SERVING EASTERN CONNECTICUT - SINCE 1985

Medical/Professional

Why Choose Us

The Top 5 Reasons why Center for Hospice Care deserves your consideration

1. Comprehensive palliative & hospice care

We are skilled in palliative care for both patients still battling illnesses, and those who have ceased medical treatment.

Our hospice services combine 3 sectors of care - Clinical, Counseling, and Volunteer services - to treat the well being of both patient and family.

2. The Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) team model

Working under the physician’s direction, Center for Hospice Care’s practice model unites five disciplines:

  1. Medical/Clinical
  2. Social Worker
  3. Spiritual Care
  4. Bereavement Counseling
  5. Volunteer

Benefits include:

  1. 24/7 RN availability
  2. “Eyes and ears” for the physician in the home for fewer unnecessary visits and improved communications
  3. Wound care and advanced treatment protocols in home
  4. Coordination of equipment and supplies
  5. 140+ volunteer support

3. 30+ years of experience

  • We were founded in 1985, three years after the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 provided coverage of hospice care for terminally ill Medicare beneficiaries who elected to receive care from a participating hospice
  • We have evolved from a small agency to one of the top 7 largest hospice programs in the state

4. Special Programs

Center for Hospice Care offers programs for patients with a range of special needs, such as:

  • Live Alone, for patients who do not reside with a primary caregiver
  • Expressive Arts, including Pet Therapy, for creative expression of emotions
  • We Honor Veterans, for care, recognition, and respect of servicemen and women
  • Life Review, to capture and preserve the memories of a lifetime
  • Coming to the Senses, for patients with Alzheimer’s and other dementias
  • Sentimental Journeys, to allow patients to revisit special places and environments

5. Not for profit

Our allegiance is to top-level care, not merely the bottom line.

Accreditations

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