SERVING EASTERN CONNECTICUT - SINCE 1985

Hospice & Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Palliative Care

If you have a life-limiting illness such as heart or lung disease, dementia or cancer, our palliative care program offers you a specialized treatment option that combines advanced management of pain and symptoms, with enhanced quality of life for you and your family.

Our goal is to optimize your quality of life because every moment matters.

How can our Palliative Care program help you?

On the front lines of a serious illness, you need answers, relief, expertise, and support. Our highly skilled Palliative Care Team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, dieticians, and pharmacists.  Working as an interdisciplinary team, they can provide you care that is uniquely suited to your needs, including:

  • Expert treatment and compassionate care for pain and symptoms.
  • Clear information about your healthcare options and guidance in your choices.
  • Collaboration with your primary doctor to maximize communication and coordination of care among your healthcare providers.
  • Emotional and spiritual support to you and your family.
  • Help in navigating the healthcare system.
  • Coordination of care in your home – wherever you call home.

When should you consider Palliative Care?

Our Palliative Care Program can help at all stages of a life-limiting illness – but it is best when introduced early in your care.

  • You can receive treatment for your disease AND palliative care at the same time.
  • You can receive palliative care in the hospital or at home.

How do you get Palliative Care?

To begin palliative care:

  • Speak to your primary care doctor or to the hospitalist
  • Ask them to provide you a consult to our program

Who pays for your Palliative Care?

If you have Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance, it may pay for your care if certain criteria are met.

But in the hospital or in your home, we will provide you palliative care, even if you are un- or under-insured, and unable to pay.

We believe:

  • you deserve to be informed of your options for treatment and care.
  • you have the right to choose the care you want to receive.
  • you deserve to be free of pain and distressing symptoms.
  • you and your family deserve quality of life.

Accreditations

  • Accreditations and Certifications:
  • We Honor Veterans
  • Hartford Courant Top Places to Work 2014
  • Hartford Courant Top Places to Work 2015
  • Hartford Courant Top Places to Work 2017