Expert-level pain and symptom management
Intensive, accessible, and compassionate counseling on disease trajectory, treatment options (from the most aggressive to comfort only), and likely outcomes
Information on and documentation of advance directives; counseling on assigning a health care representative and electing a “Do Not Resuscitate” order
Management of physical and/or mental Illnesses (e.g. medical management of pneumonia, or treatment for anxiety over a life-threatening diagnosis)
Unlike many other facilities, The Connecticut Hospice palliative care doctors are board-certified in palliative care and other specialties. In addition to providing the highest level of clinical care, our interdisciplinary care teams provide an extraordinary level of social, emotional, and spiritual support.
We engage and empower patients and families as we develop customized care options that respond to each patient’s particular needs.
Our practitioners visit patients in their homes to provide consultations about their palliative care. These consults help patients understand their prognosis and treatment options, address conditions not managed by specialists, and empower them to choose care in keeping with their goals and values.
Our unique 52-bed, licensed, inpatient hospital in Branford allows our patients the option of inpatient admission for rapid control of symptoms and medical management that can’t be accomplished at home.
The beautiful waterfront facility provides a degree of personalized comfort, rare in conventional inpatient settings.