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For Healthcare Professionals

Highest Quality Care

Since 1974, Connecticut Hospice has worked with hospitals, health systems, and doctors and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest quality, personalized palliative and hospice care to patients across Connecticut, including support services to their families and caregivers. Today, we are the only Hospice service provider in Connecticut with a licensed hospital dedicated to inpatient hospice and palliative care.
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When and Where We're Needed

We care for people at any stage of a progressive or acute illness, from the day of diagnosis, through active treatment, to end of life.

We provide hospice home care to patients at home, in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and in hospitals throughout Connecticut. We provide inpatient hospice care in our own 52-bed licensed hospice hospital on a 14-acre campus on the Long Island Sound in Branford, CT.

Patient Referral

Over the past 40 years, Connecticut Hospice has worked closely with doctors and healthcare providers and earned a reputation for delivering the highest quality of hospice and palliative care to patients and their families. Our admissions and intake staff are available 24/7 and can be reached by calling 203-315-7301.

They will explain and coordinate the admission process with you, your patient and authorized family members or caregivers. Admissions may be scheduled seven days a week.

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Patient Eligibility for Care

Patients who have an acute, life-limiting illness with a prognosis of 6 months or less and are no longer seeking treatment are eligible for hospice care.

Patients who have progressive or acute illnesses with a prognosis greater than 6 months, and who are still receiving conventional care, are appropriate candidates for palliative care.

As a Medicare-certified hospice, Connecticut Hospice and its programs qualify for Medicare Hospice Benefit. In addition to Medicare and Medicaid, many insurance companies cover palliative and hospice care. 

Learn more about benefit coverage for our care programs.

Paying for Care
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Home and Inpatient Care Options

We can provide care wherever and whenever your patients need us. Our medically-directed, nurse-coordinated, interdisciplinary hospice care teams and flexible plans-of-care enable patients to move back and forth between our home-based services and inpatient facilities over the course of their illness.

This flexible approach helps patients and their families to choose the location of care that will best support their medical condition and quality of life.

Care Services
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Inpatient Palliative Care

Sometimes acute illnesses and their treatments generate pain and other symptoms, and side-effects that cannot be adequately managed in a patient’s home. Connecticut Hospice is uniquely equipped to provide prompt and effective palliative care because unlike any other hospice provider in Connecticut, we can immediately transition patients in crisis to our own licensed hospital. 

Our inpatient facility offers an alternative to emergency room or conventional hospital visits and enables your care-team to provide higher levels of medical and palliative care interventions including rapid medication and dose adjustments to address symptoms and alleviate pain. 

Inpatient Palliative Care

Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Medical Measures

Comfort-oriented medical management measures are available to all patients.

Inpatient Medical Measures
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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.

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Contact Admissions

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

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