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Connecticut Hospice is stepping in to take patients displaced from overcrowded New Haven area hospitals.
Most of these patients will probably be in the last few days or weeks of life, but we will step up to help wherever we can. Many of you perhaps do not realize that we hold an acute-care specialty hospital license, as well as hospice and home care licenses. You also may not know that Connecticut has the fewest hospital beds per person among the New England states, and among the lowest in the country. That ensures that our 52 beds will be important in the fight against COVID-19.
Help us keep our staff safe and healthy. Your donation will help purchase; masks, gloves, thermometers and scrubs
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, and have become a leader in palliative care, as well.
Our non-profit, waterfront, licensed inpatient hospital is located in Branford, Connecticut. 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.
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, whether that be at home, or at our waterfront inpatient hospital.
Learn more about our comprehensive support, including medical and emotional care, such as bereavement support and complementary therapies.
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.
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.
Compassionate, comfort-oriented care to people facing a progressive, life-limiting illness with an expected prognosis of 6 months or less
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.
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.
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.
Healthcare Professional who would like to learn more about our care services, medical measures, referral network, education and training; please click the button below.
Become a volunteer and work alongside Connecticut Hospice staff members in our Branford in-patient facility, and in homes across Connecticut.
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 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.