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Inpatient Hospice Care

Connecticut Hospice provides compassionate, comfort-oriented, and comprehensive inpatient hospice care with the goal of improving quality of life for patients and their loved ones.

The Right Care When You Need It

Many people faced with life-limiting illness only have two options—dying in a hospital or dying at home—however, for people with hospice care options in their area, there is a third choice: to be in an inpatient facility devoted to end-of-life care.

Connecticut Hospice provides inpatient, compassionate, comfort-oriented, and comprehensive hospice care to patients with life-limiting illnesses whose symptoms are too severe to manage at home or in other settings.
Pet visiting Hospice Patient at The Connecticut Hospice

Comfort-Oriented and Comprehensive Care

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. Additionally, we offer spiritual and emotional support for patients and their families, as well as art therapy, pet therapy, reiki, and other therapies.

People who come to Connecticut Hospice for Inpatient Hospice Care, by and large, have chosen it for what they consider to be their final stop, and they want comfort care and loving kindness, as opposed to treatment.

Comprehensive Care

Licensed Inpatient Hospital

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.  Following the hospice philosophy, 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. 

Licensed Inpatient Hospital
Hospice patient in hospital bed at the Connecticut Hospice holding hands with her doctor

What to Know

  • Hospice care is for people facing a progressive, life-limiting illness with an expected prognosis of 6 months or less.
  • A terminal diagnosis by itself is not a criteria for inpatient hospice care; you need to have uncontrolled symptoms that cannot be safely managed in another setting.
  • 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. 

What to Consider

  • When choosing care options for yourself, or a loved one, consider what is your (or your loved one’s) own vision for a good end of life. 
  • Do you wish to continue treatment up to the very end of life?

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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