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.
The Connecticut Hospice Difference
- Comprehensive palliative and hospice care in your home or in our beautiful in-patient facility overlooking the Long Island Sound
- Experienced, compassionate support and clinical care for patients and their families from diagnosis through active treatment and beyond
- Interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, clergy, artists, and volunteers that work together to help each patient and their family achieve optimum quality of life
- Flexible plans of care that enable patients to move back and forth between our home care and in-patient services as needed
- Physician house calls; experienced nurses available to speak personally by phone with patients and their family to answer questions at any time of day
- Evening and weekend admissions to our in-patient facility if needed, for our home care patients