BRANFORD – Peter Simoni of East Haven has fought cancer for nine years and receives regular visits from a nurse and home health aide from Connecticut Hospice. Dr. Joseph Sacco, the hospice’s medical director, has also stopped by.
Peter, of the Legendary Peter, Paul & Mary, Board Member, along with the Chairman of the Board, Captain Williams, dedicated Sun 1 Wing for future palliative care patients and their families. Town of Branford First Selectman, Jamie Cosgrove, said how proud he was that the first palliative and hospice programs started in Branford, at The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. Years ago, the First Selectman noted that Peter had sung for his grandmother when she was lying in and he touched his heart.
In making his remarks, he called Connecticut Hospice, arguably the best and putting emphasis on all the work The Connecticut Hospice does, both at the hospital-hospice and at home in palliative and hospice care.
Before leaving, Peter kissed the forehead of a dying patient, whose young 12-year old daughter took him by the hand to his bedside. He lovingly kissed the young daughter on her forehead and she hugged him. These acts of kindness were met with tears by the patient’s wife and the little one.
Peter’s concert followed-up on the beautiful article that appeared in the New Haven Register noting that, “Connecticut Hospice’s Palliative Care Program, known as Stand By Me, would be widely available in home care.”
Attended by 10 patients in their beds and 150 staff, volunteers and students, Peter’s concert made everyone happy with his folk music of “Puff the Magic Dragon”, “Leaving on a Jet Plane”, “This Land is My Land, This Land is Your Land.”
Peter said he is at home here and the most amazing moments of his life were spent here with his mother when she was a patient. Peter said he spent every moment here, even sleeping over the many nights, because he could see that his mother was in the most capable, compassionate care of the hospice nurses who he considers angels.
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Since 1974, The Connecticut Hospice has offered the highest quality, personalized hospice care to residents across Connecticut, plus a variety of support services to their families and caregivers.
America’s first hospice, recognized nationwide for clinical excellence, The Connecticut Hospice provides care at home, in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and at a premier inpatient facility on the shore of Long Island Sound in Branford. Inpatient level of care is also available at Norwalk hospital.
Stand By Me, our NEW unique Palliative Home care program, offers care to individuals continuing life-prolonging treatments (for instance, chemotherapy, radiation, dialysis, etc.). Your plan of care will be custom-designed by our interdisciplinary team to meet your individual needs at home, and will provide continuity of care should your needs or setting change.
Our team of professionals concentrates with the goal of maintaining quality of life through management of pain and other symptoms.
We invite the public to join The Norwalk Team on Saturday, June 17th for a special seminar the “Stand By Me” at the Norwalk Seventh Day Adventist Church
You can also view us on a special Cablevision New Channel 12 Our Lives program from Saturday June 17th through June 20th, 2017 at the following times:
June 17th Saturday 5:00am
June 18th Saturday 11:30am
June 19th Sunday Midnight and 4 pm
June 20th Monday Midnight