Welcome to Regional Hospice

We are honored to care for our patients and their loved ones through the death and dying experience and take great pride in ensuring the transition is peaceful and comfortable.

The majority of our care is in the community, supporting patients and their loved ones caring for them. We support families with home health aides, medical equipment/ supplies, chaplains, social workers, an assigned RN case manager, trained volunteers, pain/symptom management, and unique to Regional Hospice, gentle massage and sound healing. In 2015, we opened our residential Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury that offers concierge-level, 24/7 care. We are also partnered with Nuvance Health to provide hospice services at Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk Hospitals.

We support families with multi-discipline services: home health aides, medical equipment/supplies, chaplains, social workers, an assigned RN case manager, trained volunteers, pain/symptom management, and unique to Regional Hospice, gentle touch massage and sound healing.

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We Provide Holistic Care

Hospice provides a holistic approach to care, recognizing that every patient and their loved ones are unique individuals with unique needs. We focus on:

Physical Comfort: We prioritize patient comfort by offering supplemental treatments and therapies such as meditation, gentle massage, sound healing, reiki, pet and music therapies. Our expert nutrition and medication management ensures that patients receive the highest quality care.

Emotional Support: Our compassionate and highly trained staff and volunteers are dedicated to offering emotional support for both patients and their loved ones, providing a safe space to express their feelings and concerns.

Spiritual Care: Our spiritual care team provides guidance and support for patients and their loved ones, while respecting and embracing their personal beliefs and values.

We are a non-profit organization:

Our mission is the driving force behind everything we do and our primary focus is on providing compassionate, patient-centered care to individuals and their loved ones facing the challenges of terminal illness, regardless of their financial circumstances. Benefits to being a non-profit include:

Patient-Centered Care: Every decision we make, from staffing to resource allocation, is guided by our commitment to delivering the highest quality care and support tailored to each individual’s unique preferences and goals.

Accessibility to Care: We are able to offer financial assistance and flexible fee structures to ensure that cost is never a barrier to receiving the support our patients and their families need during this challenging time.

Community Support: We rely on the generosity of local community donors, volunteers, and community partners to be able to do the sacred work we do. This support not only helps us fulfill our mission but also creates a network of compassionate care that extends far beyond our walls.

Transparency and Accountability: Our nonprofit status means that we are accountable not only to our patients and their loved ones but also to the communities we serve, ensuring that every dollar donated is used wisely to further our mission of compassionate end-of-life care.

Center for Comfort Care & Healing.

In 2015, we opened our residential Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury that offers concierge-level, 24/7 care. We are also partnered with Nuvance Health to provide hospice services at Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk Hospitals. 

When to Consider Hospice Care?

Choosing hospice care earlier rather than waiting until the last moments of life can make a significant difference in the overall experience of the patient and their loved ones. Benefits of early hospice care include:

Personalized Care: Starting hospice earlier allows for better planning and the development of a care plan that aligns with the patient’s goals and preferences.

Enhanced Quality of Life: Patients can receive pain management, symptom control, and emotional and spiritual support that enhances their overall wellbeing and comfort.

Support for Loved Ones: Having a dedicated hospice care team providing support allows loved ones to focus on spending quality time with the patient rather than being overwhelmed by caregiving responsibilities.

Increased Comfort: Hospice care offers supplemental therapies such as gentle touch massage, meditation, sound healing, aromatherapy, reiki, and pet therapy, which can significantly increase comfort and relaxation.

Serving Greater Danbury & Connecticut, New York and Beyond

Whether in your home, at an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, or at our home, the Center for Comfort Care & Healing, Regional Hospice provides exceptional, convenient hospice care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our team of physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aides and trained hospice volunteers follow customized, individual care plans designed to meet each patient’s needs for pain management and symptom control and special services such as speech, physical and occupational therapy. Please see the towns we serve for more information.


Nonprofit Agency with a Nonprofit Philosophy

We are proud to be the first – and to remain the largest – nonprofit hospice in Western Connecticut.  Every donor dollar raised goes back into providing patients with the highest quality end-of-life care.

Compassion, Peace and Dignity
Symptom and pain management that allow end-of-life patients to achieve new goals and improve their quality of life.

Comfort Versus Curative
Consider hospice when there is a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less, (a disease that has run its normal course) or if a child is suffering from a life-limiting illness.

A Doctor’s Referral is Not Necessary
Anyone may request hospice care. A patient may be referred by a hospital, clergy, family, friend or other home care agency and will be admitted under a physician’s direction. An online hospice referral can be conveniently completed through our site.



Hospice is Affordable

Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurances.


Two Hospice Options from One Respected Nonprofit Provider

Since 1983, Regional Hospice has been providing caring, end-of-life services to our Connecticut community. We have successfully helped thousands of patients live out their remaining days in the comfort of their own home or nursing care facility with peace and dignity while supporting their families emotionally and spiritually.

Additionally, after years of careful consideration and planning, we built Connecticut’s first and only, state-of-the-art, private suite hospice center – our Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury, Connecticut.

We are not only proud of our decades-long reputation for superior in-home hospice care, we are also honored to be able to welcome you into our home as well.


Your Choice of Hospice Care


Our Comfortable Hospice Care Center

Not a single detail was overlooked in building our Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury, Connecticut. Here you’ll find 24/7 care including emotional, spiritual and family support.

Twelve private suites, each with their own balcony, can accommodate family sleepovers. The Center also has a professional chef, spa and salon services, a chapel, child and teen rooms, beautifully landscaped grounds, gardens and a playground. Please view our Center for Comfort Care & Healing to learn more and see how beautiful our facility is.

Care for Our Youngest Patients
Hospice care for babies and children meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of families who have a child diagnosed with a terminal condition. We are there throughout your child’s end-of-life journey and through your and your loved ones’ process of grief and loss.

Healing Hearts Program for Grief & Loss
Bereavement support and counseling are core services we provide to families and significant others. Learn more about the many complimentary services offered through our Healing Hearts Program.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable environment where all individuals are valued and respected. We believe that diversity enriches our experiences, strengthens our teams, and drives innovation.

We are committed to:

  • Embracing and celebrating diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, and socioeconomic background.

  • Promoting equity by identifying and addressing systemic barriers to ensure fair treatment, access, and opportunities for all members of our community.

  • Fostering an inclusive culture where every voice is heard, valued, and empowered to contribute to our mission and goals.

Through ongoing education, engagement, and action, we strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment that reflects the diverse perspectives and talents of the people we serve and employ.

Patients and Their Loved Ones Share Their Stories

For the past four decades, Regional Hospice has compassionately supported patients and their loved ones affected by life-limiting illnesses. Through our in-Home and Inpatient Hospice Care as well as our related grief and caregiver counseling, spiritual wellness, outreach and education, our mission is to create human connection and honor each patient’s unique end of life journey. Listen to some of our patients and their families share their experiences with our in-home and inpatient Hospice Care.

Patient Stories

We invite you to spend a moment with our patients and their loved ones as they share their Regional Hospice journey.  We help to create human connection and honor each patient’s unique journey. And in the process, we hope to change the conversation about hospice.  

We are blessed when we can lend a helping hand, a soft shoulder and a caring heart as patients, along with their friends and family, create lasting end-of-life memories.  

It’s our honor to share some of their stories with you.

Remembering Sarah

The film Grace + Gratitude documents the end-of-life journey of Sarah Livesey, who died at age 46 in the Center for Comfort Care & Healing.

A Journey of a Loving Marriage

Pat Martinsen loved life—and colorful zinnias, a flower that symbolizes endurance, friendship and remembrance. Her beloved husband, Bob, remembers her here. Married for over half


On Seeing Signs

A typical sign that people associate with death is the red cardinal. A common folklore saying has reached many grievers, “When a cardinal appears in

Alex and Fran

You Have Everything You Need

When Frances Guardi arrived at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing, her life – at the end of life – changed for the better.

A Connection to Abbe

In memory of his wife, Abbe, Fred Tesch had a beautiful fountain installed at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing. The sound of the