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About Us

Connecticut Hospice has set the standard for home and inpatient hospice care from our waterfront, Branford hospital, since 1974.

We Are America’s First Hospice

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In 1974, Connecticut Hospice became America’s first hospice. Since then we have continued to set the national standard for home and inpatient hospice care and have become a leader in palliative care.

We currently employ over 200 people and collaborate with over 50 Connecticut hospitals, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and home care providers.

Our History

Our Mission

The mission of Connecticut Hospice, Inc. is to provide quality, compassionate and competent hospice and palliative care to patients suffering from irreversible illness, and to members of their families. Care shall be interdisciplinary in nature, allow for family decision-making and participation in care, and shall seek to enhance the quality of life for as long as life lasts.

Accreditations and Awards

Joint Commission’s “Advanced Palliative Certification.”

Edward R. Loveland Memorial Award from The American College of Physicians

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation

Member fo the National Association for Home Care and Hospice

A Focus on Patients
Not Profits

Our non-profit status reflects our commitment to patient and family-centered care.

We respect the diversity and dignity of our patients and families and provide experienced, compassionate support and clinical care, 365 days a year.

Comprehensive Care

The Only Hospice Hospital
in Connecticut

Our 52-bed inpatient facility is a licensed hospice and palliative care hospital providing 24/7, expert symptom and pain management in a beautiful waterfront setting.

We have the only dedicated inpatient hospice hospital in Connecticut.

Inpatient Care

Patient and Family Centered Care

Every Patient at Connecticut Hospice Receives:

  • Customized plans-of-care prepared by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, art and music therapy specialists, and volunteers
  • Flexible care that enables patients to transition from our home care to our inpatient programs
  • Pain management and symptom control with fewer emergency room and hospital admissions
  • Registered nurse visits and on-call support by specially trained physicians
  • Social work, pastoral care, arts, and bereavement support for patients and their families at no extra cost.
Patients & Caregivers


Check out our answers to frequently asked questions.

Please Support Us

As a not-for-profit, we depend on generous donors to help us provide customized services and therapies that aren’t completely covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance. 

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

Donate  Online

Contact Admissions

Admissions may be scheduled seven days a week.
Call our Centralized Intake Department: (203) 315-7540.

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