The Connecticut Hospice, America’s first hospice, has led the field and the nation in innovating and providing hospice care since 1974. Today, we are the only Hospice service provider in Connecticut with a licensed hospital dedicated to inpatient hospice and palliative care. We offer three levels of inpatient 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.
The 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.
All patients are provided palliative care consultation, including expert-level counseling on disease trajectory, treatment options, goals of care, and advance directives. Hospice enrollment is available to all eligible patients.
We offer an extensive array of symptom management and comfort-oriented measures to patients admitted for medical and palliative care. See our complete listing of medical management measures.
We provide in-patient, compassionate, and comprehensive hospice care to patients whose illnesses and symptoms are too severe to manage at home. Our physicians and advanced practice registered nurses provide intensive care and expert management of pain and other symptoms while maintaining as much alertness and function as possible.
This professional expertise, combined with access to rapid medication and dose adjustment in our unique 52-bed licensed palliative and hospice care hospital allows us to provide nuanced control of pain and quality of life rarely achieved in other health care settings. We view our patients and their families as a single unit of care and use an interdisciplinary team approach to address their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
We offer short-term 24/7 respite care for up to five (5) days in our beautiful waterfront inpatient facility. Respite care helps ease the burden for families and caregivers, many of whom experience periods of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion while caring for loved ones.
Respite care provides temporary relief to caregivers, offering them the opportunity to rest and relax. Respite care has been shown to be beneficial for patients, offering a change in routine, the company of others, and, at The Connecticut Hospice, the ambiance of our beautiful waterfront facility.