whether you or your loved one are ready for hospice care, this list of signals might help.

Decision Help

Contact Admissions

Inpatient Hospice Care, Inpatient Palliative Care, Home Hospice Care and Home Palliative Care Admissions may be scheduled seven days a week. We invite referring physicians, patients, families and authorized caregivers, and other health care professionals to call our Centralized Intake Department at: (203) 315-7540.


For Professionals

Healthcare Professional who would like to learn more about our care services, medical measures, referral network, education and training; please click the button below.

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Become a Volunteer

Become a volunteer and work alongside Connecticut Hospice staff members in our Branford in-patient facility, and in homes across Connecticut.

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Careers at Hospice

Connecticut Hospice offers opportunities for growth that include a range of clinical and administrative positions ranging from compliance & risk management to registered nurses to assistant directors of home care.


Please Support Us

Please make a gift to help us sustain the highest standard of care.

As a not-for-profit, we depend in part upon generous donors who understand that unlike our for-profit competitors, we provide customized services and therapies that aren’t completely covered by Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance. We strive to go above and beyond the standards set for hospice care, and your generosity allows us to do so.

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