About

The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. Difference:

  • Answers to any questions you may have — whenever they arise. At The Connecticut Hospice, a nurse is always available to speak personally with you, any minute of any day. Call us.
  • Our extraordinary palliative treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and stress while providing comfort and quality of life. (see “Services”)
  • Comprehensive attention to patients and their families’ needs; from diagnosis through active treatment and beyond.
  • An expert medical team with a 98% satisfaction rating from patients and families; including more specialty nurses offering more care hours.
  • Innovative services statewide for home care including optional palliative hospital visits (should you need more aggressive symptom control) and returning you home again.
  • Resources and services to help, even if your illness has taken a financial toll. We care for patients with little or no insurance.
  • Providing optimum quality of life for patients and families, through the Hospice team approach.

June 2006 035About the Connecticut Hospice

The Connecticut Hospice inaugurated hospice care in America in 1974. Since then, it has been the beacon and teacher of the growing hospice movement throughout the nation, and beyond.

The Connecticut Hospice addresses physical, spiritual, social, and emotional needs of patients with advanced irreversible illness, and their families. Such care is provided regardless of diagnosis and as long as the Hospice level of care is needed by the patients.

Hospice care is provided in the home, or inpatient setting by a medically directed, nurse-coordinated, interdisciplinary team, and continues throughout the period of bereavement.

Hospice does not take a narrow view of complexities of the needs of patients with an irreversible illness and their families. While the control of physical pain and other physical symptoms is the central and primary concern for caregivers, it is not the only priority. The patient with an irreversible illness experience an array of emotional, spiritual, social and financial problems. The rationale for Hospice caregiving is that it is impossible for any one discipline to provide the range of services required. Through the team approach, Hospice helps patients and families attain optimum quality of life.

When You Need It… Where You Want it!

  • First Hospice facility in America; 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  • Revolution 1974 / Evolution 2018
  • Palliative, supportive, and hospice care for anyone with a serious illness
  • Connecticut Hospice doctors, nurses, social workers care for patients, families and loved ones as a single unit
  • Expert, compassionate bedside nursing
  • Interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, clergy, artists, and volunteers work together to help each patient and family resolve difficulties surrounding serious illness
  • Beautiful, serene campus and in-patient facility overlooking the Long Island Sound
  • Evening admissions to Hospice, if needed, for our home care patients
  • Flexible plans of care that enables patients to move back and forth between our home care and in-patient services
  • Physician house calls
  • Pet therapy