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Hospice Care Explained

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice provides compassionate, comfort-oriented care with an emphasis on pain management and symptom control for individuals with terminal illnesses, as well as spiritual and emotional support for patients and their families.

Hospice care brings an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual leaders, trained volunteers and other disciplines to improve quality of life and offer counseling on end-of-life decisions, care, and communications.
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Who is Hospice Care For?

Hospice doctor with hand on the shoulder of a patient in a hospital bed

Connecticut Hospice provides hospice care to people facing a progressive, life-limiting illness with an expected prognosis of 6 months or less.  For in-patient hospice, patients must also have symptoms that cannot be safely managed in an alternative situation.

Patient and Family Focused

Sick Elderly man in bed being visited by his grown daughter and son.

We view our patients and their families as a unique, single unit of care and use an interdisciplinary team approach to address their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. 

The Connecticut Hospice Difference

We provide comprehensive and compassionate hospice care to patients in our own unique waterfront 52-bed licensed hospice and palliative care hospital, as well as to patients in their own homes, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals.

Connecticut Hospice prides itself on a caring, passionate, and experienced staff who work with patients and families to manage symptoms, relieve suffering and achieve the best possible quality of life through a flexible, customized, comprehensive plan of care.

Our hospice programs provide interdisciplinary, coordinated care that includes:
  • Expert, board-certified physicians, APRNs, and medical care experts
  • Comprehensive pain management
  • Other Healthcare Professional Visits
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Expressive arts therapies
  • Supplies
  • Family services
  • Social Work
  • Dietary consultation
  • Respite care
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Family services
  • Social Work
  • Dietary consultation
  • Respite care
  • Bereavement counseling
We offer flexible hospice and palliative care options which enable patients to seamlessly move back and forth between our home-based and inpatient services over the course of their illnesses.

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

Learn More About our Hospice
Home and Inpatient Care Options

Care Services

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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